ART - PHOTOGRAPHY -  DESIGN

Canvas Art

Teacher: Rhonda Cooper


This class focuses on using mixed mediums this year such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, paper, glue, etc. Semester goals are 1 oil painting, 1 oil and acrylic combo, and one additional canvas. Bringing an extra large shirt to wear over your clothes is recommended as things could get a little messy! Classes are strictly limited to 8 students each, so please register early!


Canvas Art Level 1: Ages 7-10


Canvas Art Level 2: Ages 11+

Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester 

 

(Materials fee includes: 1 paint and brush set for students to keep; 1-2 canvases (there will be a $5 charge for each additional canvas); other art and cleaning supplies, and more.)

Advanced Canvas Art

 

Teacher: Rhonda Cooper


This class is designed for students who have taken canvas art in the past and are ready to move into more detailed work. Students will focus on 1 to 2 projects, giving attention to technique and fine details. 


 Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
 Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
 Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester

 

(Materials fee includes: 1 paint and brush set for students to keep; 1-2 canvases (there will be a $5 charge for each additional canvas); other art and cleaning supplies, and more.)

*This class must be approved by the art teacher before you can add this to your schedule.

Foundations in Drawing

(Ages 11+)
 

Teacher: Melanie Kidder

This is a one year course that focuses on mastering the skills to draw anything that can be observed. For much of the year, we will be using Betty Edward’s Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain for the beginning exercises and drawings in order to help students draw what they see, instead of what they think they see. The first semester we will focus on contour drawing (slow, in-depth drawing), then practice some gesture drawing (quick sketching), before touching a little on value (crosshatching) and color. The semester will end with a project incorporating all the techniques learned. The second semester we will learn more about value, color, texture and pattern before learning perspective and portraiture and doing a larger project in each. Over the course of the year, we will use such drawing media as chalk and oil pastels, charcoal, watercolor pencils, graphite and perhaps ink.


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee:$25 Per Student Per Semester

Advanced Drawing

(Ages 12+)

 

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Teacher: Melanie Kidder

Span of Class: Curriculum covers 1 year and does build, but students can do only 1st or 2nd half with teacher permission.
 

In this class, students will revisit many of the aspects learned in the Foundations class with greater depth. The initial emphasis will be on drawing people and portraits both slow and detailed and also quick, capturing action. Students will be drawing each other as well as volunteer models. They will learn to find the planes of the face and understand the features more anatomically, for stronger, more lifelike drawings. We will also look at landscapes, going outside to do both quick sketches and more detailed drawings, using a variety of marks. Additionally, students will learn how to create mood with value and color. Perspective drawing will be touched on, looking at dramatic views such as three point perspective and the creation of deep space. Along the way, students will learn the importance of composition and creating a pleasing design. They will create cut paper story collages as the basis for strong narrative drawings, learning how color and design convey meaning.


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee:$25 Per Student Per Semester

Basic 3D Design

(Ages 12+)

Teacher: Jonathan Ludwig


This course will cover basic technical drawing, idea mockups using origami and 3D paper models. There will also be a number of class exercises using Lego bricks to learn basic design techniques.


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester

Creating after the Creator: Art through the Seven Days of Creation

(Ages 6-9)

Teacher: Melanie Kidder


This class will explore different art media through the story of Creation. Each project is inspired by a day in the creation of the world. We will begin by reading the account together and making connections as we discuss it. This will help students engage in the process and recognize each project as a way of worshiping our Creator God and offering the work of our hands to Him. Some of the media involved are watercolor, fabric collage, crayon rubbings and etchings, metal embossing, etc. For example, when we do Day 2, the separation of sea and sky, we will make a watercolor sampler to explore color and different techniques of watercolor before they each do a sea and sky painting. Along the way, I will take time to explore the basics of drawing and composition with them. All materials will be provided.


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester

Digital Photography- Basic Techniques

(Ages 13+)

Teacher: Shea Whaley

 

I teach the students how to frame an image and use exposure, F/stops, shutter speeds, lighting techniques, white balance, and depth of field to create a stunning image.  The class is designed for students who have little to no experience with using an SLR camera, but this course could also be used as a refresher course for someone looking at perfecting skills.  Students would need a SLR digital camera to make the course worthwhile.

 

Materials Student Needs to Bring to Class:  SLR digital camera 


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $20 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: No materials fee

Adventures in Printmaking

(Ages 8+)

Teacher: Melanie Kidder

The methods of printmaking in this class are simple enough for even elementary students to grasp, but the final results are as sophisticated as the designer wants to go. Students will keep a sketchbook for working on drawings and designs. We will talk about the sources for inspiration, basic drawing ideas and composition, which is important for any design. Sometimes students will add back into the prints with drawing or painting media. We will begin with the untapped potential of the humble potato print, and move on to other relief prints, mono prints, dry-point etching, and silk screen. Though we will begin ideas in class, students will need to spend some time working on designs at home, so we have sufficient time in class to complete the printing process. All materials, including sketchbooks will be provided.

  


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25.00 Per Student Per Semester

Bezalel School meets on Tuesdays             9:30 a .m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

Beech Grove Baptist Church
1519 Topside Rd, Louisville, TN 37777

We are not affiliated with Beech Grove Baptist Church, but we truly appreciate them letting us use their wonderful facility.

Bezalel is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization

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