Classes

Here's a list of some of the classes that I've taken (at least the ones I can remember). They are listed with the most recent first.

Creative Process I UCSD Extension, Fall 2002
Course Description: In the supportive atmosphere of this studio class, you will explore a variety of art materials and techniques with stimulating projects that will spark your innate artistic abilities. Each week, students will experiment with a new medium: colored pencils, charcoal, markers, chalk pastels and colored paper, oil pastels, paints (watercolor, gouache or acrylic), mixed media, and non-art materials. Students will be guided through creative risk-taking exercises and assisted in developing a final project. Instructor: France-Marie Haeger, M.F.A., A.T.R., fine arts instructor, art therapist, and artist, is exhibiting her work and teaching in Switzerland and the U.S. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. She leads workshops in the creative process, art therapy and the expressive arts.

Ceramics I Palomar College, Winter 2002
Course Description: An introduction to basic forming techniques in clay and various surface treatments. Instructor: Gary Cohen

Fundamentals of Woodworking Palomar College, Winter 2002
Course Description: An introductory course in design and construction of wood products. Survey, use, and care and selection of woodworking machines and hand tools. Explanation of the basic techniques of milling, joinery, assembly, and finishing. Instructor: Russ Filbeck

Color Theory UCSD Extension, Fall 2001
Course Description: Discover the basic principles and elements of color theory. Through lectures, slides, and in-class studio work, you will develop an awareness of color and a deeper understanding of color theory. Topics include the scientific, psychological, and aesthetic aspects of color. Historic examples of color trends in art and design will also be discussed. Instructor: Carolanne Gano, M.F.A., ASTC, is principal of Gano Design Associates, a full-service design firm with 30 years of experience. She has taught design and art at the college level for over 20 years. Her designs have been published nationally and she is the recipient of national and international design awards.

Introduction to Painting UCSD Extension, Fall 2001
Course Description: Develop a strong foundation in painting. In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore basic painting techniques while developing visual awareness and artistic self-expression. Principles in two-dimensional art, choice and use of materials (tempera, gouache, acrylic), sound techniques in painting, mixing, and color combination will be studied through a variety of subject matter. Color perception, artistic skill, style and originality will be enhanced through the creative process in a supportive and stimulating atmosphere. Instructor: France-Marie Haeger, M.F.A., A.T.R., fine arts instructor, art therapist, and artist, is exhibiting her work and teaching in Switzerland and the U.S. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. She leads workshops in the creative process, art therapy and the expressive arts.

Picture Framing for Beginners Palomar College, September 2001
Course Description: Take the mystery out of picture framing! Learn to join frames; cut mats, glass and plexiglass; and finish your own framed print. We will cover design, measuring materials and tools. Instructor: Sue Berenda, Artist, Custom Framer

Foolproof Watercolor Palomar College, August 2001
Course Description: Watercolor painting has a reputation for being difficult and tedious. With the Foolproof Watercolor techniques, this old myth will be dispelled and you will learn how to consistently create wonderful paintings that will make you proud. In just a few hours, you will discover that watercolor painting can be fun and rewarding. Come to this class and discover the joy of painting and watercolor. Instructor: Carol Ravy

So You Thought You Couldnít Draw Palomar College, 2000
Course Description: Have you always wanted to draw but you thought you had to be born with talent? Itís not true! Award-winning artist Sandra Angelo will teach you a revolutionary drawing system that can transform you from amateur to artist in just a few simple steps. In this hand-on workshop you will learn:
  • An easy 4 step system for rank beginners
  • Why traditional art classes fail to reach the artistically challenged
  • The healing power of art
  • Inspiring stories of unskilled beginners who became amateur and professional artists
  • You will be amazed at your results!
Instructor: Sandra Angelo; author of numerous books and videos. She is also an Emmy nominated producer and columnist for several national magazines.

Introductory Drawing UCSD Extension, Spring 2000
Course Description: Instructor: Thia Nevius, M.F.A., has been a professional artist and teacher for 30 years. She has exhibited her artwork in Colorado, New Mexico, California and abroad. She has worked in all media including drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic and printmaking. Her work has been published in Davis Publications and more recently in California English.