Danielle Peters

SPECTRA Artist
Visual Arts

Available only to Schools

Danielle Peters received her MFA in Printmaking and Paper Arts and has taught as an adjunct professor at universities across the U.S. She pulls from her academic background to create youth curriculum that make contemporary art concepts and practices fun and easy to understand! She is also the Creative Arts Director at the Boys and Girls Club where she brings youth art into the community through projects such as Moments of Transcendence at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the Homeless Garden Project. She also teaches private and small group Digital and New Genre Art lessons out of her Tannery Arts studio, Studio 105. Her paper installations, costumes, sculptures, and dioramas have been included in several major competitive printmaking and works-on-paper exhibitions including the Southern Graphics Council International selected portfolio exhibition, “Navigating Currents.” Peters has exhibited widely across the U.S. and abroad in countries such as Egypt, Argentina, Canada, Poland, South Korea, and Japan.

You can view her work at www.daniellepeters.com


website: www.daniellepeters.com
email: danap_25@yahoo.com
phone: 949-413-9104

Paper Arts

In this class students will experiment with paper to create two- and three- dimensional artworks. They will be asked to think beyond paper's traditional uses and conceptual implications in art and culture. They will learn the histories and methods of various paper manipulation techniques such as collage, dioramas, papel picado, origami, Indonesian shadow puppetry, wheat pasting, and creating surface texture for 3-D forms. Students will also be introduced to contemporary artworks by famous paper artists such as Swoon, Adrien Colburn, Andy Byers, and Kara Walker.

State Standards to be addressed: Visual Art, Social Sciences

Grade level: K-12
Fee: $50 an hour

Relief Printmaking

This course will introduce students to the rich history and exciting process of relief printmaking. Students will learn about the role various forms of printmaking played in the birth of mass media (particularly modern relief printmaking’s role in Mexico from the 1920-1950’s) and receive a hands on learning experience as they learn about basic printmaking tools, vocabulary, and traditional and contemporary techniques. Students will explore the entire linocut process: experimenting with mark-making, planning and drawing out images, carving, and hand printing an edition. Each student will leave this course with a basic knowledge of printmaking within its historical context, two editions of relief prints, and the know-how needed to continue making prints in the convenience of their home!

State Standards to be addressed: Visual Arts, Social Sciences

Grade level: 5-12
Fees: $50 an hour

Introduction to Watercolor (Realism & Abstraction)

The goals of this class are to assist young artists in developing observational painting and color mixing skills. Students will learn to use subtle changes in color saturation, hue, tint, tones, and shades in order to create interesting, complex, and realistic effects in their compositions. In order to gain experience working within representational and abstract modes of image making students will be studying still lifes of plants and sea life, and then using perspective, scale, and color to create abstract versions of these still lifes. Microscopic images of the the cellular make up of these plants and shells will also be brought into class for a special lesson in pattern play! We will look at painters and scientific illustrators such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Michelle Banks, and David Goodsell.

State Standards to be addressed: Life Science, Visual Arts

Grade level: 5-12
Fees: $50 an hour

Shadow Puppetry

In this class students will experiment with paper to create shadow puppets. They will learn the history of shadow puppetry in various cultures and countries such as Indonesia and China. They will learn and develop their skills in silhouette cutting, lighting, and storytelling.

State Standards to be addressed: Visual Art, Social Sciences, Language Arts

Grade level: K-12
Fees: $50 an hour

Wearable Art

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history and application of body adornment within the context of fine art and various cultures throughout the world. The class will discuss the different ways in which people use body decoration (wedding rings, face paint, piercings, tattoos, hats, head dresses, ceremonial costumes, makeup) to communicate status, aesthetic values, and identity. In this class we will question the tradition and meaning behind the ways in which we decorate our bodies through researching, exaggerating, and reinterpreting these various modes of adornment. We will pull from popular culture, history, art, crafts, and our own heritage for inspiration and create our own body art using various materials such as paint, paper, recycled material, paper, glue, repurposed clothing, and fabrics.

State Standards to be addressed: Visual Art, Social Sciences

Grade level: K-12
Fees: $50 an hour