An Art Class Series with THOMASIN DEWHURST
This course, for students ages 5 to 18, introduces some of the major periods in ART HISTORY, and a variety of ideas and practices in Western and Non-Western arts and architecture. Students develop an understanding of art history through analyzing works of art and placing them in historical context. Students also explore how different cultures, theories, materials, processes, techniques and audience make an impact on the growth of art-historical movements. Each month, several week’s classes will be virtual and, depending on COVID safety protocols, one week will culminate with an in-person, hands-on, fun and interesting art project at the Bothwell Arts Center.
Taught by professional artist and art educator, Thomasin Dewhurst (M.A.F.A.), the nine-month course will cover a new topic every three or four weeks. With each new topic, there will be one art history lesson, followed by two to three lab-style classes where students create their own art based on the particular art history topic.
The course will be held online, with possible in-person field trips (dependent on health and safety protocols). Classes will be divided by age as necessary. COVID safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Class size limited to 11 students. This class is on-going with a break in the summer. Contact Thomasin for schedule and prices. email@example.com
Scholarships available (sponsored by the Wente Foundation for Arts Education)
Thomasin Dewhurst was born in the United Kingdom and moved to South Africa as a young child. She received her B.A.F.A. (with distinction) from Rhodes University, and her M.A.F.A. (with distinction) in Painting and History of Art from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows in various locations world-wide, including the Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg, South Africa), the Bankhead Theater Gallery and the Figurehead Gallery (Livermore, CA), Hodnett Fine Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), the Blackheath Gallery (London, United Kingdom) and others.
Thomasin has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, bursaries and awards for her art and teaching, including an Above & Beyond Award for outstanding contribution to Art, Music & Performing Arts Enrichment in Livermore school district, California, and she has been included in many publications. Thomasin’s work is part of a number of private and public permanent collections including the Gauteng legislature in South Africa and Ericsson South Africa (with around 20 of her watercolors). Currently Thomasin works as an artist and art instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information on Thomasin, and to see examples of her work, please visit thomasindewhurst.com