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Theresa Pastoriza-Tan – Thursdays, Sep 15 – Oct 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (In-person)


Personalize your art & art journals by making your own collage papers! In this class you will explore different mixed media techniques in order to create layered painted papers.

Some things we will explore are: choosing a color palette, different kinds of paper, asemic writing, and using a variety of mediums & tools to make our marks.

The second part of this class will delve into how to use these papers. Some possibilities are: as collage in a journal, to create a handmade book, to create postcards/artist trading cards… You will leave with painted papers to use in your future projects!



Theresa P-Tan is an Ecuadorean/Puerto Rican, mixed media artist originally from Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Master of Art in Education from Columbia Teachers College in New York City and she is a former New York City public school teacher. For most of her career, she worked in elementary education in an inclusion school, serving students with disabilities in the general education classroom. During this time, she acquired a Certificate in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design, NYC, and continued to pursue her art through numerous classes and workshops.  


After moving to Durham with her husband in 2016, Theresa transitioned from years working in education to working as a full-time artist. Theresa has been a teaching artist for The Durham Arts Council. She has exhibited her work at Golden Belt Art Campus, Durham NC and The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC.  


Theresa is currently a member of FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC.  

In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes.

Refunds and exchanges are not offered for in-person classes offered during the pandemic.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!