The Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) Virtual Homeschool Art Program is an educational program designed to provide quality Visual Arts instruction for homeschooled students in Charles County, MD. The program will provide opportunities to learn and explore visual fine arts, art history, the relationships of art and culture, and develop a vocabulary for art appreciation via monthly Zoom sessions and video art lessons. The galleries at MCAC will serve as the backdrop to promote engagement in the visual arts.
The family oriented program will consist of six monthly sessions (3 in the Fall and 3 in the Spring) provided to Level One and Level Two students. The art lessons are aligned with the Maryland State Visual Arts Standards and will be taught by the program Coordinator with assistance from MCAC artists when needed. Work will be completed from home using a computer with an internet connection.
The structured approach will introduce students to specific art vocabulary, art styles and genres, art history and cultural relationships, and allow for a practical hands-on experience during each session, where the student will create a personal piece of art. The art pieces will be created, where possible, in an art journal format where the student will keep a sketchbook of entries from each session that will document all activities in written text and original art images. The Visual Journal will serve as an artifact of accountability that the student attended this art enrichment program. Students will need to purchase a 9x12 Sketchbook filled with plain white drawing paper (no lined paper) and buy some basic art supplies to complete the various assignments from home.
Sessions are held monthly on the first Thursday of each month. The dates are listed on the attached flyer. New this year is the addition of a Level Two class. This class will be available to those students who have completed Level One and is designed to make the work more challenging and to reinforce previously covered material. Level two students should continue working in the same Visual Journal they started in Level One. This will provide further documentation of their growth and development as an artist.
The age range for students joining the program is 11-18 years of age. The pricing structure is listed below.
One Child $32
Two Children $50
Three or more $75
Three ways to register:
Here online: scroll down below and fill out all three steps, OR;
Download the registration and consent forms (see buttons at top of this page),
complete them and mail them with your payment to: MCAC, P.O. Box 258, Marbury,
MD 20658, OR:
You may call to register by phone at 301-743-5159 (you will still need to mail in
your payment and consent form.)
Once registered, we will be sending you further updates including the access links for the Zoom and Video instructional components of the program.
The Homeschool Virtual Art Program is supported in part by a grant from the Charles County Charitable Trust