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ABOUT GRACIE KLUMPP:
I studied animation and illustration at Huntington University, and have been a freelance illustrator for three years. Before that, I taught art for kindergarten and 2nd grade, and developed my own art curriculum based on Core Knowledge. We'll be using some of this curriculum in Drawing Club. My husband, Mr. Klumpp, currently teaches third grade at Founders.
ABOUT THE CLUB:
This Drawing Club is for Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville students only. It meets weekly, and is lead by Gracie Klumpp. (Not a Founders student and want to draw with me? No problem! Join me on Periscope @gracieklumpp Mondays at 10am CST for a live drawing demonstration.)
The main focus will be on drawing skills —first on basics of drawing and gaining confidence in drawing anything, and then to use those practical skills to express story and beauty through linework.
Some main topics will include use of basic drawing materials, drawing with shapes (an animation method I’ve found to be useful for drawing anything more confidently), basic composition, and visual storytelling.
WHEN DOES IT MEET AND FOR HOW LONG?
This term we'll have one section that meets on Tuesdays in Mr. Klumpp's third grade classroom from 3:25-4:45pm. We'll be meeting for 9 weeks every Tuesday except April 3rd from March 22nd through May 31st.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Each session is $14 per student, plus a $40 supply fee for the term. This comes to $166 dollars for the entire 9 week term, which works out to $18.40 per session per student. If you're a returning student with supplies left, you will have received an email with a coupon code to reduce your supply fee by $20.
MORE ABOUT SUPPLIES:
There is a $40 supply fee for each term (unless you're a returning student who still has their supplies, and then it's only $20!). I'll bring supplies for each student at the first session. Some supplies will be kept in the classroom, and others (mainly a sketchbook and some graphite pencils) will be periodically sent home for homework. You'll get to keep all the remaining supplies at the end of the term.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN MORE THAN ONE TERM?
No worries. I’m building the curriculum in such a way that students who participated in the club in one term can take it again the next and build on the skills they have already learned. I will be covering the same basic topics, but add extra challenging projects and techniques for experienced students. The structure of the club means there will be a lot of drawing time with me going around to each student and offering help individually, so all students will get a chance to grow and learn. Returning students will also have a reduced supply fee if they hang on to certain materials (like drawing boards) from the previous term.
Though Drawing Club isn't strictly speaking school, I expect all students who sign up to behave themselves as they would in a regular class. We'll absolutely be there to have fun, but if your student is consistently disruptive, I reserve the right to remove them from the club for the remainder of the term without a refund. You can download the entire policy document here.