Frequently Asked Questions
This is the first year many of us are working with an online platform, myself included. The art studio will look different this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the dynamic and fun environment you expect from an art room. Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, send me an e-mail, and I will get right back to you.
How do I take art virtually?
You will use Canvas to access all the course materials. Both blended and distance learning students will be in the same course and engage with the same content all at the same time. While we will all be in different places, we will come together in the virtual art studio.
What should I expect from a virtual art class?
While a virtual art class will be different in a lot of ways, many of the things we do in class, we can also do online. There are still projects, sketchbook activities, discussions, and field trips.
Do I have to buy supplies?
Yes and No. As in a traditional class, you will need to provide a sketchbook. You will also need basic office supplies like a ballpoint pen, a wooden pencil, a ruler, and scissors. You can find sketchbook guidelines here. Otherwise, we will provide you with an art kit with the materials you need to complete your projects.
How do I get my art kit from my teacher?
You will be provided with an art kit at the beginning of the semester with all the essential materials you need to start. Throughout the semester, you will receive additional supplies to add to the kits. Virtual students will need to pick up their art kits at the front office.
What happens if I lose my art kit?
You will need to replace your art kit. While many of the supplies in the kit are yours to keep, some supplies we share. These items need to be turned in at the end of the semester to be sanitized. You can find a list of the items and their replacement costs in the art kit here.
How do I submit artwork from home?
You will learn how to take professional quality artwork at home and submit your work digitally. As you document your artwork, you will build a digital portfolio to share with your friends and family.
How will I get to know my classmates?
Just like in a traditional classroom, you share your ideas, artwork, and have discussions, but it will take place more often through Canvas and Google Meet.
Do I have to come to the school to meet with my teacher?
No. If you aren’t comfortable with coming into the building, we can talk through google meet face to face. If you would like to meet with me in person, I am available every Monday by appointment to sit down one-on-one and talk about your art.