Tuesday, August 7, 2018

2018/2019 Registration & Bulk Order

Art lovers!

Registration is now open for the 2018/2019 session! We are again going to be meeting on the third Friday of every month from September through May.   Register online

Before you sign up, take a look at this year's bulk order.  As always, I work to keep the costs reasonable, and your time hunting for obscure art supplies to a minimum.  This year's frisket, white shrink film, and acrylic medium are going to be the most costly to obtain, so I highly encourage you to participate in the bulk order.  Remember, purchases are entirely optional, and you are welcome to use whatever supplies you have on hand.

 Basic Kit ($35)
  • Frisket film, 9"x12"
  • Synthetic bright (short bristle) flat paintbrush, 14mm
  • Wool roving, 20g any color(s)
  • Felting needles, 5 count, heavy
  • Black 120lb paper, 9"x12", 2 sheets
  • Toned Tan 90lb paper, 9"x12",
  • Paint marker, white, chisel tip
  • Embroidery Floss, 8 strands, 24", any color
  • Graphing pencil, 0.9mm
  • Palette knife
  • Large Elastic bands, 2
  • Paperclip, 2
  • Paint palette/plastic plate
  • Canvas board
Complete Kit ($70)
  • all items from the basic kit plus:
  • Soft Black Eraser
  • Dimensional Paint, Package of 6
  • Ruler
  • Black Ultra-fine point marker
  • Acrylic Paint set, 12 colors, min 10ml tubes
  • Soft Pastel Set, 12 colors
  • Gel Matte Acrylic Medium, 5oz
  • Crayons, set of 8
  • General purpose chalk, colored
  • Cardboard, 8"x10"
  • Cardboard, 4" diameter disc
  • Wool yarn 30'
  • Construction Paper, 12"x18" assorted colors
  • 7" scissors
  • Washable glue, .21oz
Optional but highly recommended ($15)
  • Felting needle grip tool with lock
Register now!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Year End Celebration 2018

Ice-cream sundaes, hands-on projects, and more await you this coming Friday at the SKETCH year-end celebration. Come, enjoy, and pre-register for the 2018/2019 session.

Friday, May 18th 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
New Hope Christian Fellowship 
Guests are welcome!

Kids will have the opportunity to: ▪ Demonstrate their knowledge through fun games ▪ Share their artwork ▪ Create something new for their community ▪ Pre-register for next year (no deposit necessary) ▪ Learn more about the organizations we partnered with this year ▪ Vote on projects for the coming season ▪ and have lots of fun. I promise! In order to participate in our game, each family or group of friends will need to download Kahoot onto one device with internet access. (And before you worry, I can assure you that it is free, there is zero set-up time, it needs no player account or personal information, requires only minimal space, and it can be easily deleted after class.) We are going to play with our artwork!
Children who wish to participate in this annual show&tell may bring one piece that they created this year  to share with the group. Those who wish to show their artwork but do not wish to speak will not be pressured to do so. What to bring: All art supplies will be provided this month, so there is no need to search for materials! * optional: ice-cream topping to share * optional: artwork to present during our brief show&tell time Hope to see you there, Sheryl G.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2017/2018 Bulk Order

As always, in order to make your family's participation in SKETCH as easy and cost-effective as possible, we are putting together a bulk supply order.  The deadline for participation in the bulk order is August 20.  Late orders will not be accepted. Below is a listing of what you can expect to receive, along with links to Amazon should you want to purchase on your own.  Order forms are on the second page of the registration link.

$70 Complete Art Supply Kit:

contains everything you need for 1 person to complete every project

  • Scissors - sharp enough to cut both fabric and paper
  • everyday pencil – 1 per student
  • 2 quart size zip top storage bags - can be shared
  • Assorted fabric scraps of any kind – approx 1 yard - can be shared
  • Grout
  • Thin jute cord – approx 2 ft
  • 1 - 12″x14″ styrofoam – minimum 3/4″ thick (without a paper backing)
  • plastic butter knife – 1 per student
  • wooden skewer – 1 per student
  • full set Keruitake Zig Brushables waterbased pigment felt tip markers set in shades of blue – can be shared
  • Prismacolor non-photo blue pencil – 1 per student
  • 2 sheets Canson Mixed Media paper 18″x24″ – minimum 1 per student
  • 2 oz Sculpey oven dry clay in grey – per student
  • 2 oz. Sculpey oven dry clay in any bright color – per student
  • Ball tipped embossing stylus – 1 per student
  • paper plate
  • 3M Duct tape in at least 2 colors – can be shared
  • Tombow dual brush pen waterbased markers (the shojo manga colors would be best because it includes a colorless blender)– can be shared
  • Crescent Illustration Board 15″x20″ heavy weight – 1 per student
  • 2 sheets Strathmore charcoal paper 9″x12″ – minimum 1 sheet per student
  • Prang charcoal pencils in soft and medium – 1 set per student
  • Blending stump – can be shared
  • kneadable eraser – can be shared
  • mosaic tiles in various colors – can be shared
  • mosaic mesh – 6″x6″ sheets – 2 sheets per student
  • Weldbond PVA glue (white PVA school glue is not the same) – can be shared
  • Bubble wrap 6″x6″ – can be shared
  • 1 sheet 12″x12″ Strathmore Acrylic paper – 1 per student
  • 1 - 1/2″ x 36″ wooden dowel – 1 per student
  • Reeves acrylic paint pot set – can be shared
  • Thumb tack – 1 per student
  • 1 - 12″x14″ styrofoam – minimum 3/4″ thick (without a paper backing)
  • sheet of corrugated cardboard

$35 Basic Art Supply Kit:

Contains the most difficult to obtain supplies

 Add-On Items:

The easiest place to get your supplies is through our class bulk order, but if you only need a few items you may be able to find things cheaper on  www.amazon.com.  Remember that THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES.  If, for example, you already have Crayola crayons, and I have listed Prang, do not feel obligated to buy new materials. As always, feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!
Sheryl G.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SKETCHArtProgram.com

The SKETCH website has moved to SketchArtProgram.com.  Please check there for all updated information.

For the moment, the site is a bit messy as it is still under construction, and we are waiting for responses from others about exact dates and times.  As soon as possible I will clarify all of the details for you!  Thanks for your patience.

See you there!
Sheryl


Supply List 2017/2018

Do you remember the smell of a freshly opened box of crayons, or the soft feel of a brand new paintbrush?  I do.  They are memories full of happiness and creativity. At SKETCH we ask that families provide their own art supplies so that children have the opportunity to experiment at home, as well as in class. Please be aware that the links below connect to an affiliate account and anything you purchase will result in SKETCH receiving a portion of the proceeds at no cost to you.  You are by no means obligated to use these links.  Feel free to purchase from any source at all. Also, please note that while specific brands are listed, these are suggestions only.  I do this simply to help with the choosing process.  You will want decent quality products to allow your child the most success (avoid Roseart and generic brands) and avoid frustration, but unless there is a specific note, you may make any substitution. Finally, we place one bulk order at the beginning of each term in order to get the lowest possible costs.  If you would like to participate, take a look at the second half of our registration form.

2017/2018 SUPPLY LIST

everything you need for the year

  • Scissors - sharp enough to cut both fabric and paper
  • everyday pencil – 1 per student
  • 2 quart size zip top storage bags - can be shared
  • Assorted fabric scraps of any kind – approx 1 yard - can be shared
  • Grout
  • Thin jute cord – approx 2 ft
  • 1 - 12″x14″ styrofoam – minimum 3/4″ thick (without a paper backing)
  • plastic butter knife – 1 per student
  • wooden skewer – 1 per student
  • full set Keruitake Zig Brushables waterbased pigment felt tip markers set in shades of blue – can be shared
  • Prismacolor non-photo blue pencil – 1 per student
  • 2 sheets Canson Mixed Media paper 18″x24″ – minimum 1 per student
  • 2 oz Sculpey oven dry clay in grey – per student
  • 2 oz. Sculpey oven dry clay in any bright color – per student
  • Ball tipped embossing stylus – 1 per student
  • paper plate
  • 3M Duct tape in at least 2 colors – can be shared
  • Tombow dual brush pen waterbased markers (the shojo manga colors would be best because it includes a colorless blender)– can be shared
  • Crescent Illustration Board 15″x20″ heavy weight – 1 per student
  • 2 sheets Strathmore charcoal paper 9″x12″ – minimum 1 sheet per student
  • Prang charcoal pencils in soft and medium – 1 set per student
  • Blending stump – can be shared
  • kneadable eraser – can be shared
  • mosaic tiles in various colors – can be shared
  • mosaic mesh – 6″x6″ sheets – 2 sheets per student
  • Weldbond PVA glue (white PVA school glue is not the same) – can be shared
  • Bubble wrap 6″x6″ – can be shared
  • 1 sheet 12″x12″ Strathmore Acrylic paper – 1 per student
  • 1 - 1/2″ x 36″ wooden dowel – 1 per student
  • Reeves acrylic paint pot set – can be shared
  • Thumb tack – 1 per student
  • 1 - 12″x14″ styrofoam – minimum 3/4″ thick (without a paper backing)
  • sheet of corrugated cardboard
Note: Please make sure that all supplies are clearly labeled with your family’s name.  Children work at large tables, and supplies often roll.  Collecting materials at the end of the day is much easier if they are marked.  Address labels work well for this purpose.
Again, the cheapest/easiest place to get your supplies is through our class bulk order, but if you only need a few items you may do better with www.amazon.com.  Remember that THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES.  If, for example, you already have Crayola crayons, and I have listed Prang, do not feel obligated to buy new materials. As always, feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!
Sheryl Goedecke @ Yahoo . com

Schedule of Classes 2017/2018

I have listed the classes and the volunteer activities separately.  If you would like to see them in order, go to our Upcoming Events page. Sketch classes are designed to work together, so students are encouraged to attend as often as possible.  Volunteer events, on the other hand, are entirely optional.  Please come volunteer if you are available, but we understand if the project or timing doesn't work for your family.  Thanks for all you do!

SKETCH Lessons

Friday, September 15, 2017
  • First SKETCH class of the season!
  • Artist: Jean-HonorĂ© Fragonard
  • Project: Styrofoam and fabric panels
  • Charity: Sole Hope
Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Artist: Thomas Gainsborough
  • Project: Monochromatic blue works
  • Charity: Samaritan's Purse
Friday, November 17, 2017
  • canceled
Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Artist: Josef Albers
  • Project: Duct tape study of squares
  • Charity: personal gift
Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Artist: Walt Disney
  • Project: Augmented-reality cartoons
  • Charity: Community Display
Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Artist: Eugene Delacroix
  • Project: Charcoal horse sketches
  • Charity: Manchester Mounted Police
Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Artist: Italo Botti
  • Project: Mosaic fire-board
  • Charity: Bedford Cross Country Ski Club
Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Artist: Roy Lichtenstein
  • Project: Contrasting black & white with color in acrylic
  • Charity: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Closing Program
  • Assemble and display pinwheels
  • Special guest

SKETCH in Action

Community Service Projects

Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Package, quality control, and shipment of shoes to Sole Hope
  • Begin work on prosthetic hands
  • Thank-you cards to donors
Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Transfer artwork images on to backpacks
  • Pack boxes for Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child
Saturday, December 2, 2017
  • canceled
Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Set-up community display
  • continue work on prosthetic hands
Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Assemble cards
  • Meet with Manchester Police
  • Continue work on prosthetic hands
Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Meeting at BXCSC to view completed mosaic display
  • Write cards of thanks to volunteers
  • Finish work on prosthetic hands
   

Friday, July 14, 2017

Can I Get AP Credit for Sketch?

To independently expand your SKETCH experience into an AP Art History course, high school students will need to complete additional work at home. Below are a few links to point you in the right direction.

AP Art History books:

http://www.collegeboard.com/html/apcourseaudit/courses/art_history_textbook_list.html  

AP Art History guidelines and images of all 250 works included in the test:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-art-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf?course=ap-art-history  

Testing details:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators/exam-ordering-fees/ordering-materials/home-schooled-students