Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Plein Air Painting Class"
Mondays, October 25 - December 13, 2022
 

Get ready to paint outside. Linda shows students how to capture light, color, and the spirit of Sarasota with demos and one on one help in the beautiful garden surrounding Art Center Sarasota.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $185 Member | $215 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Before Painting Outside"
Mondays, January 10 - February 14, 2022
 

Painting the landscape is a real challenge when outside and for beginners, it can be overwhelming. Even seasoned painters sometimes struggle to have variation in their greens or to interpret color in a more interesting way. Learn how not to take your entire studio with you. Beginners: Better to simplify and edit the landscape leaving out unnecessary elements. Seasoned: Capture a more pleasing rendition of what you see by translating the landscape into poetry. Understand the value of a quick study and create a light/dark value pattern in case the weather changes mid-way. Richichi will conduct a short demo each class to show how to bring the feeling of the outdoors inside and use green more successfully.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $185 Member | $215 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Introduction to Media and Techniques of Drawing and Painting"
Thursdays, January 13 - February 17, 2022
 

This class is an exciting opportunity for the beginning art student looking for an introduction to the basics of drawing and painting. Together we will explore a variety of different methods, techniques, and processes that are unique to producing recognizable three-dimensional realistic images on a two-dimensional surface. A new media will be introduced each week during this six-week session i.e.: 1. Pencil, 2. Charcoal, 3. Pastel, 4. Watercolor, 5. Oil, and 6. Acrylic.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vito-Leonardo Scarola
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Watercolor & Pastels: Loosen Up and Paint Trellis Flowers!"
January 19, 2022
 

This is an intuitive and fun class for beginners: more experienced painters will loosen up. Watercolor and pastel capture the brilliant colors of flowers better than any medium, and this combined approach will utilize loose watercolor techniques and impressionistic accents of pastel overlays. Primarily a watercolor class, we will learn basic techniques such as masking, throwing paint, spritzing, and high key glazes. When the background is completely dry, we’ll apply the pastel over the petals and highlight other details. Be sure to bring a smock and learn how to let watercolor do its thing, and to apply the brilliant opacity of pastels.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Cedar Kindy
Cost: $120 Member | $150 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creating Luminosity in Landscapes"
February 10-12, 2022
 

Learn three secrets to create a luminous painting, one that has an inner glow. Experiment with the medium of your choice using prismatic color. Exercises will be offered to enable you to use more sophisticated color choices in your work. Experiment with small color studies and choose your favorite to develop into a larger piece. See how adding tonal variations into shadow areas hold an opportunity for your paintings to take on a richer feel. Better understand why some paintings stand out in a crowd. Use colorful neutrals to help enhance your sunlit areas. Personal one on one time at your easel will assist you in advancing to the next rung in your work.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $295 Member | $325 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Plein Air Painting Class"
Mondays, March 14 - April 4, 2022
 

Get ready to paint outside. Linda shows students how to capture light, color, and the spirit of Sarasota with demos and one on one help in the beautiful garden surrounding Art Center Sarasota.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $125 Member | $155 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


 

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