Continuing Studies

  

Continuing Studies 

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

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

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

scs@ringling.edu
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Classes and Workshops for the Community

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Realize the power of creativity in traditional studio and digital arts courses designed for beginner to advanced artists of all ages.

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EXPLORE  ●  CREATE  ●  DISCOVER

Our Fall 2018 Courses are wrapping up and we are no longer accepting registrations.  Please see Winter/Spring Art 2019 for classes that will begin in January through April, 2019.

Questions?    Need Assistance?    Email SCS@ringling.edu or phone 941-955-8866, during normal business hours: Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

EXPLORE ● CREATE ● DISCOVER

Join us for our non-credit classes and workshops are held during the day, evening and weekends, which starts happening throughout the semester. Please refer to individual course listings for pricing, dates and times. High school students may enroll in adult courses.  Upon registration, students receive an email confirmation, a supply list with course location information and a campus map. Students are responsible for purchasing their supplies unless otherwise noted. Visit Policies and Procedures for complete information regarding schedule changes, and class cancellation or withdrawal refund policies for Continuing Studies programming.

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WINTER/SPRING ART 2019 Featured Immersions, Master Classes and Visiting Artists, including Spring Art Week 2019: Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 17

Questions?    Need Assistance?    Email SCS@ringling.edu or phone 941-955-8866, during normal business hours: Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

ILLUSTRATION
6 sessions, 15 hours per section
IL101A: Jan 12-Feb 16, Sa/1:30-4
IL101B: Feb 20-Mar 27, W/10-12:30     
$175, Alexandra Lillis

Whether you are new to illustration or working to refine your drawing skills, this workshop will offer you the tools and instruction you need to develop a visual story from the initial idea to finished artwork. You will be encouraged to think visually and try different materials and approaches in a fun and helpful environment. Learn about the different forms of illustration including book design and children’s stories, as well as the world of comics, graphic novels, and zines. No prior drawing experience is needed but an interest in drawing along with a creative, adventurous attitude is a must. www.alexandralillis.com  

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUE
6 sessions, 15 hours, W/1:30-4
DR211: Feb 20-Mar 27                   
$175, Alexandra Lillis

Imagine drawing any image you want in vivid color, whether it is from observation or from your imagination. With the exacting control of color pencils, you can do it with ease. This course will show you how quickly you can learn to draw in color. A pencil at your fingertips makes it as straightforward as signing your name. Learn color theory, blending color, shading for light and dark effects, value relationships and perspective. You will be drawing complete compositions in no time. www.alexandralillis.com 

PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3
DR325: Feb 10-Feb 17                   
$135, 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 a 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. This class is great preparation for PASTEL PORTRAITS (below). Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

DRAWING FROM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS           
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3                 
IL155: Mar 3- Mar 10  
$135, Michael White
Learn the techniques to draw photorealism from your photographs. This class teaches technical skill and can offer huge gains in the quality of your drawing and illustration. We will learn hair techniques for realistic animals and, perspective to create real space and dimension. Working with Prismacolor and pastels, this workshop will help students advance skills in realism techniques and to stop using the color black as a crutch. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

PASTEL PORTRAITS
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3                 
PA430: Mar 24-Mar 31                   
$135, 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, symbolism, and color as you develop methods to convey a likeness. Drawing from photographs, students will use pastels to tackle the challenges of portraiture and produce realistic or interpretive representations of their subjects. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

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DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
10 sessions, 25 hours, M & W/6:30-9         
DS105: Jan 28-Feb 27             
$355, Marcia Johnson

Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students learn to employ simple Adobe Photoshop tools to achieve design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage, and the combination of all these elements with the emphasis of accomplishing “understanding” and “using design” to communicate. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. This course is taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

MARKETING, MEDIA & STRATEGY             
5 sessions, 15 hours, M/5:30-8:30
AS230: Jan 28-Feb 25                   
$225, Christina Maksoud

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. www.makschu.com/about

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
4 sessions, 12 hours, Sa/9-12     
CG386: Jan 19-Feb 9                     
$195, Cassia Kite

Are you curious about how to turn your favorite photos into a painting? Are you curious about how professional artists use Photoshop to create digital paintings?  Painting with Photoshop explores a “painterly” approach to using technology to create digital paintings. No experience in Photoshop is required. Basic computer skills required. www.cassiakite.com

PHOTOSHOP BASICS
5 session, 15 hours, Sa/1:30-4:30
CG102: Feb 2-Mar 2                     
$225, Marcia Johnson

Photoshop is the industry favorite software for management and image manipulation of photographs, as well as design, web, and 3D projects. Through demonstrations and lectures, this basics course will introduce students to the essential tools of Photoshop. Hands-on exercises lead students through the processes of transforming photographs, introduces graphic elements, and discusses application in web design. Students learn fundamental tools and tricks to transform photographs, graphics, and websites, as well as create original artwork. All skill levels are welcome. Learn anew or refresh and pick up new tricks of the trade. Basic computer skills required. This course is taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FOR BUSINESS 
5 sessions, 15 hours, W/5:30-8:30
CG118: Feb 13-Mar 13                   
$225, Christina Maksoud

Students are directed step-by-step on the application of Illustrator in the process of creating a “look” and collateral for their business. Learn Adobe Illustrator through projects ranging from how and why to select a certain font to the basic development of your business logo. Discussion will address how to maximize your brand impact through the easy-to-use features of Adobe Illustrator software. By the end of the course, students will use the software as comfortably as they would a pencil. www.makschu.com/about

STANDOUT LAYOUTS: ADOBE INDESIGN 
5 sessions, 15 hours, W/5:30-8:30
CG160: Mar 20-Apr 17       
$225, Christina Maksoud

Adobe InDesign is the go?to desktop publishing software for producing design content for websites or tablets, and print media such as posters, flyers, brochures, and magazines. This class introduces the tools used to build, design, and create visually pleasing project layouts. Basic computer skills required. Basic Photoshop or Illustrator knowledge is helpful but not required. www.makschu.com/about   

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DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
10 sessions, 25 hours, M & W/6:30-9         
DS105: Jan 28-Feb 27             
$355, Marcia Johnson

Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students learn to employ simple Adobe Photoshop tools to achieve design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage, and the combination of all these elements with the emphasis of accomplishing “understanding” and “using design” to communicate. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. This course is taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

THE MAGIC OF TROMP L’OEIL   
1 session, 6 hours, Sa/10-4
VPT365: Jan 26                   
$95, Jennifer Pace

This hands-on workshop introduces the art of trompe l’oeil to students of all levels whose interests lie in combining detailed realistic painting techniques with delightful, dimensional deceit. French for “trick the eye”, trompe l’oeil incorporates the concepts of perspective to create a 3-dimensional effect through shading, shadow and color contrast to achieve decorative, functional artwork. Students learn to achieve dimension by combining and manipulating various artist and faux finishing materials. Historical information and demonstrations make this workshop interesting for anyone who enjoys detail with a twist of humor. Most supplies are included. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

GET "FLOORED" BY FLOORCLOTHS
2 sessions, 12 hours, Sa & Su/10-4
VFL110: Feb 9-Feb10               
$195, Jennifer Pace

Learn all there is to know about how to make a floor cloth. They have been in vogue since the 18th century, but we will embark on less traditional subject matter. In this course, students will design and paint a 2’ x 3’ floor cloth. They will learn about the preparation, materials, how to finish off, topcoat and care for these tread-able works of art. Demonstrations throughout the class will aid students in techniques.

CHINOISERIE
2 sessions, 12 hours, Sa & Su/10-4
VPT355: Feb 16-Feb17 
$195, Jennifer Pace
Chinoiserie / SHen waza're
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Noun: The imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century. This course will explore the role and importance of chinoiserie in interior design elements from inception until present day. Students will design a small project and execute artwork, utilizing centuries-old techniques but current materials to replicate this art form. Demonstrations will aid students in techniques.

TROMP L’OEIL TRILOGY             
3 sessions, 18 hours, Sa, Su & M/10-4
VPT366: Mar 9-Mar 11 
$295, Jennifer Pace

A three-session course designed to delve into the methods of faux marbre (marble,) faux bois (wood graining) and simple drapery. These century-old techniques have been updated through combined usage of neo-faux and art materials, to make techniques less complicated. This course is for students who have previously taken “The Magic of Trompe L’oeil,” skilled in faux finishing or have some painting knowledge and experience. Interested participants must enjoy fine detail that involves layers of process to achieve realistic results. Three panels will be accomplished and instructor will provide demos for clarity.

MARVELOUS MARBLES “IN-FAUX” 
3 sessions, 18 hours, T, W & Th/10-4   
VPT368: Mar 12-Mar 14             
$295, Jennifer Pace

What nature took millions of years to accomplish, we will undertake in three days. This class is for students of previous trompe l’oeil courses or who have experience in painting and detailed work. We will duplicate five actual marbles/granite panels: White Carrera, Travertine, Mediterranean Empress Green, Sienna and Stone. Utilizing various materials and techniques, the student will learn to combine basic and advanced skills to accomplish panels that appear to be real marble and fool the eye. These marbles are created by means of art and faux finishing materials and tools, and, are achieved through a process of layering. Instructor Demos will allow students to see how to “build” the process.

“WONDER"FUL WOOD IN FAUX         
3 sessions, 18 hours, F, Sa & Su/10-4 
VPT370: Mar 15-Mar 17                   
$295, Jennifer Pace

A three-session course designed to instruct students in the duplication of various species of woods: natural oak, flame mahogany and burl. The oak panel will then be designed in trompe l’oeil to create the illusion of a door panel, utilizing shading and shadowing. Students will learn to layer glazes and use various wood graining tools to duplicate wood detail. Discussion will provide insight into the nature and growth of various species to gain an understanding why methods and techniques are used. Instruction will include progressive demonstrations. Three panels will be accomplished with one in trompe l’oeil.

SERIES SAVINGS: Surface Design with Jennifer Pace. Enroll in VPT366 + VPT368 + VPT370 as a package,
9 sessions, Sa-Su/10-4. VPT375: Mar 9-17, $850

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PHOTOGRAPHY MADE EASY      
3 sessions, 9 hours, W/9:30-12:30
PH400: Jan 16-Jan 30       
$145, Karen Arango

This course is for those who have wondered what to do with all those extra features on your digital camera. In just 3 short classes, learn how to maximize the use of your digital camera, understand and do simple photo editing, color correction, image sizing, and file sharing. You will also learn how to use photo manipulation tools to create a variety of simple effects and appearances and, finally, how to print the final images. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual setting mode required. www.karenarango.com

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
5 sessions, 20 hours, Sa/8:30-12:30               
PH401: Feb 2-Mar 2               
$295, Marcia Johnson

Your digital camera is a precise tool for capturing a still, visual representation of a moment. Learn to harness the power of digital photography by understanding the specialized features of your camera, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting, and the fundamentals of photo management within Adobe Photoshop. Then challenge your imagination with weekly shooting assignments and software manipulation. Discussions include a brief history of photography, and an exploration of contemporary trends. Students will leave with a portfolio of images. Group critiques enhance learning. Students must bring their own digital SLR camera. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. Some elements of this course are taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

PHOTOSHOP BASICS
5 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/1:30-4:30                 
CG102: Feb 2-Mar 2   
$225, Marcia Johnson

Photoshop is the industry favorite software for management and image manipulation of photographs, as well as design, web, and 3D projects. Through demonstrations and lectures, this basics course will introduce students to the essential tools of Photoshop. Hands?on exercises lead students through the processes of transforming photographs, introduces graphic elements, and discusses application in web design. Students learn fundamental tools and tricks to transform photographs, graphics and websites, as well as create original artwork. All skill levels are welcome. Learn anew or refresh and pick up new tricks of the trade. Basic computer skills required. This course is taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 15 hours, W/9:30-12:30     
PH430: Feb 6-Mar 6               
$225, Karen Arango

Creative and compelling portraits engage the viewer and tell a story. In this hands-on workshop the focus will be on capturing the personality of your subject in natural light. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how Photoshop can enhance portrait photography. A SLR digital camera with instruction booklet. A digital camera with manual-setting mode and operator manual, and basic computer skills are required. www.karenarango.com

EASY LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
3 sessions, 9 hours, Sa/9-12           
PH290: Feb 16-Mar 2               
$135, Ken Strothman

This easy intro to lighting is for people who have no photographic lighting experience. Students will be introduced to multiple ways to control images using simple techniques and equipment. Demonstrations will clarify how the camera responds to light differently than the eye does and, how to control the photograph beyond what just the camera exposure can produce. Understanding these techniques provides skills that will advance your photographic results. Simple equipment for demonstrations will be provided by the instructor. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras and, if time allows, make some photographs. Upon completion of this workshop, students will be able to make more informed choices about what equipment they may want to purchase to pursue their photographic goals.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
5 sessions, 15 hours, M-F/9-12               
PH301: Mar 11-Mar 15             
$225, Marcia Johnson

Learn technical and aesthetic photography tips to transform your snapshots and photos into fine art nature photography that expresses your creative vision. Illuminate the beauty of Florida’s natural paradise through digital processes in Photoshop to create finished pieces including flowers, birds and animals. This is also a great way to capture nature’s bounty for creative reference. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual-setting mode are required.

“PHANTASICAL” PHOTO COLLAGE
4 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/1-4:45         
PH410: Mar 23-Apr 13             
$225, Marcia Johnson

Photo Collage is the assemblage of different elements from individual photographs to create a 2- dimensional imagined reality. Whether playful or serious the resulting image offers a peek into fantasy, and artificial or virtual reality. Today photo collage is used extensively in contemporary photo shoots to create fantastical environments, in fine arts, and just for fun. Bring an adventurous curiosity and a sense of humor, along with thumb drive of photographs to work with. Some Photoshop experience is helpful.

DIGITAL VIDEO
5 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/9-12
DV103: Jan 12-Feb 9               
$225, Karen Arango

This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple storyboarding and idea development, students learn the application of proper shooting technique using video settings. With an emphasis on visual composition, students apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery.  A brief introduction of finishing techniques with Premier Pro editing will prepare you for Video Production DV107 in the future.  Students must provide a working digital SLR camera, smartphone, or tablet (iPad) with a video settings option that is in working condition. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. Some elements of this course are taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and on their PC at home. www.karenarango.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION
6 sessions, 15 hours, W/6:30-9               
DV107: Feb 13-Mar 20             
$225, Karen Arango

Magnify your video skills and personal artistic eye though collaborative assignments that build on story- boarding, storytelling, narrative and interviewing. Learn how to begin to create a powerful body of work that reflects your individual style. Apply video and audio effects to enhance your video in post- production with the use of other digital programs that will aid in building your technical savvy. Prerequisite: DV103, or the equivalent with basic Premier Pro knowledge. Students must provide a working digital SLR camera, smartphone, or tablet (iPad) with a video settings option that is in working condition. Some elements of this course are taught on the Mac. See CG101 for an Intro to the Mac. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and on their PC at home. www.karenarango.com

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DRAWING WORKSHOP
6 sessions, 15 hours, W/10-12:30             
DR100: Jan 9-Feb 13               
$175, Alexandra Lillis

In this drawing workshop, explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on drawing from observation. Shape, line, shading, texture, dark and light all work to create dimension, perspective and good composition for the best visual effects. There are no boundaries to what you can create if you can draw: all you need is pencil and paper. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in each class and provide individual attention to students’ work along the way. This is a multi-level course. No previous experience in drawing is necessary. www.alexandralillis.com 

FIGURE DRAWING FROM THE BEGINNING
6 sessions, 15 hours, W/1:30-4   
DF101: Jan 9-Feb 13
$185, Alexandra Lillis

Working from observation of the undraped figure model, students learn proportion, basic anatomy for the artist, composition, mark making, modeling the human form, light and shadow. Various materials such as charcoal, Conte crayon and ink techniques are used, and a review of sighting and measuring techniques reveal invaluable lessons. Group and individual discussions give direction to student progress. This course welcomes beginner through advanced students. Previous drawing experience required. www.alexandralillis.com

FIGURE DRAWING 
6 session, 15 hours per section, T/6:30-9
DF203A:  Jan 22-Feb 26
DF203B: Mar 26-Apr 30       
$235, Joe Loccisano

This classical drawing course develops the student’s figure drawing skills through the study of proportion, anatomy, gesture, figure/space relationship, value, and line quality. Students will explore various techniques drawing from the live undraped model. Experimentation with a variety of drawing materials and creative approaches will stimulate individual creativity in this high-energy class. Group and individual discussion will further develop each students’ understanding of the subject. This class welcomes beginners and advanced skill levels. Learn anew or refresh your practice in this back to basics studio. Essential for illustrators and aspiring animators! High school students age 16 and above may enroll in these adult courses. www.joeloccisano.carbonmade.com

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING 
2 sessions, 15 hours, Sa & Su/9-4:30               
MM910: Feb 16-Feb 17       
$235, Joe Loccisano

In this 2-day workshop students will be inspired to take a conceptual leap with their drawing moves and study of the figure. We will discuss and explore scale, mass, weight and movement, while building and subtracting line and layer to magnify the sense of space and abstraction. Students may choose to integrate collage or color elements as they consider what works or does not work in their work. This is a fast paced fun workshop that will stretch students to push their figurative work and, provide the tools to work with or without a live model once back in their own studios. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. High school students age 16 and above may enroll in these adult courses. www.joeloccisano.carbonmade.com

SERIES SAVINGS: Phone us at 941-955-886 to enroll in 2 or more of Joe Loccisano’s Figure Classes [DF203A, DF203B, and/or MM910] and save 10%.       

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP
1 session, 5 hours per section, Su/10-3           
DR208A: Jan 20             
DR208B: Apr 7
$70, Michael White 
       
Whether you draw or paint professionally, or doodle just for fun, understanding perspective can solve common compositional problems. In this easy, step-by-step workshop, you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, including: vanishing points and horizon lines, how to make some objects in your drawings look close to the viewer, and how to make others look further away. You will learn ways to add a sense of depth to your drawings and paintings, with and without formal perspective. Beginner and experienced artists are welcome! www.michaeljwhiteart.com

PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3
DR325: Feb 10-Feb 17                   
$135, 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 a 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. This class is great preparation for PASTEL PORTRAITS (see Pastels). Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUE
6 sessions, 15 hours, W/1:30-4         
DR211: Feb 20-Mar 27             
$175, Alexandra Lillis
Imagine drawing any image you want in vivid color, whether it is from observation or from your imagination. With the exacting control of color pencils, you can do it with ease. This course will show you how quickly you can learn to draw in color. A pencil at your fingertips makes it as straightforward as signing your name. Learn color theory, blending color, shading for light and dark effects, value relationships and perspective. You will be drawing complete compositions in no time. www.alexandralillis.com

DRAWING: AN INTRO TO TOOLS + TECHNIQUES
5 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/9-12           
DR140: Feb 23-Mar 23             
$195, Carol Buck

The purpose of this class is to revisit an ancient (and often under-appreciated) medium. Students will be invited to explore beyond the traditional use of this rich, expressive art tool.  We will use vine or willow charcoal, charcoal powder, soft charcoal pencils and varieties of paper.  We will review basic shapes, positive and negative spaces, cast shadows and tonal values used to create an interesting composition and, we will explore still life and abstract approaches to the use of this very rich, flexible medium. Students are encouraged to bring remnants of charcoal pieces to be repurposed. This class welcomes all skill levels. Learn anew or refresh your practice.  www.carolbuckstudio.com

DRAWING FROM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS     
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3
IL155: Mar 3- Mar 10                   
$135, Michael White

Learn the techniques to draw photo realism from your photographs. This class teaches technical skill and can offer huge gains in the quality of your drawing and illustration. We will learn hair techniques for realistic animals and, perspective to create real space and dimension. Working with Prismacolor and pastels, this workshop will help students advance skills in realism techniques and, to stop using the color black as a crutch. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

TRADITIONAL FIGURE DRAWING: ANATOMY & CONSTRUCTION
5 sessions, 17.5 hours, M-F/9-12:30
VDRW920: Mar 11-Mar 15
$375, Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

Study figure anatomy and construction and learn Vilppu’s traditional Renaissance approach to figure drawing, internationally recognized as the Vilppu Method. His simple technique will allow you to understand the construction of the human figure so intimately that you can draw the figure in any position from memory. His methodology is applicable whether your direction is fine art, illustration, computer or traditional animation. All skill levels welcome. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.vilppuacademy.com

HEAD DRAWING AND EXPRESSION
5 sessions, 17.5 hours, M-F/1:30-5
VDRW925: Mar 11-Mar 15                 
$375, Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

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. All skill levels welcome. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.vilppuacademy.com

SERIES SAVINGS: Enroll in a Week of Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
Enroll in both VDRW920 + VDRW925 and SAVE!     VDRW940, 10 sessions, 35 hours, M-F/9-5, March 11-15, $700

OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE SKETCHING
2 sessions, 8 hours, Sa & Su/9-1
VDRW930: Mar 16-Mar 17           
$175, Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

Grab your sketching and watercolor supplies and join Glenn Vilppu and learn to sketch the in beautiful Sarasota. These on location drawing sessions promise to be invigorating and fast-paced.  Join us as we explore the methods and challenges of gathering visual inventory while out and about on location.  Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.vilppuacademy.com

PASTEL PORTRAITS
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3                 
PA430: Mar 24-Mar 31                   
$135, 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, symbolism, and color as you develop methods to convey a likeness. Drawing from photographs, students will use pastels to tackle the challenges of portraiture and produce realistic or interpretive representations of their subjects. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

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LETTERPRESS
4 sessions, 28 hours, Su/10-5                 
LT150: Mar 24-Apr 14             
$295, Kaitlin Crockett

Celebrate the elegance and craftsmanship of letterpress printing as you learn the foundations of this centuries-old art form. Using our extensive collection of vintage type and antique metal engravings, students in this workshop will be introduced to the basics of hand setting type, make-ready, and printing on the letterpress. Students will also be introduced to a variety of relief printmaking processes on the letterpress. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.omadarlinpress.com

INK PAINTING with ELISABETH CONDON and CHALICE MITCHELL
2 sessions, 14 hours, Sa & Su/9:30-4:30
VMM820: Jan 19-Jan 20       
$495, Elisabeth Condon and Chalice Mitchell, Visiting Artists
   
Do you marvel how scrolls wrest space from ink and paper? The twist and turn of the brush as space unspools before you into animals, trees, mountains and water? Two painters share their study of scroll painting in this two-day workshop that focuses on brushwork and composition. In this course, you will be introduced to historical and contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists. You will learn to mix and load ink, and use Chinese plant and flower idioms to develop your brushwork. We will explore compositional principles of landscape that will enable you to make your own Ink Brush Landscape. Tuition covers all supplies for this workshop. www.elisabethcondon.com ; www.chalicemitchell.com

COLD WAX & OIL MINI WORKSHOP
2 sessions, 12 hours Sa & Su/10-4     
VPT830A: Jan 19-Jan 20           
VPT830B: Mar 9-10
$295, Elena De La Ville

Color and texture are the celebrities of this introductory workshop. We will blend the soft medium of cold wax with oil paint to create layered, expressive impasto surfaces using an assortment of tools and techniques. The lush viscous medium can provide translucent and opaque layers, allowing you to push, pull, roll, or etch the surface through the many layers. Students are encouraged to be bold in their experimentation while upholding the fundamental principles of art. There will be digital slide presentations and group discussions about art and process combined with lots of individual attention to help develop each student's painting vocabulary and personal direction. Bring a playful attitude. Beginner to advanced are welcome. Tuition covers most supplies for this workshop. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.edelaville.com

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
3 sessions, 18 hours, M, T & W/10-4               
VPT824: Mar 11-Mar 13             
$495, 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 nontoxic medium, encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands?on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. www.edelaville.com

SERIES SAVINGS: Enroll in A Week-of-Wax with Elena De La Ville, VPT824 + VPT830 (A or B)
VPT850: 5 sessions, Sa-W/10-4, Mar 9-13, $750

MIXED MEDIA & COLLAGE
3 sessions, 9 hours, T, W & Th/1-4           
MM280: Jan 8-10
$135, Elena De La Ville

Through personal experimentation using paint & collage, create richly textured expressive images based on the fundamental principles of art combined with the exploration of the elements of chance and order. Beginners are encouraged to let their creativity bloom while finding their personal style; experienced artists are urged to take this opportunity to explore new directions in fresh and unexpected ways. A history of mixed media along with demonstrations and experimental techniques are presented throughout the workshop. All skill levels are welcome in this fun, adventurous class. www.edelaville.com

MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
3 sessions, 9 hours, W/9-12
SC215: Feb 6-Feb 20               
$125, Carol Buck

Students will learn basic sculpting terminology.  We will create armatures of cardboard and wire mesh.  A layer of cloth plaster wrap will then be applied followed by a layer of paperclay.  The quadruped creations will be finished by painting or collage as the final step.  A second sculpture using the same materials will be created and finished as a free form.  These processes will serve as an introduction to materials and as a foundation for future experimentation and creation by the student.  Class is appropriate for all levels of experience. www.carolbuckstudio.com

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING 
2 sessions, 15 hours, Sa & Su/9-4:30               
MM910: Feb 16-Feb 17       
$235, Joe Loccisano

In this 2-day workshop students will be inspired to take a conceptual leap with their drawing moves and study of the figure. We will discuss and explore scale, mass, weight and movement, while building and subtracting line and layer to magnify the sense of space and abstraction. Students may choose to integrate collage or color elements as they consider what works or does not work in their work. This is a fast-paced fun workshop that will stretch students to push their figurative work and, provide the tools to work with or without a live model once back in their own studios. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. High school students age 16 and above may enroll in these adult courses. www.joeloccisano.carbonmade.com

CREATING THE GILDED SURFACE
2 sessions, 6 hours, Sa/1-4       
PT327: Feb 23-Mar 2                     
$95, Carol Buck

Students will learn the technique of the application of composition gold leaf on three different substrates.  Various gilding approaches, materials, history and uses will be discussed.  People will learn the steps of preparing and/or manipulating a surface for the application of composition gold leaf using three 9 inch by 12 inch substrates.  The sealed composition gold leaf will then be used as a surface for a painting using oils or acrylics as determined by each student’s supply and preference. The focus of this class will be on the gilded surface.  Each person will complete the class with three gilded surfaces to develop into creative works of art. www.carolbuckstudio.com

PAINTING ON THE GILDED SURFACE
3 sessions, 9 hours, Sa/1-4
PT328: Mar 9-Mar 23                           
$135, Carol Buck

In this class we will carry the gilded surface to the next step.  You will learn how to incorporate surface as a part of your composition and color.  You will have three surfaces (from the prerequisite class) from which to create.  For this workshop you may use acrylics to express a representational or abstract painting.  We will begin by using a still life to become acquainted with the gold composition leaf surface. www.carolbuckstudio.com

THE WILD SIDE OF STAIN GLASS
5 sessions, 35 hours, Su-Th/9:30-4:30 
VGL102: Mar 10-Mar 14             
$795, Joseph Cavalieri, Visiting Artist

If you are new to stained glass or a seasoned professional this class will appeal to you. We will learn basics of stained glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering, plus lots of painting techniques to make a finished colorful and fun stained glass panel. There are many processes for painting and printing on the glass surface, and the results are endless. We will learn air-brushing glass (using an atomizer), ‘pen-and- ink drawing’ (using a crow-quill pen), printing using an existing silk-screen the instructor will bring, and sandblasting glass. Painting on glass was created by medieval artists, and first used in cathedrals all over
Europe. Enamels are kiln fired onto the surface of the glass, then the glass is soldered together. But we
live in 2018, so the choice of imagery is totally up to your imagination! www.cavaglass.com

"PHANTASTICAL" PHOTO COLLAGE
4 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/1-4:45         
PH410: Mar 23-Apr 13             
$225, Marcia Johnson

Photo Collage is the assemblage of different elements from individual photographs to create a 2- dimensional imagined reality. Whether playful or serious the resulting image offers a peek into fantasy, and artificial or virtual reality. Today photo collage is used extensively in contemporary photo shoots to create fantastical environments, in fine arts, and just for fun. Bring an adventurous curiosity and a sense of humor, along with thumb drive of photographs to work with. Some Photoshop experience is helpful.

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INK PAINTING with ELISABETH CONDON and CHALICE MITCHELL
2 sessions, 14 hours, Sa & Su/9:30-4:30
VMM820: Jan 19-Jan 20       
$495, Elisabeth Condon and Chalice Mitchell, Visiting Artists   

Do you marvel how scrolls wrest space from ink and paper? The twist and turn of the brush as space unspools before you into animals, trees, mountains and water? Two painters share their study of scroll painting in this two-day workshop that focuses on brushwork and composition. In this course, you will be introduced to historical and contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists. You will learn to mix and load ink, and use Chinese plant and flower idioms to develop your brushwork. We will explore compositional principles of landscape that will enable you to make your own Ink Brush Landscape. Tuition covers all supplies for this workshop. www.elisabethcondon.com ; www.chalicemitchell.com

COLD WAX & OIL MINI WORKSHOP
2 sessions, Sa & Su/10-4         
VPT830A: Jan 19-Jan 20           
VPT830B: Mar 9-10
$295, Elena De La Ville

Color and texture are the celebrities of this introductory workshop. We will blend the soft medium of cold wax with oil paint to create layered, expressive impasto surfaces using an assortment of tools and techniques. The lush viscous medium can provide translucent and opaque layers, allowing you to push, pull, roll, or etch the surface through the many layers. Students are encouraged to be bold in their experimentation while upholding the fundamental principles of art. There will be digital slide presentations and group discussions about art and process combined with lots of individual attention to help develop each student's painting vocabulary and personal direction. Bring a playful attitude. Beginner to advanced are welcome. Tuition covers most supplies for this workshop. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.edelaville.com

ENCAUSTIC
3 sessions, M, T & W/10-4               
VPT824: Mar 11-Mar 13             
$495, 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 nontoxic medium, encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands?on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. www.edelaville.com

SERIES SAVINGS: Enroll in A Week-of-Wax with Elena De La Ville VPT824 + VPT830 (A or B) to SAVE!
VPT850: 5 sessions, Sa-W/10-4, Mar 9-13, $750

INTRO TO PAINTING
6 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/10-12:30     
PT100: Jan 12-Feb 16
PT100B: Feb  23-Mar 30           
$175, Alexandra Lillis

Learn the basics of oil or acrylic painting through this introduction to tools and techniques from brushes to setting up your palette, an overview of the world of color, composition, figure and ground relationships, visual perception, and spatial concepts. Beginner students will work to build competence and confidence working in the medium of their choice, while returning students are encouraged to work in the studio to advance their painting to the next level. Individual and group critique will aid in artistic development. www.alexandralillis.com

PAINTING MASTER CLASS       Class Full - Wait List Only
3 sessions, 18 hours,  Su/9-3           
PT315: Jan 13-Jan 27,             
$325, Tim Jaeger

You have the basic skills, you can paint what something “looks” like with relative ease, but now it is time to expand your artistic vocabulary and that comes through experimentation. We often fall into patterns of working and develop limiting beliefs of what painting is “supposed to be.” Working closely together, we will challenge those beliefs and ask questions to help you figure out the direction your work wants to go in this series of intensive interaction.  Prerequisite: This class if for advanced students who have attended one of Tim Jaeger’s previous workshops. Enrollment is limited – register early. www.regeajstudio.com

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
4 sessions, 12 hours, Sa/9-12     
CG386: Jan 19-Feb 9                     
$195, Cassia Kite

Are you curious about how to turn your favorite photos into a painting? Are you curious about how professional artists use Photoshop to create digital paintings?  Painting with Photoshop explores a painterly approach to using technology to create digital paintings. No experience in Photoshop is required. Basic computer skills required. www.cassiakite.com/

PAINTING WITH THREAD
3 sessions, 9 hours, Sa/1-4       
FA255: Jan 26-Feb 9                           
$125, Cassia Kite

Learn to create hand-stitched tapestries on canvas and plastic mesh, working directly from your personal photographs with thread and yarn. This workshop will show you how to use stitching techniques to reproduce your favorite photographs into hand-stitched works. No prior experience in hand-stitching is necessary. www.cassiakite.com

FIGURE PAINTING 
6 sessions, 15 hours, Sa/10-12:30     
PF203: Feb 23-Mar 30                   
$185, Alexandra Lillis

In this observational painting course, students explore a variety of approaches to painting the human figure. Emphasis is placed on developing compositional skills as well as recording color, light and proportional relationships with sensitivity. Students will work in oil or acrylic from draped and undraped models in poses of varying lengths. Beginning and experienced painters are welcome. Some figure drawing experience is desirable. High school students at least 16 years of age may enroll in this course. www.alexandralillis.com

PAINTING: POWERFUL & PERSONAL
3 Sessions, 18 hours, SU, 9 AM-3 PM
PT209: March 3-17
$225, Tim Jaeger

Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting. This class will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach and develop a personal style.  All painting mediums allowed.  Open to beginner, intermediate and advanced painters. www.regeajstudio.com

SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP
4 sessions, 16 hours, M-Th/9-1         
VPT305: Mar 11-Mar 14                   
$340, Jamie Kirkell, Visiting Artist

This is an exciting and stimulating workshop to explore design, color and painting on silk. Colors on silk are breath-taking. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. Classes are taught in an open relaxed manner and geared for the beginner as well as the seasoned artist interested in exploring silk painting. We will be completing three scarves by the end of the third day. Most materials will be provided. This workshop is suitable for students ages 18 and above. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.  www.KirkellSilks.com

CREATING THE GILDED SURFACE
2 sessions, 6 hours, Sa/1-4       
PT327: Feb 23-Mar 2                     
$95, Carol Buck

Students will learn the technique of the application of composition gold leaf on three different substrates.  Various gilding approaches, materials, history and uses will be discussed.  People will learn the steps of preparing and/or manipulating a surface for the application of composition gold leaf using three 9 inch by 12 inch substrates.  The sealed composition gold leaf will then be used as a surface for a painting using oils or acrylics as determined by each student’s supply and preference. The focus of this class will be on the gilded surface.  Each person will complete the class with three gilded surfaces to develop into creative works of art. carolbuckstudio.com

PAINTING ON THE GILDED SURFACE
3 sessions, 9 hours, Sa/1-4
PT328: Mar 9-Mar 23                           
$135, Carol Buck

In this class we will carry the gilded surface to the next step.  You will learn how to incorporate surface as a part of your composition and color.  You will have three surfaces (from the prerequisite class) from which to create.  For this workshop you may use acrylics to express a representational or abstract painting.  We will begin by using a still life to become acquainted with the gold composition leaf surface. carolbuckstudio.com

THE MAGIC OF TROMP L’OEIL   
1 session, 6 hours, Sa/10-4
VPT365: Jan 26                   
$95, Jennifer Pace

This hands-on workshop introduces the art of trompe l’oeil to students of all levels whose interests lie in combining detailed realistic painting techniques with delightful, dimensional deceit. French for “trick the eye”, trompe l’oeil incorporates the concepts of perspective to create a 3-dimensional effect through shading, shadow and color contrast to achieve decorative, functional artwork. Students learn to achieve dimension by combining and manipulating various artist and faux finishing materials. Historical information and demonstrations make this workshop interesting for anyone who enjoys detail with a twist of humor. Most supplies are included. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

GET "FLOORED" BY FLOORCLOTHS
2 sessions, 12 hours, Sa & Su/10-4
VFL110: Feb 9-Feb10               
$195, Jennifer Pace

Learn all there is to know about how to make a floor cloth. They have been in vogue since the 18th century, but we will embark on less traditional subject matter. In this course, students will design and paint a 2’ x 3’ floor cloth. They will lean about the preparation, materials, how to finish off, topcoat and care for these tread-able works of art. Demonstrations throughout the class will aid students in techniques. Most supplies are included. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

CHINOISERIE
2 sessions, 12 hours, Sa & Su/10-4
VPT355: Feb 16-Feb17 
$195, Jennifer Pace
Chinoiserie / SHen,waza're

Noun: The imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture and architecture, especially in the 18th century. This course will explore the role and importance of chinoiserie in interior design elements from inception until present day. Students will design a small project and execute artwork, utilizing centuries old techniques but current materials to replicate this art form. Demonstrations will aid students in techniques. Most supplies are included. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable.

TROMP L’OEIL TRILOGY        
3 sessions, 18 hours, Sa, Su & M/10-4
VPT366: Mar 9-Mar 11 
$295, Jennifer Pace

A three-session course designed to delve into the methods of faux marbre (marble,) faux bois (wood graining) and simple drapery. These century old techniques have been updated through combined usage of neo-faux and art materials, to make techniques less complicated. This course is for students who have previously taken “The Magic of Trompe L’oeil,” skilled in faux finishing or have some painting knowledge and experience. Interested participants must enjoy fine detail that involves layers of process to achieve realistic results. Three panels will be accomplished and instructor will provide demos for clarity.

MARVELOUS MARBLES “IN-FAUX” 
3 sessions, 18 hours, T, W & Th/10-4   
VPT368: Mar 12-Mar 14             
$295, Jennifer Pace

What nature took millions of years to accomplish, we will undertake in three days. This class is for students of previous trompe l’oeil courses or who have experience in painting and detailed work. We will duplicate five actual marbles/granite panels: White Carrera, Travertine, Mediterranean Empress Green, Sienna and Stone. Utilizing various materials and techniques, the student will learn to combine basic and advanced skills to accomplish panels that appear to be real marble and “fool the eye.” These marbles are created by means of art and faux finishing materials and tools, and, are achieved through a process of layering. Instructor Demos will allow students to see how to “build” the process.

"WONDER" FUL WOODS IN FAUX 
3 sessions, 18 hours, F, Sa & Su/10-4 
VPT370: Mar 15-Mar 17                   
$295, Jennifer Pace

A three-session course designed to instruct students in the duplication of various species of woods: natural oak, flame mahogany and burl. The oak panel will then be designed in trompe l’oeil to create the illusion of a door panel, utilizing shading and shadowing. Students will learn to layer glazes and use various wood graining tools to duplicate wood detail. Discussion will provide insight into the nature and growth of various species to gain an understanding why methods and techniques are used. Instruction will include progressive demonstrations. Three panels will be accomplished with one in trompe l’oeil.

SERIES SAVINGS: Enroll in a package of Surface Design workshops with Jennifer Pace
Enroll in VPT366 + VPT368 + VPT370 as a package, 9 sessions, Sa-Su/10-4
VPT375: Mar 9-17, $850

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A PRELUDE TO WATERCOLOR
5 sessions, 12.5 hours, W/9:30-12
WC101: Jan 9-Feb 6                     
$175, Graciela Giles

Students will learn basic and easy to follow exercises in this fun, relaxed class.  There will be demonstrations of various techniques including wet on wet, using frisket and learning the various ways you can use your brush as well as how create your paint puddles. www.gracielagiles.com

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
5 sessions, 12.5 hours, W/9:30-12
WC201: Feb 27-Mar 27             
$175, Graciela Giles

Now that you have learned the basics of Watercolor, you can reinforce your knowledge by applying your skills to various watercolor scenes.  We will also explore negative painting, saving the white of the paper.  Join Graciela on this painting journey and, perhaps, discover your unique expression.  There will be demonstrations and critiques. www.gracielagiles.com

THE SPLENDOR OF WATERCOLOR  
5 sessions, 12.5 hours, W/9:30-12
WC250: Apr 3-May 1                     
$175, Graciela Giles

In this class you will have the freedom to work on your own project, with guidance, or the choice of working on a class project.  We will continue to explore and apply expressive brushstrokes.  There will be demos and group critiques. www.gracielagiles.com

SERIES SAVINGS: A Season of Watercolor with Graciela Giles. Enroll in WC101, WC201, & WC250 as a package, 15 sessions, W/9:30-12, January 9-May 1. WC255: $475

ABSTRACT PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR   
5 sessions, 15 hours, W/1:30-4:30
WC303: Jan 30-Feb 27                   
$195, Marcia Johnson

Playing with color, line and form, abstract painting can be whatever you want it to be. We will begin with a series of hands-on exercises to explore color along with a variety of techniques. This will stimulate your imagination and encourage uninhibited expression. Merging design and composition with your personal style your ideas will come to life.  Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! Students may work in watercolors or acrylic or water-soluble oil paint. All skill levels welcome.

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR  
5 sessions, 15 hours, M-F/1-4     
WC815: Mar 11-Mar 15                   
$195, Marcia Johnson

Capturing the beauty and essence of plants and flowers has been the artist’s quest for centuries. Sketching from observation you will depict your botanical forms then, using basic watercolor techniques, you will illuminate the delicate changes in tone and color to portray a realistic depiction of the specimen. All skill levels welcome. Bring your favorite fresh flowers to class as models.

CHARLES REID WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 31.25 hours, M-F/9:15-3:30
VWC830: Mar 11-Mar 15             
$850, 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.  Limited enrollment. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. www.charlesreidart.com 

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PASTEL PORTRAITS
2 sessions, 10 hours, Su/10-3                 
PA430: Mar 24-Mar 31                   
$135, 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, symbolism, and color as you develop methods to convey a likeness. Drawing from photographs, students will use pastels to tackle the challenges of portraiture and produce realistic or interpretive representations of their subjects. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. www.michaeljwhiteart.com

SILKSCREEN WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 15 hours, W/5:30-8:30      
PR230: Jan 30-Feb 27                    
$235, Eszter Sziksz

In this silkscreen workshop we will explore photo emulsion and stencil techniques through demonstrations and individual projects. Screen images can be made using hand-drawn stencils, photographic film, digital separations and photocopied images. Through experimentation participants will find new ways to express their ideas. We will be printing on paper, maybe… it is up to you. However printing on fabric, wood, metal and glass are all possible with silkscreen. Beginners to advanced are welcome.  Basic drawing skills are desirable. www.esztersziksz.com  

FELTED VESSELS             
1 session, 3 hours, Sa/9-12
FA120A: Feb 2
FA120B: March 2                         
$65, Marianne Vogel

Discover the magic of the wet felt making process by creating a small decorative bowl/vessel ready to take home in one class! No prior experience required. Most supplies are provided. www.mariannevogel.com

MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
3 sessions, 9 hours, W/9-12
SC215: Feb 6-Feb 20               
$125, Carol Buck

Students will learn basic sculpting terminology.  We will create armatures of cardboard and wire mesh.  A layer of cloth plaster wrap will then be applied followed by a layer of paperclay.  The quadruped creations will be finished by painting or collage as the final step.  A second sculpture using the same materials will be created and finished as a free form.  These processes will serve as an introduction to materials and as a foundation for future experimentation and creation by the student.  Class is appropriate for all levels of experience. carolbuckstudio.com

DIRECT WAX SCULPTING
1 session, 6 hours, Sa/10-4       
VSC155: Feb 16                         
$195, Sean Colson, Visiting Artist

Learn the ancient art of Direct Wax Sculpting by creating your own 3-dimensional sculpture in wax! With 42 years of art foundry experience, Sean’s workshop will cover sculpting, sticking & welding, and using pliable waxes, feeding gate waxes, and sticky waxes. You sculpt, assemble, and take home your own wax sculpture. You will also be shown how to coat your wax with bronze powder, giving it a realistic bronze look. Or, if desired, wax sculptures may be cast in bronze at an outside foundry. See examples of direct waxes cast in bronze: www.ColsonCreations.com. All skill levels welcomed. Materials are included in the workshop fee. Member, faculty, and staff benefits are not applicable. 

INTRO TO MOLD-MAKING & PROTOTYPING
2 sessions, 10 hours, Sa & Su/10-3     
SC810: Mar 9-Mar 10                     
$255, Morgan Janssen

This workshop is a great foundation to creating hand held duplicates whether you are working in the field of sculpture, prototyping, or jewelry. With an overwhelming amount of mold making techniques to accommodate a variety of casting applications, we will be focusing on two of the most common mold types. First, a flexible one-part mold for objects with a flat back or bottom, followed by a flexible two- part mold for models with undercuts. This workshop will teach the basic foundations of mold making and leave you to your own imagination of what to create, cast, and reproduce! Tuition covers all supplies for this workshop. www.morgan-janssen.squarespace.com

PORTRAIT IN CLAY – Class is currently full.
Complete the online registration form to join the Wait List.
3 sessions, 21 hours, F, Sa & Su/9-4               
VSC201: Mar 15-Mar 17                   
$595, Philippe Faraut, Visiting Artist

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. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable. www.philippefaraut.com

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THE WILD SIDE OF GLASS
5 sessions, 35 hours, Su-Th/9:30-4:30 
VGL102: Mar 10-Mar 14             
$795, Joseph Cavalieri, Visiting Artist

If you are new to stained glass or a seasoned professional this class will appeal to you. We will learn basics of stained glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering, plus lots of painting techniques to make a finished colorful and fun stained glass panel. There are many processes for painting and printing on the glass surface, and the results are endless. We will learn air-brushing glass (using an atomizer), pen-and- ink drawing (using a crow-quill pen), printing using an existing silkscreen the instructor will bring, and sandblasting glass. Painting on glass was created by medieval artists and first used in cathedrals all over Europe. Enamels are kiln fired onto the surface of the glass, then the glass is soldered together. We live in 2018, so the choice of imagery is totally up to your imagination! Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable. www.cavaglass.com

FREE Lecture: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS
Joseph Cavalieri, Visiting Artist
1 session, 1.5 hours, T/5-6:30
VAS225: Mar 12

This lecture focuses on organized steps to market your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts, and better sales. It includes how to package the look of your promotional materials, and focuses on solid steps on getting articles published on your work. Q & A will follow. Joseph Cavalieri worked as an Art Director at GQ, People and Good Housekeeping magazines. He worked closely with editors and learned what type of articles they chose, and why. Cavalieri now shares information from this past career, as well as insight he has learned running his own studio. He has offered this lecture in the USA and internationally for over 4 years.  www.cavaglass.com

SILK DYE TRANSFER
1 session, 3 hours, Sa/9:30-12:30
FA110A: Jan 12                         
FA110B: Feb 16 
FA110C: Mar 23                   
$55, Marianne Vogel

Using a simple Dye Transfer method, students will transform an ordinary piece of white silk into a one- of-kind extraordinary scarf, for personal use or a decorative touch. Examples will be shown to show students further ways to finish their scarves with fringe, embroidery, and more. Most supplies are provided. www.mariannevogel.com

FELTED VESSELS             
1 session, 3 hours, Sa/9-12
FA120A: Feb 2
FA120B: March 2                         
$65, Marianne Vogel

Discover the magic of the wet felt making process by creating a small decorative bowl/vessel ready to take home in one class! No prior experience required. Most supplies are provided. www.mariannevogel.com

FELT BEADING
1 session, 3 hours, Sa/1-4             
FA101A: Feb 2                                 
FA101B: Mar 2               
$45, Marianne Vogel

Students will discover how to make small felted beads using a combination of wool, silk and other miscellaneous materials. Each participant will have a wide selection of materials to choose from and will be able to make approximately nine to twelve beads to take home for their own jewelry making project. Tips and examples will be shown on how to further embellish their beads. Most supplies are provided. www.mariannevogel.com

ART QUILTS & FIBER COLLAGES -- WAIT LIST ONLY
2 sessions, 14 hours, M & T/9:30-4:30 
VFA210: Mar 11-Mar 12                   
$195, Maggie Dillon, Visiting Artist

This workshop focuses on the use of fabric to create light and shadow within the subject and is designed for fiber artists. Spend two days immersing yourself in color and shape. You will discover that learning these in a purposeful way will allow you to control the mood and emotional impact of your work. We will use fiber artist’s tools including: batik fabric, very sharp scissors, thread and lots of pins. No paint is used. Students will work on a pet, flower or still life. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable. www.maggiedillondesigns.com

SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP
4 sessions, 16 hours, M-Th/9-1         
VPT305: Mar 11-Mar 14                   
$340, Jamie Kirkell, Visiting Artist

This is an exciting and stimulating workshop to explore design, color, and painting on silk. Colors on silk are breath-taking. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. Classes are taught in an open relaxed manner and geared for the beginner as well as the seasoned artist interested in exploring silk painting. We will be completing three scarves by the end of the third day. Most materials will be provided. This workshop is suitable for students ages 18 and above. Member benefits, tuition remissions or promotional savings are not applicable. www.KirkellSilks.com

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APPRAISING ART
4 sessions 10, hours, W/9:30-12         
AP500: Feb 6-Feb 27               
$295, Daphne Lange Rosenzweig, Ph. D, ISA CAPP

This four-week course covers how to physically describe artworks, the role of accompanying paperwork, questions of authenticity and legalities, differing types of appraisals and value systems, marketability, and the preparation of personal inventory files. Class participation is essential and homework is assigned for three of the four weeks. At the conclusion, class members should be able to begin documenting their own collections.
Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA, CAPP has been a Ringling College art history professor for 20+ years. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers; a Certified Appraiser (CAPP), and a senior member of the Board and Committee member, and provides professional services through Rosenzweig Associates, Inc. www.rosenzweigassociates.com

ART HISTORY: THE GOLDEN AGE ON VENICE
3 sessions, 7.5 hours, W/10-12:30
AH170: Jan 16-Jan 30             
$95, Amy Karki

This lecture series will explore the art of the Republic of Venice during its halcyon days - the early 16th through mid-18th centuries. Participants will engage with the art and culture that have created our modern perception of Venice and celebrate the city’s unique qualities of light, color, and spectacle. This class is offered at a time coinciding with the exhibition of Venetian glassworks and can include information about the history of the technique. www.amykarki.com/

ART HISTORY: JAPAN AND JAPONISME
3 sessions, 7.5 hours, W/10-12:30
AH172: Feb 13-Feb 27             
$95, Amy Karki

This series will briefly cover a history of Japanese art and composition (with a particular emphasis on woodblock prints), and discuss the reciprocal artistic dialogues and exchanges during the Modern Era between Japan and the artists in the west. This course is scheduled to coincide with the Ringling museum exhibition of Woodblock prints from Post War Japan that will be on display until May 2019. www.amykarki.com/

A HANDS-ON HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
3 sessions, 7.5 hours, Su /1-3:30
AH175: Mar 3-Mar 17               
$95, Amy Karki

This course will cover the evolution of photography and photographic practices, from its inception in the 19th century through modern digital/smart phone techniques.  This is a special digital photography history class in which students can complete assignments imitating styles, compositions, and/or subjects inspired by different periods or techniques. www.amykarki.com/

SERIES SAVINGS: Phone us at 941-955-8866 to enroll in 2 or more Art History classes [AH170, AH172, AH175] to save 10%.               

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CREATIVE WRITING
8 sessions, 16 hours, Th/4:30-6:30     
CW260: Jan 17-Mar 7               
$195, Sylvia Whitman

Become a skilled storyteller in this workshop, where we explore one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of communication and expression: telling a tale.  We invite students to bring in work-in-progress or create new work as this course introduces and reviews the techniques and conventions of storytelling craft through sample readings, provocative exercises, discussion, and workshop. Creative writing has multiple applications: those seeking to develop memoirs or other written projects, to create narratives, or simply gain mastery in the art of storytelling will emerge from the course with a rich experience of the form. www.sylviawhitmanbooks.com/
Beginner to experienced writers welcome

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MARKETING FOR ARTISTS -- FREE LECTURE
1 session, 1.5 hours, T/5-6:30
VAS225: Mar 12                   
Joseph Cavalieri, Visiting Artist

This lecture focuses on organized steps to market your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts, and better sales. It includes how to package the look of your promotional materials, and focuses on solid steps on getting articles published on your work. Q & A will follow. Joseph Cavalieri worked as an Art Director at GQ, People and Good Housekeeping magazines. He worked closely with editors and learned what type of articles they chose, and why. Cavalieri now shares information from this past career, as well as insight he has learned running his own studio. He has offered this lecture in the USA and internationally for over 4 years.  www.cavaglass.com

Ringling College of Art and Design SPECIAL EVENTS:

Avant-Garde – March 23, 2019
Ringling College’e Annual Student Scholarship Gala
www.ringling.edu/avantgarde-2019

Ringling Admissions Events
www.ringling.edu/admissions-events
National Portfolio Day, Jan 27, 2019               
Preview Day, Feb 23, 2019         

   

Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop
Charles Reid, Visiting Artist
VWC830, 5 sessions, M-F/9:15-3:30, March 11-15, $850

(undraped and draped models)
Treat yourself to a weeklong workshop with internationally renowned 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.” www.charlesreidart.com

Traditional Figure Drawing: Anatomy & Construction
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW920, 5 sessions, M-F/ 9-12:30, March 11-15, $375

(undraped and draped models)
Join this Glenn Vilppu master class and learn his traditional, internationally recognized Renaissance approach to figure drawing. His methodology is applicable whether your direction is fine art, illustration, computer or traditional animation. No previous drawing experience required. www.vilppuacademy.com
High School students registering for this workshop must be at least 16 years of age.

Head Drawing and Expression
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW925, 5 sessions, M-F/1:30-5, March 11-15, $375

(draped models)
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. No previous drawing experience required. www.vilppuacademy.com
High School students registering for this workshop must be at least 16 years of age.

Week of Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu
VDRW940, 10 sessions, M-F/9-5, March 11-15, $700
Take both VDRW920 and VDRW925 and SAVE!

Outdoor Landscape Sketching
Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist
VDRW930, 2 sessions, Sa-Su/9-1, March 16-17, $175

(draped models)
Grab your sketching and watercolor supplies and join Glenn Vilppu and learn to sketch on location in beautiful Sarasota. www.vilppuacademy.com

The Portrait in Clay
Philippe Faraut, Visiting Artist
VSC201, 3 session, F-Su/9 -4, March 15-17, $595

(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. www.philippefaraut.com

The Wild Side of Stained Glass
Joseph Cavalieri
VGL102, 5 sessions, Su-Th/9:30-4:30, March 10-14, $795

Whether you are new to stained glass or a seasoned professional, this class is for you. We will learn the basics of stained glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering, plus lots of painting techniques to make a finished colorful and fun stained glass panel. There are many processes for painting and printing on the glass surface and the results are endless. We will learn air-brushing glass (using an atomizer), pen-and-ink drawing (with a quilled pen), printing using an existing silk-screen the instructor provides and sandblasting glass. Enamels will be kiln fired on the glass and then the glass is soldered together. We live in 2018, so the choice of imagery is totally up to  your imagination!  www.cavaglass.com

Ink Painting
Elisabeth Condon and Chalice Mitchell
VMM820, 2 sessions, Sa-Su/9:30-4:30, Jan 19-20, $495

Do you marvel how scrolls wrest space from ink and paper? The twist and turn of the brush as space unspools before you into animals, trees, mountains, and water? Two painters share their study of scroll painting in this two-day workshop that focuses on brushwork and composition. In this course, you will be introduced to historical and contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists. You will learn to mix and load ink, and use Chinese plant and flower idioms to develop your brushwork. We will explore compositional principles of landscape that will enable you to make your own Ink Brush Landscape. Tuition covers all supplies for this workshop. www.elisabethcondon.com ; www.chalicemitchell.com

Art Quilts and Fabric Collages with Maggie Dillon - WAIT LIST ONLY
Maggie Dillon, Visiting Artist
VFA210, 2 sessions, M-T/9:30-4:30, March 11-12, $195 

This workshop focuses on the use of fabric to create light and shadow within the subject and is designed for fiber artists. Spend two days immersing yourself in color and shape. You will discover that learning these in a purposeful way will allow you to control the mood and emotional impact of your work. We will use fiber artist’s tools including batik fabric, very sharp scissors, thread and lots of pins. No paint is used. Students will work on a pet, flower or still life. www.maggiedillondesigns.com

Cold Wax and Oil Painting Workshop
Elena De La Ville
VPT830A, 2 sessions, Sa-Su/10-4, Jan 19-20, $295
VPT830B, 2 sessions, Sa-Su/ 10-4, March 9-10, $295

Experimentation and exploration converge with rich color and texture to produce vivid results while honoring the fundamental principles of art. In this workshop, students learn to combine and manipulate the soft impasto medium of cold wax with oil paint and pigment sticks, using a variety of tools, techniques and other materials to create layered textured expressive surfaces. Demonstrations, presentations and group discussions together with attention toward each student's painting vocabulary and personal direction will result in unique and highly individualized results. www.edelaville.com. Tuition includes art supplies. Bring a playful attitude. Open to students of all levels of experience.

Encaustic Painting
Elena De La Ville
VPT824: 3 sessions, M-W/10-4, March 11-13, $495

Encaustic (hot wax) painting is an ancient medium, first used by the Greeks, that has gained popularity with contemporary artists. A permanent and non-toxic medium, encaustic often results in exquisite, luminous painting effects. Daily demonstrations are followed by hands-on studio practice. Learn about suitable grounds supports, encaustic materials, combining encaustic and oil sticks, tools for surface incising, and stencils. This intensive course is designed for all levels of painters, as well as those familiar with encaustic. Tuition covers all encaustic and oil stick materials and supports. www.edelaville.com

Week-of-Wax with Elena De La Ville
Enroll in VPTW824 + VPTW820 (A or B) to SAVE!
VPT850: 5 sessions, Sa-W/10-4, Mar 9-13, $750

Silk Painting Workshop
Jamie Kirkell
VPT305, 4 sessions, M-Th/9 AM-1 PM, March 11-14, $340

This is an exciting and stimulating workshop to explore design, color, and painting on silk. Colors on silk are breath-taking. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. Classes are taught in an open, relaxed manner and geared for the beginner as well as the seasoned artist interested in exploring silk painting. We will be completing three scarves at the end of the third day. Most materials will be provided. This workshop is suitable for students ages 18 and above.

Trompe l'Oeil Trilogy
Jennifer Pace
VPT366, 3 sessions, Sa-M/10-4, Mar 9-11, $295

Join us as we delve into the Faux Marbre (marble), Faxu Bois (wood graining) and simple drapery methods. These century-old techniques have been updated through combined usage of neo-faux and mart materials to make techniques less complicated. This workshop is for students who have previously taken The Magic of Trompe l’Oeil (VPT365), those skilled in faux finishing or have some painting knowledge and experience. Participants must enjoy fine detail work that involves layers of process to achieve realistic results. Previous trompe l’oeil or detailed painting experience required.

Marvelous Marbles "In-Faux"
Jennifer Pace
VPT368, 3 sessions, T-Th/10-4, Mar 12-14, $295

What nature took millions of years to accomplish, we will undertake in 3 days. We will duplicate 5 actual marbles/granite panels: white Carrera, travertine, Mediterranean Empress Green, Sienna and stone.  Utilizing various materials and techniques, the student will learn to combine basic and advanced skills to accomplish panels that appear to be real marble and “fool the eye.” Previous trompe l’oeil or detailed painting experience required.

"Wonder" Ful Woods in Faux
Jennifer Pace
VPT370, 3 sessions, F-Su/10-4, Mar 15-17, $295

This workshop will instruct students in the duplication of various species of woods: natural oak, flame mahogany, and burl. The oak panel will be designed in trompe l’oeil to create the illusion of a door panel utilizing shading and shadowing. Students will learn to layer glazes and use various wood-graining tools. Discussion will provide insight into the nature and growth of various species and to understand why various methods and techniques are used. Three panels will be created with one in trompe l’oeil. Previous trompe l’oeil or detailed painting experience required.

Week of Surface Design with Jennifer Pace
Enroll in VPT366 + VPT368 + VPT370 to SAVE!
VPT375, 9 sessions, Sa-Su/10-4, Mar 9-17, $850

Direct Wax Sculpting
Sean Colson, Visiting Artist
VSC155, 1 session, Sa/10 AM-4 PM, Feb. 16, $195

Learn the ancient art of Direct Wax Sculpting by creating your own 3-dimensional sculpture in wax! with 42 years of art foundry experience, Sean's workshop will cover sculptuing, sticking and welding, using pliable waxes, feeding gate waxes, and stickey waxes. You sculpt, assemble, and take home your own wax sculpture. You will also be shown how to coat your wax with bronze powder, giving it a realistic bronze look. Or, if desired, wax sculptures may be cast in bronze at an outside foundry. See examples of direct waxes cast in bronze: www.colsoncreations.com. All skill levels welcomed. Materials are included in the workshop fee.

Marketing for Artists – FREE LECTURE
Joseph Cavalieri
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5-6:30 PM
P19AS225, 1.5 hours

This lecture focuses on organized steps to market your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts, and better sales. It includes how to package the look of your promotional materials, and focuses on solid steps on getting articles published on your work.  Q & A will follow.  Joseph Cavalieri worked as an Art Director at GQ, Peopleand Good Housekeeping magazines. He worked closely with editors and learned what type of articles they chose, and why. Cavalieri now shares information from this past career, as well as insight he has learned running his own studio. He has offered this lecture in the USA and internationally for over 4 years.  www.cavaglass.com .

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JUNE 3 – 28 ● STUDIO, DIGITAL & LENS-BASED ART CLASSES

Stay cool and get creative while having fun and building skills in drawing, painting, figure study, photo, film, animation, concept sketching, character design, comic art, illustration, film and video editing, portfolio, and more…

1-week sessions, half day or full day
Take one class, a series, or a variety
Class starts June 3, 10, 17, and 24
Students ages 11 to 18 entering 6th through 12th grade
Registration is ongoing until full

Register Now         Summer Studios 2019 Weekly Schedule         Course Descriptions

Questions?  Need Assistance?  Email SCS@rringling.edu or call us at 941-955-8866.


 

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OPEN TO STUDENTS Ages 11 - 18

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION

5 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:45 PM (All day)
AN101C: June 17-21
AN101D: June 24-28
$375, Lori Burton
Get started in the world of art in motion by learning basic techniques and skills to create Rotoscope animations, GIFs, and still image movement. Demonstrations and instruction begin with Photoshop and go through post-production in Premiere Pro highlighting professional examples, followed by step-by-step guidance to inspire students to create their own animations. Students should bring a bag lunch each day.
 

CHARACTER DESIGN

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 -11:45 AM
HIL120A: June 3-7
HIL120C: June 17-21
$195, 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, superheroes, and creatures for game art, illustrations, and more to begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for Cartoons + Comic Art Workshop, Illustration in Pen &Ink, and Experimental Animation. Learn techniques for brainstorming and idea development.
 

ILLUSTRATION IN PEN & INK

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1 -3:45 PM
HIL125A: June 3-7
HIL 125C: June 17-21
$195, Michael White
Take your concept sketches, characters, or cartoons & comics to the next level. Learn how to use the various tools and techniques to bring impact to the elements and design of your creations. Working with pen & ink allows you to emphasize the elements you want to make pop to give your drawings and designs an edge and clarity for greater impact.
 

CARTOONS & COMIC ART WORKSHOP

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HIL105B: June 10-14, 9-11:45 AM
HIL105D: June 24-28, 1-3:45 PM
$195, Michael White
Everyone loves cartoons and comics, superheroes, and villains. Do you have a story to tell? This fun-filled workshop is for beginners and experienced artists alike. You will learn illustration and layout techniques, as well as inspirational methods on how to bring reality and fiction together to tell a story and create a comic. Learn how to apply the basic rules of cartooning, character creation, sequential drawing, and perspective for maximum impact to bring your story to life!
 

CONCEPT SKETCHING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HIL101B: June 10-14, 1-3:45 PM
HIL101D: June 24-28, 9-11:45 AM
$195, Michael White
Concept sketching is the first step used to develop ideas for illustration and creative applications such as games, animation, or graphic novels. Concept art is also known as visual development or concept design, used in developing design ideas for multiple industries. You will learn a variety of techniques by working on multiple projects from a poster to a character or environment design. This is a fun class with an easy-to-follow pace making sure you understand terms and basic techniques. This course complements Character Design, Cartoons & Comic Art, Illustration in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation.

PHOTOSHOP for TEENS

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
CG109A: June 3-7, 1-3:45 PM
CG109C: June 17-21, 1-3:45 PM
$215, Marcia Johnson
Find inspiration in the realm of digital creativity. Edit and manipulate photos, add layers and text all while learning how to become comfortable with the tools and hot-keys of the world's leading photo-editing
software, Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrations introduce you to the key concepts and basic tools of Photoshop, while hands-on exercises guide students to transform photographs, as well as create original artwork. Basic computer skills required.
 

PHANTASTICAL PHOTO COLLAGE

5 sessions, 13.75, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
PH410B: June 10-14
PH410D: June 24-28
$215, Marcia Johnson
Photo collage is the assemblage of dramatic elements from individual photographs to create a 2‐dimensional imagined reality. This “peek” into augmented or virtual reality to create imagined environments is popular today in contemporary photo shoots, fine arts, and just for fun. Bring an adventurous curiosity and a sense of humor, along with a thumb drive of your photographs. Photoshop experience required. (See CG109)
 

FILM & VIDEO EDITING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HDV101B: June 10-14, 1-3:45 PM
HDV101D: June 24-28, 9-11:45 AM
$215, Chandler Howard
This class provides hands-on experience in basic film and video editing to produce short and compelling films and videos. Beginning with simple storyboarding and concept development, students learn how to apply proper shooting technique using camera video settings. With emphasis on composition, you will apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery they will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. A digital camera, smartphone, or tablet (iPad) with a video setting option in working condition, and headphones or earbuds are required.

DRAWING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR101A: June 3-7
HDR101C: June 17-21
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Exploring a variety of drawing media, you will learn fundamental drawing techniques and gain a working knowledge of the basic elements and principles of design such as line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. This or equivalent experience is “the” prerequisite for Figure Drawing, Sketchbook Workshop, Painting, Portfolio Development/2D Open Studio, and recommended prerequisite for Illustration classes.
 

MIX IT UP: DRAWING + COLLAGE

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HMM154A: June 3-7
HMM154C: June 17-21
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing and mixed media, you will explore materials and methods in new ways to inspire ideas and to help develop a unique style while learning how to use graphite, ink, markers, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencils, and oil pastels. This is a fast-paced, exciting studio for all skill levels.

 

FIGURE DRAWING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HDRF203B: June 10-14,
HDRF203C: June 17-21
$215, TBA
This classical drawing course develops your figure drawing skills through the study of proportion, anatomy, gesture, figure/space relationship, value, and line quality. You will explore various techniques drawing from the live (clothed) model. Experiment with drawing materials and creative approaches in this high-energy class. A must have for illustrators and animators! Prerequisite: Drawing or equivalent.
 

SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HDR205B: June 10-14, 9-11:45 AM
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Sketchbooks are an exciting way to explore new materials, play around with different ideas, and to capture your everyday life and people, places, and the things that inspire you. Using pencil, ink, and watercolor you can build your sketchbook as an archive of ideas or work on sequential drawing to develop a narrative story. Whatever direction you choose you will develop your drawing and observation techniques while building your artistic practice. Prerequisite: Drawing or equivalent experience.
 

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT/2D OPEN STUDIO

5 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:45 PM (All day)
HPP200D: June 24-28
$295, Jeffery Cornwell
In this course, you will work in the media of your choice (drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, etc.) with an emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. With teacher guidance, explore a range of creative approaches used by contemporary, working artists to expand your own personal methods and styles to create strong, portfolio-quality work and learn to articulate your ideas verbally and in writing. This course is for those that have previous experience, a passionate interest in the visual arts, and want to build on their portfolio. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your portfolio for VPA or college application. Students work on self-selected projects with professional guidance to support the development of their work. Prerequisites: A minimum of introductory courses in the medium in which the student will be working. Students should bring a bag lunch each day.

FILMMAKING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-3:45 AM (All day)
CGF201A: June 3-7
$375, Chandler Howard
This course covers digital video camera operation, basic lighting, scripting, and storyboarding as well as Premier Pro editing, titles, effects, and montage theory. Working in your own direction from narrative, abstract, or experimental, to more journalistic or documentary genres, and you should walk away with a well-edited project with the potential to use in a portfolio or film festival screening. The course culminates with a screening of final student projects. Basic computer skills required. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. A digital camera with a video setting option in working condition, and headphones or earbuds are required. Students should bring a bag lunch each day.
 

GUERRILLA FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCGF202B: June 10-14
HCGF202C: June 17-21
$215, Chandler Howard
Have you ever been taking a hike with friends or visiting a city for the first time and became struck by an inspirational idea leaving you compelled to capture that moment? This workshop will give you the skills needed to make a video on the spot, whatever your location is, while using your surroundings to help you capture your vision. From using a piece of cardboard and tin-foil as a reflector, to adjusting your phone to act as a microphone, the objective of this week-long journey is to teach filmmakers how to make videos, short films, documentaries, and video diaries using only the equipment at hand. A close-cousin of Dogma 95, this style of independent filmmaking allows the director to work with small crews, and sometimes no crew at all, putting the power in the hands of the filmmaker. If you like filming on the spot, stretching your experimental style and learning how to make props from scratch, then Guerrilla Filmmaking is for you. Join us to learn a fun and spontaneous approach to filmmaking. Basic computer skills required. A digital camera, smartphone, or tablet (iPad) with a video setting option in working condition, and headphones or earbuds are required.
 

FILM & VIDEO EDITING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HDV101B: June 10-14, 1-3:45 PM
HDV101D: June 24-28, 9-11:45 AM
$215, Chandler Howard
This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple storyboarding and concept development, you will learn proper camera operation shooting techniques using video settings. With emphasis on composition, apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery that you will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. Basic computer skills required. A digital camera, smartphone, or tablet (iPad) with a video setting option in working condition, and headphones or earbuds are required.

PAINTING

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPT105B: June 10-14
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Color, brushstrokes, and your imagination have no limits! Express your ideas and emotions through a series of painting projects working from reality or your imagination. This class introduces a variety of techniques and tools basic to acrylic painting and, explores the world of color and composition through figure and ground relationships, visual perception, and spatial concepts. Returning students are encouraged to work in the studio to advance their painting to the next level. Individual and group critique will aid in development of artistic and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Drawing or equivalent experience.

DIGITAL PHOTO

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPH215A: June 3-7
HPH215C: June 17-21
$215, Marcia Johnson
Photography is one of the most compelling of visual media. Through photo shoots and in-lab work, this class emphasizes both the technical aspects of the craft as well as creative imagery. You will learn how to use lenses, filters, and light, understand aperture and shutter speeds, and how to compose and bracket exposures. This course covers an in-depth review of memory cards, megabytes, optical and digital viewfinders and zoom, as well as menu options, mega pixels, and how to save, move, and organize images when transferring photos to your computer for editing in Photoshop. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual-setting mode are required. All skill levels welcome.
 

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
PH301B: June 10-14
PH301D: June 24-28
$215, Marcia Johnson
Learn technical and aesthetic photography tips to transform your snapshots and photos into fine art nature photography that expresses your creative vision. Illustrate the beauty of Florida’s natural paradise through digital processes in Photoshop to create finished pieces including flowers, landscapes, birds, and animals. This is also a great way to capture nature’s bounty for creative reference. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual-setting mode are required. All skill levels welcome.
 

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS

5 sessions, 13.5 hours, M-F
CG109A: June 3-7, 1-3:45 PM
CG109C: June 17-21, 1-3:45 PM
$215, Marcia Johnson
Find inspiration in the realm of digital creativity. Edit and manipulate photos, add layers and text all while learning how to become comfortable with the tools and hot-keys of the world's leading photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrations introduce you to the key concepts and basic tools of Photoshop, while hands-on exercises guide you to transform photographs, as well as create original artwork. Basic computer skills required.
 

PHANTASTICAL PHOTO COLLAGE

5 sessions, 13.75, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
PH410B: June 10-14
PH410D: June 24-28
Photo collage is the assemblage of dramatic elements from individual photographs to create a 2‐dimensional imagined reality. This “peek” into augmented or virtual reality to create imagined environments is popular today in contemporary photo shoots, fine arts, and just for fun. Bring an adventurous curiosity and a sense of humor, along with thumb drive of your photographs. Some Photoshop experience required. (See CG109)

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT/2D OPEN STUDIO

5 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:45 PM (All day)
HPP200D: June 24-28
$295, Jeffery Cornwell
In this course, you will work in the media of your choice (drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, etc.) with an emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. With teacher guidance, you will explore a range of creative approaches used by contemporary, working artists to expand your own personal methods and styles to create strong, portfolio-quality work and learn to articulate your ideas visually, verbally, and in writing. This course is for students that have previous experience, a passionate interest in the visual arts, and want to build on their portfolio. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your portfolio for VPA or college application. Students work on self-selected projects with professional guidance to support the development of their work. Prerequisites: A minimum of introductory courses in the medium in which the student will be working. Students should bring a bag lunch each day.

At Ringling College we believe creativity is vital to a vibrant life. This summer we invite you to strengthen your creative craft and expand your skills through project-based explorations in hot glass, creative woodworking, and digital photography.

Connect with Ringling College’s community of like-minded lifelong learners. Find camaraderie and creative inspiration by enrolling in immersive workshops designed for adult learners ages 18 and above. All skill levels are welcome or otherwise noted in the course description.

Ringling College School of Continuing Studies awards 3 CEUs to students for each successfully completed immersion workshop.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
Adults ages 18 and above.

 

GLASSBLOWING & COLD-WORK
VGL101A: June 3-7
VGL101B: June 10-14
9 AM-4 PM
$695, Noah Coleman

This intensive workshop is an immersive introduction and robust refresher to working with molten glass. You will learn how to create hot-blown and solid glass forms. Cold-finish work will introduce you to finishing and texture methods. An overview of the hot shop essentials includes teamwork, terminology, safety, tools, and a variety of working methods to build your knowledge and equip you with an understanding of the material and how to apply it to your own work.

Daily demonstrations and directions provide you with a hands-on understanding. We will focus on the steps you need to make to expand your material awareness and skill to be able to create with glass. There will be discussions regarding inspiration, processes, and the prescribed aspects of sculpture and vessel fabrication. You will be encouraged and assisted to make a completed piece. Proper attire is mandatory for working in the Hot Shop. Long pants, comfortable t-shirt or long sleeve shirt, and comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Please wear natural fibers (cotton) as synthetic fibers can melt near high temperatures. Please remove all jewelry from hands and arms. Enrollment is limited – register early! Member benefits are not applicable. Faculty staff waivers are limited to one seat if available.
Beginner to intermediate skill levels welcome.

 

INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING & COLD-WORK
VGL105C: June 17-21
9 AM-4 PM
$695, Noah Coleman

Perfect your basic glassblowing skills and discover new methods to mastering hot glass. Learn to make a variety of forms with an emphasis on technique. Spend more time at the bench to develop a stronger
foundation in the medium and build confidence and competence with the material. You will brush up on the basics before diving into set-ups, spot heating, and faster methods of execution.

Daily demonstrations and directions will involve students to provide a hands-on experience. We will explore combining blown and solid forms and expand your construction techniques. The integration of color will begin to influence your design and build on finishing and texture techniques. Proper attire is mandatory for working in the Hot Shop. Long pants, comfortable t-shirt or long sleeve shirt, and comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Please wear natural fibers (cotton) as synthetic fibers can melt near high temperatures. Please remove all jewelry from hands and arms. Enrollment is limited – register early! Member benefits are not applicable. Faculty staff waivers are limited to one seat if available.
Intermediate to advanced skill levels welcome. Students must have completed the beginner level course at Ringling College or have equivalent experience and competencies.

 

CREATIVE WOODWORKING WORKSHOP
VWD110B: June 10-14
9 AM-4 PM
$495, Master Craftsman, Dale Rieke

This is a comprehensive, creative class teaching fine woodworking techniques and skills. You will learn the use and safety of equipment including the lathe, jointer, planer, and table saw. You will have a choice between two of the following projects:
• Project #1: Artistry Slab End Table. This will be an artistic wood slab side table / bench approximately 20” wide x 18” deep x 18” high.
• Project #2: Plywood Miter-fold Floating Shelf. This will be a plywood miter-fold floating shelf approximately 30” wide x 8” deep x 2” thick.
• Project #3: Artisan Cheese I Cutting Board. Created from exotic wood, cheese or cutting boards approximately 14” wide x 8” deep x ½” thick.
Price includes a scaled drawing of each project, hardwood slab, hardwood leg material, and high quality shelf plywood and lesson plan.

All skill levels welcome.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PORTRAITURE/SELF-PORTRAITURE
VPH460: June 17-21
9 AM-4PM
$420, Kathryn Harrison

What is a portrait? What is a good portrait? Understanding a portrait can sometimes tell the viewer more about the photographer or person taking the picture than it does the sitter. A portrait can question the relationship between the photographer and sitter, challenge the viewer, encourage introspection, and connect the viewer despite time and place. What makes you linger when looking at a portrait?

This weeklong immersive class is designed to explore your personal vision through the combination of a brief historical overview, technical guidance, and a look at related contemporary issues. You will produce a broad range of portraits designed to gain a better understanding of your relationship to portraiture. You will be encouraged to rethink your understanding of a portrait and to photograph people in entirely different ways. Classes will involve demonstrations, lectures, group critiques, assigned readings, class discussions, student presentations, film screenings, and local field trips. The lectures will concentrate on contemporary portrait artists in relationship to the history of the genre. A review of image enhancement and file manipulation using Photoshop will be included. Photoshop experience is helpful. Participants must provide and have a working knowledge of their own DSLR camera.
All skill levels welcome.

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Continuing Studies Faculty: Practicing Artists and Designers

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

 

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

 

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 the 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

 

Carol Buck
Carol's life experiences began as a native Texan, which did at times include cowgirl hats and horses. As her travels led away from Texas, she was fortunate to experience the professions of nursing, aviation/flight instructing, and art, and eventually assumed roles as a teacher in each. Art has unquestionably been the common sustaining thread. While rearing her son and daughter, she earned her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, with the focus on painting and drawing. Her professional interests and pursuits have evolved through art and community to include teaching in schools, museums, adult education, and enrichment programs. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections. Carol's interests and abilities involve drawing, oil painting, guilding, encaustics, mixed media sculpture, and silverpoint.
carolbuckstudio.com

 

Lori Burton
Lori is a graduate of 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 and conceived the award-winning Digital and Motion Design program.

 

Matteo Caloiaro
Matteo earned his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. He is a successful painter and illustrator and is also a member of the Illustration faculty at Ringling College. 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  

 

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and the Stax Museum. Private and public art commissions include an MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York, and a 6-foot-round stained glass window at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on the island of Itaparica in Brazil. Joseph has collaborated with illustrator R. Crumb and Alpha & Chris Hipkiss. His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America, and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glass, and Pilchuck Glass School. He has been invited to 15 art residencies in the US, South America, Europe, Australia, and India, including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.  www.cavaglass.com

 

Diane Lynne Chanako-Turner 

Diane is an American artist, born in Philadelphia, now living on Florida’s west coast. She received her BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of Art. During her years at the Pennsylvania Academy ,she focused on “drawing from life” and attended anatomy lectures by Robert Beverly Hale, famous author, and Professor of Human Anatomy. The classical figure, landscape, and symbolic drawing and painting in pencil, charcoal, sumi-e, and transparent watercolor painting were her chosen genres and mediums. She has won the “gold medal of Honor” and 1st Place from the American Watercolor Society’s (AWS) 109th Annual Exhibition in New York City, and she is currently a long-term part-time faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design.  www.dianelynnechanako.com

 

Noah Coleman 

Noah is an artist, educator, and maker whose expertise in materials and processes include glass, digital fabrication, electronics, metal work, robotics, and new media. He received an MFA in Art & Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Sculpture from Brigham Young University. Noah has worked as an educator at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Ringling College of Art and Design.  

 

Sean Colson
Sean has been a sculptor since the mid-1960s, and began bronze casting with his father in 1974, at the first art casting sculpture foundry in Sarasota, Florida. He has run Shellspen International, Inc. a sculpture supply business for artists casting bronze sculpture and has taught bronze casting since 1979.
 www.ColsonCreations.com

 

Ross Cometti - Creative Director / Co-Founder of Commit Marketing
Ross is the Creative Director and co-founder of Commit Marketing. Originally from Syracuse, New York, he graduated in 2008 from Ringling College of Art and Design with a focus on design and communications. For more than a decade he has impacted the efforts of design studios, interactive agencies, corporate marketing teams, and start-ups. Notably, he has created successful print and interactive solutions for clients such as Six Flags, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Siemens, Champs Sports, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, and the NFL Players Association.
 www.commitmarketing.com

 

Elisabeth Condon 

Elisabeth is an American painter who has developed an extensive body of work that uses the pour as a central motif in the composition. Her paintings combine disparate paint applications and materials to re-interpret Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. The paintings respond to the locations where they are made, simultaneously referencing associations to scroll painting, nightclubs, vintage wallpaper and textiles to emphasize how places feel as well as look. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Condon lives and works in New York, NY. She has a studio in Tampa, FL where she held tenure at University of South Florida from 2003 to 2014 until resigning to paint full-time. Condon received the 2015 New York Pulse Prize; a New York Studio School Alumni Association's Mercedes Matter Award; a Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship; a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Her work is held in public collections including the US Embassy Beijing, Perez Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art, and JP Morgan/ Chase Art Collection. www.elisabethcondon.com

 

Jeffery Cornwell

Jeffery studied Fine Arts 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

 

Kaitlin Crockett

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

 

Rick Dakan

Rick earned a BA in History from The American University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University. He joined Ringling College of Art and Design in 2015. Rick has written professionally since 1995, with dozens of tabletop game publications in the late 1990s. In 2000 he co-founded Cryptic Studios and was the original lead designer for the hit online video game, City of Heroes. Since then he has written comic books, video game criticism, magazine articles, short stories and has had four novels published including the Geek Mafia trilogy and Cthulhu Cult: A Novel of Obsession. He continues to write for and about games as well as new fiction in multiple genres.www.rickdakan.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 Contemporaneo and Museo Acarigua Araure. Her work is included in numerous private and 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 

 

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, FL.  www.gracielagiles.com  

 

Jared Greenleaf

Jared earned a BFA in 2D Art from Brigham Young University of Hawaii and his MFA in 2D Studio with Animation emphasis from Brigham Young University in Utah. With over 10 years of professional teaching experience, Jared joined Ringling College in 2015. He is a motion graphic specialist and video producer that has created Telly Award-winning motion graphics and shot/produced hundreds of mini documentaries all over the US. Jared has been a key player in Siggraph and Annie Award-winning animation productions for clients: The Smithsonian Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Polynesian Cultural Center, and directed animation segments for documentaries featured on Independent Lens and the Berlinale. He has also worked with storyboard and animatic artists for Marvel Studios on productions like Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.

 

Tim Jaeger

Raised in Paducah, KY, Tim moved to the resort coastal town of Sarasota, FL in 1998 to earn a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2002, he 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. Tim's paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections both in the U.S. and abroad. www.regeajstudio.com

 

Marcia Johnson

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

 

Polly Johnson

Polly has a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University and an MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. With over 22 years of professional teaching experience, Polly joined Ringling College of Art and Design in 1993 and is teaching typography, three-dimensional problem solving, and graphic design studio courses in the graphic design program as well as letterpress printing for all majors. Her recent articles include Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology, From Stasis to Motion; Zed 5: Implications of the Object, Big rigs, and mudflap girls; Zed 7: Public and Private, Just in case we have to do some cooking and her published works include Experimental Typography, Innovations in Digital Graphics. 

 

Amy Karki

Amy is a photographer, painter, and compulsive reader of books living in Sarasota, FL.  Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she received degrees in Photography and Art History and is currently working toward a graduate degree in Studio Art and Education. Inspired by nature, history, and travel, she has created and shown work throughout the Northwest, New York, and Europe. Amy believes that art is about connection as much as self-expression and is always interested in new collaborations and dialogues, as well as different ways to capture the senses and spirit of people, places and moments. www.amykarki.com

 

Jamie Kirkell

Jamie's life-changing experience brought her to the art of painting on silk. From 1966 to 1969, she was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Luzon Mountains of the Philippines. Here she developed a strong interest in orchids and orchid collecting. Upon finishing the Peace Corps program she went to Java and apprenticed under Indonesia Batik Master Bambang Oetoro. This experience has proven to be the major influence in her life and work. Upon returning to the U.S. she opened a Silk Painting studio in New York City and worked with two exceptional silk artists. Today she specializes in large floral paintings, fine art hand-painted silk scarves, and now printed fine silk scarves. Her studio is located in Sarasota, FL and her silk paintings and scarf collections are collected and exhibited internationally. www.kirkellsilkstudios.com

 

Cassia Kite

Cassia was born in Auburn, Nebraska. She earned a BFA in painting and sculpture, and a BS in Art Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2003. She completed her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida in 2010. Currently, Kite is a Visual Art instructor in the fine arts program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL and resides in Sarasota, FL. Cassia is represented by Anderson O'Brien Fine Art in Omaha, Nebraska and State of the Arts Gallery in Sarasota, FL. www.cassiakite.com

 

Emily Larned 

Emily has been publishing as an artistic practice since 1993 when as a teenager she made her first zine. She is co-founder of the participatory art and publishing project Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), and founder of Alder & Frankia, an imprint of collaborations. Her artist books and publications are collected and exhibited by over 70 institutions in the US and the UK, and she has taught and lectured widely. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Art, and is Chair & Associate Professor of Graphic Design at SASD, University of Bridgeport, CT.

 

Alexandra Lillis

Lillis earned a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She is well educated on many visual platforms, mediums, and age level of students. Her versatility, her charm, and her positive attitude makes her a popular instructor with all of her students. She understands all levels of visual art making and takes her students through all of the steps to achieve their goals of a finished product as well as having transferred new and important information for improvement in their art making. Alexandra’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibits at cultural centers and government buildings, and is also held in private collections. www.alexandralillis.com     

 

Joe Loccisano

Joe is an independent artist, consultant, and arts education professional visiting from Vermont. In addition to teaching for Ringling College of Art and Design, Joe taught a variety of classes at State College of Florida (SCF) where he served as Gallery Director from 1987-2017. Throughout his tenure at SCF Joe curated over 250 exhibitions with a focus on interdisciplinary education featuring such talents as an environmental artist, Swoon, post-visualization photographer, Jerry Uelsmann, and Japanese ceramist, Toshiko Takaezu. His highly acclaimed costumes exhibitions received national attention from WBGH (Boston) and his humanities publications and exhibition catalogs have won numerous state and national awards. After conducting two successful Museum Assessments while under the direction of the American Alliance of Museums, Joe was invited by the AAM to serve as a peer reviewer. He currently teaches Museum Studies at New College of Florida, a course he designed for “Connecting The Arts + Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast” funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. www.joeloccisano.carbonmade.com 

 

Lori Loveberry George

Lori is an award-winning artist with over 35 years of 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, FL, and a 1983 graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL as a printmaking major. For 24 years, she has owned and operated a decorative painting business in Sarasota, FL specializing in murals and decorative finishes. Lori is a teaching artist with th Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance and EdExploreSRQ, and is currently completing her Florida Teaching Certification.  https://www.loriloveberrygeorge.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, GA.  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 the 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.

 

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. 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 Magazinewww.brookeolivares.com

 

Omarr A. Otero

Omarr received his BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Ringling College of Art and Design, and is a painter, photographer, and illustrator. Through Omarr Photography he has worked throughout the US, Central America and across Europe, including assignments as an on-set photographer for New York television dramas such as All My Children, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns, and applying advanced technical lighting skills for the well-known Food Network. Omarr started teaching visual arts 10 years ago at IQ Village, School of the Arts in Orlando, FL, and has taught for Ringling College Continuing Studies for the past 7 years, where he will return from abroad to teach for the 2017 summer. He has received his IB certification and during the academic year teaches IB High School Art in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has been a recipient of the Ava Video Award along with Imagination Unlimited. His work has been exhibited throughout FL, and is in numerous private and corporate collections. www.omarrotero.com

 

Jennifer Pace

Pace attended Pratt Institute and The Maryland Institute of Art, majoring in Fashion and Interior Design. Originally from Baltimore, MD, she has lived in Florida since 1971. She opened "Art Effects" a gallery, custom framing/art supply business in Winter Haven, FL operating from 1972-1995 where she taught all levels of classes in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and drawing and, accepted commissions for her artwork. Concurrently, after training in the study of the decorative arts under European Masters she relocated to Sarasota, FL and established "Grande' Illusions LLC" a flourishing decorative art/ finishing company working in collaboration with high-end designers. Jennifer is an experienced industry instructor having taught workshops in trompe l'oeil, faux finishing, marbling, wood graining, gilding, mural painting, and furniture finishing throughout the US at the national seminars of (IDAL) International Decorative Artisans League, The Sarasota School of Architectural Finishing, The Southwest Chapter of IDAL and Faux Effect, an industry leader in Faux Finishing products. Her work has graced the walls of beautiful homes throughout the country and has been featured in Florida Design Magazine.

 

Mark Parry 

Mark earned his BA from Chapman University in Art & Communications and his MFA from University of Southern California in Film Production. His 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 of the Ringling College of Art and Design Film 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 in Illustration. He worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri for three years as a greeting card designer and illustrator. Currently, Octavioworks 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.

 

Pedro Perez

Pedro, a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, is co-founder and vice president of Nuevo Advertising Group, Inc. Pedro also co-owned Merging Point Design, Inc., a technology company focused on building web sites and providing high-end technology solutions to companies all over the US such as Stardust Casino and Resort, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Industrial Coverage Insurance, Van Wezel Performance Arts Hall, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the City of Sarasota.

 

Charles Reid

Charles is an artist, teacher and author known around the world. He has authored eleven 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. Charles 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 and he has won numerous awards including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design, and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980 he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Public collections of his work include Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Charles teaches workshops around the world. Charles’ work is in collections private, corporate, and educational institutions throughout the US and the world, and he is represented by the Munson Gallery in Chatham, MA and Santa Fe, NM and the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV.  www.charlesreidart.com

 

Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D, ISA, CAPP

Daphne has been a Ringling College of Art and Design art history professor for over 20 years. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers, a Certified Appraiser (CAPP), and a senior member of the Board and Committee member, and she provides professional services through Rosenzweig Associates, Inc. www.rosenzweigassociates.com

 

Glenn F. Schudel 

Glenn has over 20 years as a working theatre professional, and thirteen years as an educator. He holds an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin Universiy, and served as an assistant director and dramaturg at the American Shakespeare Center. He has lectured on theatre and rhetoric all over the country, and recently taught at Randolph College. He has written over a dozen plays, two of which premiered in New York City through Love Creek Productions.

 

Nathan Skiles

Nathan earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design and an MFA in Studio Arts from Montclair State University. With over seven years of professional teaching experience, Nathan joined Ringling College in 2010. He considers technology to be an indispensable component to his professional practice as a contemporary artist and feels that embracing emerging new media is crucial to the development of any Fine Arts department. His recent exhibitions include The Clockmaker’s Apprentice, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Black Forest / White Lightning, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY; Welcome to Tartarus, Welcome to Valhalla, Greene Contemporary, New York, NY. www.NathanSkiles.com 

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. He 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. Steven’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

Karen Sullivan

Karen, earned her BFA at Indiana University in Fine Arts and her MFA at University of Massachusetts in Computer Animation. She was cover editor for SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Quarterly and Chair of the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery in 2002. She has published focus issues on Visual Literacy, Concept Development for Computer Animators, and is the former department head of Art and Visual Communications at Hood College as well as former department head of Biomedical Communications at the 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.

Eszter Sziksz

Eszter is a Hungarian artist and has traveled and lived in several countries from Asia to Europe.  She earned a BA from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and completed her MFA at the Memphis College of Art. Eszter's work blends papermaking, installation and video elements. She is an active artist and has shown at the regional and international level from Tokyo to Budapest. Her works were recently shown at the Santorini Art Biennial, International Artists Collective Museo del Brigantaggio, in Itri, Italy, Ice Hotel, Sweden, Krakow International Print Triennial, and at the International Print Center New York.  Eszter`s works were mentioned in Art in Print Magazine, Volume 5 number 2.  www.esztersziksz.com

Jill Taffet

Jill received her BFA in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art & Science in New York and her MFA in New Genres from The San Francisco Art Institute. She is an exhibiting artist who creates large-scale immersive video installations, motion paintings, GIFS, and New Media. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including The Unpainted Media Art Fair in Munich and Interrupting Entropy: Selections from The Betlach Collection in California. She has also exhibited at large outdoor public venues of light-based art including InLight Richmond in 2013 and 2017. Previously she was a EMMY® Award-winning Creative Director recognized with multiple awards from the AIGA, The Art Directors Club, The Type Directors Club, Graphis and The Broadcast Design Assoc. She served as Chair of Motion Media at Savannah College of Art and Design where she created the annual Inspire Motion Media conference and currently she is a member of the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she teaches classes in Experimental Concepts, Projection Mapping and History of Motion Media.

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

Glenn Vilppu, Visiting Artist

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 communicate 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.vilppuacademy.com 

Marianne Vogel

As a textile artist, Marianne thinks in terms of form, design, and color. Her aesthetic sense speaks to everyday thoughts and inspirations  - frustrations and joy - life events. Her background in weaving and graphic design influences the treatment of her textile work by blending together a sharp design sense for composition and line, along with all the textural components of fiber. The method of an interlaced structure becomes a ballast in her work. Warp and weft form a grid (and a network) that develops the basis of her visual language.She uses a frame (pin) loom and incorporate hand-stitched design elements to compose mostly small scale art. Marianne prefers using her hands over machinery. Recent works reflect her interest in using a woven grid as a foundation to create, however, she explores other forms of textile expression as well, including wedge weavings, embroidered wall hangings, and wet felted wall hangings, vessels, and jewelry. www.mariannevogel.com

Michael White

Michael graduated in 1985 from the first Illustration class at Ringling College of Art and Design. He started drawing at age two 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 the 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.michaeljwhiteart.com 

Sylvia Whitman

Sylvia’s liberal arts education created a lifelong love of learning. She majored in folklore and mythology at Harvard/Radcliffe and returned to school for degrees in American Studies (MA, University of Texas), Creative Writing (MFA, University of Virginia), and Arab Studies (MA, Georgetown University). In the classroom and on the job, she has shared her interests in language, literature, history, and culture. Sylvia has taught at many levels: high school, college, and adult ed. The courses she has taught at Ringling College of Art & Design as an adjunct include writing studio, story workshop, and picture-book writing. At Rollins College, Sylvia coordinated the writing center; at Marymount University in Virginia, she not only trained peer consultants but also led workshops for faculty across the curriculum teaching writing intensive courses. Sylvia has also worked as a newspaper copy editor, public relations coordinator, and managing editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Sylvia has published hundreds of articles for adults and children, a dozen books for young readers, and several short stories. In 2014, her YA novel The Milk of Birds (Atheneum) was selected as one of the Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year and the International Reading Association’s Notable Books for a Global Society. www.sylviawhitmanbooks.com/

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson earned a Bachelor's degree in Architecture (B.Arch.) from Temple University; an M.A. in Histories and Theories of Architecture from The Architectural Association in London; and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.  Christopher 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. He 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 an 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.  Nicholas is a devoted educator with over 15 years of 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

Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn holds an MFA from Yale University, where she was awarded the Richard Benson Prize in 2018, a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a certificate from the International Center of Photography. She has exhibited her work internationally and a selection of her photographs belong to the Museum of Contemporary Photography permanent collection. Kathryn’s work has been featured in publications such as Ain’t Bad, The Reservoir, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, and Aperture’s special release surrounding family representation. In 2018, Kathryn was named a Hillman Foundation Fellow by the International Center of Photography. She curated Signs from the Interior, an ICP and Ringling College alumni exhibition which opened in New York in 2019. www.kathryneharrison.com

Dale Rieke

Dale is a master woodworker, first inspired by working on wooden sailboats in San Diego at a very young age. After working in a Sarasota cabinet shop he started Dale Rieke Inc. A self-employed, commissioned artist his entire career, he has passionately worked directly with designers and clients to help them achieve their design dreams, supplying hand or CAD scaled drawings, fine fabrication and expert finishing and installing – thus engaging with jobs from start to finish. Dale has been designing and building furniture for 30 years, eventually rebranding from Dale Rieke, Inc. into the current Wood Street Studio, located in downtown Sarasota, FL. www.woodstreetstudio.com


Registration
Ongoing registration based on space availability. Please register one week or more before a class starts to assure minimum enrollment will be met. Registrations for on-campus programming can be submitted using our online registration forms, by mail, or in person. Ringling College accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards, eCheck, and personal check (payable to Ringling College of Art and Design) or cash (in person only).
Upon registration students will be emailed a confirmation, supply list, location, campus map, and parking sign. Students are responsible for purchasing their supplies unless otherwise noted.

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

Course/Workshop Cancellation and Schedule Changes
Unforeseen circumstances may deem it necessary to postpone, cancel or reschedule a course, alter fees, or assign an alternate instructor without notice. When possible, students will be notified of changes prior to the first class. Students enrolled in a cancelled class may transfer to a different class or receive a full refund.

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 scs@ringling.edu. No refunds are issued after this time. Refunds are issued in the original payment method and may take up to 15 business days to process. Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your tuition/fees. Ringling College reserves the right to require persons not complying with College policies to leave a course or program with no refund.

Visiting Artist and Spring Art Week Workshops Refund Policies
Spring Art Week  (held each March) adheres to the following schedule: Through the first Friday in January, a 100% refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee, will be issued. 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 scs@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 $25 transfer fee.
Other Special Immersion, Master Class or Visiting Artist Workshops (identified by courses beginning with a “V” in their course code) require cancellation no less than 30 business days prior to the class start and also carry a $25 cancellation fee. No refund is available after 30 business days prior to the class start. The effective date of cancellation will be upon receipt of your written notification. We cannot accept cancellations by phone. Notification must be mailed or emailed to scs@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 $25 transfer 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 times. 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 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.

 

 

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