DESCRIPTION: The goal of this class is to expose students to significant works of Master Artists in history, tracking them down through the Art Movements through ancient, classical, and contemporary times, while being grounded in Bible truth. Their weekly artwork is their creative response to the lesson for the week. This is a 3-in-one class: History, Bible, and Art! In each themed 8-week cycle, enrollees will:
- Study the Masters in Painting, Illustration, Animation, Sculpture and Architecture,
- Filter historical facts though Biblical truth,
- Respond to the lesson through an art prompt inspired by an art movement, a Masters’ life, art style or creative process through weekly projects. From time to time, students will be given free reign to express themselves in the medium of their choice (even digital art or literary work), and
- Hone skills through real-time demos for drawing and painting sessions.
Class Notes, announcements, assignments and Final Project posts will be communicated through a Class Group Chat using the cellphone number of parent(s)/guardian(s). Facebook Messenger will be used for Middle Schoolers (Grades 3-6) to accommodate students overseas and Viber will be used for High Schoolers (Grades 7-12). This Group Chat will be composed of the enrollees, their parents, Teacher Chacha, and LP Representative Brittney Ong. Each Cycle or Quarter is themed to prepare the student progressively through a two-year course that will cover all Art Movements and likewise expose the student towards the use of various media.
Jesus Impacts the World as Evidenced in Medieval Art
Day 1 & 2: Lecture & Projects on Illuminated Manuscripts
Day 3 & 4: Lecture & Projects on Relief Sculpture & Plaster Casting
Day 5 & 6: Lecture & Projects on Metalwork: Embossing & Enameling
Day 7 & 8: Lecture & Projects inspired by Stained Glass
For those Senior High students who have their sights set for a career in the Arts, this Appreciating the Masters Online Art Class and your resulting portfolio will give you a solid foundation and a great head start!
Learn more here. Scroll down to the bottom to see the content of the past cycles.
INSTRUCTOR: Teacher Chacha Garcia
A childhood filled with art classes, a diploma on BS Architecture UP Diliman, employment with the late National Artist for Architecture Arch Bobby Manosa and later with fiber artist Docey Lewis, a Solo Exhibit on Sculpture at Ayala Museum in 1995 all contribute to Chacha's knowledge and experience to teach the Arts from many facets.
Having taught Sculpture at the Master's Academy to homeschoolers in 2010-2013, and now done with her 13-year homeschool journey with son Carlos, Teacher Chacha is excited to be back!
AGE REQUIREMENT: 9 years old and above (or Grade 3 and above)
COURSE LEVEL: No prior knowledge required to attend this class
FREQUENCY: Once a week, 8 sessions
Recordings are provided for students who missed any sessions for the whole cycle.
Grades 3-6: Mondays, 2:00-3:00pm
Grades 7-12: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm
Grades 3-6: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm (open when 2:00-3:00pm is full)
Grades 7-12: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm (open when 2:00-3:00pm is full)
There will be a maximum number of 8 students per session. If more than 8 students enroll per session, a 4:00-5:00pm session will be opened on the same day.
Classes will start in January 2022. You will be receiving a separate email regarding the start of classes, calendar, schedules, and other important reminders.
Coverage of Past Cycles
Cycle Two - Tracing Biblical Truth Through the Human Figure from Ancient Art to Anime
Topics: Prehistoric Cave Art, Egyptian Art, Drawing the Human Figure, Greek and Roman Sculpture,
Why Jesus had to be a Man, Drawing a Face, Self-Portrait: My Identity in Christ
Media: Watercolor pencils, Oil pastels, poster paint, assorted pens
Left to right by Kerrine Dionisio Gr 4, Kelsie Dionisio Gr 4, Mathew Estimo Gr 6
Left to right by Kathy Silverio Gr 9, Mariel Ongchoco Gr 10, Danae Andrada Gr 10
Teacher Chacha: We did something different in Cycle 2. I granted a student permission to express his creativity through creative writing, as he felt more confident in this talent than in his drawing skills. I must say that Rin Padilla never failed to delight us with his poems and short stories.
Cycle One - The Power of Imagination:
Topics: Claude Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Wassily Kandinsky, Norman Rockwell
Media: Watercolor pencils, oil pastels, poster paint
Left to right by Gabrielle Soon Gr 3, Rianne Andigan Gr 6, Alex Lee Gr 4
Left to right by Lee Go Gr 12, Kat Guillermo Gr 11, Bea Sarmiento Gr 11