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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

LEARN:

- Know where everything is in the studio

-Glue gun safety

-How to clean a pint brush

-Proper hammer/nail use/ sanding

MAKE:

-a crayon melting

-a collage (LEARN what collage is)

-a sculpture (LEARN what sculpture is) use mixed media

-nail/wood/thread creation

MAKE a final project using your new skills that expresses something about YOU.

REWARD:  A colorful BERET

LEVEL TWO:  MAKER in training

LEARN:

-How to thread a sewing machine

-How to cut fabric

MAKE

-a dream catcher or a fabric chandelier

LEARN:

-How to do a contour line drawing 

LEARN:

-Abstract art

MAKE

-an abstract painting

LEARN:

-Realism

MAKE

-a realistic drawing

LEARN:

-foreground,mid-ground, background, subject matter

MAKE

- a painting showing those new concepts

MAKE

-a pillow

REWARD: A handmade PIN for your beret!

LEVEL THREE

Learn:

-Landscape drawing/ painting

MAKE 

-a pastel landscape

Learn:

-Self-portrait

MAKE

-Self-portrait using any medium

Learn:

-How to use the wood burning tools

MAKE

-a wood burning creation of your choice

Learn:

-clay techniques

MAKE

-a pinch pot

-a miniature food with clay

Learn:

-sketching

MAKE

-10 sketches of anything

Learn:

-still life

-how to use the water color paints ( different techniques)

MAKE

-a watercolor still life painting

Reward:  A sketchbook!

LEVEL FOUR: THE SKETCHBOOK LEVEL

(You will be completing this entire level in your new sketchbook.)

Learn:

-cross hatching

Make

-at least 5 cross hatching drawings

Learn:

-shading

Make

-at least 5 drawing using shading

Learn:

pointillism

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

Learn:

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

Learn:

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.  

Michelangelo-Renaisance

Davinci-(inventions)

Picasso-cubism

Vangough- expressionism

Monet-impresssionism

Andy Warhol- pop art

Frida Kahlo

Jackson Pollock- action painting

Henri Matisse

Georgia O'keefe

Rembrandt

Kandinsky

Rothko

REWARD: A large CANVAS

LEVEL SIX: MORE FAMOUS ARTISTS

Edward Hopper

Miro

Magritte

Mondrian

Duchamp

Toulouse Latrek

Chagall

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.

Expressionist painting

Impressionist painting

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

sculpture

sewing

woodworking

collage

drawing

painting

mixed media

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

-foreground/background/subject matter

-style

-mediums used

-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

REWARD:

YOU ARE NOW A MASTER MAKER!!

YOU RECEIVE A MASTER MAKER APRON AND CAN NOW BE AN APPRENTICE AT MAKE!