Adult & Teen Art Classes

November 2018

Adult

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

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
November 1 - November 29
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, Youth

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

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
November 1 - November 29
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Friday
January 12 - December 28
Every Friday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Friday
August 31 - June 14
Every Friday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm for an open studio. All mediums, techniques, and styles welcomed.

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Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (ages 16+)

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Saturdays
November 3 - December 15
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

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
November 12 - December 17
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+)

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 18
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $178
Non-Members: $223

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+)

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 18
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $178
Non-Members: $223

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 ...

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Adult

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

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
October 23 - November 27
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $137.50

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

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 18
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $178
Non-Members: $223

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 ...

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Adult

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

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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3 Wednesdays
November 7 - November 28
3 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $103.75
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

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
November 29 - December 20
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you. Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music. As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist. The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.” Whatever your ...

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December 2018

Adult, Youth

Beading – Polymer Bead Making (Ages 14+)

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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2 Saturdays
December 1 - December 8
2 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

Did you ever dream of making your own necklace, in your own favorite colors, made to your own taste, with beads you made yourself? Would you like to give a special friend a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that you made yourself? Give someone, even yourself, the gift of art this holiday season! In this 2 weeks ...

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Adult

Watercolor Made Easy – Getting Started (Ages 13+)

December 2 @ 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 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, Youth

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

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
December 3 - December 31
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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See Policy for Pricing

Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

Modern – Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
December 3 - January 21
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your next step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance in their painting skills by expanding upon the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have begun your journey ...

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Adult

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

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
December 4 - January 22
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 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Wednesdays
December 5 - December 19
3 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $103.75
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 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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3 Thursdays
December 6 - December 20
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $96.25
Non-Members: $121

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 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 Thursdays
December 6 - December 20
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $53.75
Non-Members: $67.50

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+)

December 7 @ 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

Paper Bead Workshop (Ages 16+)

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Join in and learn the basic techniques of paper bead making. Turn recycled paper into colorful and fashionable pieces to wear, such as bracelets and necklaces. Supply list: Recycled magazines pages or any colorful paper (thicker paper, like magazine covers, works best) Scissors White glue Clear nail polish Skewer sticks (wood) Ruler Elastic (stretchy) string ...

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
December 8 - December 9
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $60
Non-Members: $70

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

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Adult

Drawing Animals (Ages 14+)

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
December 12 - January 2
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

December 15 @ 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

Watercolor Made Easy – Beyond Beginner (ages 13+)

December 16 @ 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 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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January 2019

Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly! (Ages 12+)

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Zentangle is easy, fun and stress-free. Learn everything you need to create beautiful designs that can be combined, altered and repeated to create unlimited images. If you can draw the letters ‘I’ ‘C’ ‘S’ and ‘O’, you can “tangle.” Zentangle promotes a sense of well-being. No matter your skill level, you will experience success and a sense ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 7 - February 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, Youth

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

January 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
January 7 - January 31
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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See Policy for Pricing

Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
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 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
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

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

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 9 - January 30
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 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 9 - January 30
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+)

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
January 9 - February 13
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

Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
January 9 - February 6
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+)

January 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
January 9 - February 6
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

BIGGER, FASTER, FRESHER, LOOSER ABSTRACT PAINTING (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Day Workshop
January 10 - January 12
3 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $350
Non-Members: $435

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY DEC. 10, 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

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

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 10 - January 31
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

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
January 10 - February 7
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you. Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music. As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist. The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.” Whatever your ...

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Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting – Glazing (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
January 10 - February 14
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

Using glazing techniques, students will create a painting while learning tips and techniques of acrylic glazing. While this is a great course for beginners, it is also a great refresher or continuation for students looking to enhance their glazing techniques. Supply list: 3 canvases – 16x20” Set of acrylic paints 10-15 piece paint brush set ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 10 - January 31
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, Youth

Improv for the Whole Family (Ages 11+)

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 10 - January 31
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

You can come alone or bring the whole family with you! 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 ...

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

January 11, 2019 @ 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

The Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil – Mastering Colored Pencil (Ages 16+)

January 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
January 12 - January 13
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

It’s no surprise artists everywhere are taking up colored pencils – they may be the most versatile of all art media. No matter your style or level of experience, you will learn the secrets of quickly producing beautiful effects with simple tools. Through technical exercises, you’ll master quick methods for realistic textures and learn how ...

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Adult

Still Life for ALL Media (ages 16+)

January 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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6 Mondays
January 14 - February 18
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $140
Non-Members: $175

Students will work on a different still life vignette, using different mediums each week. Patty will provide gentle, guided instruction AND all of the materials you need. No matter what your medium the goal is the create works you will be proud to display! Supply list: none Class Refund Policy

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Adult

Collage (ages 16+)

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 14 - February 18
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $140
Non-Members: $175

Learn the satisfaction of the Collage medium! Patty will provide gentle, guided instruction AND all of the materials you need. With a mixture of textures, colors, and images all carefully worked together you can complete artwork you will be proud to display! Supply list: none Class Refund Policy

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Adult

Out of the Box Mixed Media – Introductory Level (ages 16+)

January 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 15 - February 19
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $140
Non-Members: $175

Paint, collage, texture, add found objects, use tools in new and unusual ways; do it all and step out of the box! Patty will provide step-by-step instruction to get you on your way to some of the most popular art made. While all materials are provided you may find yourself wanting to bring things from ...

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
January 19 - January 20
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $60
Non-Members: $75

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

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Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – The Basics and More (Ages 12+)

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Sundays
January 20 - February 17
4 Sundays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

Come experience this easy, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful designs by drawing structured patterns! The Zentangle method increases focus and creativity, builds artistic confidence, and promotes a sense of wellbeing. Embrace the joy of drawing. Zentangle is art for everyone. No art experience needed. Each week new patterns and techniques will be explored. ...

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Adult

Modern – Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 28 - March 4
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your next step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance in their painting skills by expanding upon the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have begun your journey ...

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Adult

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

January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 29 - March 5
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 2019

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

February 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
February 4 - February 28
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

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

February 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
February 6 - February 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

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

February 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
February 6 - March 6
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

You’ve taken the Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation or Photography & DSLR Operation workshop, or you are already able to operate your camera’s manual functions. Now it is time to explore the creative aspect of photography. Discover what it means to photograph creatively. Develop an interest or inner attitude to seeing things in different ...

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Adult

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

February 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
February 7 - February 28
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $96.25
Non-Members: $121

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+)

February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 Thursdays
February 7 - February 28
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $53.75
Non-Members: $67.50

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+)

February 8, 2019 @ 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

A Life Well-Written is a Work of Art (Ages 18+)

February 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Fridays
February 8 - February 22
3 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

This three-part class provides adult participants with the inspiration, motivation, and literary tools to write their unique life stories. With professional advice from an award-winning journalist and published author, and with examples from her semi-autobiographical novels and nonfiction memoir, students will learn how to get started, what to include (and what to purge), how to ...

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Adult

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

February 9, 2019 @ 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 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

Adding Gold to Floral Paintings – Watercolor, Collage & Metallic

February 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
February 12 - February 13
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $230
Non-Members: $290

The focus of this workshop is painting watercolor florals that glow, while abstracting the background and adding gold highlights for zing. Karen will demonstrate sunflowers, but students may choose whatever subject they wish. Abstract backgrounds add excitement and interest. Students will learn glazing, adding collage for texture, negative painting, and adding gold highlights to zip ...

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

February 16, 2019 @ 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+)

February 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Mondays
February 18 - March 25
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $77
Non-Members: $97

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 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
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 ...

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Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
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 ...

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Adult

Multi-Media Workshop (ages 14+)

February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Day Workshop
February 20 - February 22
3 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

Join Sylvie in a three-day, multimedia workshop that will allow you to experiment with multiple mediums and techniques and uncover your inner artist. Through the art of mixed media you will discover how to create artwork that combines a variety of artistic mediums and Sylvie will take you step-by-step through the process of learning how ...

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

February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
February 20 - March 27
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

Portrait Photography Master Class (Ages 18+)

February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
February 21 - March 7
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

Learn to take attractive images of family and friends in this 3 week class with exhibiting artist Herb Sklar. You can use your DSLR camera, your point and shoot camera, or even your phone camera! Beginners to advanced photographers alike will learn the process of connecting with and posing the model, creative composition, lighting, wardrobe, ...

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Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
February 21 - March 21
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you. Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music. As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist. The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.” Whatever your ...

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
February 23 - February 24
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $60
Non-Members: $75

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

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March 2019

Adult, Youth

Shells 2 Share™ (Ages 12+)

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Learn this easy and fun method of decorating local seashells with Meg Scott, Certified Zentangle® Teacher. Add a personal message to these tiny treasures and share your love and gratitude with others. No art experienced needed. Be inspired to pursue other art projects using this concept. Make art that is homegrown, handpicked and hand painted ...

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Adult, Youth

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

March 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
March 4 - March 28
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

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

March 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
March 6 - March 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

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
March 6 - March 27
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+)

March 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 7 - March 28
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 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 7 - March 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

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

March 8, 2019 @ 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

Realistic Watercolor – Skies Made Easy (ages 13+)

March 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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Whimsical Paper Flowers (Ages 12+)

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Learn two easy and fun methods of creating whimsical bouquets using a variety of colored papers, colored tape, pipe cleaners, wire, craft gems, and more!   Class Refund Policy

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Modern – Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
March 11 - April 15
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your next step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance in their painting skills by expanding upon the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have begun your journey ...

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Adult

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

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 12 - April 16
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

Watercolor Made Easy – Outside the Traditional Watercolor Box (ages 13+)

March 17, 2019 @ 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 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

Beginning Acrylic Painting – Textures (Ages 16+)

March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
March 28 - May 2
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

Students will create a painting while learning about different acrylic gels and mediums. Student will leave the class with finished art and an understanding of acrylic painting and the use of various mediums. Supply list: 3 canvases – 16x20” Set of acrylic paints 10-15 piece paint brush set (a mix of sizes including detail/small brushes) ...

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April 2019

Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

April 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
April 1 - May 6
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, Youth

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

April 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
April 1 - April 30
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
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 ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
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 ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
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

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

April 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
April 3 - April 24
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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Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
April 3 - May 8
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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Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

April 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
April 4 - April 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+)

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
April 4 - April 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

Sketch Pad Drawing (Ages 18+)

April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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4 Fridays
April 5 - April 26
4 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Using a sketch pad allows artists to draw from their immediate experiences. Like a written diary, the sketches depict objects, people, feelings, ideas, etc. These sketches can later be developed and expanded into a more defined drawing or painting. It’s what DaVinci, Picasso, and other great artists have done before they decided how to complete ...

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Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

April 12, 2019 @ 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

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $65
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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Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

April 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
April 22 - June 3
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your first step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance from beginners to painters by introducing the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have never taken a class ...

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Adult

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

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 23 - May 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages. This class will be about exploration. Students will learn to explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push ...

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May 2019

Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
May 1 - May 22
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

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

May 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
May 2 - May 30
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Monthly, 30 Minute Sessions Between 4-8PM 30 minute, one on one private guitar, piano or drum lessons meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 4-8PM. Daryl Best has multiple degrees from the Berklee School of Music as well as a degree in Instructional Design and Technologies from Western Illinois University where he studied the development and ...

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Adult

Youth Art Works (Ages 9+)

May 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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6 Thursdays
May 9 - June 13
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

So much fun they won’t know they’re learning! This youth class is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students. We will introduce students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity. Students will cover techniques in pencil, watercolors, mixed media, and acrylics. Students ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium ...

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Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
May 15 - June 19
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class will cover composition and basic perspective drawing leading to the creation of compelling landscape drawings. In the process students will improve their drawing skills no matter from what level they begin. Students will receive instruction on how to choose and alter reference photos. They will learn of materials to assist in the creation ...

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June 2019

Adult

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

June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 4 - July 9
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+)

June 8, 2019 @ 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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Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
June 10 - July 15
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your first step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance from beginners to painters by introducing the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have never taken a class ...

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July 2019

Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
July 10 - July 31
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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August 2019

Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

August 17, 2019 @ 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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