EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Spring 2014 Classes and Workshops
Adventures in Art (ages 4-6)
Instructor: Katy Langan
Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, Feb. 25 - April 15
Fee: $24 for Tarble members, $30 for non-members
Designed for young children, this class will introduce the elements of art through lessons in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media. The class will also reinforce the proper use of various art tools, such as scissors and paintbrushes, through a series of fun, exploratory projects.
Exploring Art (ages 7-9)
Instructor: Josh Doniek
Thursdays, 4:00-5:15pm, Feb. 27 - April 17
(Note: Class will not meet on March 13 & 27)
Fee: $30 for Tarble members, $36 for non-members
This class will guide young artists through explorations of the elements and principles of art through hands-on investigations in both 2-D and 3-D media. Students will work with drawing, painting, and mixed media while learning a variety of processes and techniques.
A World of Art(ages 10-14)
Instructor: Kit Morice
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 pm, Feb. 26 - April 9
(Note: Class will not meet on March 12)
Fee: $32 for Tarble members, $40 for non-members
Designed for older children, this class will explore a variety of media with an emphasis on art forms from cultures around the world. Students will be introduced to traditions from Africa, the Americas, and Asia while learning a variety of art techniques and processes.
These classes incorporate art history with studio practice in a variety of media. Students will be guided through hands-on explorations of the elements and principles of art while creating a series of fun and challenging projects. Lessons address Illinois State Standards in Fine Arts Education.
Instructor: Taylor Marcel
Fridays, 1 - 2:15 pm, Feb. 28 - May 2
Fee: $40 for Tarble Arts Center members, $48 for non-members
Registration deadline: Feb. 23
Instructor: Rhiannon Boehm
Fridays, 10-11:30am, Feb. 28 - May 2
Fee: $45 for Tarble Arts Center members, $54 for non-members
Registration deadline: Feb. 23
For Teens & Adults (ages 15 and over)
Glass Bead Making
Instructor: Dave Hunter
Friday, Feb. 28, 6 - 9 pm; Saturday, March 1, 9 am - 4 pm
Fee: $76 for Tarble members, $95 for non-members
This intensive weekend workshop will teach beginners all they need to know to create glass beads using Map gas and a “hothead” torch. For those with experience, different techniques will be explored, with time given to individual instruction regarding what each participant is interested in learning. Topics include glass physics, the history and types of glass, proper handling and use of equipment, surface decoration, shaping the glass, and making a bead within a bead.
Exploring Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Natalie M. Boyer
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 19 - April 9
Fee: $48 for members, $60 for non-members
A continuation of themes explored in Beginning Drawing held in the fall, students will explore various media and techniques in drawing and painting. Participants will work from a still life focusing on value, relative size/proportions and space. An introduction to color theory will also be presented. New students are welcome, too!
Pop Art Ornamental Ceramic Tiles
Instructor: Karen Reed
Friday, March 21, 6 - 8:30 pm; Saturday, March 22, 9:30 am - 4 pm; Monday, March 31, 6 - 8 pm
Fee: $70 for Tarble members, $84 for non-members
Students will choose an interesting or meaningful everyday household object or food item (ex: pizza cutter, phone charger, cocktail olive, slice of bacon) and do a simple line drawing of the object and format it to fit one 4”x 4" square. Participants will then make four separate clay tiles repeating the image on each tile. Engobes (colored slips) will be applied by brush in brightly contrasting colors or a monochrome palette as designed by each student. The individual pieces will be fired and then mounted on rigid boards for display as a finished composition.
The Tarble Arts Center offers a wide variety of educational and communityengagement programs, designed for area schools and the general public, including:
- School Enrichments (tours combined with participatory workshops)
- Arts-In-Education artist-residency for participating schools
- Guided tours of the exhibitions for schools and other groups
- Non-credit art classes and workshops for all ages*
- Classes for homeschooled youths
- Group tours to area museums to view special exhibitions
- Touring exhibitions designed for libraries and other public spaces
- Cooperative activities, including support for touring children’s theatre.
*Teachers please note: Most Tarble Arts Center classes may be taken for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Contact the office at 217-581-2787 for more information.
For more information contact the curator of education at 217-581-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM INFORMATION
Education and outreach programming designed for public school populations is a major focus for the Tarble Arts Center. These programs serve as a valuable classroom resource for east-central Illinois schools. They are funded in part by Tarble Arts Center membership contributions, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and other co-sponsors as listed.
A tour/studio program, the Fifth Grade Enrichment is offered during the spring for area fifth grade classes. In this two-hour program, students view and discuss objects on exhibition, and then apply some of the information learned through a hands-on art project. Subjects frequently deal with the culture and customs of other countries and civilizations, and “enrich” subjects taught in the classroom. Registration for this free program begins in December. Underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust.
Junior/Senior High Art Enrichment
The Junior/Senior High Art Enrichment Program combines a tour and studio experience, and is offered free of charge to junior and senior high school Art classes in the eight county area in October and November. Over a two and one-half hour visit students tour an exhibition, are exposed to new vocabulary and concepts, and create an original art work using challenging techniques and materials. To insure the quality of the experience, group size is limited to approximately twenty-five students. Underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust.
Arts-in-Education Artist Residency
Through this program designed and supported by the Illinois Arts Council (IAC), a professional artist works with students in the classroom. The artist is selected from a roster compiled by the IAC, and spends one week at each participating school as well as a “Core Group” class offered at no charge to community members. New approaches, concepts and media are emphasized. A one-month program held each fall, the Arts-in-Education residency is built upon a collaboration between participating public schools, the Illinois and Coles County Arts Councils, and the Tarble. Teachers interested in becoming involved in future residency programs should contact the Curator of Education in Nov. for the following school year.
Children’s Art Exhibition
The annual Children’s Art Exhibition is held at the Tarble Arts Center in May, and provides an opportunity for area art teachers to showcase their programs. Organized in cooperation with the area art teachers, this exhibition features works in a variety of art media by area K-12th grade students. Exhibition participation packages are mailed to Art teachers in January.
Teachers’ In-Service Workshops
The Tarble hosts hands-on workshops for area teachers in conjunction with the Arts-in-Education Residency program and an annual workshop co-sponsored with the Illinois Art Education Association. CEUs toward teacher recertification are available for workshop participants.
GUIDED Tours of Exhibitions
Docent-led tours are available throughout the year for most exhibitions. These guided tours provide a structured opportunity to learn about and discuss the art exhibited. Arrangements for tours should be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of the tour date requested. In addition to schools, docent-led tours are also available to youth and civic groups.
Non-Credit Classes and Workshops
Non-credit classes and workshops are offered in the fall, spring, and summer to community members aged four through adult. Information describing the offerings, including schedules and fees, are available in August for fall classes, in January for spring classes, and in May/June for summer workshops.
In addition to the spring, summer, and fall class sessions, the Tarble provides art instruction in the spring and fall for area homeschooled youths aged 4 through 14.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
The Tarble Arts Center has the option of canceling a class or workshop if there are fewer than the minimum number of students required. If the Tarble Arts Center cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment, the class fee will be refunded. A student withdrawing from a class after enrolling must notify the Tarble Arts Center on or before the registration deadline to receive a full class refund. Because classes are funded on a break-even basis, no refunds will be made for withdrawals after the registration deadline.
Group Tours to Area Museums
Group trips are offered to view special exhibitions at area museums in Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Fees and schedules vary according to available exhibitions.
Offsite and Outreach Programs
Traveling Exhibit of Area Schools’ Student Art
Through a partnership with Consolidated Communications Inc., Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Traveling Children’s Exhibit, an exhibit of art selected from the annual Children’s Art Exhibition, is toured throughout east-central Illinois to showcase area school art programs, demonstrate the importance of the arts in the school curriculum, and encourage interest in the visual arts; this program is sponsored by Consolidated Communications.