ART PROGRAM FOR TEENS

Levels & Skills

LEVEL 1

  • An introduction to pencil and colored pencils

  • Enjoys drawing from life

  • Can draw simple shapes and an interest in drawing more complex shapes

  • Draws a single animal: dog, cat, or horse

LEVEL 2

  • Begins painting with acrylic, sketches with pencil

  • A complex understanding of specific shapes

  • Begins to scenes, buildings, beginning understanding of perspective

  • Begins to use charcoal if desired

LEVEL 3

  • Begins to work with watercolor and gouache

  • Understands shading with pencil and colored pencils

  • Self Portrait

  • Overlapping colors and a solid foundation of color theory

  • Begins to use pastels if desired

LEVEL 4

  • Begins working with mixed media pieces, pencil and watercolor/ gouache

  • Interested in complex scenes, town, zoo, park

  • Interest in larger landscapes

  • Good sense of color mixing

  • Figure drawing, understanding of muscles and body proportions

LEVEL 5

  • Complex understanding of all materials, watercolor and gouache, pencils and pastels

  • Creating a complex scene with multiple figures

  • Understanding of shading and lights/ darks

  • Can use Oils if desired