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Homeschooling Art Classes:

Class attendance will be limited! Please call to register (609) 399-7628

5th & 6th grades

TAB – Teaching for Artistic Behavior

5th & 6th grades

Instructor: Karen Abraham

$60 per student, plus $5 supply fee

OCAC membership required ($15 student, $35 family)

6 Wednesdays 12:30pm-2pm

Begins January 12, 2022

The TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) studio students will be given the opportunity to explore a range of media and learn specific 2-D and 3-D techniques. Just as artists do, children will take responsibility for generating their own ideas by gleaning inspiration from the world around them, weekly demonstrations, and other artists. Each class will feature lessons focused on drawing skills, watercolor techniques, weaving options, or collage styles. In this studio, young artists will paint, draw, sketch, design, weave, sew, and glue as they bring their unique ideas to fruition.

3rd & 4th grades

Inspiring Creativity through Picture Books

3rd & 4th grades

Instructor: Amanda Pedano

$60 per student, plus $5 supply fee

OCAC membership required ($15 student, $35 family)

6 Wednesdays 12:30pm-2pm

Begins January 12, 2022

Starting the lesson with a story read from a grade appropriate picture book. Students and teaching artist will talk about the author/artwork/content. A discussion will be had based on the applicable art project. If the art project is pertaining to the artistic style, focus student's attention to the art. If it is the content, focus on the content. Each week, a different book and a different project. Picture books for older students still hold a lot of appeal and developmental benefits. These are just a few of the benefits of pictures books for older students:

1) Visual literacy. “Reading” pictures is often a crucial first piece to comprehension. In pictures books, students look at the illustrations and use critical thinking skills to see how they fit with the story.

2) Higher reading level. Although simple, picture books often include vocabulary at a higher reading level. In contrast, chapter books contain fewer pictures, but the vocabulary is often simple and the plots are predictable.

3) Expand horizons. Picture books open the world to students by exposing them to vivid illustrations of other lands and cultures (fiction and non-fiction).

4) The Reason behind the rhyme. Those rhymes may seem simplistic to us but this focus on sounds helps students learn letter sounds and blending.


Book and project examples, but not necessarily books for the sessions (Teaching Artist can adapt the projects based on age and skill level):

-“The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires

Build something out of selection of things (open to trade?) cover with stocking and paint. Sometimes things don't work as planned. Find things we do like.

-“In a Jar” by Deborah Marcero

Make a snow globe or sensory bottle. Talk about being able to be in touch when far away (a lot like during COVID)