visual arts educator

my artmaking studio website _ https://www.nanocubeartmaking.com

workshops
course structure and content … each course is individually designed to suit the prospective participants

foundation drawing course
practical exercises to explore the formal and abstract elements of artmaking, combined with first steps into ways of looking at and responding to contemporary visual art

artmaking and conceptualisation
this course raises the participant’s awareness around two key aspects of creating art – the processes of making and thinking, and how the two are interrelated

simple skills for visual art research and writing
research skills … how to research art and artists,
writing skills … gain an understanding of written texts related to the visual arts
looking skills … become aware of the content of an artwork and how to begin reading it
journaling skills … how to record the way you associate with an artwork

ongoing art classes (post-foundation drawing course)
expand your learning around the elements of art making through drawing, monotype printing and short talks on visual art appreciation

printmaking workshops in selected techniques (facilitated alone or in collaboration with other artists or printmakers)

children’s workshops by arrangement

please email me at mandy.conidaris@gmail.com for more info

 

lecturing experience
2008 – 2012 … independent contract lecturer in the UNISA Visual Arts department (Pretoria/Tshwane)
my work here included:
• I assessed the art research and conceptualisation assignments at Senior Level
• formed part of the lecturing team for the senior students' workshops and appointment days
• assisted in curating student exhibitions
• functioned as an internal lecturer on the year-end examining panel for the students at Senior Level

1999 – 2003 … contract lecturer in printmaking
2002 – 2003 … Tshwane University of Technology
1999 – 2002 … Artist Proof Studio
1999 – 2000 … TWR (now The University of Johannesburg)