Today, we have a special treat! One of our students wrote about the experience she had in our mosaics course, offered in Fall of 2012 in partnership with the Mosaic Art Schools in North America. Read on to hear directly from her about the course, which is being offered again this quarter.
From the School and Studio
At the Art Center, we do a lot of work in schools and right here on site to help provide arts education programming to Chicago's youth. Today, Teresa Albor, a practicing artist, shares her perspective on her work with one of our outreach programs called Perspectives. In Perspectives, whole classrooms of kids come to the Art Center to get hands-on in our studios, exploring many different kinds of artistic styles, methods, and practices—with the help of a teaching artist like Teresa. Read on to find out what makes this work worth it for her, and head to our Outreach page to learn more about our programs.
- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
Our School and Studio Director, Michelle Beckett, is moving to Maine at the end month. Oh, how the Hyde Park Art Center will miss her! Luckily we were able to sit and talk to her about her time here. Read on for the full interview! Savannah West, Marketing & PR Intern
“I am extremely confident that I am leaving you in good hands,” Michelle Beckett said as we sat at the front desk. Michelle, who has been with the Hyde Park Art Center for over a third of her life, doubles not only as the Art Center’s School and Studio Director, but has also as a creative leader, visionary, and embodiment of all that we are today. She said, “This is where I felt I had a purpose and a place… I had something to say, something to offer.” We couldn’t agree more...
Wow! Time really does fly when you're having fun - and especially when you're learning how to make art! The quarter is already half over, but there's still time to register for our 5-week courses. Half-classes start Monday, April 23, so register...
Garland Martin Taylor, Center Program artist
Center Program artist Garland Martin Taylor takes us on a hilarious journey as he describes what happened when he took the challenge to try his hand at an unfamiliar art form.
Check out the current work by Lisa Brunke, a long-time painting student who has created some stunning abstract imagery.