Dear Parents!

WELCOME TO ART AT THE LIBRARY!

My name is Mrs. Taylor Myers and while I have my degree in Art Education from Herron School of Art and Design through IUPUI’s School of Education, I love teaching in smaller settings and Westfield Washington Library has allowed me the privilege of doing that.

Here at Art at the Library, each lesson has a connection to art history, art technique, elements and principles of design, and authentic creative processes. I also provide MANY of the materials to cut down your total cost of supplies (for example, so you don’t have to buy a whole pad of paper for one class when you only use 4 pieces of it).

For every week, I will post a blog with what was taught in class, and how to teach your children at home the lesson if they have to miss a lesson. The blog will include a materials list for each lesson, a step by step instruction with photos and the link to the PowerPoint that you can download. BLOG POSTS WILL APPEAR ON THE FRONT PAGE (sqaure image icons).

It’s important for me, as a teacher, that my student’s voices (and parent’s voices) are heard about what they would like to create, learn about or see taught differently. So, there will also be an evaluation and a comments section on the blog for you to be able to communicate with me. You can also ALWAYS communicate with my through my Gmail account, or through text or call on my personal number.

I strive to create an empowering artistic culture in the classroom that allows students choice in their artwork, but also gives them tools to create in different ways and apply those tools to the world of art in our culture.

Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns in the comments section and contact the Westfield Washington Library to sign up for a session!

Thank you for your support of learning and the arts!

Mrs. Taylor Myers

 

  Spring Session Schedule ( ages 11 –  18)

5 classes

$10.25 Per Child Per Class (PAID BY THE SESSION) = $51.25

  Spring Session Schedule ( ages 6 –  10)

5 classes

$10.00 Per Child Per Class (PAID BY THE SESSION) = $50.00

SCHEDULE FOR THE SESSION:

Sketchbook: Any size will do. I would like to encourage students to draw something different from life (or a picture of a real thing) twice a week. It helps with fine motor skills, looking at details, space, perspective, and light.

March 3rd: Recycled Magazine/Newspaper art

Materials: Old magazines/newspaper, scissors, and clothes that can get messy is all you need for this day!

March 10th: Colored Pencil Close-up

Materials: Prismacolor colored Pencils, pencil sharpener.

March 17th: Still life drawing *MOVED TO MONDAY*** Time being determined***

Materials: Assorted pencils for shading ( sets sold in an art store with 6H, 4H, 2H, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B, eraser.

March 24th: Batik again!

Materials: Old paint brushes that can be ruined, clothes that can get messy.

March 31st: Crayon Mural

Materials: If you are looking to clean out the old broken crayon drawer, bring them to this class! We will make something awesome out of them! 2 bottles of glue

 

COMPLETE LIST OF SUPPLIES

  • Sketchbook
  • Stiff Paint Brushes (cheap that can be ruined)
  • Assorted Paint Brushes (3 per student, one large flat, one medium, and on small round)
  • Reusable Water Cup (if you can, right there name on it in sharpie)
  • Old Magazines/newspapers (if you’re trying to get rid of it, I will gladly take the donation!)
  • Old crayons, broken crayon, boxes of crayons (anything you’re willing to give up!)
  • 2 bottles of glue
  • Assorted pencils for shading ( sets sold in an art store with 6H, 4H, 2H, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B.
  • Artist Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils (Please get a small set of Prismacolor pencils if you have a student in the older age group, they are a little more expensive but if you get them at Michael’s or hobby lobby you can usually get 40% off of 1 item.)