Teaching
 
As an art educator, Terry has worked with students from kindergarten age to adults.  She has taught art in public, private and religious schools, after-school programs, day-care, community and psychiatric outpatient treatment centers.  She incorporates her knowledge of painting, drawing, calligraphy, graphic design and photography in her teaching residencies.  
    
In all residencies, exploration of individual style and personal expression is stressed in a supportive environment.  Participants are encouraged to develop new skills and experiment with different materials.  Through these newly acquired abilities, the students are able to enjoy the creative process.  The content and class length are tailored to meet the students’ needs. 

Sample Courses:

Introduction to Drawing
    Using graphite, charcoal, flow-tip pens and conte crayon, participants will learn various drawing techniques and the fundamentals of composition, design, proportion, and perspective.  Inspiration will come from classroom set-ups, photographic sources, and design exercises. 

Drawing Workshop
    For students who have had some drawing experience, this more advanced course will highlight various drawing techniques and explore such materials as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and pen and ink. 

Painting Workshop 
    Using acrylics and/or watercolors students will learn color mixture and painting techniques on stretched canvas and watercolor paper.  Students will work from still-life arrangements, landscape, photographic sources and their imagination.

Italic Calligraphy 
    Students will explore the formal Italic “hand” of calligraphy, which flourished during the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy and Spain.  They will become familiar with the materials of the modern day scribe while learning how to write the upper and lower case of the alphabet.  Calligraphy pens, inks and markers will be used.

Uncial Calligraphy 
    Students will explore the rounded Uncial script from the time of England’s King Arthur.  Participants will be able to use their calligraphy skills to write a poem or quote of their choice.  Calligraphy pens and inks will be used. 

Calligraphy and Its Relationship to Mathematics 
    Using various calligraphy supplies, students will learn to construct letters of the Roman Capital alphabet from the reign of Emperor Trajan.  Calligraphy marker pens, protractors, rulers and triangles will be used.

Stamped and Printed Bookmarks 
    Using various stamping materials and collage materials, students will make personalized bookmarks.

Illustrating Poetry 
    Students may either write their own poem or choose their favorite quotation/song to be illustrated using a variety of materials such as pen and ink, tissue paper, foil papers, watercolors, colored pencils and acrylics. 

Writing and Illustrating a Small Book 
    Students will write original stories and assemble small books consisting of their own drawings and collages with handwritten and/or computer generated text.  Colored markers, colored pencils, collage papers, and gouache paints will be utilized.
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