2020-2021 – Class Schedule

Monday: 

Painting/Mixed Media 1:00-3:00

Tuesday:

Drawing 1 1:00-2:00

French 1 (High School) 3:00-4:00

Wednesday:

Drawing 2 (for students who have haad at least 1 year of Drawing instruction) 1:00-2:00                               

French 1 1/2(continuing from last year) 2:00-3:00

Thursday: 

Drawing 1 12:00-1:00

French 1 (elementary) 1:00-2:00

 

ART CLASSES

  I am offering Art classes for all ages. These are two Drawing 1 classes, Drawing 2 and Painting/Mixed Media.  They will run a full year (September 14-May) 

Supplies: Drawing and Painting students will need a spiral 9×12″ sketchbook, a set of drawing pencils, and a kneaded eraser.     

Painting Class will have these two options for supplies 1. You can pay a $25/semester supplies fee and come by and get what you need for the exercise or 2. You can purchase your own supplies.  I recommend Jerry’s Artarama on Virginia Beach Blvd for supplies.

 

FRENCH CLASSES

This year I am offering 2 French 1classes. These classes are High school level, but can be taken by younger students and an elementary level French.

PRICING All classes are $10/hr/ student, so $40/month for the 1-hour classes and $20/week, $80/month for 2-hour class.  I also tutor privately in Art and French for $40/hour.

REGISTER Register Online : CLICK HERE and click on FALL CLASS REGISTRATION ($25 fee/family to secure a spot).      

 

Class Descriptions

BASIC DRAWING 1 This is an introductory class in Drawing where we will cover basic techniques such as Contour Drawing, Gesture Drawing, Shading,  One Point Perspective, Human figure proportions, and much more. We will read the book A Child’s History of Art/Painting by Hillyer. The reading is on this site for your convenience.

  DRAWING 2 This is for those who have had previous instruction in Drawing. It will introduce some more techniques in color and black and white and look at Art History as well, copying Masters and reading the Hillyer boo.

Students will need a spiral sketchbook and a set of drawing pencils which can be purchased at Jerry’s or Michael’s .             

Above is Lisa’s painting “Aslan-Lion of the Tribe of Judah” in watercolor and gouache.

 

PAINTING CLASS/MIXED MEDIA                                                                    Students should have some past experience and instruction in drawing to take the painting class as we usually draw before painting. We will paint a watercolor landscape and still life in acrylic and copy of a Master’s piece in oil. We will also work in various media including woodblock prints, scratchboard, collage, mixed media *Painting supplies will be provided for an additional $25 supply fee/semester, or purchased individually.

FRENCH 1                                                                                                                         

I will offer three French Classes:

1. High school level class, although I accept younger students as well.(ages 12-18) We will use the Glencoe’s  Bon Voyage workbook and textbook to do oral and written exercises in class and for homework. We will practice conversation as well. (Tuesday 3:00-4:00)                                                                                                                           

2. An elementary level French Class(ages 5-11) This is an introduction to the language class which will teach basic conversational phrases, numbers, colors, and fun stories. I will use various books and curricula for this class which I will be provided as well as POWER-GLIDE FRENCH The Ultimate Foreign Language Adventure. Older Editions are fine to use. If you can find the curriculum with the CD’s that is ideal.                                                               

 

3. French 1 Continued from last year(Wednesdays 2:00-3:00). We will take up where we left off in BonVoyage Textbook and Workbook.

 

LISA’S BIO

Lisa is a professional artist. She taught Art and French for over 25 years in a private home school program and homeschooled her 4 children throughout their education. Above is Lisa and her oil Painting of Norfolk 

She has been teaching Art and French in her home for the last 6 years. In March of 2020 classes were moved to the Zoom format due to social distancing. Classes will continue on Zoom, at least first semester.

She has a BACHELOR’S DEGREE in Fine Arts from Mount Holyoke College specializing in Studio Art and Art History as well as French.  She lived and studied Art and French in Paris at Ecole de Beaux-Arts and Ecole de Louvre during her junior year in college. She also lived with a family who only spoke French in  Switzerland as a teenager.  She is fluent in French and is passionate about teaching.

Questions? Email Lisa at Lisa@LisaWrightsArt.com 

 

TESTIMONIALS

Here are some comments from a few of my students the:

Alex and Angela:

My son will be starting his 3rd year with Mrs. Wright this fall.  My son is a teenager and he has told me that Mrs. Wright just knows how to describe techniques, color, styles, and artistry.  When I asked my son what is Mrs. Wright the best at – he said Mom, she knows so much about everything and always answers my questions, she is good at ALL of it.  My son continued:  sometimes when I’m having trouble with a painting or drawing she will show me how to figure it out and even help me to grasp a technique.  My son said that class time just flies by because Mrs. Wright is so interesting and has wonderful life stories to tell.  She has had such a fun and adventurous life, backpacking in Grand Canyon and spending time in France to develop her artistry and French.  He said sometimes I’m so surprised that I’ve been painting for 2 hours!

 
From a parents point of view, Mrs. Wright is extremely patient and teaches each student the way that they learn.  My son learns by hearing and then doing but also he learns by seeing how something is done and trying to mimic that technique.  Mrs. Wright employs all of those means of learning to guide her students and start to reinforce the learning experiences.  She has really helped him hone his understanding of color as well as techniques.  She has even helped him bring about some of his own unique style! She is extremely encouraging!  I believe she has truly brought out the best work possible from my son.  I also love that she has all of these beautiful full color books and does not hesitate to bring them out to show students a style, technique or just a uniqueness about an artist.  Her enthusiasm is contagious when she starts to show the students how something has been so beautifully created. 
 
When Covid-19 became an issue for meeting in person in her home she didn’t miss a beat! Mrs. Wright immediately switched to Zoom meetings for her classes.  She has amazing resources and I wondered if the class would continue to be as engaging as they are in her home.  This was a complete non issue.  Mrs. Wright would prepare the paint or supplies the day of the class and we just swung by her home and picked them up.  My son said Mom the classes are just the same as if I was at her house.  I still see and talk to all of my friends and Mrs. Wright keeps it interesting so she doesn’t lose our attention.
 
Just one quick look (although it deserves a much longer perusal) of Mrs. Wright’s website clearly shows her artistic gift, beauty, ability and style.  However, she is additionally a blessing because she is proficiently skilled and savvy in her ability to successfully teach students all aspects of art.  We are incredibly grateful that we found Mrs. Wright as I have seen my son’s skills grow exponentially over the last few years.  We are excited to continue to see what Mrs. Wright and my son produce in the future as well!
 
Angela F. Alex’s mom
 
 
 
 Lisa Wright teaches with authority and gentleness and instructs with a helping hand.
 
When I was frustrated with pieces she taught perseverance. When I didn’t know where to start she taught me the history of art.
When I was happy with a product she rejoice with me. Lisa teaches through a Christian perspective led by Truth.
 
Classes always keep you on your toes with surprising conversations with a variety of different kids. I met so many friends through this community who widened my perspective on homeschooling.
With flexible class schedule and an environment with open conversation, any kind of learner will succeed.
 Our personal relationship grew when I was her helping hand for drawing classes with smaller children. As we spent more time together she invited me to church and would pick me up every week and was intentional about pointing me to Christ. I tell her she is my spiritual mother, and thank her for the wisdom she’s giving me throughout the years. She’s watched me grow and has been my advocate in trials.
I highly recommend Lisa Wright not only as a teacher but as a friend.
 
Through being in class with Lisa Wright for five plus years I have seen that she has exemplified these verses as the Lord intended.

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-24‬ ‭

 
Abby J. 17
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shay B - Art Student

Shay B – Art Student

 

Hannah D. - Art Student

Hannah D. – Art Student

“Learning the fundamentals of drawing, and copying art styles different from what I was comfortable with, really stretched my skills.    Mrs. Wright taught me the importance of careful study and observation. Sticking with and completing challenging assignments, along with the overall blessing of a loving Christian teacher, grew me in character as much as in my artistic abilities!” ~Hannah D., Drawing I and II

Caroline D. - Art Student

Caroline D. – Art Student

“Lisa Wright as my art teacher was a profound positive influence! Her Christian tutelage was a joy and a blessing.   The enthusiasm with which she approaches art and teaching is inspirational. Some assignments may have been tough, but they have made me a more confident artist, and I can now better use my art as a gift for others. She was an answer to prayer for my art education!” ~ Caroline D., 17; Drawing I and II