SPECTRA ArtistVisual Arts
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Susana Terrell is a credentialed K-12 art teacher who currently teaches at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School and UCSC. A painter and printmaker, she holds a BA in studio art, an MA in Humanities from San Francisco State, and a 5th year certificate from UCSC. She specializes in drawing, painting and printmaking. Her interest in art history allows her to add culture and inter-disciplinary insights to the practice of making art.
phone: (831) 464-2447
Family Art Nights
Dressed Up Dogs & Cats
Inspired by imagery from 19th century political cartoons and the contemporary work of William Wegman, artists learn the basics of drawing dogs and cats, using collage for clothing and settings.
Description: Young artists use the beauty of Japanese art as their inspiration in making decorative fans by using curvilinear lines, flowing forms, and rich, full color. Natural subjects like flowers and animals are encouraged but anything is possible! After drawing on the paper, the fan is folded, glued, and completed with a ribbon.
Young artists use the beauty of nature as their inspiration in making small kites. Natural subjects like flowers and animals are encouraged but anything is possible! After painting on the paper, the kite is folded and assembled, ready to fly a short distance!
Hourly Fee: $50 (requires one hour of prep time)
Additional Materials Fee
Additional Family Art Night Fee
Mixed Media, Ongoing Art Classes (Community)
Make wonderful, imaginative pictures and sculptures using a variety of media and design principles. Using both observation and invention, create story-related and personally inspired pictures. Increase artistic skills by focusing on projects for sequential class sessions.
$15 for 1.5 hour class/pay by month in advance
2939 Renwick Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Fine Art Fundamentals
Using a variety of models from Western and non-Western art history, students explore media, style and culture through the elements and principles of 2D art. The lesson may be tailored to classroom curriculum.
Personal History and Portraits
"People and history come to life through a combination of journal entries and portraiture. Students learn that portraiture is more than faces and history is more than dates as they use pencil, pen, charcoal and pastels to create portraits of historical figures.
The workshop incorporates scale and composition with techniques of cross-hatching and shading. It may be tailored to a literature or history unit or be adapted to the developmental abilities of the students."
Drawing Meaning with Metaphors
"The Earth may be seen as an egg, time moving slowly may be visualized as a melting clock and a group of people may be visually compared to a flock of sheep. This workshop explores how ideas may be given form. Using editorial cartoons, advertising, slang, proverbs and surrealism, students will balance their individual expression with aesthetic valuing, employing pencil, pen, charcoal and pastels.
This lesson may be tailored to a literature or history unit or be adapted to the developmental abilities of the students."