TVA members have a range of expertise and offer their unique services to the public. If you are interested in learning more about a particular service, please contact the individual.

Note: A person who wants to receive a particular service offered by one of our members will communicate and pay any fees directly to the person offering the service. 

Services related to arts and crafts…

iPhone Photography Basics and Editing

Dennis Szerszen offers classes about iPhone photography. In the basic class he addresses access and the use the built-in camera app; how to improve images using Apple and third-party apps; storing files through Apple and other cloud providers; how to share files on social media, including Instagram, e- mail, and messaging. In the Editing class he addresses how to edit your photographs on your iPhone or iPad with Snapseed. During the class students explore the functions available in Snapseed and other post-process editors in general. To get on his mailing list and find out more contact Dennis.

Commissioned Landscapes or Seascapes

Based on a photograph of your favorite natural scene, Joan Meade will paint you a landscape or seascape in sculptural acrylics, and in a size of your choosing. Price depends on size. Joan is a member of Durham Art Guild.  See her gallery page for more examples of her work. For more info about her unique painting services contact Joan.

Weaving, Eco Printing, Shibori, Silk Painting, Paper and Journal Making Workshops

Trudy Thomson teaches a variety of classes including tapestry on a small hand-held loom as well as different techniques that can be applied to silk scarves: eco printing, shibori, silk painting.  The picture here shows you the loom you get to keep and a sample tapestry you can make. See this page of her art website to see the range of offerings. To find out more contact Trudy and she can add you to her mailing list.

Services relate to marketing/promotional efforts…

Website Design

Trudy Thomson creates websites for artists that have clickable picture galleries as well as many useful features. Trudy has a Master’s Degree in media so her designs are attractive and effective. Find out more about her website expertise and examples here.