step-by-step process to exercise both analytical and creative skills
Think like a scientist; create like an artist
Art education for youth
Tina can design and teach a workshop or ongoing course for elementary to high school students. Her projects involve problem-solving and conceptual thinking to create an interesting composition–one that “works” in terms of rhythm, focus, contrast, unity, harmony, and uniqueness. Her specialty is creating mixed media projects that help students “think outside the box.”
Art workshops for teachers and schools
- Classroom management and teaching methods
- Variety of workshops for grades 3 to 12.
- Artist residency or after-school programs
- The “Art of Language”: a course designed to improve grammar skills using right brain/creative methods. Integrate art and English grades 7-12
- Coaching for new teachers or teaching artists
Tina Mangos, MFA, holds current teaching certificates in both Indiana and Illinois.
A few of the projects:
Taught by Tina and her instructors. These can be taught as a 6-9 week unit, with a series of preliminary studies.
Mask Sculptures: “The god of ______”
mask forms, foam core, and various materials
Conceptual city: mixed media
This is an excellent project for problem-solving, construction, and creative thinking. It is also a non-intimidating, yet challenging project for adults or people who might be shy about doing art. The “construction process” is left-brain; the composition is “right-brain.”
Nature Composition: analogous colors and transparency
Process: Preliminary drawings, create a palette, lay out the background with transparency, and create the image in the circle.
This project can easily relate to zoology, geography, or biology.
Sewing and painting on canvas
- Preliminary practice with embroidery stitches
- Drawing of images • cutting felt applique pieces/li>
- embroidery details
Fairy tales and ancient Greek images
Collage/mixed media with figures
All the figures and shapes were drawn and then traced on colored paper