High School Art (16+)

High School Art Class Description:

FIRST VERSION:  High School Sculpture 0 Credit What is sculpture? What are the techniques I need to know in order to make an objectively excellent sculpture? What are the tools I can use to make a sculpture? These are the three general questions your child will learn the answers to over the course of the year. Your child will learn four different methods of making a sculpture: building up a low relief sculpture, casting from a mold, using plaster and wire to build a sculpture, and carving a form out of wax. They will learn about the tools, methods, and the different elements of sculpture, including proportion, plane, continuity and more. My hope is that by the end of the year your child will be able to tell you: how they made their sculptures, whether a sculpture is objectively well crafted and make the distinction between their feelings about a piece of art and whether the piece was executed well. This course will have an online component where they will watch a few video lectures explaining the basics of sculpture and showing technique demonstrations. These lectures are intended to give the students more studio time in class without cutting out necessary course content. Students will only need to spend about 5-10 minutes a week watching these tutorials. This course requires internet access and the ability to spend 10 minutes every week outside of class on the course.

COST: $100 + $35 supply fee

SECOND VERSION: High School Sculpture & Design .5 Credit What is sculpture? What are the techniques I need to know in order to make an objectively excellent sculpture? What are the tools I can use to make a sculpture? These are the three general questions your child will learn the answers to over the course of the year. Your child will learn four different methods of making a sculpture: building up a low relief sculpture, casting from a mold, using plaster and wire to build a sculpture, and carving a form out of wax. They will learn about the tools, methods, and the different elements of sculpture, including proportion, plane, continuity and more. My hope is that by the end of the year your child will be able to tell you: how they made their sculptures, whether a sculpture is objectively well crafted and make the distinction between their feelings about a piece of art and whether the piece was executed well. This course will have an online component where they will watch a video lecture and complete a brief homework assignment. That will be turned into me online. This course requires internet access and the ability to spend 48 minutes every week outside of class on the course.

COST: $150 + $35 supply fee

THIRD VERSION: High School Sculpture, Design & History 1 Credit What is sculpture? What are the techniques I need to know in order to make an objectively excellent sculpture? What are the tools I can use to make a sculpture? How has sculpture changed over time? These are the four general questions your child will learn the answers to over the course of the year. Your child will learn four different methods of making a sculpture: building up a low relief sculpture, casting from a mold, using plaster and wire to build a sculpture, and carving a form out of wax. They will learn about the tools, methods, and the different elements of sculpture, including proportion, plane, continuity and more. My hope is that by the end of the year your child will be able to tell you: how they made their sculptures, whether a sculpture is objectively well crafted and make the distinction between their feelings about a piece of art and whether the piece was executed well. This course will have an online component where they will watch a video lecture or two and complete a homework assignment, essay or quiz outside of class that will be turned into me online. This course requires internet access and the ability to spend 3.1 hours every week outside of class on the course.

COST: $200 + $35 supply fee

Bio: Anna Taubel – Art  I was born and raised in the Twin Cities. In my younger years I was homeschooled and later graduated from Chesterton Academy. After graduation I pursued further studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where I met my husband, and later transferred to Inver Hills Community College, where I completed an AFA and an AS. My formation in art includes classical drawing and painting, as well as sculpture and pottery. I have taught art at All Saints Co-op, around the metro area, and in Rochester MN since 2016. I teach first through twelfth grade art incorporating classical and current techniques creating a well-rounded art experience. This year I am offering middle school and high school courses at All Saints Co-op. “Society needs artists… artists have their unique place. Obedient to their inspiration in creating works both worthwhile and beautiful, they … enrich the cultural heritage of each nation and of all humanity.” -Pope John Paul II. My courses are designed not only to help students view art from a catholic perspective, but also to show them the flaws in common art philosophies and to teach them why they are flawed. If students develop a greater understanding of art as a whole and all the different philosophies that go into it they will be able to more easily combat fallacies in art when they go out into the world. I am excited to come back to All Saints Co-op! The students bring so much joy to my life!