Create: An Arts Sampler
Try out four different creative classes all in one! This semester-long course introduces students to the disciplines of Art, Graphic Design, Architecture, and Filmmaking through hands-on exercises in a variety of media. Students will explore visual thinking and communication through drawing, composition, digital media, and storytelling. Students will complete one module in each discipline with the respective instructor. Each module will consist of weekly homework assignments and a project. Live classes will meet once per week.
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9” x 12” (or 8-½”x11”) sketchbook
household supplies (plain printer paper, toothpicks, index cards, cardboard box, plastic straws, craft glue)
a computer with microphone and webcam
a smart phone, camcorder, or other personal media device with video-recording capabilities
the ability to print PDF files
Julie Rohr has taught for the past 20+ years in many areas of art and culture. She knows there is more to enjoy in great art than just “The Last Supper.” Ms. Rohr has personally developed a series of Art History courses that delights and engages students. Her drawing classes have seen participants grow in leaps and bounds!
Both parents and students praise Julie Rohr as having a knack for presenting material in a way that makes it interesting to understand and absorb. She is known for her enthusiasm and insight into the arts. More than once, she has been proclaimed as “my favorite teacher.”
Melisa Kaiser is a homeschool mom of four and teaches architecture classes to high school students. She received a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has been teaching in some capacity for the last 10 years. Melisa loves the Lord Jesus, and loves seeing the image of the Creator in the work of her students.
Carissa Sheehan has been working in the field of graphic design for over 20 years, and most of those years have been working within Christian ministries. She is a big fan of creating life-long critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Learning how to approach problems in a visual way adds an amazing dimension to those skills.
Mrs. Sheehan graduated with a Bachelors in Art from John Brown University and later with her Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has taught outdoor education classes, coached volleyball, and tutored adults in ESL.
In the field of graphic design she has worked as a designer as well as a Creative Director and Art Director. Much of her experience has been in small departments where she has learned the process of design from concept to delivery, enabling her to offer real world examples and advice to students who are either interested in making graphic design their collegiate field of study or who would like to use it as a way to earn money as a freelancer right away. In her free time Mrs. Sheehan plays Minecraft and does art projects with her little boys, hikes in the Ozarks and explores new places with her family, reads voraciously, loves British humor, and dreams of taking her boys on their first international trip someday.
Tom Khazoyan has been teaching online film and screenwriting classes and in-person workshops and seminars since 2010. He began his career on the production side of the film and television business. He’s an award-winning producer, director, cameraman, and editor. He has produced projects ranging from television commercials to documentaries to dramatic films in over 30 countries.