MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ASSOCIATION

                      OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Art Classes

                                                                     ART CLASSES

We are so excited to be adding an elementary, middle, and high school art program to our association this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course)  

Course: Elementary Art
Grade Level: K5 - 4th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) 
Cost: $40 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): None. Supply list: sketchbook (at least 9 X 12), watercolor artist paper (at least 9 X 12), paint brushes (several sizes in round and flat), Pentel oil pastels set (at least 16 colors or more), Prang watercolor paint set (at least 16 colors),  Pentel colored pencil set (at least 12 count), eraser, pencil sharpener and several #2 pencils. You can find these supplies for reasonable prices at Michaels Arts and Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Dollar Tree stores. 
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Swann


Course: Middle School Art
Grade Level: 5th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $45 per month per child + $35 registration fee 
Book: NoneSupply list: sketchbook (at least 9 X 12), watercolor artist paper (at least 9 X 12), paint brushes (several sizes in round and flat), Pentel oil pastels set (at least 16 colors or more), Prang watercolor paint set (at least 16 colors), Pentel colored pencil set (at least 12 count), Master's Touch Acrylic Paint set (18 piece set), eraser, pencil sharpener and several #2 pencils. You can find these supplies for reasonable prices at Michaels Arts and Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Dollar Tree stores.  
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Swann


Course: High School Art Appreciation
Grade Level: 9th -12th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $55 per month per child + $45 registration fee 
Book: Art in Focus ISBN # 0078685451. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN number matches. Supply list: sketchbook (at least 9 X 12), watercolor artist paper (at least 9 X 12), paint brushes (several sizes in round and flat), Pentel oil pastels set, (at least 16 colors or more), Prang watercolor paint set (at least 16 colors), Pentel colored pencil set (at least 12 count), Master's Touch Acrylic Paint set (18 piece set), eraser, pencil sharpener and several #2 pencils. You can find these supplies for reasonable prices at Michaels Arts and Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Dollar Tree stores.  
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Swann


*Mrs. Swann will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary."


Course Description


Elementary Art (K5 - 4th grade)

This course will give students the opportunity to learn technique while creating their own individual styles. Students will also explore color, line, value, and much more and have the opportunity to draw from life, as much as possible, while improving on their learned skills by observing the world around them. After all, we can think of our beautiful world as one big canvas created and painted by the magnificent hands of God, Our Master Artist. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on oral/written tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered. 



Middle School Art (5th - 8th grade)

This course will expand on art technique while applying the information to a wide variety of media and projects. Students will cover many styles of art throughout the year. Color media will be used to explore line, tone, spatial relationships and perspectives, shapes, lighting, and more. Creativity will be encouraged and an emphasis in portfolio building will be introduced. This class is aimed to prepare students for high school art while giving room to grow in their own styles. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.



High School Art Appreciation (9th - 12th grade)

This course will focus on art history lessons combined with a studio art component. Students will have the opportunity to study and research a variety of famous painters from history while learning how to emulate these styles from the past. This class will properly assist students in performing master studies building on technique and various media will be utilized to help us accomplish this goal. Students will be encouraged to build on their creativity while stocking quality portfolio pieces. Portfolio guidance for art school bound high school students will be offered as well. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.



*Here at M.H.A.C., we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*