Course Description

In this mini lesson you will:

  1. practice using analogous colors
  2. learn how to critique artwork
  3. have step-by-step collage instructions

(This lesson is geared towards upper elementary and middle school aged children. Younger children can also do this project with the help of a parent!)

Click below to examine the pages further:

sample pages.pdf

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Visual Jazz in the Style of Romare Bearden

    • Welcome!

    • Beautiful Oops!

    • List of Supplies

    • Art Study Notebook (download and print this first)

    • Analogous Colors Practice Page (download and print)

    • Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Artist Romare Bearden

    • How to Critique Art

    • Analogous Colors Demonstration

    • Creating the Collage

    • Completing the Collage

Marrissa Raimonde

The Art Teacher

Hi there!Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved creating art. But, oddly enough, I thought I was going to be an architect when I grew up, so when I headed off to college that is what I began studying! During my sophomore year of college, one of the art classes I was enrolled in assigned us to work in an at-risk elementary school assisting the art teacher. I was saddened to find out what an at -risk elementary school was but amazed by the enthusiasm and joy the art class brought to the students. It was so much fun working with the kids! This "assignment" ended up changing everything. At the end of the year I changed my major and eventually graduated with a B.S. in Art Education. After teaching in the public school system for a couple of years, I decided to get my M.Ed (Master's degree) in Art Education and began taking classes part time while teaching full time. I taught in the public school system in at-risk schools for seven years, up until my first daughter was born. Now, three kiddos and nearly eight years later, I am homeschooling! Since homeschooling, I have been able to teach several art classes to other homeschooling families and have realized that there is a great need for a quality art education program for homeschoolers. Thus, the idea to offer step-by-step instructions online at an affordable cost to families was born.It is my hope and prayer that these courses will be a blessing to you and your children and that the desire to create will be ignited in each of them that fosters a love of the arts for a lifetime! Sincerely,Marrissa10% of all sales from Yellow Spot:Sun Series goes directly to The Last Well. Check out the link below for more info! The Last Well Donations

Marrissa Raimonde

The Art Teacher