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You've been thinking that art lessons will be a great experience for your child or yourself. The question is, what does our school offer you.
Our Art Program is designed for those who are seeking to mature their skills as an artist, and for those who are just begin to try the water on their artistic voyage, and for those who just love art and creativity... You can start any time and stay with us as long as you’d like.
Under the direction of MA Marina Bichinsky, renowned realist painter, artists at Living Art Visual Studio practice the techniques of drawing and painting as the foundation for creative expression and meaningful visual communication. Working in the studio, artists progress from basic skills, such as gesture and proportion, as they draw in pencil, to more advanced color study and other dynamic techniques as they paint still life, the figure, portraits, landscapes and interiors. Students study in intensive small groups with instructors: Dr. Jane Goretskaya or/and Marina Bichinsky, MA, and with guest artists who are masters in their own right. The Program also addresses the practical skills necessary for a successful art career.
Located in the cultural district of Bay Area, Living Art Visual Studio places its artists in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere. Artists regularly visit California’s great variety of museums as well as plays, concerts and lectures. More...
The NEW program Creative Mind is prepared for students, attending middle and high school (adults are welcome) and is conducted in the English language. The purpose of the program is uncovering creativity and developing critical thinking skills; this program will assist all students in becoming better readers, writers, and thinkers.
See some exercises below:
1. Some of these items are arguments and some not. Please divide them up correctly.
· Carl would like to help out, but he won’t be in town. So we’ll have to find someone else who owns a truck.
· In 1976, Washington, D.C., passed an ordinance prohibiting private ownership of firearms. Since then, Washington’s murder rate has shot up 121 percent. Bans on firearms are clearly counterproductive.
· “It may be true that people, not guns, kill people. But people with guns kill more people than people without guns. As long as the number of lethal weapons in the hands of the American people continues to grow, so will the murder rate.”
2. Identify which of the items that follow best states the primary issue discussed in the passage. Be prepared to say why you think your choice is the correct one.
· Let me tell you why Hank ought not to take that math course. First, it’s too hard, and he’ll probably flunk it. Second, he’s going to spend the whole term in a state of frustration. Third, he’ll probably get depressed and do poorly in all the rest of his courses.
a. Whether Hank ought to take the math course
b. Whether Hank would flunk the math course
c. Whether Hank will spend the whole term in a state of frustration
d. Whether Hank will get depressed and do poorly in all the rest of his courses
· An animal that will walk out into a rainstorm and stare up at the clouds until water runs into its nostrils and it drowns—well, that’s what I call the world’s dumbest animal. And that’s exactly what young domestic turkeys do.
a. Whether young domestic turkeys will drown themselves in the rain
b. Whether any animal is dumb enough to drown itself in the rain
c. Whether young domestic turkeys are the world’s dumbest animal
7. The defeat of the school voucher initiative was a bad thing for the country.
Here is some exercises on Clarity in Writing:
In groups (or individually) determine what term in each of the following is being defined and whether the definition is a definition by example or by synonym or an analytical definition. If it is difficult to tell which kind of definition is present, describe the difficulty.
1. A piano is a stringed instrument in which felt hammers are made to strike the strings by an arrangement of keys and levers.
2. “Decaffeinated” means without caffeine.
3. Steve Martin is my idea of a successful philosophy major.
If you are interested in this program, please contact to be admitted.
Dr. Jane Goretskaya, Ed.D
My name is Marina Bichinsky.
I love art and can do everything possible and impossible by hands and computer-generated visual art programs. I entered the pasture of visual arts 25 years ago and although my professional occupations and preferences have been changed, combined, replaced, and extended during my life, they have been always associated with the fine art, graphic art, and illustration.
I was raised in an artistic family. My grandfather was a writer and journalists and my mother is an artist. As a child of five years old I was brought by my mom to Gulyaev’s Art Studio and I am proud to say that this famous Ukrainian artist and master-teacher involved me in the marvelous world of fine art and led me through all steps of development knowledge and skills needed to be accomplishment artist.
Later in high-school, I was selected to participate in a federally-funded program for the Gifted and Talented in Visual and Performing Art School.
During 4 years of study, I learned world art history and created thousands drawing and paintings in a variety of styles and techniques.
After graduating the high school, I won a huge competition and was admitted as a student of the Architectural department of the Kiev Architectural Civil University, where I spent another 5 years to study architectural concepts, forms, and structures while applying my art skills to exciting projects. Moving to United States with my family, I took my portfolio of my art and architectural works, which opened doors for me and provided me with an opportunity to work as an architect and graphic artist since the first year of living in my new homeland (1993).
In 2001, I decided to continue my art education and portfolio of works created in my native land and America provided me with an opportunity to be admitted and become one of most talented artists and illustrators, chosen by the director of the most extraordinary Master degree program of Visual Communication, offered by Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). In master classes, we learned from each other and worked with the best illustrators of the word: Murray Tinkelman and Cris Payne, Dave Passalaqua and Sano Kazu (Kazuhini), Bunny (Alice) Carter and Bob d’Sey, I worked with “Pixar” guru and creator of “Dreamwork” company. I love to learn new skills and keep learning new styles and techniques all the time. This love has inspired my beloved students, whom I have tough during last decade, to do the same. There is no place for drilling, there is place for development own vision and creativity through excitement and fun.
I have traveled around the globe presenting my art in numerous exhibitions and have seen the most beautiful places of our planet. Reflections of my vision were presented on all five continents. I am currently working to complete 67/100 pages of my book, which I am planning to publish, approximately, in few months. It will contain countless caricatures and cartoons on the most famous people of Silicon Valley, who have artistic and computer talents. The book will be accompanied by epigrams and funny poems, written by comedy club members of our community. Most of them work within such firms as Intel, Yahoo, Google, Sun Microsystem, Applied Materials, and Cisco.
Besides my teaching at studio, I have several other responsibilities. I am a publisher and chief-in-editor of the NZ Magazine about healthy life style and a publisher and creative director of My Kid is a Star Magazine about encouraging children to be successful. My other responsibilities included managing a team of talented and high quality photographers while offering creative services for any occasion to public.
I hope that studying in Doctoral level will teach me to be more knowledge in management and leadership fields, which bring a fresh air to my business. That is why, after 5 years of graduating as MA in Visual Communication, I went Phoenix University to learn from experiences of my instructors and peers while pursuing the Doctoral degree in Management.
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