HOMESCHOOL

Art by Spartz will offer a variety of homeschool enrichment courses beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year for both primary and secondary students. To register for an enrichment course, please familiarize yourself with the descriptions below, and please read the full FAQ on the bottom of this page before registering online.

Primary School Art (Grades K-2)

Time: Friday, 9:00 - 9:55 AM

Tuition: $150/semester (please see the calendar in the FAQ below)

Description: This class will introduce the youngest artists to a variety of developmentally appropriate media. However, projects will not resemble crafts—they will instead be derived from various canons of art (primarily painting and printmaking). 

Other Fees: This class has a materials fee of $35.00, which can be paid through the Primary and Elementary Art Materials Fee. In addition, please remember to pay the Family Registration Fee (only one fee per family) and any applicable study hall fees.

Elementary School Art (Grades 3-5)

Time: Friday, 10:00 - 10:55 AM

Tuition: $150/semester (please see the calendar in the FAQ below)

Description: This class will introduce elementary school artists to a variety of developmentally appropriate media. However, projects will not resemble crafts; instead, they will be derived from various canons of art (primarily drawing, painting, and printmaking). While some media may overlap with those used in Primary School Art, the projects are unique; Elementary School Art projects place a greater emphasis on fine motor skills and incorporate a greater degree of complexity. Thus, most projects will take multiple class periods to complete. 

Other Fees: This course has a materials fee of $35.00, which can be paid through the Primary and Elementary Art Materials Fee. In addition, please remember to pay the Family Registration Fee (only one fee per family) and any applicable study hall fees.

Foundations of Drawing (Grades 6-12)

Time: Friday, 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Tuition: $200/semester (please see the calendar in the FAQ below)

Description: This course is appropriate for students with no previous drawing experience as well as those with some experience. The class will focus on form rather than color—students will learn how to accurately convey the forms of various objects with charcoal and graphite. Students will learn how to convey dimensionality through various techniques. Various exercises will be assigned to complete outside of class.

Other Fees: Please remember to pay the Family Registration Fee (only one fee per family) and any applicable study hall fees. This class does not have a materials fee. Instead, students will be responsible for bringing their own materials to class, and may be given assignments to complete outside of class. 

Materials: By the first day of class, Foundations of Drawing students must have…

  • a newsprint pad (18” x 24”),

  • a drawing pad (18” x 24”) (NOT toned paper),

  • a kneaded eraser,

  • a rubber eraser,

  • a set of graphite pencils (at least one each of 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B will suffice),

  • a set of charcoal pencils (at least one each of soft, medium, and hard),

  • a few blending stumps or tortillons,

  • a few compressed charcoal sticks,

  • a few vine charcoal sticks,

  • a waterproof portfolio (to prevent water damage during transport of drawings), and

  • a manual pencil sharpener.

All of these materials can be purchased at a local craft supply store. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE will CLASSES TAKE PLACE?

Classes will take place at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Noblesville.

WHAT CALENDAR DO YOU FOLLOW?

Classes begin after Labor Day. Class is in session on 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20. Fall Break is observed on 10/18, and Thanksgiving Break is observed on 11/29.

We are also planning a fall Saturday Flower Workshop at Artisan Acres Estate for families of students enrolled in homeschool enrichment courses. The workshop will be provided at no additional cost, but the date is to be determined.

what discounts are available?

Two discounts are currently available—the Homeschool Interest Form Submission Discount and the Sibling Discount. If you submitted the Homeschool Interest Form, please check your email for a special discount that can be used on your Family Registration Fee. If you are registering more than one child, you will receive a 5% tuition reimbursement after submitting all required materials.

How do I register for a class?

  1. Browse the enrichment course offerings and determine which course your child is eligible for.

  2. Go to the Register page and submit the tuition fee for that class. If you have multiple children enrolling in the same class, please submit a separate order for each child, as the registration form is tied to the “Purchase” button.

  3. If your child is registered for Primary or Elementary School Art, please submit the Materials Fee.

  4. Please submit the Family Registration Semester Fee. Only one fee is needed per family, but note that it is non-refundable.

  5. Determine if your child will need a study hall, and if so, determine which period(s) they will need a study hall. To register for a study hall, please pay one Study Hall Semester Fee per child, per semester. You may place more than one in your cart at one time.

  6. Once you have paid all relevant fees, you will receive a confirmation from us that your online registration is complete. You will receive a few documents to complete and sign before classes begin.

What happens after I register online?

You will be emailed a few documents to review and return prior to the first day of classes.

May I observe class?

In order to minimize distractions, we ask that parents leave while class is in session and return to pick up their child when class is finished. Secure drop-off and pick-up protocol will be discussed before classes begin.

I have children enrolled in separate classes. can my child wait for me outside or in the lobby while the other is in class?

No. For their own safety, children cannot be unaccompanied. If you have multiple children enrolled in class, you can either (1) drop off and pick up each child individually, OR (2) register each child for a study hall during the other child’s class period.

I have another question that is not on this list. where can i go for answers?

Please submit your question to us here.

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