Student Resource and Assignment Page

At each class session, the instructor will distribute exercise or information sheets. Samples of the homework assignment/s for that week are available on course download pages. After a class session, the instructor will upload what was presented in class (if used, the video, and/or the PowerPoint PDF). The day after the class, an email will be sent to students in a course with direct links to the presentations. Pertinent resources will remain on this page for two
weeks so students who need to review can do so. Click on the link for your course:

Drawing 1 (A, B, and A/B) Resource downloads page
Drawing 2 (A, B, and A/B) Resource downloads page
Perspective Drawing Resource downloads page

General Information Documents >

ARTICLE: WHY EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN TO DRAW (Click)
This article helps explain why it is imperative that we not consider reading good fiction, playing a musical instrument, or learnihttps://www.brekkeart.com//downloadsPage/Curriculum.pdfng to draw to be frivolous, luxury activities. These skills transfer to all other areas of study and in complex, abstract problem solving.

CURRICULUM (COMMENTS) FOR ART CLASSES (Click)
This document presents an overview of the course and explains how to handle assignments and how to prepare for class sessions.

VOCABULARY FOR ART CLASSES (Click)
Document explains the difference between seven types of lines. It also contains examplesof shapes and volume. Shows the difference between a square and a cube, a circle and a sphere, and a triangle and a cone.

MATERIALS LIST FOR DRAWING 1 (A, B, and A/B) COURSES (Click)
Document lists the required and optional items.

MATERIALS LIST FOR DRAWING 2 (A, B, and A/B) COURSES (Click)
Document lists the required and optional items.

MATERIALS LIST FOR PERSPECTIVE DRAWING COURSE (Click)
Document lists the required and optional items.

General Introductory Videos and Documents

These videos are designed to show how the instructor presents basic concepts for students. Class sessions usually start with a video to show students how to perform tasks.

VIDEO: TONE-1: TONE AND GRAPHITE PENCIL LECTURE (20:01) (CLICK)
In-depth lecture on the differences between flat and graded tone, and why they are used for creating drawings. Examples of narrow and broad tonal range in drawings are illustrated.

VIDEO: ONE-POINT PERSPECTIVE LECTURE (26:13) (CLICK)
Brief introduction lecture to One-Point Perspective. Examples on how to “look” at a structure and examine the converging perspective lines. Instructor demonstrates how to find vanishing point and horizon line (EL) on photographs. Video should be viewed and studied prior to viewing the One-Point Perspective Exercises video.

The majority of our multi-week courses are delivered as weekly sessions (class periods). Beginning, introductory, and intermediate courses are sequentially structured to develop students step-by-step, building on fundamental concepts, techniques, and skills. It is imperative that students not fall behind in attendance or doing the exercises and homework.>/span>

TEACHING APPROACH:
I do not merely teach how to draw “things”. I teach how to properly “see” and critically analyze what is seen. I teach the fundamentals and skills necessary to achieve credible results when trying to draw
“things”.
Learning to draw is similar to learning piano. If an drawing or music instructor knows the basic exercises (scales) and fundamentals (theory) and the student will practice, basic proficiency can be
attained very quickly. Drawing engages both sides of the brain. The practice thereof facilitates strong visual thinking skills. Like reading good fiction where the reader has to imagine the setting, the colors,
the weather, the smells, and the clothing and facial expressions, drawing stimulates the same creative forces in the human mind. TV and movies rob the child by creating everything for the passive viewer, thus, short-circuiting the experience.

PREREQUISITES AND ASSESSMENTS:
Some courses have prerequisites before starting. This is to keep the instruction on schedule and helps make sure that students have the best chance of success in the intermediate and advanced courses.
The instructor can perform a simple, short assessment of a student’s readiness by email and a phone conversation.

CLASS SIZE LIMITATIONS:
Class sizes are limited to a given number of students by the location classroom size. Therefore, at times we have to turn away a student or two or start another course at another time and/or location.

DROP OUT POLICY:
Our policy is that at the end of the second session, a student may turn in a “Drop-Out Notice” to the instructor and would then only be charged for the first two sessions completed. After the close of the
second session, the student would be charged for the remainder of the course, regardless of no-showsor dropping the course.

MAKE-UP SESSIONS:
At times, students must miss a class session. In order to not have students fall behind and/or require the instructor to re-teach a previous week’s lesson during the current one, the instructor will post
the video demonstration, the PowerPoint lecture, the class exercises, and the homework guidelines on BrekkeArt.com of the missed session. The student is asked to email progress to the instructor for
review and critique.

CHARTER SCHOOL PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Siblings of students are not allowed in classrooms or on some properties. Students should arrive at the classroom 15 minutes before start time and be retrieved no later than 15 minutes after the end of
session.
Some schools require that a parent remain in the classroom during instruction. If your student is enrolled in one of these schools and you want to leave the classroom, you will need to give the instructor a waiver to your school’s rule.