The Prometheus Academy - Art - Drawing and Watercolor (Middle School)
Sharing the fire of learning
This class focuses on learning to draw and painting with water soluble paint. We will look to the work of other artists for inspiration and learn proper terms. Drawing is a skill that can be learned, and we will draw with different mediums during the year. Elements of art and composition are taught as students continue to improve.
The beginning of the year is focused on improving drawing skills. Before learning to paint, it is important to understand color theory, color mixing, and application. Students are taught how to use gouache to achieve both a transparent and an opaque effect.
Students are given a list of supplies to purchase, and are required to bring them each class period.
I will supply anything needed otherwise.
Students can bring a smock to wear in class, if they desire.
Students will not need the gouache set, watercolor pad, or any paint brushes other than the bamboo brush until a few months after school starts.
Some supplies may need to be replenished during the year.
A few additional items will need to be purchased before the Spring Semester begins.
|Supplies Needed at Start of Classes|
|23"x26" sketch board||Sketch book 9"x12"||Drawing pad 9"x12" (50 sheets)|
|Bamboo brush||Mixed media pad 9"x12" or 11"x 14"||Pencils: HB [H, F], 2B, 4B, Ebony|
|Charcoal pencils 2B||Vine charcoal, soft||Compressed charcoal, 2B or 4B|
|Ballpoint pens||Fine point pen, 2.0||Cup for water|
|Palette||12" ruler||Tortillons (stump)|
|White eraser||Kneaded eraser|
|Supplies Needed after a Few Months|
|Large white gouache||9"x12" watercolor pad||Gouache set, 24 colors|
|½" Wash brush||1" Mop brush||#6 Filbert brush|
|#4 Round brush|
Heather studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. While attending college, she worked as a periodontal surgical assistant. She married after college and had two children, who attended a private school at which Heather ended up teaching high school Art. After 10 years of teaching there, she moved on to another private school to teach the same subject for another four years. Once her second child reached the 6th grade, she decided to quit teaching and home school her son. Heather has been teaching at home and making art ever since.