HCC Student to Present 1st 'Teach Your Talent'

Hillsborough Community College's Matthew Vargas will teach budding artists how to draw faces at The Regent.


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A freshman at Hillsborough Community College is the first volunteer for the new "Teach Your Talent" program at The Regent.

As part of its effort to offer more programs to the community, last year The Regent announced a number of new initiatives including a "Teach Your Talent" program in which residents with various talents are invited to teach their skills to others in the community.

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Vargas of Riverview will host the first program Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room downstairs at The Regent.

"I have been drawing for most of my conscious life, but in the most recent years I have cultivated my artistic talent into a career," said Vargas. "While working as a commissioned artist in the Tampa bay area, I have been privileged to work with Grammy Award-winning artists from The Alice Cooper Band and '60s Woodstock legends, Jefferson Starship. I have designed album covers, promotional tour posters, self-portraits, etc."

In addition, Vargas shares his talent with high schools by designing graduation programs and he has donated paintings to his church parish.

He also shares his talents by offering art tutorials on YouTube.

During the Jan. 18 "Teach Your Talent" session, Vargas will concentrate on teaching students how to draw faces, eyes, eyelashes and facial features. No supplies are needed. Pencils and paper will be provided.

Kristen Kerr January 12, 2012 at 05:45 PM
The Regent is so proud and excited to kick off their first "Teach Your Talent" session on January 18. We will hold these once a month. If you are interested in participating, you can visit our community website or even stop in and see us! We have registration forms ready for you in our office! Please contact Kristen, Executive Director of The Regent with any questions.
Matthew January 13, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I'll have some pastries there as well for those attending the class :)
vilma wood January 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Any age limit?
Matthew January 13, 2012 at 03:56 PM
8+ age limit


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