ESP Biography



CATHLEEN NALEZYTY, ESP Teacher




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


History of Art in 50 Minutes in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Let's race through all of art history in 50 minutes! From the Venus of Hohle Fels to modern art to contemporary art, let's whisk through the major periods and styles of art, briefly (and I mean briefly) mentioning some of the most important pieces of various styles.


Experimental Writing in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Have you heard of blackout poems? Erasure text? Concrete poetry? Have you ever played Exquisite Corpse or Syllogism? In this class, we'll talk about some forms of "experimental" writing and have some fun coming up with our own forms of experimental writing. We'll play some collaborative word games and, at the end, hopefully you'll come away with some new ideas about what constitutes "writing".


Arthurian Legend in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have an interest in stories about King Arthur? Confused about all the different versions of the story that are floating about? We'll spend some time in class talking about different aspects of the King Arthur legend. No need to have read any particular work -- though some knowledge of the legend in general would be helpful. We'll also be reading some (short) passages in class that we'll talk about.


Experimental Writing in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have you heard of blackout poems? Erasure text? Concrete poetry? Have you ever played Exquisite Corpse or Syllogism? In this class, we'll talk about some forms of "experimental" writing and have some fun coming up with our own forms of experimental writing. We'll play some collaborative word games and, at the end, hopefully you'll come away with some new ideas about what constitutes "writing".


Greek Pottery in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Let's delve into the world of Greek pottery! In this class, we'll look at a couple of pieces of Greek pottery and explore them both as art pieces and as records of myth. We'll spend some time talking about the design elements of the pottery, the main techniques in pottery making of the time, and a little bit about the depiction of the mythology on the pieces.


History of Art in 50 Minutes in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Let's race through all of art history in 50 minutes! From the Venus of Hohle Fels to modern art to contemporary art, let's whisk through the major periods and styles of art, briefly (and I mean briefly) mentioning some of the most important pieces of various styles.


Arthurian Legend in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Have an interest in stories about King Arthur? Confused about all the different versions of the story that are floating about? We'll spend some time in class talking about different aspects of the King Arthur legend. No need to have read any particular work -- though some knowledge of the legend in general would be helpful. We'll also be reading some (short) passages in class that we'll talk about.


Arthurian Legend in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Have an interest in stories about King Arthur? Confused about all the different versions of the story that are floating about? We'll spend some time in class talking about different aspects of the King Arthur legend. No need to have read any particular work -- though some knowledge of the legend in general would be helpful. We'll also be reading some (short) passages in class that we'll talk about.


NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Want to work on your NaNoWriMo novel during Splash? Stuck half-way through and need some tips about how to keep your energy up for the rest of the month? We'll spend part of class talking about ways to keep your motivation up and fun ways to up your word count and then we'll spend some time doing word sprints, word wars*, and other fun writing tasks. *Don't worry, we'll go over what these are if you haven't heard of them!


NaNoWriMo (aka Write a Novel* in 30 Days) in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Want to say you've written a novel? Want to say you've written a novel in a ridiculously short time-span of say, 30 days? Come join us as we talk about what qualifies as a novel, the magic daily number, basic novelling tips, word padding, staying motivated throughout the month, and more! Open to everyone, even if you've never even heard of NaNoWriMo before. *Disclaimer: Not necessarily a class on how to write a "good" novel in 30 days.


NaNoWriMo (aka Write a Novel* in 30 Days) in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Want to say you've written a novel? Want to say you've written a novel in a ridiculously short time-span of say, 30 days? Come join us as we talk about what qualifies as a novel, the magic daily number, basic novelling tips, word padding, staying motivated throughout the month, and more! Open to everyone, even if you've never even heard of NaNoWriMo before. *Disclaimer: Not necessarily a class on how to write a "good" novel in 30 days.