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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350 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223

The 2015-2016 50 Shades of Green season is sponsored in part by:




What's New?


Summer Classes for Adults and Youth

The summer schedule is now available on this site and in print, so swing by and pick up a copy, or two. Watercolor painting, Oil & Acrylic painting, drawing, and ceramics.

We are also offering Youth Classes, Wednesdays are Creative Kids weekly projects for ages 8-12 and select Saturdays are Artistic Youth projects for ages 13-17. Youth ages 13-17 are welcome to register for any of our listed Adult classes as well! All of our classes can be viewed below under the “Classes & Workshops” section. For more information on classes or to register, please stop by the front desk or call 941.474.5548.

Exclusive Summer Workshops

EAC is pleased to present two exclusive summer workshops with Suncoast Watercolor Society Master Signature Watercolorist, Gary Morgan. In these workshops, students will receive instruction on the elements and techniques required to complete a painting, with subject matter provided by Gary.
Space is limited so be sure to call or stop by the front desk to register!

Workshop 1: Orchids | Saturday, June 4, 2016
Workshop 2: Bougainvillea | Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:30am -2:30pm, $50 each workshop*

*A portion of the proceeds from the watercolor workshops will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association

More info here

Call to Artists

Summer + Fall 2016 Project = Winter 2017 Exhibition
Calling Englewood…

In January 2017, EAC will mount an exhibition in the Loranger Gallery entitled Calling Englewood… The exhibition will be a collection of artwork that has been created through the summer and fall by participating artists. Similar to the process of the nostalgic game of Telephone, the first artist in each thread will create an artwork based on a photograph provided by EAC. Once the first artwork is created, the next artist will create an artwork inspired by the preceding artwork, but will not see the original photograph. For more information and to register for this unique exhibition, call or stop by the front desk.

Spaces are limited! The first photographs will be released May 31, 2016.



Classes & Workshops

Check our calendar for events and programs




Color Theory

Instructor: Maggie McClellan
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

May 3, 10, 17, 24
July 5, 12, 19, 26

Composition and Design

Instructor: Maggie McClellan
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

June 7, 14, 21, 28

Handbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Pat Kelly
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series), $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series), $50 (single session)

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5

Pottery Studio Mastery Certification

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Member: $60 per workshop session
Non-member: $75 per workshop session

April 26

Creative Kids (ages 8 – 12)

Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am
$15 per session (includes materials)
Projects vary weekly

June 4 – August 4

Artistic Youth (ages 13 – 17)

Saturday, 1 – 3:30 pm"
$20 per session (includes materials)
Projects vary each session

Sessions: June 11, 25; July 16, 23

Pencil Drawing – Landscapes

Instructor: Don Melander
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

April 29; May 6, 13, 20


Pen & Ink     

Instructor: Don Melander
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

April 29; May 6, 13, 20


Drawing I | Fundamentals

Instructor: Maggie McClellan
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

June 9, 16, 23, 30

Drawing II | Intermediate Techniques

Instructor: Maggie McClellan
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Drawing III | Advanced Skills

Instructor: Maggie McClellan
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series),  $35 (single session)

April 21, 28; May 5, 12

Introduction to Portraits

Instructor: Maggie McClellan

Thursdays, 1 -4 pm
Member: $175 (6-class series), $35 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (6-class series), $40 (single session)

June 9, 16, 23, 30: July 7, 14

Figure Drawing

Instructor: Maggie McClellan

Thursdays, 1 -4 pm
Member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)
Non-member: $165 (6-class series), $40 (single session)

April 28; May 5, 12, 19



Watercolor Simply

Instructor: Don Melander 

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Member: $180 (4-class series), $50 (single session)
Non-Member: $225 (4-class series), $60 (single session)

April 27; May 4, 11, 18

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Robert Broyles

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22
June 29; July 13*, 20, 27

*please note: dates not consecutive

Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Robert Broyles 

Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22
June 29; July 13*, 20, 27

*please note: dates not consecutive

Oil & Acrylic Painting        

Instructor: Maggie McClellan         

(beginner - advanced) 
Tuesdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series), $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series), $35 (single session)

May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26


Orchids | Watercolor         

Instructor: Gary Morgan
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:30 am – 2:30 pm


Sunrise, Sunset | Watercolor

Instructor: Gary Morgan*   
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

*a portion of the proceeds from the watercolor workshops with Gary Morgan will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.



2- D Open Studio | Members Only

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

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

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

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 only*

*must be a member of EAC and certified through Pottery Studio Mastery Certification workshop

Participants may use the pottery studio during business hours when classes are not in session or previously assigned to/reserved by instructors or administration.

May – July 2016: $500 enrolled students
$575 members (not enrolled in class)
Monthly: $200 enrolled students
$225 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 adjusted for shorter terms.




Wayman Brown

Wayman Brown is an accomplished artist whose facility spans the mediums. His drawings, paintings, and sculptures have been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Wayman has received numerous awards and scholarships for his commercial and studio work. His pieces are included in several corporate, private, and museum collections. 

Classes: Colored Pencil, Figure Drawing, Perspective Drawing


Robert Broyles

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.

Classes: Watercolor: Bring it Back to Basics, Watercolor: Step-by-Step


Walter Burden

Walter Burden is a well-known, accomplished Canadian freelance illustrator. For more than 30 years, he enjoyed a successful career in commercial art, working for major international advertising agencies and providing artwork for leading corporations including: IBM, General Electric and Procter and Gamble. Walter moved from Canada to the United States in 1998 and now resides in Venice, Florida where he takes pleasure in painting Florida landscapes and wildlife.

Classes: Watercolor | Acrylic Painting


Nancy Colby

Nancy Colby is a Floridian artist that is inspired by the love of animals and expresses that love into her paintings. As a supporter of many animal rescue groups and with six cats of her own, Nancy emphasizes on paintings cats, but she also paints dogs, birds, and many other animals - including fantasy animals! She is a two-term Past President of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and is a member of the International Society of Feline Artists. 

Classes: Fur and Feather Portraits


Lindy Edwards

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.

Classes: Printmaking: Introduction to Printmaking, Printmaking: Greeting Cards


Ed Ellis

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.  

Classes: Writing Your Memoir


Josephina Espinosa

Josephina Espinosa comes from an artistic heritage in Colombia, receiving her BA from the School of Bellas Artes. After moving to the US, her interest in glass as an artistic medium came from the mostly bright colors that relate to the tropical environment from her native land. Always taking forms from nature, bright colors and letting the subconscious  mind lead the way are the ways fusion glass give life to Josephina's endless creativity. Her works have been exhibited in Southwest Florida and in private collections all over the world. 

Classes: Fused Glass Art Workshop


Paul Frehe

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.

Classes: Fun with Ceramics


Erica Groff

Erica Groff is a ceramicist and fine art sculptor. She enjoys teaching creative classes to people of all ages. Erica received her BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Education from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2002. 

Classes: Explore Ceramics: An Introduction to Working with Clay, Ceramic Luminary Workshop


Bonnie Hammer

Bonnie Hammer has been a professional designer, director, and production manager for over two decades. She has taught design for the past twelve years. Bonnie holds an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Classes: Photoshop Elements 12, Photoshop CS6 I, Adobe Illustrator


Pat Kelly

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.

Classes: CeramicsHandbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing, Wheel Throwing, Sculptural Forms in Ceramics, Glazing: Beyond the Dip and Pour (Master Class), Decorating with Underglazes (Master Class)


Mary Lundeberg

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.

Classes: Digital Photography, Photographing the Suncoast: 1/2 Day Trips


Maggie McClellan

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.

Classes: Drawing I | Fundamentals, Drawing II | Intermediate Techniques, Drawing III | Advanced Skills, Introduction to Portraits, Figure Drawing, Oil & Acrylic Painting


Don Melander

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.

Classes: Pencil Drawing - Landscapes, Pen & Ink, Watercolor Simply


Marianne Vogel

Marianne Vogel is a fiber artist and retired advertising executive. She 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.  he believes happiness is directly tied to the creative process, and brings this playful philosophy to the classroom.

Classes: Free Style Weaving, Workshop: Dye Transfer Silk Scarf, Introduction to Felt Making, Workshop: Fuzzy Felted Vessel

Other Learning Opportunities


How to Register


Register now

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

Fall Open House

Check back soon for date and time.


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, 12:30pm - 2:30pm | October - March only
Non-members: $12 per session | Members: $10 per session
Limited seating available, RSVP to 941-474-5548

January 15 | Introduction to the iPad: getting the most out of our iPad when you're on the go
February 19 | Smart Phone Photography: tips and tricks for photographing with your phone
March 18 | Facebook: tips for sharing your artwork and other information with family and friends


Talking Creativity | Artist Talks

November 2015 | SARTQ
January 2016 | Cynthia Mason
February 2016 | Jane Fine

Community Events

Wings, Wheels & Keels Model Crafters Club
Meeting Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm
For more information, contact Randy Whiteacre, President - 941.627.3880
Click here to view the WWK Model Crafters Club flyer



Suncoast Writers Guild Poetry Pod
2nd Friday from 10 am – 12 pm
For more information, contact info@suncoastwriters.com


Gary Morgan | May 17 – June 22, 2016
A Slow Fade, An Artist’s Interpretation | Mixed Media
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2pm – 4pm



Down to the Sea | May 17 – June 30, 2016
Exhibition of artwork that reflects the beauty and majesty of the ocean and surrounding areas.
Receiving: Saturday, May 14, 2016 9am – 12pm
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2pm – 4pm


Calling Englewood… | Fall 2016 Project, Winter 2017 Exhibition

Calling Englewood… will be an exhibition of art work in January 2017, created through the summer and fall 2016 by participating artists. Like the game of Telephone, the first artist in each thread will create an artwork based on a photograph provided by EAC. The next artist will create an artwork inspired only by the preceding artwork in the series. Each subsequent participant will create an art work inspired only by the preceding art work. The artwork will be hung in sequence in the exhibition. Space is limited.

For more information, stop by EAC or give us a call. The photos will be released to the first artist for the series on May 31, so sign up early!


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



Stephanie Flis, RCAD Alumn | May 17 – June 30
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2pm – 4pm




If you're a member of the Englewood Art Center and are interested in showing your work in the Members Gallery during the 2016-2017 season please email a description of the work you would like to show and a photograph to eac@ringling.edu by Friday, June 17, 2016. 

Artists must have 8-10 artworks framed and ready to hang in accordance with the EAC gallery policies and at least one full season must have passed since the last time your work was exhibited in the Members Gallery.



Show Your Support


Become a Member

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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Make a Donation

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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