Adult & Teen Art Classes

August 2019

Adult

Hula Dance Class (Ages 3 – 16)

August 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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5 Fridays
August 2 - August 30
5 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $55
Non-Members: $55

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. ...

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Adult

Playwriting (ages 17+)

August 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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8 Saturdays
August 24 - October 12
8 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

The CHANGE Program (Communities Harnessing the Arts to Nurture and Grow Equity) engages aspiring adult actors of color in theatre education, provides performance opportunities, and a platform to convene dialogue on social issues that challenge our community through creative, artistic expression.  This 8 week course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of playwriting to aspiring ...

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Adult

Acting Class (Ages 17+)

August 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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8 Saturdays
August 24 - October 12
8 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

The CHANGE Program (Communities Harnessing the Arts to Nurture and Grow Equity) engages aspiring adult actors of color in theatre education, provides performance opportunities, and a platform to convene dialogue on social issues that challenge our community through creative, artistic expression.  Through this acting course students will explore the fundamentals of acting, character developments, and ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Mondays
August 5 - August 26
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

HulaFit Dance (Ages 16+)

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Mondays
August 19 - September 30
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

What is HulaFit?  It is an exciting and fun workout featuring basic elements of Hawaiian and Tahitian dancing.  Get in shape and learn some beautiful dance moves at the same time.  Come have fun with Polynesian dancer Marliss Brockington AND get a great workout! NO class Sept. 2; still a 6 class session. Supply list: ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 6 - September 10
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 6 - September 10
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 6 - September 10
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 ...

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Adult

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

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
August 7 - August 28
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

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Adult

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages 16+)

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
August 7 - September 11
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class, for beginners and experienced artists alike, is based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.  Instructor, Terry Lynn, will show and teach techniques that make it possible for ANYONE to draw.  Class instruction will begin with the basics of line, move on to perspective, and finally ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
August 8 - August 29
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the Instructed Life Drawing class (but participation/enrollment in the Instructed class is not required). Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and ...

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September 2019

Adult, Youth

One on One Piano, Drum or Guitar Lessons (Ages 7+)

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 3 - September 30
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $call for pricing
Non-Members: $call for pricing

Join us for 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8 p.m.

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Adult

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

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 3 - October 1
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 ...

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Adult

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

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
September 4 - September 25
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
September 5 - September 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
September 5 - September 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class.  Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Mondays
September 9 - September 30
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

September 11 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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5 Wednesdays
September 11 - October 9
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 ...

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Adult

Beginning Belly Dancing (ages 16+)

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 Wednesdays
September 11 - October 9
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 ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 17 - October 22
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 17 - October 22
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 17 - October 22
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 ...

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Adult

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
September 18 - October 23
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class is for all levels. Students will use basic drawing materials from pencisl to charcoal to work on shading to develop forms in drawing. Each week students will work from a still life set up. Demonstrations on placement and proportion will be provided with drawing time and short critiques at the end of the ...

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Adult, Youth

Improv for ALL – Including Families (Ages 11+)

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 Thursdays
September 19 - October 17
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $67.5
Non-Members: $85

This introduction to the improvisation developed at Chicago’s Second City and seen on "Whose Line is It Anyway?" is about playing together, laughter, joy and support. Through exercises and games you will learn about the “rules” of Improv, agreement, listening, story, teamwork, and the basics of scenes. You will also improve your memory, self-confidence and ...

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Adult

Introduction to Mindfulness (Ages 18+)

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $25
Non-Members: $32

Learning to be mindful provides the opportunity to be truly present and ‘tuned in’ to your one, “wild and precious Life,” a la Mary Oliver. The practice of Mindfulness Meditation provides new ways of creating a strong, peaceful, happy mind free of busy chatter and constant non-stop activity. Take a few moments to step out ...

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Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
September 26 - October 17
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

In this four week course students will learn the beginning fundamentals of acrylic painting through exercises in a series of still life paintings. By mixing a variety of objects of various colors and textures students will have the opportunity to discuss and learn various techniques such as glazing and alla prima (wet on wet). This ...

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October 2019

Adult

Mindful Stress Reduction (Ages 18+)

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Tuesdays
October 1 - October 22
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

In this four-week experiential class students will be introduced to the elements of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction TM program including practices of present-moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement to help with the discovery of a life that can be happier and less stressful.  Everyday moments of eating, walking, and breathing will be introduced to ...

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Adult

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

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
October 2 - October 30
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
October 3 - October 24
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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.  ...

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Adult

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Age 16+)

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
October 3 - October 31
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $190

Join gifted artist and teacher Chris Vernier-Pesce in this 5 – week introductory acrylics painting course and learn the basics of painting with acrylics or refresh your skills. The class will cover composition, color, acrylic painting techniques, painting basic objects, and finishing your work. Start at the surface and then dig deeper into each topic. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Thursday
October 3 - October 24
Every Thursday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class.  Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
October 7 - October 28
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
October 7 - November 11
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

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

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
October 15 - November 19
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 ...

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will ...

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Adult

Discover Watercolor Pencil (Ages 16+)

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
October 26 - October 27
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Water-soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. Have fun exploring the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used – wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. They're great for sketching or for serious artwork, for artists’ journals and plein air work, ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
October 30 - November 20
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

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Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
October 30 - December 4
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 ...

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November 2019

Adult

A Life Well-Written, Part II

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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3 Fridays
November 1 - November 15
3 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

In this three-session course, adult participants who have written a partial or completed first draft of their life stories will revise their manuscripts, creating individual memoirs that are clear, compelling, and complete. With professional advice from an award-winning journalist and published author of memoirs, participants will work on an advanced edit that includes clarifying the ...

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
November 2 - December 7
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

November 4 @ 9:30 am - November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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3 Mondays
November 4 - November 18
3 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving. Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media. Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

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

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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3 Wednesdays
November 6 - November 20
3 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $104
Non-Members: $130

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 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 ...

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Adult

Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

November 6 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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5 Wednesdays
November 6 - December 11
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 ...

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Adult

Beginning Belly Dancing (ages 16+)

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 Wednesdays
November 6 - December 11
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 ...

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Adult

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

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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3 Thursdays
November 7 - November 21
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

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.  ...

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Adult

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

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Thursdays
November 7 - December 19
6 Thursdays (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 ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Thursday
November 7 - November 21
Every Thursday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $55
Non-Members: $70

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing.  These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.  Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult, Youth

Watercolor Made Easy – Getting Started (Ages 13+)

November 16 @ 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 introductory workshop will provide the basics for beginner watercolorists, and those with some prior experience who feel they need a refresher” course before moving on to the next level.  Some drawing experience is helpful but not essential.  The workshop will include instructional lecture time with ample “hands on” instructor assistance.  This workshop is the ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
November 18 - December 23
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Introduction to Mindfulness (Ages 18+)

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $25
Non-Members: $32

Learning to be mindful provides the opportunity to be truly present and ‘tuned in’ to your one, “wild and precious Life,” a la Mary Oliver. The practice of Mindfulness Meditation provides new ways of creating a strong, peaceful, happy mind free of busy chatter and constant non-stop activity. Take a few moments to step out ...

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Adult, Youth

Watercolor Made Easy – Beyond Beginner (ages 13+)

November 23 @ 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 is designed for students who feel they have mastered a basic understanding of color mixing, use of various types of brushes and who have some experience with drawing.  This session will concentrate on the importance of perspective, light and shadows, and the principles of design and composition.  Several examples will be discussed that ...

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December 2019

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Mondays
December 2 - December 16
3 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

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

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
December 3 - January 21
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 ...

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Adult

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

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Wednesdays
December 4 - December 18
3 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $104
Non-Members: $130

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
December 5 - December 19
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
December 5 - December 19
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $55
Non-Members: $70

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Portrait Boot Camp (Ages 16+)

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This workshop will cover elements of portrait painting from start to finish for both oil and acrylic painters.  Artists will gain an understanding of not just what they think they see but what is really there.  The workshop will start with composition, move to color, and progress to putting everything together with the use of ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
December 14 - January 25
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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Adult, Youth

Watercolor Made Easy – Exploring Texture, Washes, Glazes, and Wet-in-Wet (ages 13+)

December 14 @ 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 the three methods of watercolor application – washes, glazes, and wet-into-wet techniques.  Time will also be spent exploring various techniques to create textural effects that add detail and expression to paintings.  There will be lecture time and ample hands-on instruction.  Students will produce several small paintings utilizing the above methods of ...

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Adult, Youth

Water and Coastal Scenes in Watercolor (ages 13+)

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

This workshop focuses on the unique properties of watercolor to depict water and coastal scenes.  Painting moving water such as waves and still water with reflections will be studied along with different coastal landscapes.  Learn how to convey jagged cliffs, rocks, and sandy shore beaches and how the different colors of water depict water depth ...

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January 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

January 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
January 6 - January 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

January 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 6 - February 10
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
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 ...

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Adult

Mindful Happiness at Work (Ages 18+)

January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Tuesdays
January 7 - January 28
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

This four-week course explains what happiness at work looks like, why it matters, and how to cultivate it.  Improved happiness improves the performance for individual employees and organizations as a whole, increasing innovation, productivity, engagement, retention, and the satisfaction quality of individual’s work.  We will examine the key factors that empirical research has linked to ...

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Adult

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

January 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 8 - January 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 8 - January 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

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Adult, Youth

Drawing Animals (Ages 14+)

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 ...

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Adult

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

January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 9 - January 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3- Day Workshop
January 9 - January 11
3- Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $350
Non-Members: $435

PRE-REGSITRATION REQUIRED BY DEC. 9, 2018 Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is, “yes,” then David’s Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting workshop is for you! David will teach you how to do ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 9 - January 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class.  Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

January 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

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

January 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
January 16 - February 20
6 Thursdays (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 ...

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Adult

Adult Acting Foundations (Ages 16+)

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
January 16 - February 20
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Want to learn how to approach the art of acting?  Improve your communication skills?  Understand how to deliver an authentic message and have a greater sense of how you are perceived by others?  These foundational skills are critical of authentic acting performances but also are of benefit in most areas of your life.  Our adult ...

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Adult, Youth

Creating Luminous Flowers in Watercolor (ages 13+)

January 18, 2020 @ 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 explores ways to paint flowers with a fresh luminous glow.  The purity of watercolor is ideal for capturing raw, clean colors, and delicate petals.  The translucent paint allows the white of the paper to shine through like light through a stained-glass window.  Time will be spent selecting appropriate backgrounds for a variety of ...

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Adult, Youth

Jump Start – Watercolor Basics (Ages 13+)

January 25, 2020 @ 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 ...

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Adult

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

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 28 - March 3
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 ...

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February 2020

Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
February 1 - February 29
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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Adult, Youth

Outside the Traditional Watercolor Box (ages 13+)

February 1, 2020 @ 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 ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

February 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
February 3 - February 24
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

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

February 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
February 5 - February 26
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
February 6 - February 27
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Paint Like Gustav Klimt (Ages 16+)

February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2- Day Workshop
February 6 - February 7
2- Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $215
Non-Members: $270

If you are hesitant or are interested in painting in acrylics, and want to explore more mediums, this is the workshop for you! Students will create paintings that are influenced by the great Gustav Klimt. (Students can use small inexpensive liquid acrylics, available and Michaels Craft Store, so it won’t be a big investment if ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
February 6 - February 27
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

EASY-Breezy Color Theory (Ages 16+)

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

This color workshop is for anyone who is just starting to paint AND for those who want to improve their color theory.  Color theory can be applied to any medium or subject matter.  This workshop will break it down into easy and fun techniques to make those colors work for you!  We will cover the ...

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Adult

Introduction to Mindfulness (Ages 18+)

February 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $25
Non-Members: $32

Learning to be mindful provides the opportunity to be truly present and ‘tuned in’ to your one, “wild and precious Life,” a la Mary Oliver.  The practice of Mindfulness Meditation provides new ways of creating a strong, peaceful, happy mind free of busy chatter and constant non-stop activity.  Take a few moments to step out ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

February 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult, Youth

Realistic Seasonal Watercolor Landscapes (Ages 13+)

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

One of the most important elements of a captivating landscape is realistic trees, shrubs, and seasonal foliage.  This session will focus on mastering the techniques to produce convincing lush greenery, bare branches, and flowering plants in landscape settings.  Attention will be paid to color mixing to achieve seasonal hues.  Perspective principles will be reviewed and ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

February 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
February 17 - March 23
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $64
Non-Members: $80

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
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 ...

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Adult

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
February 19 - March 25
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class, for beginners and experienced artists alike, is based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Instructor, Terry Lynn, will show and teach techniques that make it possible for ANYONE to draw. Class instruction will begin with the basics of line, move on to perspective, and finally ...

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March 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

March 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Mondays
March 2 - March 30
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Mindful Self Compassion (Ages 18+)

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Tuesdays
March 3 - March 31
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

Mindful Self Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step – turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next – bringing loving awareness tour selves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult ...

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Adult

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

March 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
March 4 - March 25
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 5 - March 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 5 - March 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
March 7 - April 4
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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Adult, Youth

Realistic Watercolor Skies (ages 13+)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

Painting realistic skies can be intimidating, even for the most experienced watercolor painter.  Learn the secrets to capturing bright sunshine and clouds, stormy skies and brilliant sunsets.  You will complete small paintings using each of these types of skies and adding a simple landscape that complements the sky’s atmospheric theme.  After this workshop you will ...

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Adult

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

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 10 - April 14
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 ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

March 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult, Youth

Sparkling Watercolor Still Life Painting (ages 13+)

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

Add “life” to you still life paintings! No more drab, dull scenes that look stale and static.  Students will learn techniques to achieve a dynamic watercolor still life with realism and sparkle. There will be instructor demonstrations of various techniques with ample time for student hands on practice prior to completing a dynamic still life ...

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

March 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
March 30 - May 4
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
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 ...

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April 2020

Adult

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

April 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
April 1 - April 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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 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 ...

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Adult

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

April 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
April 1 - May 6
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class is for all levels.  Students will use basic drawing materials from pencils to charcoal to work on shading to develop forms in drawing.  Each week students will work from a still life set up.  Demonstrations on placement and proportion will be provided with drawing time and short critiques at the end of the ...

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Adult

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

April 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Thursday
April 2 - April 30
Every Thursday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
April 2 - April 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

April 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
April 6 - April 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

April 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
April 8 - April 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

April 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
April 18 - May 23
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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Adult

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

April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
April 21 - May 26
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

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May 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

May 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Mondays
May 4 - May 18
3 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

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

May 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
May 6 - May 27
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
May 7 - May 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

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

May 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
May 7 - May 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

May 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

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Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

May 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
May 13 - June 17
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 ...

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
May 30 - June 27
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

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June 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

June 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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5 Mondays
June 1 - June 29
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

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

June 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
June 3 - June 3
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 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 ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

June 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
June 3 - June 24
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

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Adult

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

June 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
June 4 - June 25
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
June 4 - June 25
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

June 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
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 ...

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Adult, Youth

Drawing Animals (Ages 14+)

June 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
June 24 - July 29
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 ...

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July 2020

Adult

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

July 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
July 1 - July 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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 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 ...

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Adult

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

July 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
July 2 - July 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $154
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. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

July 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
July 2 - July 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (ages 16+)

July 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
July 6 - July 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

July 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure. Francesco will share basics on ...

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August 2020

Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

August 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
August 12 - August 19
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions.  No more auto setting for you.  This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

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