Art Bytes

Art Bytes: A digital romp in Art Appreciation

Each workshop session will last for 50 minutes of instructor’s presentation and participants’ interactive discussion. The sessions may be scheduled once per month, once per week, or in two days of intense focus (9:00-noon and 1:00-4:00pm). I will introduce concepts and topics by using digital and hands-on exemplars of artists’ work around the world and through the ages. No prior art background is required. Please email me on the Contact page to schedule this workshop.

Session 1:

The Foundations: Elements of Art, Principles of Design, Genres/Themes of Art & Vocabulary

Session 2:

The “Isms” and Movements in Art – Part I

  • Realistic Art
  • Abstract Art
  • Non-Objective Art
  • Conceptual Art
  • Formalism
  • Classicism
  • Impressionism

Session 3:

The “Isms” and Movements in Art – Part II

  • Expressionism
  • Cubism
  • Minimalism
  • Modernism
  • Surrealism
  • Pop Art
  • Postmodernism

Session 4:

Drawing (Materials, Processes, Techniques, and Drawing as a Foundational Skill)

Session 5:

Painting and Printmaking (Materials, Processes, Techniques)

Session 6:

Photography (Different Types of Cameras and Processes)

Session 7:

Fibers & Fabrics (Fabric Collage, Quilting, Weaving, Felting, Tatting, Knitting, Crocheting…)

Session 8:

Ceramics (Pinch, Slab, Coil, Wheel-Thrown, and Sculptural)

Session 9:

Sculpture (Additive, Subtractive, Substitution, and Manipulative)

Session 10:

Graphic Design (Logos, Branding, Marketing) and Illustration

Session 11:

Mixed-Media and Interdisciplinary Arts (Combining Visual Art Media with Dance, Literary, Musical, and Theatre Arts)

Session 12:

Developing Taste & A Collector’s Eye

Who I am:

I am an artist, art educator, and arts administrator. I have earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Art Education, Drawing, and Design; and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts. I am a curious, enthusiastic, life-long learner!

Who I am not:

I am not an art historian, an art critic, or an art appraiser. As appropriate and available, I will bring in co-presenters whose expertise in a given area is far greater than mine.


Revised August 2019