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Watercolor Painting -

Fun & Easy

Beginning - All Levels - Ages 4 - Adult

Do you want to create beautiful watercolor paintings? In my online art class: Watercolor Painting: Fun and Easy, students 5 to 95 will learn how to:

 

  • Use shaving cream to create a marbling affect

  • Mix and blend colors

  • Find out how to use a paper doily to create lace texture

  • Add salt, rice, oil, plastic wrap and other kitchen items for a variety of textures

  • Paint on canvas and paper using watercolors

  • Learn what you must do if you want to avoid accidentally mixing up muddy colors

  • Create abstract paintings, which you can frame or turn into greeting cards.

  • Make 3D textures using glue and watercolors

  • Dip your painting in bubbles to create a fun abstract painting

  • Use Q-tips to create pointilism flowers

This Watercolor class is mostly an abstract technique class, but if you’re more interested in realistic drawing, let me know in the comments below, and I’ll send you info on some of my realistic classes.

Age: Students of all skill levels age 5 to 95 will love this class. This class is really easy, and the techniques are fun, new, and exciting. Even though each school-aged student must each enroll separately, parents can take the class for free along with their children if they desire.

 

Instructor: Meg Navarro – I’ve been teaching art since 2007, and I love encouraging my students and helping them develop their creativity.

 

Vendor: Megapixels School of the Arts

 

Time: The class is self-paced, and you have access for about 5 months from the time you register. Most students spend about 30 minutes or less per week for 14 weeks. There are 14 lessons in this class.

 

Location: Online. No driving required! Watch the pre-recorded videos and draw from the comfort of your own home or on the go!

 

Format: Online pre-recorded class with unlimited instructor support.

 

How Does it Work? Students watch fun and engaging pre-recorded videos, and they draw along as I demonstrate step-by-step. Students can send me photos of their art and ask questions anytime via text or a voice recording app that works on phone, iPad, or computer, so they never have to worry about getting stuck. I respond right away or within 24 hours.

 

Tuition: $300 per learner includes everything except supplies. I provide a budget-friendly supply list with Amazon links to my studnets or feel free to use what you already have.

 

How to Sign Up: To sign up, click the button below. Charter school studnets should also follow their charter’s process to receive funding.

Foundations of Realistic Drawing

Advanced - Ages 10 - Adult

Intermediate and advanced skill levels. Ages 10 and up. Younger students, please contact the instructor for permission to enroll. 

***Now available for AG credit!***

 

This is a class for students who are serious about wanting to become advanced in their skills to draw with extreme realism. This class is a pre-requisite for classes I’ll be offering soon such as portraits, people, horses, and other fun topics.

 

Most of the projects are black-and-white to allow extra time to master drawing.

 

Plan on spending about an hour or 90 minutes per week for 14 weeks. Because of school breaks, you will have access to the course for more than 14 weeks.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Creative Writing - Novels

Options for Grades K - 12

I customize this class to each student grades K – high school.

 

This is a year long class, but you can start any term.

Invent a spellbinding plot and characters as you write and edit your novel or short stories. Design—and illustrate if you wish—a professional, eye-catching cover. Practice grammar in the context of proofreading your book. At the end of this class, show off physical copies of your very own book! 

 

I provide feedback on each student’s plot and edit up to 1000 words per student. Ask unlimited questions via email or a free app called Voxer, which is just like texting except it’s voice recordings. 

Supplies: I highly recommend you purchase a copy of your student’s book - cost varies but it's usually the same cost as any other novel. Students can watch the instructional videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or phone. Students will have access to free workbooks at their grade level by National Novel Writing Month.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Art for the Heart

Intermediate - Advanced.

Ages 10 - adult

Note: This is the only Christian art class I'm offering, and as such, it is not available for students who are getting funding from a charter school.

Course Topics: 

  • Art as symbolism with spiritual application. For example, if we add salt to a watercolor painting to create a cool texture, we can talk about what salt symbolizes in the Bible.

  • Illustrate Bible verses (realistic style)

  • Draw your dreams and explore symbolism in dreams

  • Tell an original story with your art

  • Add mood to your art using color (abstract style)

  • Find the message in your art  

  • Learn to do prophetic art. (Prophetic art tells an encouraging story that God inspires on your heart.)

  • Give an engaging "art message" that you can use to share God's love with others

  • Develop your unique artist's voice

 

 

Throughout the semester, students will complete at least 7 lessons but may do all 10 if they wish. Each lesson will take you about 30 minutes to 90 minutes total. 

Tuition per student per semester: $227

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Markers

Beginning - All Levels - Ages 5 - Adult

All ages, beginning and intermediate skill levels. 

 

Learn to draw realistic looking animals as well as other subject matter. Turn washable markers into paint, and have fun with watercolor pencils.

 

Throughout the semester, students will complete at least 7 projects but may do all 14 if they wish. Each project will take you about one hour total.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Photography 101 - Smartphone or DSLR

All Skill Levels - Ages 10 - Adult

Take amazing photos with your smartphone, digital camera, or D-SLR!

***Now available for AG credit!***

Topics include: composition, design, perspective illusions, portraits, posing, selfies, food photography, concept photography, etc.

 

You will create an online portfolio with your best images. Participate in fun photo challenges to practice key skills!

I personally critique 7 to 14 photos per student, providing detailed feedback.

 

Supplies: We will not be adjusting camera settings in this class, so you can use any type of camera or phone. Students can watch the videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or smartphone.

Time: Videos are detailed, yet as short as possible so that you can spend your time actually taking photos.  There are 14 modules per semester, and students are required to complete at least 7 modules per semester - this means turning in between 7 and 14 photos per semester.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Photography 201 - DSLR

Ages 10 - Adult. Photography 101 is a pre-requisite

Take amazing photos with your D-SLR!

***Now available for AG credit!***

Learn to use all the settings on your camera to create professional and breathtaking images. We will explore in depth: aperture, shutter speed, white balance, exposure, ISO, etc.

 

I focus on teaching how to use these settings to create cool effects, rather than how to find the button on your camera - every camera is different and you can use your manual (or online manual) if you can't find a button.

Take photos of nature, people, still life arrangements, and more!

 

You will create an online portfolio with your best images. Participate in fun photo challenges to practice key skills!

I personally critique 7 to 14 photos per student, providing detailed feedback.

 

Supplies: Requires a D-SLR. Students can watch the videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or smartphone.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

Time: Videos are detailed, yet as short as possible so that you can spend your time actually taking photos.  There are 14 modules per semester, and students are required to complete at least 7 modules per semester - this means turning in between 7 and 14 photos per semester.

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Animal Drawing - Intermediate

Intermediate - Ages 9 - Adult

Beginning and intermediate skill levels. Ages 9 and up. Younger students, please request permission to enroll. 

 

Learn to draw lifelike animals using brush pens, graphite pencils, and colored pencils.

 

Throughout the semester, students will complete at least 7 lessons but may do all 14 if they wish. Each lesson will take you about one hour total. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Animal Drawing - Fun and Easy

Beginning Level - ages 5 and up

This is one of our easiest drawing classes and is perfect for younger students with shorter attention spans and for anyone who loves animals.

 

Learn to draw adorable animals and then add color using gel crayons, which are similar to pastels but even more fun!

Throughout the semester, students will complete at least 7 lessons but may do all 14 if they wish. Each lesson will take you about 30 minutes to one hour total. 

 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Dinosaur Drawing - Fun and Easy

Beginning Level - ages 5 and up

This is one of our easiest drawing classes and is perfect for younger students with shorter attention spans and for anyone who loves dinosaurs.

 

Learn to draw fun and ferocious dinosaurs and then add color using markers, watercolor markers, gel pens, and also pastels if there is interest in pastels.

Throughout the semester, students will complete at least 7 lessons but may do all 14 if they wish. Each lesson will take you about 30 minutes to one hour total. 

 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form, or you can sign up by calling 517-672-6102 or by emailing Meg: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com.

Contact Info:

​Email: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com

 

Call or Text: 517-672-6102​


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