Continuing Studies & Special Programs


Continuing Studies 
& Special Programs

Continuing Studies & Special Programs (CSSP) provides non-credit classes and workshops for students of all ages and skill levels. Choose from a myriad of creative education experiences offered year round in traditional and digital arts including painting, drawing, figure studies, sculpture, mixed media, photo and film, design, creative writing and more. Consider a comprehensive Certificate Program for a deeper level of engagement. Get away to our Wildacres Retreat Art Workshops for creative camaraderie or join Teacher Institute for immersive professional development for K-12 teachers. Whatever your interests, availability, or skills, discover a creative learning experience that is designed just for you.

 

Our Programs:

Classes for the Community

Summer Teacher Institute

Certificate Programs

Wildacres Retreat


   

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

Reach your creative potential.

Explore and challenge your creative potential and understanding through a variety of non-credit courses and workshops held on the Ringling College campus throughout the calendar year. We deliver education opportunities for advanced studio artists, novice practitioners, middle and high school students, and children looking for fun, creative, studio-based learning. Beginners and professionals will find opportunities for growth where real-life, practical skills, creative and critical thinking and essential art and design concepts are emphasized. Learn how to use the most cutting-edge technology, tools, and equipment for an array of creative industries from award-winning working artists, designers, and instructors.

Review our program listings to find a comprehensive list of course options, from daylong workshops to semester-long classes in a wide range of art and design media. Experience professional and personal growth and join our community of working and emerging artists and designers. 

CSSP classes are non-credit and open to the public.

 

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                 Other Learning Opportunities

 

Fall Art classes run from September 19 - December 17, 2015. Our curriculum includes:

  • Art + Design Foundations
  • Art History + Art Appreciation
  • Design
  • Digital Art + Design
  • Drawing + Illustration
  • Interior Concepts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • Saturday Exploration for Children (ages 6-10)

     

Review our Fall Art 2015 Course Catalog

 

Bundle and Save 10% where indicated for sequential courses registered at the same time.

Spring Art 2016 Classes have concluded. Spring 2017 offerings will be available in late fall 2016. Our spring curriculum includes:

  • Art + Design Foundations
  • Art History
  • Book Arts
  • Business in Art and Design
  • Color and Creativity
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Interior Concepts
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Pastels
  • Photography & Imaging
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • And programming for Teens and Youth

Review our Spring Art 2016 Course Catalog

SPRING ART WEEK 2017 classes with notable Visiting Artists will be held March 5-12, 2017. Information and advanced registration will be available in fall 2016.

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

Summer Art 2016: June 13 - July 22

Ringling’s Summer Art programs offers adults, teens and tweens both traditional and digital approaches to art and design.

Summer Art 2016 Catalog        Register now for Summer Classes

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)

ROBOTICS CAMP FOR GIFTED LEARNERS

NEW this summer, we are teaming up with Sarasota Robotics, LLC and putting the “A” in STEM for a full STEAM ahead experience in Robotics for students entering 5th-10th grades.
 

 

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. 

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

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 is a working teacher and artist. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, the Art Institute of Boston, and Cambridge College. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Education. Marcia is an advocate of whole brain learning, and in her book, Painting from Both Sides of the Brain, she presents her paintings in oils and watercolor, both abstract and realism, glowing with a distinctive luminescence and a vibrant sense of light. 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 universities for ten years, and at Ringling College for six 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 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.

 

Registration
Ongoing registration based on program availability. Please register 1 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, 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 Verman Kimbrough Library Association members, and K-12 arts teachers in Sarasota and Manatees 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.

 

Promotion and Member Savings
Early registration, member benefits, and bundle savings may not be combined. The offer with the greatest savings will be applied when your registration is processed.

 

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. Cancellation and schedule change notifications are posted online; see the program you are enrolled in for a list of cancellations and schedule changes. 

 

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 Workshop Refund Policies
Spring Art Week 2016 adheres to the following schedule: Until January 4, 2016, 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.

 

 


 

Summer Teacher Institute

July 10-16, 2016

Ringling College of Art and Design Summer Teacher Institute provides a professional development experience in arts integration for all K-12 educators. 

The weeklong Institute offers traditional and digital based workshops designed to introduce and explore new techniques that can be carried into the classroom to augment instructional delivery and elevate student learning through the integration of art into the curriculum. Teachers of all areas of study are encouraged to attend. 

 

Apply Online

Workshop Descriptions

 

Classes
Participants of the Summer Teacher Institute must enroll in both a morning Monday-Friday class and an afternoon Monday-Thursday class. In addition, students will take a field trip to the Ringling Museum and participate in Friday’s Debriefing Session, which are considered required events.

 

Workshop Descriptions

 

Online Registration Form

 

Summer Teacher Institute is funded in part by Ringling College.  

2016 Costs:

  • Program Fee: $295 that includes a $50 non-refundable reservation fee. Fees cover 40 hours of course instruction, open studios, one museum visit, closing exhibition & reception, a welcoming dinner and lunch daily Monday through Friday. Breakfast and dinner are on your own and can be purchased through the College’s dining services.  
  • Housing Fee: optional $100 for those wishing to stay in double-occupancy on-campus housing, including provided linens.
     

Financial Assistance: Scholarships of $295 are available for High School art teachers who have not previously received a scholarship to attend Summer Teacher Institute at Ringling College of Art and Design. You must submit your request with your registration form, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from your school district or immediate supervisor. Your request for a scholarship may be made directly on your online registration or via email to cssp@ringling.edu. The recommendation may be submitted as a letter sent by mail or email to cssp@ringling.edu.

Ringling College Continuing Studies & Special Programs awards CEUs to students who successfully complete all scheduled programming. Ringling College does not guarantee the recognition or acceptance of CEUs in all states or school districts. Please confirm requirements for your certification.

Week at a Glance

Sunday, July 10, 2016:
1:30-3:30 PM    CHECK-IN for Teacher Institute HOUSING ONLY takes place in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Residence Hall, Office of Residence Life lobby.  
3:30–4:00 PM    CHECK-IN for the Summer Teacher Institute program is in the Academic Center Lobby
4:00 PM    ORIENTATION is required and will be held at in the Academic Center Auditorium. Orientation will include a welcome from Ringling College staff, and wrap up with a break-out meeting with the instructor of your morning workshop. 
4:45 PM    DIGITAL ORIENTATION is also required and will be held at your morning session classroom. Those enrolled in Mixed Media will be assigned at check-in.
6:00 PM    WELCOME DINNER is a required event for all participants and begins at in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall in the Ulla Searing Student Center

Weekdays, Monday July 11 – Thursday, July 14:
8:30 AM-12 Noon  Morning Classes Meet
12:15-1:15 PM   Lunch provided in the Brickman Café (unless otherwise noted on the schedule distributed at check-in as part of our Lunch & Learn presentation.)
1:30-5:00 PM    Afternoon Classes Meet (on Thursday, class ends at 4 PM and the bus departs for the Ringling Museum at 5 PM. The bus returns to campus at 8 PM)
5:00-7:00 PM    Dinner on Your Own
7:00 – 10:00 PM    OPEN STUDIOS, require Student Signup (Monday-Wednesday only)

Final Day: Friday, July 15:
8:30 AM-12 Noon    Morning Classes Meet
12:15-1:15 PM         Lunch Provided in the Brickman Café
1:30-3:00 PM        Debriefing Session and Final Exhibition Prep
3:15 PM-4:30 PM    Filmmaking Screening in the Academic Center Auditorium
4:30-6:00 PM        Final Exhibition and Reception, Trustees Studio - We’ll celebrate the week’s many accomplishments!

Saturday, July 16:    
Checkout for those in on-campus housing. Residence Halls must be vacated by 10 AM.

Free Time
We encourage getting to know your fellow teachers! Meet teachers and educators and share your experiences during on-campus dining at lunchtime. Open Studio time will also be available in various campus studios, labs, and classrooms.

Teacher Institute Refund Policies:

•    Program withdrawal refunds of $245 are issued only when written notification is received by June 1. The $50 registration fee is not refundable. Housing fees of $100 are fully refundable. 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 means payment was made to Ringling College of Art and Design.

•    You may substitute someone to attend in your place up to one week prior to the program start date. At the time of substitution, the person filling your space must register with Continuing Studies and pay a $50 administrative fee.

•    Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your program.

•    Ringling College reserves the right to require persons not complying with College policies to leave the program with no refund.

Course/Workshop Cancellation and Schedule Changes
CSSP instructors are working professionals. Unforeseen circumstances may deem it necessary to 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 in our catalogs and online. 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 misprints in our course catalog, 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.

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 on line at the following web address:
www.ringling.edu/publicsafety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Certificate Programs 

Dive deeper into your field of interest.

Ringling College Certificate programs offer a comprehensive, part-time curriculum to enhance your personal growth and professional skills in a number of creative areas.

Ideal for adults interested in investigating new methods, media, and ideas, expanding upon current skills, and building portfolios, certificate programs introduce students to processes and practices essential to their success.

Courses held during Spring and Fall semesters.

 

Apply Online     or  download a PDF

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 includes courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, 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, including a new certificate in Book Arts:

  • 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 Kimbrough Library's vast collection of contemporary art and design resources and research support. Certificate courses are non-credit and are not transferable to an academic degree program.

Curriculum Requirements

Each Certificate program has distinct curriculum requirements and credits you need to fulfill for successful completion. Please review the program curriculum for your field of study. Students may choose to complete two certificates at a time and should carefully review the details about combining required and elective credits.

Fall 2015 Courses

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Program policies and procedures

 

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

 

 

 


 


Wildacres Retreat

An artistic retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina!

Escape to the Wildacres Retreat for one, two, or three weeks of Ringling College workshops for artists of all levels. Offered in both July and October, we provide an immersive retreat experience for adult participants to engage with other artists, practice or learn a new skill, and glean inspiration from the beauty of the natural environment. Choose from an array of workshops including clay studio, figure drawing, mixed media, painting, collage, pastels, photography, printmaking, book art, and more.

    

 

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Session A  July 17-23, 2016

Session B  July 24-30, 2016

Session C  October 17-23, 2016 
 

Wildacres Brochure

Program Details
Open to students of all skill levels, these one-week workshops offer something for everyone. Experienced artists will draw inspiration and additional instruction to inspire and inform their work, while beginning artists and designers will discover new subjects, media, methods, and techniques.

Each week of classes, demonstrations, and lectures is designed for artistic experimentation and offers 24-hour studio access. Small class sizes ensure individual attention to your work and creative goals. Upon completion of a weeklong workshop, courses may be applied toward the Ringling College Certificate Program and participants may earn Ringling College CEUs.

Students enroll in one workshop per weeklong session, and may choose to enroll in consecutive summer sessions, making it a two week retreat. Many take this opportunity to thoroughly investigate one medium or try something new while inspired by the beautiful mountain setting. The splendor of autumn colors and the warmth of crackling fires in the evenings make the October session an irresistible artistic getaway. 

A family member or friend is welcome to accompany you and simply enjoy the retreat’s mountain setting for the cost of lodging, meals and gratuity. 

Each guest’s residency is supported by the generosity of the Wildacres Retreat Foundation offering lodging and meals at a dramatically reduced rate.
 

Wildacres Art Workshops 2016 Brochure (PDF)
 

*Wildacres workshops are adult oriented: students 15-17 years of age must be enrolled in a class and be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 15 are not admissible to the program.

Getting There
Wildacres Retreat is located about an hour's drive northeast of Asheville, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, three miles from the village of Little Switzerland.

Check In
Check in is between 3 and 5 PM in the North Lodge. Participants may settle into their rooms and stroll the grounds until dinner at 6:30 PM.

Orientation
Orientation begins at 7:30 PM the evening of check-in. Attendance is mandatory. At Orientation, you will:

  • Meet Ringling College faculty and Wildacres Retreat staff
  • Hear the Wildacres Story
  • Receive program announcements and details
  • Participate in break-out sessions with your instructor in the studio.

Accommodations
Rooms are double-occupancy lodging with private baths. Space is very limited. Roommates are assigned according to gender or you are welcome to enroll a friend or spouse to enjoy the mountaintop with you. All guests staying on site at the retreat, including companions not enrolled in class will be charged an annual registration fee, lodging, meals, and gratuity fees for each session. For those wishing to stay off-site, the $25 registration fee will be assessed along with a Commuter Meals fee plus gratuity.

Special requests made at the time of registration will be accommodated if possible on a first-come, first-served, needs basis. There are no elevators. When registering, please indicate ground level if required. Specific room requests are considered when possible but cannot be guaranteed.  

Rooms provide two twin beds or a twin and a double bed, pillows, linens, a light blanket and a spread, a ceiling fan, and one set of towels per person. Towel change is mid-week. There is minimal storage for clothing and personal belongings. Rooms are not air-conditioned but summer nights are comfortably cool; there is self-regulated heat when needed. NO PETS are permitted at the retreat.

A wake-up bell will ring daily to announce the start of the day.

Negotiating the Grounds at Wildacres
Be prepared for a certain amount of required walking for meals and classes. Participants must be able to negotiate some steps and/or inclines on paths to the dining hall, lodges, patio, canteen, auditorium, amphitheater, and some of the studios. Please note that Wildacres elevation is 3,300 feet.

Meals
17 family-style meals are served in the Retreat dining hall, and a bell will ring to announce all meals 10 minutes before the dining hall opens.

Breakfast is served at 8 AM.
Lunch is served at 12:30 PM.
Dinner is served at 6 PM, except the first and last days of the program when it is served at 6:30 PM.

Please indicate dietary restrictions when enrolling and every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. 

*During the summer session weekend the retreat meal service closes after Saturday morning breakfast and resumes at Sunday dinner. Participants enrolled in sessions A and B may enjoy local dining available within a 3-10 miles drive or a small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave is available on site for self-service.  

Meet the Wildacres Faculty:

Will be updated with 2016 faculty soon.

Seth Barendse
Seth received his BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft. Working with mud for the past 15 years, his studies began under the instruction of Tuu Din Nguyen at Booker High School in Sarasota, FL where he later taught from 2001-2006 following his studies at State College of Florida (SCF, formerly Manatee Community College) under the instruction of Ted Camp and Annette Sidner.  He is currently the Studio Technician for SCF, Venice Campus, has taught for Ringling College Continuing Studies, and has assisted with the Clay Studios at Ringling College’s Wildacres Art Workshops since 2008.  Barendse is a highly skilled artisan throwing much of his clay work, and also incorporates mixed media in his pieces.  His work is exhibited in Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, and Oregon. 
http://sethbarendse.weebly.com/artist-statement.html 

Don Brandes
Don Brandes earned a BFA in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Design from the University of Missouri and a MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. With over 17 years of professional teaching experience, Don joined Ringling College in 1998, where he is a full time member of the Illustration Department. He is a former illustrator for Hallmark Cards and has had numerous clients including Northwest Airlines.
  www.donbrandes.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.

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 

Rick Dakan
Rick Dakan earned a BA at Ohio State University. In the mid-90s, he wrote role-playing game books for numerous product lines, including: Wraith: The Oblivion, Kult, Conspiracy X, Deadlands, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Dungeons & Dragons. His first novel, Geek Mafia, was published in 2006, followed by the sequels Geek Mafia: Mile Zero in 2008 and Geek Mafia: Black Hat Blues in 2009. His fourth novel, The Cthulhu Cult: A Novel of Lovecraftian Obsession, was released in 2010. He writes a weekly column on video games for the web site Pop Matters, where he also co-hosts the Moving Pixels Podcast. In 2010, he completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing through the Ranier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. He went on to found and serve as lead game designer for he ill-fated Mob Rules Game. Since 2013 he has worked as a writer and level builder for Blue Mammoth Games.

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 and public collections.

She 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, teacher, bookmaker and letterpress printer.  She received her MFA in Book Arts as well as 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.  In addition, she has over fifteen years of experience in arts administration and fund development.  Bridget is the Southeast Chapter Chair for the Guild of Book Workers and was recently invited to join the Board of Directors for the College Book Arts Association.  Her work is exhibited widely and can be found in collections across the country. 
www.flatbedsplendor.com 

Tim Jaeger
Raised in Paducah, KY, Tim Jaeger moved to the resort coastal town of Sarasota, FL in 1998 to earn his bachelors of arts from the Ringling College of Art + Design. Since graduating in 2002, Jaeger has emerged as a leading artist in South Florida and beyond. Currently, he continues to maintain his Sarasota studio while working towards engaging the community and fostering new artistic partnerships.Jaeger's paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections both in the United States and abroad. For a full listing of recent solo and group exhibitions, please visit
www.regeaj.com

Nick Joerling, Visiting Artist
Nick is a full-time studio potter who has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina, since the mid-1980’s. He received a BA in History from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. He has taught in craft programs nationally, been widely reviewed and exhibited, and is represented in public and private collections.  Nick’s work is wheelthrown, altered, stoneware.

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

Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro
Brooke earned a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She is a gallery painter represented by Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, MA, and Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA. Brooke 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. She is currently a member of the Illustration Department faculty at Ringling College.  
www.brookeolivares.com or www.brookeolivares.blogspot.com 

Sally Pettibon
Sally Pettibon earned a BFA in Photography from California College of the Arts and a MFA in Photography from the University of South Florida.With over 12 years of professional teaching experience, Sally joined Ringling College in 2003 as a member of the Photography & Imaging Department. She is an internationally exhibited photographic artist with numerous exhibitions and awards. Her past clients include: The New York TimesNew York Law JournalNewsweek MagazineWashington PostWashingtonian MagazineAssociated Press, Agence France Press, and Silver Image Agency.
 www.sallypettibon.com

Vicky Randall
Vicky Randall earned a BFA in Painting and Sculpture with a minor in Metalsmithing from Middle Tennessee State University and a MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University. She has participated in over 180 invitationals, juried and one-person exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. Vicky is well known for her monumental sculptures in stainless steel. Vicky is a member of the Ringling College Fine Arts faculty.

Dwight Rose
Dwight received his BFA degree in Painting from 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.  
watercolorimpressions.artspan.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, 3D design and advanced ceramics courses, and has been a Ringling College of Art and Design Continuing Studies faculty for 5 years.  Annette 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.   Her 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.

Michael James 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 have included Marvel Comics, Coca-Cola, Amoco Oil, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, and Atlantis Resort. 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 

 

Costs for ALL attendees:

$25 - Registration Fee

$155 - Meals per person / per session

$145 - Lodging per person / per session

$25 - Gratuity per person / per session

$35 - Overnight Lodging per person ONLY for participants enrolling in both Sessions A and B

PLUS Workshop Tuitions + Fees as indicated at each course description

 

 

The workshops are adult oriented: students 15-17 years of age must be enrolled in a class and be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 15 are not admissible to the program.

 

Liability
In the event a workshop is cancelled, the College’s liability is limited to the return of fees paid to us for that course and session. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury and/or personal losses during the program. Applications and payments are acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as outlined in this brochure. The College assumes no liability for travel expenses or nonrefundable airline tickets that cannot be used due to any workshops being cancelled or any misprints online or in the print catalog.

Transfer Policy
An administrative fee of $45 will be assessed for all transfers between classes or sessions. Transfers from the Summer to Fall session will not be permitted after June 1.

Refund Policy
Summer: Cancellation in writing received prior to June 1, 100% refund less the $25 non-refundable registration fee. After June 1, refunds are not possible.
Fall: Cancellation in writing received prior to September 1, 100% refund less for the $25 non-refundable registration fee. After September 1, refunds are not possible.

Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your program. 

Ringling College and/or Wildacres Retreat reserve the right to require persons not complying with College and/or Retreat policies to leave the program with no refund.

All cancellations may be submitted by mail, fax to 941-955-8801, or email to cssp@ringling.edu. 

Substitutions
You may substitute someone to attend in your place up to one week prior to the program start date. At the time of substitution, the person filling your space must register with CSSP and pay both a $25 registration fee and a $45 transfer fee.

 

 

 

 

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