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Continuing Education: Art & Craft

Telesis Classes Summer 2013

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

Basic Portrait Drawing

Landscape Painting

Learn to Draw What You See

The Meditative Art of Zentangle®

Mixed Media Painting

Open Studio

Tapestry Weaving

Wycinanki

 

BASIC PORTRAIT DRAWING
5 Wednesdays, July 31 – August 28

If you would like to graduate from drawing a basic smiley face or stick figure, then this class is for you! In this class for beginners we will learn to render proper facial proportion and learn how to draw features as well as hair. Expect to surprise yourself! You will get plenty of practice with the help of an experienced portrait artist and will end with a beautiful final portrait drawing.

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

TCA-243-01
6:30 – 9:30 p.m./Limit 10/$136
NOTE:
Supply list will be sent with confirmation.


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LANDSCAPE PAINTING
3 Mondays, August 5 - 19

This class will focus on painting landscapes using acrylics and working from photographs. You will study the elements of a landscape and understand how acrylic painting technique can be used to recreate a scene. Learn how to achieve elements such as depth, atmosphere and feeling while discussing techniques and compositions. Finally, you will work from your own images to create successful, finished landscape paintings.

Instructor: Beki Borman, BFA, Visual Artist

TCA-945-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$64
NOTE:
Supply list will be sent with confirmation.


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LEARN TO DRAW WHAT YOU SEE
4 Mondays, July 8 – 29

Anyone can learn to draw!  In this class you will learn to accurately draw what you see and not what you think you see. We will explore drawing techniques by starting with identifying basic shapes and then progressing to complex compositions. You will learn to draw with movement, create accurate proportions and master value.

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

TCA-286-01
6:00 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 12/$112
NOTE:
Supply list will be sent with confirmation.


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THE MEDITATIVE ART OF ZENTANGLE®
Thursday, June 27

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/$40
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All supplies are provided.


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MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
3 Thursdays, August 15 - 29

With a focus on media, students will start with a theme, image or idea and create mixed media paintings. Subject matter will be open to students for creating unique and personalized works. We will learn and practice techniques for combining acrylics, oils, pastels, pencils, paper and more to achieve desired effects. Touching on design and composition also, this class will delve into the heart of art making. Class critiques will provide feedback and direction. Open to all levels of experience.

Instructor: Beki Borman, BFA, Visual Artist

TCA-932-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 12/$64
NOTE:
Supply list will be sent with confirmation.


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OPEN STUDIO
Session I: 5 Tuesdays, June 25 – July 23
Session II: 5 Tuesdays, July 30 – August 27

Enjoy time to work in any painting or drawing media, as well as polymer clay. Bring work that you have been longing to finish or start something new! You will develop your skills through individualized instruction and positive group critiques. Instructor Irene Angeles has a degree in Painting and Drawing with extensive graduate-level work in Art Education. She is familiar with most media and will teach and help as needed.

Instructor: Irene Angeles, BFA, Art Instructor

Session I: TCA-9B1-01
Session II: TCA-9B1-02
6:30 – 9:30 p.m./Limit: 10/$75
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 No solvents are allowed. If you are using oil paint, obtain directions for alternative materials from the Telesis office at 414-382-6177.


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TAPESTRY WEAVING
2 Thursdays, August 1 & 8

In this two-part workshop, you will learn the traditional technique of tapestry weaving while creating your own hand-woven wall hangings. In the first session, we will make simple hand-held looms, learn various hand-weaving stitches and design our own imagery. In the second session, we will finish our weavings and remove them from the looms. World hand-weaving traditions will also be discussed. Come and learn a new skill while making an original work of art for your home! No previous art experience required; all supplies are included.

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

TCA-912-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 15/$60


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WYCINANKI
The Art & Tradition of Polish Paper-Cutting
Thursday, July 11

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/$39


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