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Art & Craft

Telesis Classes Winter/Spring 2015

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.

hand with paintbrush and paint palette

Advanced Silk Scarf Painting: Special Effects on Silk

Drawing:

Abstract Pastel Drawing

Basic Drawing

Drawing the Human Figure

Digital Photography:

Take it Off Auto! Using Your Point-and-Shoot Camera to its Full Capacity

Turn Your Snapshots into Fine Art Photography

Exploring World Cultures Through Art and Music

Polish Paper-Cutting:

Wycinanki: The Art and Tradition of Polish Paper Cutting

Nalepianki: Polish Paper-Cutting on Easter Eggs

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Watercolor I

Watercolor II

Zentangle:

Introduction to the Meditative Art of Zentangle

Zentangle: Expanding Your Practice

 

 

BASIC DRAWING
6 Thursdays, February 12 – March 19

Begin your exploration of drawing—no experience necessary. We will work in a step-by-step manner, developing from simple shapes to more complex still life objects, while learning the basics of atmospheric perspective and shading.

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

TCA-286-01
6:30 – 9:30 p.m./Limit 14/$147
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

 

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DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE
6 Thursdays, March 26 – April 30

This intermediate-level class will focus on drawing from a live, partially clothed model (swimsuit or leotard). Through individual and group instruction, we will discuss anatomy and learn about bones and muscles as a foundation for drawing the human figure. Additional attention will be given to the way light falls and creates form. Develop drawing skills in pencil, charcoal, and conte crayon.

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

TCA-913-01
6:30 – 9:30 p.m./Limit 12/$147
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 Students must have an understanding of basic drawing skills. Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

 

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WATERCOLOR I
6 Mondays, February 23 – March 30

Lose yourself in the beauty and flow of the creative process of watercolor! This class is designed for individuals who have little or no experience working with watercolor, and for those who would like additional instruction while learning the basics of watercolor painting with a focus on technique. You will learn what makes one painting more eye appealing than another and how to achieve it in your own work. Through demonstration and individual assistance, the instructor will help you to achieve exciting results. Paint from your own photographs or from those provided by the instructor. 

Instructor: Joyce Eesley, BA in Art Education, Alverno College

TCA-250-01
6:00 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$138
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

 

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WATERCOLOR II
6 Mondays, April 13 – May 18

Increase your knowledge and ability to handle this exciting medium. This class is designed to enhance watercolor skills and increase your ability to use a variety of materials and specialized techniques. Learn to understand the essentials of value, color, and composition. It is strongly recommended that you take Watercolor I prior to taking this class. You will be painting from your own references or those supplied by the instructor.

Instructor: Joyce Eesley, BA in Art Education, Alverno College

TCA-358-01
6:00 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$138
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

 

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ABSTRACT PASTEL DRAWING
4 Wednesdays, February 18 – March 11

Learn the media of pastels while expressing yourself through abstraction. Starting with the basics, we will discuss techniques for using pastels such as blending and layering. Then we will move on to subject by covering the realm of abstraction. Historical examples of abstract painting and drawing, along with a lecture on composition and formal issues, will help students to understand the decision making process of abstract painting. This class is perfect for beginners!

Instructor: Beki Borman, BFA, Visual Artist

TCA-914-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$82
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Supply list will be sent with confirmation.

 

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ADVANCED SILK SCARF PAINTING: SPECIAL EFFECTS ON SILK
2 Thursdays, February 12 & 19

Whether you have silk painting experience or not, this class will offer something new and exciting. Learn how to use common household products like shaving cream and table salt to create special effects on your hand-painted silk scarves. Then, add detail to your scarves by painting with metallic pigments. In this two-part class, each student will create four unique scarves that are ready to wear. No previous art experience required; open to all levels. All supplies are included.

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

TCA-276-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 10/$93

 

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WYCINANKI: ART & TRADITION OF POLISH PAPER-CUTTING
Thursday, February 26

Learn the traditional Polish art form of Wycinanki (paper-cutting) and create three different colorful works of art using cutting and layering techniques: Star, Tree of Life, and Polish Rooster. Patterns will be provided for the basic designs, and then participants will use their creativity to embellish their cut-outs with layers of colorful paper. A brief history and background of this art form will also be discussed. Creating Wycinanki is a great way to learn about Polish culture while keeping it alive today. No previous art experience required; all supplies are included.

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

TCA-820-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 15/$44

 

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NALEPIANKI: POLISH PAPER-CUTTING ON EASTER EGGS
Thursday, March 12

Discover a new way to make Wycinanki (traditional Polish paper-cuttings) part of your Easter traditions! In this class, participants will learn how to use the Wycinanki technique to decorate Easter Eggs by gluing the paper cut-outs to real eggs. Each student will create two colorful Easter Eggs to take home in time for the upcoming holiday. Re-useable patterns are included and Polish Easter traditions will be discussed. Come and learn about Polish culture while exercising your creativity! No previous art experience required; all supplies are included.

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

TCA-119-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 15/$42

(Be sure to check out our special evening event, "A Polish Easter Celebration," on March 25! Click here for details.)

 

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POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY
4 Thursdays, May 7 - 28

Join us as we delve into this beautiful, colorful material called Polymer Clay! We will make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pins using a variety of techniques. Class size is very limited, so register early. Most supplies are purchased from the instructor; you will need to buy your own tissue blades for polymer clay (google those words to purchase online). All materials and tools are used at your own risk.

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

TCA-751-01
6:30 – 9:30 p.m./Limit 8/$112
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Students will need to pay $45 cash to the instructor at the first class to cover in-class use of materials and tools.

 

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THE MEDITATIVE ART OF ZENTANGLE®
Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it. Increase your focus and creativity, and gain artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Try the introductory class to learn the basic principles and gain support and confidence, then move on to the 3-session class which will further develop your skills. All supplies are included.

Instructor: Jane Glodoski, Certified Zentangle® Instructor

(NOTE: It is strongly suggested that students have taken an introductory class before participating in the Expansion class.)

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE®
Thursday, April 9

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

 

ZENTANGLE®: EXPANDING YOUR PRACTICE
3 Thursdays, April 16 – 30

TCA-963-02
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$91

 

ZENTANGLE®: INTRODUCTION + EXPANDING YOUR PRACTICE
TCA-963-03/$120

 

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TAKE IT OFF AUTO!
Using your Point-and-Shoot Camera to its Full Capacity
Wednesday, March 18

Learn how to use the settings on your point-and-shoot digital camera to get the most out of your camera and maximize your creativity just in time for the holidays! We will cover basic and advanced settings—and when to use them—and we’ll practice shooting and view the results in Photoshop. Please bring your camera (fully charged), the manual if you have it and the cord or a card reader to download photos.

Instructor: Jill Newton Moore, MA, MFA, Professor in Communication & Technology Department, Alverno College

TCA-812-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 10/$38

 

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TURN YOUR SNAPSHOTS INTO FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Tuesday, April 21


This class will take you through Photoshop tools that will help you fine-tune your photographs in order to achieve strong image quality. We will examine color adjustments, tonal range, cropping, and various filters. You can work with your own images or those provided by the instructor. If you bring your own, be sure to bring them on your camera or on a jump drive; don’t pull pictures off of Facebook or your phone—image quality will be too low. Please bring a jump drive to save both your original and altered photos. 

Instructor: Jill Newton Moore, MA, MFA, Professor in Communication & Technology Department, Alverno College

TCA-810-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 10/$38

 

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