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Thomas Freese


Program 5: Tessellations
Program 11: Bookmaking

Creativity is a human endeavor with virtually no limits. I am an artist because I find joyful challenge in expressing the uniqueness in my soul. It is natural and rewarding to share my excitement and pass on practical skills to children. Children are mortals who are particularly adaptive to change and to personal vision, expressed in art. The essential goal of art is to bring forth our inner feelings and dreams and to share with others.

Thomas Freese, artist

THOMAS FREESE has studied arts and crafts since 1976 in various locales, including the Southwest Craft Center and the McNay Art Institute in San Antonio, TX and El Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Nuevo Leon in Mexico. Thomas also spent 11 years in New Mexico, where he became familiar with Native American art and culture. He has mastered a variety of crafts, including calligraphy, eraser carving, rubber stamp design, and jewelry making, and offers classes for schools in jewelry making, printing, Native American crafts and culture, the art of rubber stamping, and Spanish and Mexican folk-art crafts.

For Art On-Air, he shows students how to make a tessellating stamp and how to make an accordion-fold book.

Rubber Stamp Tessellation
Designer of Rubber Stamps:
Critter #1 ©1995, Thomas Freese
hand-carved rubber stamp
wooden pieces
Wood Carver and Book Illustrator
wooden jewelry
(with a wonderful line of wooden jewelry)

Teacher’s Guide for Tessellations
Teacher’s Guide for Bookmaking

Other Instructional Television Resources

  • Math Vantage Program 4, “Tessellations/Transformations”

Related Links

Contact Thomas Freese through the Kentucky Arts Council: (502) 564-3757

600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951

Last Updated: Monday, 29-Dec-2008 15:23:24 EST