TCC Adjunct Faculty Designs 2020 Holiday Card

December 15, 2020
Cristiana Prado learned the art of watercolor from her mother. While she prefers to work in ceramics, she is influenced by watercolor even with glazing ceramics. She entered the 2020 TCC Holiday Card Design Competition with a watercolor that was selected as this year's TCC Holiday Card.

Prado’s watercolor piece titled, “Share Your Light" shows two candles, with gold highlights, lighting the way.

“I love candles and was inspired by the quote, 'A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.' We’ve been through so much this year, and like a candle, it takes nothing from us to be kind, compassionate and pass on love,” said Prado, an adjunct faculty member at TCC who has taught Art Appreciation and Foundation 2D Design for the past seven years. In addition, she teaches Art part-time for Tulsa Public Schools.

“Teaching art makes me a better artist. When I help students learn how to express their creativity, I unlock my own creativity. I enjoy teaching because I love to encourage, instruct and inspire others,” said Prado.

Selected as this year’s TCC Holiday Card design, the cards will be emailed to TCC students, faculty, and staff, and mailed to community members and TCC Foundation members by TCC President & CEO Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D. As the winner, Prado received 50 printed cards and $500 from the TCC Foundation, the sponsor of the annual competition.

“The TCC Foundation supports developmental opportunities for students and faculty outside of the classroom. The Holiday Card Design Competition is a favorite allowing the selected winner to see their artwork printed and representing TCC in the community,” said Kari Shults, vice president for advancement and president of the TCC Foundation.

Prado’s winning watercolor design was unveiled at the TCC Board of Regents November meeting and she was presented with her check and cards.