Hands-on Art

Advisor: Rachel Bertsch

This year students will explore art movements from the mid 1800’s to art being created today in the 21st Century. The class will be digging into war times and how artists and their art were influenced by such tragic events in these times. Students will  also learn how art influenced these times as well. As with all Mrs. Bertsch’s previous art classes, students will spend the first quarter learning the basic techniques of drawing; these skills will be important for the rest of the year. (Please note that even if you have taken Mrs. Bertsch’s classes before, she strives to have new projects each year to keep students engaged and improving their skills). In the 2nd quarter students will do more 3-dimensional projects, working with clay and creating upcycled junk art projects. Third quarter students will begin painting with watercolors and dry pastels, and the last quarter is dedicated to painting.

Materials fee - $30 (pay to Rachel LucasStudents will also need to purchase the following materials to start classes. Additional materials will need to be purchased for each quarter’s:

  • 5 by 8.8 inch or larger sketch book (spiral bound preferred and no larger than 9 x 12 inches)
  • 9 x 12 inch pad of fine art drawing paper with perforated edges (easy to tear out)
  • Set of drawing pencils (set must have 2H, HB, and at least go up to 4B)
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • 1 gum eraser
  • 1 Hi-Polymer White Eraser
  • 1 Sargent 24 piece color pencil set



Art Pic