Core Program


Learn from premier fine artist and teacher Sharon Hofer following the proven system she developed at her physical art school over 20 years of teaching. Throughout this five time award-winning program, Sharon encourages artists to do projects that will bring them real confidence and teach them actual fine art skills. Release your students creativity by trying experimenting with new methods and media. In each level of the Core Program Sharon has included many different media and project types. As she teaches, Sharon introduces students to important art concepts at their level. This program encourages students to explore their media interests and is designed to grow them into competent artists.

Program Features

6 Levels, 63 Projects, 209 Lessons, 24 Unique Media

Note regarding media:
Variations within some media are not included in the number above. Ink for instance has five or more variations including Tombow, Bombay, Alcohol, Sharpie, Ink Blocks, and more. Each of these variations is dealt with in at least one project.

Note regarding supplies:
Good quality supplies are vital for your students success. Supplies are not included. You will always save money if you purchase your supplies on your own. We provide lists, links to the supplies, and brand recommendations.

Art Media Taught

Acrylic, Balsa Carving, Batik, Block Printing, Colored Pencil, Conte' Crayon, Copper Tooling, Glass Mosaic, Gouache, Ink, Mixed Media, Oil Pastel, Pencil/Charcoal, Sculpture, Silk Painting, Soft Pastel, Watercolor, Watercolor Pencils, and Wood Burning

Art Skills Taught

Color theory, Composition, Contrast, Depth of field, Design, Dynamic Range, Emphasis, Highlights, Perspective, Shadow, Shape, Sight-Sizing, Symmetry, Foundations of portraiture, Shading, Seeing and incorporating value, Proportion, Center of interest, Lost and found edges, Media specific skills, Unity, Volume, and more!

Core Beginners Level

Core Level 1

Core Level 2

Core Level 3

Core Level 4

Core Level 5

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