SPRING ART WEEK: March 7-15, 2015
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study with notable visiting or emerging artists in these intensive non-credit workshops, open to the public, which are held on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design. High School students are welcome to attend all courses and workshops offered by Continuing Studies and Special Programs.  

Spring Art Week Information and Early Registration Form [pdf to download]

Traditional Figure Drawing: Anatomy & Construction
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW920, 5 sessions, M-F, 9 AM-12:30 PM, March 9-13
(undraped and draped models)
Join this Glenn Vilppu master class 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. High School students registering for this workshop must be at least 16 years of age. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

Head Drawing and Expression
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW925, 5 sessions, M-F, 1:30-5 PM, March 9-13
Learn master artist Glenn Vilppu’s structural approach to head drawing, constructing the head through an understanding of anatomy and planes. Study also includes a focus on clothing and drapery, with both short and long poses. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of expression and drapery, and how to capture them in a quick sketch. Previous drawing experience required. High School students registering for this workshop must be at least 16 years of age. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Outdoor Sketching: Landscape and Figure
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW930, 2 sessions, Sat-Sun, 9 AM-1 PM, March 14-15

(draped models)
Grab your sketching and watercolor supplies and join Glenn Vilppu and learn to sketch the model on location in beautiful Sarasota. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Portrait in Clay
Philippe Faraut, Visiting Artist
VSC201, 3 sessions, Fri-Sun, 9 AM-4 PM, March 13-15
(draped models)
This seminar includes lectures emphasizing bone structure, and discussions on expression and ethnic differences. Three days of intensive work are spent on sculpting exercises in water-based clay of the head 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. 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. (Certificate Program Code: FR, FE)

Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop
Charles Reid, Visiting Artist
VWC830, 5 sessions, M-F, 9:15 AM-3:30 PM, March 9-13
(undraped and draped models)
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. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Encaustic Painting

Elena De La Ville
VPTW824, 3 sessions, M-W, 10 AM-4 PM, March 9-11 

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) 

Layered Media: Finding Your Voice
Lisa Pressman, Visting Artist
VMM280, 3 sessions, Fri-Sun, 10 AM-4 PM, March 13-15
This workshop focuses on using R&F pigment sticks, cold wax and other media to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. Discover the freedom of gesture, movement and process these materials lend.  A variety of techniques, tools and exercises are used to explore abstract and representational personal imagery. Playful experimentation is emphasized and attention to fundamental principles of art is supported.  While beginners are encouraged to let their creativity bloom, experienced artists are urged to take this opportunity to push their work and explore new directions. (Certificate Program Code: FE)

Please note - Visiting Artist and special Spring Art Week workshops follow a unique cancellation/refund policy.  Click here for details regarding our policies and procedures. 

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