Art in Theory is a new lecture/discussion series at ARTspace, 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister, that engages youth and adults in the exploration, discussion and hands-on practice of art historical themes and topics. This new series, led by Christine Tarnai-Hammer, takes place from 6:00-7:30 on Thursdays on October 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 8th.
Please see a list of the upcoming topics and dates below:
An Overview: 19th Century Art- October 20th
Part I: Exploring Color in Art- November 3rd
Color in Art Part II: From Baroque to the Present- November 17th
Nativity Scenes in Historical and Contemporary Art- December 8th
Registration is $10/person. Please select the date for the class(es) for which you wish to register. For more information, please contact the Arts Council at 831.636.2787 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Christine Tarnai-Hammer was born in Vienna, Austria in February of 1949. She currently resides in Hollister, CA.
She became a teacher for German, History, Fine Arts (Credentialed educator) and English in private and public middle schools after studying Art History at the University of Vienna. She studied Therapeutic Painting in Switzerland, and taught therapeutic painting to children and adults in both private and public settings.
Christine also helped to found a pilot school (middle school) in Vienna that used alternative assessments and curriculum. She was a project leader for a workgroup responsible for developing and improving the curriculum standards, and competencies (objectives) for all subjects and “soft skills” (similar to ESLRs – Expected School-Wide Learning Results and CCSS – Common Core State Standards) at a public middle school in Vienna, that was later adopted by the Ministry of Education. She was also a professional development educator (content standards, objectives, and curriculum) for the Vienna Pedagogical Academy.
Working at the Vienna Pedagogical University (formerly Academy), Christine used her earlier experience to develop curriculum standards and competencies for the Ministry of Education.
She studied Intercultural Competencies (Intercultural Studies) at the Danube University of Krems, Austria, and was awarded a Master of Arts in 2008.
Currently, Christine volunteers as General Secretary of the HIFA (Hilfe für Alle – Help For All), a charitable development organization (registered NGO) that sponsors educational and development projects in Nigeria, Romania, and Hungary.