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SANDY LAWSON, Clay and Found Objects

Mar 25, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 29, 2024 4:00PM

Visual Arts Center - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Clay and Found Objects Instructor: Sandy Lawson Medium: Clay/Mixed Level: All with Experience Supply List Create an unusual clay artwork (like the one pictured, found object a paint can and the pouring paint & brushes are made out of clay!)  incorporating found objects; metal, glass, wood, wire, springs, coins, jewelry, stones, shells, toy parts…anything can…

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DEMO: ANNE ABGOTT – Still Life with Glass & Bismarck Palms

Feb 26, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Performing Arts Center - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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DEMO: Still Life with Glass & Bismarck Palms Instructor: Anne Abgott Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience. Join Anne Abgott for this demonstration as she guides you through the painting of a still life with glass as well as amazing Bismarck Palms. In this demo she will explore how to use different pigments along with…

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ANNE ABGOTT – Still Life with Glass & Bismarck Palms

Feb 27, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 01, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Still Life with Glass & Bismarck Palms Instructor: Anne Abgott Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience Supply List Join Anne Abgott as she guides you through painting a still life with glass as well as amazing Bismarck Palms. In this workshop you will explore how to use different pigments along with the white of the…

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DEMO: HOWARD FRIEDLAND, An Abstract Approach to Painting Realistically

Mar 18, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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DEMO: An Abstract Approach to Painting Realistically Instructor: Howard Friedland Medium: Oil/Acrylic Level: Beginner to Advanced Artists see the world the same as everyone else! The difference is; in order to create a work of art, artists use certain methods and principles to depict their vision so they can communicate emotionally. For example: A painter…

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HOWARD FRIEDLAND, An Abstract Approach to Painting Realistically

Mar 19, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 22, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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An Abstract Approach to Painting Realistically Instructor: Howard Friedland Medium: Oil/Acrylic Level: Beginner to Advanced Supply List Artists see the world the same as everyone else! The difference is; in order to create a work of art, artists use certain methods and principles to depict their vision so they can communicate emotionally. For example: A…

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KIRAH VAN SICKLE, Post Impressionism/Bay Area Figurative-inspired Landscape

Feb 01, 2024 9:00AM—Feb 03, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Post Impressionism/Bay Area Figurative-inspired Landscape Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle Medium: Mixed Media Level: All with experience Supply List This 3-day intensive explores the key elements  to  color and abstraction through the lens of Post-Impressionists and Bay Area Figurative masters. Students will complete multiple still life and landscape studies finding inspiration from Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin…

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DEMO: DAVID R. SMITH, Fresh & Exciting Watercolors

Jan 08, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

DEMO: Fresh & Exciting Watercolors Instructor: David R. Smith Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop demo will save you countless hours of trial and error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of…

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DAVID R. SMITH, Fresh & Exciting Watercolors

Jan 09, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 12, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Fresh & Exciting Watercolors Instructor: David R. Smith Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience Supply List Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial and error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of…

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DEMO: JOEL POPADICS, Painting Florida’s Tropical Landscape with Luminous Brilliance

Feb 12, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

DEMO: Painting Florida’s Tropical Landscape with Luminous Brilliance Instructor: Joel Popadics Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience Discover the captivating art of watercolor and unlock your creativity with a unique twist. Learn to paint with light and capture the mesmerizing moods of Florida’s stunning landscape. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a seasoned pro, immerse…

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JOEL POPADICS, Painting Florida’s Tropical Landscape with Luminous Brilliance

Feb 13, 2024 9:00AM—Feb 16, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Painting Florida’s Tropical Landscape with Luminous Brilliance Instructor: Joel Popadics Medium: Watercolor Level: All with experience Supply List Discover the captivating art of watercolor and unlock your creativity with a unique twist. Learn to paint with light and capture the mesmerizing moods of Florida’s stunning landscape in this four-day workshop led by renowned watercolorist Joel…

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DEMO: DIANE PIKE, Loosening Up-A Path to Painterly Painting

Mar 25, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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DEMO: Loosening Up-A Path to Painterly Painting Instructor: Diane Pike Medium: Oil–Acrylics & Pastel welcome Level: All How many times have you looked at a finished piece and wished that the painting was looser and more painterly? It is easy to fixate on small details of what we are trying to paint instead of interpreting…

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DIANE PIKE, Loosening Up-A Path to Painterly Painting

Mar 26, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 29, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Loosening Up-A Path to Painterly Painting Instructor: Diane Pike Medium: Oil–Acrylics & Pastel welcome Level: All Supply List How many times have you looked at a finished piece and wished that the painting was looser and more painterly? It is easy to fixate on small details of what we are trying to paint instead of…

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MARY PARKMAN, Expressive Florals II

Mar 05, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 07, 2024 3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Expressive Florals II Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: Pre-requisite – Expressive Florals I Supply List Photo Reference Delve deeper into Expressive Florals with Mary Parkman. Florals offer a “foot hold in reality” as we allow our paintings to be more abstract. Focusing on color, abstract principles and expressive techniques we will continue to explore…

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(SOLD OUT) MARY PARKMAN, Expressive Florals

Jan 29, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 31, 2024 3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Note: This event is sold out. Expressive Florals Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Supply List Photo Reference Florals are one of the most sought after painting styles for many designers. Mary Parkman starts this workshop with a variety of drawing exercises, stressing the simplification of shape, understanding of value and the…

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MARY PARKMAN, Color Workshop

Jan 22, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 23, 2024 3:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Color Workshop Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Supply List Join Mary Parkman for this 2-day program on color mixing. Learn to understand value, create color harmonies and how to mix and use color in your artwork. Discover the power of neutral palettes to create realistic and “naturalistic” harmonies. Students seeking knowledge…

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DEMO: CLAUDIA MENGEL, Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques

Feb 05, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

DEMO: Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques Instructor: Claudia Mengel Medium: Mixed Media “With every creation, there is a new discovery, a new problem, a new solution.” For artists with some experience in painting, we will focus on exploration using acrylic paints and various other mixed media materials. Examine the ins and outs of abstract…

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CLAUDIA MENGEL, Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques

Feb 06, 2024 9:00AM—Feb 09, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques Instructor: Claudia Mengel Medium: Mixed Media Level: All with experience Supply List “With every creation, there is a new discovery, a new problem, a new solution.” For artists with some experience in painting, we will focus on exploration using acrylic paints and various other mixed media materials. Examine the…

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(SOLD OUT) THERESA GIRARD, Rework!

Mar 08, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 10, 2024 3:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Note: This event is sold out. Rework! Instructor: Theresa Girard Medium: Acrylic / Mixed Media Level: All with experience in the Non-Objective. Prior classes with Theresa are helpful. Supply List Persistence is the name of the game in this 3-day instructional workshop! Revisit your old painting and find a simple and direct solution to bring…

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WOOLEY DUTTON, Colorful Portraits

Jan 16, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 18, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Colorful Portraits Instructor: Wooley Dutton Medium: Mixed Media Level: All with experience Supply List This workshop offers a wonderful journey discovering Wooley’s amazing effects in her portrait process. Take a painterly approach to portraits (of an individual or from your imagination) in this fun and informative class. Get familiar with different materials and new ways…

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DEMO: MICHELE BYRNE, Adding Impressionistic Figures to Tell a Story

Feb 12, 2024 12:00PM—2:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

DEMO: Adding Impressionistic Figures to Tell a Story Instructor: Michele Byrne Medium: Oil/Acrylic Level: Intermediate/Advanced Michele will show you how to add natural looking figures to your paintings using palette knife and bold brush strokes. She will also teach you how to compose your paintings using strong design, value, temperature and paint manipulation.

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MICHELE BYRNE, Adding Impressionistic Figures to Tell a Story

Feb 13, 2024 9:00AM—Feb 16, 2024 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Supply List Adding Impressionistic Figures to Tell a Story Instructor: Michele Byrne Medium: Oil/Acrylic Level: Intermediate/Advanced Michele will show you how to add natural looking figures to your paintings using palette knife and bold brush strokes. She will also teach you how to compose your paintings using strong design, value, temperature and paint manipulation. Daily…

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(SOLD OUT) THERESA GIRARD, Abstracting the Masters

Jan 03, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 05, 2024 3:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Note: This event is sold out. Abstracting the Masters Instructor: Theresa Girard Medium: Mixed Media Level: Intermediate/Advanced Supply List Do you love abstract art but have trouble getting started? Do you love to discover more expression in your work? Through lectures, demonstrations and hands on coaching you will gradually make the shift to abstraction. Theresa…

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RINNY RYAN, Basket Weaving

Apr 07, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Basket Weaving Instructor: Rinny Ryan Medium: Weaving Level: All Using the “flat reed over under” basket weaving technique each students will complete a bread basket in their one day workshop.  $15 supply fee included covers reeds and sea grass. Supply List

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MARY PARKMAN, Expressive Florals I

Mar 09, 2023 9:00AM—3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Expressive Florals I Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylic Level: All with experience  Florals are one of the most sought after painting styles for many designers. Parkman starts this workshop with a variety of drawing exercises, stressing the simplification of shape, understanding of value and the incorporation of structure in our compositions. Next, we delve into…

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THERESA GIRARD, Florals Unleashed! A Purely Abstract Approach

Jan 04, 2023 9:00AM—Jan 05, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Florals Unleashed! A Purely Abstract Approach Instructor: Theresa Girard Medium: Acrylic/Collage Level: All In this exciting 2-day workshop you will experiment fast and loose; using alternative materials to create abstract images of botanicals and more. Not your average florals! Complete 2-4 paintings in 2 days, start to finish! Working through intuition, we will create a…

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MORLEY GREENBERG, Intro to Brush-On Glazing

Jan 17, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Intro to Brush-On Glazing Instructor: Morley Greenberg Medium: Clay/Glaze Level: All This demonstration workshop aims to introduce potters to brush-on glazes. We begin with a brief introduction to the nature of glaze and types of glazes, followed by the preparation of works for glazing and tools for the process. The primary focus will be on…

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SHIRLEY BLAKE—Symbolism in Your Painting

Apr 13, 2023 10:00AM—Apr 14, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Symbolism in Your Painting Instructor: Shirley Blake Medium: All Level: All Visual and verbal symbols have always been a part of our communication. Seeing symbolism in our lives like street signs and more meaningful ones of love, joy and family, we’ll use exercises focused on your interpretation and creative vision as you develop your painting.…

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JOANNE MATHES, Sculpting Animals in Clay

Sep 20, 2022 9:00AM—Sep 24, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Sculpting Animals in Clay Instructor: Joanne Mathes Medium: Clay Level: All Joanne will walk you through the process of creating beautiful clay animals in this 5-day workshop. Choose an animal that speaks to you and learn how to bring it to life. Clay/Firing/Glaze fee: $58 per bag. Supply List

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RINNY RYAN, Basket Weaving (DATE CHANGE)

Mar 10, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Note: Date has changed to March 10, 2023 Basket Weaving Instructor: Rinny Ryan Level: All Using the “flat reed over under” basket weaving technique each students will complete a bread basket in their one day workshop.  $15 supply fee included covers reeds and sea grass.

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PAULINE WEINERT, Christmas Trees

Nov 22, 2022 1:00PM—4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Christmas Trees Instructor: Pauline Weinert Medium: Glass Level: All Make these beautiful standing Christmas trees for your holiday event. Create your own designs using various forms of glass, sheet, dots, stringers and frit. Fee covers use of tools, firing and glass to make a number of trees, depending on the size you choose.

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CAROL BROMAN, Limited Palette Portrait Sketch in Oil

Nov 04, 2022 9:30AM—3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Limited Palette Portrait Sketch in Oil Instructor: Carol Broman Medium: Oil Level: All Students will create a portrait from life using a direct painting technique called ‘form painting’ that applies individual strokes of color in tiles to suggest the illusion of light. Concepts covered include basic color theory, paint mixing, palette organization, hierarchy of tones…

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MAGGIE HENRY, Making Mobiles

Feb 24, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Rd

Making Mobiles Instructor: Maggie Henry Medium: Mixed Media Level: All Join us for a fun day creating colorful, creative three-dimensional art sculptures that dance to air! Learn the fundamentals of art mobile making, mobile design and layout, creating the elements, making wire supports, balance points and mobile articulations, so your mobile will move in response…

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SHIRLEY BLAKE, Charcoal Pouring

Jan 13, 2023 9:30AM—2:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Charcoal Pouring Instructor: Shirley Blake Medium: Charcoal / Watercolor Level: All Join in the fun of an unusual beginning for your painting. You’ll use powdered charcoal in a free-spirited pour with water for a base. You will further your painting with realistic or abstract shapes in watercolor, acrylic or pastel. There will be a 30…

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SHIRLEY BLAKE, Charcoal Pouring

Feb 10, 2023 9:30AM—2:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Charcoal Pouring Instructor: Shirley Blake Medium: Charcoal / Watercolor Level: All Join in the fun of an unusual beginning for your painting. You’ll use powdered charcoal in a free-spirited pour with water for a base. You will further your painting with realistic or abstract shapes in watercolor, acrylic or pastel. There will be a 30…

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SHIRLEY BLAKE, Charcoal Pouring

Mar 04, 2023 9:30AM—2:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Join in the fun of an unusual beginning for your painting. You’ll use powdered charcoal in a free-spirited pour with water for a base. You will further your painting with realistic or abstract shapes in watercolor, acrylic or pastel. There will be a 30 minute break for drying papers, eating lunch and making plans for…

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CAROL BROMAN, Figurative Color Study in Oil

Feb 17, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Figurative Color Study in Oil Instructor: Carol Broman Medium: Oil Level: All This workshop will focus on building color relationships to express light applied to the study of the human figure. Students will paint from a live model that de-emphasizes linear drawing in favor of a felt response to the model that follows the path…

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MAGGIE HENRY, Making Mobiles

May 19, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Rd

Making Mobiles Instructor: Maggie Henry Medium: Mixed Media Level: All Join us for a fun day creating colorful, creative three-dimensional art sculptures that dance to air! Learn the fundamentals of art mobile making, mobile design and layout, creating the elements, making wire supports, balance points and mobile articulations, so your mobile will move in response…

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JANE HARRIS, Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper, Acrylic & Fabric

Nov 04, 2022 10:00AM—Nov 05, 2022 4:00PM

LOCATION CHANGE: Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper, Acrylic & Fabric Instructor: Jane Harris Medium: paper, acrylic, fabric Level: All Come create in a playful and appealing way. This is Jane Harris’ take on mixed media collage. Jane will show you how to create one of her whimsical designs using paper, fabric and acrylic paint. Assorted paper,…

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JANE HARRIS, Playful Mixed Media Collage (SOLD OUT-WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)

Feb 17, 2023 10:00AM—Feb 18, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper, Acrylic & Fabric Instructor: Jane Harris Medium: paper, acrylic, fabric Level: All Come create in a playful and appealing way. This is Jane Harris’ take on mixed media collage. Jane will show you how to create one of her whimsical designs using paper, fabric and acrylic paint. Assorted paper,…

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JANE HARRIS, Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper, Acrylic & Fabric

Mar 31, 2023 10:00AM—Apr 01, 2023 4:00PM

LOCATION CHANGE to: Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper, Acrylic & Fabric Instructor: Jane Harris Medium: paper, acrylic, fabric Level: All Come create in a playful and appealing way. This is Jane Harris’ take on mixed media collage. Jane will show you how to create one of her whimsical designs using paper, fabric and acrylic paint. Assorted paper,…

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DEMO: JANET ROGERS, Expressive Watercolors: Flowers to Figures

Feb 20, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Workshop Tuition includes Demo. Expressive Watercolors: Flowers to FiguresInstructor: Janet RogersMedium: WatercolorLevel: Advanced Beginner through Advanced Fresh flowers on each work table begins the inspiration of this dynamic workshop—progressing to the head and figure. Fun painting exercises help develop a more loose and natural approach, creating more spontaneous and expressive paintings. Painting the head and…

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WILLIAM A SCHNEIDER, Sensitive Portraits & Figures

Jan 10, 2023 9:30AM—Jan 12, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Sensitive Portraits & Figures Instructor: William A. Schneider Demo: Monday, Jan 9, 5-8pm (included in workshop tuition) What makes the work of masters like Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, and Anders Zorn so powerful?  In most cases it’s not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. This three-day workshop is…

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TARA FUNK GRIM, Creative & Imaginative Painting

Mar 27, 2023 9:30AM—Mar 29, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Creative & Imaginative Painting Instructor: Tara Funk Grim Medium: Mixed Media Collage & Acrylic Level: Intermediate The highlights of the workshop come from the transformation and integration of collage and acrylic materials as well as a journey into discovery, intuition, and invention. The language of art, line, color, shape, texture, and value will be explored…

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THERESA GIRARD, Rework!

Apr 03, 2023 9:00AM—Apr 05, 2023 3:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Rework! Instructor: Theresa Girard Medium: Acrylic Level: All with experience in the Non-Objective Persistence is the name of the game in this 3-day instructional workshop. Revisit your old painting and find a simple and direct solution to bring your work to conclusion. Theresa Girard will walk you through several options to REWORK your soon-to-be masterpiece!…

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SANDY LAWSON, Clay & Found Objects

Oct 31, 2022 9:00AM—Nov 04, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

Clay & Found Objects Instructor: Sandy Lawson Medium: Clay Mixed Media Level: All with experience Create an unusual clay artwork (like the one pictured—the found object is a paint can, and the pouring paint & brushes are clay), by incorporating found objects: metal, glass, wood, wire, springs, coins, jewelry, stones, shells, toy parts… anything can…

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DIANE PIKE, Abstracting the Landscape Inside Out

Jan 24, 2023 9:30AM—Jan 27, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Abstracting the Landscape Inside Out Instructor: Diane Pike Level: All with experience Medium: Oil (acrylic, pastel, watercolor welcome) Demo: Monday, Jan 23, 3-5pm (included in workshop tuition) There are many ways to paint the landscapes that Mother Nature gives us—from painting the pristine, or “pure nature,” to looking past the obvious and searching for the…

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DEMO: CLAUDIA MENGEL, Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques

Feb 06, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

With every creation, there is a new discovery, a new problem, a new solution. For artists with some experience in painting, we will focus on exploration using acrylic paints and various other mixed media materials. Examine the ins and outs of abstract painting and experiment with mediums; drawing materials, collage, oil sticks, canvas, paper and…

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DEMO: WILLIAM A. SCHNEIDER, Sensitive Portraits & Figures

Jan 09, 2023 5:00PM—8:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

What makes the work of masters like Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, and Anders Zorn so powerful?  In most cases it’s not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. This three-day workshop is for oil, pastel, or drawing media artists who are intermediate or higher. You will learn: •  Power…

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WOOLEY DUTTON, Expressive Portraits

Mar 30, 2023 9:30AM—Mar 31, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Rd

Expressive Portraits Instructor: Wooley Dutton Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Take a painterly approach to portraits (of an individual or from your imagination) in this fun and informative class. Get familiar with materials and see how Wooley Dutton creates different effects in the portrait process. Connect new color combinations to develop creative freedom in…

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MARY PARKMAN, Expressive Florals 2 (SOLD OUT-WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)

Mar 27, 2023 9:00AM—Mar 29, 2023 3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Expressive Florals 2 Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: Prerequisite, Expressive Florals 1 Delve deeper into Expressive Florals with Mary Parkman. Florals offer a “foot hold in reality” as we allow our paintings to be more abstract. Focusing on color, abstract principles and expressive techniques we will continue to explore painting loosely and with confidence.…

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DEMO: JOEL POPADICS, Watercolor the Florida Landscape

Mar 20, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Join Joel Popadics for a four-day watercolor workshop. In the spirit of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, we’ll paint the tropics, in particular the unique aspects of the Florida landscape. We’ll explore ways to improve our watercolor techniques using a wet-in-wet technique to capture a humid sky and stormy weather. Joel will show you…

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JOEL POPADICS, Watercolor the Florida Landscape

Mar 21, 2023 9:30AM—Mar 24, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Watercolor the Florida Landscape Instructor: Joel Popadics Medium: Watercolor Demo: Monday, March 20, 3-5pm (included in workshop tuition) Join Joel Popadics for a four-day watercolor workshop. In the spirit of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, we’ll paint the tropics, in particular the unique aspects of the Florida landscape. We’ll explore ways to improve our…

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DEMO: DIANE PIKE, Abstracting the Landscape Inside Out

Jan 23, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

There are many ways to paint the landscapes that Mother Nature gives us—from painting the pristine, or “pure nature”, to looking past the obvious and searching for the abstracted shapes of color that light and shadow bring to this painting dance. This workshop is about learning how to let go of your expectations, prejudices and…

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MARY PARKMAN, Color Workshop

Mar 02, 2023 9:00AM—Mar 03, 2023 3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Color Workshop Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Join Mary Parkman for this 2-day program on color mixing. Learn to understand value, create color harmonies and how to mix and use color in your artwork. Discover the power of neutral palettes to create realistic and “naturalistic” harmonies. Students seeking knowledge of the…

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BRENDA BELFIELD, Abstract & Beyond 2

Feb 27, 2023 9:00AM—Mar 01, 2023 3:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Abstract & Beyond 2 Instructor: Brenda Belfield Medium: Acrylics only Level: All, with any experience Painting is an exciting personal adventure! This new class will offer Belfield’s demonstrations that explore the choice between realism, abstraction and beyond, along with the use of techniques and tools: palette knife, printing, veiling and collage and will offer new…

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KIRAH VAN SICKLE, Contemporary Impressionism: Landscape Color & Composition

Feb 16, 2023 9:30AM—Feb 18, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Rd

Contemporary Impressionism: Landscape Color & Composition Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle Medium: Oil, Acrylic Level: Beginner to intermediate From Monet to modern, we will tap into the foundation of Impressionism, with a contemporary twist. With a focus on color relationships and loose Impressionistic brushwork known as “broken color,” we will work from still life, landscape photos,…

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MARY PARKMAN, Expressive Florals 1

Feb 02, 2023 9:00AM—Feb 04, 2023 3:30PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Expressive Florals 1 Instructor: Mary Parkman Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Florals are one of the most sought after painting styles for many designers. Mary Parkman starts this workshop with a variety of drawing exercises, stressing the simplification of shape, understanding of value, and the incorporation of structure in our compositions. Next, we delve…

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JANET ROGERS, Expressive Watercolors: Flowers to Figures

Feb 21, 2023 9:30AM—Feb 24, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Expressive Watercolors: Flowers to Figures Instructor: Janet Rogers Medium: Watercolor Level: Advanced Beginner through Advanced Fresh flowers on each work table begins the inspiration of this dynamic workshop—progressing to the head and figure. Fun painting exercises help develop a more loose and natural approach, creating more spontaneous and expressive paintings. Painting the head and figure,…

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WOOLEY DUTTON, Expressive Portraits

Feb 16, 2023 9:30AM—Feb 17, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Rd

Expressive Portraits Instructor: Wooley Dutton Medium: Acrylics Level: All with experience Take a painterly approach to portraits (of an individual or from your imagination) in this fun and informative class. Get familiar with materials and see how Wooley creates different effects in the portrait process. Connect new color combinations to develop creative freedom in your…

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ELI CEDRONE, Impressionist Figures in the Landscape

Mar 16, 2023 9:30AM—Mar 18, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Impressionist Figures in the Landscape Instructor: Eli Cedrone Medium: Oil & Charcoal, Alt: Acrylic Level: All with experience Learn to create dramatic paintings with impressionistic brushwork. Emphasis on value and design to create visual interest and lead the eye through the painting. Learn to place the figure in your landscape scenes. I’ll show you how…

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CLAUDIA MENGEL, Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques

Feb 07, 2023 9:30AM—Feb 09, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Abstract Painting & Mixed Media Techniques Instructor: Claudia Mengel Level: All with experience Medium: Mixed Media Demo: Monday, Feb 6, 3-5pm (included in workshop tuition) With every creation, there is a new discovery, a new problem, a new solution. For artists with some experience in painting, we will focus on exploration using acrylic paints and…

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SUSAN BLACKWOOD, Let It Flow: The Wet Look in Watercolors

Jan 17, 2023 9:30AM—Jan 19, 2023 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Let it Flow: The Wet Look in Watercolors Instructor: Susan Blackwood Level: All Medium: Watercolor Demo: Monday, Jan 16, 3-5pm (included in workshop tuition) In this workshop we will explore Reflections, Moving Water and Waterfalls through watercolors; everything from rushing water to water drops. I will also show you simple paths for successful paintings—I call…

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JULIE TIBUS, Palette Knife Painting: Palms

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—3:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

JANE HARRIS, Playful Mixed Media Collage with Paper & Fabric

Feb 23, 2024 9:30AM—4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

TAMMY DECARO, Bloom Technique

Feb 23, 2024 9:00AM—3:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

The Landscape of Guitar:  The Animated Painting Concert Experience | SOLD OUT

Feb 23, 2024 7:30PM

Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Printmaking—Botanical Art

Feb 22, 2024 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

La Fiesta: Celebrating Chick Corea

Feb 21, 2024 12:00PM—1:30PM

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center - 10150 Bonita Beach Road