Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Drawing - Back to Basics of Sketching"
December 4, 2021
 

Students will learn to work with limited resources and time to sketch for fun or develop ideas. Based on the elements of art and principles of design. Discussion, demonstrations of techniques, exercises, critique and review of art.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Douglas Land
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"ArtVenture - Doodle All Day"
December 15, 2021
 

Drawing. Develop a few doodles into cartoon characters using pencil and watercolor. Use your images for T-shirts, greeting cards or short stories and start a new career! All supplies included plus an Art Center apron.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $55 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"No Fear Portrait Drawing: Pencil & Chalk"
Tuesdays, January 11 - February 15, 2022
 

This class is designed to improve each artists ability to capture a subject’s likeness and expand on the design and style of their drawing technique. Produce a more recognizable likeness of their subject and explore different ways of improving their own style that can be applied to any subject matter. Students will learn principles of anatomical proportion and rendering techniques that help them improve their portrait ability using photographic references. Daily we will discuss the history of portrait art with examples and learn techniques to improve composition, lighting and rendering.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Craig Carl
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Sketchbook Studio Class"
Tuesdays, January 11 - February 15, 2022
 

Students will bring their own sketchbooks and explore their creativity in a social setting. Students can work on their own subjects and mediums or follow teacher assignments and drawing prompts.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Charlotte Jordan
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"No Fear Portrait Drawing: Pencil & Chalk"
Tuesdays, February 22 - March 29, 2022
 

This class is designed to improve each artists ability to capture a subject’s likeness and expand on the design and style of their drawing technique. Produce a more recognizable likeness of their subject and explore different ways of improving their own style that can be applied to any subject matter. Students will learn principles of anatomical proportion and rendering techniques that help them improve their portrait ability using photographic references. Daily we will discuss the history of portrait art with examples and learn techniques to improve composition, lighting and rendering.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Craig Carl
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting with Pencils"
February 24, 2022
 

Both regular and watercolor pencils will be explored—demonstrating the amazing effects and ease of use of these versatile materials. One can create richly colored and detailed works that mimic glossy oil paintings or splashy textured acrylic or watercolor paintings, but with no mess and no real set up or clean up needed. Simply start and stop work as you wish! Many techniques will be explored and numerous examples will be available for inspiration. Just pick up a pencil and create your own master work!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Drawing - Back to Basics of Sketching"
February 26, 2022
 

Students will learn to work with limited resources and time to sketch for fun or develop ideas. Based on the elements of art and principles of design. Discussion, demonstrations of techniques, exercises, critique and review of art.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Douglas Land
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Drawing - Back to Basics of Sketching"
March 26, 2022
 

Students will learn to work with limited resources and time to sketch for fun or develop ideas. Based on the elements of art and principles of design. Discussion, demonstrations of techniques, exercises, critique and review of art.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Douglas Land
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Life Sessions: Open Studio, Live Models"
ongoing thru May 14, 2022
 

Studio space is available for artists to work on their skills without a teacher. Students will have a choice of space for table or easel work, and with a draped or undraped model. Class size is limited. Students must register via phone or in-person the week of the session. Registration opens the Monday prior, and fees are non-refundable. Alternating Saturdays, 1-4 pm (subject to change): Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $20
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


 

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