The Next Level Homeschool arts department offers several academically rigorous, imaginative, and creatively inspiring classes for students ages 9-17. Whether your student wants to learn about the famous art and architecture of the Greeks and Romans, study a Shakespearian play, or even just improve their drawing and painting skills, we have arts classes for you! I have had a life-long passion for the arts, and inspiring creativity in my students is my goal! In addition to our in depth content, all classes offer a wide range of opportunities for students to get hands-on with assignments. Students are always encouraged to challenge their abilities, expand their imaginations, and break out of the mold of traditional education!
Visual Arts Department FAQ
We do not give out sample lessons. However, we do offer several $5 classes that will introduce you to how Next Level Homeschool classes work so you can decide if it's a good fit for your child's learning style.
Not really. However, I do recommend that you take the full year Art History classes in order. History is a continuous story, and throughout the progression of the classes, students will be able to see the progression of humanity's artistic practices and styles.
There is no set order to the full year Shakespeare in Pop Culture series. They are built to be standalone, and students can take them in any order they choose.
It is highly recommended that students first take the Intro to Art class before taking any of the classes in the Art History series. The Inro to Art class provides essential knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts that students will need to understand in order to study and analyze art history.
It is also highly recommended that students take the Shakespeare in Pop Culture: Introduction class before taking any other class in the series. The class introduces students to who Shakespeare was, his writing styles, and the history of London Theater and the Globe. This will give them a foundational understanding of Shakespeare as a person before diving into studying his plays.
No, the series are built in a way that they can stand alone or be taken all in a row. However, it is recommend that you take the full year Art History classes in order. History is a continuous story, and throughout the progression of the classes, students will be able to see the progression of humanity's artistic practices and styles.
I always offer students many different kinds of assignment options in my arts classes that allow them to complete their work using their best skills and interests, so that they can have a learning experience to fit their learning style.
I offer more technical writing assignments, such as research and analytical essay writing, but I also offer many kinds of creative assignments for the more visually expressive learners.
Some of the content of Shakespeare's plays includes mature subject matter that may not be suitable for students under 13.
As a general rule, my Shakespeare classes (with the exception of the introduction class) are rated PG-13. I do accept younger students, but I highly recommend parents consider their child's readiness to take on the mature topics and content in Shakespeare's plays (sex, violence, murder/suicide/death, mature language, etc.)