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Tunxis Visual Art and Design Department

Tunxis Visual Art and Design Department The Tunxis Art and Media Department offers courses and programs in Visual Fine Arts, Photography, De This page is a place for students, faculty and staff in the Art and Media Department to share upcoming events, opportunities for internships, employment, scholarships, exhibitions, and related news.

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Our on-campus students are enthusiastically developing a feel for both the art and craft of oil painting this semester.
10/25/2022

Our on-campus students are enthusiastically developing a feel for both the art and craft of oil painting this semester.

09/30/2022

"Hello hooman. I've been assigned to guard you." ❤️ 😍

08/27/2022
Come celebrate the achievements of our photography students this Thursday, May 5th from 5-7pm!For more info: https://fb....
05/02/2022

Come celebrate the achievements of our photography students this Thursday, May 5th from 5-7pm!
For more info: https://fb.me/e/1uHvAtcXA

Hooray!!! The Art Show is back!!!
04/06/2022

Hooray!!! The Art Show is back!!!

"Tunxis Community College student Diego Horisberger of West Hartford has been chosen as one of eight national 2022 DREAM...
04/06/2022

"Tunxis Community College student Diego Horisberger of West Hartford has been chosen as one of eight national 2022 DREAM Scholars by Achieving the Dream (ATD). Horisberger is an arts studies student who will participate in ATD's virtual 2022 DREAM Student Scholars program"
More about Diego and his opportunity follows, all from CCSU Buzz April 2022 Issue.

“There’s a sense of accomplishment that comes with being selected as a DREAM Scholar,” said Horisberger, 20, of West Hartford, who will graduate in May 2022 with an associate in arts degree in art studies, and is the first in his family to earn a college degree. Horisberger plans to continue his studies in art with a concentration in photography at a four-year college or university, with an interest in learning more about museum curation, fine arts or teaching fine arts higher education.

“I am passionate about using art as a means to explore myself and the world around me, knowing that images showcase perspectives and experiences,” he said. “Throughout my time at Tunxis, I have really liked talking with the professors, and all of the resources both they and the college have shared with me, which helped me grow as a person.” In addition to his studies, Horisberger works in the Tunxis Welcome Center, where he helps new students find their way and a sense of belonging.

As a DREAM Scholar, Horisberger will also participate in the virtual ATD Dream conference Feb. 15-17, including sharing his story through an autobiographical poem that will be prerecorded and shared at the conference. In excerpts from the piece, he writes,

“…I am from the ever-constant worry of finances because of our working-class background

I am from vicarious hopes of upwards mobility

From parental instillment about the importance of education,

From reaching my hands out in hope of living a life better than my parents…”

Later in the poem, he reflects on Tunxis and the influence he has felt from artists and authors who depict marginalized communities and humanize different populations.

“…I have grown through library and lab access and personal relations with my professors…

Now I am at the jumping off point…

Of big hopes and plans

To use the camera as a weapon, document voices of the unheard

And use powerful images to instill change…”

“I am grateful that Diego’s voice and perspective will be heard at ATD’s conference so that together we can better understand the experiences of first-generation students, create more awareness among higher education leaders, and find sustainable solutions that enable more students like Diego to continue to thrive and be successful,” said Dr. Darryl Reome, Tunxis Campus CEO.

During the event, Horisberger and the other scholars will also meet with community college leaders, share their educational experiences, and attend sessions focused on improving student success. Additionally, each 2022 DREAM Scholar will receive a scholarship to support their educational or personal journey.

Please visit the Slideshow of figure drawings that is up in our Breezeway Gallery.  There you will see 80 wonderful and ...
04/01/2022

Please visit the Slideshow of figure drawings that is up in our Breezeway Gallery. There you will see 80 wonderful and varied drawings from Figure Drawing classes from 2014-2021. If you are considering taking this fall only class, M/W 12-2:40pm, this display will be especially enlightening. Shown on the left is a monochromatic wash drawing by Urszula Skierkowska, Fall 2020 class. On the right is a multiple contours pastel drawing by Jessica Franco, Fall 2014 Figure Drawing class. With thanks to MIke Zach and Jessica Somers for running the gallery.

Need some Monday Motivation!Join Tunxis Photo Club and Jessica Somers  for this chemigram workshop!Pizza, cookies and dr...
03/31/2022

Need some Monday Motivation!
Join Tunxis Photo Club and Jessica Somers for this chemigram workshop!
Pizza, cookies and drinks provided!

Timeline photos
01/30/2022

Timeline photos

Express your passion for creativity by joining the Tunxis Art Club! The Tunxis Art Club is a place to connect with fellow students through collaborative projects, museum field trips, student art shows, community outreach, and creative discussion. The club is free and open to all students – you don’t need to be an artist to join. Leadership opportunities are available, with open officer positions! Meetings are Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m. in Room 6-224. For more information or questions, contact Carianne Garside, Tunxis advisor-- email [email protected] .

"For the inspiration I was kind of thinking about synthesizing the classical stuff I've been working on and combining th...
01/26/2022

"For the inspiration I was kind of thinking about synthesizing the classical stuff I've been working on and combining them with other things I've been into, like cubism and grafitti"...... Diego Horisberger

Skills learned in the fall figure drawing class can be applied to all drawing.  Here figure drawing students Ashleigh Ha...
08/11/2021

Skills learned in the fall figure drawing class can be applied to all drawing. Here figure drawing students Ashleigh Habershi and Jeanette Franco use gel pen and wash technique for 5 minute drawings of classmates.

Ink wash drawings from Figure Drawing I, a class only offered in the fall.
06/15/2021

Ink wash drawings from Figure Drawing I, a class only offered in the fall.

First portrait assignment, a value study by Minh Hang Dao in black and white pastel done from a John Singer Sargent port...
06/02/2021

First portrait assignment, a value study by Minh Hang Dao in black and white pastel done from a John Singer Sargent portrait.

The online format can truly be difficult for many of our amazing studio art students. Yet, so many have persevered and f...
05/18/2021

The online format can truly be difficult for many of our amazing studio art students. Yet, so many have persevered and found great success and improvement. Our Drawing I student, Nancy Musick Corey has truly been a stand-out...making extra efforts to be sure all of her work was well-done, and on-time despite technical challenges. She got it done, and this instructor could not be prouder. Well done, Nancy!

Drawing I work by Monica Frohn
05/15/2021

Drawing I work by Monica Frohn

Karolina Wneta's "Amazing Tree" assignment.  She took creative license with the color in the photo (see photo in comment...
05/13/2021

Karolina Wneta's "Amazing Tree" assignment. She took creative license with the color in the photo (see photo in comment below) and gave up a great deal of time to complete this piece.

Let the toned paper show through.  Taylor Cox listened.  She used her imagination in areas that were too dark in the ref...
05/10/2021

Let the toned paper show through. Taylor Cox listened. She used her imagination in areas that were too dark in the reference photo to see what was going on. White was used in the highest light and highlights to great effect.

It's not as simple as black and white when you work on toned paper.  Letting the the toned paper show really helps creat...
05/09/2021

It's not as simple as black and white when you work on toned paper. Letting the the toned paper show really helps create a three-dimensional effect and atmospheric perspective as this work by Taylor Cox shows.

Drawing II student Taylor Cox uses soft edges effectively in this Classical Still Life pastel painting  from reference p...
05/09/2021

Drawing II student Taylor Cox uses soft edges effectively in this Classical Still Life pastel painting from reference photograph.

Drawing II Amazing Tree Assignments in pastel by Minh Hang Dao, Angelis Rodriguez-Bonilla, Noah Kachidurian and Blake Dy...
04/16/2021

Drawing II Amazing Tree Assignments in pastel by Minh Hang Dao, Angelis Rodriguez-Bonilla, Noah Kachidurian and Blake Dymand Cruz

The Portfolio Preparation class recently completed their promo packet assignment where students used branding to design ...
04/08/2021

The Portfolio Preparation class recently completed their promo packet assignment where students used branding to design materials that promote their photography practice. There were many creative approaches to this assignment including tri-fold brochures, stickers, gift boxes and bags, and handmade books...

Drawing II student, Cody Sherrill's original "25 Hands" drawing assignment used for his clever animation posted below. W...
04/06/2021

Drawing II student, Cody Sherrill's original "25 Hands" drawing assignment used for his clever animation posted below. Well done, Cody!

04/06/2021

Drawing II student, Cody Sherrill created a fun animation of his recent hand drawing assignment.

Drawing II students Karolina Wyneta and Minh Hang Dao translate Van Gogh's brush strokes to pastel strokes.
04/04/2021

Drawing II students Karolina Wyneta and Minh Hang Dao translate Van Gogh's brush strokes to pastel strokes.

There have been lots of exciting turning points this month for our Portfolio Preparation students as they work on a seme...
03/25/2021

There have been lots of exciting turning points this month for our Portfolio Preparation students as they work on a semester's long project of creating a photography portfolio. Stay tuned to see these portfolios on display in the gallery this May!

First Pastel Assignments by Minh Hang Dao and Taylor Cox in Drawing II.
03/01/2021

First Pastel Assignments by Minh Hang Dao and Taylor Cox in Drawing II.

Drawing I:  Having fun with the stacked chairs negative space assignment
02/17/2021

Drawing I: Having fun with the stacked chairs negative space assignment

Drawing I first week assignment to practice using charcoal neatly and vary the weight of lines in an assignment includin...
02/02/2021

Drawing I first week assignment to practice using charcoal neatly and vary the weight of lines in an assignment including a silhouette led to a discussion of repetition and variance in composition. Drawings by Haley Perez, Carissa Cayer, Matthew Herard-Santiago and Monica Frohn are shown.

3D Design is everywhere.  It is in dishes, forks, furniture, cars, jewelry, tools, architecture, doors and their k***s. ...
01/16/2021

3D Design is everywhere. It is in dishes, forks, furniture, cars, jewelry, tools, architecture, doors and their k***s. The aesthetic of objects is what I look at in 3D design. We design and make models, marquette for stage sets and our recent project ...packaging for real and fantasy products. It's a terrific class. Jeanne Manzelli

Students tested out brushes and paper textures to create these Selfies in the Electronic Painting and Drawing class. Thi...
12/27/2020

Students tested out brushes and paper textures to create these Selfies in the Electronic Painting and Drawing class. This spring the class will be LRON (Live Remote) and meet twice a week over webex! Join the fun!

This fall, Drawing I student Hayley Reuben used two pastel pencils to create drawings with a range of values on toned pa...
12/20/2020

This fall, Drawing I student Hayley Reuben used two pastel pencils to create drawings with a range of values on toned paper.

Here is some of the fine work Ayesha Mayo created in the Fall 2020 Figure Drawing I online class.
12/19/2020

Here is some of the fine work Ayesha Mayo created in the Fall 2020 Figure Drawing I online class.

This semester Three-Dimensional Design students created fantastic works of art in their home studios! These sculptures u...
12/19/2020

This semester Three-Dimensional Design students created fantastic works of art in their home studios! These sculptures utilized materials rescued from the recycle bin, discovered in nature and of course, from curbside pick-up at home depot and the art store.

This beautiful master copy (detail) was recently submitted from one of our talented Painting I students. Impressive coll...
12/14/2020

This beautiful master copy (detail) was recently submitted from one of our talented Painting I students. Impressive collection of "distanced" paintings from an enthusiastic group of art students. Hopefully, we will see them some semester soon in person for Painting II!

Using Grid method in Design Principles students had to recreate image drawing 1 inch squares using, different shading te...
12/06/2020

Using Grid method in Design Principles students had to recreate image drawing 1 inch squares using, different shading techniques, in color or black and white. Love them
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The fantasy film set was developed as a place to utilize all previous class projects to create something personal and .....
11/28/2020

The fantasy film set was developed as a place to utilize all previous class projects to create something personal and ... wait for it ... fancy. The detail, confidence and everything else is a reflection of a remarkable group of students.

Drawing I students work Fall 2020.
11/24/2020

Drawing I students work Fall 2020.

Emphasis is placed on craft in Painting I; brush handling skills, underpainting techniques, familiarity and caring for o...
11/24/2020

Emphasis is placed on craft in Painting I; brush handling skills, underpainting techniques, familiarity and caring for oil painting materials, modifying palette color, building self-confidence and a strong foundation to develop a unique concentration of work in Painting II.

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Cannot wait to watch the video of the nutcracker you said you would share. School. Starts in one week! Yea!
so i've talked to so many people at tunxis about this, in multiple departments, and nobody seems to know the answer, so i thought i'd put it out here and see if it happened to anyone else.
i took art history at CCSU. i also took drawing 1, a sociology class, 2 math classes, and an english class there. all of those credits transferred when i transferred to tunxis, even the soc one, which was a 300-level and has no tunxis equivalent.
the only one that didn't transfer was art history. it transferred as art appreciation. no one seems to know why and no one (teachers, the dean, admissions) knows how to fix this. is there anyone on here who this has happened to and know how it can be fixed? i'd really like to take art appreciation, but my tunxis transcript says i already have. i also don't particularly want to take art history over again.
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