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Art & Craft

Telesis Classes Summer 2014

Explore your creativity and develop new skills through classes taught by experienced, professional teaching artists. Small class sizes ensure individualized attention and encourage independent growth.

 

Basic Drawinghand with paintbrush and paint palette

Bookmaking: Eco Plant Transfer

Embroidery with "Shisha"

Indian Film Festival

The Meditative Art of Zentangle®

Painting Outdoors

Silk Scarf Dyeing with Resists

Stencil, Silk-Screen & Block Print: Textile Printing Workshop

 


EMBROIDERY WITH “SHISHA”
3 Mondays, June 9 – 23

“Shisha” in Hindi means “mirror” and can refer to the beautiful Indian embroidery style that incorporates tiny mirrors. Learn how to add “shisha” or “shishe” (many mirrors) to fabric and make it an eye-catching creation. If you enjoy embroidery, then adding these small mirrors can result in some wonderfully beautiful creations for almost any cloth: transform a shirt, tunic, cushions, center pieces, table runners and more—the possibilities are endless!

Instructor: Sunita Wadhwa

TCA-130-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 10/$69
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation; “sishe” will be provided by the instructor.

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BASIC DRAWING
6 Tuesdays, June 17 – July 29 (no class July 2)

Anyone can learn to draw! Learn the basics under the guidance of an experienced artist. We will begin working from simple objects and move to more complex organic still life objects as the sessions continue. Gain confidence and learn helpful tips as you work in pencil, charcoal and conte crayon while enjoying a relaxed and supportive learning environment. 

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

TCA-286-01
6:00 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 12/$147
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

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THE MEDITATIVE ART OF ZENTANGLE®
Thursday, June 26

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it! Drawing a Zentangle increases your focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction and increases your sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basic principles of Zentangle and will be supported in your artistic creations.

Instructor: Jane Glodoski, Certified Zentangle® Instructor

TCA-963-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$44
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All supplies are provided.


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BOOKMAKING: ECO PLANT TRANSFER
2 Tuesdays, July 8 & 15

Create a handmade book designed by nature! Start by making nature prints through a process that presses plant material between papers until the flowers and leaves give up their colors and shapes. Then use the pages to make a book using a simple bookbinding stitch and fabric cover. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring along any flowers or leaves you may want to try in this colorful plant transfer technique. See RuthRossDesigns.com for more about this class. All supplies are included.

Instructor: Betsy Rasmussen, BS, Owner of Ruth Ross Designs

TCA-255-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 12/$78
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All supplies are provided.

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PAINTING OUTDOORS
4 Thursdays, July 17 – Aug 7

Experience the exhilaration of painting outdoors! Painting from life offers you the great benefit of observing the nuances of nature. In this class we will focus on acrylic paints and we will work outdoors, weather permitting. You will be able to observe directly the way colors change with the position of the sun. The basics of acrylic painting will be covered along with some useful tips about working from life and painting landscape.  Beginners are welcome!

Instructor: Beki Borman, BFA, Visual Artist

TCA-281-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$82
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.


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STENCIL, SILK-SCREEN & BLOCK PRINT: TEXTILE PRINTING WORKSHOP
3 Wednesdays, July 23 – August 6

In this three-part workshop, we will be using common household supplies to create stencils, silk-screens and printing blocks that will be used to print on fabric! Learn how to transform pillowcases, tee shirts, canvas bags and more by adding printed words and imagery. A variety of fabric items and printing ink will be available in class, or feel free to bring your own textile items to print. Each student will finish this class with three printed textile items AND reusable silk-screens and printing blocks to continue using at home. No art experience required.

Instructor: Kasia Drake-Hames, Owner, Artist & Instructor, KDH Art Studio

TCA-821-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 10/$93
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All supplies are included.

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SILK SCARF DYEING WITH RESISTS
Wednesday, August 20

This class is open to beginners, and to those who have taken previous silk scarf painting classes!  Participants will each create two ready-to-wear silk scarves, incorporating two new resist techniques: tie-dye and painting with a water-based resist solution.  Resists allow for more detail and control within the dyeing process, so bring your creative ideas and get ready to make some new wearable art!

Instructor: Kasia Drake-Hames, Owner, Artist & Instructor, KDH Art Studio

TCA-322-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 10/$53
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All supplies are included.

 

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