BIO     Katie has been an artist most of her life. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated in 1997 from the University of Alabama with a Fine Arts degree in ceramics and metal casting. In Birmingham, she taught workshops in metal casting to young artists in middle school through college and beyond. She worked with inner city kids in after-school art programs until she moved back to Orlando. It was there that she began freelance work with award winning interior designers to create custom interior finishes for their clients. Over the last 2 decades Katie has also been Creative Director for a Bridal Accessories company, taught art classes in her home and in their homeschool community, restored antiquities, renovated houses and raised babies.    She and her husband, Brett, have been married for 19 years and have two awesome kids. When their son asked to be homeschooled while attending first grade at a public school, they listened and prayed A LOT. They are now 10 years into their homeschooling journey and have never looked back. Gods’ ways are always greater and much more fruitful than our own.    In 2017, she and her family moved to Murfreesboro to be closer to their extended family. They attend The Experience Community Church and are loving their new city.

BIO

Katie has been an artist most of her life. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated in 1997 from the University of Alabama with a Fine Arts degree in ceramics and metal casting. In Birmingham, she taught workshops in metal casting to young artists in middle school through college and beyond. She worked with inner city kids in after-school art programs until she moved back to Orlando. It was there that she began freelance work with award winning interior designers to create custom interior finishes for their clients. Over the last 2 decades Katie has also been Creative Director for a Bridal Accessories company, taught art classes in her home and in their homeschool community, restored antiquities, renovated houses and raised babies.

She and her husband, Brett, have been married for 19 years and have two awesome kids. When their son asked to be homeschooled while attending first grade at a public school, they listened and prayed A LOT. They are now 10 years into their homeschooling journey and have never looked back. Gods’ ways are always greater and much more fruitful than our own.

In 2017, she and her family moved to Murfreesboro to be closer to their extended family. They attend The Experience Community Church and are loving their new city.

Junoir High Fine Arts

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name:  Katie Hestla

Course Name:  Junior High Fine Arts

Required Text:  None

The teacher will utilize the book Understanding Art by Lois Fichner-Rathaus, but purchase is not necessary

Art Fee:  $50/Year (This will include most materials for the different projects that we tackle throughout the year.)

Minimum Number of Students:  6

Maximum Number of Students:  15

Course Description/Outline/Objectives: 

First and foremost, this class will be fun and full of creative art projects. It will allow each student to explore their individual artistic side and it’s for everyone: those who love to draw every day and those who don’t THINK they’re creative, but love art anyway! In this class students will learn about the 4 strands of Art Education: Art Appreciation, Art History, Art Production and Art Critiques.

Art Appreciation is observing all the qualities that comprise a great work of art. We practice this by learning about the basic elements and principles of art and design, time period of the piece, style, medium and techniques used. Our goal is to gain a further understanding and hopefully an admiration or greater regard for art.

Art History will teach us about the importance of art in cultures throughout the world. We will discuss how visual art reflects the time in which it was created, and how different art “movements” were born out of the historical events of their day.

Art Production will allow us to create our own unique pieces of art. We will explore a variety of media including painting, oil & chalk pastels, pen & ink, carving & printmaking, 3-Dimensional design, and so much more. We will study and practice the elements and principals of design through color, perspective, technique, and theory. All lessons will allow students to explore and develop their own creativity through exposure to a variety of materials and techniques.

Art Critiques will give us practice in analyzing, interpreting, and making a judgment about given works of art both verbally or in written format. This will be handled in both a constructive and positive way.

Just a little FYI: Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skills. My hope is to improve each students’ motivation, technique, personal expression, confidence and teamwork skills… all while having fun creating!

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework:  2-3 hours

Recommended Grade Level:  5th-8th

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