INTRODUCING THE MASTER MAKER ACADEMY
The Master Maker Academy is our newest addition here at MAKE. I have created this exciting new curriculum out of 25 years of teaching experience. I wanted to create a comprehensive art experience that is both extremely fun and engaging but also incredibly rich in content.
This is a 10 Level "course" that anyone ages 4 through 100 can complete, enjoy and benefit tremendously from. Inspired by the karate "belt system", each student progresses at there own pace and rises to the next level by completing the various assignments per level. After the completion of each level the student receives an AWARD. The awards vary depending on the level completed. All work must be done during the MAKE open studio times to be counted.
This is a one of a kind curriculum and once someone has completed the 10 levels they would have studied over 40 artists, learned how to draw in perspective, shade and contour, paint in several mediums, sculpt in different mediums, learned many of the art ISMS (impressionism, etc), learned how to use a sewing machine, a drill, the importance of having a sketch book, created a social service project and much more!
Art education is missing from most of the local schools. Our children are not even learning the basic principles of art anymore... and this makes for a generation on the rise without even a basic knowledge of what art is or how to even approach or talk about art.
If you are interested in how you or your children can begin this journey... please give me a call.
I am also interested in talking to anyone who would like me to BRING
The Master Maker Academy to YOUR SCHOOL!
(Here is a basic description of what the different levels will consist of... this is a new program and I will be changing/ editing/ evolving this list as needed, so as to make the BEST program possible...so please read this as a guide line.. that will most likely change a bit along the way!)
LEVEL ONE: BASIC STUDIO
- Know where everything is in the studio
-Glue gun safety
-How to clean a pint brush
-Proper hammer/nail use/ sanding
-a crayon melting
-a collage (LEARN what collage is)
-a sculpture (LEARN what sculpture is) use mixed media
MAKE a final project using your new skills that expresses something about YOU.
REWARD: A colorful BERET
LEVEL TWO: MAKER in training
-How to thread a sewing machine
-How to cut fabric
-a dream catcher or a fabric chandelier
-How to do a contour line drawing
-an abstract painting
-a realistic drawing
-foreground,mid-ground, background, subject matter
- a painting showing those new concepts
REWARD: A handmade PIN for your beret!
-Landscape drawing/ painting
-a pastel landscape
-Self-portrait using any medium
-How to use the wood burning tools
-a wood burning creation of your choice
-a pinch pot
-a miniature food with clay
-10 sketches of anything
-how to use the water color paints ( different techniques)
-a watercolor still life painting
Reward: A sketchbook!
LEVEL FOUR: THE SKETCHBOOK LEVEL
(You will be completing this entire level in your new sketchbook.)
-at least 5 cross hatching drawings
-at least 5 drawing using shading
Make a drawing in this style
Make 5 contour drawings
Make 5 still life drawings
Make a self portrait
Make a drawing of someone else while looking at them
comic strip drawing
Make up your own comic strip
Copy a comic strip that you like from a newspaper or book
Draw a scribble then turn it into something interesting
one point perspective
Make at least 5 drawings using one point perspective
COLLECT things and tape/glue/staple them into your sketchbook for INSPIRATION
FINISH your sketchbook with any drawings/collages you would like to do...
REWARD: Another SKETCHBOOK (this one you get to keep!)
LEVEL FIVE: THE FAMOUS ARTISTS LEVEL
In this level and the next level you will learn about each of these artists and there style of art then make a painting in there style.
Andy Warhol- pop art
Jackson Pollock- action painting
REWARD: A large CANVAS
LEVEL SIX: MORE FAMOUS ARTISTS
Research current artists and create art in 5 different styles using any medium.
REWARD: A handmade PIN for your beret and an ART BOX
LEVEL SEVEN: YOUR STYLE
Using your new skills/knowledge...
MAKE a large canvas painting on an Easel using a palette knife.
Create/ discover your OWN style
- experiment with different mediums
-create at least 5 finished pieces of art in your style
- try each of these meduims in YOUR style
REWARD: ART SUPPLIES for your ART BOX
LEVEL EIGHT:ART SHOW LEVEL
Create a collection in YOUR STYLE.
MAKE at least 25 pieces of artwork in any medium.
Be able to TALK about your art work
-inspiration/ reasons behind each piece
WRITE an artist statement
participate in a critique
HAVE an ART SHOW
REWARD: A FANCY Handmade pin for BERET
LEVEL NINE:MORE MAKING
-2 point perspective
-draw a road and buildings
-add shading- add color
-Zen tangle-MAKE at least 5
-Self Portrait with shading
--a sculpture as tall as YOU
-sew something YOU can wear
-Design an invention
-Draw a detailed drawing of it then MAKE a model
-MAKE a piece of jewelry
-Find a pinterest project you like and MAKE it
REWARD: ART SUPPLIES
LEVEL TEN:THE FINAL LEVEL
Find something online you don't know how to do and LEARN it
MAKE something EVERYDAY for 30 days and Document it!
Design a found object art that can be remade many times and sold
create wearable art
MAKE a book
-design the cover/write a "story"
-draw/illustrate the pictures
Mosaic-take pictures of mosaics you see in the world
-Make a mosaic
Make a photo collage
Make a wire sculpture
Draw in anime style
Paint Plain-air style (outside!)
Design a LOGO for yourself
TEACH something you know to someone else!
MAKE yourself a CROWN
COMPETE IN A MAKER COMPETITION
YOU ARE NOW A MASTER MAKER!!
YOU RECEIVE A MASTER MAKER APRON AND CAN NOW BE AN APPRENTICE AT MAKE!