Art Classes with an Eco-Friendly Twist!

pexels-photo_Paint_Web_250pxIn May, Pakachoag is offering two exciting art classes for students in elementary and middle school that are designed to promote understanding of the world around them and facilitate artistic expression through age-appropriate drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques. Stewards of the Environment focuses on exploration of renewable energy, and Gardens of Eden explores the life cycle of plants.

Stewards of the Environment

Explore renewable energy and conservation themes while learning painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques.
Mondays, May 2, 9, 16
4:30 PM – Grades 1-4, 5:30 PM – Grades 5-8
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Gardens of Eden

Examine the life cycle of plants through painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques.
Tuesdays, May 3, 10 & 17
4:30 PM – Grades 1-4, 5:30 PM – Grades 5-8
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Cost
$20 per child for three 50-minute sessions

Location
All classes will be held in the Hex Room.
Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA
508-755-8718, office@pakachoag.org

 


Program Descriptions

Stewards of the Environment

Week one: Drawing
Students will be able to:
1. Identify ways in which we can affect our impact on the environment in a positive manner.
2. Produce a drawing of an active conservation possibility using #2 and colored pencils.
3. Techniques used to include Perspective Orthographic Projection, Vanishing Point, Aerial View

Week two: Painting
Students will be able to:
1. Define Hydropower and describe its use for creating energy in our society.
2. Use watercolor paint to depict a landscape scene showing flowing water being used to create renewable energy.
3. Techniques introduced will be watercolor wash, stippling, and alternative perspective methods using the horizon.

Week Three: Sculpture
Students will be able to:
1. Define molding, additive, and reductive sculptural methods.
2. Produce a sculptural work using self hardening clay to produce a three-dimensional sculpture of a conservational occasion.
3. Techniques include the aforementioned methods which will be used to create Electric Vehicles, Wind Powered Vehicles, Wind Turbines, Dams, of Imaginary structures.

 

 Gardens of Eden

Week one: Drawing
Students will be able to:
1. Understand the connection between seeds and germination in botanical contexts.
2. Using #2 and colored pencils, students will illustrate germination, growth, and maturity as it applies to plants.
3. Technique will be to create a Storyboard showing successive panels of the growth process.

Week two: Painting
Students will be able to:
1. Select a specific climate in which to show a mature botanical scene.
2. Use watercolor to produce a flowered garden, prairie, tropical, desert, mountain, of imaginary scene.
3. Techniques employed to include watercolor wash, stippling, and alternative perspective methods using the horizon.

Week Three: Sculpture
Students will be able to:
1. Understand the resultant harvesting of produce.
2. Using modeling clay,produce a full grown plant or plants that is at its peak of maturity.
3. Technique will include additive sculpture with the use of clay tools and water to attach leaves, flowers, and fruits.

 


About the Instructor

Phillip McGaw majored in Art and Urban Life at Springfield College and is licensed to teach grades K-12. He has taught K-12 art for over 10 years, most recently at Grafton Middle School and Oxford Elementary School. Mr. McGaw’s experience in printing comes from his work as Manufacturing Director for Pearson Educational Publishing.