The Renee Foosaner Education Center is the home of the Foosaner Art Museum’s program of art classes and workshops. Located at 1520 Highland Avenue, across from the Foosaner Art Museum, the Renee Foosaner Education Center building is composed of both studio and gallery space.
Studio art classes for all ages, and at levels ranging from beginner to expert, are offered at the Renee Foosaner Education Center regularly throughout the year. Whether you are a professional developing mastery in your practice, a beginner interested in finding a new medium, or parent interested in after-school classes, the Foosaner Education Center has a program to suit your needs.
Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists and art educators and relate to the museum’s Permanent Collection and changing selection of exhibitions.
Frits van Eeden Gallery
In May of 2013, the Frits van Eeden Gallery was dedicated to showcase art works created by area art educators and artists. In 1979 Van Eeden entered a juried competition at the Brevard Art Museum where he won Best-In-Show with a life-size sculpture of horses. This marked the beginning of Van Eeden’s 30-plus year connection to the museum
The Frits Van Eeden Gallery features a variety of special events and rotating exhibitions throughout the year featuring work by area artists and art educators. The gallery is curated by the Foosaner Art Museum’s exhibition team and artists are selected by invitation only.
March 13 – May 19, 2018
My Irish family of Policemen, Priests, and Nurses did not know what to do with a child who understood the turmoil of Pollock, Van Gogh and Sylvia Plath while still in elementary school. Needless to say, my abstract paintings never quite made it onto any familial refrigerator.
I enjoy creating texture, depth and movement with oils, acrylics, collage and photography. Expressing a subject’s energy through color intensity and brushwork has always been been my focus. I truly love to watch paint dry and colors breathe, much to the bewilderment of my father, who often declared, “What is wrong with you!”
A genuine blessing was presented to me when I moved to Florida four years ago. I was invited to study the effortless style and techniques of Frits Van Eeden, a celebrated artist, continental gentleman, and shamanic soul. His influence has greatly impacted my work and I will be forever grateful to this wonderful man.
Friday, May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hours of Operation*
Tuesday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m
*The Renee Foosaner Education Center closes from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
Admission to the Frits Van Eeden Gallery is free during normal operating hours.
Phone (321) 674-8923
Fax (321) 674-8910