Bridging the Gap
Gestural Clay Sculpture Workshop
Led by artist Helaine Schneider
A great sculpture speaks without using words. Well executed sculptures that look like they have come alive, showcases the ability of the artist to express a narrative in a subtle but poignant matter throughout their work. The class I propose is called “Bridging the Gap” referring to the gap between what an artist thinks about and feels and what is effectively expressed through their work. Using the figure as a starting point I will combine basics in anatomy proportions and structure with writing processes to assist each student in developing a unique set of symbols. We will then incorporate these symbols into the student’s narratives. There will be a strong emphasis on storytelling.

Two-day workshop
Saturday, October 5 & 6,
10 am – 1 pm
$30 Florida Tech Students $65 for members, $75 non-members

A quilting workshop designed for kids 9+
Led by Quilter Joan Engel Saturday,
November 2, 2019
$35 for members, $45 for non-members

Swamp Walk in the Everglades
Eco-tour lead by the Big Cypress Gallery 
Saturday, Sept. 21,2019, 10:30 a.m. 
$30 Florida Tech Students
$45 for members, $50 non-members 
Price includes transportation
Last day for registration is Monday, September 16, 2019

What should I wear?
Remember, you are going to be waist-deep into swamp waters! So wear long pants, a hat, and old tennis shoes.

What should I bring?
Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water bottle, lunch and snacks, and a complete change of clothes (most likely you will get wet depending on the time of the year).

How long is the tour?
This is a leisurely eco-tour and will be tailored to match your interests and physical ability. Walks are approximately 1.5 hr. long. So please allow up to 3 hours for your tour which includes preparation as well as exploration!

Where do we meet?
We are meeting at the Foosaner Art Museum, at 6:00 a.m. Bus departs at 6:30 a.m.
The bus will return to the Foosaner Art Museum immediately after the event has concluded.

Registration is required
Registration is now closed for this event

Landscape Drawing
Workshop led by award-winning Artist Jeff Ripple
July 26-27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.*
*This is a two-session workshop
Participants will be using graphite pencils to create drawings inspired by the photographs from the Clyde Butcher exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum. They will also be using their drawing skills to deviate from the reference photograph in front of us in various ways to improve the composition or offer alternate compositions.
$50 members, $55 non-members
Registration is required
Registration is now closed

Connecting with Wild Florida Waters through Clay
Pottery workshop led by Marine Biologist, Cheryl Baduini, Ph.D.
Saturday, August 10 & 17, 2019, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. *
$70 members, $85 non-members
*This is a two-session workshop, lunch is included 
Registration is required
Registration is now closed

Connecting with Nature Through Clay Workshop
Led by Marine Biologist, Cheryl Baduini
This is a 2 sessions workshop

In this workshop, we will focus on several surface decoration techniques using colored slips as chalks with stencils, and underglazes for cherry-blossom blow painting and mono-printing.   The goal is to demonstrate several techniques that are available for you to decorate your finished work.  Demos will be on plates but they can be used for vertical surfaces as well.  Two workshop days (separated by two weeks) will include enough time for demos and time to create and fire your work.

Critter Workshop with Elaine Rowgo
During this 3 hour- long workshop students will learn how to hand-build a cat or a dragon, student’s choice! Potter Elaine Rowgo will provide samples and instruction for either creature.
Sunday, April 14th, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
$80 members, $95 non-members
Registration is now closed

Watercolor Journaling with Jean Thomas
Art Journaling for busy people!
Instructor Jean Thomas will show you how to draw and paint in watercolor in a fun, easy, and intuitive style. This workshop will give you the tools to put your ideas on paper, even if you only have five minutes to spare.
Friday, January 11th, 2019 & Friday, January 18th, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
2 day workshop with Jean Thomas

$80 members, $95 non-members

Critter Workshop with Elaine Rowgo
Sunday, January 13th, 2019, 1-4pm
$80 members, $95 non-members

Wine & Wet Drawing Night Out
Wednesday, November 28  & Thursday, December 13, 2018
6-9 pm
Renee Foosaner Education Center Art Studio
For ages 21+
Cost: $90 Members, $100 Non-members

All materials included. A free glass of wine is included.
Learn to draw. And drink wine. At the same time. Stick figures welcome! But seriously, this is a chance to loosen up and express yourself with charcoal, pastels, markers and more. Artist Derek Gores will demo, provide prompts and ideas to explore, while dabbling in abstraction and drawing the figure in stylish, themed poses. Think anti-art school, with music and wine adding to the intoxicating vibe. Come with friends. Let’s scribble.

Wine & Wet Charcoal, Full Day Workshop
Drawing workshop with Derek Gores

Friday, January 25th, 2019, 9am-4pm
For ages 21+
$175 members, $195 non-members
All materials included. A free glass of wine is included.

Friday, January 25th, 2019, 9am-4pm
For ages 21+
$175 members, $195 non-members
All materials included. A free glass of wine is included.

Prints for Valentine’s Printmaking Workshop for Kids
Tiana O’Konek

Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 10 am-1pm
$45 members, $60 non-members

2- Day Collage Workshop
Two-day workshop with Derek Gores
Learn to loosen up and create artwork with recycled magazines and more. Using found materials and surprises in the scraps at hand, you will learn to get beyond pre-determining every mark you make. Derek is known for work that is sensual and organic, yet built with dynamic graphic shapes. The viewer is enchanted by one image from afar and then is teased with surprising shifts as you get closer.  Derek will assist you in opening up to the possibilities of new textures, new meaning, and new spatial depth in your work. The collage subject matter is open and can be decided at the beginning of class. Still life, portrait, landscape, and more. Less experienced artists should consider a still life object. Derek will demo and lead a discussion. A touch of art history too. No experience necessary.

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11th-12th, 2019, 9am-4pm
$350 Members, $375 Non-members

Embroidering a Flattering Selfie with Aurora Molina
Participants will create a Selfie using thread and stitches. With the notion of representing oneself through a digital portrait, participants incorporating thread as an element of historical value, looking closely at different textile traditions, like embroidery techniques. Embroidering the selfie versus the instant gratification of the one click away will give the participants the benefit of constructing an image of themselves rather than the ethereal digital rendering of their selfie.    

Kids Session: Saturday, February 16th,2019 10am-1pm
Adults Session:     Saturday, February 16th, 2019,  3-6pm
$50 Members, $65 Non-members

Alla Prima Painting Party (featuring Sunday Brunch)
Oil Painting Workshop
Join us for a very “brunchy” Sunday of Mimosas and Alla Prima oil painting. Alla prima is a wet on wet style of painting and in Italian translates to, “first attempt”. We will begin with a potluck style brunch (mimosas provided) and continue into the afternoon with alla prima painting in the studio.

Beginner students will dip a toe into oil painting and leave with resources for continuing this practice at home. Intermediate to advanced students can use this time to refine their skills and experiment in a relaxing environment. Everyone will have a finished piece at the end of the workshop, painted in alla prima style. Students are encouraged to bring “brunch” themed source imagery.

Madeline Sweeney
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, 10 am-4pm
$80 members, $95 non-members

Plein-Air Oil Painting Workshop
Students will stretch their imagination while strengthening skills through the process of painting. Various approaches to painting will be encouraged: experimentation of techniques and ideas, trial and error. Students will be challenged to see and interpret in new ways. Personal consultations in each class will cultivate students’ vision. Students will gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing their own pictorial language. They will explore where they are and where they wish to go.

Souby Boski
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, 10am-4pm
$120 Members, $145 Non-members

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Wine + Wet Drawing + Special Guests!

An evening out, learning to express yourself on paper using water and charcoal. No experience necessary, as Derek Gores leads you through several exercises drawing the figure from life. Wine, paper, wine, drawing supplies, and wine, will be provided.
SPECIAL GUEST: Electric Hive’s vintage up cycled fashion will be on site with a mini pop up… you can shop a bit in between drawings!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. 
$90 members, $100 non-members