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Art Center Sarasota

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707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
941-365-2032 http://www.artsarasota.org

Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions and cultural programs.  Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community with curated and juried exhibitions, classes, workshops and educational programs for youth and adults plus special events each year.  The Art Center is a member-based organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions for the novice to accomplished artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

December 2018

Saturday Life Sessions

December 22 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

December 25 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Saturday Life Sessions

December 29 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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January 2019

Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

January 1, 2019 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Intermed/Advanced Painting Class (with Tom Stephens)

January 3, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$215 – $245

Thursdays, January 3 - January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm  Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level Acrylic Master Series Class with Tom Stephens This master series class will provide advanced and intermediate level artists the opportunity to work, and receive feedback and critique. Tom will work with each student on individual elements that make up their unique creative process.  Emphasis will be placed on mentally and physically working through a painting and dealing with the challenges of each piece.  The goal is for each…

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Saturday Life Sessions

January 5, 2019 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Visiting Artist Demo with Carol Nelson

January 6, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 Visiting artist Carol Nelson will demonstrate his techniques for her 'Experiments in Mixed Media' workshop. Come join your fellow artists in watching the creative process in real time and listen to the artist discuss her work

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

January 7, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 7 - February 11, 2019 Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media Explore the fine art of collage taught by Ali Lambert based on Judy Nadler's teachings. Technique and design will be given equal attention as paper collage is combined with a variety of other mediums to expand and stimulate creative expression.  Excellent for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It's cheaper that therapy!  

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Experiments in Mixed Media (with Carol Nelson, Visiting Artist)

January 7, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$495 – $535

Monday - Wednesday, January 7-9, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Acrylics with Mixed Media All skill levels This workshop will be full of techniques Carol uses in her work.  It is designed for beginning painters, or experienced painters who are new to mixed media.  We will start off working on a Geologic Abstract painting.  You will become an expert in using texture materials that you will not find in an art supply store that are readily available at your local big box…

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The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters (Renee DiNapoli)

January 7, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 7-February 11, 2019 Every Monday from 1PM-4PM Learn the simple easy techniques of painting like the Masters. Renee does not believe in talent, she believes in skill. As the carpenter learns to use the hammer, the artist learns to use the brush. This class will take you to the next level in your skills! Renee teaches to your weakness and enhances your strengths.  It is her desire to make every student into a gallery-class artist. Drawing skills are not…

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Book Arts Group

January 7, 2019 : 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 6, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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Free

1st Monday of every month All are Welcome - Free! 4:30pm -6:00pm Topic: Nature-Printing by Sandy Frick Join artists and book lovers talking, showing and making Book Art at this monthly meeting.  Each meeting a member of the group presents a project to create.  

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Personal Vision: A Journey Into Abstract Mixed Media Work (with Barbara Eisenberg)

January 8, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 5, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$205 – $235

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm (Jan 15, Feb 5 - 9:30am-3:30pm) All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class encourages students to create works of personal expression. Students will learn about and use a variety of materials and gaine techniques to develop their own painting language. Individual and group critques add constructive feedback for students. Focus will be on the use of acrylic based materials.  

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Experiments in Mixed Media (with Carol Nelson, Visiting Artist)

January 8, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$495 – $535

Monday - Wednesday, January 7-9, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Acrylics with Mixed Media All skill levels This workshop will be full of techniques Carol uses in her work.  It is designed for beginning painters, or experienced painters who are new to mixed media.  We will start off working on a Geologic Abstract painting.  You will become an expert in using texture materials that you will not find in an art supply store that are readily available at your local big box…

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Plein Air Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

January 8, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$185 – $215

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  January 8 - February 12, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Out door painting provides a fresh and different way of looking at how we process what we see.  Joseph will help each student gain confidence, speed and skill in painting plein air, demonstrating how to see the basic shapes, composition and values in your scenes. He can show you how to select a view, make objects appear three dimensional and create the illusion of distance between…

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Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

January 8, 2019 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Mixed Media Canvas Workshop (with Margaret Hillman)

January 9, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until January 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$95 – $115

Wednesdays, January 9,16, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm All Skill Levels Mixed Media

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Experiments in Mixed Media (with Carol Nelson, Visiting Artist)

January 9, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$495 – $535

Monday - Wednesday, January 7-9, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Acrylics with Mixed Media All skill levels This workshop will be full of techniques Carol uses in her work.  It is designed for beginning painters, or experienced painters who are new to mixed media.  We will start off working on a Geologic Abstract painting.  You will become an expert in using texture materials that you will not find in an art supply store that are readily available at your local big box…

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

January 9, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

January 9- February 13, 2019 (no class Feb 6)  Wednesdays, 1:30PM- 4:30PM All Skill Levels Watercolor A beginner class. This is a no fear zone water color class. Many people were told at a young age that their artwork was terrible. They gave up the idea that they could paint. Carolyn uses tracing techniques which obliterates the fear of drawing. Through demonstrations Carolyn will show you everything you ever wanted to know about water color and more. How to paint a sky…

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Multi-Layer Abstractions Class (with Lolly Owens)

January 10, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 10 - February 14, 2019 Thursdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM All Skill Levels Mixed Media Participants will start each work by layering of drawn images or markings or collage or texture medium or a mixture of several before applying veils of color. We will destruct forms, reconstruct forms and look for a gradual simplification to complete the abstraction.  All are asked to stop thinking too much during the process. Abstract painting is a doing, feeling thing. Each class includes brief meditations…

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Monotype: Images & Abstraction (with Judy Just)

January 10, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$195 – $225

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 21, 2019 (no class Feb 7) 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques: Layering, color mixing, markmaking, chine colle, multiple prints, trace.   The $20 Materials fee will cover tools, plate, inks, all you will need to print. Basic paper will be furnished for the first class. Other papers will be discussed in the first class.  

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Intermed/Advanced Painting Class (with Tom Stephens)

January 10, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$215 – $245

Thursdays, January 3 - January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm  Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level Acrylic Master Series Class with Tom Stephens This master series class will provide advanced and intermediate level artists the opportunity to work, and receive feedback and critique. Tom will work with each student on individual elements that make up their unique creative process.  Emphasis will be placed on mentally and physically working through a painting and dealing with the challenges of each piece.  The goal is for each…

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Joy of Patels: Still Life & More (with Nancy Goff)

January 10, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 2019  1:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Nancy Goff teaches how to begin a Pastel, starting with the importance of using a value study for reference and using that study as a painting guide.  Her enthusiasm for the Pastel medium comes through as she guides her students through the steps of producing colorful and thoughtful works of art.  Goff’s purpose is to make pastel easy and rewarding for all artists at every level. Pastel

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Urban Sketchbook Workshop (with Joseph Melancon)

January 10, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

TH-F, January 10, 11, 2019  10th: 1:30pm-4:30pm 11th: 10:00am-4:00pm All Skill Levels Pen, Pencil, Watercolor Start a visual journal of your sightings, thoughts or ideas or moments in your life.  When sketching one looks at things far more intently bonding the feelings generated with the drawing making it a permanent memory or a starting place for creative things to happen.  We live in a 3-D world and sketching teaches us to see and express it in two dimensions.  I've used…

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Create a Hand Printed Journal Workshop (with Sandy Frick)

January 11, 2019 : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

Friday-Saturday, January 11-12, 2019 11th: 9:00am - 1:00pm 12th: 9:00am - 3:00pm All Skill Levels; All Art Supplies Provided Create a one of a kind journal using direct and indirect methods of printing with botanicals for covers and pages of your book. Learn the basics of book making for a book with a cloth spine, assembled using the long stitch. You will have a beautiful book for journaling, sketching, or gift giving. No previous experience needed. Students need apron or work shirt…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

January 11, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 11 - February 15, 2019  Fridays, 9:30pm - 12:30pm Advanced Beginner to Advanced Skill Level Watercolor Enjoy these Friday morning sessions regardless of skill level.  This class is friendly and supportive, and offers guided instruction and demonstrations.  The lessons include: design aspects of planning a composition, use of photo references and live setups, watercolor techniques and discussion of color usage and properties of various pigments.   

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ARTventures: Art Camp for Adults, ages 21 and older

January 11, 2019 : 9:30 am
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$55 – $65

ARTventures is a newly developed program based on feedback from members and parents wishing that they could go to Art Camp in the summer too.  Our amazingly creative team of camp teachers has developed a series of classes inspired by projects that they taught in camp. 3 Hours (days of the week and times vary) All Skill Levels, All Supplies Included Mediums will vary from class to class.   Snacks, beverages provided (campers will food allergies are encouraged to bring their own)…

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Urban Sketchbook Workshop (with Joseph Melancon)

January 11, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

TH-F, January 10, 11, 2019 - $135/165 10th: 1:30pm-4:30pm 11th: 10:00am-4:00pm All Skill Levels Pen, Pencil, Watercolor Start a visual journal of your sightings, thoughts or ideas or moments in your life.  When sketching one looks at things far more intently bonding the feelings generated with the drawing making it a permanent memory or a starting place for creative things to happen.  We live in a 3-D world and sketching teaches us to see and express it in two dimensions. …

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

January 11, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$115 – $145

January 11 - February 1, 2019 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm  All Skill Levels Colored Pencils Are you ready to try something different? Colored pencil drawing is becoming one of the most popular mediums in the art world. Its portability and clean up time are part of the allure, but it’s the amazing results one gets that has put these pencils on the radar. In these  classes, we will create work from a reference of the students liking, and learn the basics…

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Salon D’Art: Georgia O’Keefe, Beyond the Art

January 11, 2019 : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 10, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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Free

2nd Friday of every month All welcome -FREE! Next Salon: November 9 - Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe, Beyond the Art 4-5pm Lively and informative discussion group, free and open to everyone. A selcted famous artist(s) is featured each month. Join the fun and chat with artists, art lovers, and the curious minded.

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Create a Hand Printed Journal Workshop (with Sandy Frick)

January 12, 2019 : 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

Friday-Saturday, January 11-12, 2019 11th: 9:00am - 1:00pm 12th: 9:00am - 3:00pm All Skill Levels; All Art Supplies Provided Create a one of a kind journal using direct and indirect methods of printing with botanicals for covers and pages of your book. Learn the basics of book making for a book with a cloth spine, assembled using the long stitch. You will have a beautiful book for journaling, sketching, or gift giving. No previous experience needed. Students need apron or work shirt and…

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Saturday Life Sessions

January 12, 2019 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Realistic Painting: Landscape, Portrait & Still Life (Ralph Garafola)

January 12, 2019 : 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 12-February 16, 2019 Every Saturday 12:30PM-3:30PM Open to all skill levels and all mediums. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Students will work from their own reference materialsemphasizing accurate drawing, painting form, value observation (light and shade), composition, perspective, atmosphere and the treatment of edges.  It will also include hands-on teaching of color theory and precise color mixing. These topics are what form the basics of a successful painting in any medium. These classes are for artists interested in contemporary realism pertaining…

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Creative Kids Saturdays (ages 6-9)

January 12, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

Each class students will be lead by the teacher in projects focusing on specific mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture and collage.  Art history vocabulary and artists will be discussed.  Students will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more All supplies included 20 student maximum please call or pre-register online no later than the Thursday prior to the class date to reserve a seat. 

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

January 14, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 7 - February 11, 2019 Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media Explore the fine art of collage taught by Ali Lambert based on Judy Nadler's teachings. Technique and design will be given equal attention as paper collage is combined with a variety of other mediums to expand and stimulate creative expression.  Excellent for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It's cheaper that therapy!  

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Development Paintings Workshop (with Joseph Melancon)

January 14, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

Monday & Wednesday January 14, 16, 2019  14th: 10:00am-4:00pm 16th: 1:30pm-4:30pm All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Do you ever find yourself painting endless details and still end up with a composition that doesn't work... or the shapes are uninteresting and the values are off... or you just don’t like it?  That's where development paintings come into play.  They are small, brief and bold.  The key is to work in a series developing ideas without wasting time on details. …

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Sunset over Water Workshop (with Cedar Kindy)

January 14, 2019 : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$45 – $55

Monday, January 14, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm All Skill Levels Watercolor A simple and fun 3 hour watercolor workshop for beginners! The Sunset is painted applying the wet-on-wet bullseye technique of Nita Engle.  This painting also incorporated dry brush and wet-on-dry techniques, as well as using a stray bottle for special effects.  We'll paint together step by step, yet each painting will be different!  Experienced painters will learn some new techniques.

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Dune Inlet Workshop (with Cedar Kindy)

January 14, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$45 – $55

Monday, January 14, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm All Skill Levels Watercolor with Pastels An easy class for beginners mixing watercolor and pastels! This is a watercolor class that integrates pastels as an aid to creating soft edges and atmosphere. Hard edges are common in watercolor, but with subtle application of pastels, edges can be easily changed. The effect is a soft and atmospheric look. Experienced painters can explore soft and hard edges

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Personal Vision: A Journey Into Abstract Mixed Media Work (with Barbara Eisenberg)

January 15, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 5, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$205 – $235

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm (Jan 15, Feb 5 - 9:30am-3:30pm) All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class encourages students to create works of personal expression. Students will learn about and use a variety of materials and gaine techniques to develop their own painting language. Individual and group critques add constructive feedback for students. Focus will be on the use of acrylic based materials.  

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Collage Printmaking Workshop (with Jane Harris)

January 15, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$110 – $130

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Water-based Relief Printmaking All Art Materials Provided This workshop allows all levels of experience to experiment in the process of relief printmaking and collage.  Using a block print created in class we will be dissecting it through printing on various papers and reconstructing your print with multiple layers.  This is a great project to hone your printmaking planning skills through various tips and tricks.

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Plein Air Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

January 15, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$185 – $215

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  January 8 - February 12, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Out door painting provides a fresh and different way of looking at how we process what we see.  Joseph will help each student gain confidence, speed and skill in painting plein air, demonstrating how to see the basic shapes, composition and values in your scenes. He can show you how to select a view, make objects appear three dimensional and create the illusion of distance between…

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Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

January 15, 2019 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Mixed Media Canvas Workshop (with Margaret Hillman)

January 16, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until January 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$95 – $115

Wednesdays, January 9,16, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm All Skill Levels Mixed Media

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Development Paintings Workshop (with Joseph Melancon)

January 16, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

Monday & Wednesday January 14, 16, 2019  14th: 10:00am-4:00pm 16th: 1:30pm-4:30pm All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Do you ever find yourself painting endless details and still end up with a composition that doesn't work... or the shapes are uninteresting and the values are off... or you just don’t like it?  That's where development paintings come into play.  They are small, brief and bold.  The key is to work in a series developing ideas without wasting time on details. …

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

January 16, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

January 9- February 13, 2019 (no class Feb 6)  Wednesdays, 1:30PM- 4:30PM All Skill Levels Watercolor A beginner class. This is a no fear zone water color class. Many people were told at a young age that their artwork was terrible. They gave up the idea that they could paint. Carolyn uses tracing techniques which obliterates the fear of drawing. Through demonstrations Carolyn will show you everything you ever wanted to know about water color and more. How to paint a sky…

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Multi-Layer Abstractions Class (with Lolly Owens)

January 17, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 10 - February 14, 2019 Thursdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM All Skill Levels Mixed Media Participants will start each work by layering of drawn images or markings or collage or texture medium or a mixture of several before applying veils of color. We will destruct forms, reconstruct forms and look for a gradual simplification to complete the abstraction.  All are asked to stop thinking too much during the process. Abstract painting is a doing, feeling thing. Each class includes brief meditations…

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Monotype: Images & Abstraction (with Judy Just)

January 17, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$195 – $225

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 21, 2019 (no class Feb 7) 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques: Layering, color mixing, markmaking, chine colle, multiple prints, trace.   The $20 Materials fee will cover tools, plate, inks, all you will need to print. Basic paper will be furnished for the first class. Other papers will be discussed in the first class.  

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Intermed/Advanced Painting Class (with Tom Stephens)

January 17, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$215 – $245

Thursdays, January 3 - January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm  Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level Acrylic Master Series Class with Tom Stephens This master series class will provide advanced and intermediate level artists the opportunity to work, and receive feedback and critique. Tom will work with each student on individual elements that make up their unique creative process.  Emphasis will be placed on mentally and physically working through a painting and dealing with the challenges of each piece.  The goal is for each…

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Joy of Patels: Still Life & More (with Nancy Goff)

January 17, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$150 – $180

Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 2019  1:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Nancy Goff teaches how to begin a Pastel, starting with the importance of using a value study for reference and using that study as a painting guide.  Her enthusiasm for the Pastel medium comes through as she guides her students through the steps of producing colorful and thoughtful works of art.  Goff’s purpose is to make pastel easy and rewarding for all artists at every level. Pastel

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Dazzling Alcohol Inks Workshop (with Ginny Pennell)

January 17, 2019 : 1:30 pm - January 18, 2019 : 4:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$90 – $110

TH-F, January 17,18, 2019 - 1:30pm-4:30pm This class is designed to stimulate your color senses and imagination. It will develop your skills in a new way adding to the depth of your artistic ability. Alcohol inks work differently than watercolor or acrylic paints on yupo paper. The ink colors are more vibrant and create effects that you cannot duplicate with other mediums. The class will allow freedom in thought and creation of your work. No two paintings will ever be…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

January 18, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 11 - February 15, 2019  Fridays, 9:30pm - 12:30pm Advanced Beginner to Advanced Skill Level Watercolor Enjoy these Friday morning sessions regardless of skill level.  This class is friendly and supportive, and offers guided instruction and demonstrations.  The lessons include: design aspects of planning a composition, use of photo references and live setups, watercolor techniques and discussion of color usage and properties of various pigments.   

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Painting the Gilded Fantastic Workshop (with Carol Buck)

January 18, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$110 – $130

Fridays, January 18, 25, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm All Skill Levels Gilding with Oil or Acrylic Students will learn the technique of the application of composition gold leaf to two different surfaces.  Various gilding approaches, materials and uses will be discussed. Students will learn the steps of preparing a surface for the application of composition gold leaf using two 9 inch by 12 inch surfaces: 1) stretched canvas and 2) rigid board.  The sealed composition gold leaf will then be…

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

January 18, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$115 – $145

January 11 - February 1, 2019 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm  All Skill Levels Colored Pencils Are you ready to try something different? Colored pencil drawing is becoming one of the most popular mediums in the art world. Its portability and clean up time are part of the allure, but it’s the amazing results one gets that has put these pencils on the radar. In these  classes, we will create work from a reference of the students liking, and learn the basics…

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Saturday Life Sessions

January 19, 2019 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Realistic Painting: Landscape, Portrait & Still Life (Ralph Garafola)

January 19, 2019 : 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 12-February 16, 2019 Every Saturday 12:30PM-3:30PM Open to all skill levels and all mediums. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Students will work from their own reference materialsemphasizing accurate drawing, painting form, value observation (light and shade), composition, perspective, atmosphere and the treatment of edges.  It will also include hands-on teaching of color theory and precise color mixing. These topics are what form the basics of a successful painting in any medium. These classes are for artists interested in contemporary realism pertaining…

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Emerging Artists Saturdays (ages 10-17)

January 19, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

Each class students create artworks focusing on specific mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture and collage.  Art history vocabulary and artists will be discussed.  Students will practice art skills such as color mixing, shading, blending, compostion and more. All supplies included 20 student maximum please call or pre-register online no later than the Thursday prior to the class date to reserve a seat. 

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Visiting Artist Demo with Dawn Davis

January 20, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

  Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 Visiting artist Dawn Davis will demonstrate his techniques for her 'Experimental Watercolor Techniques'. Come join your fellow artists in watching the creative process in real time and listen to the artist discuss her work

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

January 21, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 7 - February 11, 2019 Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media Explore the fine art of collage taught by Ali Lambert based on Judy Nadler's teachings. Technique and design will be given equal attention as paper collage is combined with a variety of other mediums to expand and stimulate creative expression.  Excellent for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It's cheaper that therapy!  

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Let It Flow! Experimental Watercolor Techniques (with Dawn Davis, Visiting Artist)

January 21, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$400 – $440

Monday - Wednesday, January 21-23, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor All skill levels   Dawn teaches design concepts and color theory in watercolor along with the fun of using lots of water and many wet into wet techniques.  Refinement and sharp edges happen after layers of transparent watercolor, toward the completion of each painting. Layering creates rich, unique colors not possible from just mixing on the palette.  Dawn’s many students are always grateful for her sharing, as she holds nothing…

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Personal Vision: A Journey Into Abstract Mixed Media Work (with Barbara Eisenberg)

January 22, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 5, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$205 – $235

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm (Jan 15, Feb 5 - 9:30am-3:30pm) All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class encourages students to create works of personal expression. Students will learn about and use a variety of materials and gaine techniques to develop their own painting language. Individual and group critques add constructive feedback for students. Focus will be on the use of acrylic based materials.  

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Let It Flow! Experimental Watercolor Techniques (with Dawn Davis, Visiting Artist)

January 22, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$400 – $440

Monday - Wednesday, January 21-23, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor All skill levels Dawn teaches design concepts and color theory in watercolor along with the fun of using lots of water and many wet into wet techniques.  Refinement and sharp edges happen after layers of transparent watercolor, toward the completion of each painting. Layering creates rich, unique colors not possible from just mixing on the palette.  Dawn’s many students are always grateful for her sharing, as she holds nothing back. …

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Plein Air Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

January 22, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$185 – $215

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  January 8 - February 12, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Out door painting provides a fresh and different way of looking at how we process what we see.  Joseph will help each student gain confidence, speed and skill in painting plein air, demonstrating how to see the basic shapes, composition and values in your scenes. He can show you how to select a view, make objects appear three dimensional and create the illusion of distance between…

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Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

January 22, 2019 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Painting in the Full Color Method Class (Julie Hanson)

January 23, 2019 : 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$205 – $235

January 23-February 27, 2019 Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:30pm This class combines intermediate painters and advanced painters into one class.  Mediums in order of preference are oil, water-soluble oil, and acrylic.  Although watercolor is not the best medium for this approach, you can very easily apply this new knowledge to your watercolor painting.  We will work from photographs in the studio.  Julie will walk students through each image (with a new one chosen each week) in her step by step proven method…

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Let It Flow! Experimental Watercolor Techniques (with Dawn Davis, Visiting Artist)

January 23, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$400 – $440

Monday - Wednesday, January 21-23, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor All skill levels Dawn teaches design concepts and color theory in watercolor along with the fun of using lots of water and many wet into wet techniques.  Refinement and sharp edges happen after layers of transparent watercolor, toward the completion of each painting. Layering creates rich, unique colors not possible from just mixing on the palette.  Dawn’s many students are always grateful for her sharing, as she holds nothing back. …

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

January 23, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$150 – $180

January 9- February 13, 2019 (no class Feb 6)  Wednesdays, 1:30PM- 4:30PM All Skill Levels Watercolor A beginner class. This is a no fear zone water color class. Many people were told at a young age that their artwork was terrible. They gave up the idea that they could paint. Carolyn uses tracing techniques which obliterates the fear of drawing. Through demonstrations Carolyn will show you everything you ever wanted to know about water color and more. How to paint a sky…

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Multi-Layer Abstractions Class (with Lolly Owens)

January 24, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 10 - February 14, 2019 Thursdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM All Skill Levels Mixed Media Participants will start each work by layering of drawn images or markings or collage or texture medium or a mixture of several before applying veils of color. We will destruct forms, reconstruct forms and look for a gradual simplification to complete the abstraction.  All are asked to stop thinking too much during the process. Abstract painting is a doing, feeling thing. Each class includes brief meditations…

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Monotype: Images & Abstraction (with Judy Just)

January 24, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$195 – $225

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 21, 2019 (no class Feb 7) 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques: Layering, color mixing, markmaking, chine colle, multiple prints, trace.   The $20 Materials fee will cover tools, plate, inks, all you will need to print. Basic paper will be furnished for the first class. Other papers will be discussed in the first class.  

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Intermed/Advanced Painting Class (with Tom Stephens)

January 24, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$215 – $245

Thursdays, January 3 - January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm  Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level Acrylic Master Series Class with Tom Stephens This master series class will provide advanced and intermediate level artists the opportunity to work, and receive feedback and critique. Tom will work with each student on individual elements that make up their unique creative process.  Emphasis will be placed on mentally and physically working through a painting and dealing with the challenges of each piece.  The goal is for each…

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Joy of Patels: Still Life & More (with Nancy Goff)

January 24, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$150 – $180

Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 2019  1:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Nancy Goff teaches how to begin a Pastel, starting with the importance of using a value study for reference and using that study as a painting guide.  Her enthusiasm for the Pastel medium comes through as she guides her students through the steps of producing colorful and thoughtful works of art.  Goff’s purpose is to make pastel easy and rewarding for all artists at every level. Pastel

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

January 25, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 11 - February 15, 2019  Fridays, 9:30pm - 12:30pm Advanced Beginner to Advanced Skill Level Watercolor Enjoy these Friday morning sessions regardless of skill level.  This class is friendly and supportive, and offers guided instruction and demonstrations.  The lessons include: design aspects of planning a composition, use of photo references and live setups, watercolor techniques and discussion of color usage and properties of various pigments.   

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Painting the Gilded Fantastic Workshop (with Carol Buck)

January 25, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$110 – $130

Fridays, January 18, 25, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm All Skill Levels Gilding with Oil or Acrylic Students will learn the technique of the application of composition gold leaf to two different surfaces.  Various gilding approaches, materials and uses will be discussed. Students will learn the steps of preparing a surface for the application of composition gold leaf using two 9 inch by 12 inch surfaces: 1) stretched canvas and 2) rigid board.  The sealed composition gold leaf will then be…

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Mixed Media Wallpaper Murals Workshop (with Jane Harris)

January 25, 2019 : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$80 – $90

Friday, January 25, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Mixed Media Collage Most Art Materials Provided Wallpaper Murals are mixed media pieces that range between 4.5 to 6 foot in height and built on textured wallpapers.  Create a finished piece in a single day through various mediums and instinctive practices.  We will be going from impulse-to-impulse and changing mediums to allow the mind to stay out of the process and for the artwork to flow at a much faster rate.  This…

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

January 25, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$115 – $145

January 11 - February 1, 2019 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm  All Skill Levels Colored Pencils Are you ready to try something different? Colored pencil drawing is becoming one of the most popular mediums in the art world. Its portability and clean up time are part of the allure, but it’s the amazing results one gets that has put these pencils on the radar. In these  classes, we will create work from a reference of the students liking, and learn the basics…

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ARTventures: Art Camp for Adults, ages 21 and older

January 25, 2019 : 1:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$55 – $65

ARTventures is a newly developed program based on feedback from members and parents wishing that they could go to Art Camp in the summer too.  Our amazingly creative team of camp teachers has developed a series of classes inspired by projects that they taught in camp. 3 Hours (days of the week and times vary) All Skill Levels, All Supplies Included Mediums will vary from class to class.   Snacks, beverages provided (campers will food allergies are encouraged to bring their own)…

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Saturday Life Sessions

January 26, 2019 : 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Realistic Painting: Landscape, Portrait & Still Life (Ralph Garafola)

January 26, 2019 : 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 12-February 16, 2019 Every Saturday 12:30PM-3:30PM Open to all skill levels and all mediums. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Students will work from their own reference materialsemphasizing accurate drawing, painting form, value observation (light and shade), composition, perspective, atmosphere and the treatment of edges.  It will also include hands-on teaching of color theory and precise color mixing. These topics are what form the basics of a successful painting in any medium. These classes are for artists interested in contemporary realism pertaining…

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Fashion Bootcamp Saturdays (ages 9-16)

January 26, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$45 – $55

For designers ages 9-16 who want to create fashion from conventional and unconventional materials. This season we will have project themed classes.   Basic sewing projects will be created along with time for students to explore, design and create with the materials we have on hand.  Students will learn about fashion design, construction, creative thinking and more. Participants will need to bring some requested materials and a basic sewing kit for the projects. 8 student maximum please call or pre-register online…

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Visiting Artist Demo with Betty Carr

January 27, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 Visiting artist Betty Car will demonstrate her techniques for her 'Luminous Painting in Watermedia' workshop. Come join your fellow artists in watching the creative process in real time and listen to the artist discuss his work

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

January 28, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

January 7 - February 11, 2019 Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media Explore the fine art of collage taught by Ali Lambert based on Judy Nadler's teachings. Technique and design will be given equal attention as paper collage is combined with a variety of other mediums to expand and stimulate creative expression.  Excellent for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It's cheaper that therapy!  

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Luminous Paintings in Watermedia (with Betty Carr)

January 28, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$425 – $465

Monday - Wednesday, January 28-30, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor or Acrylic All skill levels Indoor workshop In this exciting and inspirational workshop, students will explore painting techniques for obtaining luminous qualities of light in their work. Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement and value/color relationship will be demonstrated daily. The spontaneous characteristics of both watercolor and acrylic will be discovered while focusing on painting the still life, landscape and architecture.  …

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Personal Vision: A Journey Into Abstract Mixed Media Work (with Barbara Eisenberg)

January 29, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 5, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$205 – $235

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm (Jan 15, Feb 5 - 9:30am-3:30pm) All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class encourages students to create works of personal expression. Students will learn about and use a variety of materials and gaine techniques to develop their own painting language. Individual and group critques add constructive feedback for students. Focus will be on the use of acrylic based materials.  

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Luminous Paintings in Watermedia (with Betty Carr)

January 29, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$425 – $465

Monday - Wednesday, January 28-30, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor or Acrylic All skill levels Indoor workshop In this exciting and inspirational workshop, students will explore painting techniques for obtaining luminous qualities of light in their work. Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement and value/color relationship will be demonstrated daily. The spontaneous characteristics of both watercolor and acrylic will be discovered while focusing on painting the still life, landscape and architecture.  …

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Plein Air Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

January 29, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$185 – $215

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  January 8 - February 12, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil Out door painting provides a fresh and different way of looking at how we process what we see.  Joseph will help each student gain confidence, speed and skill in painting plein air, demonstrating how to see the basic shapes, composition and values in your scenes. He can show you how to select a view, make objects appear three dimensional and create the illusion of distance between…

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Art in the Dark: Movie Discussion Group (with Kathie Moon)

January 29, 2019 : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$18 – $20

Tuesdays, October 23, 2018 - May 14, 2019 Cost per class: Pre-registered (over the phone or in person only): $18m/20nm At the Door: $18m/20nm Walk-ins Welcome   Join award winning Pelican Press movie critic and film aficionado Kathie Moon in exploring the latest movies at local theaters!  Increase your film knowledge, powers of observation, analyze the art and meaning cinema, and venture to movies you yourself might not have chosen.  Each week the facilitator will assign a quality film for you to…

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Painting in the Full Color Method Class (Julie Hanson)

January 30, 2019 : 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$205 – $235

January 23-February 27, 2019 Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:30pm This class combines intermediate painters and advanced painters into one class.  Mediums in order of preference are oil, water-soluble oil, and acrylic.  Although watercolor is not the best medium for this approach, you can very easily apply this new knowledge to your watercolor painting.  We will work from photographs in the studio.  Julie will walk students through each image (with a new one chosen each week) in her step by step proven method…

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Luminous Paintings in Watermedia (with Betty Carr, Visiting Artist)

January 30, 2019 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$425 – $465

Monday - Wednesday, January 28-30, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor or Acrylic All skill levels Indoor workshop In this exciting and inspirational workshop, students will explore painting techniques for obtaining luminous qualities of light in their work. Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement and value/color relationship will be demonstrated daily. The spontaneous characteristics of both watercolor and acrylic will be discovered while focusing on painting the still life, landscape and architecture.  …

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

January 30, 2019 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

January 9- February 13, 2019 (no class Feb 6)  Wednesdays, 1:30PM- 4:30PM All Skill Levels Watercolor A beginner class. This is a no fear zone water color class. Many people were told at a young age that their artwork was terrible. They gave up the idea that they could paint. Carolyn uses tracing techniques which obliterates the fear of drawing. Through demonstrations Carolyn will show you everything you ever wanted to know about water color and more. How to paint a sky…

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Multi-Layer Abstractions Class (with Lolly Owens)

January 31, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 10 - February 14, 2019 Thursdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM All Skill Levels Mixed Media Participants will start each work by layering of drawn images or markings or collage or texture medium or a mixture of several before applying veils of color. We will destruct forms, reconstruct forms and look for a gradual simplification to complete the abstraction.  All are asked to stop thinking too much during the process. Abstract painting is a doing, feeling thing. Each class includes brief meditations…

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Monotype: Images & Abstraction (with Judy Just)

January 31, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$195 – $225

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 21, 2019 (no class Feb 7) 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques: Layering, color mixing, markmaking, chine colle, multiple prints, trace.   The $20 Materials fee will cover tools, plate, inks, all you will need to print. Basic paper will be furnished for the first class. Other papers will be discussed in the first class.  

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Working on a Large Scale Workshop (with Jill Krasner)

January 31, 2019 : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$220 – $250

Thursday-Friday, January 31-February 1, 2019  10:00am - 3:00pm Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels Mixed Media Have fun creating the super large painting you always wanted to make but had no place to work on it! We will supply the unstretched primed cotton canvas ($30 for 30”x36”; $55 for 60”x72”) and wall and/or table space. You bring your creativity, brushes and paints. We are keeping the class size limited so participants will have plenty of room to work.

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Intermed/Advanced Painting Class (with Tom Stephens)

January 31, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$215 – $245

Thursdays, January 3 - January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm  Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level Acrylic Master Series Class with Tom Stephens This master series class will provide advanced and intermediate level artists the opportunity to work, and receive feedback and critique. Tom will work with each student on individual elements that make up their unique creative process.  Emphasis will be placed on mentally and physically working through a painting and dealing with the challenges of each piece.  The goal is for each…

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Joy of Patels: Still Life & More (with Nancy Goff)

January 31, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 2019  1:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill Levels Nancy Goff teaches how to begin a Pastel, starting with the importance of using a value study for reference and using that study as a painting guide.  Her enthusiasm for the Pastel medium comes through as she guides her students through the steps of producing colorful and thoughtful works of art.  Goff’s purpose is to make pastel easy and rewarding for all artists at every level. Pastel

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February 2019

Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

February 1, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 11 - February 15, 2019  Fridays, 9:30pm - 12:30pm Advanced Beginner to Advanced Skill Level Watercolor Enjoy these Friday morning sessions regardless of skill level.  This class is friendly and supportive, and offers guided instruction and demonstrations.  The lessons include: design aspects of planning a composition, use of photo references and live setups, watercolor techniques and discussion of color usage and properties of various pigments.   

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Working on a Large Scale Workshop (with Jill Krasner)

February 1, 2019 : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$220 – $250

Thursday-Friday, January 31-February 1, 2019  10:00am - 3:00pm Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels Mixed Media Have fun creating the super large painting you always wanted to make but had no place to work on it! We will supply the unstretched primed cotton canvas ($30 for 30”x36”; $55 for 60”x72”) and wall and/or table space. You bring your creativity, brushes and paints. We are keeping the class size limited so participants will have plenty of room to work.

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

February 1, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 1, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$115 – $145

January 11 - February 1, 2019 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm  All Skill Levels Colored Pencils Are you ready to try something different? Colored pencil drawing is becoming one of the most popular mediums in the art world. Its portability and clean up time are part of the allure, but it’s the amazing results one gets that has put these pencils on the radar. In these  classes, we will create work from a reference of the students liking, and learn the basics…

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Picture This! Photography Class (ages 10-15)

February 2, 2019 : 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$55 – $65

Students are required to bring their own memory cards and should bring either a Digital SLR Camera or Point & Shoot (that has variable settings).  Cameras will be avaiable for use during class for campers that do not have a camera to bring. February 2, 2019 March 23, 2019 9:30am-3:30pm Teacher: Barbara Gerdeman Description: Participants in photo class will have a brief lesson in Digital Photography covering topics like exposure, composition and lighting. Types of opportunities to practice behind the camera will…

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Saturday Life Sessions

February 2, 2019 : 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$12 – $16

Every Saturday  (no Life Sessions 11/10 & 12/08/2018) 9:30am - 12:30pm Cost: $12m / $16nm Practice your life drawing skills with weekly life sessions on Saturdays.  3 hours of studio time with a model and your fellow artists.  Undraped life models vary each week in age, sex and body type.  This is a self-guided class no instuctor is present.  Easels are available for use.   Members can purchase a Life Sessions card at the front desk for $70 good for…

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Realistic Painting: Landscape, Portrait & Still Life (Ralph Garafola)

February 2, 2019 : 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 12-February 16, 2019 Every Saturday 12:30PM-3:30PM Open to all skill levels and all mediums. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Students will work from their own reference materialsemphasizing accurate drawing, painting form, value observation (light and shade), composition, perspective, atmosphere and the treatment of edges.  It will also include hands-on teaching of color theory and precise color mixing. These topics are what form the basics of a successful painting in any medium. These classes are for artists interested in contemporary realism pertaining…

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Visiting Artist Demo with Robert Burridge (Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage)

February 3, 2019 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Visiting artist Robert Burridge will demonstrate his techniques for his Abstract Acrylic and Collage workshop. Come join your fellow artists in watching the creative process in real time and listen to the artist discuss his work

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

February 4, 2019 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 11, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

January 7 - February 11, 2019 Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media Explore the fine art of collage taught by Ali Lambert based on Judy Nadler's teachings. Technique and design will be given equal attention as paper collage is combined with a variety of other mediums to expand and stimulate creative expression.  Excellent for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It's cheaper that therapy!  

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