Welcome To Deana's Page

Deana Neibert, a native Oklahoman, spent the first 18 years of her adult life teaching theatre. In Oklahoma, she was the drama and stagecraft teacher at Edmond Memorial High School where she was a member of the International Thespian Society. While at EMHS, Deana directed over 30 plays and musicals. In 2010, her husband, Lee was offered a job as a theatre professor at USC Upstate. Deana then moved to South Carolina where she was the managing director of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre. Although Deana spent many hours designing and painting sets, making props, and sewing costumes, she decided to trade the stage for a paintbrush. In 2016, Deana decided that she was ready to study art full time and attended USC Upstate in order to become certified to teach art. Deana currently teaches art to children at the YMCA, in local schools as an Artist in Residence, and teaches privately. Deana also teaches art to special needs adults at USC Upstate. Deana’s latest artworks have been in shows at USC Upstate, The Chapman Cultural Center and The Kentucky Derby Museum. Deana is thrilled to join Whizkidme family and cannot wait for you to visit her classes.

Contact Me

class plan

Summer Semester

Artapalooza | 4-8 | Drop-In

 
 

Week

Session Topic/Theme

Class Structure 

Students will do & learn: 

Materials needed 

1

Exploring Castles

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their very own castle.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

2

Hot Air Balloons

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their very own hot air ballon.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

The Wonderful Sea Turtle

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a sea turtle.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

4

Happy Rainbows

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create collage rainbows with a smiling face.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker or sharpie

5

Textured Creatures

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their very own new creature with texture.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

6

Rainy Day Umbrellas

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a rainy day umbrella collage and drawing.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

7

Klee Cats

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a cat inspired by the famous artist, Paul Klee.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

8

Monet Water Lilies

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create water lilies inspired by the famous artist, Claude Monet.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush and water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

9

Kandinsky Inspired Animals

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create an animal using art techniques used by Kandinsky in his works of art.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker or sharpie

10

Silhouette Art

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create art using painted paper, scissors and a silhouette cut from black paper.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Black Paper
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush and water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Glue

11

A Fish In A Fish Bowl

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their very own fish in a fish bowl.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

12

Imaginary Towns

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their very own imaginary town buildings.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

 

13

Cute Kitten

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content:  What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a very cute baby kitten.


Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their artwork and discuss how they might use learned techniques in future art pieces. 

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

Summer Semester

Artapalooza | 9-14 | Progressive

Week 

Session Topic/Theme

Course Structure

Students will do &  learn: 

Materials needed 

Weeks 1 & 2 

(June 1 & 8)

Gumball Machines by Thiebaud

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a gumball machine using art and techniques by Wayne Thiebaud



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

Weeks 3 & 4

(June 15 & 29)

Seurat’s Pointillism

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a pointillism art piece using art and techniques by Seurat.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Acrylic or tempera paint

Weeks 5 & 6

July 6 &  13

Painting With Scissors (inspired by Matisse)

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create an art piece using art and collage techniques by Matisse.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Colored paper of various colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Weeks

7 & 8

July 20- 27

Surrealism Collage (inspired by Dali)

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a surrealist collage using art and techniques by Dali.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice
  • Magazines and junk mail that can be cut
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Weeks

9 & 10

Aug 3 & 10

Frida Kahlo’s Self Portraits

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create their own self portrait using the art and techniques by Frida Kahlo.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

Weeks

11 & 12

Aug 17-24

City by the Sea (inspired by Afremov)

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create a city by the sea using art and techniques inspired by Afremov.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice

Week 13

August 31

Kandinsky’s Overlapping Shapes

Intro: Getting to know you

Young artists will share who they are, what previous art experience they have, and what art means to them.  We will also go over all materials needed.


Content: What are we going to do?

Young artists will discover how to create an art piece using art and techniques by Kandinsky.



Closing: What did we do?

Young artists will share their understanding about line and pattern and show their piece so far.  We will discuss what we will do next week.

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Color makers of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Using The Class Plan

Please Note: Both Age Groups (if applicable) will follow the same class plan structure and content. The content delivery will  be tailored to the age group.