Margaret Korisheli Bio

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Full-time Fine Arts Instructor

Area of Emphasis: Sculpture

Email: mkorishe@cuesta.edu

Answering your questions is important to me. I generally respond to email relatively quickly and at the most within 24 hours Monday-Friday.  During rare occasions the response time may increase to 48 hours.  I am not always able to respond to emails on the weekends.  If for some reason you do not hear back from me, please email me again!


I was hired to teach part-time at Cuesta College in 1991, and for eleven years taught a variety of courses including Sculpture, 3-D Design, Sculpture Foundry, Drawing, Art Appreciation, Art History, and Portfolio. In 2002, I was hired full-time in my primary field of sculpture although I still enjoy teaching an occasional drawing course.

My artwork, predominantly in steel, bronze, and mixed media, has been influenced by travel to India, Europe, and the Republic of Georgia and a rich exchange of ideas with students, other faculty, and engagement with historical and contemporary art including inspirational interaction with contemporary artists who have exhibited at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College. I prefers my imagery and symbolism be open-ended and veiled though pop culture items such as wheelbarrows, bread, bowling pins, and ball peen hammers often surface as counterpoints to more abstract ruminations. 

My favorite part of teaching is learning from students and seeing them use new skills and materials to create art. I love being in the classroom but also appreciate many aspects of distance education. As a former Community College student, I am grateful for our open access policy and to be a part of the multiple ways Cuesta College supports students with their goals.

Education:
AA El Camino College
BS UCLA
MA CSU Northridge

 

Fall Semester 2022 Sculpture Classes at Cuesta

August 15-December 14

Register online at www.cuesta.edu Email if you have questions! mkorishe@cuesta.edu

 

ART 271: Sculpture I - CRN: 73137

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-3:35 pm                                        

Assignments allow for a variety of techniques letting students choose between tool intensive and less technical techniques. Materials may include cardboard, steel, bronze, wood, mixed media, etc. Projects include figurative and nonrepresentational subject matter.

 

 

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ART 274: Sculpture Foundry I - CRN: 73411

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:50 am                                           

Introduces basic instruction and practice in cast bronze sculpture. Assignments emphasize creative self-expression using direct modeling of wax, basic mold making, and introduction to non-wax casting materials. Class fee is approximately $220 (Unit Fee + Materials Fee + Parking Permit + Health/Student Fees). Casting Costs are additional, depending on size/project. Grading is not strict and Pass/No Pass option available.

 

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Art 270: 3-D Design – CRN  73680

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-4:15

Introduces the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Presents a variety of non-objective studio projects using sculptural materials, tools, and methods. Includes the study of historical and contemporary art related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition.

 

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