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May 2019

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Mixed Media and Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 23 - May 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages.  This class will be about exploration.  Students will learn to explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push their creative limits.  Beginning students will learn jumping off points and advanced students will learn new tricks for their bag.  This class will be organized…

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Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium yellow light • Pthalo Blue • Ultramarine blue • Ivory black • Titanium white Brushes: • Filberts sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 • Soft synthetic…

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Member Gallery Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara de Dos by Dominic Smith

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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FREE for Alliance Members

In 1631, Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland. Three hundred years later, At the Edge of a Wood, her haunting winter scene of a girl watching skaters at dusk, is her only surviving work. It hangs in the bedroom of a Park Avenue coop of a wealthy Manhattanite, a descendant of the original owner.

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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5 Wednesdays
May 1 - May 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $166
Non-Members: $208

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live nude model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student.  The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see and draw by understanding and personally translating the subject instead of just copying. Francesco’s one-on-one assistance and feedback ensure beginners students understanding and keep…

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Exploration of Creative Seeing with Camera and Lens (Ages 18+)

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
May 1 - June 5
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

You’ve taken the Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation or Photography & DSLR Operation workshop, or you are already able to operate your camera’s manual functions.  Now it is time to explore the creative aspect of photography.  Discover what it means to photograph creatively.  Develop an interest or inner attitude to seeing things in different ways and beyond the ordinary.  Learn to photograph something in ways most people would not normally see. This is not trick photography, but learning to…

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Choices and Chances: The Film

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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This informative and gripping film covers teenager issues of texting while driving, bullying, drinking, drugs, abuse, survivor guilt and teen suicide.

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Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
May 15 - June 19
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class will cover composition and basic perspective drawing leading to the creation of compelling landscape drawings.  In the process students will improve their drawing skills no matter from what level they begin.  Students will receive instruction on how to choose and alter reference photos. They will learn of materials to assist in the creation of interesting art and how to apply those materials to the medium.  Artists such as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth will be used for inspiration. …

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Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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5 Wednesdays
May 1 - May 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Tribal Bellydance is an exciting community oriented style—a fusion of urban, folk, and ritual dances—a contemporary blend of the folkloric, nomadic, and classical dances of the Middle East, Spain, India, Egypt. It is aesthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding—a shared celebration of women. This series will focus on some of the basic slow and fast moves in the Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® format, as well as learning to dance together improvisationally with our Tribe, with certified instructor Sherry Coffey. This…

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Beginning Belly Dancing (ages 16+)

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 Wednesdays
May 1 - May 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance! Belly Dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection. Adults will learn the basic moves, steps and rhythms that are applicable to either traditional or tribal styles of Belly Dance in this course with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Danse Orientale Award recipient Sherry Coffey. No experience necessary. Supply list: none Class Refund Policy

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Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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5 Thursdays
May 2 - May 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $153.75
Non-Members: $193

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.  Students will work with painting from old Masters like Gainsborough, Rembrandt, and Zorn.  Francesco will paint along with students and provide one on one assistance and feedback.  The course will start with value studies in black and white paint and move on to muted color studies with a limited palette: black, white,…

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