Track G Descriptions

Figure Study in Art: Learn about gestural drawings and how to draw proportion

This Figure Study class is the perfect fit for any artists that want to up their game and learn a little more about drawing from real life. During this class students, lessons will include in-depth coverings into learning about gestural drawing, figuring out how to draw proportions, and combining your observations with creative thoughts and ideas to create unique and interesting art pieces! Students will be introduced to these topics through viewing examples of art pieces, engage in guided discussions, and participate in hands on activities, all working on building up their understanding before ultimately applying it to creating unique and amazing art pieces! Students will create many different art pieces and working with different medias during our class time. So roll up our selves, and get ready to become a master artist!   

Supplies needed: white paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers, black pen, pencil/eraser, water color, tape (masking or painters if possible), a little oven bake clay (2 or 3 small bricks max), magazines or something else students can cut images from (news paper inserts, adds, etc), scissors, and glue

Wilderness: Survival Skills in the Great Outdoors

All living creatures need certain things to survive. Some of these things include food, water, air, and space. Students will explore how to survive using the skills and knowledge everyone should know before venturing out into the outdoors. Students will learn about general wilderness prep and hiking safety, using water and fire to survive in the great outdoors, and some of the best technology available to navigate and conduct citizen science.

The Human Immune System

When bad microbes (germs) invade our bodies we have an automatic defense called the Immune System. Where inside of us is it? What part do white blood cells play? How does the immune system know what's a bad germ and what's not? Why do we get sick sometimes but are immune other times? Let's find out together!

Supplies needed: Something to write on. At least 10 pieces. Preference is index cards or note cards, but paper is fine. Does not matter if the cards or paper have lines or not. Cards or paper should not have any pictures, words, or colors on them. A hand-held dry erase board with dry erase markers and a way to erase / clean the board also works. Something to color with: markers, crayons, colored pens, colored pencils, or other. Type does not matter as long as student has at least 3 different colors that work on the cards / paper.  Dry erase markers with hand-held dry erase board also work.