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What resources have you used for setting up a AP Art History Course for your student? Thinking of using Khan Academy, some Practice Exams, and something that teaches writing for art history. Has anyone done notebook with this subject? TIA for sharing your ideas.
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This is really long (I'm sorry). Thanks in advance for any ideas/replies. My 6th grader wants to major in Fine Arts -specifically painting/drawing-type stuff. I have a degree in Biology and never even took Art, so I am completely clueless. I think I need some kind of long-term plan and it sounds like she wants to have Art as a major subject on her high school transcript. She is REALLY good (I'm not just saying that because she's my kid). She can draw portraits of people and it actually looks realistic. She's trying to learn how to paint portraits. She's got paint out and mixing it to figure out skin tones. She probably spends a couple of hours every day sketching or trying to teach herself something. Art has been a major part of her day since she was about 6-7. She's able to look at paintings and tell me "it's a Matisse", etc. She is mostly self-taught. Even if she's watching TV, she'll grab a piece of paper and sketch the face of the person on TV. I had her in art classes for a couple of years at an art school, but she wasn't learning anything. It was basically an expensive art playdate. So, last winter, I pulled her out of art classes and started private lessons with an art teacher. The lady is actually teaching her where she's at as far as ability...and she's improving, but these lessons are very expensive. Also, there are no peers. She could probably hold her own in a high school art class. I don't know if I can find another class that meets her ability level + age. Would it sound weird if I tried to get her in a high school level class somewhere? :confused: If not, I'm going to keep shelling out for these private lessons... She does really well in a class with other kids and she likes real feedback about her artwork. I'm also very confused as far as a plan for junior high/high school. She tried Artistic Pursuits a few years ago and absolutely hated it (she cried). Outside art classes have been lack of technique/not learning anything. Does anyone have a kid with an art focus in high school? What did high school look like? Thank-you if you made it this far! I am obviously very confused.
I have a 7 year old who loves drawing and painting. I believe this is a strength for her. How do I nurture and help strengthen this skill? We live in a small town (although there is a college here) so there are not a lot of options for art classes. There is a once a week painting class where you can trace a picture on canvas then paint it. It's $25. Will this help her or is it pointless? She has a Draw Now book that she loves. Any other resources or suggestions on how to help her? Thank you!