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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.

February 2019

Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

February 18 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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The Best of Watercolor: Still Life & Portraits (with Mary Whyte, Visiting Artist)

February 18 : 10:00 am - February 20 : 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 20, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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3 day workshop Monday - Wednesday, February 18-20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels Join Mary Whyte for an inspiring and educational three days of painting.  Day one will cover still life painting and the second and third day students will be painting the figure from life in watercolor. Mary will guide students in color mixing, drawing, composition, getting a likeness and creating dynamic works, as well as offer tips on marketing and the business side…

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

February 18 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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The Best of Watercolor: Still Life & Portraits (with Mary Whyte, Visiting Artist)

February 19 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 20, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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3 day workshop Monday - Wednesday, February 18-20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels Join Mary Whyte for an inspiring and educational three days of painting.  Day one will cover still life painting and the second and third day students will be painting the figure from life in watercolor. Mary will guide students in color mixing, drawing, composition, getting a likeness and creating dynamic works, as well as offer tips on marketing and the business side…

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Expressive Landscapes (with Joseph Melancon)

February 19 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

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

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 19-Mar 26, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil How do you develop a landscape painting that is dynamic, energized and exciting to look at?  Brushstrokes can denote action, drama and mood. Go for a loaded brush for juicy expressive paint while still making a dynamic composition with dramatic light and interesting shapes. This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free…

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

February 19 : 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)

February 20 : 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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The Best of Watercolor: Still Life & Portraits (with Mary Whyte, Visiting Artist)

February 20 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 20, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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3 day workshop Monday - Wednesday, February 18-20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Watercolor Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels Join Mary Whyte for an inspiring and educational three days of painting.  Day one will cover still life painting and the second and third day students will be painting the figure from life in watercolor. Mary will guide students in color mixing, drawing, composition, getting a likeness and creating dynamic works, as well as offer tips on marketing and the business side…

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

February 20 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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

February 20 - March 27, 2019 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 in 15…

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Multi-Layer Abstractions Class (with Lolly Owens)

February 21 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

February 21 - March 28, 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)

February 21 : 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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Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshops (with Jill Krasner)

February 21 : 10:00 am - February 22 : 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 22, 2019

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

Thursday-Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm February 21-22, 2019  All Skill Levels Mixed Media

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Joy of Patels: Portraits & More (with Nancy Goff)

February 21 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $170

Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 20191:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill LevelsPastel This is a 5 week class is a focus on portraiture in pastel. The basics of portraiture and composition will be covered.  Students will work from photographs or self-portraiture or work indepentently on their own projects.  Light and shadow are what it's all about. What to look for, establishing composition, and how to apply pastels are all part of the program. Goff teaches students how to make paintings come to life by…

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Still Life Drawing & Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

February 21 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 21-Mar 28, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free you up to do your most expressive and creative work.  My daily kickoff demos (usually about 30 minutes of painting, chatting, and sharing tips) will be in acrylic but will apply to all mediums. Questions and comments are welcome at any time. You…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

February 22 : 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

February 22 - March 29, 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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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

February 22 : 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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Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshops (with Jill Krasner)

February 22 : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 22, 2019

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

Thursday-Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm February 21-22, 2019  All Skill Levels Mixed Media

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

February 22 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2019

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

February 8 - March 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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Altered Book & Junk Journal Class (with Margaret Hillman)

February 22 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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http://www.artsarasota.org/hillman
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

Fridays, February 22 - March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class will offer a new page layout each week. It will include a variety of backgrounds and altered book techniques. Students will learn to alter a book with a sewn spine. We will also cover topics such as how to reinforce damaged spines, add textures, pockets, and how to choose a book to alter.

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Saturday Life Sessions

February 23 : 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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Making a Mark: A Creative Workshop (with Tim Jaeger)

February 23 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

SAT-SUN, February 23-24, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm Advanced Beginner - Advanced Skill Level All Painting Media Explore different techniques and approach to making art, while fine tuning what it is that you already know or don't know in a friendly, non-competitive, open environment.  In this mixed media course, attendees will learn not only a variety of paint techniques, but will develop, learn, and expand a new understanding for art concepts, history of art in culture, and the use of self-expression.  Through lectures, one-on-one…

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Emerging Artists Saturdays (ages 10-17)

February 23 : 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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Making a Mark: A Creative Workshop (with Tim Jaeger)

February 24 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

SAT-SUN, February 23-24, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm Advanced Beginner - Advanced Skill Level All Painting Media Explore different techniques and approach to making art, while fine tuning what it is that you already know or don't know in a friendly, non-competitive, open environment.  In this mixed media course, attendees will learn not only a variety of paint techniques, but will develop, learn, and expand a new understanding for art concepts, history of art in culture, and the use of self-expression.  Through lectures, one-on-one…

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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

February 25 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters (Renee DiNapoli)

February 25 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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No Fear Portrait Drawing (with Craig Carl)

February 26 : 9:30 am - March 26 : 12:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $180

Thursdays, February 26 - March 26, 2019  9:30am - 12:30pm All Skill Levels Graphite and Chalk

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Big Fat Fabulous Flowers Too Workshop (with Kathy Morrill)

February 26 : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$90 – $110

Thursday, February 26, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor   All New Super Floral Paintings! Whether using oil, acrylic or watercolor students will be provided with dynamic examples in each medium. Using live floral specimens or photo references (As provided or bring your own!) the techniques for achieving super floral beauties will be covered in depth. Big flowers on a smaller surface or bigger flowers on a grand scale will result in a satisfying painting experience…

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Expressive Landscapes (with Joseph Melancon)

February 26 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

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

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 19-Mar 26, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil How do you develop a landscape painting that is dynamic, energized and exciting to look at?  Brushstrokes can denote action, drama and mood. Go for a loaded brush for juicy expressive paint while still making a dynamic composition with dramatic light and interesting shapes. This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free…

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

February 26 : 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)

February 27 : 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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ARTventures: Art Camp for Adults, ages 21 and older

February 27 : 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) Each…

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Daring Color Workshop: Succulents (with Anne Abgott)

February 27 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$90 – $110

Wednesday, February 27, 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm  All Skill Levels Watercolor Afraid to try watercolor? All levels welcome!  Paint glowing mingled colors with Anne in this workshop.  Succulents are beautiful soft shapes and students will learn color mixing of subtle shades of green.  Using greens,  grayed down greens and warm cool greens to bring these plants to life. Paint along with Anne for dynamic compositions and color. Work from Anne's photo or bring a similar photo of your own. Students must…

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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

February 27 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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

February 20 - March 27, 2019 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 in 15…

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Basics of Painting in Full Color (with Julie Hanson)

February 27 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

W-Th, February 27, 28, 2019     27th: 1:30pm-4:30pm    28th: 10:00am-4:00pm This workshop is an introduction to painting in Julie Hanson's impressionistic method.  She covers everything they need to need to know including the differences in mediums, tools and color basics. In fact, students can wait until after the first day to decide which medium they would like to work with because the first day Julie will discuss and explore the differences about the required supplies. Students will explore drawing basics for the…

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Monotype: Color & Techniques

February 28 : 9:30 am - April 4 : 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 4, 2019

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

Thursdays, February 28 - April 4, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques:Extended Palette, modifiers, exploring white, cohesive prints. 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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Basics of Painting in Full Color (with Julie Hanson)

February 28 : 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$135 – $165

W-Th, February 27, 28, 2019     27th: 1:30pm-4:30pm    28th: 10:00am-4:00pm This workshop is an introduction to painting in Julie Hanson's impressionistic method.  She covers everything they need to need to know including the differences in mediums, tools and color basics. In fact, students can wait until after the first day to decide which medium they would like to work with because the first day Julie will discuss and explore the differences about the required supplies. Students will explore drawing basics for the…

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Joy of Patels: Portraits & More (with Nancy Goff)

February 28 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $170

Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 20191:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill LevelsPastel This is a 5 week class is a focus on portraiture in pastel. The basics of portraiture and composition will be covered.  Students will work from photographs or self-portraiture or work indepentently on their own projects.  Light and shadow are what it's all about. What to look for, establishing composition, and how to apply pastels are all part of the program. Goff teaches students how to make paintings come to life by…

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Still Life Drawing & Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

February 28 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 21-Mar 28, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free you up to do your most expressive and creative work.  My daily kickoff demos (usually about 30 minutes of painting, chatting, and sharing tips) will be in acrylic but will apply to all mediums. Questions and comments are welcome at any time. You…

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March 2019

Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 1 : 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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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 1 : 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

February 22 - March 29, 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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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

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

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

February 8 - March 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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Altered Book & Junk Journal Class (with Margaret Hillman)

March 1 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
http://www.artsarasota.org/hillman
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

Fridays, February 22 - March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class will offer a new page layout each week. It will include a variety of backgrounds and altered book techniques. Students will learn to alter a book with a sewn spine. We will also cover topics such as how to reinforce damaged spines, add textures, pockets, and how to choose a book to alter.

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Saturday Life Sessions

March 2 : 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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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

March 4 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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Palms with Hibiscus Workshop (with Cedar Kindy)

March 4 : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$50 – $60

Monday, March 4, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm All Skill Levels Watercolor All Art Materials Provided An easy comprehensive 3 hour watercolor workshop for beginners! This is a more traditional approach to transparent watercolor, in which we will explore wet on wet, graduated washes, variegated washes, wet on dry, masking, lifting out and dry brush.  We will paint step by step, and quickly create a bright Florida coastal scene.  Experienced painters will focus on not overworking.

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

March 4 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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Sailboat at Sunset (with Cedar Kindy)

March 4 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$50 – $60

Monday, March 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm All Skill Levels Watercolor with Pastels; All Art Materials Provided   A 3 hour beginner’s class designed for smooth sailing! Using Nita Engle’s bullseye technique, we will paint the sunset background. The sea is then painted with a successive layer. All done together step-by-step, this painting is created in three stages to allow for the painting to dry in between each layer. Drying the layers is an essential for a successful watercolor. Transfers or…

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Book Arts Group

March 4 : 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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Expressive Landscapes (with Joseph Melancon)

March 5 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

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

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 19-Mar 26, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil How do you develop a landscape painting that is dynamic, energized and exciting to look at?  Brushstrokes can denote action, drama and mood. Go for a loaded brush for juicy expressive paint while still making a dynamic composition with dramatic light and interesting shapes. This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free…

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

March 5 : 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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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

March 6 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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

February 20 - March 27, 2019 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 in 15…

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Monotype: Color & Techniques

March 7 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 4, 2019

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

Thursdays, February 28 - April 4, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques:Extended Palette, modifiers, exploring white, cohesive prints. 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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Joy of Patels: Portraits & More (with Nancy Goff)

March 7 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $170

Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 20191:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill LevelsPastel This is a 5 week class is a focus on portraiture in pastel. The basics of portraiture and composition will be covered.  Students will work from photographs or self-portraiture or work indepentently on their own projects.  Light and shadow are what it's all about. What to look for, establishing composition, and how to apply pastels are all part of the program. Goff teaches students how to make paintings come to life by…

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Still Life Drawing & Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

March 7 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 21-Mar 28, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free you up to do your most expressive and creative work.  My daily kickoff demos (usually about 30 minutes of painting, chatting, and sharing tips) will be in acrylic but will apply to all mediums. Questions and comments are welcome at any time. You…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 8 : 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
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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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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 8 : 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

February 22 - March 29, 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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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

March 8 : 1:00 pm - March 29 : 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

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

March 8 - March 29, 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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Altered Book & Junk Journal Class (with Margaret Hillman)

March 8 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
http://www.artsarasota.org/hillman
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

Fridays, February 22 - March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class will offer a new page layout each week. It will include a variety of backgrounds and altered book techniques. Students will learn to alter a book with a sewn spine. We will also cover topics such as how to reinforce damaged spines, add textures, pockets, and how to choose a book to alter.

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

March 8 : 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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Saturday Life Sessions

March 9 : 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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Fashion Bootcamp Saturdays

March 9 : 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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Collage as Art (with Ali Lambert)

March 11 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters (Renee DiNapoli)

March 11 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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Expressive Landscapes (with Joseph Melancon)

March 12 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

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

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 19-Mar 26, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil How do you develop a landscape painting that is dynamic, energized and exciting to look at?  Brushstrokes can denote action, drama and mood. Go for a loaded brush for juicy expressive paint while still making a dynamic composition with dramatic light and interesting shapes. This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free…

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

March 12 : 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
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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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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

March 13 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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

February 20 - March 27, 2019 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 in 15…

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Monotype: Color & Techniques

March 14 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 4, 2019

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

Thursdays, February 28 - April 4, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques:Extended Palette, modifiers, exploring white, cohesive prints. 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.

Find out more »

Joy of Patels: Portraits & More (with Nancy Goff)

March 14 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$150 – $170

Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 20191:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill LevelsPastel This is a 5 week class is a focus on portraiture in pastel. The basics of portraiture and composition will be covered.  Students will work from photographs or self-portraiture or work indepentently on their own projects.  Light and shadow are what it's all about. What to look for, establishing composition, and how to apply pastels are all part of the program. Goff teaches students how to make paintings come to life by…

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Still Life Drawing & Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

March 14 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 21-Mar 28, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free you up to do your most expressive and creative work.  My daily kickoff demos (usually about 30 minutes of painting, chatting, and sharing tips) will be in acrylic but will apply to all mediums. Questions and comments are welcome at any time. You…

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Walter Mathews: I Do Not Swim So I Float; Spectrum IV; New Realities: Junior Fine Arts Students; Unbound: Juried Exhibition

March 14 : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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ON VIEW March 14 - April 19, 2019 Opening Reception is March 14 5pm-7pm at Art Center Sarasota. In Gallery 1 Walter Mathews activates the space with a series of small and large scale oil and acrylic abstract paintings. An annual experimental installation of three artists' work curated by Nathan Skiles, Spectrum IV, will be in Gallery 2. In Gallery 3, "New Realities" is a two-part exhibition, featuring the unique perspectives and studio practices of emerging Fine Arts Juniors from…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 15 : 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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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 15 : 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

February 22 - March 29, 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

March 15 : 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) Each…

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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

March 15 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

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

March 8 - March 29, 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…

Find out more »

Altered Book & Junk Journal Class (with Margaret Hillman)

March 15 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
http://www.artsarasota.org/hillman
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
+ Google Map
$175 – $205

Fridays, February 22 - March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class will offer a new page layout each week. It will include a variety of backgrounds and altered book techniques. Students will learn to alter a book with a sewn spine. We will also cover topics such as how to reinforce damaged spines, add textures, pockets, and how to choose a book to alter.

Find out more »

Saturday Life Sessions

March 16 : 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)

March 16 : 12:30 pm - April 20 : 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until April 20, 2019

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

March 16-April 20, 2019 Saturdays, 12:30PM-3:30PM

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Creative Kids Saturdays (ages 6-9)

March 16 : 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)

March 18 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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Paint Mystical Light in Watercolor (with Cedar Kindy)

March 18 : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$100 – $120

Monday, March 18, 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm All Skill Levels; All Art Materials Provided Watercolor with Pastels Have you ever want to paint the mystical light of the forest? This one day workshop uses several of Nita Engle’s watercolor techniques which does just that. The techniques we will explore are masking, wet on wet, throwing paint, floating color, spraying, and flooding. While this approach is intuitive, the second layer of painting is more thought out and controlled. In this particular painting…

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

March 18 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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Absolutely Awesome Abstracts Workshop (with Kathy Morrill)

March 19 : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$90 – $110

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  10:00am - 3:00pm All Skill Levels Mixed Media or Favored Medium   Abstract painting? Where to start? How to proceed? When is it finished? Using many original painted samples students will be shown numerous techniques and tips so that they may produce  paintings that will be show stoppers!  Whether using a mixed media or singled favored medium approach students will be guided to achieve maximum effect with their materials of choice.  Unusual source material (quirky photos of shadows,…

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Expressive Landscapes (with Joseph Melancon)

March 19 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

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

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 19-Mar 26, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil How do you develop a landscape painting that is dynamic, energized and exciting to look at?  Brushstrokes can denote action, drama and mood. Go for a loaded brush for juicy expressive paint while still making a dynamic composition with dramatic light and interesting shapes. This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free…

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

March 19 : 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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Watercolor for Cowards (with Carolyn Daniele)

March 20 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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

February 20 - March 27, 2019 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 in 15…

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Monotype: Color & Techniques

March 21 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 4, 2019

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

Thursdays, February 28 - April 4, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm All skill levels Non-Toxic, Akua ink printmaking This class will cover the following techniques:Extended Palette, modifiers, exploring white, cohesive prints. 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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Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshop (with Jill Krasner)

March 21 : 10:00 am - March 22 : 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$215 – $245

Thursday-Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm March 21-22, 2019  All Skill Levels Mixed Media

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Joy of Patels: Portraits & More (with Nancy Goff)

March 21 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$150 – $170

Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 20191:00pm - 4:00pm All Skill LevelsPastel This is a 5 week class is a focus on portraiture in pastel. The basics of portraiture and composition will be covered.  Students will work from photographs or self-portraiture or work indepentently on their own projects.  Light and shadow are what it's all about. What to look for, establishing composition, and how to apply pastels are all part of the program. Goff teaches students how to make paintings come to life by…

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Still Life Drawing & Painting Class (with Joseph Melancon)

March 21 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm  February 21-Mar 28, 2019 All Skill Levels Oil, Acrylic, Aqua Oil This is an easy going, casual class for all levels of painters. I teach with patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement to help free you up to do your most expressive and creative work.  My daily kickoff demos (usually about 30 minutes of painting, chatting, and sharing tips) will be in acrylic but will apply to all mediums. Questions and comments are welcome at any time. You…

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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 22 : 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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Exploring Watercolor (with Gail White)

March 22 : 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

February 22 - March 29, 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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Drawing in Color (with Janie Hoffman)

March 22 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

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

March 8 - March 29, 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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Altered Book & Junk Journal Class (with Margaret Hillman)

March 22 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$175 – $205

Fridays, February 22 - March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm  All Skill Levels Mixed Media This class will offer a new page layout each week. It will include a variety of backgrounds and altered book techniques. Students will learn to alter a book with a sewn spine. We will also cover topics such as how to reinforce damaged spines, add textures, pockets, and how to choose a book to alter.

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Picture This! Photography Class (ages 10-15)

March 23 : 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$55 – $65

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 vary, but will include taking photos indoors using the light boxes, portrait photography and walks to nearby places like the Garden Center. 8 student maximum please call or pre-register online no later than the Thursday prior to the class date to reserve a seat.  Students are required to bring their…

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Saturday Life Sessions

March 23 : 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)

March 23 : 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until April 20, 2019

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

March 16-April 20, 2019 Saturdays, 12:30PM-3:30PM

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Visiting Artist Demo with Jean Pederson

March 24 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$20 – $25

  Sunday, March 24, 2019 Visiting artist Jean Pederson will demonstrate her techniques for her 'Seductive Surfaces wit Watermedia' 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)

March 25 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 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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Seductive Surfaces with Watermedia (with Jean Pederson, Visiting Artist)

March 25 : 10:00 am - March 27 : 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 27, 2019

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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$450 – $490

Monday - Wednesday, March 25-27 , 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm Intermediate to Advanced Skill Level Mixed Media This course will open the door into the exploration of various combinations mixed media with an emphasis on water soluble paints and mediums. You will be encouraged to take risks and work beyond your traditional practice in pursuit of your own personal language. We will be mixing it up by exploring how everything from gesso, acrylics, inks, and mark making tools, collage and…

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

March 25 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

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

February 18 - March 25, 2019 Every Monday 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…

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