"I wanted something . . . on par with what might be found in the public school system. This has more than met my expectations."
– Andi R., Homeschooling Parent
Emerging Art: Level 1 Includes:
• One Year Access
• Self-paced Lessons Available 24/7
• Emerging Art: Student’s Edition textbook online
• Scope and Sequence
• Lesson Plans and Materials Lists
• 36 weeks Level 1 Curriculum
(Videos, Worksheets, Links, Quizzes)
• Demo Videos
• Online Discussions
• Online Art Gallery
• Private Instruction Available
Before and after drawings completed within one semester.
The lessons are thoughtful, encourage critical thinking, and are FUN.
Understandable and Valuable
Absolutely Phenomenal Resource
Michelle Kamrath, author of the Emerging Art curriculum, is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and teacher and has worked in the art industry over 25 years. Michelle has been a homeschool mom, as well as a Middle and High School art teacher and art college professor. She is passionate about the power of art and believes it is an essential part of every child's education.
"You are one of only a very few who seem to really understand the logical sequence of building foundational art knowledge that I have come across."
– Lynne Burnham, Visual Art Educator, Middle School, Oregon, USA
When does the class start?
This is an online video course with supplemental worksheets, quizzes and some teacher feedback through discussion forums. It is self-paced, so the student can take it at his/her own convenience and start anytime.
How long does the student have to complete the course?
The subscription is for one year (from the time of sign up).
What is the process of how the student logs in after purchasing.
When the student purchases, they set up an account in the course with a username and password. They can access the course at any time, 24/7.
Does the student need to purchase the textbook?
No. All the lessons are presented in the videos and supplemental materials. The lessons are taken directly from the book, but you won't need to buy it. Level 1 is only a portion of the material in the book, so it might be helpful for reference, but it is not required.
Will this curriculum you are creating help my daughter work towards a portfolio she can use for college applications?
Absolutely! I have Level 1 available now, which is for the beginner art student. I will be adding Level 2 (intermediate) and Level 3 (advanced or AP level) during this next year. Level 1 starts with the basics, but teaches the fundamentals that need to be established to advance. I have helped students get into the art schools of their choice, as well as writing recommendation letters to be submitted with the college application. I will offer this service for those students in the course, I’ve worked with.
Will this curriculum fulfill a high school art credit for my homeschool?
Yes, it has a full year of instruction and projects. For most, to earn 1 credit in high school, you need 120 hours of classwork, or 160 45 minute periods. I have a lesson plan that lays out the first year with lessons and exercises to fill 36 weeks (both semesters) (5 days a week, 45 min. per day = 135 hours or 180 45 minute periods). This will meet the standard of 1 credit.
How will my student's work be graded? Do you have some kind of guide for me to grade her work by, or will it just be test grades?
There will be tests (almost every week) that test on the main concepts. For the art projects they can be evaluated by you or your daughter using the self-evaluation form you will find under the Video Lesson for each week. I give prompts for those projects that will need to be evaluated. You can download and print the form. It walks you through a rubric to evaluate five areas: workmanship and neatness, creativity and originality, effort, application of the elements of art, and overall composition. If you have any problems or questions, you can always email me and I am happy to help.
When you purchase the course do you have lifetime access?
The lesson plans and worksheets are downloadable so you can download them to your computer and also use those for life. For the Emerging Art textbook, weekly assignments, links, slideshows and videos, you have one year access from the day you enroll (The videos and slideshows fill two semesters - 36 weeks).