I believe that it is vital for children and youth to be involved in the arts. It contributes to their success in school, builds self confidence, and improves the following developmental skills: Motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, and much more! I am offering private art and piano lessons in the Utah Valley area.
I teach the following methods and skills in my art classes:
-Comprehension of basic drawing skills and abilities, such as perspective
-Knowledge of the way colors react together
-Understanding of the way that light and dark areas create a pattern, especially in drawings and paintings (Chiaroscuro)
-Accuracy of drawing when focusing on lines and shapes while sketching
-Lots of fun art-based activities!
-Will be sent home with a starter kit of supplies after the first class, which they will use for the remainder of classes.
In higher levels of the class, they would understand the following important styles and how they have influenced our society: Abstract Expressionism, Idealism, Impressionism, Op Art, Pop Art and more. Students will create fun pieces of art that reflect these styles to add to their portfolios.
I am also teaching musical theory for beginner pianists. I have a small list of books that the students will need after our first week of lessons, and I test out a few key principles to see what level they require. I will keep track of their progress on a chart they will take home after each lesson and also to keep track of their weekly assignment. If a family doesn't have access to a piano for practicing on, I am happy to allow them to come before their next lesson for a "lab" where they can work on their homework.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions. Thank you!