Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 1 - All the Animals"
June 14-18, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. This week is all about animals in art through the ages. Campers will learn about and take inspiration from the earliest animal drawings found in caves, animals found in Renaissance paintings, modern art animal sculptures and everything in-between. We will make 2D and 3D works with a variety of materials and techniques. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 1 - All the Animals"
June 14-18, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. This week is all about animals in art through the ages. Campers will learn about and take inspiration from the earliest animal drawings found in caves, animals found in Renaissance paintings, modern art animal sculptures and everything in-between. We will make 2D and 3D works with a variety of materials and techniques. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Landscape Painting (Online)"
June 21-25, 2021
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Come study the Thaw Collection using high resolution images and make use of the timeless practice of learning from paintings. Using Canvas as an online platform to provide assignments, regular instructor feedback and lectures via Zoom, students will be able to concentrate, study and copy the landscape paintings in the collection to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, clouds and bring the awareness of the historical and revolutionary importance of these landscape paintings and their authors. Students then take their skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 2 - Put Me in the Mix"
June 21-25, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. Experimenting with new mediums and techniques with a goal of stretching the limits of their creativity and artistic ability. They will create large and small works of art, including some unique “self-portraits” and will use methods such as collage, painting and mixed media. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 2 - Put Me in the Mix"
June 21-25, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. Experimenting with new mediums and techniques with a goal of stretching the limits of their creativity and artistic ability. They will create large and small works of art, including some unique “self-portraits” and will use methods such as collage, painting and mixed media. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Drawing I (Online)"
June 28 - July 2, 2021
 

Students will explore a range of methods and techniques in the medium of drawing. The class objective is to learn what observational study and the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. Each day includes a morning class (10 AM-1PM) and an afternoon class (2-5 PM) on a range of topics including lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more. Each class will start with a 30-minute live Zoom demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. Students will then have time to work independently and meet one-on-one with the teacher. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group on Zoom. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Inga Kimberly Brown
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 3 - This Art of Mine"
June 28 - July 2, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. Who is your favorite artist, and why? If you could make art like any famous artist, who would it be? After learning about several well-known artists and how they create (or created) their work, campers will try their hand at making art inspired by these artists. An assortment of techniques and materials will be used. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 3 - This Art of Mine"
June 28 - July 2, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. Who is your favorite artist, and why? If you could make art like any famous artist, who would it be? After learning about several well-known artists and how they create (or created) their work, campers will try their hand at making art inspired by these artists. An assortment of techniques and materials will be used. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 4 - Walking on Sunshine"
July 5-9, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. Here in the Sunshine State we have amazing parks, wildlife and plant life to “draw” artistic inspiration from. By having these inspirations as their muse, camper’s imaginations will run wild! A variety of techniques will incorporate materials such as 3D construction, paint and mixed media. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 4 - Walking on Sunshine"
July 5-9, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. Here in the Sunshine State we have amazing parks, wildlife and plant life to “draw” artistic inspiration from. By having these inspirations as their muse, camper’s imaginations will run wild! A variety of techniques will incorporate materials such as 3D construction, paint and mixed media. All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step-by-step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self-portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 5 - Just Eat It"
July 12-16, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. This week’s focus is on food – food as it appears in art and making art from food. Campers will take inspiration from Warhol’ s “Campbells Soup Cans”, Thiebaud’s “Cakes” and Arcimboldo’s “Reversible Head With Basket of Fruit”. They will also explore ways of using food to make art, such as using fruit and veggies as printmaking tools. It promises to be a ful-“filling” week! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 5 - Just Eat It"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. This week’s focus is on food – food as it appears in art and making art from food. Campers will take inspiration from Warhol’ s “Campbells Soup Cans”, Thiebaud’s “Cakes” and Arcimboldo’s “Reversible Head With Basket of Fruit”. They will also explore ways of using food to make art, such as using fruit and veggies as printmaking tools. It promises to be a ful-“filling” week! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster (Online)"
July 19-23, 2021
 

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 6 - Rockin’ Robin"
July 19-23, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “Super Camper”! This week, campers will take off to reach new creative heights and make art with “wings”. Anything that can fly - birds, planes, dragons, super heroes, space ships, etc – will be our muses for art projects that will include painting, drawing and 3D construction! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 6 - Rockin’ Robin"
July 19-23, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “Super Camper”! This week, campers will take off to reach new creative heights and make art with “wings”. Anything that can fly - birds, planes, dragons, super heroes, space ships, etc – will be our muses for art projects that will include painting, drawing and 3D construction! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Still-Life Painting (Online)"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Explore the rich medium of oil painting through the subject of still-life while further acquiring the working knowledge of the fundamental principles of working from observation. Through a series of structured studies, we will examine how to analyze space, determine proportional relationships, develop form and structure, as well as, study composition, basic color theory, and the language of visual texture. In addition to the first-hour live introduction via the online Canvas platform each day, there will be an additional one-hour live session from 1-2pm. Students will have 2-3 hours to work on assignments following each presentation, assisted by available feedback from the instructor. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 7 - Dream On"
July 26-30, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. The world of dreams… a somewhat surreal place our minds take us to when we go to sleep. This week we will tap into that “dream state” as we create art work that is surreal, abstract, playful and straight out of our wildest imaginations! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 7 - Dream On"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. The world of dreams… a somewhat surreal place our minds take us to when we go to sleep. This week we will tap into that “dream state” as we create art work that is surreal, abstract, playful and straight out of our wildest imaginations! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Mixed-Media Narrative Art (Online)"
August 2-6, 2021
 

Storytelling is an art form that has been passed down for centuries and in many cultures, the storyteller is highly regarded as being the keepers of history and culture. The stories told, helped people make sense of the world, taught children about their traditions, were entertaining and educational. Storytelling is a huge part of communication and it is something that we all do, even in regular conversation. In this one-week intensive course, you will make an Artist Book using your personal narrative/ story, alternative printmaking techniques and book structure. By combining images and techniques such as packing tape transfers, watercolor monoprint, Geli plate printing, bookbinding and more, you will create an Artist book that fully expresses the intent of your narrative.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosae Reeder
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Emerging Artists Art Camp: Week 8 - Pumped Up Mix"
August 2-6, 2021
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 11-15) to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. A dab here and a floss there…campers will dance into this mixed-up week, chock full of projects that have motion and emotion; a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Mixed media, assemblage and collage are some of the techniques that will help us get into an artistic groove! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creative Kids Art Camp: Week 8 - Pumped Up Mix"
August 2-6, 2021
 

This camp is for younger campers, ages 6-10, of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterities. A dab here and a floss there…campers will dance into this mixed-up week, chock full of projects that have motion and emotion; a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Mixed media, assemblage and collage are some of the techniques that will help us get into an artistic groove! All supplies included.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $250/week for Members | $300/week for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Drawing for Comics"
August 9-13, 2021
 

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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