Art Classes with Ingrid Harper

Art Classes Winter 2022-23

Winter Term: Wednesday, November 30 -Thursday, February 16, 2023. The classes are full for winter term

Inclement weather: If the Beaverton School District is closed, there will be no art class.

10 classes starting Wednesday, November 30 and ending Thursday, February 16, 2023

To sign up for class please email Ingrid at, or leave a text at 503-803-0199

Price $200 for the term or $25 per class. 

Cash, check or Zelle payable to Ingrid Harper at the beginning of class.

Supply list: To every class, please bring a spiral bound sketchbook, approximately 9x12 inches.  


WINTER TERM: From Wednesday, November 13, 2022, to Thursday February 16, 2023. 

Class time: Classes meet once a week. Please pick one class time from the following: 

or Wednesday: 3:30-5:00pm; ages 6 through 17     This class is full 

or Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm; ages 6 through 17         This class is full

NOTE: If you cannot come to your regular class time you are welcome to come for a make-up class within the same week. Please let me know

beforehand which day you will be coming.

Winter Curriculum 

This is a tentative schedule. It may be revised slightly as we go along:

Week 1 Starting Wednesday, November 30 or Thursday December 1  

Theme: 1-point and 2-point perspective 

Artists: Masaccio and Leonardo da Vinci

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil, color pencils and color blocks

Focus will be on creating the illusion of space and support the illusion with value changes.

Week 2 Starting Wednesday, December 7 or Thursday December 8  

Theme: Still Life (boxes, monkeys, ladder, postcards, books, toys), 1- and 2-point perspective

Materials: Sketchbook, view finder, value scale, 2B, 4B and 6B pencils 

Looking at a complex still life we will use a view finder to help us see what would make the best picture. We will first draw lightly with a 2B pencil and

then use darker pencils to clarify the shapes and textures. We will use cross hatching and parallel lines to develop value.


 Week 3 Starting Wednesday, December 14 or December 15 

Theme: Orthogonals, and transversal lines

Artist: Jan Vermeer and Yayoi Kusama

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil, color pencils

We will first construct a plane of transversal lines using pencil and then place colorful spheres and ovals at different levels to create an imaginary

landscape using color pencils.

Week 4 Starting Wednesday, January 4 or Thursday January 5 

Theme: Atmospheric perspective including eye level

Artist: Oluf Hoest 

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencils, oil pastels and turpentine

We will make drawings of an imaginary landscapes using foreground, middle ground and background with the clarity of the shapes in the landscape

becoming hazy as they recede into the background 

Week 5 Starting Wednesday, January 11 or Thursday January 12 

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp competition 

Artists: Winner of last year's competition

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil and 9"x12" canvas board

We will look at past winners of the Jr Duck Stamp competition. We will talk about the size of the depicted fowl and the habitat. Then each student will

pick their duck, swan or goose they want as their entry. After studying the habitat, it is time start drawing the big shapes very lightly on the canvas board.

Week 6 Starting Wednesday, January 18 or Thursday January 19

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp competition: Relative sizes

Artist: The Hautman Brothers

Materials: Sketch book, 9"x12" canvas board, charcoal

Charcoal drawing of chosen entry in sketch book; especially paying attention to the size and shape of the bird's body compared to the size of the head.

In a separate close-up study draw the shape of the head and the beak and placement and shape of the eyes. After these studies use a pencil to refine

the shapes on the canvas boards.

Week 7 Starting Wednesday, January 25 or Thursday January 26

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp competition: Grisaille underpainting and complementary colors. Value scale

Materials: Sketchbook, canvas board, acrylic paints

Refine the drawing on the canvas board and start with the background by applying a thin layer of complimentary colors in the sky and on the ground.

Use grisaille for the bird. 

Week 8 Starting Wednesday, February 1 or Thursday February 2

Materials: Sketch book, canvas board, acrylic paints

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp: Mixing paints and creating a variety of values

Materials: Sketch book, canvas board and acrylic paints

Mix local colors for the bird and starting with the big shapes. Work on making the bird as realistic and 3-dimentional as possible glazing over the



Week 9 Starting Wednesday, February 8 or Thursday February 9

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp

Artist: You 

Materials: Canvas board and acrylics

Working on getting the details as realistic as possible.   

Week 10 Starting Wednesday, February 15 or Thursday February 16

Theme: Jr Duck Stamp

Materials: Canvas board and acrylics

We will finish working on our entries, write the conservation message and fill out the entry form. Parents, please sign the entry form.

Spring term: Wednesday, March 1 or Thursday May 11, 2023