Mine Yasar Ternar

Photo of Mine Yasar Ternar Department Art Department 
 Office Visual Arts 126
 Phone (415) 452-5354
 Mailbox V17
 E-Mail mternar@ccsf.edu
 Home Page http://fog.ccsf.edu/~mternar/
 Fall 2014 
 Office Hours
Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule
ART 125A Basic Design 3.0
ADVISE: Completion/concurrent enrollment in ART 130A All sections will charge a material fee of $10.00
71943 004 L/L T R 03:10-06:00PM ART U103 Deadlines Final Book 71068 831 Onl HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book SAT 10:00-12:50PM Fort Mason B U203
ART 125A-Sec 831 is an online class with required on-campus orientation & weekly meetings every Saturday from 10am-1pm at Fort Mason Campus Building "B" Room 203. For course details students must check instructor's website at http://fog.ccsf.edu/~mternar/basicdesign.htm For more information about online courses go to https://www.ccsf.edu/online/courses.
ART 126 Color 3.0 71847 001 L/L T R 12:10-03:00PM ART U103 Deadlines Final Book

B.A., Bennington College, Vermont; M.A., Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey; M.F.A., University of California, Berkeley. Also attended Universita' per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, for Italian language.

Ms. Ternar has been teaching at CCSF since 1996.

"I am a practicing mixed media artist, with an academic and professional background in both traditional and contemporary art practices. Prior to becoming a full-time instructor at City College of San Francisco, I taught part-time at a number of colleges in the Bay Area, including California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Cabrillo College and City College of San Francisco. As a much younger artist, I also taught at Piedmont Adult and Continuing Education and was a teaching assistant throughout my graduate studies at U.C. Berkeley, during which time, I initiated, through Democratic Education at CAL program, a class on contemporary art history, which I team-taught with two other fellow students at U.C. Berkeley. I have undertaken responsibilities at several non-profit art organizations in the Bay Area, including, The Berkeley Art Museum, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at U.C. Berkeley, Pro Arts (Oakland), Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek), and New Langton Arts (San Francisco).

The times I have to work in the solitude of my studio are precious, yet have increasingly become a rare luxury. Fortunately, I also enjoy tremendously working in the community as an artist and have embarked on a number of community art projects, some inspired by the work I do as an instructor at a public college. Students at City College come from very diverse backgrounds, thus bring different perspectives to viewing, making and talking about art, which I look forward to every semester.

Sometimes, students worry, when they see the portfolio of works, which are produced in my classes and wonder if they have the skills to accomplish the same. To all those students, I confidently say: 'They were just like you when they started out in my classes! Their abilities were no lesser or greater. Join the class and witness for yourselves how much talent each of you have and what an art education can do!'

In my classes, we start with very simple projects that everyone can do with or without any prior experience, and with or without art materials! Those first couple of projects are often accompanied by giggles, but your journey in art has already started! We gradually build on the skills and experience we gain in each step to accomplish more complex projects. By the end of a semester, students are often surprised at how much they have learned and are proud of the portfolio they have developed within a semester's time. When I show those end-of-the-semester results to the incoming students at the start of a semester, they are often met with awe and the disbelief that those are the works of beginning level students. Alongside helping the development of manipulative skills in art practice, my style of teaching greatly emphasizes the concepts behind the works and the ideas that guide the artists, the art historical context of the examples we view. In lectures, we see many examples and discuss art from inter-disciplinary and multicultural angles. Students learn to develop their own designs in response to the creative problems/projects introduced in the lectures. One-on-one help is always given, as needed, during our studio/lab hour, and a group critique follows the completion of each project, where students develop the ability to compare and contrast design solutions and acquire the confidence to articulate their observations utilizing the appropriate art terminology. All my classes are accompanied by teaching websites with web galleries and downloadable project descriptions and lecture summaries. The viewing of films/videos on art and field trips to museums or galleries are scheduled as relevant. As I like to emphasize the art historical context of the creative problems given, I often hear from my students that my classes introduce them to contemporary art history and they develop a greater appreciation of the artworks they see in museums and galleries.

City College always has attracted students with an amazing range of skills and experience, from the true beginner with no prior experience to those, who have already been employed in the field but return to refresh and retrain, or students who are on their way to transfer to the best colleges and programs in the nation. Over the years, I have learned to cherish this spectrum as our strength, teach the basics very well, while guiding the group to aspire to great heights. My practical goals as an instructor are to help the students to discover their strengths, become confident in their skills and be prepared for their next step for more advanced course work. My ultimate goal however is to help them find their own unique, strong voices as individuals, with an awareness of where they stand and the wisdom to appreciate the breadth of what has been accomplished before them."

Miné Ternar is currenty active on the college's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Committee and is the coordinator of the SLOs for the design and color areas in the art program. She served as the director of the City Art Gallery for many years and on the Works of Art Subcommittee of the Acacemic Senate. She was a faculty advisor to the Diego Rivera Website Committee. She has been active on faculty advisory and hiring committees and spear-headed a collaborative student web-design project through a Title III grant at CCSF. Her Saturday class for Art 125A: Basic Design, is the second partially online art class that has been offered by the Art Department.

Ms. Ternar is currently developing a website with artist interviews, where students can access the voices/experiences of accomplished artists who have richly contributed to their communities. She was a recipient of Vermont Studio Center's Artist Grant for 2011 and 2007 and KALA Institute's Artist Residency Fellowship, where she has had numerous artist residencies since. A poster she designed to inspire smokers to stop was a winner in Alameda County's "Health Through Art: Signs of Recovery" public art competition, and was displayed in large format on the sides of buses and public spaces throughout the East Bay. She is the author of letters read in 'Conversations Across the Bosphorus," a video project that she collaborated on, which depicts the lives of women from Istanbul, Turkey. She was among the presenters of "Conversations Across the Bosphorus" at its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Pacific Film Archive at The Berkeley Art Museum, U.C. Berkeley and at the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Her recent solo exhibition was at Artisan Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hobbies or Extracurricular Activities: Reading, swimming, dancing, piano, yoga, meditation, traveling and preparing gourmet meals in the company of good friends. Used to be an avid movie-goer, and try to keep up still when time allows. Always eager to give a hand in peace/friendship building missions in the world.

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