Englewood Art Center


Englewood Art Center

A Division of Ringling College of Art and Design

The Englewood Art Center, located to the south of Sarasota, focuses on education, exhibitions, and events. We aim to serve as a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation for the entire community, promoting knowledge, appreciation, and development of visual arts to southern Sarasota County and Charlotte County, Florida. In addition to four galleries for exhibitions, we house two well-equipped 2D studio classrooms, a pottery studio, a digital media studio, and a lending library. 


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Map

350 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
941.474.5548
eac@ringling.edu 


The 2016-2017 Destination Gulf Coast season is sponsored in part by:

 

 


 

What's New?

 

Upcoming this Season

EAC is excited to present our upcoming 2016-2017 season entitled Destination Gulf Coast. The complete schedule of classes, exhibitions and events for this season are listed below. The printed schedules are being designed as we speak and should be available soon. We will begin receiving registration for classes starting Tuesday, September 6th at 9am. We have a lot of new classes being offered with new instructors, but have also kept our favorite classes and instructors as well. Be sure to take a look at the Call to Artists section so you don’t miss out on when you can exhibit your artwork.

Upcoming Event

Bus Tour to Willis Smith Gallery @ Ringling College of Art + Design & Marie Selby Botanical Gardens!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 9:00am - 5:00pm
$60 EAC Members | $75 Nonmembers

Travel on an air conditioned coach to visit the Willis Smith Gallery at Ringling College of Art + Design, as well as, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. See flyer for details, call the front desk to purchase a ticket.

Click to download the Bus Tour Flyer

Call to Artists

Abstract
Receiving: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9am - 12pm
Removal: Friday, November 11, 2016, 9am - 12pm
Entry fees vary per Member and Nonmember

The next EAC open exhibition in the Loranger Gallery is Abstract, where artists are invited to submit 2D or 3D abstract artwork in any medium. This is a judged show and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Click to download the Abstract Exhibition Flyer

 

 

Classes & Workshops

Check our calendar for events and programs

 

Handbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing

Pat Kelly
(intermediate – advanced)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) | $140 (4-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) |$175 (4-class series)| $50 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11
October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15
November 22, 29; December 6, 13

January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14
February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21
March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25

Learn handbuilding or refine your wheel throwing techniques while creating a variety of ceramic objects.  Hand building instruction will focus on slab, coil and pinch methods.  Advanced students will learn decorative and finishing applications.  Experienced wheel throwers are welcome to use the limited number of wheels to practice advanced throwing techniques with individual instruction.  Basic glazing practices will also be covered.

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in class project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Evening Wheel Throwing

Pat Kelly
(beginner – advanced)
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11
October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15
November 22, 29; December 6, 13

January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14
February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21
March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25

Learn basic wheel skills or develop advanced throwing skills in this hands-on studio course.  Beginners will learn centering, opening, and throwing techniques, while experienced potters will explore the medium to create a variety of functional objects from basic shapes.

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in class project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Fun with Ceramics

Paul Frehe
(beginner – advanced)
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm –or– Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member : $280 (8-class series | materials included) | $40 (single session)
Non-member : $350 (8-class series | materials included) | $50 (single session)

Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm
January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm
January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2

Create the wildest, most whimsical mermaid you can imagine and make fun "animal" tumblers you'll be proud to drink from or turn your inspiration into reality with an object from your imagination. And, not to worry, if you were looking forward to making a fabulous fish this season or lovely garden totem, Paul can surely make it happen! Learn basic clay slab skills and explore various approaches to decorating your ceramic objects.  

Glazing: Beyond the Dip and Pour (master class)
Weekend | CSSP certificate

Pat Kelly
(skilled intermediate – advanced)
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Member: $120 per workshop  session
Non-member: $150 per workshop session

January 20 and 21

Learn decorative glazing techniques beyond the usual dip and pour methods.   Experiment with natural colorants, resists, over-painting, and layering.  Achieve a wide range of colors, textures, and visual effects by discovering these creative glazing methods.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 2 -3 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5.   
PRE-RESQUISITE: Must have some prior glazing experience or have taken Handbuiding & Advanced Wheel Throwing.

Engobes – A different approach to finishing (master class)
Weekend | CSSP certificate

Pat Kelly
(skilled intermediate – advanced)
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Member: $120 per workshop session
Non-member: $150 per workshop session

February 10 and 11

Learn an alternative method for introducing color and texture to your ceramic surfaces - using engobes. Engobes, or colored slips, have been used in decorating clay objects for hundreds of years. There are numerous techniques for applying and decorating with colored engobes from painting to slip trailing to sgraffito. Students need to bring several leather hard vessels to work on. Finished work will be bisque fired.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 2 -3 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5.   

PRE-RESQUISITE: Must have some prior glazing experience or have taken an EAC introductory ceramics course.

Ceramic Instructors

Pottery Studio Mastery Certification
(skilled intermediate – advanced)
Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  
Member: $60 per workshop session
Non-member: $75 per workshop session

September 16
October 7
January 13
March 3

This certification workshop is for skilled ceramics students and/or members who want to participate in the Skilled Ceramics Open Studio.  Participants’ knowledge of the basic ceramics process: hand building, wheel throwing, glazing techniques, and proper studio procedures will be reviewed and rated by an EAC ceramic instructor. If a student (enrolled in an EAC ceramics class) does not qualify for certification upon completing the workshop, s/he may attend the regularly scheduled Pottery Open Studio.  

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 1-2 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5 for glazing.   

PRE-RESQUISITE: Must have some prior ceramics experience.

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

$15 per studio session or $75 for a 6-session punch card
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

In order to ensure adherence of Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures, Pottery Open Studio is open to students who are presently taking ceramics class(es) at EAC.

Skilled Ceramics Open Studio | Members only*

Participants may use the pottery studio during business hours when classes are not in session or previously assigned to/reserved by instructors.
*must be certified through Pottery Studio Mastery Certification workshop

September – December 2016: $600 enrolled students | $675 members (not enrolled in class)
January – April 2017: $750 enrolled students | $850 members (not enrolled in class)  

Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in studio project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Participants must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.
Rates cannot be prorated for shorter terms.

 

Pencil Drawing – Landscapes

Don Melander
(beginner - advanced)
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | |$95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Develop your drawing techniques and improve your design skills in this exploration of the landscape.   Emphasis will be placed on basic design principles, value, perspective, texture, and shadows.  Students will learn to create broad-stroke drawings with clearly rendered shapes, values, and points of interest.

Pen & Ink     

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)     
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3- class series) | $35 (single session)

September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Explore the fundamentals of line drawing with pen and ink.  Emphasis will be placed on pen stroke techniques to produce form, texture, shape, value, and points of interest.  Experiment with hatching, contouring, and stippling techniques.  Strengthen your drawing skills while discovering the versatility of this fast, indelible medium.

DRAWING SERIES | PAINTERS PREPARATION

Maggie McClellan
Thursdays
(beginner –  intermediate)
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drawing I |  September 15, 22, 29; October 6
Drawing II | October 13, 20, 27; November 3
Drawing III | November 10, 17, December 1, 8

Drawing IV | January 12, 19, 26; February 2
Composition and Design | February 9, 16, 23; March 2
Color Theory | March 9, 16, 23, 30
Drawing I | April 6, 13, 20, 27

1 – 4 pm
Drawing IV | September 15, 22, 29; October 6
Composition and Design | October 13, 20, 27; November 3
Color Theory | November 10, 17, December 1, 8

Drawing I | January 12, 19, 26; February 2
Drawing II | February 9, 16, 23; March 2
Drawing III | March 9, 16, 23, 30
Drawing IV | April 6, 13, 20, 27

Drawing I | Fundamentals

Maggie McClellan
(beginner)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
September 15, 22, 29; October 6
April 6, 13, 20, 27

1 – 4 pm
January 12, 19, 26; February 2

Take the frustration out of observational drawing by understanding the fundamental elements of representational rendering.  Emphasis will be on composition, measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, and value.  Students will use various drawing media to capture still lifes and landscapes.

Drawing II | Intermediate Techniques
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
October 13, 20, 27; November 3

1 – 4 pm
February 9, 16, 23; March 2

Continue from Drawing I | Fundamentals  to develop the necessary skills of observational drawing by understanding the fundamental elements of representational rendering.  Emphasis will shift to refining students understanding of composition, measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, and value.  Students will use various drawing media to capture still lifes and landscapes.

NOTE:  In order to receive certification credit, students must complete both sections I and II.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I or have prior drawing experience

Drawing III | Advanced Skills
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
November 10, 17, December 1, 8

1 - 4 pm
March 9, 16, 23, 30

This class is designed to enhance the understanding and skill levels that you studied during the Drawing II course.  The classes will give students (through classroom projects and on-location assignments) an opportunity to gain an understanding of how to effectively  translate perspective, a multitude of textures, glass, ceramics, fabrics, fur, feathers, fruit and vegetables, etc. into whatever medium they wish to work in.  Artists will acquire a deeper understanding of the ways photographs can both limit and enhance creativity. These skills lead to a higher level of understanding as to what makes paintings and drawings more appealing and masterful.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and Drawing II or have prior drawing experience

Drawing IV | Problem Solving
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 12, 19, 26; February 2

1 -4 pm
September 15, 22, 29; October 6

April 6, 13, 20, 27

In this class, students will learn how to address problems that arise through the various phases of the development of an artwork.  Students will not only learn techniques for working through a problem area, but tips for how conceptually thinking about the artwork, critical analysis of formal elements  and a more complete understanding of pictorial organization can prevent some common issues.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I II and III or have prior drawing experience

Composition and Design
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
February 9, 16, 23; March 2

1 - 4 pm
October 13, 20, 27; November 3

In this class, students will gain an understanding of the fundamental elements of design and basic composition principles to improve the layout of their artwork.  Instruction will focus on concepts including basic layout components, scale, proportion and contrast.  The instructor will also share techniques and tips for more advanced concepts, including dynamic layouts (balancing tension), choosing simplicity or excess, and the way to add the unexpected to the composition.   

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II; taking Drawing III and IV

Color Theory
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 9, 16, 23, 30

1 -4 pm
November 10, 17, December 1, 8

Improve your artistic practice by gaining a greater understanding of the interaction and intersection of color. Instruction will range from fundamental color concepts, including terminology, value scale, contrast and developing color schemes to practical application concepts like perception, context, and color intensity.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II; taking Drawing III and IV

Portraits
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)          
Wednesdays, 1 - 4 pm
Member: $175 (6-class series | include model fee) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (6-class series | includes model fee) | $45 (single session)

September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26

January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22

Learn the fundamentals of drawing the human face in this six-week class.  Students will begin with gestures to capture the essence of a subject to the formal elements of portraiture including composition, proportion, value and texture. Some classes will be taught from photographs and portrait studies and some will be taught with live figure models. Class price includes model fee.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II or have prior drawing experience

Pet Portraits

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)          
Wednesdays, 1 – 4 pm
Member: $175 (6-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (6-class series) | $45 (single session)

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Learn to capture the vitality and spirit of your pet in a painting or drawing in this six week class. Students will use photographs to render the essences and likeness of their beloved companions by studying formal elements including composition, value and texture. Instruction will focus on specialized techniques for capturing the rich color and delicate features of your furry and feathered animal friend, as well as, the effects that are achievable with the use of various mediums.

Figure Drawing
CSSP Certificate

Gary Maria
(intermediate - advanced)          
Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm
Member: $200 (6-class series| includes model fee) | $35 (single session)
Non-member: $250 (6-class series| includes model fee) | $40 (single session)

November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15

February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

Work from a live model as you refine your figure drawing skills. This dynamic class offers both short and long poses, and emphasizes the role of gesture, contour, line, and value in creating successful representational renderings of the human figure. Focus will be on developing advanced figure drawing skills with an attention to likeness and proportion.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II or have prior drawing experience

Pastels

Gary Maria
(beginner* – intermediate)
Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 6, 13, 20, 27

January 12, 19, 26; February 2

March 23, 30; April 6, 13

The elements of drawing combined with color make pastel an exciting, versatile medium. Working from both still life set-ups and photographs, students will pursue craftsmanship in drawing and expressive pastel handling. Topics to be addressed include the block-in, figure/ground relationships, form modeling, light and shade, optical color mixing, and more. Subject matter will vary.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must have prior drawing experience.*

Figure Drawing Open Studio

Practice sketching with a live figure model.
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm | October 2016 – April 2017
Non-members: $15 per session or $80 for a 6-session punch card (includes model fee)
Members: $12 Member or a 6-session punch card for $65 (includes model fee)
There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.
Space is limited to the first 20 students and studio seating is first come, first served.

2- D Open Studio | Members Only
$4 per studio session or $20 for a 6-session punch card
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (drawing and water based media only), Burke Studio
Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (all 2D media welcome), Cunningham Studio

Open Critique for Painting and Drawing
$8 per session
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Loranger Gallery | September 2016 – April 2017
There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.

 

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Oil Painting I
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3- class series) | $35 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22
November 29; December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Explore the fundamentals of design and painting in this approachable and fun oil and acrylic class.  Emphasis will be on structure, composition, color, and value, as well as on the creative journey of personal expression.  Students are encouraged to bring their own references for inspiration.

Oil Painting II
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm
(intermediate – advanced)
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3- class series) | $35 (single session)

October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22
November 29; December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Students have the opportunity to paint all day or focus on perfecting more advanced skills and techniques. Similar in structure to the morning class, emphasis will be on structure, composition, color, and value, as well as on the creative journey of personal expression.  Students are encouraged to work from their own references.

Oil Painting | In and Out of the Studio
CSSP Certificate

Johan Bjurman
Fridays, 1 – 4 pm
(intermediate – advanced)
Member: $100 (4-class series)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series)

October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18; December 2
January 13, 20, 27; February 3
February 10, 17, 24; March 3
March 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Using photographs and/or fields studies, students will learn the necessary skills and techniques for accomplishing a successful oil painting. If you would like to build your skillset or move toward plein air style painting, this class is the class for you.  Johan will share his vast knowledge of painting techniques, as well as give you tips for finishing a plein air painting in the studio or moving your painting practice out of the studio into plein air.

Watercolor Simply    

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)    
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Member : $180 (4-class series) | $135 (3-class series) | $50 (single session)
Non-Member: $225 (4-class series) | $167 (3-class series) | $60 (single session)

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
November 30; December 7, 14

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
March 29; April 5, 12, 19

Using landscape as inspiration, students will learn basic watercolor techniques through a step-by-step approach to creating colorful, emotive paintings. Discover how to apply the fundamental principles of value, composition, and color to strengthen your pieces.  Build confidence and your skill-set as you work alongside the instructor.

Watercolor I
CSSP Certificate

Robert Broyles
(beginner)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3- class series) | $35 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 29; December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25

If you’ve never picked up a brush, but you’ve always wanted to try a watercolor painting class—this is where to begin! This class is designed for people who seek a true introduction to watercolor painting. The goal for each two classes is to have students complete a simple watercolor painting in two three-hour sessions, following the instructor‘s stroke by stroke directions. From this class students will gain a basic understanding of this medium’s techniques, principles, develop their creative process and enjoy painting with watercolors. 

Watercolor II
CSSP Certificate

Robert Broyles
(beginner - intermediate)
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

September 15, 22, 29; October 6
October 13, 20, 27; November 3
November 10, 17; December 1, 8

January 12, 19, 26; February 2
February 9, 16, 23; March 2
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27

If you have great ideas for your watercolor paintings, but need to learn or brush up on the techniques and principles of this versatile medium, this is a great introductory course. This class is designed for people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of creating realistic-style watercolor paintings. In this class, students will learn color theory, the use of perspective, 26 watercolor techniques.

Expressive Painting

Stephanie Flis
(beginners)
Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Member: $35 per session
Non member: $50 per session

September 17
November 19

January 21
March 18

Stretch your creative muscles and join Stephanie in this fun celebration of expression. In this class mistakes are embraced and you are encouraged to think outside of the box as you play with your designs and develop an expanded visual vocabulary. Challenge yourself , experiment with painting techniques and strengthen your creative mind!

 

Plein Air Painting Workshop       

Bill Farnsworth
@ Bay Preserve (Osprey, FL)
Wednesday – Friday, March 15 - 17, 2017

“The light is what makes something very special or just forgettable.”  -- Bill Farnsworth

Ringling College Alum and nationally renowned illustrator turned fine art painter Bill Farnsworth will be teaching a 3-day plein air painting workshop on the serene and beautiful grounds of Bay Preserve of the Conservation Foundation. Bill’s work in included in public and private collections and he represented by several galleries throughout the United States.  His paintings have won numerous awards and he travels throughout the country and abroad sharing his knowledge and passion for painting and particularly the heart of plein air painting--capturing the light.

This 3-day plein air painting workshop will give participants an opportunity to see Bill create a demo plein air painting each day while learning techniques and skills to improve choices and edits to create plein air paintings full of light. Students will gain a greater understanding of the principles of painting through this workshop.  

Evening Painting & Drawing Critique

(beginner – advanced)
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Member: $8 per session | Non-member $ 10 per session

Receive valuable, constructive feedback.  Gain insight about your work from participating artists, students and instructors. Artists are invited to bring a variety of paintings or drawings in any medium.

Note: There is no instructor for the Critique, EAC instructor participation is not guaranteed at each session.

2-D Open Studio | Members Only

$4 per studio session or $20 for a 6-session punch card
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (drawing and water based media only), Burke Studio
Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  (all media welcome), Cunningham Studio

Open Critique for Painting and Drawing

$8 per session
3rd Tuesdays,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Loranger Gallery| September 2016 – April 2017

 

Digital Photography I
CSSP Certificate

Megan Magil
(beginner –  intermediate)    
Member :$125 (5-class series)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series)
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7
February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21

Capture powerful digital photographs by using the wide array of camera functions available beyond the automatic settings.  Fundamental photography principles will be introduced.  Students will be encouraged to explore the aesthetics of digital photography and master the terminology associated with the medium. This course includes classroom learning and field experience.

Digital Photography II
CSSP Certificate

Mike Alderman
(intermediate  –  advanced)    
Member: $125 (5-class series)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series)
Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

November 3, 10, 17; December 8, 15
January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16

Beginning with a review of the fundamentals, and progressing to more advanced techniques, this class offers an in-depth exploration of digital photography.  Manual functions, custom settings, and the essential principles of photography will be covered.  This course includes classroom learning and field experience.

Studio Lighting for Portraiture
CSSP Certificate

Megan Magil
(beginner – intermediate)
Member: $40 per session
Non-member: $50 per session

November 19
December 3
February 4

Learn to use the essential lighting equipment and techniques in order to capture the emotion, expression and depth of facial features and accomplish desired aesthetic effects. Emphasis is placed on balancing available artificial studio lighting with creative angles and the effects of various digital cameras and software.

Photographing the Suncoast 1/2 Day Trips
CSSP Certificate

Megan Magil
(intermediate – advanced)    
Location: To be determined by instructor
Member: $40 per session
Non-member: $50 per session
Tuesdays, 5 – 8 pm

December 6
December 13
January 17

Gain hands-on field experience while learning how to use lighting, exposure, and composition to consistently capture beautiful digital images.  Realize the potential of your camera by mastering its particular settings.  These interactive, fun workshops are held at local scenic vistas or varied unique locations.

NOTE: Students must bring camera equipment, sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack and of water.

Photoshop CS6 I & II
CSSP Certificate

Mike Alderman
(intermediate - advanced)
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Member: $125 (5-class series)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series)

January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 (Photoshop I)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Photoshop II)

Learn the industry-standard program for digital image manipulation.  Photoshop I is a step-by-step process that will introduce key concepts, including tools, option bars, and panels.  Correct and enhance images using layers and masks. This course promises to take your photos to a whole new level. For students pursuing a certificate in Digital Graphics or Photography, or if you’re just interested in a more in depth understanding, Photoshop II of this 2-part course will work with RAW file formats and navigate images with Bridge and Mini Bridge.   

PRE-REQUISITE:  Basic computer proficiency

NOTE: Students seeking the a CSSP certificate in General Studies in Photography (P) and/or Digital Graphics (G)  must take both sections to receive credit for the course. There is an additional $25 registration fee for CSSP certificate classes.  You must identify the class as part of CSSP certificate course work at the time of registration in order to receive CSSP credit for completing the course.

 

Free Style Weaving    

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $75 (2-class series | materials included)
Non-member: $100 (2-class series | materials included)

October 7 and 14
December 2 and 9

January 20 and 27
March 3 and 10

Leave your idea of traditional weaving at the door, and come explore a loose, relaxing "Zen" style process of weaving. Each student will create a work of art ready to hang on the wall when you finish the class. 

NOTE: Price includes class materials: a simple 14” x 18" pin-frame loom and use of weaving materials. Students are welcome to bring their own selections of yarn, fabric, ribbon string, or other materials for weaving into their project.

Workshop: Dye Transfer Silk Scarf  

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

October 21
November 18

February 10
March 24

Using a simple dye transfer method, students in this class will transform and ordinary piece of silk into and extraordinary scarf, for daily use or a decorative touch. During the session, students will learn the process of designing, and dying the scarves through the dye transfer process. The instructor will also demonstrate, how students can finish their scarves at home with their choice of beads, fringe, fabric markers, etc.. the opportunities are endless!

NOTE: Price includes class materials: a single 35” square or 14” by 72” silk scarf.

Felt Beading

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

November 4

February 24

Students will discover how to make small felted beads using a combination of wool, silk and other miscellaneous materials. Each participant will have a wide selection of materials to choose from and should be able to make approximately 9 beads to take home for their own jewelry making project. Tips and examples will be shown on how to further embellish their beads and finish a small jewelry project.

NOTE: Price includes materials for class plus a starter take-home 'stash'

Workshop: Fuzzy Felted Vessel

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Fridays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm  
Member: $75 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $90 per session (materials included)

October 28
December 16

February 17
March 31

Discover the magic of the wet feltmaking process by creating a small decorative bowl/vessel ready to take home in one short class!

NOTE: Price includes materials to complete one project in class

 

Printmaking: Introduction to Printmaking    

Lindy Edwards
(beginner – intermediate)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $150 (5-class series | materials included)
Non-member: $190 (5-class series | materials included)

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12

Explore the basic concepts and practice of etching through drypoint technique and other direct simple printmaking processes.  Contemporary materials, tools, and non-toxic environmentally safe practical applications will be used to create prints as traditional as Rembrandt or as interpretive as the imagination allows.  A variety of approaches and techniques will be explored.  Be prepared to learn new skills and refine and focus those previously achieved through the medium of Print.  The endlessly versatile process of making prints will uncork a world of visual possibilities.

Printmaking: Greeting Cards  

Lindy Edwards
(beginner - intermediate)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $60 (2-session workshop | materials included)
Non-member: $75 (2-session workshop | materials included)

October 5 and 12
November 9 and 16

January 11 and 18
March 1 and 8

Learn or refine the art of relief printing in this two day workshop.  Relief prints will be created on linoleum blocks and made into handcrafted greeting cards.  Variations in techniques and materials will be utilized to customize and personalize these creations.  Multiple printings will allow each student to create cards that are a unique expression of their own one-of-a-kind imprint. Artists have frequently made their own greeting cards.  It is a time honored practice.  Be part of that free-spirited rich tradition.

 

 

Memoir and Creative Writing: An Introduction  

Englewood Authors
(beginner – intermediate)
FREE | $5 Suggested Donation
1st Tuesday only, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: October 2016 – March 2017

Note: Please RSVP to 941.474.5548 one week prior to the class.

Each session will demonstrate a different element of creative writing.  Classes will also include simple tips for time saving and frustration free computer techniques to incorporate into your writing process.

Writing Your Memoir

Ed Ellis
(beginner - intermediate)
Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Member: $70 (4-class series)
Non-member: $90 (4-class series)

October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 10, 17; December 1, 8

January 19, 26; February 2, 9
March 2, 9, 16, 23

Tell your story with a compelling voice by learning narrative techniques specific to memoirs.  Students will be introduced to the craft elements of the genre as they take a journey of self-discovery.  Emphasis will be on focusing your life story, organizing your experiences, developing your character, and conveying action, conflict, and place.

 

 

Memory Wire Bracelet Workshop 

Stephanie Flis
(beginner)
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $35 per session
Non-member: $50 per session

Learn to create a beautiful designer memory wire bracelet in your own style. Using beads for embellishment, you will come away with a one of a kind piece of wearable art.

October 15
December 17

February 18
April 29

 

 

Kids Classes - Ages 8-12

Stephanie Flis
(beginner – intermediate)
2nd Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
$15 per session

September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8

Join the fun and explore a new medium/technique every second Saturday. Students will create one of a kind work of art in each class. Past projects have included plein air painting, printmaking, clay tiles, portraiture, recycled object sculpture and so much more. Materials for studio projects are included or students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own materials if it’s their preference.  

Youth classes – Ages 13-17

Christine Broyles
(beginner – intermediate)
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
$20 per session

September 10, September 24
October 15, October 22
November 5, November 12
December 10

January 14, January 21
February 4, February 18
March 4, March 25
April 8, April 22
May 6, May 27

Are you a young artist who is looking for a creative outlet, serious about elevating and/or expanding their skills in fine art media? Join Ms. Broyles to make projects such as creating your own sketchbooks, pop art portraits inspired by Andy Warhol, clay, sculptures, zentangles, and more. Classes will focus on a variety of techniques and materials, including drawing, painting and large scale project work. Materials for studio projects are included or students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own materials if it’s their preference.

 

 

Figure Drawing Open Studio

Practice sketching with a live figure model.
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm | October 2016 – April 2017
Non-members: $15 per session or $80 for a 6-session punch card (includes model fee)
Members: $12 Member or a 6-session punch card for $65 (includes model fee)

There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.
Space is limited to the first 20 students and studio seating is first come, first served.

2- D Open Studio | Members Only

$4 per studio session or $20 for a 6-session punch card
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (drawing and water based media only), Burke Studio
Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (all 2D media welcome), Cunningham Studio

Open Critique for Painting and Drawing

$8 per session
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Loranger Gallery | September 2016 – April 2017
There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

$15 per studio session or $75 for a 6-session punch card
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

In order to ensure adherence of Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures, Pottery Open Studio is open to students who are presently taking ceramics class(es) at EAC.

Skilled Ceramics  Open Studio | Members only*

Participants may use the pottery studio during business hours when classes are not in session or previously assigned to/reserved by instructors.
*must be certified through Pottery Studio Mastery Certification workshop

September – December 2016: $600 enrolled students | $675 members (not enrolled in class)
January – April 2017: $750 enrolled students | $850 members (not enrolled in class)  

Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in studio project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Participants must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures. Rates cannot be prorated for shorter terms.

 

Englewood Art Center is partnering with the Continuing Studies and Special Programs (CSSP) of Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) to offer classes that fulfill requirements for CSSP’s Certificate Program.  This course of study provides those students who are looking for a way to enhance or upgrade their skills and to obtain personal growth in the visual arts with an opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest on a part-time basis.  EAC will be offering classes geared toward fulfilling many of the requirements for Certificates in General Studies in Fine Arts (F), General Studies in Photography (P), and Digital Graphics (G).

Each Certificate Program course of study includes required classes and elective classes.  Required classes provide a skills base for the area of study and should be taken in sequence when possible, but students should also be aware that some required courses may only be offered once a year and that their course of study may require attending some classes on RCAD’s Sarasota campus.

Elective classes provide the opportunity to enhance skills and/or broaden experience in a discipline.  Students must adhere to Certificate Program course of study requirements.  Certificate study can be completed in as few as two years and must be completed within a maximum of four years.  The Certificate Programs have an open admission policy and do not require a portfolio; however each candidate must complete an application form and write a 100-word goal description of their reasoning for taking the Certificate. Once the application is approved and the student is accepted, students will choose classes that will count toward their Certificate. Each Certificate course requires a $25 administrative fee in addition to the course fee. Students must obtain satisfactory progress in each class in order to apply it toward their Certificate.

Refunds will only be provided if student cancellations are received within 10 business days of the first class. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the card. Payments made by cash or check, will be refunded by check, and may take up to 30 days to process. If EAC cancels a class, registered students will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be provided.

 

 


 

Mike Alderman graduated with a BFA from New Hampshire College and went on to be a sports photographer in New England. He moved to Florida to be closer to family and started one of his own. Mike now shares a portrait photography business with his wife. Their goal is to capture the beauty, love, life and enthusiasm of people through their vision to create unique special moments frozen in time.

Johan Bjurman is classically trained several painting disciplines. He established Bjurman Studio specializing in commercial artwork, including several significant and nationally recognizable projects, such as, designing and painting 7 trompe l’oeil lunettes of Mozart’s operas which are installed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Now retired, Johan spends his time in Rhode Island and Florida where he practices plein air landscape painting and exhibits his work widely.

Robert Broyles is an award-winning, published watercolor artist, illustrator, teacher, and co-author of Art Across the Curriculum. He earned his BA with honors in Fine Art and Art Education, from the University of South Florida.  In his paintings, Robert strives to use rich, sumptuous and colorful images, to help raise awareness of the beauty of the fragile world we inhabit. His work has been exhibited throughout Southwest Florida.

Christine Broyles is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a major in Fine Arts and Art Education and a minor in Science, grades 5-9. She has been for more than 30 years in the Charlotte County Public Schools. Chris is only original faculty member of the L.A. Ainger Middle School still teaching there today. Chris is a an artist in her own right, working in many art medias, including ceramics, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, photography, sculpture, mixed media and stained glass.

Lindy Edwards retired from teaching studio classes including drawing, design, and printmaking at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University in May of 2014.  Previously, Edwards was a children’s book illustrator, illustrating many trade and textbooks, in addition to stories for Cricket and Ladybug magazines. She holds a BFA degree from Syracuse University and MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her personal efforts focus on works-on-paper in printmaking, drawing, and mixed-media artwork.

Ed Ellis is a retired consultant and businessman and a writing instructor at the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design.  He is a founding member of the Englewood Authors Association, the former President of the Suncoast Writers Guild, and a member of the Florida Writers Association.  

Stephanie Flis earned her BFA from Ringling College of Art + Design in 2006. Four years later, she went back to school and is certified in teaching for Art K-12, Elementary Education K-6 and Exceptional Student Education K-12. She grew up on Anna Maria Island and has lived in Florida all her life, which is why much of her own art practice is inspired by the coast.

Paul Frehe is a renowned sculptor whose clay works range from whimsical figures to social and political musings.  His current work explores themes on freedom and conformity, pleasure and responsibility, and human connection to the natural world.  Frehe studied and practiced art in California before moving to Ashville, North Carolina in 1994.

Pat Kelly has been a practicing ceramicist for over three decades.  She holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied with Franz Wildenhain and Jim Seacrest of RIT’s School for American Crafts.  Her elegant, functional pieces have been sold at Dean and Deluca, Tiffany & Co., and at various craft and kitchen stores throughout the United States.

Mary Lundeberg is a nature photographer and writer who celebrates the natural world through her art. Her photographs have been exhibited in juried art galleries in several states, and published in books, calendars, and newspapers.  She has won awards from state, national and international associations. Before moving to Florida, she taught at the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State.

Megan Magil is a midwestern girl who graduated from Columbia University in Chicago where she excelled at photojournalism and commercial work. She now lives in Florida, is a busy mother of two young boys, and shares a portrait photography business with her husband. Their goal is to capture the beauty, love, life and enthusiasm of people through their  vision to create unique special moments frozen in time.

Gary Maria has been a professional artist and instructor for forty years. He holds a BFA from Kutztown University, and also attended the School of Visual Arts, NYU and the Art Students League of New York.  He also studied with artists Ted Seth Jacobs, David Leffel, and John Howard Sanden. Portrait and figure painting led to a career in paperback book jacket illustration. Striving for accurate characterization and craftsmanship, his portrait and figure work aspires to the traditions of nineteenth century academic realism.

Maggie McClellan is an accomplished painter who exhibits her work nationally and abroad.  She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, and the Miami Watercolor Society.  Maggie has authored successful teaching programs across the United States, in the Caribbean, and abroad.  She is the author of the popular book, The Artist’s Express – Secrets of the Obedient Brush.

Don Melander creates delicate, realistic landscape works in pencils and watercolors.  He has been a practicing artist for more than thirty years, and has studied with internationally renowned artists Tony Couch, Robert Wade, and Cheng-Khee Chee.  He is a member of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society, the Arrowhead Art Club, the Englewood Art Center, and the Punta Gorda Visual Art Center.  Don’s work is exhibited throughout Southwest Florida and his hometown of Duluth, MN.

Marianne Vogel is a fiber artist and retired advertising executive.  Marianne earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art and has formal training in both fiber arts and graphic design.  Marianne’s intricate art includes weaving and felt work, and reflects a fascination with repeated patterns and texture combinations.  She believes happiness is directly tied to the creative process, and brings this playful philosophy to the classroom.

 

Other Learning Opportunities

 

How to Register

 

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In Person
Bring a completed registration form and payment to the Englewood Art Center during our regular business hours, Tues 9am-9pm and Wed-Sat 9am-4pm

 

By Phone
Call 941.474.5548, Tues 9am-9pm and Wed-Sat 9am-4pm. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments by phone. Please have your credit card number ready when calling and be able to provide your billing address and the security access code on the back of the card.

 

By Mail
Complete the registration form and send it along with your payment to:
Englewood Art Center | 350 S. McCall Road | Englewood, FL 34223

ALWAYS request a supply list when registering for a class or workshop. Full tuition must be paid upon registration.

 

Download a printable registration form (PDF)

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $10 service fee) for tuition paid if requested at least 10 business days prior to the beginning of a class or workshop. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the card used when purchasing the class. Payments made by cash or check will be refunded by check and may take up to 30 days to process. Refund requests can also be processed in the form of an EAC gift card to be used for future class fees.

No refund will be given if the cancellation is less than the noted period of time prior to the start of the class/workshop unless a wait-listed student can fill the vacated space. In this case a refund will be issued less a $10 service fee.

If Englewood Art Center cancels a class/workshop, registered students will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be provided.

 

 

Events & Exhibitions



EAC Chalk FEST @ Pioneer Days
Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 8 am – 2 pm
Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL

Pop-Up Exhibition Series: Dearborn Street Farmers Market
Sketching and painting demonstrations and EAC member and student artwork will be on display.
Monthly appearance, October 2016 – April 2017, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

BUS TOUR
Ringling College Willis Smith Gallery | Ringling Museum
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Plein Air Painting  @ the Hermitage Artist Retreat
Manasota Key, FL
Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Exhibition of Paintings @ Palm House: November 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5 – 7 pm

Fall Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations.  Fun for all ages!
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations.  Fun for all ages!
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm

 

BITES & BYTES: Brown Bag Lunch and Technology Mini-Workshop Series 

Enjoy your bagged lunch from home and we’ll provide the treats as you learn insider tips for creative ways to use popular digital devices and social media platforms.
Third Friday of the month, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | October – March only
Non-members: $12 per session |Members: $ 10 per session
Limited seating available, RSVP to 941-474-5547

2016
October 21 | Smart Phone Photography: tips and tricks for photographing with your phone
November 18 | Facebook: tips for sharing your artwork and other information with family and friends
December 16 | Instagram: Understanding Instagram, the photo based social network

2017
January 20 | Smart Phone Photography: tips and tricks for photographing with your phone
February 17 | Facebook: tips for sharing your artwork and other information with family and friends
March 17 | | Instagram: Understanding Instagram, the photo based social network

 

 

Talking Creativity | Artist Talk
October 15, 2016 | Athena Robles

Talking Creativity | Artist Talk
February 2017 | Clyde Butcher*
*ticketed event, seating is limited, see front desk for details

 

Community Events

Wings, Wheels & Keels
Model Crafters Club
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information, contact Randy Whiteacre, President – 941.627.3880

Suncoast Writers Guild
Poetry Pod
Meets 2nd Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information, contact suncoastwriters@gmail.com

 

Illuminations | Mark Anderson
Glass Sculpture
Tuesday, September 6 – Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Reception: Saturday, Septmber 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Fight and Flight | Athena Robles
Multi-media Installation
Saturday, October 15 – Saturday, December 10, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Nature, Places of Spiritual Sanctuary | Clyde Butcher
Photography
Saturday, January 7 – Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Reception: February 4, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

ARTIST TBD
Media
Tuesday, March 14 – Thursday, May 4, 2017
Reception: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

ANYTHING GOES
Just as the title suggested, even student copied work (as long as it is properly credited) in any media!
Receiving: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, September 13 – Friday, October 7, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

ABSTRACT
Features abstract art in various media
Receiving: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, November 10, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Abstract Exhibition Flyer

FLORIDA SUNCOAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Features water media paintings by members of the FSWS
Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, December 15, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

CALLING ENGLEWOOD….
Exhibition of artwork specifically created for the show, each piece inspired by the previous in sequence
Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

BEACHES, BACKROADS AND THE BAY
Showcases art work artwork that reflects the local environment and gives the Gulf Coast its unique identity.
Receiving: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, January 31 – Friday, March 10, 2017
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

SPORTS AND LEISURE | POETS + PAINTERS
Exhibition of artwork that represents the outdoor events, contests and pastimes that keep residents of the Gulf Coast active and entertained. It will also feature artwork-inspired poetry written by local poets and members of the Suncoast Writers Guild Poetry Pod.
Receiving: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, March 14 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Reception: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

21st Annual Youth Art Exhibition
Features artwork from local elementary, middle and high schools
Tuesday, April 25 – Thursday, May 4, 2017
Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dawn Marie Lee | May 17 – June 30, 2016
On the Inside | Mixed Media
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2pm – 4pm
 

UP NEXT IN THE MANGROVE GALLERY: 

Jenna Saulo
Portraits    
Tuesday, September 6 – Thursday, October 6, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Gina Battle
Abstract Painting
Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, November 10, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Lees Klemm
Landscape Painting
Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, December 15, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper
Painting
Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 26, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Englewood Camera Club
Photography
Tuesday, January 31 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Anastasia Khabirova
Large format paintings
Tuesday, March 14 – Thursday, April 20, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Student Artwork from the 2016 – 2017 Season
Mixed - media
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 25 – Friday, May 5, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Judy Paris
Painting
Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, October 7, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Ginger Hamilton
Abstract Painting
Tuesday, October 11 – Friday, November 11, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Barbara Wesling
Painting
Tuesday, November 15 – Friday, December 16, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Daniel Nickles
Ceramics
Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Members of the Englewood Camera Club
Photography
Tuesday, January 31 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Jeff Ellis
Carving/Sculpture
Tuesday, Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Youth Student Artwork from the 2016 – 2017 Season
Mixed - media
Receiving: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 25 – Friday, May 5, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

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Your membership in Englewood Art Center helps underwrite and support all of our programming.  Members receive discounts on classes, workshops, exhibition entry fees, and special events. In addition, Members can check out books from our lending library, show work in our Member Gallery, and participate in our Open Studio programs.

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We depend on our friends and neighbors' support in our quality programming. We can't do it without your help. Your donation will support creativity, culture and community as we build together a preeiminent, cultural institution. 

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Our volunteers help the Englewood Art Center promote knowledge, appreciation and development of visual arts in Englewood & surrounding communities. 

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Plein Air Painting Pop-Up Exhibition at the Englewood Farmer's Market (1 artist per week):Englewood Farmer's Market and RC | EAC are teaming up this season to bring art outside for our season's theme of Celebrating Florida Landscape. If you are interested in exhibiting your work in our pop-up exhibition space on a (single) Thursday, between December 4 - February 26 (excluding December 25 and January 1) please click here for contact and requirement information.

Represent EAC at area events (6 to 8 person team): EAC is often asked to participate in community events (such as pioneer days, ArtSensation and others) but we need more than just the small staff to be able to participate.  Volunteers on this team will pass out the schedule and talk to the general public about the Art Center to encourage participation in our classes/workshops, exhibitions and events.

Assist with receptions and events (4 to 6 people):  Events and receptions bring lots of new faces to EAC and sometimes the staff cannot get to every person, so we need assistance with greeting visitors, giving tours and keeping the refreshments fresh.  

Library (2 people):  We have 3 great librarians, but as the Library is used more frequently for meetings and small classes (for example Poetry) we need additional volunteers to help keep the space and the shelves orderly and accurate.

Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery (2 people): We have a great system for the Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery shows, but we can always use some extra sets of hands and guidance, particularly for people who are entering an EAC show for the first time. 

Writing articles for newsletter and collecting print materials about the Art Center (2 to 4 people): When we hear news about our members, instructors and artists, we like to include it in the newsletter.  We’re looking for people to write short news articles about the people of EAC.  In addition, if there are ever print articles about EAC or our constituents, we’re looking for help collecting and organizing that information.

Jurors and Judges for Loranger exhibitions (1 or 2 people):  We like to keep the judging pool diverse, so we’d love to have a person or two to help recruit and coordinate the judges for these shows.  We can often use Ringling College faculty as judges, but of course want to keep local qualified judges involved. 

Open Studio Monitors (2 to 4 people): we can use help with open studios on Friday mornings; the Tuesday afternoon Pottery open studio (and a back-up monitor for Thursday mornings); and a studio monitor for the Digital Studio.  
 

 

 

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