|In this class students are introduced to abstract and realistic painting, pointillism, cubism, impressionism, optical illusions, pop art, sketching instruction, still life, portraiture, diagramming face parts, mixing “values” of a color, contour drawing, patterns, positive and negative space, book-making, sculpture, printmaking, and spatial relations. They learn about techniques used by well known artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Keith Haring, and Georgia O'Keefe, and little known artists. Projects take 2-4 weeks to complete. New projects are introduced each year and no project is repeated for at least 2-3 years. Children are encouraged to create art that is an expression of themselves. Each class includes a snack, group discussion, and exploration of related literature.