About Tina Gramann, Salida Creativity Lab:

TinaGramannHeadshotTina is a visual artist, theatre artist, and arts educator.  Her work is inspired by nature and over 25 years of teaching children, working in professional theatre, and making art. Tina served as Performing Arts School and Education Director at professional theatre ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas, for 10 years. She is also a fight choreographer, staging over 50 fight scenes in Austin, as well as for Pultizer winners Edward Albee’s New Plays Workshops, and for Suzan- Lori Parks’ premiere of The Book of Grace.  She was on the artistic team as fight choreographer for ZACH’s innovative production of Porgy and Bess which was featured in the New York Times, and her fight choreography for ZACH’s production Take Me Out was nominated by Austin’s B. Iden Payne Committee for outstanding Fight Choreography. She also served as Resident Fight Choreographer for Austin Shakespeare Company. Tina is a visual artist- a painter, muralist, and chalk artist. In Colorado, she was a featured artist at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, with Salida Scope Art Walk 2018, and she was selected as a feature artist at the Crested Butte Chalk Festival in 2018. Her work will also be featured at the Crested Butte Arts Center Piper Gallery in Spring, 2019. Tina is also a community arts coordinator and founded Salida Creativity Lab in 2016, and has developed numerous collaborative art and theatre projects with local students and community including Salida’s first Children’s Pop-Up Museum during ArtWalk, and the inaugural Chinese New Year Dragon Parade, now in its’ third year. Her creative projects have been awarded funding by the City of Salida, Think 360 Arts & Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Arts Partnership Grant, Salida Soup, Salida Council for the Arts, and Support Our Schools Salida. She is the program director for local non profit arts organization Articipate, the art teacher for Salida Early Childhood Center, drama teacher for Salida Montessori Charter School, art and drama teacher at Crest Academy, and visiting artist at the Boys and Girls Club and Children’s Discovery Ranch. She has an MFA in Theatre, and A.A.S. in Child Development. Tina lives and works in historic downtown Salida. Please visit www.SalidaCreativityLab.com, @tinapaintsatx, or http://www.tinagramann.com for more information.

 …I especially love working with children as they are innately creative! When I was a little girl, my foster grandmother Tutu, and also my 2nd grade art teacher Mrs. Welch told me I was creative. Well, I took their word for it and became a professional in the field. Being a creative thinker has helped me to think broadly, take risks, solve problems, and contribute to others my entire life. Now I am excited to pass the torch and inspire our next generation of creative thinkers with Salida Creativity Lab!…


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