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SPRING ART 2014: January-April 2014
SPRING AT 2014 Catalog (pdf to download)

Our classes for Spring have now concluded.  Visit Summer ART for information about courses offered in May, June and July for Adults, Teens and Tweens.

Our Fall ART course listings will be available in August 2014.

SPRING ART 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:

These classes are listed for reference only.  All classes are complete.

ART HISTORY

The Horse in Art History
8 sessions, 16 hours, T, 6:30-8:30 PM
AH425, Feb. 4-April 1 (no class March 11)
$165, Tony Rice

This survey is a study of the Horse in Art History with special attention given to the artists who have created images of the Horse from the Lascaux Caves to contemporary artists Deborah Butterfield, Susan Rothenberg and others. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

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BUSINESS IN ART + DESIGN

Marketing, Media & Strategy
5 sessions, 25 hours, SA, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
AS230, March 29-April 26
$295, Lindsey Nickel-de la O

Effectively promoting your work can be as challenging and creative as making the work itself. We will identify marketing tools, and learn how to apply them in practical ways to advance the success of your business. The development of strategic messaging, consistent marketing materials, and online and social communication with your consumers will be covered. Simple tactics for promoting your work online through websites, blogs, social media, and PR will expand your work's marketing potential. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE, IR, IE, PR, PE, GR, GE)

Also see DIGITAL ARTS for courses essential to career development skills.
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DESIGN

Design Fundamentals
10 sessions, 25 hours, W, 6:30-9 PM
DS105, Jan. 22-April 2 (no class March 12)
$295, Jeff Schwartz

Explore how form and content can be combined to create images that convey ideas without using words. This dynamic, hands-on course reveals how the basic design elements of line, shape, and composition can be used to find design solutions for a given visual problem. Through an introduction to color theory, explore the relationship between light and color, and discover how color choices can create design solutions. Participants develop an individual design based on color symbolism, which is then carried through a series of renderings to discover how color choices change the experience of a design. (Program Certificate Code: FR, GR, IR, PR)

Visual Merchandising and Display Design
1 session, 7 hours, SA, 9 AM-4 PM
ICW105, Feb. 22
$115, Adam Roland

This exciting workshop familiarizes students with the techniques of visual merchandising and display, focusing on eye appeal and its impact on consumer buying habits. Topics include the principles of visual composition, formal design, attention-getting devices, and understanding the relationship between visual merchandising and selling. Students gain invaluable firsthand experience by designing their own hypothetical displays employing the latest techniques in the field.  (Certificate Program Code: IE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses.
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DIGITAL ARTS

Introduction to the Macintosh Computer
1 session, 3 hours, SA, 9 AM-12 Noon
CG101, Jan. 18
$50, Marcia Johnson

Master the fundamental skills necessary to use the Macintosh computer comfortably while fulfilling the prerequisite for other digital courses. Basic skills such as logging into home and web spaces, and understanding the differences and similarities between Mac and PC window and file management will be covered. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

Photoshop I
4 sessions, 30 hours, SA, 9 AM-4:30 PM
CG109, Feb. 1-22
$395, Marcia Johnson

Learn the industry-standard program for electronically manipulating images in this introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrations and lectures introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools of Photoshop. Interactive, hands-on exercises allow students to transform photographs, graphics, and websites, as well as create original artwork.  Seats are limited. Enroll early. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required; see Introduction to the Macintosh Computer. (Certificate Program Code: GR, GE, PR, PE, FE, IE) 

Digital Design
4 sessions, 30 hours, SA, 9 AM-4:30 PM
CG115, March 8-29
$395, Marcia Johnson

Develop the essential design skills to produce visually powerful digital graphics for print, advertising, and other visual media. Learn the process and art of integrating text and graphics to effectively communicate a meaningful message. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of design through typography, composition, digital paint, and illustration techniques. Prerequisite: Basic Macintosh computer skills required; see Introduction to the Macintosh Computer. Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful. (Certificate Program Code: GR, GE, PE, IE)

Intro to Web Design & Mobile Apps
8 sessions, 20 hours, TH, 3:30-6 PM
CG255, Jan. 30-March 27 (no class on March 13)
$295, Bonnie Hammer

Using the Adobe Dreamweaver HTML editor, learn step-by-step how to build your own dynamic multi-page website. This course is indispensable to visual artists and designers in today’s marketplace. Learn how to professionally present your portfolio and your business for maximum impact with these essential web design tools. Students with a working knowledge of an image editor such as Photoshop will have some advantage. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required; see Introduction to the Macintosh Computer. (Certificate Program Code: GR, GE, PE, FE, IE)

Meet the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
1 session, 7 hours, SA, 9 AM-4PM
CGW110, Jan. 18
$115, Adam Roland

This hands-on mini-workshop provides a foundation in the powerhouse software applications of the Adobe Suite. Students will receive instruction demonstrating invaluable insider tips and techniques along the way. They will leave with an understanding of how the suite works together, and be able to make informed decisions about which software or combination of programs will best meet their project goals. All skill levels are welcome. Basic PC computer skills are required.  (Certificate Program Code: GE, IE)

Drawing & Illustrating in Adobe Illustrator
8 sessions, 20 hours, M, 3:30-6 PM
CG120, Jan. 27-March 24 (no class on 3/10)
$295, Bonnie Hammer

Learn Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard, through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Students are directed step-by-step on how to use the many components of Illustrator. By the end of this course students use the software as comfortably as they would a pencil. Prerequisite: Drawing I or above, Concept Sketching, or equivalent. Basic Mac skills required. (Certificate Program Code: FE, PE, IE, GE, GR)

SketchUp: 3D Digital Modeling Made Easy 
1 session, 7 hours, SU, 9 AM-4 PM, Feb. 2
CGW115, Jan. 19
$115, Adam Roland

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

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
5 sessions, 15 hours, M, 6:30-9:30 PM
PH350, March 3-31
$195, Omar Otero

Learn the basics of photo management, enhancement, and publishing in one indispensable interface using what has become the “go to” software for professional photographers! This course covers techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images, managing workflow, manipulating images with ease, and creating post-production slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. Lightroom allows you to make any series of changes to one or all your photos, at the same time; to shoot from within the program, do post production and print within the same interface and, it will work with Photoshop by having a quick command to open the same image from Lightroom to Photoshop. You can even do video and make books from this same program. Professional photographers have said, ‘In my personal and professional work it allows me to do in 3 hours what would take me 3 days’.  Students will use their own laptop/digital notebook and acquire the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software through a free trial or purchase. Prerequisites: Digital Photography I or equivalent knowledge and digital photo files. (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE, PE)

Intro to InDesign
5 sessions, 30 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:30 PM
CG160, March 10-14
$365, Bonnie Hammer

Adobe InDesign is the professional designer's graphics software. It can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, and portfolios. This class focuses on learning the basics of graphic design and creating an aesthetically pleasing layout and display of your project. Eight or more portfolio/examples of art required. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills required, see Introduction to the Macintosh. Basic Photoshop or Illustrator knowledge is desirable but not required. The class time includes a 30-minute lunch break daily. (Certificate Program Code:  GR, PE, IE)

Revit Workshop
1 session, 7 hours, SU, 9 AM-4 PM
ICW120, Feb. 23
$115, Adam Roland

This introduction to the Revit software will demonstrate how to use BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology to generate basic architectural drawings with 3D rendering capabilities, 2D drafting elements, and 4D BIM feature. This software is an ideal tool for architects, engineers, contractors, and designers. Basic computer skills are required. (Certificate Program Code: IE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses. 
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DRAWING

Drawing Fundamentals
8 sessions, 24 hours, T, 6:30-9:30 PM
DR101, Feb. 4-April 1 (no class on March 11)
$295, Zach Fitchner

This course demystifies the process of observational drawing for the beginning student, and serves as a refresher for the practicing artist. It covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing, with emphasis on measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, value, and composition. Develop your mark making skills as you work to capture still life and landscapes with various media. Progress is evaluated in group and individual critiques. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE, GE, IE, PE)

Figure Drawing
10 sessions, 30 hours, W, 6:30-9:30 PM
(undraped and draped models)
DRF203, Feb. 5-April 9
$295, Lucy Barber

This course will challenge the student’s observational skills. Structure, proportion, form, and gesture will be emphasized, while composition, mood, and media handling will also be explored. Most work will be done in-studio from live models. This course will be very useful for future illustrators, fine artists, and animators. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE.)

Traditional Figure Drawing: Anatomy & Construction
5 sessions, 17.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-12:30 PM
(undraped and draped models)
VDRW920, March 10-14
$355, Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

Study with Glenn Vilppu and learn his traditional Renaissance approach to figure drawing, internationally recognized as the Vilppu Method. His simple technique will allow you to understand the construction of the human figure so intimately that you can draw the figure in any position from memory. His methodology is applicable whether your direction is fine art, illustration, computer or traditional animation. Previous drawing experience required. This course is not eligible for member benefits or promotional savings. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

Drawing the Head, Hands, and Feet
5 sessions, 17.5 hours, M-F, 1:30-5 PM
VDRW910, March 10-14
$355, Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

Learn a structural approach to head drawing, constructing the head through an understanding of anatomy and planes. Study also includes a focus on clothing and drapery, with both short and long poses. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of expression and drapery, and how to capture them in a quick sketch. Previous drawing experience required. This course is not eligible for member benefits or promotional savings. (Program Certificate Code: FR, FE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses.

Perspective Drawing Workshop
1 session, 5 hours, SU, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
DR208, March 2
$65, Michael White

Whether you draw or paint professionally or doodle just for fun, understanding of perspective can solve common compositional problems. In this easy, step-by-step workshop, you’ll learn the basics of one, two, and three point perspective, including: vanishing points and horizon lines, how to make some objects in your drawings look close to the viewer, and how to make others look further away. You will learn ways to add a sense of depth to your drawings and paintings, with and without formal perspective. Beginner and experienced artists are welcome! (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE, GE, IE, PE)

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ILLUSTRATION

Character Design (ages 11 and up)
3 session, 15 hours, M-W, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
IL120, March 10-12
$185, Michael White

This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Through fun exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills, create and develop many characters: humans, animals, super heroes, and characters for video games, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. Brainstorming of story and ideas will be emphasized.  (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE)

Portraiture: Traditional & Explorative
3 sessions, 15 hours, SU, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
PA430, March 9-23
$195, Michael White

One of the most extraordinary skills an artist can achieve is the ability to capture a likeness, whether realistically or interpretively. Embark on a fun-filled, inspired exploration of realism, exaggeration, cartooning and symbolism as you develop methods to convey likeness.  Drawing from life and from photographs, students will use various media to tackle the challenges of portraiture and produce realistic or interpretive representations of their subjects.  All skill levels welcome.  (Certificate Program Code: FE) 

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INTERIOR CONCEPTS

GREEN DESIGN WORKSHOPS
CEU approved for FL Board of Architects & Interior Designers, and IDCEC.
Foundation, Sustainability, Health + Environment
1 session, 3 hours, W, 12 Noon-3 PM
IC281, Feb. 19
$55*, Kimberly Doucette

Today’s professional interior designers are integrating green design and sustainability with aesthetics and function to produce beautiful, healthy, and comfortable interior spaces. This workshop presents an introduction to the basics of “green” interior design practices for sustainability, health, and environment. (Certificate Program Code: IE).
and/or
Sustainable Solutions in Residential + Commercial Projects
1 session, 3 hours, W, 3:30-6:30 PM
IC282, Feb. 19
$55*, Kimberly Doucette

Complementing the introduction to the basics of “green” interiors, this workshop presents solutions for both residential and commercial projects. Learn what sustainability is, what the benefits to your health and environment are, and how to effectively start using green strategies and sustainable solutions in your own interior design projects. (Certificate Program Code: IE). 
*IC281 + IC282 may be enrolled individually or as a package for just $99. This offer may not be combined with other promotional savings.

Visual Merchandising and Display Design
1 session, 7 hours, SA, 9 AM-4 PM
ICW105, Feb. 22
$115, Adam Roland

This exciting workshop familiarizes students with the techniques of visual merchandising and display, focusing on eye appeal and its impact on consumer buying habits. Topics include the principles of visual composition, formal design, attention-getting devices and understanding the relationship between visual merchandising and selling. Students gain invaluable firsthand experience by designing their own hypothetical displays employing the latest techniques in the field.  (Certificate Program Code: IE)

Revit Workshop
1 session, 7 hours, SU, 9 AM-4 PM
ICW120, Feb. 23
$115, Adam Roland

This introduction to the Revit software will demonstrate how to use BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology to generate basic architectural drawings with 3D rendering capabilities, 2D drafting elements, and 4D BIM feature.  This software is an ideal tool for architects, engineers, contractors, and designers. Basic computer skills are required.  (Certificate Program Code: IE)

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MIXED MEDIA

Mixed Media: Creative Exploration
2 sessions, 10 hours, SA & SU, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
MM201, March 15-16
$135, Joseph Loccisano

Gain practical knowledge and experience through exploration that inspires artists of all skill levels to be creative. Hands-on exercises will push you beyond artistic boundaries to instill confidence and guide you toward discovery. Broaden your artistic vision through thought-provoking mixed media experimentation to create original artwork unlike anything you’ve done in the past. Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! This is an excellent course for all skill levels. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses. 
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PAINTING

Color Workshop for Artists
3 sessions, 15 hours, SA, 9 AM-2 PM
PT135, Feb. 8-22
$275, Peter Brown

Color is one of the most perplexing aspects of the visual arts. How does an artist or designer make sense of such complex information, and then actually use it? Even color books written specifically for artists are extremely heavy on theory, and very light on the actual application in art and design. No wonder so many people are confused! By using straightforward language, easily understood illustrations, and hands-on exercises, this workshop will explain the logic behind the theory and how it can be directly applied in making artwork. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the applications are discussed at length, so that the student gains a solid knowledge base that provides viable color options. (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE, IE, PE)

Encaustic Painting
3 sessions, 18 hours, M-W, 10 AM-4 PM
VPTW824, March 10-12
$455, Elena De La Ville

Encaustic (hot wax) painting is an ancient medium, first used by the Greeks, that has gained popularity with contemporary artists. A permanent and non-toxic medium encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands-on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of beginning, intermediate, and advanced painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. The returning encaustic student will be guided to develop and expand upon a personal style and theme, resulting in an integrated body of work. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. Member benefits or promotional savings are not applicable. (Certificate Program Code: FE) 

"Painting with a loose brush..."
4 sessions, 28 hours, SA+SU, 9 AM-4 PM
PT205, March 8-16
$285, Lucy Barber

This painting workshop is about seeing color, building composition, and breathing life into a painting. Carefully observing color in still life set-ups, students place “spots” of color in loose patches of paint. Then we’ll begin to “draw” with paint by mapping out proportions in the composition. Through one-on-one demonstrations, discussion, and in-studio practice, students will experience a sense of creative play, will be inventive, and have fun in the process. Beginning and experienced painters are welcome; a working knowledge of drawing, color, and oil paints is helpful. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE, GE, IE)

Painting in Acrylics and Inks
8 sessions, 24 hours, W, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
PT102, Jan. 29-March 26 (no class on March 12)
$295, Kathy Wright

Discover a new realm of possibilities in your paintings by combining water-based acrylics and inks to achieve rich, dark colors and bright, vibrant hues like you’ve never created before. This promises to be a fun, adventurous studio experience where students explore a range of paint and ink applications, and gain knowledge in color theory, compositional relationships and space. All skill levels welcome. Some prior drawing experience is desirable. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

Painting en Plein Air
5 sessions, 20 hours, W, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
PT119, April 2-30
$255, Kathy Wright

Landscape painting is an excellent means of enhancing the artist’s immediacy and accuracy in observing and recording form. This course will explore the importance of shape, value, edge quality, composition, and color. Most of the class time will be spent painting on location (en plein air), as this will encourage spontaneity and challenge the student to paint boldly and directly. Periodic demonstrations and critiques will also be an integral part of this course. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

The Art of Asian Ink Painting
2 sessions, 10 hours, SA, 10 AM-3 PM
PT257, March 22-29
$135, Pamela Sumner

Give yourself the gift of tranquility. Relax and listen to Japanese flute music as you practice the Zen of painting from within. Use authentic Asian tools and materials. Learn ancient painting techniques quickly with a modern teaching method developed by Sumner. Experience for yourself this liberating approach to painting based on body language and mind-body connections. Express yourself with traditional paintings of bamboo. Experiment with the abstract using new approaches and techniques.  This course offers a foundation suitable for beginners as well as challenges for more experienced artists. The instructor will provide all tools and materials for use at the workshop. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop
(undraped and draped models)
5 sessions, 31.25 hours, M-F, 9:15 AM-3:30 PM
VWC830, March 10-14
$775, Charles Reid, Visiting Artist
Treat yourself to a weeklong, all-day workshop with internationally known watercolor artist, Charles Reid. This highly sought-after course focuses on rendering the figure in a gestural manner, in the context of capturing the light as much as the model.  Learn to simplify and avoid overworking, concentrate on interconnecting shapes, and practice “Direct Painting." Reid has taught and exhibited internationally, authored eleven books on painting, and is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards. Enroll early. Seating is limited. Member benefits or promotional savings are not applicable. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Digital Photography I
8 sessions, 20 hours, T/TH, 6:30-9 PM
PH401, Jan. 28-Feb. 20
$295, Elena De La Ville

Your digital camera is a precise tool for capturing a still, visual representation of a moment. Through exploration of the basic aesthetics of the medium, harness the potential of digital photography by learning the specific features of your camera, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting, and the fundamental skills of digital photo management within the Photoshop environment. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet, and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Optional: You may bring a laptop computer, and you may bring your photo images on a CD or thumb drive. (Certificate Program Code: PR, PE, FE, IE, GE)  

SAVE 10% when registering for Photo I & II together.

Digital Photography II
8 sessions, 20 hours, T/TH, 6:30-9 PM,
PH402, Feb. 25-March 27 (no class March 11 & 13)
$295, Elena De La Ville

Now that you’ve grasped the basics of your digital SLR camera, you are ready to take your photography to the next level through challenging assignments that spark the imagination and explore advanced Photoshop techniques. Discussions include a brief history of photography, and an exploration of photography trends in the modern art world.  Students will leave with an impressive portfolio of images. Group critiques enhance learning. Prerequisites: Digital Photography I or equivalent, and Photoshop experience. (Certificate Program Code: PR, PE, FE, GE, IE)

Digital Photography for the Novice
4 sessions, 14 hours, W, 8:30 AM-12 Noon
PH400, Feb. 5-26
$195, Omar Otero

For the casual photographer that finds the many buttons and features on your digital camera daunting, this brief introductory workshop will give you tools to gain creative control over your photos. In just four short sessions you will be learn the functions of the basic features of your SLR camera, and the fundamentals of color correction, image sizing and photo manipulation techniques in the Photoshop environment. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Prerequisites: basic computer skills. (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE, PE)

Digital Photography: Painting with Light
5 sessions, 15 hours, M-F, 9 AM-12 Noon
PH255, March 10-14
$195, Omar Otero

Discover the impact of light. In this fun, hands-on workshop, the focus will be on capturing the essence of your subject shooting in natural and artificial light.
Through demonstrations of low-light photography including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, the use of ambient light will be emphasized. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how to use Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.  (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE, PE)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
5 sessions, 15 hours, M, 6:30-9:30 PM
PH350, March 3-31
$195, Omar Otero

Learn the basics of photo management, enhancement, and publishing in one indispensable interface using what has become the “go to” software for professional photographers! This course covers several techniques: importing, processing, and organizing images; managing workflow; manipulating images with ease; and creating post-production slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. Lightroom allows you to make a series of changes to one or all your photos at the same time, to shoot from within the program, do post production, and print within the same interface. It will work with Photoshop by having a quick command to open the same image from Lightroom to Photoshop. You can even do video and make books from this same program. Professional photographers have said, ‘In my personal and professional work it allows me to do in 3 hours what would take me 3 days’.  Students will use their own laptop/digital notebook and acquire the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software through a free trial or purchase. Prerequisites: Digital Photography I or equivalent knowledge and digital photo files. (Certificate Program Code: FE, GE, PE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses.
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PRINTMAKING

Letterpress Workshops      
1 session, 8.5 hours, SA, 8:45 AM-5:15 PM
VPRW150A, Feb. 1
VPRW150B, Feb. 8
VPRW150C, Feb. 15
$165 per session, Zach Fitchner

This one-day workshop celebrates the elegance and craftsmanship of letterpress printing, as it has been handed down over 500 years ago. From start to finish, you’ll learn how to mix ink, hand set metal type, lock up a chase, ink up the press, register your cards, and print your very own set of 5 x 7 note cards on our vintage Vandercook Press. Choose from over 2000 antique engravings in our collection to embellish a design representative of you. Your limited edition cards will be hand printed on luxurious paper, resulting in an elegant relief print, pleasing to both the eye and to the touch. Intimate class size allows for plenty of individual attention.  Limit 8 students per session.  Please bring your own lunch, snacks, and drinks.   Member benefits or promotional savings are not applicable. (Certificate Code: FR, FE)

SCULPTURE

Full Figure in Clay
3 sessions, 21 hours, F-SU, 9 AM-4 PM
(undraped models)
VSC301, March 14-16
$595, Philippe Faraut, Visiting Artist

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

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WATERCOLOR

Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop
5 sessions, 31.25 hours, M-F, 9:15 AM-3:30 PM
(undraped and draped models)
VWC830, March 10-14
$775, Charles Reid, Visiting Artist
Treat yourself to a weeklong, all-day workshop with internationally known watercolor artist, Charles Reid. This highly sought-after course focuses on rendering the figure in a gestural manner, in the context of capturing the light as much as the model.  Learn to simplify and avoid overworking, concentrate on interconnecting shapes, and practice “Direct Painting." Reid has taught and exhibited internationally, authored eleven books on painting, and is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards. Enroll early. Seating is limited.  Member benefits or promotional savings are not applicable. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
10 sessions, 25 hours, T, 9:30 AM-12 Noon
WC101, Jan. 21-March 25
$255, Graciela Giles

This 8-session class offers a solid grounding in the tools and techniques of watercolor painting. Discover how to use the flow of pigment on paper to create colorful, emotive paintings by exploring the fundamentals of washes, glazes, value, and brushwork techniques. Demonstrations, guided exploration, and critiques will enhance understanding of the medium and encourage creative expression in your approach. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Watercolor II
5 sessions, 12.5 hours, T, 9:30AM-12 Noon
WC245, April 1-29
$155, Graciela Giles

Deepen your understanding and sharpen your techniques in this more in-depth exploration of watercolor painting. Experience the beauty of transparent, flowing washes, and practice techniques that can help you loosen your approach and take your paintings to the next level. Illuminating demonstrations and critiques in the context of a supportive studio environment create an atmosphere for risk taking and experimentation. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

High school students are welcome to enroll in adult courses.
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SATURDAY EXPLORATION FOR CHILDREN

Discovering Creativity (ages 6-10)
5 sessions, 12.5 hours, SA, 9:30 AM-12 Noon
YU610A, Jan. 11-Feb. 8
$85, Alicia Stein

and/or
5 sessions, SA, 9:30 AM-12 Noon
YU610B, Feb. 15-March 29 (no class March 8 & 15)
$85, Alicia Stein

Young artists have fun exploring formal art elements while building skills in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Lessons combine two-dimensional media and techniques with art history and self-expression. Open-ended projects provide and opportunity to experience a variety of media and styles.

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POLICIES & INFORMATION

Registration
Registrations for FALL ART 2013 will be ongoing until December 6, 2013.  SPRING ART 2014 registration will take place November 1 through April 1. Ringling College accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, 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 Vernon Kimbrough Library Association members, and arts teachers in Sarasota and Manatees counties receive 10% tuition savings on many CSSP courses and workshops. Benefits are not applicable to visiting artist or other designated programs, and all non-tuition fees.

Course/Workshop Cancellation and Schedule Changes
CSSP instructors are working professionals. 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. CLICK HERE for a list of cancellations and schedule changes. Please visit the web site for updates preceding your course start.

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. 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 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.

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. Refunds may take up to 15 days to process. For special Visiting Artist workshops the following policy applies:
SPRING ART WORKSHOP REFUND POLICIESCancellation IN WRITING is required.  (Voice mail cancellations cannot be accepted.) Spring Art 2014 Visiting Artist Workshops (identified by courses beginning with a “V” in the catalog) adhere to the following schedule: Until January 6, 2014, a 100% refund will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.  Subsequently, NO REFUNDS can be granted.  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 four weeks 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 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 the 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 on line at the following web address: http://www.ringling.edu/campus-student-life/campus-services/public-safety/public-safety/

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2013-14: Fall and Spring Art Faculty Bios

CSSP 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 are on the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design where they teach in the BFA and BA degree programs.  

Lucy Barber 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 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 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

Jeffery Cornwell 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 

Elena De La Ville is a mixed media artist working with photography, encaustic, and collage. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Venezuela; Textile Design at the Chelsea School of Art in London; and Photography at the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Venezuela; Danforth Museum of Art in Massachusetts; Shaw Cramer and Dragonfly Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard. She has taught various courses for Ringling College’s Continuing Studies and Special Programs and the College’s BFA program at various times, for the past 8 years.  www.edelaville.com  

Kimberly Doucette is a Ringling College of Art and Design alumni, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with Honors, along with a degree in Business Administration. She is a registered and licensed interior designer under the State of Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design and is fully licensed to practice both commercial and residential design. Kimberly has also successfully earned the industry-recognized credential of the NCIDQ Certificate. Doucette is an active member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association). Sustainable affiliations include national and regional membership with USGBC (US Green Building Council), as well as being a recognized green designer with the Sustainable Furnishings Council. www.studioei.com 

Philippe Faraut 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   

Zach Fitchner,
 B.F.A.. M.F.A. 
University of North Florida (Printmaking, Drawing, Painting); University of Arizona (Studio Art | Printmaking). Zach Fitchner is a printmaking artist best known for his woodcut prints. His current work is a conceptual platform known as the American Imagery Bank and is meant to serve as a single source for our national iconography. Inspired by currency and flags, he combines woodcuts and giclée to create work that symbolically breaks down the artist/viewer hierarchy and alludes to democracy within each artwork. Zach has shown in numerous galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and his prints are included in various public and private collections in the United States, Egypt, Slovakia, and Australia.  Porfolio: http://zachfitchner.com  Project: www.americanimagerybank.com  

Graciela Giles, 
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.

Bonnie Hammer 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. 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  

Marcia Johnson 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 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 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.

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.  

Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro 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 

Omar Otero 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 

Antony Rice 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, licensed interior designer, is a project manager for an architectural firm in St Petersburg, Florida. He holds a BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design and is a registered and licensed designer under the State of Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design. Roland also successfully earned the industry-recognized credential of the NCIDQ Certificate and is an active member of ASID. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from small residential renovations to multi-million dollar corporate headquarters, as well as special projects with Michael Saunders and Company, Ruden McClosky, Simon Mall Properties, and GE Security among others.  www.adamroland.com 

Jeff Schwartz 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 the Chair of the Illustration Department at Ringling College of Art and Design. www.jeffreyhschwartz.com 

Alicia Stein has a B.F.A. from Ringling College of art and Design and a B.S., majoring in social work, from Florida Southern College. Alicia, who lives in Lakewood Ranch with her two teen-age daughters and two cats, is currently teaching art at Bay Haven basic Plus. She draws inspiration from her environment, nature, animals and students! She has shown extensively in the Sarasota area, including show at Ringling College of Art and Design, The John and Mable Ringling Museum, and The Art Center, Sarasota.
Alicia believes art is about inspiration and, at the same time, is the inspiration from which to develop new ideas and concepts. Students must engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving to propel them, artistically, to reach the next level. But most important of all is HAVE FUN!

Steven Strenk 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 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.  

Michael White 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 for 20 years, 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  

Kathy Wright 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

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Certificate Programs of Study:

Certificate Programs provide educational opportunities through a comprehensive course of study on a part-time basis that can enhance your personal growth and build professional skills. Ringling College of Art and Design currently offers four Certificate Programs in visual art and design:

- General Studies in Fine Arts
- General Studies in Photography
- Interior Concepts
- Digital Graphics

Certificates are earned through enrollment in a series of required and elective courses. Required, sequential courses provide students with a necessary base for the certificate study. Elective courses provide students with the opportunity to expand their skills and/or focus on a specialized area of interest. Certificate courses are non-credit and are not transferable to an academic degree program.

For details about our Certificate Programs:
Certificate Program Policies and Procedures
Certificate Program Curricula
Certificate Program ONLINE APPLICATION        OR
Certificate Program Application (pdf to download and submit by fax or mail)

NEW in 2013-14:  Englewood Art Center (EAC) now offers courses applicable to your Certificate studies.  For details please contact EAC by phone at 941-474-5548 or by email at eac@ringling.edu.

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

Ringling College of Art and Design enforces a policy for environmental protection procedures, and has established safe working and learning procedures for Environmental Health and Safety issues.
Facilities Safety Guidelines

The 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 review our Guidelines via the link above, and familiarize yourself with our policies. 
Thank you.

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Ringling College of Art and Design
Continuing Studies and Special Programs
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
email: cssp@ringling.edu
phone: 941.955.8866
fax: 941.955.8801