Middle School Art (12-13)

Middle School Art Class Description: What is drawing? What are the techniques I need to know in order to make an objectively excellent drawing? What are the tools I can use to make a drawing? These are the three general questions your child will learn the answers to over the course of the year. Your child will learn two different methods of drawing. They will first trace the outline of an image and shade it in using the 2D sighting method. Then they will learn to use the 2D sighting method to copy an image. Projects will be completed using graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and chalk pastel. They will learn about the tools, methods, and the different elements of drawing, including perspective, value, hue and more. My hope is that by the end of the year your child will be able to tell you: how they made their drawings, whether a drawing is objectively well crafted and make the distinction between their feelings about a piece of art and whether the piece was executed well. All work will be completed in class and there will be no homework assignments.  

COST: $100 + $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!