Teens Art Course

Age Group

12 - 15 Yrs

Term

Jul - Sep

Sessions

8

Available Classes

About this Course

The program for the Teens class consists of promoting different approaches towards art, namely: still life, imaginative, landscape and seascape, abstract art, creating a poster and copying from a picture, with a particular importance in portraiture and human anatomy.

Although it would be a benefit if students have been attending for art lessons at a younger age, students can still sit for their O-Level if this is the first art course they will attend. Students need to apply a minimum of TWO years prior to their MATSEC examination so they will have ample time to prepare their coursework and work on their project.

Classes are made up of small groups to ensure individual attention. This will help each student to feel supported and valued, and also feel comfortable in a secure and friendly environment.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, students will be:

  • Prepared to sit for their MATSEC Art O-Level (both for students who have Art option at school, and also those who will be sitting as private candidates.)

 

  • Supported to build and compile their own coursework, which they will need to submit as part of their O-level.

 

  • Guided as they work on their project, as part of their O-Level. They will be helped to choose an appropriate subject which they feel comfortable working in, both as a theme and as a composition.

 

  • Expected to practise at home in order to strengthen the skills they have acquired in class. This will highly reflect in their coursework, project and general artistic skills. This work will be brought to be given feedback from tutor.

 

  • Keep having the opportunity to explore and experiment with different media and surfaces.

 

  • Enhance their artistic concepts, including: the colour wheel, primary and secondary colours, complimentary colours, colour tones, blending, light and shadow, proportion, juxtaposition and shape and form.

 

  • Grow familiar with different artists and different movements of art, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism and Modern Art. Reproductions of existing artwork are not allowed to be handed in as part of the O-Level portfolio. Thus, students will be encouraged to produce authentic artwork by researching, and then producing sketches and personal written anecdotes inspired by different works of art. 

Students' Work

Materials Required

  • Drawing book A4 regular
  • Drawing book A3 regular
  • Drawing book A4 textured paper (white/ ivory/ beige for pencils)
  • Drawing book A3 (thick acrylic or watercolour paper- minimum 250gsm)
  • Pastel paper pad A4 (this pad is of higher grams than regular paper, as it provides texture which is required for soft pastels. Ideally choose a pad with different coloured paper, such as white, ivory, grey and light brown. If you don’t manage to find this, you can buy just one pad with the colour of your choice.)
  • Pencils (a set ranging from HB to 8B)
  • Small box of willow charcoal sticks 
  • Putty rubber
  • Blending tool
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil colours of artists quality (set of 24)
  • An assortment of paintbrushes (either as an assorted pack or if bought individual you can buy the following- FLAT: size 16, 14, 10, 8; POINTED:  size 6)
  • Acrylic paints (black, white, red, blue, yellow, cyan, light green, magenta, orange)
  • Set of 12 oil pastels
  • Set of Aquarelle pencils (water-soluble pencils- set of 24)
  • Set of watercolours (set of 12 or 24, either as tubes, individual pans or a whole palette.)
  • Black permanent fine-tip pen (double-pointed with a fine tip and a thicker tip) 
  • Set of 12 chalk/ soft pastels (these can be half stubs)

Students on this course are not given the option to use materials from the class, as they will be requested to practise at home and have all the material with them when sitting for their O-Level.

As an artist and educator, I am passionate about inspiring creativity and nurturing the artistic talents of others. With over eighteen years of experience in both creating and teaching art, I bring a unique perspective to the classroom, blending my own artistic journey with a strong dedication to helping my students explore and express their creative potential.

Fuel Your Child's Creative Journey

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