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Eastern Iowa Arts Academy - Professional Instructors

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Eastern Iowa Arts Academy provides students with excellent leadership and instruction in all areas of the arts. Currently, EIAA has over 45 staff members who specialize in art, dance, drama, creative writing, cultural arts and music instruction.

 

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Sarah Novak

BIO
I teach Visual Arts at Harding Middle School. I hold a Masters of Education in Art, and specialize in photography and ceramic sculpture. I always enjoy a hands-on approach to learning. Art is a creative outlet for self expression, and I believe everyone is creative in some way. I merely provide an outlet for the individual to tap into it.



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Available Classes

Class NameClass DescriptionClass CategoryFeeClass LocationSchedule
Mythological BeastsGreek myths are exciting adventure stories enjoyed by people all over the world. Learn all about these heroines, villains and beasts. Students will then create drawings, watercolor paintings, 3-D models, and more.The gods, goddesses and myths of ancient Greece will spring to life in your artwork. Join us on an adventure into history!art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
Beads n More!Design your own jewelry and show off your unique style! Students will build their own beads out of brightly colored modeling clay adding baubles and other fun accessories. Learn innovative bead techniques with Mrs. Novak!art0.00HardingThursday
3:00-4:00
Multimedia; Draw, Paint, CollageA true artistic adventure! Explore various techniques with graphite, vine charcoal, and oil pastels. Learn how to draw from different points of view. Students will make their own sketchbooks, which will be used to capture and realize their ideas. Combine your own drawings with other images to enhance collages.art0.00HardingMonday
3:00-4:00
Steampunk Mixed MediaWhat if you put Science Fiction, Fantasy, the beauty of the historical Victorian era and modern technology all together? You would have Steampunk! We will make Steampunk artwork with all sorts of stuff- let’s learn use-ful clay hand building techniques, take apart found items like watches and calculators, and look for all sorts of weird objects to make Steampunk art. Come and check it out!art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
Bring on the BlingGOT BLING? Well come in to the Art room and make some! We’ll create jewelry, trinkets, brooches, and cute knick-knacks to give as gifts for your friends or keep for yourself! Imagine…Create…Wear it!art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
Mosaic TilingEver wonder how it feels to display your artwork where EVERYONE can see it? Do you like to make art with clay? During this class, we will make a large mural to be displayed at Harding Middle School permanently. You’ll get to bust up tiles, add fun items like dice, dominoes, and other fun things. Together, we’ll create a fantastic mural!art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
“There’s No Place Like Home”What if you looked out your window and saw something amazing?! Would you see zombies? Fairies? Dragons and Knights? A beautiful sunset? We’ll use CLAY to create a window with a view- where will your imagination take you? What will you see? This 4-week session will be a fun and engaging way to make a fun clay project after school. Come check it out! art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
Castles in the UKWe’ll take a virtual walk around the British countryside and peak around the castles where kings and queens have walked the halls. Using the eye of an artist, we will construct an imaginative 2-D clayscape in the style of the British countryside including a castle! Ever wondered what it would be like to wear the Crown Jewels? We’ll create our own royal portraits complete with a crown that will Sparkle and Shine. So excited to see you there… “Ta Ta!”art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Art in MotionDo you like to create large scale unique art pieces? If you do, you do not want to miss this opportunity! Come and create life sized, multi-dimensional cardboard masks to be used in a performance setting at EIAA’s first annual, “United Arts Showcase” on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Kennedy High School. The performance masks will depict the cultures of South America, China, Australia and North America. If desired, you can even by the “controllers” of the masks in the United Arts Showcase performance. art0.00HardingTuesday
3:00-4:00
Art of Ancient Greece- Traveling Back in TimeExperience the rich culture of ancient Greece! As we travel back in time, looking at ancient artifacts, we will be inspired to create our own masterpieces. We will make sculptural vases out of clay, paint heroes and monsters from Greek Myths, and learn about ancient Greek Culture.art0.00TaftTuesday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Springtime in JapanThis class is perfect for middle school art students of all abilities. The course will delve into various Japanese art forms. Japanese watercolor and ink techniques will be examined in addition to other techniques. Do you like anime? The class will explore different Japanese cartoon artists and draw in their styles. What's better than painting and drawing? Sushi! Although the class won't be eating any, they will design sushi plates and make mini-sushi using modeling clay. As a bonus the participants may even learn a few Japanese words! art0.00TaftTuesday
3-4
Taft - Crafty AmericanaAmericana are a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. We plan to celebrate the art of Grant Wood, recreating the iconic “American Gothic” using plaster, paint, and imagination! Young artists will weave a contemporary spin on arts and crafts that incorporate elements of various American roots and styles. Be prepared to get crafty and enjoy the creative American journey! Note: Student art work will be exhibited at the United Arts Showcase on Saturday, May 13th at Harding Middle School. Details about the exhibit will be provided by the instructor as the date approaches. art0.00TaftMonday
3pm-4pm

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