The Turchin Center will open its studio space Wednesday and Thursday to Appalachian students. All supplies provided and no experience necessary. Explore the world of texture, color and design. Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink with instructors Wanda Ortiz and Shauna Caldwell. Rediscover your creative spirit in a community of peers as you explore different mediums in an inviting space. Open Studio is free and open to Appalachian students only. Class meets in 3200 TCVA Arnold Rosen Building and is limited to a maximum of 25 students per each night.
About the Instructor
Wanda R. Ortiz is a Puerto Rico native who set up camp in the mountains of Appalachia many summers ago. She currently has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, which was completed at Appalachian State University. She owns Paradise Inks where she creates alcohol ink note cards and stained glass. When she is not actively creating art, she works at a group home.
Shauna Caldwell is an artist from Boone, NC. Her roots in Appalachia and her relationship with the environment inspire her, allowing her to create work based around themes of sacred relationships and transformation. She is also interested in using artistic processes that connect her to her home, like making paper and photographic emulsions using plants from the area. Shauna is currently studying Studio Art and Art Education at Appalachian State University.
Supplies are included.