TMA’s art education workshops and camps are all taught by local, professional artists! TMA contracts with each artist, making each class offering unique and mediums diverse.
Attention Artists & Art Educators!
TMA is always looking for qualified artists and art educators to lead courses throughout the year. Classes draw students of all ages from pre-schoolers to seniors looking to explore their own creativity in a variety of mediums. Interested educators should contact the Education Coordinator, Valerie Medina.
Mel has participated in many artist residencies throughout Wisconsin and also teaches various classes all over the state.
After a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis in 2006 permanently sidelined me from my 25 year management career, I decided to follow my creative heart and began to explore a new medium: metal clay. This medium is easy on my sore hands and joints and I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I complete a piece. The uniqueness of this material allows me to add fingerprints, paw prints and even handwriting directly into the silver. Most of my sales are to people who have lost someone and want to capture a piece of him or her within the silver of an heirloom piece. I now believe it’s my calling to help these people through a particularly difficult time.
I love working with silver…it’s my Zen place.
For 10 years he worked inside the comic book industry, working full time as the Art Director for Kitchen Sink Press, where he worked with artists such as Will Ebner (Spirit), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad Magazine / Playboy), Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon), Mark Schultz (3 Time Best Artist), Kevin Eastman (Ninja Turtles), Pete Poplaski, Denis Kitchen, and Charles Burns.
His Freelance client list includes Dark Horse, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Fantagraphic Books, Eclipse Comics, & CPM LTD.
Currently, he has focused on his freelance career, displaying his drawing and paintings throughout Wisconsin.
transition to weaving baskets has opened up a new process that incorporates her desire to continue using new media in the construction of three-dimensional shapes. She also plays piano and considers music an essential part of her creative process. Kay is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh (2016) with an MA in English. She is an Appleton native who also lived in Vancouver BC and Arizona. She welcomes the opportunity to share her skills as TMA educator. More of her work can be seen on Instagram under “Redbird Creatures”.