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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 inspre your artistic pracice. Enjoy the inspiration and camaraderie of these shared learning experienices while you develop your creativity and critical thinking.

MISSION        

Continuing Studies 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.

Classes for the Community

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

cssp@ringling.edu
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Classes and Workshops for the Community

EXPLORE  |  CREATE  |  DISCOVER

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

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

Submit a Payment           Register NOW for Summer Studios

 

Fall art classes for 2016 have concluded.

Our curriculum includes:

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

 

EXPLORE - CREATE - DISCOVER  

Winter/Spring Art 2017 Brochure (pdf)   

Class Starts for Winter / Spring 2017 have concluded. Information about offerings for Spring 2018 will be available at the end of Fall 2017. 

SPRING ART WEEK 2018 (March 3-11.)  We are pleased to announce that notable Visiting Artists Charles Reid (Watercolor Workshop), Glenn Vilppu (Traditional Figure Drawing), Philippe Faraut (Full Figure in Clay),  and Elena De La Ville (Encaustic Painting) will be returning to campus next spring. Advanced Registration for these popular workshops will be available in the summer 2017.

EXPLORE ● CREATE ● DISCOVER
June 12 – July 28, 2017

SUMMER ONLINE REGISTRATION      Summer Course Listings (pdf)       List of Summer Classes by Start Date (pdf)

Ringling’s Summer Studios offers students the opportunity to investigate new and proven techniques while developing their unique style and advancing critical thinking skills. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ringling College campus. Click through the various tabs below to find all classes open to adult learners this summer.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

3D MAX FOR ANIMATION + GAMING 
5 Sessions, 35 hours, M-F, 9 AM-4:00 PM
CG240G: July 24-28
$395, Martin Murphy
Learn how to create an environmental setting and a basic character, and then apply the general workflows and production processes of creating 3D content in the software most widely used in the industry for game, film and video content. Basic Photoshop and PC experience is required.

 

DIGITAL SCULPTING WITH ZBRUSH 
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW373BC: June 19-30 - this session has been CANCELLED
CGW373EF: July 10-21
$355, Joseph Stachnik
Digital sculpture is easier than you think. Students learn digital sculpting techniques using form development methods combined with 3D modeling to create intensely detailed digital models and sculptures. Plan, create and develop models for gaming, the movies, comics, and 3D printing. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome.

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW386EF: July 10-21
$355, Octavio Perez
Learn to create artistic images with Photoshop brushes along with the mixer brush and other features.  Whether you prefer pastels and oils, or watercolor, this workshop will show you how to use Photoshop tools and techniques to digitally reproduce real world art media and techniques to begin to bring your vision to life. Prior Photoshop experience is desirable. 

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:00 PM
AS405D: July 5-7
$210, Bonnie Hammer
This is the golden age of relationship building through web-based networking. Social media is a mandatory web presence to connect your clients and customers to what makes your brand tick. We’ll discuss Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, and Constant Contact. We’ll touch on how to reach different demographics, where to add your social media icons and SEO to your websites, and how to link all your social media back to each other and your sites. Bring your usernames and passwords.

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
8 Sessions, 22 hours, M-F, 9AM-11:45 AM (no class July 3 & 4)
CG112CD: June 26-July 7
$295, Octavio Perez
Learn Adobe Illustrator through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Step-by-step instruction and demonstration will aid in students learning the uses, features and tricks of this robust software, to create scalable drawings or digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. By the end of this course students will feel as confident working in Illustrator as they would using a pencil. These skills are applicable to work for print or digital web-based presentation. Basic drawing skills required. Basic Macintosh computer skills required. 

ILLUSTRATOR WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45
CG120: July 24-28
$195, Bonnie Hammer
Bring your creative ideas to life in Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software. Made up of paths, vector graphics have a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles used to create a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. Through demonstrations and project-based exercises, students will develop skills and confidence using the tools and concepts in Illustrator. 

ADOBE INDESIGN
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CG162C: June 26-30
$195, Bonnie Hammer
Adobe InDesign is the go-to desktop publishing software for producing print media such as posters, flyers, brochures, and magazines, as well as web-based publishing and tablet-ready content. 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. 

WEB DESIGN IN WORDPRESS - CANCELLED
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM 
CG257E: July 10-14
$195, Bonnie Hammer
WordPress offers an affordable platform to present your ideas and images. Learn how this software allows you to easily build a simple blog or a dynamic multi-page business website, and even create apps that will link to your site. This course is indispensable to visual artists and designers in today’s market. Professionally present your digital portfolio and your business for maximum impact with these essential web design tools. Some Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful. Basic Mac skills required. 

DIGITAL SCULPTING WITH ZBRUSH 
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW373EF: July 10-21
$355, Joseph Stachnik
Digital sculpture is easier than you think. Students learn digital sculpting techniques using form development methods combined with 3D modeling to create intensely detailed digital models and sculptures. Plan, create and develop models for gaming, the movies, comics, and 3D printing. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. 

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW386EF: July 10-21
$355, Octavio Perez
Learn to create artistic images with Photoshop brushes along with the mixer brush and other features.  Whether you prefer pastels and oils, or watercolor, this workshop will show you how to use Photoshop tools and techniques to digitally reproduce real world art media and techniques to begin to bring your vision to life. Prior Photoshop experience is desirable.

DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
DS105EF: July 10-21
$355, Marcia Johnson
Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students will be introduced to simple Adobe Photoshop techniques to create images that reveal how the basic design elements of line, shape, and composition can be used to find design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage and the combination of all these elements. The emphasis of this course is “understanding” and “using design” to communicate.

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK FOR PORTFOLIO - this is CANCELLED
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
PH470: July 5-7
$110, Karen Arango
Your portfolio is often the first introduction reviewers have to your work. Whether you’re applying for college, grants or scholarships, or exhibition consideration, showcasing your work can be the key to success. This class will address lighting, resolution for photographing 2D and 3D work. 

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
WC325C: June 26-30
WC325F: July 17-21
$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. 

EXPLORE ● CREATE ● DISCOVER
June 12 – July 28, 2017

SUMMER ONLINE REGISTRATION      Summer Course Listings (pdf)       List of Summer Classes by Start Date (pdf)

Ringling’s Summer Studios offers students the opportunity to investigate new and proven techniques while developing their unique style and advancing critical thinking skills. Find inspiration, outstanding instruction, and interdisciplinary opportunities in classes that are fun and educational. Explore traditional art techniques, learn to design in a hybrid environment of digital and traditional approaches, create stories in creative writing or in film, photo or video. Most classes meet in 1- or 2-week sessions, Monday through Friday for half or full-days. Take just one class or focus on a series to earn a Teen Certificate.

Teens entering grades 9th-12th (Ages 14-18): Click through the various tabs below to find all classes available this summer.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


3D MAX FOR ANIMATION + GAMING
5 Sessions, 35 hours, M-F, 9 AM-4:00 PM
CG240G: July 24-28
$395, Martin Murphy
Learn how to create an environmental setting and a basic character, and then apply the general workflows and production processes of creating 3D content in the software most widely used in the industry for game, film and video content. Basic Photoshop and PC experience is required. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DIGITAL SCULPTING WITH ZBRUSH
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW373BC: June 19-30 - this session has been CANCELLED
CGW373EF: July 10-21
$355, Joseph Stachnik
Digital sculpture is easier than you think. Students learn digital sculpting techniques using form development methods combined with 3D modeling to create intensely detailed digital models and sculptures. Plan, create and develop models for gaming, the movies, comics, and 3D printing. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW386EF: July 10-21
$355, Octavio Perez
Learn to create artistic images with Photoshop brushes along with the mixer brush and other features.  Whether you prefer pastels and oils, or watercolor, this workshop will show you how to use Photoshop tools and techniques to digitally reproduce real world art media and techniques to begin to bring your vision to life. Prior Photoshop experience is desirable. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TMA)

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
5 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HAN101A: June 12-16
HAN101B: June 19-23
$355, 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 beginning with Photoshop and going through post-production in Premiere Pro will showcase professional examples, followed by step-by-step guidance to inspire students to create their own animations. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR115A, June 12-16
HDR115B, June 19-23
$195, Karen Sullivan
In animation, it is really expensive to create film footage so every film is planned first through storyboards. Storyboards are a hand drawn version of a film that serves as a blueprint for animators. It shows the actions, emotions, expressions and all the crazy stuff that you see in the film. In this course students will learn to draw for animation storyboards and work from a script, create characters and environments and visualize what a short sequence of the film would look like.
 (Teen Certificate: TMA)

SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HDR205B: June 19-23
HDR205F: July 17-21
$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. (Teen Certificate: TMA, TSA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPT SKETCHING
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HIL101B: June 19-23
HIL101E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Concept sketching is the beginning step used to develop ideas for illustration and creative applications such as games, animation, or comic books. Concept art is also referred to as visual development or concept design and is used in developing design ideas for multiple industries. We'll learn concept sketching techniques by working on a variety of 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, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CARTOONS + COMIC ART WORKSHOP
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HIL105B: June 19-23
HIL105E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Everyone loves cartoons and comics, so it’s no wonder it is a universally accepted art form. Do you have a story to tell? This fun-filled workshop is designed for beginners as well as experienced artists alike. Students will be introduced to drawing and layout techniques, as well as brainstorming methods on how to borrow from reality and fiction for storytelling and the creation of a comic. Learn how to apply the basic rules of cartooning, character creation, and perspective for maximum impact to bring your story to life! (Teen Certificate: TMA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CHARACTER DESIGN
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 -11:45 AM
HIL120A: June 12-16
HIL120C: June 26-30
HIL120F: July 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, super heroes, and creatures for game art, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for Cartoons + Comic Art Workshop, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. Brainstorming and ideas will be emphasized. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

FANTASY DRAWING in PEN & INK
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1 -3:45 PM
HIL125A: June 12-16
HIL125C: June 26-30
HIL125F: July 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 fantasy elements and design impact to your creations.  Working with pen & ink, you can give your drawings and designs an edge and clarity that allows you to emphasize the elements you want to make pop, giving greater impact to your visual stories. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for COMIC + GRAPHIC NOVELS
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW350E: July 10-14
HCW350G: July 24-28
$195, Rick Dakan
Develop and write your own comic book script using the special techniques and skills needed to create successful and exciting graphic narratives. Through writing exercises and workshops we’ll discover the perfect balance of art, word, and page layout that makes comics work. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for VIDEO GAMES
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW360D: July 5-7
$110, Rick Dakan
Learn the fundamentals of writing for video games in this introductory course. We’ll look at great game writing and learn how it works, then use digital tools to create our own interactive stories that we can share on the web. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for HORROR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW370F: July 17-21
$195, Rick Dakan
Learn how to make monsters, mad scientists, ghosts, and cosmic horrors come to fearful life on the page in your fiction. Through reading and writing exercises we’ll explore what makes a story scary and how different types of terrifying tales work. (TLN, TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for COMIC + GRAPHIC NOVELS
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW350E: July 10-14
HCW350G: July 24-28
$195, Rick Dakan
Develop and write your own comic book script using the special techniques and skills needed to create successful and exciting graphic narratives. Through writing exercises and workshops we’ll discover the perfect balance of art, word, and page layout that makes comics work. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for VIDEO GAMES
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW360D: July 5-7
$110, Rick Dakan
Learn the fundamentals of writing for video games in this introductory course. We’ll look at great game writing and learn how it works, then use digital tools to create our own interactive stories that we can share on the web. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for HORROR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW370F: July 17-21
$195, Rick Dakan
Learn how to make monsters, mad scientists, ghosts, and cosmic horrors come to fearful life on the page in your fiction. Through reading and writing exercises we’ll explore what makes a story scary and how different types of terrifying tales work. (TLN, TMA)

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
8 Sessions, 22 hours, M-F, 9AM-11:45 AM (no class July 3 & 4)
CG112CD: June 26-July 7
$295, Octavio Perez
Learn Adobe Illustrator through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Step-by-step instruction and demonstration will aid in students learning the uses, features and tricks of this robust software, to create scalable drawings or digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. By the end of this course students will feel as confident working in Illustrator as they would using a pencil. These skills are applicable to work for print or digital web-based presentation. Basic drawing skills required. Basic Macintosh computer skills required. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TMA)

ILLUSTRATOR WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45
CG120: July 24-28
$195, Bonnie Hammer
Bring your creative ideas to life in Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software. Made up of paths, vector graphics have a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles used to create a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. Through demonstrations and project-based exercises, students will develop skills and confidence using the tools and concepts in Illustrator. (Teen Certificate: TMA, TDA)

ADOBE INDESIGN
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CG162C: June 26-30
$195, Bonnie Hammer
Adobe InDesign is the go-to desktop publishing software for producing print media such as posters, flyers, brochures, and magazines, as well as web-based publishing and tablet-ready content. 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. (Teen Certificate:  TDA)

WEB DESIGN IN WORDPRESS - CANCELLED
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CG257E: July 10-14
$195, Bonnie Hammer
WordPress offers an affordable platform to present your ideas and images. Learn how this software allows you to easily build a simple blog or a dynamic multi-page business website, and even create apps that will link to your site. This course is indispensable to visual artists and designers in today’s market. Professionally present your digital portfolio and your business for maximum impact with these essential web design tools. Some Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful. Basic Mac skills required. (Teen Certificate: TDA)

DIGITAL SCULPTING WITH ZBRUSH
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW373BC: June 19-30 - this session has been CANCELLED
CGW373EF: July 10-21
$355, Joseph Stachnik
Digital sculpture is easier than you think. Students learn digital sculpting techniques using form development methods combined with 3D modeling to create intensely detailed digital models and sculptures. Plan, create and develop models for gaming, the movies, comics, and 3D printing. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DIGITAL PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
CGW386EF: July 10-21
$355, Octavio Perez
Learn to create artistic images with Photoshop brushes along with the mixer brush and other features.  Whether you prefer pastels and oils, or watercolor, this workshop will show you how to use Photoshop tools and techniques to digitally reproduce real world art media and techniques to begin to bring your vision to life. Prior Photoshop experience is desirable. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TMA)

DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
DS105EF: July 10-21
$355, Marcia Johnson
Design brings form and content together to create images that communicate ideas without using words. Students will be introduced to simple Adobe Photoshop techniques to create images that reveal how the basic design elements of line, shape, and composition can be used to find design solutions. They will develop an individual design based on color symbolism, image manipulation, text usage and the combination of all these elements. The emphasis of this course is “understanding” and “using design” to communicate. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TSA)

LAUNCHPAD: TYPOGRAPHY - CANCELLED
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDS105C: June 26-30
$195, Janine Gevas
Typography is all around us. From the bold, energetic style of graffiti to the sedate and orderly format of our textbooks, typography is a visual language we understand intuitively from an early age. In this workshop we will explore the looks you are drawn to, then develop your own creative style with hand-drawn and computer generated type exercises. We’ll also look at classic typefaces and discuss how to use them.  Exercises are done traditionally and digitally. Beginner computer skill are helpful. (Teen Certificate TDA)

LAUNCHPAD: BRANDING - CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDS201EF: July 10-21
$355, Janine Gevas
The Power of Symbols. The average teenager has 145 conversations about brands every week and can recognize over 500 logos. We are all influenced to choose and value certain products and services from an early age, but seldom understand why. This workshop examines our favorite brands and breaks down why we like them. We will then develop a new product and the brand identity for it. It could be anything from a new sneaker to a line of custom t-shirts. This class is great for kids interested in advertising, entrepreneurship and graphic design. Exercises are done traditionally and digitally. Beginner computer skills are helpful. (Teen Certificate: TDA)

DRAWING STUDIO I
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR101A-1: June 12-16
HDR101A-2: June 12-16 (1-3:45 PM)
HDR101C: June 26-30
HDR101E: July 10-14
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Exploring a variety of drawing media students 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 is “the” prerequisite for Drawing II; Exploring Figure Drawing, Painting Studio; Draw, Paint & Print. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TMA, TSA)

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR115A, June 12-16
HDR115B, June 19-23
$195, Karen Sullivan
In animation, it is really expensive to create film footage so every film is planned first through storyboards. Storyboards are a hand drawn version of a film that serves as a blueprint for animators. It shows the actions, emotions, expressions and all the crazy stuff that you see in the film. In this course students will learn to draw for animation storyboards and work from a script, create characters and environments and visualize what a short sequence of the film would look like.  
(Teen Certificate: TMA)

SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HDR205B: June 19-23
HDR205F: July 17-21
$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. (Teen Certificate: TMA, TSA)

DRAWING STUDIO II: BIG & BOLD
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 AM-11:45 AM
HDR250B: June 19-23 - this session is CANCELLED
HDR250F: July 17-21
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Strengthen your drawing skills and build your visual vocabulary with a focus on mark making, composition, form and space. Using graphite, pen & ink, and charcoal, practice applying the principles of design functions through the organization of the elements of design. Production and presentation will be discussed. Prerequisite: Drawing I. (Teen Certificate: TMA, TSA)

EXPLORING FIGURE DRAWING
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F
HDRF203A: June 12-16, 9 -11:45 AM
HDRF203B: June 19-23, 9 -11:45 AM
HDRF203C: June 26-30, 1-3:45 PM
$215, Amber Quimby
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 (clothed) model. Experiment with drawing materials and creative approaches in this high-energy class. A must have for illustrators and animators! Prerequisite: Drawing I or equivalent. (Teen Certificate: TMA, TSA)

DRAWING REALISM from PHOTOS
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HIL155C: June 26-30
HIL155E: July 10-14
$195, Omar Otero
In this class we learn the techniques to draw photo realism from looking at a photograph. This class is technical. In my own career, when I took a similar class, I made huge gains in the quality of my illustrations. We will learn hair techniques for realistic animals and learn perspective to create real space and dimension. Working with Prismacolor and pastels, this workshop will help students advance skills in realism techniques, to stop using the color black as a crutch. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT - This is Cancelled
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

GUERRILLA FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCGF202C: June 26-30
$195, Joshua Jacobson
Have you ever been taking a hike with friends or visiting a city for the first time and became instantly struck by an inspirational idea leaving you compelled to capture that moment? This program will give you the skills needed to make a video on the spot, whatever your location is, while using your surroundings to assist in the capturing of your idea. 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 around you and the contents of your location. A close-cousin of Dogma 95, this style of independent film-making allows the director to work with small crews, and sometimes no crew at all, putting the power in the hands of the filmmaker. This low budget style of film-making allows creators to work with little to create a lot. If you like filming on the spot, stretching the bounds of your experimental styles, and learning how to make props out of scratch, then this is the program for you. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

CREATIVE WRITING for HORROR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW370F: July 17-21
$195, Rick Dakan
Learn how to make monsters, mad scientists, ghosts, and cosmic horrors come to fearful life on the page in your fiction. Through reading and writing exercises we’ll explore what makes a story scary and how different types of terrifying tales work. (TLN, TMA)

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F
HDV101BC: June 19-30, 1-3:45 PM
HDV101EF: July 10-21, 9-11:45 AM
$355, Joshua Jacobson
This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple story-boarding and concept development, students learn how to apply proper shooting technique through the use of camera operation using video settings. With emphasis on composition, students apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery they will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. A digital camera, iPhone or iPad with a video settings option that is in working condition is required. (Teen Certificate: TLN.)

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION II
5 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-3:45 PM
HDV105F: July 24-28
$355, Joshua Jacobson
Further develop your video skills and personal artistic eye though collaborative assignments that build on story-boarding, storytelling, narrative and interviewing. Learn how to begin to create a powerful body of work that reflects your individual style. Apply video and audio effects to enhance your video in post-production with the use of other digital programs that will aid in building your technical savvy. Prerequisite: HDV101, or the equivalent with basic Premier Pro knowledge. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTO I
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPH215A: June 12-16
HPH215C: June 26-30
HPH215E: July 10-14
$195, Karen Arango
Photography is one of the most compelling of visual media. This class emphasizes both the technical aspects of the craft as well as creative imagery. Students learn how to use lenses, filters and light, and how to compose and bracket exposures as well as, memory cards, megabytes, optical and digital viewfinders and zoom, menu options, mega pixels, and how to save, move and organize images; the course covers aperture and shutter speeds, transferring photos to your computer and editing in Photoshop. A digital camera with manual setting options that is in working condition is required. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTO II
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPH225B: June 19-23
HPH225F: July 17-21
$195, Karen Arango
Advance the development of your photographic skills and personal vision through assignments that include portraiture, fashion, narrative and photojournalism. Learn to construct powerful images and a body of work that reflects your individual style. Proper formatting and correct sizing for printing in Adobe Photoshop will aid to build your technical savvy. Prerequisite: Digital Photo I or equivalent. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PAINTING with LIGHT 
5 sessions, 13.75 hour, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPH250A: June 12-16 - this session has been CANCELLED
HPH250F: July 17-21
$195, Omar Otero
Discover the impact of light! In this fun, hands-on workshop, the focus will be on capturing the essence of your subject shooting in natural and artificial light. Through demonstrations of lowlight photography including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, the use of ambient light will be emphasized. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how to use Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Basic computer skills required. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

IMAGE + WORD: BUILD A VISUAL STORY - this is CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPM240EF: July 10-21
$355, Nick Wozniak
Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have reinvented how we use photography. In this course we will look at how digital media may be used to construct a cohesive visual narrative that concentrates on the fundamentals of photographic image making. We will work through several assignments that examine composition, framing, subject content, elements and principles, and creative aesthetics. Basic computer skills are helpful. All skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TLN)

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK FOR PORTFOLIO - this is CANCELLED
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
PH470: July 5-7
$110, Karen Arango
Your portfolio is often the first introduction reviewers have to your work. Whether you’re applying for college, grants or scholarships, or exhibition consideration, showcasing your work can be the key to success. This class will address lighting, resolution for photographing 2D and 3D work. (Teen Certificate: TLN, TSA)

SELF-PORTRAIT in MIXED MEDIA
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F,
HMF110C: June 26-30, 9-11:45 AM, Omar Otero
HMF110F: July 17-21, 1-3:45 PM, Nick Wozniak
$195
Explore techniques of layering and combining materials to create an expressive self-portrait revealing your personality and even a mood. Learn facial proportion, measuring methods, and shading techniques to create form with lights and shadows. Students are encouraged to be bold and take risks in their multi-layered approach.  Individual and group critiques will inform the class. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING + COLLAGE
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HMM154E: July 10-14
$195, Nick Wozniak
Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing and mixed media, students 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 teens of all skill levels.  (Teen Certificate: TSA)

CUT, COLOR, and CREATE  - this is CANCELLED.
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HMM210C: June 26-30
$195, Wendy Dickinson
Get ready to cut, color, and create! This class provides a fun setting for 2D and 3D art exploration. Inspired by retro greats like Matisse, Warhol, and Rothko, students will create individual works to take home, and collaborate on a group project. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

MAKER, MEANING + MIXED MEDIA - this is CANCELLED.
3 sessions, 18 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HMM250D: July 5-7
$195, Nick Wozniak
This course will investigate art that addresses a big idea such as sustainability, global awareness, or social justice/purpose. Art has the ability to move humans into action to promote social awareness and important global issues. Through hands-on exercises, discussions, and collaborations, students will create and develop art with personal meaning through mixed media.  (Teen Certificate: TSA)

IMAGE + WORD: BUILD A VISUAL STORY - this is CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPM240EF: July 10-21
$355, Nick Wozniak
Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have reinvented how we use photography. In this course we will look at how digital media may be used to construct a cohesive visual narrative that concentrates on the fundamentals of photographic image making. We will work through several assignments that examine composition, framing, subject content, elements and principles, and creative aesthetics. Basic computer skills are helpful. All skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TLN)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

SCULPTURE EXPLORATION in MIXED MEDIA
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HSC250AB: June 12-23
HSC250EF: July 10-21 - this session has been CANCELLED
$355, Omar Otero
Play with it. Imagine it. Create it. Give 3-dimensional form to your ideas. Stretch your imagination with the expressive art of assemblage sculpture. This creative course encourages playful exploration with found and created objects through hands-on experimentation, low impact building, and composition driven by your ideas. By the end of the week students will have a 3D structure that uses painting, drawing, photo and sculpture. Bring your creativity. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

PAINTING STUDIO
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPT105E: July 10-14
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Express your ideas and emotions through a series of painting projects. This class introduces the basics of acrylic painting through a variety of techniques and tools, and explores the world of color, composition, 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 I, or equivalent. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

ABSTRACT WATERCOLOR EXPLORATION
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HWC303B: June 19-23 - this session has been CANCELLED
HWC303E: July 10-14 - this session has been CANCELLED
$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 and a variety of techniques that will stimulate your imagination and encourage uninhibited expression. Merge design and composition with your personal style and bring your ideas to life!  Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! Students may work in watercolors, acrylic or water-soluble oil paint. All skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
WC325C: June 26-30
WC325F: July 17-21
$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. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

PORTFOLIO Development
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPP200C: June 26-30
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Students in this course work in the media of their choice (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc.) with an emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. With teacher guidance students explore a range of creative approaches used by contemporary, working artists to expand their own personal methods and styles to create strong, portfolio-quality work and learn to articulate their ideas verbally and in writing. This course is intended for students that have previous experience, a passionate interest in the visual arts, want to build on their portfolio, and are comfortable working independently from specific assignments.  (Teen Certificate: TDA, TLN, TMA, TSA)

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK FOR PORTFOLIO - this is CANCELLED.
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
PH470: July 5-7
$110, Karen Arango
Your portfolio is often the first introduction reviewers have to your work. Whether you’re applying for college, grants or scholarships, or exhibition consideration, showcasing your work can be the key to success. This class will address lighting, resolution for photographing 2D and 3D work. (Teen Certificate: TLN, TSA)

BOOK ARTS with PRINTMAKING - this is CANCELLED.
3 sessions, 18 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HBK101D, July 5-7
$215, Wendy Dickinson
Interested in handmade book arts? Students will create simple line drawings; then carve soft linoleum blocks for printmaking. Each day will focus on a different aspect of the printmaking process: images and drawing, transfer to blocks and carving, and printing an edition. Students will participate in a print exchange; each class member will share a print with every student in the class. Students will join the class prints together to create a handmade artist’s book. At the conclusion of the workshop, each student will have a complete set of the class prints to take home and enjoy. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

SCULPTURE EXPLORATION in MIXED MEDIA
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HSC250AB: June 12-23
HSC250EF: July 10-21 - this session has been CANCELLED
$355, Omar Otero
Play with it. Imagine it. Create it. Give 3-dimensional form to your ideas. Stretch your imagination with the expressive art of assemblage sculpture. This creative course encourages playful exploration with found and created objects through hands-on experimentation, low impact building, and composition driven by your ideas. By the end of the week students will have a 3D structure that uses painting, drawing, photo and sculpture. Bring your creativity. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

TEEN CERTIFICATES

Take a series of courses for comprehensive studio-based learning to build your artistic skills. 
Complete 40 hours or more contact hours in a given area to receive a Teen Certificate.

Teen Certificate in Design Arts
Code: TDA
Explore a series of Launchpad classes in Graphic Design (Begin with HDS prefix), take a class in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Web Design using WordPress, or any other combination of classes with the TDA designation to complete this certificate.

Teen Certificate in Lens-Based Art
Code: TLN
Take a combination of Filmmaking, Guerrilla Filmmaking, Photography, Video Production, or Photoshop (any class with TLN designation) to complete this certificate.

Teen Certificate in Media Arts
Code: TMA
Interested in Animation, Game Art or Illustration? Take a combination of studio and/or digital classes in these areas (see TMA designation) to complete this certificate. This could include Experimental Animation, Drawing for Animation, ZBrush: Digital Sculpting, 3D Max, Painting in Adobe Illustrator, Cartoons + Comic Art, Visual Development: Character Design, Creative Writing and MUCH more!

Teen Certificate in Studio Arts
Code: TSA
Explore all the options working in Ringling College’s studios. Drawing, Figure Drawing, Book Art w/ Printmaking, Draw-Paint-Print, Mixed Media, Painting and Watercolor are all options. Just look for the TSA designation.

EXPLORE ● CREATE ● DISCOVER
June 12 – July 28, 2017

SUMMER ONLINE REGISTRATION      Summer Course Listings (pdf)       List of Summer Classes by Start Date (pdf)

Ringling’s Summer Studios offers students the opportunity to investigate new and proven techniques while developing their unique style and advancing critical thinking skills. Find inspiration, outstanding instruction, and interdisciplinary opportunities in classes that are fun and educational. Explore traditional art techniques, learn to design in a hybrid environment of digital and traditional approaches, create stories in creative writing or in film, photo or video.  Most classes meet in 1- or 2-week sessions, Monday through Friday for half or full-days. Take just one class or focus on a series to earn a Teen Certificate.

Tweens, those entering grades 6th-9th (Ages 11-14): Click through the various tabs below to find all classes available this summer.

Tweens may request advancement to a Teen level course if they meet the age and/or grade level requirements, or have satisfied the prerequisite skills. Add a request to the online registration comments, email cssp@ringling.edu, or phone 941.955.8866 to request a Teen level course.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


FOUNDATION STUDIO  - this is CANCELLED.
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HFN100C: June 26-30
$195, Nick Wozniak
Learn about observational drawing and the design process by working on two- and three-dimensional projects in which you examine and interpret everyday objects and places in new ways.  Students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional methods and media, and approach drawing as a means for storytelling and representation. This is an energetic workshop that will challenge students creatively and aid in developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

THE NEXT BIG IDEA - this is CANCELLED.
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HFN110C: June 26-30
$195, Nick Wozniak
Students create their own unique artistic response to a Big Idea. Working 2D or 3D, with the art materials of their choice, on their own project or as a group, realistically or abstract...the choice is theirs. Some of the big ideas we will explore are about humans and nature, self and identity, survival, relationships, alienation, loneliness, and emotions. Each creation will be unique and one-of-a-kind allowing students to tap into their own vision and explore individual passions and style. 

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
5 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HAN101A: June 12-16
HAN101B: June 19-23
$355, 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 beginning with Photoshop and going through post-production in Premiere Pro will showcase professional examples, followed by step-by-step guidance to inspire students to create their own animations. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR115A, June 12-16
HDR115B, June 19-23
$195, Karen Sullivan
In animation, it is really expensive to create film footage so every film is planned first through storyboards. Storyboards are a hand drawn version of a film that serves as a blueprint for animators. It shows the actions, emotions, expressions and all the crazy stuff that you see in the film. In this course students will learn to draw for animation storyboards and work from a script, create characters and environments and visualize what a short sequence of the film would look like.
 (TMA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPT SKETCHING
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HIL101B: June 19-23
HIL101E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Concept sketching is the beginning step used to develop ideas for illustration and creative applications such as games, animation, or comic books. Concept art is also referred to as visual development or concept design and is used in developing design ideas for multiple industries. We'll learn concept sketching techniques by working on a variety of 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, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CARTOONS + COMIC ART WORKSHOP
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HIL105B: June 19-23
HIL105E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Everyone loves cartoons and comics, so it’s no wonder it is a universally accepted art form. Do you have a story to tell? This fun-filled workshop is designed for beginners as well as experienced artists alike. Students will be introduced to drawing and layout techniques, as well as brainstorming methods on how to borrow from reality and fiction for storytelling and the creation of a comic. Learn how to apply the basic rules of cartooning, character creation, and perspective for maximum impact to bring your story to life! (Teen Certificate: TMA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CHARACTER DESIGN
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 -11:45 AM
HIL120A: June 12-16
HIL120C: June 26-30
HIL120F: July 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, super heroes, and creatures for game art, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for Cartoons + Comic Art Workshop, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. Brainstorming and ideas will be emphasized. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

FANTASY DRAWING in PEN & INK
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1 -3:45 PM
HIL125A: June 12-16
HIL125C: June 26-30
HIL125F: July 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 fantasy elements and design impact to your creations.  Working with pen & ink, you can give your drawings and designs an edge and clarity that allows you to emphasize the elements you want to make pop, giving greater impact to your visual stories. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for COMIC + GRAPHIC NOVELS
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW350E: July 10-14
HCW350G: July 24-28
$195, Rick Dakan
Develop and write your own comic book script using the special techniques and skills needed to create successful and exciting graphic narratives. Through writing exercises and workshops we’ll discover the perfect balance of art, word, and page layout that makes comics work. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for VIDEO GAMES
3 sessions, 8.25 hours, W/Th/F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW360D: July 5-7
$110, Rick Dakan
Learn the fundamentals of writing for video games in this introductory course. We’ll look at great game writing and learn how it works, then use digital tools to create our own interactive stories that we can share on the web. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CREATIVE WRITING for HORROR
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCW370F: July 17-21
$195, Rick Dakan
Learn how to make monsters, mad scientists, ghosts, and cosmic horrors come to fearful life on the page in your fiction. Through reading and writing exercises we’ll explore what makes a story scary and how different types of terrifying tales work. (TLN, TMA)

LAUNCHPAD: DESIGN (Teens/Tweens) - CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDS101AB: June 12-23
$355, Janine Gevas

LAUNCHPAD: TYPOGRAPHY - CANCELLED
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDS105C: June 26-30
$195, Janine Gevas
Typography is all around us. From the bold, energetic style of graffiti to the sedate and orderly format of our textbooks, typography is a visual language we understand intuitively from an early age. In this workshop we will explore the looks you are drawn to, then develop your own creative style with hand-drawn and computer generated type exercises. We’ll also look at classic typefaces and discuss how to use them.  Exercises are done traditionally and digitally. Beginner computer skill are helpful. (Teen Certificate TDA)

LAUNCHPAD: BRANDING - CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDS201EF: July 10-21
$355, Janine Gevas
The Power of Symbols. The average teenager has 145 conversations about brands every week and can recognize over 500 logos. We are all influenced to choose and value certain products and services from an early age, but seldom understand why. This workshop examines our favorite brands and breaks down why we like them. We will then develop a new product and the brand identity for it. It could be anything from a new sneaker to a line of custom t-shirts. This class is great for kids interested in advertising, entrepreneurship and graphic design. Exercises are done traditionally and digitally. Beginner computer skills are helpful. (Teen Certificate: TDA)

DRAWING STUDIO I
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR101A-1: June 12-16
HDR101A-2: June 12-16
HDR101C: June 26-30
HDR101E: July 10-14
$195, Jeffery Cornwell
Exploring a variety of drawing media students 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 is recommended before taking Visual Development classes or Draw, Paint & Print. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TMA, TSA)

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HDR115A, June 12-16
HDR115B, June 19-23
$195, Karen Sullivan
Explore drawing techniques involved in the design and production of artwork for animation. Students are introduced to the animator's process of gesture drawing and quick sketch, as well as creating volume, and depth to capture action and attitude within a single pose. The importance of drawing for weight, force, thought, emotion and movement will be stressed as they relate to the animation industry.  (TMA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPT SKETCHING 
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HIL101B: June 19-23
HIL101E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Concept sketching is the beginning step used to develop ideas for illustration and creative applications such as games, animation, or comic books. Concept art is also referred to as visual development or concept design and is used in developing design ideas for multiple industries. We'll learn concept sketching techniques by working on a variety of 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, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

CARTOONS + COMIC ART WORKSHOP
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HIL105B: June 19-23
HIL105E: July 10-14
$195, Michael White
Everyone loves cartoons and comics, so it’s no wonder it is a universally accepted art form. Do you have a story to tell? This fun-filled workshop is designed for beginners as well as experienced artists alike. Students will be introduced to drawing and layout techniques, as well as brainstorming methods on how to borrow from reality and fiction for storytelling and the creation of a comic. Learn how to apply the basic rules of cartooning, character creation, and perspective for maximum impact to bring your story to life! (Teen Certificate: TMA)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: CHARACTER DESIGN
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9 -11:45 AM
HIL120A: June 12-16
HIL120C: June 26-30
HIL120F: July 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, super heroes, and creatures for game art, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for Cartoons + Comic Art Workshop, Fantasy Drawing in Pen & Ink, and Experimental Animation. Brainstorming and ideas will be emphasized. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

FANTASY DRAWING in PEN & INK
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1 -3:45 PM
HIL125A: June 12-16
HIL125C: June 26-30
HIL125F: July 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 fantasy elements and design impact to your creations.  Working with pen & ink, you can give your drawings and designs an edge and clarity that allows you to emphasize the elements you want to make pop, giving greater impact to your visual stories. (Teen Certificate: TMA)

DRAWING REALISM from PHOTOS
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HIL155C: June 26-30
HIL155E: July 10-14
$195, Omar Otero
In this class we learn the techniques to draw photo realism from looking at a photograph. This class is technical. In my own career, when I took a similar class, I made huge gains in the quality of my illustrations. We will learn hair techniques for realistic animals and learn perspective to create real space and dimension. Working with Prismacolor and pastels, this workshop will help students advance skills in realism techniques, to stop using the color black as a crutch. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT (Teens/Tweens) - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

GUERRILLA FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HCGF202C: June 26-30
$195, Joshua Jacobson
Have you ever been taking a hike with friends or visiting a city for the first time and became instantly struck by an inspirational idea leaving you compelled to capture that moment? This program will give you the skills needed to make a video on the spot, whatever your location is, while using your surroundings to assist in the capturing of your idea. 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 around you and the contents of your location. A close-cousin of Dogma 95, this style of independent film-making allows the director to work with small crews, and sometimes no crew at all, putting the power in the hands of the filmmaker. This low budget style of film-making allows creators to work with little to create a lot. If you like filming on the spot, stretching the bounds of your experimental styles, and learning how to make props out of scratch, then this is the program for you. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I
10 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F
HDV101BC: June 19-30, 1-3:45 PM
HDV101EF: July 10-21, 9-11:45 AM
$355, Joshua Jacobson
This class provides hands-on experience in basic video production to produce short and compelling videos. Beginning with simple story-boarding and concept development, students learn how to apply proper shooting technique through the use of camera operation using video settings. With emphasis on composition, students apply basic directing techniques combined with frames per second, sound, lighting, camera angles, and audio control to record creative imagery they will then enhance through finishing with Premier Pro editing. A digital camera, iPhone or iPad with a video settings option that is in working condition is required. (Teen Certificate: TLN.)

Digital Video Production II
5 Sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-3:45 PM
HDV105F: July 24-28
$355, Joshua Jacobson
Further develop your video skills and personal artistic eye though collaborative assignments that build on story-boarding, storytelling, narrative and interviewing. Learn how to begin to create a powerful body of work that reflects your individual style. Apply video and audio effects to enhance your video in post-production with the use of other digital programs that will aid in building your technical savvy. Prerequisite: HDV101, or the equivalent with basic Premier Pro knowledge. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

EXPERIMENTAL PHOTO USING YOUR SMART PHONE - this is CANCELLED
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPH110B: June 19-23
$195, Omar Otero
Your Smartphone can take great photos and in this workshop we’ll seek out ways to make the real look unreal, and have fun with transformations made easy through Photoshop and Apps. We’ll apply the rules of composition, experiment with different ways to break those rules, and then reapply them for unique images unlike any you’ve created before. Expect to explore and have fun! (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTO I
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPH215A: June 12-16
HPH215C: June 26-30
HPH215E: July 10-14
$195, Karen Arango
Photography is one of the most compelling of visual media. This class emphasizes both the technical aspects of the craft as well as creative imagery. Students learn how to use lenses, filters and light, and how to compose and bracket exposures as well as, memory cards, megabytes, optical and digital viewfinders and zoom, menu options, mega pixels, and how to save, move and organize images; the course covers aperture and shutter speeds, transferring photos to your computer and editing in Photoshop. A digital camera with manual setting options that is in working condition is required. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTO II
5 Sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPH225B: June 19-23
HPH225F: July 17-21
$195, Karen Arango
Advance the development of your photographic skills and personal vision through assignments that include portraiture, fashion, narrative and photojournalism. Learn to construct powerful images and a body of work that reflects your individual style. Proper formatting and correct sizing for printing in Adobe Photoshop will aid to build your technical savvy. Prerequisite: Digital Photo I or equivalent. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PAINTING with LIGHT
5 sessions, 13.75 hour, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HPH250A: June 12-16 - this session is CANCELLED
HPH250F: July 17-21
$195, Omar Otero
Discover the impact of light! In this fun, hands-on workshop, the focus will be on capturing the essence of your subject shooting in natural and artificial light. Through demonstrations of lowlight photography including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, the use of ambient light will be emphasized. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how to use Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Basic computer skills required. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TLN)

IMAGE + WORD: BUILD A VISUAL STORY  - this is CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPM240EF: July 10-21
$355, Nick Wozniak
Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have reinvented how we use photography. In this course we will look at how digital media may be used to construct a cohesive visual narrative that concentrates on the fundamentals of photographic image making. We will work through several assignments that examine composition, framing, subject content, elements and principles, and creative aesthetics. Basic computer skills are helpful. All skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TLN)

SELF-PORTRAIT in MIXED MEDIA
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F,
HMF110C: June 26-30, 9-11:45 AM, Omar Otero
HMF110F: July 17-21, 1-3:45 PM, Nick Wozniak
$195
Explore techniques of layering and combining materials to create an expressive self-portrait revealing your personality and even a mood. Learn facial proportion, measuring methods, and shading techniques to create form with lights and shadows. Students are encouraged to be bold and take risks in their multi-layered approach.  Individual and group critiques will inform the class. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING + COLLAGE
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HMM154E: July 10-14
$195, Nick Wozniak
Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing and mixed media, students 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 teens of all skill levels.  (Teen Certificate: TSA)

CUT, COLOR, and CREATE - this is CANCELLED.
5 sessions, 13.75 hours, M-F, 1-3:45 PM
HMM210C: June 26-30
$195, Wendy Dickinson
Get ready to cut, color, and create! This class provides a fun setting for 2D and 3D art exploration. Inspired by retro greats like Matisse, Warhol, and Rothko, students will create individual works to take home, and collaborate on a group project. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

MAKER, MEANING + MIXED MEDIA - this is CANCELLED.
3 sessions, 18 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HMM250D: July 5-7
$195, Nick Wozniak
This course will investigate art that addresses a big idea such as sustainability, global awareness, or social justice/purpose. Art has the ability to move humans into action to promote social awareness and important global issues. Through hands-on exercises, discussions, and collaborations, students will create and develop art with personal meaning through mixed media.  (Teen Certificate: TSA)

IMAGE + WORD: BUILD A VISUAL STORY - this is CANCELLED
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HPM240EF: July 10-21
$355, Nick Wozniak
Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have reinvented how we use photography. In this course we will look at how digital media may be used to construct a cohesive visual narrative that concentrates on the fundamentals of photographic image making. We will work through several assignments that examine composition, framing, subject content, elements and principles, and creative aesthetics. Basic computer skills are helpful. All skill levels welcome. (Teen Certificate: TDA, TLN)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT (Teens/Tweens) - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

SCULPTURE EXPLORATION in MIXED MEDIA
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HSC250AB: June 12-23
HSC250EF: July 10-21 - this session has been CANCELLED
$355, Omar Otero
Play with it. Imagine it. Create it. Give 3-dimensional form to your ideas. Stretch your imagination with the expressive art of assemblage sculpture. This creative course encourages playful exploration with found and created objects through hands-on experimentation, low impact building, and composition driven by your ideas. By the end of the week students will have a 3D structure that uses painting, drawing, photo and sculpture. Bring your creativity. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

BOOK ARTS with PRINTMAKING - this is CANCELLED.
3 sessions, 18 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HBK101D, July 5-7
$215, Wendy Dickinson
Interested in handmade book arts? Students will create simple line drawings; then carve soft linoleum blocks for printmaking. Each day will focus on a different aspect of the printmaking process: images and drawing, transfer to blocks and carving, and printing an edition. Students will participate in a print exchange; each class member will share a print with every student in the class. Students will join the class prints together to create a handmade artist’s book. At the conclusion of the workshop, each student will have a complete set of the class prints to take home and enjoy. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

DRAW, PAINT, AND PRINT (Teens/Tweens) - this is CANCELLED
3 Sessions, 15 hours, W/Th/F, 9 AM-3:45 PM
HPR130D: July 5-7
$215, Jeffery Cornwell
In this introductory course, students explore printmaking media that includes monotype and lino-cut. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision while learning conventional print techniques and being introduced to new ways of working. This class promises a fun and adventurous approach to creativity while still focusing on the fundamental principles of art. Drawing experience desirable. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

SCULPTURE EXPLORATION in MIXED MEDIA
10 sessions, 27.5 hours, M-F, 9-11:45 AM
HSC250AB: June 12-23
HSC250EF: July 10-21 - this session has been CANCELLED
$355, Omar Otero
Play with it. Imagine it. Create it. Give 3-dimensional form to your ideas. Stretch your imagination with the expressive art of assemblage sculpture. This creative course encourages playful exploration with found and created objects through hands-on experimentation, low impact building, and composition driven by your ideas. By the end of the week students will have a 3D structure that uses painting, drawing, photo and sculpture. Bring your creativity. (Teen Certificate: TSA)

TEEN CERTIFICATES
Tweens may take a series of courses for comprehensive studio-based learning to build your artistic skills. 
Complete 40 hours or more contact hours in a given area to receive a Teen Certificate.

Teen Certificate in Design Arts
Code: TDA
Explore a series of Launchpad classes in Graphic Design (Begin with HDS prefix), or any other combination of classes with the TDA designation to complete this certificate.

Teen Certificate in Lens-Based Art
Code: TLN
Take a combination of Guerrilla Filmmaking, Photography, or Video Production (any class with TLN designation) to complete this certificate.

Teen Certificate in Media Arts
Code: TMA
Interested in Animation, Game Art or Illustration? Take a combination of studio and/or digital classes in these areas (see TMA designation) to complete this certificate. This could include Experimental Animation, Drawing for Animation, Cartoons + Comic Art, Visual Development: Character Design, Creative Writing, and MUCH more!

Teen Certificate in Studio Arts
Code: TSA
Explore all the options working in Ringling College’s studios. Drawing, Book Art w/ Printmaking, Draw-Paint-Print, and our Mixed Media classes are all options, just look for the TSA designation. 

 

Continuing Studies Faculty: Practicing Artists and Designers

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

Karen Arango

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rick Dakan
Rick Dakan earned a BA in History from The American University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University. He joined Ringling College 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 Contemoraneo and Museo Acarigua Araure. Her work is included in numerous private a public collections.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Omarr 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 U.S, Central America and across Europe, including assignments as 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. Otero 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. Otero 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 collectionsomarrotero.com

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

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

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

Charles Reid
Charles is an artist, teacher and author known around the world. He has authored 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. Reid studied at the University of Vermont and The Art Student League of New York. He is a member of the National Academy and the National Watercolor Society and he has won numerous awards He 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, Reid teaches workshops around the world. He has written eleven books on painting in watercolor and oil.

His work is in collections private, corporate and educational institutions throughout the Unites States and the world, and represented by the Munson Gallery in Chatham, Massachusetts and Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, Nevada.  www.charlesreidart.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Your Right to Know

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

 

Facilities Safety Guidelines

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section III: STUDIO SPECIFIC RULES AND GUIDELINES

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

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

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

III-B: Painting Studios:

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

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

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

III-D: Ceramics Studio Rules and Guidelines:

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

A FEW REMINDERS:

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

SINKS:

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

SLAB ROLLER:

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

SLAB ROLLER BASIC SAFETY

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

WEDGING TABLE:

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

WHEELS:

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

GLAZE ROOM:

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

GLAZE APPLICATION:

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

KILN ROOM AND KILN YARD:

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

ADDITIONAL SAFETY WHEN FIRING KILNS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dive deeper into your field of interest.

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

Certificate Program Info and Application (pdf to download)

Certificate Program Online Application

Details

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

Curriculum Requirements and Certificate Program Policies and Procedures

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

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

 

 

 

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