04 September 2014

Planning For Co-op Classes


Tomorrow our homeschool group begins our fall co-op classes and we are all looking forward to them!  We've been enjoying co-op classes for quite a while now and they have become one of our favorite things about homeschooling (you can read more of my thoughts on co-op-ing here).

And--because it's a co-operative--I usually try to teach at least one class a year, if at all possible ...although assisting in the classes and hanging out in the 'moms' lounge' is certainly fun, too.

This year I'm getting back to the subject of one of my favorites of the co-op classes I've taught.  I'm titling this one, Exploring Great Artists: a study in appreciation and application.  It's for grades 4th-6th.

To find inspiration for this class I've been busy perusing all of those amazing links I've got pinned on my Homeschool: the arts Pinterest board.  There are so many great resources out there for art studies!

For this class we'll be studying four great artists and then doing an art project in each of their styles.  I can't wait!  I love doing art projects!

We'll be learning all about:

  1. George Seurat and pointillism with a project done in this manner
  2. Jean Dubuffet and textured painting with this project
  3. Jackson Pollack and splatter painting with something like this
  4. Alexander Calder and kinetic sculpture with a project similar to this 
I'm really excited about this class and can't wait to get in there and create some art along with the kids!

Talk to me!  If you are a homeschooler, do you participate in co-op classes?  

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