Elementary Curriculum



The Red curriculum is an art class that is broken into four main parts: Nature Crafts, Crafts, Animal Adventures, and Make A Masterpiece. 

First, Nature Crafts focuses on animals and nature, presenting a number of craft projects in various art mediums that include pottery, mosaics, and a number of other unique projects that teach students all about the natural world. Second, Crafts introduces students to a variety of different crafts and gives them history as well as experience for all the projects in each area. Third, Animal Adventures is all about animals. It explores different regions and habitats through projects that include painting, drawing, and crafts. Finally, Make A Masterpiece covers eight famous artists and introduces students to their different styles and techniques.


Yellow is broken into the four main groups: Nature Study, Drawing and Painting, Crafts Around the World, and Perspective drawing - Building Boats and Bridges. 

First, Nature Study looks at plants, animals, and the weather.  This section has students involved in projects that incorporate a number of mediums including pottery, colored pencil, pastels, and more. Second, Drawing and Painting  gives students a strong introduction to several types of drawing and painting, teaching them all about the different tools and techniques involved in each one. Third, Crafts Around the World gives students a global art perspective and introduces them to the art forms specific to each region studies through projects that allow them to experience the different styles.Finally, Perspective Drawing is all about perspective drawing and teaches students how to draw, design, and build on different scales and from all angles.


Blue is broken into: Drawing and painting, Pottery, Famous Painters, and Fine Crafts. 

First, Drawing and Painting gives students an overview of drawing and painting and goes through tools, techniques, and projects that further enhance their skills. Second, Pottery is an introduction to pottery using many hand building techniques and learning to use the wheel in a variety of products. Third, Famous Painters provides an overview of great painters and their styles and techniques. Finally, Fine Crafts takes students through a variety of crafts from felting and weaving to papaermaking and mosaic designs.


Orange is broken in the four categories: Drawing and Painting, Art History, Animal Adventures, and Textiles.

First, Drawing and Painting gives students a chance to experience a range of drawing and painting that includes working with pastels and charcoal. Students complete projects to further their mastery of these skills. Second, Art History gives students an opportunity to learn more about art history, the artists, and their work through different time periods. Third, Animal Adventures uses different mediums to explore different animals, their behaviors, and their habitats. Students will work in watercolor, sculpture, colored pencil, and more as well as building research and presentation skills. Finally, Textiles gets students involved in all aspects of textiles. Students will be able to try several types of weaving as well as screen printing, batik, quilting , and different dying techniques.


The Green curriculum is broken into: Drawing - People, Faces, and Places, Art History - Renaissance to Present, Painting, and Pottery, Painting - Acrylic and Watercolor, and Pottery.

First, Drawing focuses on teaching students to draw portraits and perspective drawings. Second, Art History gives students an art history education that follows artists and their work from the renaissance to the present. Third,  Painting gives students an introduction to watercolor and acrylic painting as well as teaching them different techniques within the two mediums. Finally, Pottery is focused on the techniques of hand building and getting proficient on the wheel. Students will complete projects that further their goals and create useful and beautiful clay objects.


The Purple curriculum is broken into: Drawing - Advanced Pencil Drawing Techniques, Architecture History,  Oil Painting, and Stained Glass.

First, Drawing goes deeper into pencil drawing and gives students a focused look at a range of techniques to advance their drawing education, Students will work on a number of drawings that utilize these techniques. Second, Architecture History gives students an introduction to architecture history and has students complete a range of projects that focus on designing, building, and drawing. Third, Oil Painting gives students a detailed study of oil painting and teaches them a number of techniques which they apply in a number of painting projects throughout the course. Finally, Stained Glass gives students the opportunity to design and create several stained glass pieces throughout the course while teaching all techniques from start to finish.


High School Curriculum

The high school curriculum is split in to each grade 9th-11th. 

The 9th grade course is a full 16 weeks on acrylic painting and is designed to give students a thorough education in acrylic painting through a range of projects and techniques to build skills and confidence.

The 10th grade course has a oil painting focus and students will receive an in-depth oil painting education over a 16 week semester. Through various projects and techniques, students will gain a higher level of skill and understanding in this medium. 

The 11th grade course is oil painting focus and is designed to give students a more focused approach to oil painting through allowing them to choose on the three subjects: landscape, portrait, or still life. They complete three large paintings over the course of the semester within that subject.

Senior Portfolio 

When students enter their final year of high school, I work with them to develop a final portfolio encompasing their years of study. 

For More Information

Please reach out to me for more information regarding high school curriculum. As students enter into high school, they often have a clear idea of which medium they want to focus on. I work with many of my high school students on an individual basis to design a plan of study tailored to their interests. Areas of study can include drawing and painting mediums as well as a full spectrum of crafts.