Englewood Art Center


Englewood Art Center

A Division of Ringling College of Art and Design

The Englewood Art Center, located to the south of Sarasota, focuses on education, exhibitions, and events. We aim to serve as a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation for the entire community, promoting knowledge, appreciation, and development of visual arts to southern Sarasota County and Charlotte County, Florida. In addition to four galleries for exhibitions, we house two well-equipped 2D studio classrooms, a pottery studio, a digital media studio, and a lending library. 


See below for a list of our classes


Map

350 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
941.474.5548
eac@ringling.edu 

Hours
Sunday + Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 

     


The 2017-2018 Weathering the Waves of Change season is sponsored in part by:

 

 


 

What's New?

 

The 2017-2018 Season has begun!

WINTER ART MARKET | DECEMBER 15 - 16, 2017

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Click her for a downloadable PDF of the application

After the success of our Summer Art Market, EAC has decided to try out a Winter Art Market, just in time for the holidays in the Loranger Gallery, December 15 and 16, 2017. It will be a great place for last minute shoppers to pick up gifts or for snow birds to get their winter homes ready for the season. There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.  

The next Loranger Exhibition of the 2017-2018 Season

Receiving for the Life's A Beach: Weather and Waves exhibition
Click on the image above for more information

The next EAC open exhibition in the Loranger Gallery is Life's A Beach: Weather and Waves  Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D abstract artwork that reflects the local environment that gives Englewood and the Gulf Coast its seasonal conditions.

Receiving: Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Call to Artists!

Change of Pace | Special Call to Artists
Summer + Fall 2017 Project = Winter 2018 Exhibition

 

Registration for this unique exhibition is currently ongoing. Call or email (eac@ringling.edu) to register and pay the flat rate entry fee of $15 for up to 3 pieces. Receiving of completed artwork for registrants is Tuesday - Thursday: December 12 - 14, 2017 and the exhibition will be open to the public in January 2018.

In January 2018, EAC will host an exhibition entitled Change of Pace. Participants in this experimental exhibition will create work through the Summer and Fall. The concept is for an artist to complete two artworks for the show, one in the "regular" media of their creative practice and one in a different media, a media that is a "change of pace" for that artist. Both pieces should be thematically similar to each other - with at least one element being recognizable in each work; but there is no set theme for the exhibition.

The format for the exhibition is experimental for EAC and designed to encourage artists to experiment with expanding and enriching their creativity, while providing a fun and contemplative art viewing experience for cultural enthusiasts and curious visitors.
 

 

 

Classes & Workshops

Please contact EAC staff at 941.474.5548 or stop by the front desk to register or for more information on any of the classes and workshops.

 

Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing

Nichole Moranda
(beginner - intermediate)
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)
 

October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7
November 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6
February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13
March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17
 

Learn handbuilding or wheel throwing techniques while creating a variety of ceramic objects.  Hand building instruction will focus on slab, coil and pinch methods.  Basic glazing practices will also be covered as well as a variety of decorative techniques.

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in class project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Explore Ceramics: An Introduction to Working with Clay

Nichole Moranda
(beginner – intermediate)
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)

October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3
November 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16
March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20

Explore the tactile and fun nature of clay in this introduction to the medium.  Emphasis will be on the fundamental skills, vocabulary, equipment, materials, and preparations specific to ceramics.  Each 5-week series will focus on a specific project.  Students should come prepared with creative ideas for personalizing their projects, as well as ideas for building their own original clay creations.

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in class project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Fun with Ceramics

Paul Frehe
(beginner – advanced)
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm –or– Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $280 (8-class series | materials included) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $350 (8-class series | materials included) | $50 (single session)

Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm
January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

Create the wildest, most whimsical mermaid you can imagine and make fun "animal" tumblers you'll be proud to drink from or turn your inspiration into reality with an object from your imagination. And, not to worry, if you were looking forward to making a fabulous fish this season or lovely garden totem, Paul can surely make it happen! Learn basic clay slab skills and explore various approaches to decorating your ceramic objects.  

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in class project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
$15 per studio session or $75 for a 6-session punch card

In order to ensure adherence of Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures, Pottery Open Studio is open to students who are presently taking ceramics class(es) at EAC.

Skilled Ceramics Open Studio | Members only*

Participants may use the pottery studio during business hours when classes are not in session or previously assigned to/reserved by instructors.
*must be certified through Pottery Studio Mastery Certification workshop

Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in studio project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Participants must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.
Rates cannot be prorated for shorter terms.
 

Pencil Drawing – Landscapes

Don Melander
(beginner - advanced)
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 13, 20, 27; November 3
November 10, 17; December 1, 8

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
March 30; April 6, 13, 20

Develop your drawing techniques and improve your design skills in this exploration of the landscape.   Emphasis will be placed on basic design principles, value, perspective, texture, and shadows.  Students will learn to create broad-stroke drawings with clearly rendered shapes, values, and points of interest.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Pen & Ink     

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)     
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3- class series) | $35 (single session)

October 13, 20, 27; November 3
November 10, 17; December 1, 8

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
March 30; April 6, 13, 20

Explore the fundamentals of line drawing with pen and ink.  Emphasis will be placed on pen stroke techniques to produce form, texture, shape, value, and points of interest. Experiment with hatching, contouring, and stippling techniques.  Strengthen your drawing skills while discovering the versatility of this fast, indelible medium.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Drawing I | Fundamentals
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
April 4, 11, 18, 25

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31

Take the frustration out of observational drawing by understanding the fundamental elements of representational rendering.  Emphasis will be on composition, measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, and value.  Students will use various drawing media to capture still lifes and landscapes.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Drawing II | Intermediate Techniques
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1 – 4 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
October 25; November 1, 8, 15

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28

Continue from Drawing I | Fundamentals, students will develop the necessary skills of observational drawing by understanding the fundamental elements of representational rendering.  Emphasis will shift to refining students understanding of composition, measuring, space, line, shape, form, gesture, and value.  Students will use various drawing media to capture still lifes and landscapes.

NOTE:  In order to receive certification credit, students must complete both sections I and II.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I or have prior drawing experience

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Drawing III | Advanced Skills
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
November 29; December 6, 13

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28

This class is designed to enhance the understanding and skill levels that you studied during the Drawing II course.  The classes will give students (through classroom projects and on-location assignments) an opportunity to gain an understanding of how to effectively  translate perspective, a multitude of textures, glass, ceramics, fabrics, fur, feathers, fruit and vegetables, etc. into whatever medium they wish to work in.  Artists will acquire a deeper understanding of the ways photographs can both limit and enhance creativity. These skills lead to a higher level of understanding as to what makes paintings and drawings more appealing and masterful.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and Drawing II or have prior drawing experience

Drawing IV | Problem Solving
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31

1:00 pm -4:00 pm
April 4, 11, 18, 25

In this class, students will learn how to address problems that arise through the various phases of the development of an artwork.  Students will not only learn techniques for working through a problem area, but tips for how conceptually thinking about the artwork, critical analysis of formal elements  and a more complete understanding of pictorial organization can prevent some common issues.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I II and III or have prior drawing experience

Composition and Design
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) |$30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 25; November 1, 8, 15

In this class, students will gain an understanding of the fundamental elements of design and basic composition principles to improve the layout of their artwork.  Instruction will focus on concepts including basic layout components, scale, proportion and contrast.  The instructor will also share techniques and tips for more advanced concepts, including dynamic layouts (balancing tension), choosing simplicity or excess, and the way to add the unexpected to the composition.   

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II; taking Drawing III and IV

Color Theory

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 29; December 6, 13

Improve your artistic practice by gaining a greater understanding of the interaction and intersection of color. Instruction will range from fundamental color concepts, including terminology, value scale, contrast and developing color schemes to practical application concepts like perception, context, and color intensity.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II; taking Drawing III and IV

Portraits
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)         
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $175 (6-class series | include model fee) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (6-class series | includes model fee) | $45 (single session)
 

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11

Learn the fundamentals of drawing the human face in this six-week class.  Students will begin with gestures to capture the essence of a subject to the formal elements of portraiture including composition, proportion, value and texture. Some classes will be taught from photographs and portrait studies and some will be taught with live figure models. Class price includes model fee.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II or have prior drawing experience

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Pet Portraits

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)           
Fridays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $150 (6-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $190 (6-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8

February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Learn to capture the vitality and spirit of your pet in a painting or drawing in this six week class. Students will use photographs to render the essences and likeness of their beloved companions by studying formal elements including composition, value and texture. Instruction will focus on specialized techniques for capturing the rich color and delicate features of your furry and feathered animal friend, as well as, the effects that are achievable with the use of various mediums.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Figure Drawing
CSSP Certificate

Gary Maria
(intermediate - advanced)           
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $200 (6-class series | includes model fee) | $35 (single session)
Non-member: $250 (6-class series | includes model fee) | $40 (single session)

November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14
February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8

Work from a live model as you refine your figure drawing skills. This dynamic class offers both short and long poses, and emphasizes the role of gesture, contour, line, and value in creating successful representational renderings of the human figure. Focus will be on developing advanced figure drawing skills with an attention to likeness and proportion.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must take Drawing I and II or have prior drawing experience

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Pastels
Diane Mannion
(beginner* – intermediate)
Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30

January 11, 18, 25; February 1
February 8, 15, 22; March 1
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26

The elements of drawing combined with color make pastel an exciting, versatile medium. Working from various sources, including their own creativity and ideas, students will pursue craftsmanship in drawing and expressive pastel handling. Topics to be addressed include the block-in, figure/ground relationships, form modeling, light and shade, optical color mixing, and more. Subject matter will vary.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must have prior drawing experience.*

Practice sketching with a live figure model.
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm | October 2017 – April 2018
Non-members: $15 per session or $80 for a 6-session punch card (includes model fee)
Members: $12 Member or a 6-session punch card for $65 (includes model fee)
There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.
Space is limited to the first 20 students and studio seating is first come, first served.

Oil Painting I
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24

Explore the fundamentals of design and painting in this approachable and fun oil and acrylic class.  Emphasis will be on structure, composition, color, and value, as well as on the creative journey of personal expression.  Students are encouraged to bring their own references for inspiration.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Oil Painting II
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24

Students have the opportunity to paint all day or focus on perfecting more advanced skills and techniques. Similar in structure to the morning class, emphasis will be on structure, composition, color, and value, as well as on the creative journey of personal expression.  Students are encouraged to work from their own references.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Plein Air Painting
CSSP certificate

Johan Bjurman
Fridays, 9:30 am  – 12:00 pm
(intermediate – advanced)
Member: $90 (4-class series)
 Non-member: $115 (4-class series) )

October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17; December 1
January 12, 19, 26; February 2
February 9, 16, 23; March 2
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27

Focus on a different aspect of plein air painting each week! This class will cover still life as landscape, primary color painting exercises and perspective painting. Classes are held outdoors in the Englewood vicinity, weather permitting.  Johan will share his vast knowledge of painting techniques, as well as give you tips for finishing a plein air painting in the studio or moving your painting practice out of the studio into plein air.

Watercolor Simply    

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)    
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Member : $180 (4-class series) | $90 (2-class series) | $50 (single session)
Non-Member: $225 (4-class series) | $113 (2-class series) | $60 (single session)

October 11, 18, 25; November 1
November 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Using landscape as inspiration, students will learn basic watercolor techniques through a step-by-step approach to creating colorful, emotive paintings. Discover how to apply the fundamental principles of value, composition, and color to strengthen your pieces.  Build confidence and your skill-set as you work alongside the instructor.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Watercolor I

Robert Broyles
(beginner)
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24

If you’ve never picked up a brush, but you’ve always wanted to try a watercolor painting class—this is where to begin! This class is designed for people who seek a true introduction to watercolor painting. The goal for each two classes is to have students complete a simple watercolor painting in two three-hour sessions, following the instructor‘s stroke by stroke directions. From this class students will gain a basic understanding of this medium’s techniques, principles, develop their creative process and enjoy painting with watercolors. 

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Watercolor II

Robert Broyles
(beginner - intermediate)
Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 12, 19, 26; November 2
November 9, 16, 30; December 7

January 11, 18, 25; February 1
February 8, 15, 22; March 1
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26

If you have great ideas for your watercolor paintings, but need to learn or brush up on the techniques and principles of this versatile medium, this is a great introductory course. This class is designed for people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of creating realistic-style watercolor paintings. In this class, students will learn color theory, the use of perspective, 26 watercolor techniques.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Acrylics – Landscape Elements: Trees and Palms

Gary Maria
(beginner – intermediate)
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $125 (5-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series) | $35 (single session)

October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4

January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10
March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21

Learn to draw and paint traditional landscape work with a focus on tree elements. Realistic trunk structure and an understanding of leaf complexions will help your paintings appear more convincing. Sketch or render hardwoods, conifers, tropical, and palms with acrylics.

Acrylics – Animals and Birds

Gary Maria
(beginner – intermediate)
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $125 (5-class series) | $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series) | $130 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

November 11, 18; December 2, 9

February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17

Learn to paint your favorite wildlife in it’s natural setting with Acrylics. This class offer color theory, critique, demonstrations, and painting instruction using photographs. Study includes drawing, the block- in, form modeling, use of limited palettes, light and shadow effects, optical color mixing, and other technical approaches.

Expressive Painting

Stephanie Flis
(beginners)
Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $35 per session
Non member: $50 per session

October 21
November 18

January 20
February 17
March 17
April 14

Stretch your creative muscles and join Stephanie in this fun celebration of expression. In this class mistakes are embraced and you are encouraged to think outside of the box as you play with your designs and develop an expanded visual vocabulary. Challenge yourself , experiment with painting techniques and strengthen your creative mind!

Painting & Drawing Critique

(beginner – advanced)
September 2017 – April 2018
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Loranger Gallery
Member: $8 per session | Non-member $ 10 per session

Receive valuable, constructive feedback.  Gain insight about your work from participating artists, students and instructors. Artists are invited to bring a variety of paintings or drawings in any medium.

Note: There is no instructor for the Critique, EAC instructor participation is not guaranteed at each session.

2-D Open Studio | Members Only
$4 per studio session or $20 for a 6-session punch card

Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (drawing and water based media only), Burke Studio
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm (all media welcome), Cunningham Studio

 

Digital Photography I
CSSP Certificate

Spencer Pullen
(beginner –  intermediate)  
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $145 (5-class series) | class price includes required book
Non-member: $180 (5-class series) | class price includes required book

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6
February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13
March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17

Capture powerful digital photographs by using the wide array of camera functions available beyond the automatic settings.  Fundamental photography principles will be introduced.  Students will be encouraged to explore the aesthetics of digital photography and master the terminology associated with the medium. This course includes classroom learning and field experience.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Digital Photography II
CSSP Certificate

Spencer Pullen
(intermediate  –  advanced)  
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $145 (5-class series) | class price includes required book
Non-member: $180 (5-class series) | class price includes required book

October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2
November 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14

January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8
February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15
March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19

Beginning with a review of the fundamentals, and progressing to more advanced techniques, this class offers an in-depth exploration of digital photography.  Manual functions, custom settings, and the essential principles of photography will be covered.  This course includes classroom learning and field experience.

Photoshop Elements I
CSSP Certificate

Spencer Pullen
(intermediate - advanced)
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $145 (5-class series) | class price includes required book
Non-member: $180 (5-class series) | class price includes required book

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6
February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13
March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17

Learn the industry-standard program for digital image manipulation.  Photoshop I is a step-by-step process that will introduce key concepts, including tools, option bars, and panels.  Correct and enhance images using layers and masks. This course promises to take your photos to a whole new level.

PRE-REQUISITE:  Basic computer proficiency

NOTE: Students seeking the a CSSP certificate in General Studies in Photography (P) and/or Digital Graphics (G)  must take both sections to receive credit for the course. There is an additional $25 registration fee for CSSP certificate classes.  You must identify the class as part of CSSP certificate course work at the time of registration in order to receive CSSP credit for completing the course.

Smart Phone Photography
Spencer Pullen
(beginner - intermediate)
Fridays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Member: $10 per session
Non-member: $12 per session

February 23
April 6

Come and learn tips and tricks for making print worthy photographs with your phone. 

Photographing Birds of the Venice Rookery
Mary Lundeberg
(intermediate - advanced)
Tuesday, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Member: $50 (5-class series)
Non-member: $65(5-class series)

March 21

Gain hands-on field experience while learning how to use lighting, exposure, and composition to consistently capture beautiful digital images. Realize the potential of your camera by mastering its particular settings. The workshop is held at the Venice Rookery, where students will be able to capture a wide array of birds in a beautiful natural Florida setting.

Free Style Weaving

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $75 (2-class series | materials included)
Non-member: $100 (2-class series | materials included)

October 6 and 13
December 1 and 8

January 19 and 26
March 2 and 9

Leave your idea of traditional weaving at the door, and come explore a loose, relaxing "Zen" style process of weaving. Each student will create a work of art ready to hang on the wall when you finish the class. 

NOTE: Price includes class materials: a simple 14” x 18" pin-frame loom and use of weaving materials. Students are welcome to bring their own selections of yarn, fabric, ribbon string, or other materials for weaving into their project.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Workshop: Dye Transfer Silk Scarf

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

October 20
November 17

February 9
March 23

Using a simple dye transfer method, students in this class will transform and ordinary piece of silk into and extraordinary scarf, for daily use or a decorative touch. During the session, students will learn the process of designing, and dying the scarves through the dye transfer process. The instructor will also demonstrate, how students can finish their scarves at home with their choice of beads, fringe, fabric markers, etc.. the opportunities are endless!

NOTE: Price includes class materials: a single 35” square or 14” by 72” silk scarf.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Felt Beading

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

November 3

February 23

Students will discover how to make small felted beads using a combination of wool, silk and other miscellaneous materials. Each participant will have a wide selection of materials to choose from and should be able to make approximately 9 beads to take home for their own jewelry making project. Tips and examples will be shown on how to further embellish their beads and finish a small jewelry project.

NOTE: Price includes materials for class plus a starter take-home 'stash'

Workshop: Fuzzy Felted Vessel

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)
Fridays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $75 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $90 per session (materials included)

October 27
December 15

February 16
March 30

Discover the magic of the wet feltmaking process by creating a small decorative bowl/vessel ready to take home in one short class!

NOTE: Price includes materials to complete one project in class

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Memoir and Creative Writing: An Introduction
Englewood Authors
(beginner – intermediate)
FREE | $5 Suggested Donation
1st Tuesday only, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: October 2017 – March 2018

Note: Please RSVP to 941.474.5548 one week prior to the class.

Each session will demonstrate a different element of creative writing.  Classes will also include simple tips for time saving and frustration free computer techniques to incorporate into your writing process.

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Writing Your Memoir

Ed Ellis
(beginner - intermediate)
Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Member: $70 (4-class series)
Non-member: $90 (4-class series)

October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 16, 30; December 7

January 18, 25; February 1, 8
March 1, 8, 15, 22

Tell your story with a compelling voice by learning narrative techniques specific to memoirs.  Students will be introduced to the craft elements of the genre as they take a journey of self-discovery.  Emphasis will be on focusing your life story, organizing your experiences, developing your character, and conveying action, conflict, and place.

Memory Wire Bracelet Workshop

Stephanie Flis
(beginner)
Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $45 per session (materials included to create one bracelet)
Non-member: $60 per session (materials included to create one bracelet)

November 18
December 2

February 3
March 3
March 31
April 28

Learn to create a beautiful designer memory wire bracelet in your own style. Using beads for embellishment, you will come away with a one of a kind piece of wearable art. Materials are included to create one bracelet.  Students are encouraged to bring their own materials that reflect their personal style.

Toddler and Me Classes | Ages 1-4

Nichole Miranda
2nd Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
$15 per session

October 11
November 8
December 13

January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11

Introduce your toddlers and pre-schoolers to the wonderul world of the visual arts! They will work on developing their motor skills and hand/eye coordination through a varitey of art projects that will allow them to explore their creativity and imagination.

Kids Classes - Ages 5-8 & 9-12

Stephanie Flis
(beginner – intermediate)
Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
$15 per class

Ages 5 - 8
October 7
November 4
December 9

January 20
February 3
March 3
April 14

Ages 9 - 12
October 21
November 18
December 16

January 27
February 17
March 17
April 28

Join the fun and explore a new medium/technique every second Saturday. Students will create one of a kind work of art in each class. Past projects have included plein air painting, printmaking, clay tiles, portraiture, recycled object sculpture and so much more. Materials for studio projects are included or students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own materials if it’s their preference. 

Youth classes  | Ages 13-17

Christine Broyles
(beginner – intermediate)
Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 per class

October 14 | October 28: Drawing
November 11 | December 2 | December 16: Ceramics
 
January 13 | January 20: Painting
February 10| February 24: Sculpture
March 10 | March 24: Art History
April 14 | April 21: Sketchbooks

Are you a young artist who is looking for a creative outlet, serious about elevating and/or expanding their skills in fine art media? Join Ms. Broyles to make projects such as creating your own sketchbooks, pop art portraits inspired by Andy Warhol, clay, sculptures, zentangles, and more. Classes will focus on a variety of techniques and materials, including drawing, painting and large scale project work. Materials for studio projects are included or students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own materials if it’s their preference. 

Figure Drawing Open Studio

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm | October 2017 – April 2018
Non-members: $15 per session or $80 for a 6-session punch card (includes model fee)
Members: $12 Member or a 6-session punch card for $65 (includes model fee)

Practice sketching with a live figure model.
There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.
Space is limited to the first 20 students and studio seating is first come, first served.

2-D Open Studio | Members Only

$4 per studio session or $20 for a 6-session punch card
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (drawing and water based media only), Burke Studio
Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (all 2D media welcome), Cunningham Studio

Open Critique for Painting and Drawing

$8 per session
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Loranger Gallery | September 2017 – April 2018

There is no formal instruction but all skill levels are welcome.

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

$15 per studio session or $75 for a 6-session punch card
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In order to ensure adherence of Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures, Pottery Open Studio is open to students who are presently taking ceramics class(es) at EAC.

Skilled Ceramics Open Studio | Members Only*

Participants may use the pottery studio during business hours when classes are not in session or previously assigned to/reserved by instructors.
*must be certified through Pottery Studio Mastery Certification workshop

September – December 2017: $600 enrolled students | $675 members (not enrolled in class)
January – April 2018: $750 enrolled students | $850 members (not enrolled in class)

Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay (for in studio project use only), glazes, and firing.  Additional clay may be purchased from EAC.  Participants must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures. Rates cannot be prorated for shorter terms.

 

Englewood Art Center is partnering with the Continuing Studies and Special Programs (CSSP) of Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) to offer classes that fulfill requirements for CSSP’s Certificate Program.  This course of study provides those students who are looking for a way to enhance or upgrade their skills and to obtain personal growth in the visual arts with an opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest on a part-time basis.  EAC will be offering classes geared toward fulfilling many of the requirements for Certificates in General Studies in Fine Arts (F), General Studies in Photography (P), and Digital Graphics (G).

Each Certificate Program course of study includes required classes and elective classes.  Required classes provide a skills base for the area of study and should be taken in sequence when possible, but students should also be aware that some required courses may only be offered once a year and that their course of study may require attending some classes on RCAD’s Sarasota campus.

Elective classes provide the opportunity to enhance skills and/or broaden experience in a discipline.  Students must adhere to Certificate Program course of study requirements. Certificate study can be completed in as few as two years and must be completed within a maximum of four years.  The Certificate Programs have an open admission policy and do not require a portfolio; however each candidate must complete an application form and write a 100-word goal description of their reasoning for taking the Certificate. Once the application is approved and the student is accepted, students will choose classes that will count toward their Certificate. Each Certificate course requires a $25 administrative fee in addition to the course fee. Students must obtain satisfactory progress in each class in order to apply it toward their Certificate.

Refunds will only be provided if student cancellations are received within 10 business days of the first class. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the card. Payments made by cash or check, will be refunded by check, and may take up to 30 days to process. If EAC cancels a class, registered students will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be provided.

 

 


 

Johan Bjurman is classically trained several painting disciplines. He established Bjurman Studio specializing in commercial artwork, including several significant and nationally recognizable projects, such as, designing and painting 7 trompe l’oeil lunettes of Mozart’s operas which are installed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Now retired, Johan spends his time in Rhode Island and Florida where he practices plein air landscape painting and exhibits his work widely.

Robert Broyles is an award-winning, published watercolor artist, illustrator, teacher, and co-author of Art Across the Curriculum. He earned his BA with honors in Fine Art and Art Education, from the University of South Florida.  In his paintings, Robert strives to use rich, sumptuous and colorful images, to help raise awareness of the beauty of the fragile world we inhabit. His work has been exhibited throughout Southwest Florida.

Christine Broyles is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a major in Fine Arts and Art Education and a minor in Science, grades 5-9. She has been for more than 30 years in the Charlotte County Public Schools. Chris is only original faculty member of the L.A. Ainger Middle School still teaching there today. Chris is a an artist in her own right, working in many art medias, including ceramics, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, photography, sculpture, mixed media and stained glass.

Ed Ellis is a retired consultant and businessman and a writing instructor at the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design.  He is a founding member of the Englewood Authors Association, the former President of the Suncoast Writers Guild, and a member of the Florida Writers Association.  

Stephanie Flis earned her BFA from Ringling College of Art + Design in 2006. Four years later, she went back to school and is certified in teaching for Art K-12, Elementary Education K-6 and Exceptional Student Education K-12. She grew up on Anna Maria Island and has lived in Florida all her life, which is why much of her own art practice is inspired by the coast.

Paul Frehe is a renowned sculptor whose clay works range from whimsical figures to social and political musings.  His current work explores themes on freedom and conformity, pleasure and responsibility, and human connection to the natural world.  Frehe studied and practiced art in California before moving to Ashville, North Carolina in 1994.

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

Diane Mannion is a realistic landscape and portrait artist.  Her watercolor and pastel works simultaneously capture the vivid beauty and torusity chaos of her home state, Florida. Diane studied fine art at Pratt and SUNY, and worked as a professional illustrator for over 30 years. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 Bowles Portrait Award and the 2-12 Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence. Diane's work is exhibited in Galleries throughout the United States. 

Gary Maria has been a professional artist and instructor for forty years. He holds a BFA from Kutztown University, and also attended the School of Visual Arts, NYU and the Art Students League of New York.  He also studied with artists Ted Seth Jacobs, David Leffel, and John Howard Sanden. Portrait and figure painting led to a career in paperback book jacket illustration. Striving for accurate characterization and craftsmanship, his portrait and figure work aspires to the traditions of nineteenth century academic realism.

Maggie McClellan is an accomplished painter who exhibits her work nationally and abroad.  She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, and the Miami Watercolor Society.  Maggie has authored successful teaching programs across the United States, in the Caribbean, and abroad.  She is the author of the popular book, The Artist’s Express – Secrets of the Obedient Brush.

Don Melander creates delicate, realistic landscape works in pencils and watercolors.  He has been a practicing artist for more than thirty years, and has studied with internationally renowned artists Tony Couch, Robert Wade, and Cheng-Khee Chee.  He is a member of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society, the Arrowhead Art Club, the Englewood Art Center, and the Punta Gorda Visual Art Center.  Don’s work is exhibited throughout Southwest Florida and his hometown of Duluth, MN.

Nichole Moranda is an artist and native Floridian, who studied at the Florida School of the Arts, MCC, Brandenton, and USF, Tampa -- where she received her BFA in Ceramics.  Nichole has a focus in ceramic hand-building with a background in wheel throwing. Her ceramic work has been displayed as installations, functional pieces and jewlery pendants. Nichole currently has a sculpture installation Jellies in Bloom in the Englewood ArtScape Sculpture Garden,

Spencer Pullen has been a graphic designer and photographer for more than 15 years. He received his degree in Interactive Media and Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design in Tampa. Spencer’s photography has been seen in Harbor Style, Welcome Home, Fox News and The Weather Channel. In his personal practice, he is a large format, film photographer. In addition to teaching, he owns Spencer Pullen Photography, a Charlotte company offering traditional printing and photography services in digital format.

Jamie Sealander is a Florida native who has created artwork in a variety of media for 37 years. She earned her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design.  Her broad background in the art includes serving as a US Army combat photographer, as well as drawing, painting, and sculpture. A highlight in her creative practice was being invited to help create the Guiness Book of World Records: Largest Anamorphic Pavement Art in the World, located at the Venice (FL) Festival Fairgrounds.

Marianne Vogel is a fiber artist and retired advertising executive.  Marianne earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art and has formal training in both fiber arts and graphic design.  Marianne’s intricate art includes weaving and felt work, and reflects a fascination with repeated patterns and texture combinations. She believes happiness is directly tied to the creative process, and brings this playful philosophy to the classroom.

 

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How to Register

 

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In Person
Bring a completed registration form and payment to the Englewood Art Center during our regular business hours, Tues 9am-9pm and Wed-Sat 9am-4pm

 

By Phone
Call 941.474.5548, Tues 9am-9pm and Wed-Sat 9am-4pm. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments by phone. Please have your credit card number ready when calling and be able to provide your billing address and the security access code on the back of the card.

 

By Mail
Complete the registration form and send it along with your payment to:
Englewood Art Center | 350 S. McCall Road | Englewood, FL 34223

ALWAYS request a supply list when registering for a class or workshop. Full tuition must be paid upon registration.

 

Download a printable registration form (PDF)

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $10 service fee) for tuition paid if requested at least 10 business days prior to the beginning of a class or workshop. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the card used when purchasing the class. Payments made by cash or check will be refunded by check and may take up to 30 days to process. Refund requests can also be processed in the form of an EAC gift card to be used for future class fees.

No refund will be given if the cancellation is less than the noted period of time prior to the start of the class/workshop unless a wait-listed student can fill the vacated space. In this case a refund will be issued less a $10 service fee.

If Englewood Art Center cancels a class/workshop, registered students will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be provided.

 

 

Events & Exhibitions



Fall Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations.  Fun for all ages!
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
 

WINTER ART MARKET
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger Gallery, December 15 and 16, 2017.  There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids. Applications for artist vendors will open Tuesday, October 4, 2017.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Set –up: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1 – 4 pm*
Removal date: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4 – 5:30 pm

Talking Creativity | Artist Talk
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1 pm | Elizabeth Saveri

Englewood History en Plein Air
This season, EAC is partnering with the Lemon Bay Historical Society to showcase local artists and help their cause.  There will be Plein Air events throughout the season at local historical sites/structures that will culminate in an auction/exhibition in the Mangrove Gallery in Spring 2018.  Artists will register to have their work included in the exhibition and eligible for jurying and the cash prizes.  The artworks will be donated by the artist to the exhibition auction to benefit moving the Green Street Church for the Lemon Bay Historical Society. Artists may participate in the plein air days without registering, but will not be eligible for the exhibition auction or cash prizes.

Registration information will be available at the EAC front desk beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Photography | Lemon Bay Historical Cemetery
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3 - 6  pm

Drawing | Indian Mound Historic Site
Friday, February 16, 2018
9 am  –  2 pm

Painting | Historic Green Street Church
Friday, February 23, 2018
9 am – 2 pm

Exhibition Reception + Auction
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2 – 4 pm

 

Spring Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations.  Fun for all ages!
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm

Bus Tour
February 2018
Destination TBA

Pop-Up Exhibition Series: Dearborn Street Farmers Market
Sketching and painting demonstrations and EAC member and student artwork will be on display.
February and March 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wings, Wheels & Keels
Model Crafters Club
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information, contact Randy Whiteacre, President – 941.627.3880

Suncoast Writers Guild
Poetry Pod
Meets 2nd Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information, contact suncoastwriters@gmail.com

Gary Oglander
Abstract Painting
Tuesday, October 10 – Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Costal Contemporary
Painting exhibition featuring  Sarasota based artists inspired by the coast
Tuesday, November 7 – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Elizabeth Saveri
Painting
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Ariana Franco
Installation
Tuesday, February 6 – Thursday, March 1, 2018
Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Pat Gorman 
Print Series
Tuesday, March 6 – Friday, March 23, 2018
Reception Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Vintage Englewood
Photographs
Tuesday, March 27 – Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

ABSTRACT
Features abstract art in various media
Tuesday, October 10 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Receiving: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Removal date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

LIFE’S A BEACH: WEATHER AND WAVES
Features artwork that reflect local environment its seasonal conditions.
Tuesday, November 7 – Thursday, December 14, 2017
Receiving: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, November 11 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Removal Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

WINTER ART MARKET
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger Gallery, December 15 and 16, 2017.  There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids. Applications for artist vendors will open Tuesday, October 4, 2017.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Set –up: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1 – 4 pm*
Removal date: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4 – 5:30 pm

CHANGE OF PACE
Exhibition of artwork specifically created for the show, artists create multiples in varied media
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 26, 2018
Click here for more details.
Receiving Date: Tuesday - Thursday, December 12-14, 2017
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

TEXTILE + FIBER ART
Accepting artwork that primarily utlizes fiber, fabric, and textiles.
Tuesday, January 30 – Friday, March 2, 2018
Receiving Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Removal Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

ENGLEWOOD CAMERA CLUB
Tuesday, March 6 – Friday, March 23, 2018
Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

FLORIDA: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE | POETS + PAINTERS*
Accepting 2D or 3D artwork that honors the area’s past and celebrates it’s future.
Tuesday, March 27 – Friday, April 20, 2018
Receiving Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Removal Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
*Poets are invited to write a poem using a piece from the exhibition as their inspiration. Poetry will be displayed alongside the artwork for the duration of the exhibition. Poets may select the artwork beginning Saturday, March, 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm.  Poetry must be received by Friday, March 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm 

22nd ANNUAL YOUTH ART EXHIBITION
Features artwork from local elementary, middle and high schools
Tuesday, April 24 – Thursday, May 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

Beverly Yankwitt
Painting
Tuesday, October 10 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Gary Maria
Painting
Tuesday, November 7 – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
 

Winter Art Market
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger, Mangrove and Members Galleries.  There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.
Friday and Saturday, December 15 - 16, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Steve Whitlock
Painting
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 26, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
 

Nichole Moranda
Ceramics and Sculpture
Tuesday, January 30 - Thursday, March 1, 2018
Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Plein Air Events Exhibition | Collaboration with the Lemon Bay Historical Society
to benefit the moving of the Green Street Church
Painting, Drawing, Photography
Tuesday, March 27 – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Student Artwork from the 2017 – 2018 Season
Mixed Media
Tuesday, April 24 – Thursday, May 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Kathleen Simonds
Handmade Paper Collage
Tuesday, October 10 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Irina Kaplan
Painting
Tuesday, November 7 – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
 

Winter Art Market
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger, Mangrove and Members Galleries.  There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.
Friday and Saturday, December 15 - 16, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Debbie McDougall
Painting
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 26, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Seminole Trader
Area Artists depictions of well known local site
Tuesday, March 27 – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018

EAC Youth Student Artwork from the 2017 – 2018 Season
Mixed Media
Tuesday, April 24 – Thursday May 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

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Your membership in Englewood Art Center helps underwrite and support all of our programming.  Members receive discounts on classes, workshops, exhibition entry fees, and special events. In addition, Members can check out books from our lending library, show work in our Member Gallery, and participate in our Open Studio programs.

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We depend on our friends and neighbors' support in our quality programming. We can't do it without your help. Your donation will support creativity, culture and community as we build together a preeiminent, cultural institution. 

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Volunteer

Our volunteers help the Englewood Art Center promote knowledge, appreciation and development of visual arts in Englewood & surrounding communities. 

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Plein Air Painting Pop-Up Exhibition at the Englewood Farmer's Market (1 artist per week):Englewood Farmer's Market and RC | EAC are teaming up this season to bring art outside for our season's theme of Celebrating Florida Landscape. If you are interested in exhibiting your work in our pop-up exhibition space on a (single) Thursday, between December 4 - February 26 (excluding December 25 and January 1) please click here for contact and requirement information.

Represent EAC at area events (6 to 8 person team): EAC is often asked to participate in community events (such as pioneer days, ArtSensation and others) but we need more than just the small staff to be able to participate.  Volunteers on this team will pass out the schedule and talk to the general public about the Art Center to encourage participation in our classes/workshops, exhibitions and events.

Assist with receptions and events (4 to 6 people):  Events and receptions bring lots of new faces to EAC and sometimes the staff cannot get to every person, so we need assistance with greeting visitors, giving tours and keeping the refreshments fresh.  

Library (2 people):  We have 3 great librarians, but as the Library is used more frequently for meetings and small classes (for example Poetry) we need additional volunteers to help keep the space and the shelves orderly and accurate.

Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery (2 people): We have a great system for the Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery shows, but we can always use some extra sets of hands and guidance, particularly for people who are entering an EAC show for the first time. 

Writing articles for newsletter and collecting print materials about the Art Center (2 to 4 people): When we hear news about our members, instructors and artists, we like to include it in the newsletter.  We’re looking for people to write short news articles about the people of EAC.  In addition, if there are ever print articles about EAC or our constituents, we’re looking for help collecting and organizing that information.

Jurors and Judges for Loranger exhibitions (1 or 2 people):  We like to keep the judging pool diverse, so we’d love to have a person or two to help recruit and coordinate the judges for these shows.  We can often use Ringling College faculty as judges, but of course want to keep local qualified judges involved. 

Open Studio Monitors (2 to 4 people): we can use help with open studios on Friday mornings; the Tuesday afternoon Pottery open studio (and a back-up monitor for Thursday mornings); and a studio monitor for the Digital Studio.  
 

 

 

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