Classes & Events

 

Happy Faces

Please check with Tina as new programs may be added.
Contact Tina to create a class for your group.

DanceBeat

Social Dance–Swing and Smooth Group Class

Dancer

Don’t just sway back and forth!! Learn to dance Swing plus American Slow-Dance. Both dances are very practical and versatile and used for a variety of music. Look natural; no memorized routines. It’s good exercise for your brain and body. Tina has taught thousands of happy dancers with her easy-to-learn method and practical tips. Learn at your own level. Please bring a dance partner. Each person must register individually. 

Location: WT office building: 1549 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel

Wednesday 5 weeks
September 15-October 13
7:30pm-8:30pm

Social Dance– Latin & Fast Music Group Class

Dancer

When you hear “hustle” you think of Disco, but that dance is fun and versatile for all kinds of faster music. Learn turns and patterns to everything from Rock to Disco to Motown to contemporary. And loosen up those hips for some sexy Latin dancing. Leave your ego at the door and bring a sense  of humor. Wear smooth soled shoes–no gym shoes. Tina has taught thousands of happy dancers. Please bring a dance partner.
  Each person must register individually. 

Location: WT office building: 1549 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel

Wednesday 5 weeks
Nov 3-Dec 8 (no class Nov 24)
7:30-8:30 pm

Stretch & Strengthen Baby Boomer Fitness

Cat Stretch

Both on the floor and standing, movements to strengthen your core and improve flexibility and balance for functional fitness.  When on the floor, you’ll get a pillow (with clean pillowcase) for your head.   Bring hand-weights or use ours.  Build a strong and pliable body in a relaxed atmosphere with controlled movements from head to toes.  For all skill levels.   No jumping or squatting.  No shoes, but wear socks.

Location: Athena House
Ongoing  Mondays 4:30-5:30

    

$9 per class.   New students:  Please contact Tina to confirm attendance 1 day prior. 

Pay in class 

Salsa Freestyle

Salsa Freestyle

Dance solo and learn Salsa/Latin patterns, techniques and turns that apply to partner dancing–for both men and women.  Creative combinations.  Small group.  Leave your ego at the door and have fun. Bring a clean pair of shoes.

Location: Athena House
 

Contact Tina to offer this class for your group.

Social Dance: 1 or 2 Couples

Dancer

Foxtrot, Slow-Dance, Swing, Latin dance

Book a creative session as a “date night” or ongoing training for your brain and dance skills.  Even if you don’t go to a dance, it’s good mental and physical exercise.  You’ll learn practical social dances so you look natural on the floor.  Weekend slots available. Make it a date night; dance, then dine locally. 

Location: Athena House

Contact Tina for appointment

$50/1-hr session
$80 for 2 couples

 

Youth Art Classes

Art Supplies

Well-designed programs to round out your child’s education and enhance creative expression.

  • stress-free environment
  • activities that offer both “quiet time” and interaction
  • sense of accomplishment
  • learning new skills and knowledge

Both after-school and homeschool classes
Age groups: While classes are geared toward a certain age group, there are some classes where the project is suited for all ages, with each student creating at his/her skill level.

Adult programs: We offer “creative socials” with various topics and taught by guest presenters. Also, classes are created as the need arises, so please get on the mailing list for updates. Contact Tina if you have a group interested in a particular activity.

Curriculum design and instruction: Tina Mangos has 40 years’ experience with a wide variety of educational settings–from youth to college age to seniors. She has two master’s degrees and an Indiana teaching license. Her lifelong purpose has been in creating courses in the arts, training teachers, choreographing for dance events, making art, and directing events. Tina’s method of “cross-training the brain” helps students develop both analytical and creative thinking through a logical yet fun process.

Parents, please contact Tina if you have any questions.

Customer Comments:

““I had so much fun in the class! We did projects I’ve never done and learned how to work with different elements. The teacher is so easy to talk to and great at teaching.”

Kendra Woodruff age 16

“I am so happy, Tina. I spoke with their mom yesterday and the kids LOVED the class!!”

Megan Contreras, YAP Westfield

“I loved the inclusion of advanced art vocabulary and concepts surrounding color and design theories. This class has not only reinforced concepts I have been teaching my children, but has given them language to discuss and critique art (their own and others). The class was affordable and a good length for us. ‘Miss Tina’ is friendly, patient, and encouraging.”

Homeschool Parent

 

 

Fall Break Camp: Monster, Wizard, Goddess? Create a hanging mask sculpture

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Ages 9+

Three-day camp. Minimum age is 9, but a student in high school can join because of the nature of this project. Each student will be challenged and taught at their own skill level. Start with a paper pulp mask and a sheet of foam core. Draw, paint, cut, glue, and assemble a wall hanging that represents your imaginary character–from a princess to a monster. Improve your skills and problem solving as you create your masterpiece. Additional time spent on drawing other subjects. Relaxed and engaging atmosphere.

Location: Athena House
October 19, 20, 21 T,W,Th
9-11:45 am (drop off starting at 8:30; pick up by 12:30)

$72 (includes materials)

Registration with Westfield Washington Township
Then click on Program Registration

Fall Break: One-Day Art—Drawing with pen & Ink

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Ages 13-17

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Enjoy a creative afternoon. For all skill levels. Use pen & ink, along with various papers. You might add watercolor washes or chalk to create a composition. Lots of visuals for ideas. Your work will be matted and ready to hang. This is “old school” pen and ink—the type you dip into a well and not a calligraphy pen.

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Location: Athena House October 19 Tuesday
1-4 pm (drop off starting at 12:45; pick up by 4:30)

$25 (includes materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:
Tina Mangos 584 Melark Dr Carmel, IN 46032

After-School Art Escape: Painting, Drawing, & Mixed Media

Ages 9-12

Give your brain a boost of creative energy doing fun step-by-step projects. Materials and techniques vary and may include oil pastels, painting, drawing, and cut paper. You’ll draw figures and perspective and create a mixed media composition that’s matted and ready to hang. Age-appropriate instruction. Stress-free environment. Fruit and snack provided, or you may bring your own. Please contact Tina if your child is outside the age range.

Session Fall-1: Location: Athena House
5 weeks, Wednesday
October 13-November 17 (no class Oct 27)
4:15-6 pm (drop off starting at 4; pick up by 6:15)

$72 (includes all materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

Session Fall-2: Location: Athena House
5 weeks, Tuesday
November 2-November 30
4:15-6 pm (drop off starting at 4; pick up by 6:15)

$72 (includes all materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:
Tina Mangos 584 Melark Dr Carmel, IN 46032

Home School Art: Elementary

Home School Art Elementary

Ages 8-11

Home School class offered at Westfield Washington Library.   Go to library for class info. Although you may register for only 1 Fall session, it’s recommended that students enroll in both.  Please contact Tina for more info.

Students will improve manual coordination and creative expression. They’ll use a variety of materials in well-designed step-by-step projects. By age 8, students can learn perspective, figure drawing, proportion, color theory, composition, and all the necessary skills to develop their creative brains. Instruction is adapted to each student’s learning style and skill level. It’s a stress-free environment with both individual focus and sharing of ideas. All materials are provided.

Location: Westfield Washington Public Library

Fall Session 1     
7 weeks 
Thursdays  September 9-October 21   
3:15-4:15 

Fall Session 2     
6 weeks 
Thursdays  November 4-December 16   
3:15-4:15 

Home School Art: Middle/High School

Home School Art Middle/High

Ages 12-18

Home School class offered at Westfield Washington Library.  Go to library for class info. Although you may register for only 1 Fall session, it’s recommended that students enroll in both. Please contact Tina for more info.

Traditional studio art experience incorporating composition, color, and technical skills. Depending on the unit, materials and projects may include oil pastels, watercolor, mixed media, collage, painting, figure drawing, perspective, and landscapes.
Instruction is adapted to each student’s learning style and skill level. There is plenty of room for personal expression within the well-organized step-by-step projects. All materials are provided.

Location: Westfield Washington Public Library

Fall Session 1     
7 weeks
Thursdays  September 9-October 21   
1:15-3:15

Fall Session 2     
6 weeks   
Thursdays  November 4-December 16   
1:15-3:15

Homeschool: Drawing, Painting and 2-D mixed media

Olivia

Ages 8-12

Use a variety of materials in well-designed step-by-step projects. Learn perspective, figure drawing, color theory, and composition. Materials and projects vary from one session to the next, from oil pastels to painting on canvas and more. Solid art instruction with plenty of room for creative expression. Age-appropriate instruction. Stress-free and engaging.
Parents: There’s another sitting room with wi-fi and a TV, if you want to stay for part or all of the time. You may bring another child to sit with you.

Location: Athena House
7 weeks Tuesday
November 2-December 14
2-3:45 (drop off starting at 1:45; pick up by 4)

$85 (includes all materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:
Tina Mangos 584 Melark Dr Carmel, IN 46032

Homeschool: “Art and Culture” 3-wk mini-course, Early 1900’s Art

ObedGrkLtters

Ages 13-18

2-part class: hands-on studio art plus art history. Study the beginnings of Modern Art in the early 1900’s, along with the culture of the times. Draw and paint a composition based on those influences. Learn about composition, color theory, and more. For all skill levels. You’ll have a finished masterpiece that’s matted.

Location: Athena House
3 weeks Wednesday
December 1-December 15
1:30p – 3:30p (Drop-off starting at 1:00; pick up by 4:00)

$48 (includes materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:
Tina Mangos 584 Melark Dr Carmel, IN 46032

The Art of Reading

The Art of Reading

Ages 9-13 (also appropriate for ESL students)

After-school brain boost and creative outlet
Unique and fun mix of language arts and art. Read short stories that are uplifting and informative. Examine the grammar within the story through a creative method using shapes and colors. Improve your comprehension with drawings that relate to the story. Use your imagination and add to the story with your own writing. Comfortable, stress-free environment.

Location: Athena House Tuesday September 21-October 19
4:15-6 pm (Drop off starting at 3:45; pick up by 6:30)

Feel free to bring an after-school snack. Water, cookies, and fruit provided.

$68 (all materials included)
Registration with Tina Mangos

The stories in this class were about rescue dogs and brave service dogs.

Drawing, Painting and Construction

WS Classes Art Elem9-13

Ages 9-13

WS Classes Art

Learn perspective, figure drawing, color theory, and composition. Use imagination and manual coordination to construct a mixed media wall hanging in addition to drawing and painting. This is a stress-free after-school environment. Everyone succeeds and feels good about their creations.

Location: Athena House
5 weeks, Wednesday
September 22 – October 20
4:15-6 pm (drop off starting at 4; pick up by 6:15)

$72 (includes all materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:

Tina Mangos
584 Melark Dr
Carmel, IN 46032

Home School: “Art and Culture”

Art

Ages 13-18

Historical Reference

Think like a scientist; create like an artist. Hands-on studio art plus art history, culture, geography, and inventions.
Materials and projects may include printmaking, pen & ink, watercolor, sketching, figure drawing, perspective, landscapes, and mixed media. Units will vary throughout the school year. Focus is on traditional principles of composition through well-designed skill-building projects. Learn about various cultures and periods through the lens of art. There is designated time for both art-making and study.

Location: Athena House
8 weeks Wednesday
September 15- Nov 10 No class Oct 27
1:30p – 3:30p (Drop-off starting at 1:00 and pick up by 4:00)

$125 (includes materials)
Registration with Tina Mangos

If paying in person or by mail, print form and send payment to:

Tina Mangos
584 Melark Dr
Carmel, IN 46032

 

Links

Westfield Washington Public Library
333 W Hoover,
Westfield, IN 46074
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