TCVA Community Art School announces spring schedule



Article Published: Mar. 11, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
TCVA Community Art School announces spring schedule

The Community Art School returns to ASU's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts this spring.

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Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces its schedule of programs at the Community Art School.

Participants can try their hands at anything, from drawing, to creating collages, to visual journals. Preregistration and payment are required, and enrollment is limited.

Turchin Center members are eligible for discounted registration fees.

Register online at http://www.tcva.org/register; for personal assistance or more information, call (828) 262-3017.

The mission of the Community Art School is to make the diversity, creativity and critical thinking found in the visual arts more accessible to the regional Appalachian community.

Workshops and classes are available for art enthusiasts of all ages and artist levels. These educational opportunities are designed around the multifaceted exhibitions that are offered and are designed to stimulate the imagination, encourage creativity, develop perceptual awareness, and nurture a global perspective of visual culture.

Turchin Center members receive discounts for workshops, invitations to special members preview events, and numerous other benefits.

For more information about the Turchin Center's Community Art School, about becoming a member, or the upcoming exhibitions, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org.

Spring Programs

? "Express Yourself!" - Express Yourself! is a series of workshops sponsored by Turchin Center's Community Art School, the Expressive Arts Therapy Program, and the Art Department designed to help children and adults with developmental disabilities explore their feelings, develop their creativity, build their social network, and have fun through various arts activities.

Some sessions focus on the development of art techniques and some focus on the therapeutic aspect of the arts. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays, March 5 and 26. It will be taught by Kate Brinko. Cost is free; advanced registration is required.

? "Adult Community Artmaking I & II" -Discover the artist within using materials to create collages ... to create a new vision of your life. Enjoy creating art in community with others, inspiring one another as you work with materials found in your home to create images.

Adult Community Artmaking I: 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom. It will be taught by Pegge Laine as part of the Teens and Adults Programs. Cost is $45 for TCVA members; $55 for nonmembers.

Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call (828) 262-3017.

Adult Community Artmaking II: 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2 in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom. It will be taught by Pegge Laine as part of the Teens and Adults Programs. Cost is $45 for TCVA members; $55 for nonmembers. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call (828) 262-3017.

? "Figure Drawing with Tim Ford" - Participants in this weekend class will be led through a series of drawing exercises designed to strengthen familiarity with the figure and lead to more expressive and dynamic content. Participants will explore gesture and organization drawing using charcoal, graphite and paint. This course allows for a wide range of abilities from beginner to advanced. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ASU Art Department's Wey Hall, room 306, March 20-21, March 27-28, April 10-11, and April 17-18. It will be taught by Tim Ford as part of the Teens and Adults Programs. Cost is $45 for TCVA members; $55 for nonmembers.

Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call (828) 262-3017.

? "Visual Journals with David Modler" - This class will provide instruction for creating and maintaining an artifact known as a visual journal. A visual journal is similar to a traditional sketchbook or journal, so the class will incorporate reflective writing and image making in order to create personal meaning. Participants are encouraged to bring a new or old and neglected sketchbook and favorite art materials to begin their journey. Any other personal items that they would like to incorporate into their art making, such as ticket stubs, receipts, letters, photographs, etc., are also recommended. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, March 20 and 27, in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom. It will be taught by David Modler as part of the Teens and Adults Programs. Cost is $40 for TCVA members; $50 for nonmembers. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call (828) 262-3017.

To request or view a complete schedule of programs for children, teenagers, adults, seniors, and special populations, or for additional details about the Turchin Center and its upcoming exhibition programs, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org.

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