Trinity Arts Homeschool

This Page will contain a brief description of the subject matter for each week.  There may be links to instructional videos and some PDF downloads as well.
Trinity Homeschool Arts
GOD is the ultimate artist.  Trinity Homeschool Arts is dedicated to teach the three elements of art; Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.  THA aims to assist families who have chosen to raise their children in a CHRISTIAN environment. 
Trinity Homeschool Arts - Raymond Campus

Homeschool Students meet here on Wednesdays and learning the elements of drawing, painting and sculpture using Computer presentations and hands - on exercises.
Trinity Homeschool Arts - Epping Campus

Homeschool Students meet here on Fridays and learning the elements of drawing, painting and sculpture using Computer presentations and hands - on exercises.

Art - In the Beginning
Week 1

Today we begin the new year by returning to the caves of Lascaux France where the earliest forms of art were found.  We will investigate how these drawings were made and try to figure out why.  Were they drawing for fun?  Or was there another reason.  We will also try our hand at drawing the way they did.  Drawing materials will be provided.

Today we will create a cave drawing.  Students will draw on large pieces of paper to create a mural and try to draw what they see outside their homes.  What will it be?  A neighbors cat, a mail truck?  Early man drew on the wals that which they feared and what they interacted with on a daily basis.  We will discover what impression is made by the environment of each student.    Materials will be provided.  Students must bring a flashlight with them.

Art - the caves continued
Week 2   

The Ancients. 
Week 3   

The Essence of Line
Drawing at its most basic and simplest forms
Students will need their sketchbooks and pencils.

We will look at some art styles and get an understanding of what an artist needs to know and why.

Don's notes: Trades, figure skating

Week 4

Pharoah Pharoah, Whoa baby let my people go.

The Egyptians were a very powerful nation.  They made significant contributions in art and architecture.
They played a significant part the lives of GOD's people.  We will learn about art as communication.  Basic language and sharing their culture.

Color PPT

Jewel Of the Nile  Eqypt PPT

Color Wheel

Shapes Game Home exercise

As we go deeper into Africa we begin to meet ather civilizations and tribes.  Since modern civilization had not infiltrated deeper into the regions of central Africa many tribes were more primitive.  The peoples of Central Africa have a rich cultural heritage.  The land is also the home for a wide variety of wildlife.  Elephants, lions, hyenas, wildebeasts roam the endless grasslands.  The Serengeti  is a vast region with numerous species of wildlife.  As late as 1813 most of Africa was unexplored.

Ther is no class today.  The link will give you the PPT presentation and assignment.  Next week we will build our African masks.

African Cultures 

Beyond the Nile
Week 5

The Dark Continent
Week 6

In the 1870's  Africa was still an undiscovered land.  Few white men ventured into the disease infested jungles.  David Livingstone explored much of the central area discovering many unknown bodies of water including the majestic Victoria Falls.  He was appalled by the brutality he witnessed as European and Arabic nations collected the local population to be sold as slaves.  The peoples of Africa have a rich culture.  Their art can be seen in their ceremonial masks.

Our next project will be to design and build a ceremonial mask in the tradition of the peoples of Africa.

Drawing Techniques
Old Pictures, New ways
Week 7

We will learn of new drawing techniques and learn about etching and drawing with ink.   We will not do any etching but we will use etching techniques. 

The following Youtube videos  wil help these lessons.

Drawing Techniques video

Primarily a sculptor he remains one of the great artists of all time.
Fresco Painting
Most painting during this time period was done on walls on churches and public buildings to educate a public that had a high illiteracy rate.  This is wat the Sistine Chapel looked like before it was painted.
The Artist in Society 
January  2018
A Detail from the Ceiling
In 2018 we will begin to look at individual artists and how they developed and their impact in their during their times. 

Click here for the powerpoint Presentation

The Powerpoint has the video imbedded and the link is below.

This is a detail of one of the figures on the chapel ceiling.
Mosaic Storytelling
Mosaics depicted scenes of everyday life.  Here gladiators battle each other in the arena
Mosaic People
The people of the ancient world are recorded on the walls.  People could see who was prominent and see who they are.  It was like the Facebook of Rome!
When in Rome - Mosaics 
January  12, 2018
The word of GOD and the story of JESUS is depicted for all to see and understand.  The BIBLE is illustrated for the first time. 
In the ancient world the mosaic was a high form of art.  It was beautiful and functional.  It was used on floors and used on walls.  The mosaic was made up of small tiles, glass or stones and the images told the story of the culture at the time.  As Christianity spread the Mosaics told the story of JESUS to a population that for the most part could not read or write.  Many mosaics have survived for thousands of years and are still being found by archaeologists.

Click here to see the PPT presentation.

Zero Perspective
This perspective refers to drawn objects that do not have a measured geometric relationship.  Usually people, plants and animals.   In this example the two people are the same size but since one is farther away he appears to be smaller
Perspective  -  Getting it Straight
One Point Perspective
Perspective is word you hear a lot in class.  It is an important word.  There are two definitions and an artist must know both.
perspective means "point of View".  It refers to where the artist is creating a piece and where the artist places the viewer.  If drawing a fish for example do you want the viewer looking at it to be in the water with it or looking at it out of the water.  This applies to all art.  Where and how is the viewer looking at the object.
Perspective Part 2  -  Linear Perspective
This is how you make an object on a flat surface like a paper look three dimentional.   There are four types of linear perspective.  We will learn three of them.   All three have two things in common and are very important.

1.  Horizon line.  The horizon is the line that represents the curve of the earth.  It is not always where the land meets the sky.  The easy thing is that we decide where thyat line is on our paper.  More in class.

2.  Vanishing Point.  This is the spot on the horizon that helps you to draw the correct lines to place an object correctly in space. 

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation.


The background line is the horizon.  The train tracks at the horizon are the same size as the closer tracks.  They appear smaller because they are vanishing at the vanishing point.  The telephone poles are doing the same thing.   One point means one vanishing point.
Two Point Perspective
Two point perspective requires two vanishing points.  There is a singular feature that helps you determine whether you need to use one point or two point.  Look at the above illustration and the lower one and see if you can find the key feature that is different. 
Currier Museum of Art
This week we will travel to the Currier Museum of Art.  Below is our itinerary.
11:00 arrive
11-11:30  lunch in a reserved room
11:30 guided tour begins
After guided tour  Art project
The link below will open a Powerpoint Presentation.  It is very direct, few words but the last slide has rules for the gallery.  you cannot use ink to take notes only pencils and most importantly no touching of the artwork and no photography. 

Click here for the intro Presentation