Continuing Studies & Special Programs


Continuing Studies 
& Special Programs

Students of all ages and skill levels explore creative and cultural interests in non-credit art and design classes, workshops, lectures and certifiate programs. Experiment with new methods such as laser cutting and 3D digital modeling or refresh existing skills to inspre your artistic pracice. Enjoy the inspiration and camaraderie of these shared learning experienices while you develop your creativity and critical thinking.

MISSION        

Continuing Studies and Special Programs promotes visual arts by providing educational and professional development opportunities for multigenerational audiences, and supports the academic mission of the College by developing innovative programming to serve current and future students, the public, and professionals from multiple fields.

Classes for the Community

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Ringling College of Art and Design
Continuing Studies & Special Programs
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
941.955.8866

cssp@ringling.edu
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Classes and Workshops for the Community

EXPLORE  |  CREATE  |  DISCOVER

Beginners to professionals, as well as middle and high school students will findBeginners to professionals, as well as middle and high school students will find opportunities for creative growth where practical skills, critical thinking and essential art and design concepts are emphasized. Learn from award-winning working artists, designers, and instructors in digital and traditional arts for an array of creative industries.

Class times range from one day workshops to semester-long classes. Review our program listings to find a comprehensive list of options offered seasonally throughout the year.

Submit a Payment      Register now for Fall Classes      Register now for Winter/Spring Classes

 

Fall art classes run from September 28 through December 17, with class starts through November 30th. Register ONLINE or call 941-955-8866.

Our curriculum includes:

  • BOOK ARTS
  • BUSINESS IN ART + DESIGN 
  • DESIGN
  • DIGITAL ARTS
  • DRAWING
  • INTERIOR CONCEPTS
  • PAINTING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PRINTMAKING
  • SCULPTURE
  • WATERCOLOR
     

Review our Fall Art 2016 Course Catalog

JUST ADDED – a second session of Zen and the Art of Welding with Pamela Olin
F16SC280B; Sat/Sun/Sat; December 3, 4, & 10; 9 AM-2 PM; $265 

Register Online or by phone at 941-955-8866.

EXPLORE - CREATE - DISCOVER  

WINTER/SPRING COURSE LISTINGS (pdf)      List of Classes by Start Date (pdf)      WINTER/SPRING ONLINE REGISTRATION  

Classes run January 7 through May 4, with starts through April 4, 2017, and are open to Adults and High School students including options for Middle Students.

Featuring SPRING ART WEEK 2017 (March 4-12.) On campus workshops with emerging and notable Visiting Artists including Charles Reid, Glenn Vilppu, Philippe Faraut, Sean Colson, James Sulkowski, Ric Standridge and Elena De La Ville.

VARTH365     The History of Modern Architecture; Jan 12-May 4; Th/12:30-3:15 PM, $235
Christopher Wilson
                                                                     
11 sessions, 19.25 hours  
“History of Modern Architecture” aims to introduce students to the technological, aesthetic, political and social forces that have shaped the way our built environment looks today.  It will attempt to answer the question “Why do buildings today look so much different than ones built 100 years ago?”  At the same time, the course will attempt to define the word “modern” and understand the process of “modernization.” Special emphasis is also placed on such themes as technology, nationalism, and identity in relation to their impact on the built environment and the relationship between architecture and its cultural and human contexts.  This course is a BFA degree-program fee-based audit: member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

DR115       Drawing for Animation, Jan 14-Feb 18, Sa/10 AM-12:30 PM, $195
Tammy Zeitler 
6 sessions, 15 hours
Explore drawing techniques involved in the design and production of artwork for animation. Students are introduced to the animator's process of gesture drawing and quick sketch, as well as creating volume, and depth to capture action and attitude within a single pose. The importance of drawing for weight, force, thought, emotion and movement will be stressed as they relate to the animation industry. (Open to Middle School students.)
 

AN110       Animation Using After Affects,  Feb 25-Apr 1, Sa/10 AM-12:30 PM, $195
Tammy Zeitler                                                                                                  
6 sessions, 15 hours
This course will explore of the fundamental principles of motion design through exercises exploring idea generating, design, composition, digital media, and creative problem solving. With an emphasis is on movement, metamorphosis, and transition, students learn time and rhythm, pace and editing through sequential design using both traditional and digital media. (Open to Middle School students.)

BK105      Intro to Book Forms, Jan 23-Feb 20, M/5-8 PM, $195
Bridget Elmer 
5 sessions, 15 hours
Explore the book as an art form. Participants in this workshop will strengthen both craft and concept as they create a series of book forms and binding structures, which will be demonstrated throughout the class. Beginning with one-sheet books and the pamphlet stitch, students will move on to explore accordion forms and a variety of multi-section structures. Throughout the class, harmony between form and concept will be stressed. All skill levels welcome.

LTP150      Letterpress,  Jan 29-Feb 26, Su/11 AM-5 PM, $295
Kaitlin Crockett      

5 sessions, 30 hours
Celebrate the elegance and craftsmanship of letterpress printing as you learn the foundations of this centuries-old art form. Using our extensive collection of vintage type and antique metal engravings, students in this workshop will be introduced to the basics of hand setting type, makeready, and printing on the letterpress. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

BK115       Print + Form: Bringing the Book Together,  Mar 6-10, M-F/10 AM-4 PM, $295
Polly Johnson

5 sessions, 30 hours
Experience the power of designing, printing, and binding a book by hand. Participants in this workshop will strengthen their letterpress printing and book binding skills while learning to comprehensively approach the book as an art form. Through the collaborative creation of a limited edition artist's book, students will engage the fundamentals of book design, including page layout, typography, sequence and pacing, and the interplay between text and image. Successful completion of Intro to Book Forms or Letterpress is a prerequisite for this course. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

AS230        Marketing, Media & Strategy, Mar 18-Apr 15, Sa/9:30 AM-2:30 PM, $295
Lindsey Nickel De La-O

5 sessions, 25 hours
Effectively promoting your work can be as challenging and creative as making the work itself. We will identify marketing tools, and learn how to apply them in practical ways to advance the success of your business. The development of strategic messaging, consistent marketing materials, and online and social communication with your consumers will be covered. Simple tactics for promoting your work online through websites, blogs, social media, and PR will expand your work's marketing potential.

ASW405    Social Media for Business, March 7-21, Tu/3-6 PM, $125 
Bonnie Hammer  
3 sessions, 9 hours
Social media is now a mandatory part of your business web presence. This is the golden age of accountability. Do you want to be incognito? Or do you want your company and yourself to be easily found and recognized? We will discuss Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, and Constant Contact, and how and where to add your social media icons and SEO to your existing websites. Students will learn how to link all your social media back to each other and back to your websites. Bring your usernames and passwords. 

PT135       A Color Workshop for Artists, Jan 21- 28, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $215
Peter Brown                
2 sessions, 15 hours
Color is one of the most perplexing aspects of the visual arts. How does an artist or designer make sense of such complex information, and then actually use it? Even color books written specifically for artists are extremely heavy on theory, and very light on the actual application in art and design. No wonder so many people are confused!  By using straightforward language, easily understood illustrations, and hands-on exercises, this workshop will explain the logic behind the theory and how it can be directly applied in making artwork. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the applications are discussed at length, so that the student gains a solid knowledge base that provides viable color options. This course compliments painting, pastels, watercolor, photography and more.

CW240      Creative Writing, Feb 7-Mar 28,Tu/4:30-6:30 PM, $195
Richard Dakan  
     
8 sessions, 16 hours
Become a skilled storyteller in this workshop, where we explore one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of communication and expression: telling a tale. This course introduces students to the techniques and conventions of storytelling craft through sample readings, provocative exercises, discussion, and workshop. Creative writing has multiple applications: those seeking to develop memoirs or other written projects, to create digital narratives, or to simply gain mastery in the art of storytelling will emerge from the course with a rich experience of the form. 

DS105       Design Fundamentals, Feb 1-Apr 5, W/6:30-9 PM, $325
Tammy Zeitler    
                                                 
10 sessions, 25 hours
Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students will be introduced to simple Adobe Photoshop techniques to create images that reveal how the basic design elements of line, shape, and composition can be used to find design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage and the combination of all these elements. The emphasis of this course is “understanding” and “using design” to communicate.

CG115       Digital Design, April 1-22, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM,  $395
Marcia Johnson 
                   
4 sessions, 30 hours
Communicate your ideas effectively through design, typography, composition, digital paint, and illustration. Produce logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs and other types of visual statements by applying the basic principles and elements of design to your ideas. Emphasis is placed on concept development, the process of creative problem solving, and the integration of image and message to create meaningful design. Basic Macintosh computer skills required; Some Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator experience is desirable.

CG160       Intro to InDesign,  Mar 6-Apr 10, M/6:30-9 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer    
         
6 sessions, 15 hours
Adobe InDesign is the professional designers’ graphics software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, PDFs and portfolios. This class focuses on building, designing and creating aesthetically pleasing project layouts. Basic computer skills required. Basic Photoshop or Illustrator knowledge is helpful but not required.

CG251       Web Design in WordPress, Mar 7-Apr 11, Tu/6:30-9 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer
    
6 sessions, 15 hours
Today’s websites are a savvy combination of image and blog. WordPress offers a unique, affordable platform to present your ideas and images. Learn how to build the features of a dynamic multi-page website and create apps that will link to your site. This course is indispensable to visual artists and designers in today’s market. Professionally present your digital portfolio and your business for maximum impact with these essential web design tools. Some Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful. Basic computer skills required.

CG212        Laser Cutting: Design Files for Vinyl Cutting, Jan 28-Feb 11, Sa/10 AM-3 PM, $265
Nathan Skiles   
3 sessions, 15 hours
Learn to design art for Laser Cutting and Vinyl Plotters. This course will give you access to the software and hardware necessary to learn the fundamentals of designing art for laser cutters and vinyl plotters and to produce unique works of art. 

DS105       Design Fundamentals,  Feb 1-Apr 5, W/6:30-9 PM, $325
Tammy Zeitler  
10 sessions, 25 hours
Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students will be introduced to simple Adobe Photoshop techniques to create images that reveal how the basic design elements of line, shape, and composition can be used to find design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage and the combination of all these elements. The emphasis of this course is “understanding” and “using design” to communicate.

CG109       Photoshop I, Feb 4-25, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $395 
Marcia Johnson
4 sessions, 30 hours
Learn the industry-standard software for digitally manipulating images.  Demonstrations and lectures introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools of Photoshop.  Interactive, hands-on exercises allow students to transform photographs, graphics and websites, as well as create original artwork.  Basic computer skills required.

CG129       Photoshop II, March 4-25, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM,  $395
Marcia Johnson    
 
4 sessions, 30 hours
This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basics of Adobe Photoshop and want to move to the next level. We will cover more advanced features, such as masking techniques, layer blending, vector tools, complex layer combinations, and 3D effects, and introduce the techniques needed to prepare images for printing and use in a website. Emphasis will focus on creating well-designed, well-executed professional-quality work.  Prerequisite: Photoshop I or equivalent experience.

CG115      Digital Design, April 1-22, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM,  $395
Marcia Johnson       
4 sessions, 30 hours
Communicate your ideas effectively through design, typography, composition, digital paint, and illustration. Produce logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs and other types of visual statements by applying the basic principles and elements of design to your ideas. Emphasis is placed on concept development, the process of creative problem solving, and the integration of image and message to create meaningful design. Basic Macintosh computer skills required; Some Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator experience is desirable.

CG112      Intro to Illustrator, Jan 23-Feb 27, M/6:30-9 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer
                                            
6 sessions, 15 hours
Learn Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard, through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Students are directed step-by-step on how to use the many components of Illustrator. By the end of this course students will use the software as comfortably as they would a pencil. This course compliments Web Design Basics. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals, or equivalent. Basic Mac skills required.

CG160        Intro to InDesign,,  Mar 6-Apr 10, M/6:30-9 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer  
       
6 sessions, 15 hours
Adobe InDesign is the professional designers’ graphics software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, PDFs and portfolios. This class focuses on building, designing and creating aesthetically pleasing project layouts. Basic computer skills required. Basic Photoshop or Illustrator knowledge is helpful but not required.

CG251       Web Design in WordPress, Mar 7-Apr 11, Tu/6:30-9 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer
      
6 sessions, 15 hours
Today’s websites are a savvy combination of image and blog. WordPress offers a unique, affordable platform to present your ideas and images. Learn how to build the features of a dynamic multi-page website and create apps that will link to your site. This course is indispensable to visual artists and designers in today’s market. Professionally present your digital portfolio and your business for maximum impact with these essential web design tools. Some Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful. Basic computer skills required.

CG212        Laser Cutting: Design Files for Vinyl Cutting, Jan 28-Feb 11, Sa/10 AM-3 PM, $265
Nathan Skiles

3 sessions, 15 hours
Learn to design art for Laser Cutting and Vinyl Plotters. This course will give you access to the software and hardware necessary to learn the fundamentals of designing art for laser cutters and vinyl plotters and to produce unique works of art. 

CGW110      Meet the Adobe Suite,  Jan 23-Feb 27, M/3-5:30 PM, $195
Bonnie Hammer   
  
6 sessions, 15 hours
This hands-on workshop provides a foundation in the powerhouse software applications of the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will receive instruction demonstrating invaluable insider tips and techniques along the way.  They will leave with an understanding of how the suite works together, and be able to make informed decisions about which software or combination of programs will best meet their project goals.  This popular workshop fills fast. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required.

CGW115      SketchUp: 3D Digital Modeling, Jan 14, Sa/9 AM-4 PM, $115
Aleksandra Moore
       
1 session, 7 hours
Dive into 3D modeling with ease and speed with the power of Google SketchUp. Its versatility allows for quick 3D sketching and precision final modeling in a fun and intuitive interface. From simple to complex, conceptual to realistic, SketchUp enables designers to create, modify and share 3D models, making project communication a breeze. Experience first-hand why SketchUp has become the 3D software interface preferred by professional designers across fields.  All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required.  (Open to Middle School students.)

DV101       Digital Video Production I,  Jan 21-28, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $195
Joshua Jacobson     
     
2 sessions, 15 hours
This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple story-boarding and concept development, students learn how to apply proper shooting technique through the use of camera operation using video settings. With emphasis on composition, students apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery they will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. A digital camera, iPhone or iPad with a video settings option that is in working condition is required. (Open to Middle School students.)

DV102        Digital Video Production II, Feb 4-11, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $195
Joshua Jacobson    

2 sessions, 15 hours
Further develop your video skills and personal artistic eye though collaborative assignments that build on story-boarding, storytelling, narrative and interviewing. Learn how to begin to create a powerful body of work that reflects your individual style. Apply video and audio effects to enhance your video in post-production with the use of other digital programs that will aid in building your technical savvy. Prerequisite: HDV101, or the equivalent with basic Premier Pro knowledge. (Open to Middle School students.)

IC110        AutoCAD I, Jan 21-Apr 8, Sa/12:45-4:30 PM, $420
Aleksandra Moore    
                         
8 sessions, 30 hours
Transform your ideas into reality faster than ever before with the industry’s standard for exceptional 2D and 3D computer aided design. Through a series of demonstrations and projects, this course provides beginners with a thorough grounding in the tools and applications of AutoCAD software.  AutoCAD terminology combined with interior design vocabulary aid in the learning process. Basic computer skills are required.  

DR100       Drawing Basics, Jan 23-Feb 20, M/10 AM-12:30 PM, $ 95
Joel Tanner 
                   
5 sessions, 12.5 hours
Drawing is easier than you think. Learn how to use your pencil as an extension of your mind. We will begin by learning to draw what you see. You will use dark and light to create dimension, perspective and good composition for the best visual effects. There are no boundaries to what you can create if you can draw: all you need is pencil and paper. You will be drawing by the end of the first class, guaranteed! The instructor will demonstrate techniques in each class and offer each student individual attention to their work along the way. Beginner level.

DR101       Drawing Fundamentals, Feb 6-Mar 27, M/6:30-9:30 PM, $285 
Lori Loveberry George                               
8 sessions, 24 hours
This course introduces the process of observational drawing for the beginning student, and serves as a refresher for the practicing artist. It covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing, with emphasis on measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, value, and composition. Develop your mark making skills as you work to capture still life and landscapes with various media. Group and individual discussion. All skill levels welcome.

DR115       Drawing for Animation,  Jan 14-Feb 18, Sa/10 AM-12:30 PM, $195
Tammy Zeitler  

6 sessions, 15 hours
Explore drawing techniques involved in the design and production of artwork for animation. Students are introduced to the animator's process of gesture drawing and quick sketch, as well as creating volume, and depth to capture action and attitude within a single pose. The importance of drawing for weight, force, thought, emotion and movement will be stressed as they relate to the animation industry. (Open to Middle School Students.)

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

DR125       Zentangle & Animals for Coloring,  Feb 16-Mar 9, Th/9 AM-12N, $135
Julie Burch

4 sessions, 12 hours
Use the pattern art of Zentangle to create and embellish representational images such as characters, faces, and animals. No previous experience with drawing or Zentangle is required. This course will help develop drawing skills and be playfully fun.  All skill levels welcome.

DR126       Zentangle Mandala Series, March 9-12, Th-Su/1-4 PM,  $165
Julie Burch      
                 
4 sessions, 12 hours
In these four sessions you will create a variety of designs based on the Zentangle circular art of Zendalas.
We will create symmetrical, random, pictorial, zen gem, and Zendangly compositions. Tangle patterns and shading will be introduced. This series is suitable for beginners and more experienced. Come and learn the art of Zentangle and see where it can take you.

DR128       Zentangle Mandala Workshop, March 16,  Th/9 AM-12N, $ 45
Julie Burch    
                  
1 session, 3 hours
Make a beautiful circular design filled with patterns Inspired by Zentangle imagery. In this one day session participants will be guided through the creation of patterned mandala images using ink with addition of shading. No previous experience with Zentangle is required. All levels are welcome.

DR130       Mandala Soul Circle, March 18, Sa/1-4 PM, $ 45
Julie Burch                                                  
1 session, 3 hours
The mandala is a Universal image filled with symbolic images and colors. In this class we will consider a variety of mandala images as inspiration. Participants will be guided to create a personally meaningful, mixed media mandala image. Some supplies are included. (Open to Middle School students.)

DR164      Sketchbook Journaling,  Feb 22-Mar 15, W/1-4, $135 
Julie Burch                              
4 sessions, 12 hours
Discover your personal multi-media approach to seeing the world around you through this focused workshop on how to keep a record of your ideas and images. Techniques for drawing, acrylic, writing, photography, and collage will be demonstrated and discussed with many visual examples for inspiration. The class experience will be a mix of working outside on location and creating work in the studio. All skill levels welcome.

DR208       Perspective Drawing Workshop, April 2, Su/10 AM-3 PM, $ 70
Michael White  
                           
1 session, 5 hours
Whether you draw or paint professionally, or doodle just for fun, understanding perspective can solve common compositional problems. In this easy, step-by-step workshop, you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, including: vanishing points and horizon lines, how to make some objects in your drawings look close to the viewer, and how to make others look further away. You will learn ways to add a sense of depth to your drawings and paintings, with and without formal perspective. Beginner and experienced artists are welcome! (Open to Middle School students.)

DRF203     Figure Drawing,  Apr 3-May 1, M/6:30-9:30 PM, $220
Lori Loveberry George   
     
5 sessions, 15 hours
Working from observation of the figure model, students learn proportion, basic anatomy for the artist, composition, mark making, modeling the human form, light and shadow. Various materials such as charcoal, Conté crayon and ink techniques are explored as are a review of sighting and measuring techniques.  Progress is evaluated in group and individual critiques.

VDRW925       Head Drawing & Expression, Mar 6-10, M-F/1:30-5 PM,  $375
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist            
               
5 sessions, 17.5 hours
Learn master artist Glenn Vilppu’s structural approach to head drawing, constructing the head through an understanding of anatomy and planes. Study also includes a focus on clothing and drapery, with both short and long poses. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of expression and drapery, and how to capture them in a quick sketch. Previous drawing experience required. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VDRW920       Traditional Figure Drawing: Anatomy & Construction, Mar 6-10, M-F/9 AM-12:30 PM, $375
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist 
                                                    
5 sessions, 17.5 hours
Study figure anatomy and construction and learn Vilppu’s traditional Renaissance approach to figure drawing, internationally recognized as the Vilppu Method. His simple technique will allow you to understand the construction of the human figure so intimately that you can draw the figure in any position from memory. His methodology is applicable whether your direction is fine art, illustration, computer or traditional animation. Previous drawing experience required. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VDRW940        Week of Figure Drawing, March 6-10, M-F 9 AM-5 PM, $700
Take both VDRW920 and VDRW925 with Glenn Vilppu and SAVE!
Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VDRW930        Outdoor Landscape Sketching & Figure, March 11-12, Sa-Su/9 AM-1 PM, $175 
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist                 
2 sessions, 8 hours
Grab your sketching and watercolor supplies and join Glenn Vilppu and learn to sketch the in beautiful Sarasota. These on location drawing sessions promise to be invigorating and fast-paced.  Join us as we explore the methods and challenges of gathering visual inventory while out and about on location.  Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VMM910        Figure Workshop: Draw, Paint, Collage, March 9-11, Th-Sa/10 AM-4 PM, $525
Ric Standridge, Visiting Artist
           
3 sessions, 18 hours
Refresh your creative process by deconstructing the customary comforts of art making. Take a conceptual leap into the investigation of the figure from your own unique perspective. We will begin by drawing to simplify the form, move to painting with acrylic on paper to compare and relate color, and then layer with collage applications to magnify our sense of space and abstraction. This is a fast-paced fun workshop, moving in and out of working directly from the model. It will outfit us with many ways to push our figurative work, with or without a live model, once back in our own studios. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. www.ricstandridge.com  Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

IL120       Visual Development: Character Design, Feb 5-12, Su/9:30 AM-4 PM, $185
Michael White      
       
2 sessions, 13 hours
This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Through fun exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills, create and develop many characters: humans, animals, super heroes, and creatures for game art, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for Cartoons + Comic Art Workshop. Brainstorming and ideas will be emphasized. (Open to Middle School students.)

IL200       Cartoon + Comic Art Workshop, March 5-12, Su/9:30 AM-4 PM, $18
Michael White 
                                
2 sessions, 13 hours
Everyone loves cartoons and comics, so it’s no wonder it is a universally accepted art form. Do you have a story to tell? This fun-filled workshop is designed for beginners as well as experienced artists alike. Students will be introduced to drawing and layout techniques, as well as brainstorming methods on how to borrow from reality and fiction for storytelling and the creation of a comic. Learn how to apply the basic rules of cartooning, character creation, and perspective for maximum impact to bring your story to life! (Open to Middle School students.)

VSC211     Concrete Illustration,  Mar 4-6, Sa-Su-M/ 9 AM-1 PM, $395
Sean Colson, Visiting Artist
                     
3 sessions, 12 hours
Painters, Illustrators, and Sculptors: step outside the box! Learn how to make weatherproof murals for exterior walls. Sean shares 25 years of concrete art techniques in a fast-paced, 3-day workshop. You will create your own weatherproof Concrete Illustration & Exterior Mural by carving a mold in reverse, casting up to 6 pigmented colored concretes, pulling your casting from its mold, then finishing and sealing. Students leave with their own artwork expressed in 3-dimensional textured, colored concrete, and cast into 16" X 16" X 1 ½" mural which may hang on any wall. Examples of concrete murals are shown at: www.ColsonCreations.com. All skill levels welcomed. Materials are included in the workshop fee.

IC101         Interior Design I,  Jan 21-Apr 8, Sa/8:45 AM-12N, $295
Aleksandra Moore      
   
8 sessions, 25 hours
Through this introductory course you will learn the basic principles and elements of the design process and begin to develop an understanding of interior design project vocabulary. Experience firsthand a wide range of projects and styles. Discover new resources and explore the diverse possibilities of this exciting design area. All skill levels welcome.

IC110         AutoCAD I,  Jan 21-Apr 8, Sa/12:45-4:30 PM, $420
Aleksandra Moore 
                                       
8 sessions, 30 hours                      
Transform your ideas into reality faster than ever before with the industry’s standard for exceptional 2D and 3D computer aided design. Through a series of demonstrations and projects, this course provides beginners with a thorough grounding in the tools and applications of AutoCAD software.  AutoCAD terminology combined with interior design vocabulary aid in the learning process. Basic computer skills are required. 

CGW115    SketchUp: 3D Digital Modeling,  Jan 14, Sa/9 AM-4 PM, $115
Aleksandra Moore  

1 session, 7 hours
Dive into 3D modeling with ease and speed with the power of Google SketchUp. Its versatility allows for quick 3D sketching and precision final modeling in a fun and intuitive interface. From simple to complex,conceptual to realistic, SketchUp enables designers to create, modify and share 3D models, making project communication a breeze. Experience first-hand why SketchUp has become the 3D software interface preferred by professional designers across fields.  All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. 

LTP150       Letterpress,  Jan 29-Feb 26,Su/10 AM-4 PM, $295 
Kaitlin Crockett                                                                                                
5 sessions, 30 hours
Celebrate the elegance and craftsmanship of letterpress printing as you learn the foundations of this centuries-old art form. Using our extensive collection of vintage type and antique metal engravings, students in this workshop will be introduced to the basics of hand setting type, make-ready, and printing on the letterpress. Students will also be introduced to a variety of relief printmaking processes on the letterpress, including linoleum cutting, pressure printing, and printing from photopolymer plates. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome.

BK115        Print + Form: Bringing the Book Together, Mar 6-10,  M-F/10 AM-4 PM, $295 
Polly Johnson                       
5 sessions, 30 hours
Experience the power of designing, printing, and binding a book by hand. Participants in this workshop will strengthen their letterpress printing and book binding skills while learning to comprehensively approach the book as an art form. Through the collaborative creation of a limited edition artist's book, students will engage the fundamentals of book design, including page layout, typography, sequence and pacing, and the interplay between text and image. Successful completion of Intro to Book Forms or Letterpress is a prerequisite for this course. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

MMF110       Portrait in Mixed Media,  March 6-8, M-W/9:30 AM-2:30 PM, $265
Lori Loveberry George    
                                 
3 sessions, 15 hours
Explore techniques of layering and combining materials to create an expressive portrait revealing the personality and even the mood of your subject. Learn facial anatomy and proportion, along with sighting and measuring methods, and shading techniques to create form with lights and shadows. Each class will have demonstrations, short warm-up gestures and longer observational poses. Historical and contemporary portrait artists will be referenced. Individual and group critiques will take place throughout the course.

VMM910       Figure Workshop: Draw, Paint, Collage,  March 9-11, Th-Sa/10 AM-4 PM, $525
Ric Standridge, Visiting Artis
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3 sessions, 18 hours
Refresh your creative process by deconstructing the customary comforts of art making. Look beyond the surface of the subject, leave the ego, and move inside of making art to take a conceptual leap into the investigation of the figure from your own unique perspective. We will initiate our study through drawing to simplify the form, move to painting with acrylic on paper to compare and relate color, and then layer with collage applications to push our understanding of space and form, and expand our sense of space and abstraction. This is a fast-paced fun workshop, moving in and out of working directly from the model. It will outfit us with many ways to push our figurative work, with or without a live model, once back in our own studios. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. www.ricstandridge.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW824       Encaustic Painting, March 5-7, Su-Tu/10 AM-4 PM, $525
Elena De La Ville     
                                                           
3 sessions, 18 hours
Encaustic (hot wax) painting is an ancient medium, first used by the Greeks, that has gained popularity with contemporary artists. A permanent and non-toxic medium encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands-on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. www.edelaville.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW830       Oil and Cold Wax Workshop, March 9-12, Th-Su/10 AM-4 PM, $595
Elena De La Ville        
                                         
4 sessions, 24 hours
In this workshop we use the softly impasto medium of cold wax and oil along with various other materials to create layered, expressive surfaces using a variety of tools and techniques. Experimentation is emphasized with attention to the fundamental principles of art. There will be digital slide presentations and group discussions about art and process combined with lots of individual attention to help develop each student's painting vocabulary and personal direction. Bring a playful attitude. www.edelaville.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW850        Week-of-Wax Workshops, March 5-7 & 9-12/ 10AM-4 PM, $1000
Elena De La Ville            
              
7 sessions, 42 hours total
Enroll in both Encaustic and Oil & Cold Wax and SAVE! Su-Su (no class Wed).
Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

PRW140         Printmaking Monotype & Image Transfer, Feb 4- 11, Sa/8:30 AM- 4 PM, $195
Patrick Lindhardt      
                    
2 sessions, 15 hours
Create unique images layering monotype and image transfers. Known as the most painterly printmaking technique, a monotype is essentially a printed painting where the artist paints or rolls ink onto a blank plate and the image is created by working the ink with various tools (brushes, rags, stencils, etc.). Image transfers can be self-created or appropriated. Combine techniques to build layers of color over color, and image over image on the same paper using successive passes through the press for unexpected and fun results.

PT110        Acrylic Painting: the Dynamic Medium, Feb 27-Mar 27, M/10 AM-12:30 PM, $ 95
Joel Tanner     
                
5 sessions, 12.5 hours
Acrylic paint although somewhat akin to oil paint in viscosity, is a water soluble medium that dries in a fraction of the time. In this class students begin with simple exercises to learn a variety of ways of applying acrylic paint including the use of additives to thin or build viscosity to paint. It is a very forgiving medium, allowing corrections within minutes. We will review color theory as applicable to all color art. Practical models of each lesson will be demonstrated weekly by the instructor allowing students to follow along step-by-step. Complete compositions will be created by the second week of the class. The course is designed for beginners and students who have had a brief introduction to painting in acrylics.  

PT115        Acrylic Painting: Loose & Confident, Jan 21- Feb 18, Sa/9 AM-12N, $195
Tim Jaeger      
    
5 sessions, 15 hours
“Loosening up” is a goal for many, from beginners to those with painting experience. Through demonstration and studio time, the focus of this workshop is to provide the "tools" and techniques for students’ to realize their individual creative process in order to take their art to the next level. We will cover color theory in the simplest of terms to understand values, review various approaches to underpainting and glazing techniques, and practice a loose application of paint through the use of brushes and mixed media. Everyone learns differently, and Tim works with each student to guide them to defining their own style. Because many practicing painters seek ways of "loosening up" we will explore numerous techniques to move beyond our comfort zones. Students will gain knowledge of products and techniques along with new found confidence in their painting practice. All skill levels welcome.

PT135         A Color Workshop for Artists, Jan 21- Jan 28, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $215
Peter Brown
                      
2 sessions, 15 hours
Color is one of the most perplexing aspects of the visual arts. How does an artist or designer make sense of such complex information, and then actually use it? Even color books written specifically for artists are extremely heavy on theory, and very light on the actual application in art and design. No wonder so many people are confused!  By using straightforward language, easily understood illustrations, and hands-on exercises, this workshop will explain the logic behind the theory and how it can be directly applied in making artwork. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the applications are discussed at length, so that the student gains a solid knowledge base that provides viable color options. This course compliments painting, pastels, watercolor, photography and more.

VPT241       Landscape Painting in Oil or Pastels, Mar 4- 8, Sa-W/10 AM-4 PM, $625
James Sulkowski, Visiting Artist
                                                
5 sessions, 30 hours
Renowned artist and author James Sulkowski will demonstrate and teach the concepts of painting space, light and atmospheric effects in Nature. Composition and Color as well as Techniques are also discussed. Early morning effects, afternoons, sunsets, clouds, water and rocks are some of the subjects which will be addressed in the landscape painting workshop. This is an in-depth and intensive learning experience. Painting will take place on location, with meet-ups and critiques in-studio. A materials supply list is provided upon registration. www.jamessulkowski.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW824     Encaustic Painting, March 5-7, Su-Tu/10 AM-4 PM, $525
Elena De La Ville  
       
3 sessions, 18 hours
Encaustic (hot wax) painting is an ancient medium, first used by the Greeks, that has gained popularity with contemporary artists. A permanent and non-toxic medium encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands-on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. www.edelaville.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW830     Oil and Cold Wax Workshop, March 9-12, h-Su/10 AM-4 PM, $595
Elena De La Ville        
 
4 sessions, 24 hours
In this workshop we use the softly impasto medium of cold wax and oil along with various other materials to create layered, expressive surfaces using a variety of tools and techniques. Experimentation is emphasized with attention to the fundamental principles of art. There will be digital slide presentations and group discussions about art and process combined with lots of individual attention to help develop each student's painting vocabulary and personal direction. Bring a playful attitude. www.edelaville.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPTW850    Week-of-Wax Workshops,  March 5-7 & 9-12/10 AM-4 PM, $1000
Elena De La Ville  
                                                                                                            
7 sessions, 42 hours total
Enroll in both Encaustic and Oil & Cold Wax and SAVE! Sunday through Sunday (no class Wednesday.)
Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VPT241     Landscape Painting in Oil or Pastels, Mar 4-8, Sa-W/10 AM-4 PM, $625
James Sulkowski, Visiting Artist                

5 sessions, 30 hours
Renowned artist and author James Sulkowski will demonstrate and teach the concepts of painting space, light and atmospheric effects in Nature. Composition and Color as well as Techniques are also discussed. Early morning effects, afternoons, sunsets, clouds, water and rocks are some of the subjects which will be addressed in the landscape painting workshop. This is an in-depth and intensive learning experience. Painting will take place on location, with meet-ups and critiques in-studio. A materials supply list is provided upon registration. www.jamessulkowski.com Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

PA101       The Fine Art of Pastels, Mar 23-Apr 20, Th/10 AM-12:30 PM, $ 95
Joel Tanner    

5 sessions, 12.5 hours
Pastel art was a favorite for many French Impressionists; Degas, Cassatt, Gauguin, Lautrec. As a dry, medium that can be blended, it has the advantages of pencil and paint combined. Easily controllable, soft pastel chalks can be used to create brilliant, colorful compositions which can replicate the most subtle combinations of nature's color palette. Landscapes, sunsets, still life and portraiture are easier to create with pastels than any other color medium. Color blending and exquisite control are literally at your fingertips. You will learn color theory as well as the various techniques for "painting" with pastels.   This course is for beginners as well as those with some experience with pastels.  

PH405        Digital Photography, Jan 24- Feb 23, T&Th/6:30-9:30 PM, $295
Elena De La Ville              
                         
10 sessions, 30 hours
Your digital camera is a precise tool for capturing a still, visual representation of a moment. Learn to harness the power of digital photography by understanding the specialized features of your camera, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting, and the fundamentals of photo management within Adobe Photoshop. Then, advance to the next level through challenging assignments that spark your imagination and explore complex software manipulation techniques. Discussions include a brief history of photography, and an exploration of contemporary trends. Students will leave with an impressive portfolio of images. Group critiques enhance learning.  Students must bring their own digital SLR camera.

PH250       Painting w/ Light: Special Effects in the Photo Studio
Karen Arango                                          
     PH250-A     3 sessions, 9 hours     Jan 14- 2, Sa/1:30-4:30 PM          $135     
     PH250-B     3 sessions, 9 hours       Feb 11-25, Sa/1:30-4:30 PM       $135
Discover the impact of light. In this fun, hands-on workshop, the focus will be on capturing the essence of your subject shooting in natural and artificial light. Through demonstrations of lowlight photography including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, the use of ambient light will be emphasized. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how to use Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Basic computer skills required. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Open to Middle School Students.)

PH255       Sunset Photo Walk: Architecture, Light & Exposure, Apr 4-13, T&Th/5-8 PM,  $165
Elena De La Ville     
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4 sessions, 12 hours      
Learn how to take successful photos in low-light situations. Capture the rich colors of sunset, and the sparkling lights and dramatic shadows of the city's architecture at night. ISO speed, timed exposures and metering low-light areas are covered. Creative options will be discussed. We will shoot on locations in session one, and address special enhancements and other unique night shoot opportunities working.  Photoshop in the digital lab in session two. All skill levels welcome. Basic computer skills required. Students must bring their own digital SLR camera.

PH301        Fine Art Nature Photography, Feb 7- Mar 14, Tu/10 AM-12:30 PM, $195
Marcia Johnson       
                  
6 sessions, 15 hours                                      
Learn technical and aesthetic photography tips to transform your snapshots and photos into fine art nature photography that expresses your creative vision. Illuminate the beauty of Florida’s natural paradise through digital processes in Photoshop to create finished pieces including flowers, birds and animals. This is also a great way to capture nature’s bounty for creative reference. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual-setting mode are required.

PH422        Photographing People in a Non-Controlled Setting, Mar 11-25, Sa/9:30 AM-12:30 PM, $135
Karen Arango                                                 
3 sessions, 9 hours
Join in 3 days of fun and inspiration while learning the art of capturing people in action, at work & play. This hands-on workshop covers capturing the unique essence of photographing people, shooting in natural light, in everyday settings, and enhancing your images with Photoshop. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual-setting mode are required. (Open to Middle School students.)

PH430        Portrait Photography in a Natural SettingMar 25, Sa/ 1:30-4:30 PM, $135
Karen Arango    
           
3 sessions, 9 hours
Creative and compelling portraits engage the viewer and tell a story. In this hands-on workshop the focus will be on capturing the personality of your subject in natural light. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how Photoshop can enhance portrait photography. A digital camera with instruction booklet, and basic computer skills are required. A digital camera with manual-setting mode are required. (Open to Middle School students.)

PHW962     Photography Made Easy 
Karen Arango
     PHW962-A           3 sessions, 9 hours          Jan 14- 28 , Sa/9:30 AM-12:30 PM          $135
     PHW962-B           3 sessions, 9 hours          Feb 11-25, Sa/9:30 AM-12:30 PM          $135
     PHW962-C           3 sessions, 9 hours          Mar 20-22, M-Tu-W/9:30 AM-12:30 PM     $135
This course is for those who have wondered what to do with all those extra features on your digital camera. In just 3 short classes, learn how to maximize the use of your digital camera, understand and do simple photo editing, color correction, image sizing, and file sharing. You will also learn how to use photo manipulation tools to create a variety of simple effects and appearances and, finally, how to print the final images. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual setting mode required. (Open to Middle School students.)

PRW140       Printmaking Monotype & Image Transfer, Feb 4-11, Sa/8:30 AM-4 PM, $195
Patrick Lindhardt
                         
2 sessions, 15 hours
Create unique images layering monotype and image transfers. Known as the most painterly printmaking technique, a monotype is essentially a printed painting where the artist paints or rolls ink onto a blank plate and the image is created by working the ink with various tools (brushes, rags, stencils, etc.). Image transfers can be self-created or appropriated. Combine techniques to build layers of color over color, and image over image on the same paper using successive passes through the press for unexpected and fun results.

VSC155       Direct Wax SculptingFeb 19, Su/10 AM-4 PM, $195
Sean Colson, Visiting Artist  
 
1 session, 6 hours
Learn the ancient art of Direct Wax Sculpting by creating your own 3-dimensional sculpture in wax! With 42 years of art foundry experience, Sean’s workshop will cover sculpting, sticking & welding, and using pliable waxes, feeding gate waxes, and sticky waxes. You sculpt, assemble, and take home your own wax sculpture. You will also be shown how to coat your wax with bronze powder, giving it a realistic bronze look. Or, if desired, wax sculptures may be cast in bronze at an outside foundry. See examples of direct waxes cast in bronze: www.ColsonCreations.com. All skill levels welcomed. Materials are included in the workshop fee. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VSC211       Concrete Illustration,  Mar 4- 6,Sa-Su-M/ 9 AM-1 PM, $395
Sean Colson, Visiting Artist    
               
3 sessions, 12 hours
Painters, Illustrators, and Sculptors: step outside the box! Learn how to make weatherproof murals for exterior walls. Sean shares 25 years of concrete art techniques in a fast-paced, 3-day workshop. You will create your own weatherproof Concrete Illustration & Exterior Mural by carving a mold in reverse, casting up to 6 pigmented colored concretes, pulling your casting from its mold, then finishing and sealing. Students leave with their own artwork expressed in 3-dimensional textured, colored concrete, and cast into 16" X 16" X 1 ½" mural which may hang on any wall. Examples of concrete murals are shown at: www.ColsonCreations.com. All skill levels welcomed. Materials are included in the workshop fee. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

VSC301      The Full Figure in ClayMar 10-12, F-Sa-Su/9 AM-4 PM, $595
Phillippe Faraut, Visiting Artist

3 sessions, 21 hours                                                   
This is seminar includes lectures on anatomy,emphasizing bone structure, and discussions on expression, ethnic differences and body language. Three days of intensive work are spent on sculpting exercises in water-based clay of the nude figure with step-by-step, one-on-one instruction. Study from models and numerous exercises are used to assist students in understanding the intricacies of modeling the human face and figure. Though participants are welcome to keep any projects worked on during the seminar, the goal is not to work toward the completion of a single finished piece, but rather to provide students the opportunity to experiment on numerous small studies. Membership benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

CG212        Laser Cutting: Design Files for Vinyl Cutting, Jan 28-Feb 11, Sa/10 AM-3 PM, $195
Nathan Skiles    
             
3 sessions, 15 hours
Learn to design art for Laser Cutting and Vinyl Plotters. This course will give you access to the software and hardware necessary to learn the fundamentals of designing art for laser cutters and vinyl plotters and to produce unique works of art. 

SC110        A Taste of Steel: Strike an Arc, Jan 7, Sa/9 AM-12N, $ 65
Pamela Olin  
                     
1 session, 3 hours
Join us for this hands-on introduction to a fun approach to creating in steel. A tour of the work-space and demonstrations that apply the Zen practices of breathing, focus and balance will assure participants that they too can comfortably achieve control to create in steel. Get a real “Taste of Steel” and yes, “Strike an Arc.” We guarantee the experience will spark your inspiration. Taught by nationally known artist, Pamela Olin, who has been working in steel for over 20 years. All materials and tools included. Visit https://player.vimeo.com/video/175006444 to see the process in practice.

SC280        Zen and the Art of Welding
Pamela Olin
     SC280-A      3 sessions, 15 hours         Jan 14- 28, Sa/ 9 AM-2 PM         $265
     SC280-B      3 sessions, 15 hours         Feb 4- 25, Sa/9 AM-2 PM           $265
     SC280-C      3 sessions, 15 hours        Mar 11-25, Sa/9 AM-2 PM            $265
Zen and the art of welding offers students a new perspective on learning how to create in steel. The "Zen" approach allows students to become physically comfortable so that they can more easily learn new skills. Utilizing breathing, focus and balance to achieve control over a material that is sometimes daunting, brings amazing empowerment. By taking this class, you will learn just how much you can change the world around you. Taught by nationally known artist, Pamela Olin, who has been working in steel for over 20 years. Basic materials and some tools included. Visit https://player.vimeo.com/video/175006444 to see the process in practice.

DV101       Digital Video Production I,  Jan 21-28, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $195
Joshua Jacobson   
             
2 sessions, 15 hours
This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple story-boarding and concept development, students learn how to apply proper shooting technique through the use of camera operation using video settings. With emphasis on composition, students apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery they will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. A digital camera, iPhone or iPad with a video settings option that is in working condition is required. (Open to Middle School students.)

DV102       Digital Video Production II, Feb 4-11, Sa/9 AM-4:30 PM, $195
Joshua Jacobson    
                     
2 sessions, 15 hours
Further develop your video skills and personal artistic eye though collaborative assignments that build on story-boarding, storytelling, narrative and interviewing. Learn how to begin to create a powerful body of work that reflects your individual style. Apply video and audio effects to enhance your video in post-production with the use of other digital programs that will aid in building your technical savvy. Prerequisite: HDV101, or the equivalent with basic Premier Pro knowledge. (Open to Middle School students.)

VWC830       Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop, Mar 7-11, M-F/ 9:15 AM-3:30 PM,, $775
Charles Reid, Visiting Artist      
                           
5 sessions, 32.5 hours
Treat yourself to a weeklong, all-day workshop with internationally known watercolor artist, Charles Reid. This highly sought-after course focuses on rendering the figure in a gestural manner, in the context of capturing the light as much as the model.  Learn to simplify and avoid overworking, concentrate on interconnecting shapes, and practice “Direct Painting”.  Reid has taught and exhibited internationally, authored eleven books on painting, and is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards.  Limited enrollment. Member benefits, tuition remissions, or promotional savings are not applicable.

WC100         Watercolor: the Elegant Medium, Jan 19- Feb 16, Th/10 AM-12:30 PM, $ 95
Joel Tanner 
                                           
5 sessions, 12.5 hours
Watercolor painting possesses a luminous, flowing quality that is totally unique. It creates a feeling of movement and energy exclusive to this medium visually and emotionally. Learning to create good watercolor paintings can be a rewarding experience for anyone who tries it. Students will learn how to use water mixed with pigment in varying ratios to paint in either opaque or transparent techniques with all the subtle nuances in between, and how to use watercolor brushes as extensions of their vision, their imagination and their hands to develop the spontaneity desirable for good watercolor painting. The class will progress from simple exercises to complete compositions over its five week period. The instructor will demonstrate all lessons so students have a practical model to follow. Beginners and those who have already taken introductory instruction in watercolor painting are welcome.

WC303         Abstract Watercolor Exploration, Mar 21- Apr 25, Tu/1:30-4 PM, $235
Marcia Johnson       
                       
6 sessions, 15 hours
Playing with color, line and form, abstract painting can be whatever you want it to be. We will begin with a series of hands-on exercises to explore color along with a variety of techniques. This will stimulate your imagination and encourage uninhibited expression. Merging design and composition with your personal style your ideas will come to life.  Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! Students may work in watercolors or acrylic or water-soluble oil paint. All skill levels welcome.

WC325        Botanical Watercolor, Feb 7- Mar 14, Tu/1:30-4 PM, $195
Marcia Johnson 
     
6 sessions, 15 hours
Capturing the beauty and essence of plants and flowers has been the artist’s quest for centuries. Sketching from observation you will depict your botanical forms then, using basic watercolor techniques, you will illuminate the delicate changes in tone and color to portray a realistic depiction of the specimen. All skill levels welcome. Bring your favorite fresh flowers to class as models.

Information about Summer 2017 classes will be available on or about April 1, 2017, for classes offered in June and July.

Ringling’s Summer Art programs offers traditional and digital art classes and workshops for adults, and students currently in 5th-12th grades (ages 11-18)

 

TRADITIONAL Studio ART
Adults – Age 18+
Teens - entering 9th-12th grades (Ages 14-18)
Teens + Tweens - entering 5th-12 grades (Ages 11-18)
Tweens – entering 5th-9th grades (Ages 11-14)

DIGITAL ARTS LABS
Adults/Teens (Ages 14 and up)
Teens/Tweens (Ages 11-18)

 

 

Continuing Studies Faculty: Practicing Artists and Designers

Our instructors are experienced educators who are practicing artists and designers that maintain a competitive edge in the creative fields. Many individuals are on the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design where they teach in the BFA and BA degree programs. 

Karen Arango

Karen is an independent photographer, videographer and black and white gelatin silver printer. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and completed the General Studies Photography progam at the International Center of Photography in NYC. Arango was selected as one of the 30 Under 30: Women Photographers by Photo Boite. She co-authored the recently self-published book Visible Narratives, in collaboration with Visible Men Academy in Saraosta, FL, and in 2015 was selected to participate in the New York Times Lens Portfolio review. Arango has worked as an analog printer at Phototechnica, where she printed more than 130 images for Larry Towell's Apeture book "Afghanistan". Her Miss Behave series have been exhibited internationally including the International Center of Photography's "The Future Perfect" show in 2016, "Photoville NYC 2016", the "Breda International Photo Festival" in 2014, and selected as one of the 100 best works of the Republic of Georgia's "KOLGA Photo Festival" in 2013. www.karenarango.com

Lucy Barber

Lucy has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Photography and an MFA from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in Painting. She has taught at Pratt Institute, The College of William & Mary, Maine College of Art, Ringling College of Art and Design, Bowdoin College, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, State University of New York at Farmingdale, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY, and International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Montecastello, diVibio, Italy. Lucy is a member of Zeuxis, a collaborative of artists practicing still-life painting. She has exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and also has exhibited in Italy and Greece. Barber’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Art New England, among others. Her works are part of corporate and private collections, including the United States Department of State, General Electric Corporation, Lenox, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.  www.lucybarber.com  

Aaron Board
Aaron  holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art where he studied with prominent figurative artists, such as Steven Assael and Vincent Desiderio, among others. He taught for six years at institutions in upstate New York and for the past three years at the Ringling College of Art and Design, where he is the instructor for Figure Anatomy. He has an extensive national exhibition record that covers all four corners of the United States and includes The Arnot Art Museum, Sotheby’s, The Dahesh Museum, and Munson Williams Proctor Institute, as well as galleries in Seattle, Sarasota, New York and Los Angeles.

Peter Brown
Peter is a painter and full time faculty member for Ringling College of Art and Design. His works have been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions and collections, including galleries in Florida, Maine and New York City. He holds a BS from University of Massachusetts and an MFA from Indiana University. Brown has received the Florida Visual Artist Fellowship, the Delta Fricke grant, and the 2010 Rome Prize Fellowship. Peter is a member of the Ringling College Computer Animation faculty.
www.peterwbrown.com

Julie Burch M.Ed.
Julie is an artist and educator with over 20 years of experience teaching art.   She has an Art and Healing certificate from Ringling College of Art and design and leads groups and workshops in fine art and art for personal growth.  She is a certified Zentangle teacher.  She works in pencil, ink, oil, acrylic and mixed media, has exhibited in a variety of galleries and has work in private collections.

Lori Burton
Lori is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design where she received her BFA in Illustration. After a long career as a freelance illustrator for clients such as The Wall Street Journal, Simon and Shuster and Coca Cola, she moved back home to Sarasota with her family. Since then she has obtained her Florida teaching certificate and has been teaching at the Sarasota County School Board for the last ten years. Currently, you can find her teaching at the well-known Booker High School Visual Performing Arts Academy where she facilitates a commercial art progression she conceived the award-winning Digital and Motion Design program.

Matteo Caloiaro
Matteo earned his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. Matteo is a successful painter and illustrator and is also a member of the Illustration faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design. His work is part of numerous private collections, and he is represented by M Gallery of Fine Arts in Sarasota, FL, and Kiley Court Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
www.caloiaro.com  

Nancee Clark
Nancee is a figure painter and teacher with an MFA in painting and drawing from University of Florida. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and has been shown in Japan and Monte Carlo. Clark received the State of Florida Visual Artist Fellowship two times.  Nancee has taught at the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College. She is currently a member of the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Jeffery Cornwell
Jeffery studied fine art at Ringling College of Art and Design. He is an exhibiting painter whose work is represented by galleries in Florida, Texas, and on the west coast of the United States. He has been teaching Teen Studios at Ringling College for fifteen years and is the coordinator of the College’s Summer Teen Studio program.
www.jefferycornwell.com

Kevin Costello
Kevin holds BA and MA degrees. He attended Chelsea School of Art/Goldsmiths College [Sculpture], Goldsmiths College, University of London [Art History]. Kevin is an adjunct faculty member for Ringling College of Art and Design and has previously taught at Stetson University, Eckerd College. He is a writer and reviewer of Sculpture, Painting and Architecture for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and has also worked for the Bradenton Herald, West Coast Woman Magazine, Artshows International, and Sarasota Art Review.
www.kevincostelloart.com

Kaitlin Crockett
Kaitlin is a writer, artist, and letterpress printer in St. Petersburg, FL. By day, she is a full-time children's librarian at the Palmetto Library in Manatee County, FL. Through OMA Darlin Press, she produces original cards, prints, broadsides and ephermera. Kaitlin is also the co-founder of Print St. Pete Community Litterpress, a community studio in St. Petersburg, whose mission is to provide affordable, accessible letterpress education through workshops, events, visiting artists, and more. Kaitlin has studied letterpress printing and book binding at Florida State University, Asheville Bookwords, and Penland School of Crafts. She creceived her BA in Creative Writing from Florida State Uniersity, and mer MLS from the University of South Florida. She was Studio Assistant in the Letterpress and Books Arts Studio at Penland in 2013, and she currently teaches letterpress printing at Print St. Pete Community Letterpress, and in Continuing Studies and Special Program at the Ringling Letterpress and Books ARts Center at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FLomadarlinpress.com

Elena De La Ville
Elena mixes photography, digital, silver based and alternative processes, with wax, encaustic medium and pigments. She loves everything about wax. It is texture upon texture, it is softness and smell, it is built up in layers that hide and reveal at the same time.

Elena studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Venezuela, and then traveled to London to study Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art and Design. She has shown at Shaw Cramer Gallery and Dragonfly Gallery on Martha's Vineyard, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA and Boca Raton Museum of Art and her work is in the collections of MUSEO de Arte Contemoraneo and Museo Acarigua Araure. Her work is included in numerous private a public collections.

Elena has received: Honorable Mention at the 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Directors Award at the 3rd National Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, Honorable mention, EPHEMERA Show, The Arts Center, St Petersburg, FL, Ann Culvert Award for Creativity, All Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, MA and the Ruth Bogan Award All Island Art Show, MA. www.edelaville.com 

Bridget Elmer
Bridget is an artist, educator, bookmaker, and letterpress printer. She received her MFA in Book Arts and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, where she was awarded a Windgate Fellowship and a Faculty Scholar Award. She has taught in a variety of educational settings, including Asheville BookWorks, Colorado College, Florida State University, Ox-Bow, and the Penland School of Crafts. Bridget currently serves as Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she also teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member. She is the proprietor of Flatbed Splendor, an independent press that produces artists' books, prints and ephemera; co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), an organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology; and co-owner of The Southern Letterpress, a letterpress printing and design studio. Bridget is a board member of the College Book Arts Association and serves as Vice-Chair of the Awards Committee. Her work is exhibited widely and can be found in collections across the country.
www.thesouthernletterpress.com

Philippe Faraut
Philippe received his degree in woodcarving and the construction of French fine furniture from Germain Sommeillier in Annecy, France, his boyhood home. An avid traveler, Philippe’s destinations have allowed him the opportunity to study the cultures of many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, thus influencing his work in portraiture. After establishing residence in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, he developed an interest in modeling the head in clay. Soon, thereafter, he relocated his studio to New York State and began teaching sculpting classes.
www.philippefaraut.com 

Janine Gevas
Creative Director, Art Director and Designer with 15+ years experience producing award-winning information design, advertising, promotion and editorial materials for online and print. Expert in creating concepts, analyzing and defining business objectives, managing workflows and delivering innovative and successful solutions.  Experience building, mentoring and inspiring integrated creative teams. Experienced educator currently teaching classes in typography, graphic design and web design.  BFA: PARSONS SCHOOL of DESIGN, New York, NY

Graciela Giles 
Graciela originally from Argentina, has been an active watercolorist and teacher for two decades, earning awards from art societies for her sensitive portrayals of landscapes and people. Her paintings are in private collections internationally and in galleries in Florida and North Carolina. She and her husband Herbie Rose were instrumental in the founding of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton, Florida.

Cheryl Grace
Cheryl is a feng shui author, professional consultant, motivational speaker, and teacher who specializes in helping people design their life from the inside out. Grace is President and CEO of Redecorating with feng shui, the highly regarded consultancy based in Sarasota, FL, that she founded after a successful career as a corporate executive at ESPN. As a nationally certified Interior Refiner and expert in ReSale staging, Cheryl applies feng shui principles to her clients’ homes and offices to create environments that can improve health, wealth, loving relationships, and career opportunities.

Bonnie Hammer
Bonnie holds an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, NY, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. She is also an ArtThread.org Teaching Artists with VSA FL (Very Special Artists with Disabilities.) Hammer has been a professional designer, director, and production manager for over 20 years, and she has been teaching design for the past 12 years. She was the VSA Arts of Florida, Arts and Disabilities Teaching Artist Observer, and the Teaching Artist in Residence in 2010.
www.hammerized.com 

Morgan Leigh Janssen
Morgan received her BFA (Fine Arts/Sculpture) from Ringling College of Art and Design.  She specializes in metal fabrication and metal casting, as well as clay sculpting and woodworking.  Her work was included in the “Best of Ringling” student shows in each of her four years at the College, and her work was included at Miami Basel 2013. 
www.morganjanssen.azurewebsites.net

Anne Jeffrey
Anne holds a MA from the University of South Florida in Art History, Criticism and Conversation, and a BA in Modern History from the University of Toronto.  She is currently the Director of Anne Jeffrey & Associates E-Learning in the U.S. and Canada.  Jeffrey’s activities include conceptualizing, developing and presenting educational content for online learners. My subject is the history of art, but my focus, as well as exploring the mysteries of art, is enhancing visual analysis and critical thinking skills.

Marcia Johnson
Marcia D. Johnson ( BFA; M.ED) is a painter, photographer and digital designer. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, the Art Institute of Boston, and Cambridge College. Ms. Johnson is licensed and certified in art education in Massachusetts, California and Florida. She has several publications, and her work is shown and collected nationally and internationally. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows, one-woman shows and private collections in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan and Bali. Marcia has taught at colleges and universities for twenty years.

Patrick Lindhardt
Patrick earned a BA from St. Cloud State University and an MFA from University of South Florida. He is a Master printer and is the Fine Arts Department Coordinator at Ringling College of Art and Design. His work is included in the collections of Federal Express, Mase Art Center, and other private collections. He is the owner of Flatstone Studio and serves as Advisor for Printmaking by Saff and Sacilotto. He is a member of the Florida Printmaking Society.

Joseph Loccisano
Joseph is Manager of the Fine Art Gallery at Manatee Community College. He also teaches figure drawing, printmaking, and intercultural humanities. Loccisano holds a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Loccisano has taught figure drawing and figure painting for the Illustration Department at Ringling College of Art and Design; and Art & Culture at Nova Southeastern University. His artistic residencies include the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and the Art Student’s League in New York City. He is Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Southern Graphics Council, and Vice City Director of the Sarasota Sister Cities Association (Treviso, Italy, delegation). For the past three years he has exhibited along with the printmakers of Sarasota Ink, and most recently participated in an exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art. Loccisano continues to teach for Ringling’s Wildacres Artists’ Retreat as well as jury and lecture on art and art history.

Lori Loveberry George
Lori is an award winning artist with over 35 years experience in fine arts encompassing drawing and painting in a diversity of mediums, printmaking, pottery, and sculpture. She is a 2008 graduate of Eckerd College Pel Program in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a 1983 graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, a printmaking major. For 24 years, she has owned and operated a decorative painting business in Sarasota, Florida specializing in murals and decorative finishes. Lori is a teaching artist with Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance and EdExploreSRQ, and currently completing her Florida Teaching Certification. 
www.loveberryart.com/

Aleksandra Moore
Aleksandra received her BFA and MFA in interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Building Arts, Savannah, Georgia.  While studying interior design she also received minors in Architecture and Architectural History (focused in Non-Western Architecture).  She received an EdD in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Tampa in 2013.  Aleksandra focused her dissertation on Student Perception of Studio Based Learning, and presented her research at the 2014 IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Annual Conference.

Martin Murphy
Martin, a Ringling College alumnus, has sixteen years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has contributed his talents to feature films, numerous broadcast design packages and commercials, and to creation of more than twenty games ranging from the arcade and SEGA Genesis era to the current console systems. He was Senior Producer at Midway Games, where he assisted in the development of an original, multiplatform game concept to a playable prototype ready for production. Prior to that, he was Midway’s companywide Director of Art, shepherding the transition of almost three hundred artists to current generation technologies and fostering collaboration across five development studios to improve product quality and reduce development costs. He was an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago where he taught computer animation and portfolio development. He currently teaches curricula for game design at Ringling College.

Amy Shepherd Nance 
B.A., M.F.A.  Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN [English Literature/English Writing]; Columbia University, New York, NY [Fiction Writing]. Past teaching experience: Visiting Instructor of English, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL; Adjunct Instructor of English, Manatee Community College, Bradenton, FL; CA/T Instructor of Creative Writing, Columbia University, New York, NY; Creative Writing and Composition Teacher, Bank Street College, New York, NY; Co-Teacher and Writing Center Tutor, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Amy is a published author of short stories and nonfiction, including freelance articles for the 2006 Official Florida Family Vacation Guide and numerous online sites highlighting travel destinations throughout the state of Florida. She is currently completing work on a novel, Inventio.

Lindsey Nickel-de la O
She 
is the vice president, creative director of Nickel Communications.  After more than a decade in the communications industry she lives her passion at Nickel Communications developing integrated campaigns  – advertising, design, media, digital, production and more – that engage and inspire. She also applies the same tactics to her classes as an adjunct professor in the Advertising Design and Continuing Studies departments at Ringling College of Art and Design. 

Linda Odom
Expressive Artist. By embracing her uniqueness and creativity, it is Odom’s mission to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to reach their hopes and dreams by the use of Expressive Arts. By partnering with the arts, it is her desire to bring about wellness, healing, peace and change as she has worked in the healthcare industry as an artist for the past 4 years. Currently, Odom is the Arts Coordinator for the Art in Healing program at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Working as an Expressive Artist, she also works with senior adults in the community. Odom received a Certificate in Art & Healing from Ringling College of Art & Design, and completed the Summer Intensive from the Center of Arts in Healthcare @ University of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Business of Administration degree from Georgia College & University with a major in Management and a minor in Marketing.

Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro
Brooke earned a BFA, in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. Olivares is a gallery painter represented by Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, MA, and Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA. She has had works published and clients include CMYK, FORMAT Magazine, RISEN Magazine, North American Literary Review, Ringling PERSPECTIVE, The San Diego Reader, The Cimarron Review, and Recording Magazine.
www.brookeolivares.com

Omarr Otero
Omarr holds a BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Ringling College of Art and Design. Since then he has had the privilege to photograph nationally and across Europe.  After graduating, Omar has worked side by side with actors and crew in New York television, including several soap operas.  Coming back to Florida, he does work for Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and the Food Network. Omarr is a member of the Professional Photographers of America as well as the local chapter of the Professional Photographer's Guild. He also has the prestige of winning national honors, such as the Ava Video Award along with Imagination Unlimited. Currently, he curates a gallery space in South Sarasota, teaches visual arts to disabled teens across Central Florida through a program rub by USF, and has his work hanging at the Safety Harbor museum where he also teaches illustration workshops monthly. Omar has an incomparable passion for teaching, photography, art, and travel; and enjoys sharing this with everyone he meets.
www.omarrphotograhy.com

Mark Parry
B.A., M.F.A. Chapman University (Art & Communications); University of Southern California (Film Production). Mark’s career in the motion picture industry spans 20 years and includes work in nearly every position critical to the creation of a film. As a cinematographer, Mark has shot over a dozen features and scores of other projects including commercials, music videos and shorts. His cinematography has won several awards including the Nissan FOCUS Award. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and as second unit director, he directed the “Flying Elvises” and the Hawaii aerial sequences in Honeymoon in Vegas, a 1993 Golden Globe nominee for Comedy. Previously, Mark is a member the Ringling College of Art and Design Digital Filmmaking faculty, and has previously taught at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. In 2006, he mentored the director of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Award winning film The Reel Monkey. In addition, Mark served as the cinematographer on the project. Mark has also guest-lectured at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Octavio Perez
Octavio holds a BFA in from Ringling College of Art and Design (Illustration). He worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri for three years as a greeting card designer and illustrator. Currently Perez works on concept design and execution of editorial illustrations and news graphics for the St. Petersburg Times. Numerous national clients including Hallmark Cards Inc., GEAR Inc., Cabela's, and Humanities Magazine.  Octavio is a member of the Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration faculty.

Lisa Pressman
Lisa, adjunct professor at Art Institute of New York teaches painting and encaustic workshops nationally including: R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Cullowhee, North Carolina and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, MA.  Recent 2012 group exhibitions include: Confluence: Medium Meets Message at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, and Merge: Printmaking and Encaustic at the Castle Hill Gallery in Truro, MA. Her work was recently included in an online exhibition, 40 years of Women in Art at Douglass Library, Institute for Women and Art, New Brunswick, NJ,  Encaustic Works 2012, an exhibition in print juried by Joanne Mattera, and  a solo show planned at The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Charles Reid
Charles is an artist, teacher and author known around the world. He has authored eight books on painting, which are directed toward students at all levels. His use of beautiful clean color and his capture of light create a look of freshness and spontaneity. His drawing skills are masterful. Reid studied at the University of Vermont and The Art Student League of New York. He is a member of the National Academy and the National Watercolor Society where he has won numerous awards. His work is in collections private, corporate and educational institutions throughout the Unites States and the world, and represented by the Munson Gallery in Chatham, Massachusetts and Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, Nevada.
www.charlesreidart.com

Antony Rice
Antony received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (Fine Arts) and his MFA from University of North Carolina (Fine Arts). He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, and High Museum of Art.  A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, his work is part of the collections of King Juan Carlos of Spain, the National Museum of American Art, High Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress.  He has illustrated the following texts: Seven Persian Fables; and A Letter of Columbus.

Adam Roland
Adam holds a Master of Arts in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design. His experience includes national certification through NCIDQ (certificate No. 23532) as well as registration to practice commercial design through licensing with the state of Florida (RID No. ID5351). He has worked in the design industry for over 10 years with domestic and international clients including office, medical, retail, government, hotel, restaurant, and nightclub projects. His education experience parallels his professional expertise with over 10 years of higher education instruction and curriculum development both on ground and online.
www.adamroland.com

Dwight Rose
Dwight received his BFA degree in Paintingfrom Ringling College of Art and Design. Over his 30-year career, Rose has won numerous awards and his work has been part of many collections including those of Exxon-Mobile, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar National Bank, Qatar General Tourism Authority, SunTrust Bank Florida, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Shelton Group of Companies (Charlotte NC), Peoples Employment Exchange (Sarasota FL), Kybele Hotel, (Istanbul Turkey), and Wake Forest University; and the personal collection of the first lady of Qatar, Her Highness Sheika Mozah Bint Nasser AL Misnad.  Rose has previously taught in both Ringling’s degree and community art programs, and VCU School of the Arts in Qatar.

Rose has traveled internationally and painted scenes from Jamaica, USA, India, Thailand, Russia, China, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, and Greece. He currently resides and works with his wife Ruth Beals in Spartanburg South Carolina where he conducts workshops, exhibits and teaches watercolor painting at the Art School in the Chapman Cultural Center.  http://watercolorimpressions.artspan.com

Jeff Schwartz
Jeff received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from American University. He has also studied at The Vermont Studio and the Lorenzo di Medici School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Jeff has been the winner of numerous awards and fellowships and exhibits nationally in New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Florida, Vermont and Utah. He has taught at Dartmouth College (NH) and the Academia di Bella Arti, Italy. Jeff is currently AVP / Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Chair of the Fine Arts departments at Ringling College of Art and Design.
www.jeffreyhschwartz.com

Annette Sidner
Annette holds an MFA from University of South Florida and BFA from Eckerd College. She has served on the faculty of State College of Florida for the past 10 years, where she teaches sculpture, 3-D design and advanced ceramics courses, and has been a Ringling College of Art and Design Continuing Studies faculty for 5 years. Sidner has served as a senior staff artist at the Sarasota Design Studio of Feld Productions, producers of all domestic and International units of the Walt Disney Ice Shows and the Ringling Brothers Circuses where she oversaw the design and construction of thirteen Disney on Ice productions. Sidner’s sculptural clay pieces are conceived in her imagination and then skillfully presented in realistic figurative clay work. Her work is exhibited at the Manatee Art Center, and annually at the SCF and Ringling College of Art and Design faculty exhibitions.

Ken Spirduso
As a painter, Ken Spirduso combines the methods of the classical tradition with the color of impressionism. In addition to his fine art work, he has many animated film credits with Sullivan-Bluth Studios in Dublin, Ireland, Walt Disney Animation Studios-Florida, and Project Firefly Animation in Orlando. Working as a layout artist, he designed backgrounds for films such as Thumbelina, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan, John Henry, Lilo and Stitch, Brother Bear and Curious George, and painted backgrounds for Brother Bear, My Peoples and Curious George. Ken has created paintings for Walt Disney Imagineering, including murals that appear in Cinderella’s Castle and a portrait of Cinderella that hangs in the Cinderella Suite. He received a BFA in Illustration from the University of Kansas, studied for a summer in Great Britain, and attended Atelier Lack in Minneapolis. Ken is a member of the Illustration department faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Regan Stacey
Regan was born in Meridian, Mississippi and grew up on both the East and West Coasts of the United States.  Stacey received her B.S. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.F.A. in Visual Studies from Lesley University College of Art (née Art Institute of Boston).  She currently lives and works in Sarasota, Florida, where she recently participated in An Open Invitation: Email Collaboration Project published on Sarasota Visual Art.
http://sarasotavisualart.com/2014/02/open-invitation-e-mail-collaboration-project/

Janice Mason Steeves 
Graduating with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba, Janice Mason Steeves held Clinical and School Psychology positions in Manitoba and Ontario before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design where she graduated with an Honours Diploma in Drawing and Painting and was the recipient of the Nora E. Vaughan Award. She is represented by galleries in Canada and the U.S. Her work is included in numerous corporate and public collections both in Canada and internationally, including among others, The Government of Ontario Art Collection; The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), First Gulf, Intrawest Corporation, the Senvest Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Calgary).
In addition to her studio practice, Mason Steeves teaches Abstract Painting Workshops using Cold Wax and Oil in Canada, the U.S. and Sweden. She also has an active Art Mentoring Program where she works online with students in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain and Ireland.

Tony Stopperan 
Owner/Manager of House of John Productions, Tony has a lot of titles, from screenwriter to producer, but the one word that really defines Stopperan is storyteller. “Original content is king in any platform,” says Stopperan, who runs a movie production business in Sarasota. “Storytelling that’s new and original will always find a market.” Stopperan is currently in post-production and promotion on two feature-length films recorded in this last year. Stopperan says. “It’s exciting to create something from nothing.”

Steven Strenk
Steven holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a BFA in Studio Art from Ringling College of Art and Design, and is a graduate from the Alternative Certification for Florida Teachers Program at Eckerd College, earning a Professional Education Certificate. Strenk is a member of the faculty at Ringling College where he teaches courses in drawing, painting, and three-dimensional art. He also teaches in the Visual Performance Arts Magnet Program at Booker High School in Sarasota, where he is responsible for all aspects of curriculum development for freshmen and level 3 curriculum for AP in 3D and Drawing Portfolio, and supervises all auditions for placement into the Art Program. Steve’s work is as diverse as the materials he works with, ranging from graphite to clay, and has been exhibited throughout Florida, as well as in Pennsylvania.
www.strenk.wordpress.com

Pamela Sumner
Pamela is a painter and printmaker who combines Asian materials and influences with her background in abstract expressionism to create powerful gestural paintings. She has presented workshops and led Zen painting retreats at the Contemporary Artists Center and Kripalu Center in Massachusetts, Hollyhock in British Columbia, Wildacres in North Carolina, the Telfair Museum in Georgia, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the Polk Museum in Florida.  Having served as design director of a major museum and marketing director of two international design firms, she also serves as a public art consultant, providing curatorial and project management for both government and corporate projects. 

Karen Sullivan
Karen, earned her BFA at Indiana University (Fine Arts); and the MFA at University of Massachusetts (Computer Animation). She was cover editor, SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Quarterly; and Chair, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2002. She has published focus issues on Visual Literacy, Concept Development for Computer Animators, and is the former department head, Art and Visual Communications, Hood College as well as  former department head, Biomedical Communications, University of Connecticut Health Center. Karen’s work has been included in numerous national shows and publications.  Karen currently is a member of the Computer Animation faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Jill Taffet
Jill received her BFA (Fine Arts) from The Cooper Union in New Work.  She is an EMMY® Award-winning Creative Director who has worked broadly in the motion design industry and as an educator in the profession She has been recognized with a number of design awards from BDA, AIG, The Art Directors Club, The Type Directors Club, Graphis and The Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work with E!, ESPN, MSNBC, Discovery Networks, Oxygen, and TV Land.  She has served as professor and chair of Motion Design, Media Arts and Animation at San Francisco Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Otis College of Art and Design.  Now as a ember of the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design, she teaches classes in Motion Design, Experimental Animation, Visualization and Concept, Network Design and Branding, and Main Title Design.  Ms. Taffet is in progress towards a MFA in Design and Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Andrew Theophilopoulos
BFA Ringling College of Art and Design.  Canadian born, American raised, Andrew lives and works from the Sarasota Bay Area. In the spirit of the old masters, Andrew is well on his way to redefining the legitimacy of Digital Art. His illustration and concept artwork come to life with a mystical sense of imagination and adventure, tinged with the classical aesthetic of the old masters. This award winning artist has worked in the Feature Film industry, had his work exhibited internationally and has been commissioned to paint the portraits of some of the worlds most influential Politicians.
www.andrewtheo.com

Athena Torri
Athena holds a BFA in Photography from Ringling College of Art and Design and a Certificate from the International Center of Photography’s General Studies Program, NY.  She began her professional career in 2007 as a Photographer for the Public Relations division of Ringling College. She has assisted photographer Nan Goldin, artist Corrine Botz, and worked for the New York State Council on the Arts. She has exhibited at 25 CPW, Selby Gallery and The International Center of Photography; and has been published in American Photo On Campus Magazine, UnderWrite Art, and Shift Book. She currently co-owns a photography and video services corporation and Studio in Beacon, NY. And works as a production intern at Conveyor Arts; a photography bookmaking company.
www.athenatorri.com 

Glenn Vilppu
Glen has worked in the Animation Industry concurrently while teaching since 1978. He holds BFA and MFA Degrees from Art Center College of Design, and has also studied at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and Santa Monica City College. His work is in collections throughout the North American and Europe. He says, “Drawing is the primary means the artist has to communicating his thinking, and figure drawing has been the measure of an artist’s skill since the caveman. As a drawing instructor I am dedicated to developing the student’s capabilities to communicate visually to their fullest extent. The bedrock of drawing the figure is the ability to draw the figure in any position from memory.”
www.vilppustudio.com

Michael White
Michael graduated in 1985 from the first Illustration class at Ringling College of Art and Design. He started drawing at age 2 and was published by age 11. At 14 he completed his original comic book series, and was painting murals for churches and creating courtroom sketches for newspapers. Since then, his clients included Marvel Comics, Coca-Cola, Amoco Oil, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, and Atlantis Resort. He has created art for Sarasota Opera House, Tropicana, Child Protection Agency, Circus Sarasota, Sarasota Magazine, and the Humane Society and drew caricatures at the 2010 Super Bowl. One of his most visible pieces is the illustrated map used by Ringling Museum of Art. He has taught at Ringling College since 1993, and says, “Growing up, I was always the teacher’s helper. Now that I’ve become a teacher I try to teach art the way I wish I had been taught.” 
www.michaelwhiteart.biz 

Christopher Wilson
B.Arch., M.A., Ph.D. Temple University (Architecture); The Architectural Association, London (Histories &d Theories of Architecture); Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (Architecture). Dr. Wilson has worked professionally as an architect in Philadelphia, Berlin, and London, and is a registered architect with the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has been teaching architecture and design students at the university level since 1997, both in design studios and lecture/seminars. Dr. Wilson has presented scholarly papers at conferences in Austria, Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan, and has published articles in refereed journals and chapters in edited books.

Nicholas Wozniak
Nicholas holds a MA in Art Education from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and a BFA in fine art and documentary photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, and he has attended graduate studies in photography at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.  Wozniak is a devoted educator with over 15 years teaching experience at the elementary and middle school levels. In addition he has created and conducted studio art curriculum for the Orlando Museum of Art and is also teaching at the undergraduate level for Valencia College in Orlando, FL.  Bringing a wealth of and experience to his students in 2D, 3D and digital photography studies, artistic challenges often combine multiple elements to bring collaboration and teamwork into the creative process.  Wozniak is a frequent presenter and contributor to the Florida Art Educators Conference as well as the National Art Educators Conference, and at the Florida Alliance for Art Educators.  He has exhibited in both Florida and Georgia and is a contributing photographer and writer in numerous student and arts centered publications.

Kathy Wright
Kathy has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a recipient of a 2009-2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and she has enjoyed multiple residencies through the Everglades National Park Artist-in-Residence Program in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her work can be found in corporate, public and private collections internationally including The United States Department of the Interior and The United States Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria. 
www.kathywrightstudio.com

Joni Younkins-Herzog
Joni is a Sarasota sculptor and professor at the State College of Florida, New College and Ringling School of Art and Design. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Georgia in Athens. Younkins-Herzog has exhibited her work throughout the United States; including New York, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, the “Art Prize” in Grand Rapids, Michigan and abroad in Italy, Columbia, Peru, Poland, and Ghana, Africa. Working in many mediums, Younkins-Herzog lures the viewer in with luscious colors and materials to contemplate anxious content in close proximity. Her works range widely in scale from small wearable pieces to large sculptures and installations.

Tammy Zeitler
Tammy received her BFA in Sculpture from Ringling College of Art and Design and an AA in Illustration, with a Minor in Cartooning from The American Academy of Art in Chicago. Her professional experience includes 17 years as a traditional animator, illustrator, and layout artist having worked for companies including, Warner Bros. Animation and Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA). A selection of her film credits include, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.

Tammy’s teaching experience spans courses for middle school students through continuing education classes for professionals. Tammy has taught Traditional Animation I and II, and Senior Portfolio, and currently is an Adjunct Instructor in the Computer Animation Department at Ringling College of Art and Design.  She has also taught Drawing for Animation and 4D: Art in Motion for the Ringling College’s PreCollege Perspective program. She is the 2015 recipient of the Woman Contemporary Artists scholarship, has received the Antovel Scholarship, and her work has been included in private collections and Ringling’s Bookmaking and Printmaking Collections. Tammy continues to develop her personal body of work in her Sarasota home and studio.

 

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Ongoing registration based on space availability. Please register one week or more before a class starts to assure minimum enrollment will be met. Registrations for on-campus programming can be submitted using our online registration forms, by mail, or in person. Ringling College accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards, eCheck, and personal check (payable to Ringling College of Art and Design) or cash (in person only).

 

Membership Benefits
Ringling College of Art and Design graduates, current Ringling College Library Association members, and K-12 arts teachers in Sarasota and Manatee counties receive 10% tuition savings on many CSSP courses and workshops. Membership benefits do not extend to family members, and are not applicable to visiting artists or other designated classes as noted in the catalog.

 

Course/Workshop Cancellation and Schedule Changes
Unforeseen circumstances may deem it necessary to postpone, cancel, or reassign a course. The College reserves the right to assign a substitute instructor without notice.

 

Liability
In the event a course or workshop is cancelled, the College’s liability is limited to the return of fees paid for that course. Applications and payments are acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as outlined herein. The College assumes no liability for travel expenses or nonrefundable airline tickets that cannot be used due to any course or workshop cancellation, schedule change, or any misprint in our course materials, catalogs, or on our web site. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury and/or personal losses during the period of a course or workshop.

 

Refund Policies
Course withdrawal refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are issued only when written notification is received no later than 5 (five) business days prior to the first class session. Cancellations may be submitted by mail or email to
 cssp@ringling.edu. No refunds are issued after this time. Refunds are issued in the original payment method and may take up to 15 business days to process. Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your tuition/fees. Ringling College reserves the right to require persons not complying with College policies to leave a course or program with no refund.

 

Visiting Artist and Spring Art Week Workshops Refund Policies
Spring Art Week 2017 adheres to the following schedule: Until January 6th, a 100% refund, minus a $50 administration fee, will be issued. Subsequently, no refunds can be granted. Other Visiting Artist Workshops (identified by courses beginning with a “V” in their course code) require cancellation no less than 30 days prior to the class start and also carry a $50 administration fee. The effective date of cancellation will be upon receipt of your written notification. Notification can be mailed or emailed to
 cssp@ringling.edu. Refunds may take up to 15 business days to process and are issued in the manner payment was made to Ringling College of Art and Design. You may substitute someone to attend in your place up to one week before the start of the workshop. At the time of substitution, the person taking your place must register with Continuing Studies and pay a $50 administrative fee. 

Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your tuition/fees.
Ringling College reserves the right to require persons not complying with College policies to leave a course or program with no refund.

 

Your Right to Know

Your personal safety and the security of the campus community are of vital concern to Ringling College of Art and Design. A copy of the school’s annual security report, which contains statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, is available upon request. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Director of Public Safety, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234.  You may request a copy by phone by calling the Office of Public Safety at 941.351.5100 or 941.351.4742.  The annual security report is also available online.

 

Facilities Safety Guidelines

Ringling College of Art and Design is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, students and staff. The following safety rules and procedures, as well as the College’s no smoking policy MUST be observed at all timesThe College’s policy meets the requirements of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations to secure the environmental health and safety concerns for the campus community, and applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors and to all sites under the control of Ringling College of Art and Design. 

Please read all of the College's guidelines below.  On the first day of your class or workshop, you will be asked to initial that you have reviewed and agree to abide by these guidelines.

 

Section I: GENERAL RULES / GUIDELINES / PROCEDURES IN EFFECT FOR ALL RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN FACILITIES:

  • Students are expected to act responsibly, maintaining respect for faculty, peers, and equipment, while maintaining clean and operable studio spaces.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in any studios or labs.
  • REPORT ALL EMERGENCIES to the instructor and the Office of Public Safety. Know where all exits are located. Know where the first aid kit is located. Know where the telephone is located and the campus emergency phone number: 941-359-7500. For medical and/or fire emergencies: PHONE 9-1-1 first, AND then notify the Office of Public Safety immediately.
  • CLOSED TOED SHOES must be worn at all times in the studios.
  • KNOW WHERE ALL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE LOCATED and how to operate them. ALL exits to classrooms and buildings MUST BE KEPT CLEAR AND FREE OF CLUTTER.
  • Use personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles or ear protection when using loud equipment or machinery) as instructed and required.
  • Know where to find and how to work the emergency eyewashes and safety shower. Cut materials on approved cutting surfaces, using appropriate techniques.
  • Never work alone in a studio. No student may work in a studio during a class period other than the one in which he/she is enrolled. No student may work in a studio unless an instructor or studio monitor is present. Inform a Public Safety Officer if an unfamiliar person is in the studio.
  • If you do not know how to operate a piece of equipment DO NOT USE IT until you have received sufficient instruction.
  • NO HORSEPLAY and no running in the studios. No food or drink is allowed in classroom or studio areas. No alcohol or drug use before or during studio time is permitted. No weapons are allowed on campus, including firearms, swords, large knives, etc. or replicas thereof.
  • No loud music or use of headphones during class time is permitted.
  • NO OPEN FLAMES (candles, oil lamps, etc) or items containing flammable liquids or fumes are permitted in any studio or lab.
  • Report any problems with equipment or facilities to your instructor. If something breaks, keep any parts that may come loose or fall off. Do not attempt to make repairs yourself.
  • Clean up work areas, tables and floors at the end of each class. Use a razor scraper to remove unwanted materials and avoid the use of solvents for clean up. Where required due to materials usage, areas are to be cleaned with wet/mop or HEPA filter vacuum. Spills of any substances must be cleaned up immediately and materials are to be disposed of according to proper studio procedures.
  • All studio furniture and equipment must be maintained and arranged in workable order at the end of each class.
  • No artwork may interfere with the conduct of any class or studio.
  • Artwork must be removed at the end of each class period.

Section II: HAZARDOUS/DANGEROUS MATERIAL or EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND SAFE USE OF SOLVENTS IN ALL RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN FACILITIES

Read any materials safety data sheets (MSDS) that pertain to your course work and be familiar with the proper application of said materials and their dangers.

GAMSOL is the only approved solvent for use in Continuing Studies and Special Programs studios. Gamsol cannot be used inside the studios for washing or for thinning down paint. Either linseed oil or stand oil should be used for these purposes. Gamsol washes may be done outside the studio away from the building door and brought into the studio when completely dry. All solvent rags – including paper towels used with solvents – must be placed in rag containers immediately after use. Work areas and hands are to be washed with soap and water after using solvents.

  • NO lead-based products may be used in any facility at any time. Beware of using old oil paint that may be lead-based.
  • For classes utilizing chemicals, they must be properly labeled and stored. Students may NOT bring chemicals into a darkroom, classroom, or studio.
  • Use provided disposal containers for all used mat-cutter and Exacto knife blades. Do NOT put used blades in the trash and do NOT leave used blades lying around.

Section III: STUDIO SPECIFIC RULES AND GUIDELINES

III-A: Digital Film and Photography Studios/Labs:

  • Turn off all lighting equipment if you must leave the shooting area for any reason.

  • Use a ladder when adjusting the height of lighting, backgrounds or props in   the studio. DO not use folding chairs or other furniture in place of a ladder.

III-B: Painting Studios:

  • Each student must bring an oil filled brush cleaning jar - any vegetable oil can be used for brush cleaning.
  • Spray fixatives should be used ONLY in the spray booths on the campus.
  • Acrylics or water-soluble oils may also be used for under-painting and washes and then painted over with traditional oil paints.­
  • The waste from brush cleaning jars for all painting media (acrylics, water soluble oils, traditional oils) must be properly disposed of in containers provided in the studio.
  • Under NO circumstances should paint be washed down the sink.

III-C: 3D, Printmaking, Woodworking and Sculpture Studios:

  • Never wear loosing clothing that might be caught in moving parts of equipment.
  • Long hair must be tied back or tucked under a close-fitting cap or scarf.
  • Rings, bracelets, necklaces and wristwatches should not be worn while operating any power tool or machinery/equipment.
  • Worktables and floors must be covered when working with paint, plaster, flux or other materials that may cause damage or create a mess.
  • No storage of projects or materials in the shop or studio is permitted.
  • Use of Power Tools
  • DO NOT USE A MACHINE without previous proper training.
  • Never leave a machine while it is running.
  • Never remove safety guards or other devices from a machine.
  • Use machines for bona fide operations only.
  • Do not adjust machines before they have come to a dead stop.
  • Vacuum equipment when performing work that creates dust.
  • While a machine is running, be alert to sounds, which indicate that it is not operating properly. If is doesn’t sound right, SHUT IF OFF and seek assistance from the instructor.
  • Use push blocks when making narrow cuts on power saws.
  • Do not distract attention of those using machines.
  • Abuse of a tool may result in the student replacing a tool or piece of equipment.

III-D: Ceramics Studio Rules and Guidelines:

  • Children are not allowed in the ceramics studio, glaze room or kiln yard at any time.

A FEW REMINDERS:

  • Read the material safety data sheets (MSDS) for hazardous materials that you use.
  • Learn your safe lifting limits and how to lift objects properly. This is particularly important with heavy objects (over 30 pounds). The lifting method most generally recommended is keeping your back straight and bending your knees to pick up an object, rather than keeping your knees straight and bending over to lift.
  • Wear special clothing in the studio, and remove them after work. Wash them frequently and separately from other clothing. If you mix glaze, it must be stored in plastic containers or buckets with lids.

SINKS:

  • It is important not to put clay down the sink drains. All scrap clay and slip should be deposited in the slip barrels. Please clean out the sinks after use.

SLAB ROLLER:

  • When rolling out a slab, use a top and bottom cloth. Do not roll directly onto the slab bed, or you will not be able to pick up your slab. If you get clay on the edges and sides of the machine, be sure to clean it off. DON’T FORCE THE ROLLER! If it seems difficult to turn, notify your instructor.

SLAB ROLLER BASIC SAFETY

  • Take care that any loose clothing, hair, etc. is not going to be caught by the roller, handle, or cables underneath.
  • Make sure the table and floor areas are clear of obstructions.

WEDGING TABLE:

  • Please do not leave clay out on the wedging table. Keep it clear for others to use. When finished wedging, the table should be scraped clean with a spatula or other tool. Chunks of dry and hard clay picked up from the table during wedging will cause problems both in working with the clay and as it is drying.

WHEELS:

  • Wheels and wheel parts, (especially moving parts), need to be carefully maintained to keep them in good working condition. If a wheel is not working properly, inform your instructor. Try not to let water overflow the wheel table when working. A wet floor is a safety hazard. (All spills should be sponged up immediately). The wheel head, splash pan, seat, and table of the wheel must be cleaned after every use.

GLAZE ROOM:

  • Beginning students are provided with a range of stock glazes (raku, stoneware, and low fire), and mix glaze only under the direction of their instructor. Glaze chemicals are expensive and some are toxic and should, therefore, be used with discretion.
  • Wear a dust mask/respirator if dry mixing or measuring glaze chemicals. Cover all open cuts, especially on your hands, and wear rubber gloves when handling glaze materials. The area in which the chemical bins are located is reserved for dry mixing only.
  • No water or wet mixing is allowed on top of or around the chemical bins. A spill would ruin the chemicals stored there.
  • Keep all containers closed, even when working, to prevent escape of dusts, etc. into the air. Use a ventilation fan.
  • As with all dry materials, transfer powders which create dust with spoons, scoops, or similar implements. (Do not dump, since this creates a lot of dust in the air).
  • Scales and tools should be cleaned and returned to the tool cabinet. Sieves should be rinsed and returned to their proper place. Any dry spills should be sponged up and the counters wiped off after mixing.
  • Wash your hands carefully with soap and water after work, before eating and during work breaks. Never use solvents to clean your hands; if soap and water are not sufficient, use a waterless hand cleanser and then soap and water. 
  • *Keep your hands away from your mouth.

GLAZE APPLICATION:

  • When glazing, please work on the table provided. Do not work on the chemical bin counter tops.
  • All glazes must be stirred well each time they are used. Rinse the stirring sticks between glazes.
  • Please be careful not to contaminate one glaze with another (for example, by pouring a glaze back into the wrong glaze bucket). If a glaze sees to be too thick or too thin, ask the advice of the instructor before attempting to adjust it.
  • All work that is to be glaze fired must be signed and must be completely cleaned of glaze on the bottom and up the sides from the bottom. Both wax emulsion and paraffin are provided to aid in the above requirement. When heating paraffin, do not turn the skillet above 250 degrees, and unplug after use. Wax is flammable and the fumes from burning wax are a health hazard.
  •  Any work or possessions left out on the tables and counters will be disposed of. 
  • Glazed work should be placed on the appropriate ware cart to be fired. Carts are labeled according to type of fire, e.g. raku, stoneware, etc.

KILN ROOM AND KILN YARD:

  • Beginning students will not be directly responsible for operation of the kilns. Classes will alternate in helping to load the kilns, keep the kiln log, unstuck the kiln and clean the kiln shelves. Your instructor will tell you the specifics needed in each case.
  • The kiln furniture (posts, shelves, etc.) is to be kept organized and well maintained. You are responsible for grinding off any glaze on shelves and for keeping shelves in operating order. Your instructor will show you how to operate the grinder for cleaning shelves and proper application of kiln wash.
  • Electric kilns are to be loaded carefully, being aware of the fragile nature of the soft bricks and elements. Make sure posts and shelves are clean. Kiln firing requires that someone be in charge at all times.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY WHEN FIRING KILNS:

  • Wear proper protective clothing to protect against burns. (Ex. Raku: you would want to wear long sleeves, pants, and heavy leather gloves.)
  • Use proper equipment such as tongs or heavy gloves for handling hot objects.
  • Don’t stare into a hot kiln for extended periods of time. Wear protective eyewear when firing at higher temperatures.
  • Be careful not to arbitrarily grab or touch anything in the proximity of a firing kiln with bare hands. Whatever it is might be hot!!! Use gloves or tongs.
  • Keep the kiln yard and areas around the kilns free of obstacles and debris. Remove all material from the area where it may cause someone to trip and fall.
  • Make certain that all fires, coals, embers, etc. are out before you leave. If you are firing a gas kiln, make sure that the gas is off.

Section IV: RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IS A NON-SMOKING CAMPUS.

Ringling College of Art and Design is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, constitute a significant health hazard. In addition to causing direct health hazards, smoking contributes to institutional costs in other ways, including fire damage, cleaning and maintenance costs, and costs associated with employee absenteeism.

Ringling College of Art and Design therefore has set the following policy:

Smoking is prohibited on the Ringling College campus except in outdoor designated smoking areas. Smoking is also prohibited in all Ringling College vehicles including golf carts. For the purposes of this policy, smoking is defined as burning any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos and pipes. Smoking materials will not be sold or dispensed within any property owned, leased, or controlled by Ringling College.

This no-smoking policy applies to all persons including students, faculty, staff, visitors, contractors, subcontractors, and others on Ringling College property.  Designated smoking areas are identified by signage and contain receptacles for the proper disposal of cigarette butts. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are expected to observe these designated smoking areas and to dispose of cigarette butts safely and only in the receptacles provided.

 

Diver deeper into your field of interest.

Ringling College Certificate programs offer a comprehensive, non-credit curriculum  to enhance your personal growth and
professional art and design skillls. Ideal for adults interested in investigating new methods, media, and ideas, expanding
upon current skills, and building portfolios

Certificate Program Info and Application (pdf to download)

Certificate Program Online Application

Details

Certificate programs deliver a set of required, chronological, non-credit Continuing Studies courses that provide students with the necessary skills and training to pursue their field of interest. Programs include introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses, and may take two to four years to complete at a rate of one to two courses per semester based on course and student availability. Courses are offered days, evenings, and weekends during the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as during summer workshops and annual retreats.
Ringling College of Art and Design currently offers five Certificate Programs in visual art and design.
     ·         Book Arts
     ·         General Studies in Fine Arts
     ·         General Studies in Photography
      ·         Interior Concepts
      ·         Digital Graphics
Certificate students enjoy access to Ringling College's numerous galleries and library. Certificate courses are non-credit and do not transfer to an academic degree program.

Curriculum Requirements and Certificate Program Policies and Procedures

Each Certificate program has a distinct curriculum made up of required and elective classes and workshops.
Please review the Certificate Info and Application packet for details regarding each field of study as well as Certificate Program policies and procedures. Students may choose to complete two certificates at a time and should carefully review the details about combining required and elective credits.

Completing your Certificate? Download a copy of the Application for Award of Certificate.

 

 

 

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