From your first art lesson you will begin developing a solid foundation of skills.
I enjoy helping students develop their skills whether they are beginners or further along as they discover their own personal creative style.
Tamela does not just teach art, she IS art! A smattering of brightness here and color there that eventually emerges a beautiful and breath-taking masterpiece. For 5 years, both of my boys took art classes from Tamela. Each class with her like brushstrokes bringing out the life she saw inside of them. I remember once she was teaching them about Michealangelo and how the the people of his time, just trying to make sense of his extraordinary abilities, would ask how he created such unimaginable art and he replied, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Looking back on our time with Tamela I imagine her heart understanding this way of seeing very well. She was always paying attention to what made my boys light up, to where wonder would widen their eyes, whether it was doing graffiti art, airbrushing, drawing cartoons, painting with watercolor or studying a particular artist such as Van Gogh or Picasso, and she would explore that to the fullest.....intentionally carving away at those two stones stones I continued to bring to her week after week until the potential she saw in them began to take shape with stunning detail. What I thought was just going to be a good option for a homeschool art class became so much more. Van Gogh, who ended up being one of the boys favourites, said, “What is done in love is done well.” Because Tamela at her very core is a person who has been overcome by Love, she is stirred by this love to create and to see the unseen beauty, “the angel,”in the stones. Anything or anyone put into her hands is going to be ”freed” up to be a masterpiece!
I really enjoyed taking lessons from Tamela. She also taught art to my children. She's very creative and her classes are always fun and interesting.
I have been teaching art since the 1980s both in my home and also at various locations on Hilton Head and in Bluffton, SC.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Education with a minor in art and German.