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. 


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Map

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

Hours:
Tuesday - 9:00am - 9:00pm

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

PLEASE NOTE: EAC follows the Ringling College of Art + Design schedule and will be closed for holiday break from Sunday, December 16, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9am. 

     


The 2018-2019 Local Legacies season is sponsored in part by:

 

 


 

What's New?

 

Special Event

Open House & Opening Reception
Saturday, November 17, 2018

EAC instructors will be giving hands on demonstrations from 11:00am - 2:00pm in painting, drawing, pastels, ceramics, jewelry, and pottery. Creative activities for the young and young at heart and snacks! Following the Open House, and starting at 2:00pm, will be the reception for all of the galleries. All ages are welcome to join us for a fun filled day!

Special Event 

Winter Art Market 
Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 10am - 3pm

Left to Right (top): Steampunk Sunrise, (mixed media), Ellen Long; Chip Bowl, (wood), Jeff Ellis; #Sharky’s, (acrylic), Stephanie Flis;
Left to Right (middle): Buddha Turtle (concrete), Sydney Martin; Meow-choly Kitty, (reclaimed furniture) Melanie Kimbler-Logo
Left to Right (bottom): Canal Sunset, (oil), Johan Bjurman; Beach Trail, (photograph), Russ Burch; Remains #6, (fiber/textile), Linda Bachman

Please note: these images represent the diversity of media we want to include at the Art market and are included here to inspire and encourage all media artists to participate. These artworks have exhibited at EAC in the past but will not necessarily be included in this market.

Free, indoors, and family friendly! Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, cards, photographs, and much more by local artists. 

Artist demonstrations | Children's Activities | Live music by The Neptunes | BrewBurgers food truck (Friday) | Mobstah Lobstah food truck (Saturday)

Call 941.474.5548 for more information. 

Exclusive Workshop 

Lori Putnam | 3 Day Plein Air Workshop
Tuesday - Thursday, March 12-14, 2019 | $750 (3-day workshop)
Location: Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey, FL 34229)


Birds of a Feather, Photo from Lori Putnam's website https://loriputnam.com
 
Spaces are limited!! Register at EAC or call the front desk 941.474.5548

Lori Putnam's sold-out workshops are a testament to her approachable, giving nature, energetic demonstrations, and hands-on teaching style. The workshop will include lectures and demonstrations, individual lectures and demonstrations, personalized instruction, and group discussions aimed to promote your progress. Plein air experience strongly recommended.

Click on the photo above for more information.


 

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.

 

 


 


Fun with Ceramics

Paul Frehe
(beginner – advanced)

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm –or– Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Member: $300 (8-class series | materials included)
Non-member: $350 (8-class series | materials included)

Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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.  

 

WEEKEND
Workshop: Ceramic Luminary/Lantern

Nichole Moranda
(beginner - intermediate)

Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm
Member: $75 (2-session workshop | materials included)
Non-member: $100 (2-session workshop | materials included)

December 1 & 8
January 19 & 26
February 16 & 23

Brighten any space with a hand-made ceramic luminary. Students can chose from select styles made from slabs of clay that are rolled, cut and pierced to emit candle light. Feel free to bring your cookie cutter to use as a template, choose a provided pattern or bring your own ideas. After the week of drying time students will come in and refine and glaze their light-play creations and the luminaries will be ready for pick up the following week. Materials included. 

Explore Ceramics: An Introduction to Working with Clay

Nichole Moranda
(beginner – intermediate)

 

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $185 (5-class series) 
Non-member: $230 (5-class series) 

 

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

 

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.

 

EVENING
Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing

Nichole Moranda
(beginner - intermediate)

 

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Member: $185 (5-class series) 
Non-member: $230 (5-class series) 

 

September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12
October 2, 9, 16, 23; 30
November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11

 

January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5
February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12
March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16

 

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.

 

Advanced Wheel Throwing

Heather Frances
(intermediate - advanced)

 

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $185 (5-class series) 
Non-member: $230 (5-class series) 

 

October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1
November 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13

 

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

This class will offer experienced wheel throwers an opportunity to strengthen and refine wheel throwing skills to create a variety of ceramic objects. Students will also learn decorative applications and creative glazing techniques to add new inspiration to their work.

 

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.
Basic glazing practices will also be covered. 

 

 

WEEKEND

Workshop: Pottery Independent Studio Certification

 

Nichole Moranda
(skilled intermediate - advanced)

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Member: $60 per workshop session
Non-member: $75 per workshop session

 

October 6
November 10

January 12
March 2

 

This certification workshop is for skilled ceramics students and/or members who want to participate in the Skilled Ceramics Open Studio.  Participants’ knowledge of the basic ceramics process: hand building, wheel throwing, glazing techniques, and proper studio procedures will be reviewed and rated by an EAC ceramic instructor. If a student (enrolled in an EAC ceramics class) does not qualify for certification upon completing the workshop, s/he may attend the regularly scheduled Pottery Open Studio.  

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 1-2 bisque pieces, which will require firing to the level of cone 5 for glazing.   

PRE-RESQUISITE: Must have prior advanced ceramics experience.

WEEKEND

Portrait Sculpture

Jamie Sealander
(beginner - advanced)

 

Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $185 (5-class series) 
Non-member: $230 (5-class series) 

 

November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23
March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

 

This class is a wonderful opportunity for beginners who want to try their hand in representative sculpture.  You will begin by creating a sketch, learn the process of building an armiture, and move onto the anatomy and proportion of the body to capture likeness, personality, and mood. Students are encouraged to make self portraits. The class will also cover 3-D concepts and choosing the right tools to create the portrait. 

 

NOTE: Materials included.

 

Wood Carving

 

Jeff Ellis
(beginner - intermediate)

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) 
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) 

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 11*

January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5
February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12
March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16

 

This class offers an introduction to wood carving. Students will learn how to safely use tools to create sculptural works using Bass wood, a fine grained, soft wood that is easy to cut and sands to a smooth texture that absorbs paint well, allowing for a beautifully finished piece.

NOTE: Materials included.
*indicates all classes do not run consecutive weeks

 

 

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)

 

September 14, 21, 28*
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30

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

 

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 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)

 

September 14, 21, 28*
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
 

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

 

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

Workshop: Pen and Ink with a Watercolor Wash     

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)
 

Wednesday -OR- Friday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm   
Member: $60 per session
Non-Member: $75 per session

Wednesday, December, 12

Friday, March 1

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to blend your interest in the technical aspects of pen and ink drawing with a fluidity of watercolor painting. In a pen, ink, and wash painting the sharp edges created are primarily produced with the pen and ink. The technique is freely used to make preparatory sketches for paintings, with the pen line providing accfuate detail and the colored washes (or brushstrokes) suggesting tone, volume, and atmosphere to express a soft yet defined image. 

 

Pastels and More

Diane Mannion

(beginner** – intermediate)

 

Tuesdays, 1 – 4 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)

September 13, 20, 27*
October 2, 9, 16, 23
November 6, 13, 20, 27

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 19, 16, 23
 

 

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.**

 

Introduction to Drawing | Fundamentals and Techniques

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 1 – 4 pm

(beginner – intermediate)

Member: $150 (6-class series)
Non-member: $190 (6-class series)

 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18
 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 17, 14

 

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 life and landscapes. 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 life and landscapes.

 

 

Intermediate Drawing | Advanced Skills and Problem Solving

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)

 

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 1 – 4 pm

Member: $150 (6-class series) 
Non-member:$190 (6-class series)

 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6
April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9

 

This class is designed to enhance the understanding and skill levels that you studied during the Introduction to Drawing course.  The class 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 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. Students will learn how to address problems that arise through the various phases of the development of an artwork.  Not only will you 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 Introduction to Drawing or have prior drawing experience

 

Drawing IV | Problem Solving

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
 

Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session) 
Non-member: $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

 

September 13, 20, 27

 

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

 

Maggie McClellan

(skilled intermediate - advanced)

 

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 1 – 4 pm

Member: $75 (3–class series)
Non-member:  $95 (3–class series)

 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

November 15, 29; December 6
April 25; May 2, 9

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 21, 28; March 7

 

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 Introduction to Drawing or have prior drawing experience

 

Color Theory

 

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)

 

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 1 – 4 pm

Member: $75 (3–class series)
Non-member:  $95 (3–class series)

 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 10, 17, 24

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 4, 11, 18
March 14, 21, 28

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 Introduction to Drawing or have prior drawing experience

Portraits

 

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)         

 

Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Member: $175 (6-class series | include model fee) 
Non-member: $220 (6-class series | includes model fee) 

 

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 Introudction to Drawing or have prior drawing experience

 

Pet Portraits

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)           

Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Member: $150 (6-class series) 
Non-member: $190 (6-class series) 

October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17

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.

 

 

 

 

​Acrylic Painting

 

Johan Bjurman
(intermediate - advanced)

Fridays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $130 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27*
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

 

Learn to paint in acrylic in a realistic style. Wheather you ar enew to painting or want to refine your skills to develop a sharper painting style, this class will teach you the basic techniques. This class will cover still life, landscapes, primary color painting exercises, and perspective paintings. Through teacer demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and class participation, students will be able to enhance their creativity and abilities. 

 

Intermediate Acrylics – Landscape Elements: Trees and Palms

 

Gary Maria
(intermediate - advanced)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $100 (4-class series)
Non-member: $130 (4-class series)

October 4, 11, 18, 25

January 10, 17, 24; February 7*
March 28; April 4, 11, 18

 

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.

*Indicates all classes do not run consecutive weeks

 

 

Intermediate Acrylics – Animals and Birds

 

Gary Maria
(intermediate - advanced)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $100 (4-class series)
Non-Member: $130 (4-class series)

 

November 15, 29; December 6, 13

February 14, 21, 28; March 7

 

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.

 

 

Oil Painting I

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)
 

September 11, 18, 25; October 2
October 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27

 

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23

 

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

 

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)
 

September 11, 18, 25; October 2
October 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23

 

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

 

 

Workshop: Plein Air Painting

 

Lori Putnam
(intermediate – advanced)

Tuesday - Thursday
$750 (3-day workshop)

March 12 - 14

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (400 Palmetto Avenue, Osprey, FL 34229)

Lori Putnam's sold-out workshops are a testament to her approachable, giving nature, energetic demonstrations, and hands-on teaching style. Her paintings are a personal and genuine response to her subject, and she encourages and teaches her students how to do the same. She believes that each artist sees differently and finds his or her own, distinctive mark. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. Participants will receive a free copy of Putnam's booklet "Plein Air, Right from the Start." The workshop will include lectures and demonstrations; individual painting time; personalized instruction; and group discussions aimed to promote your progress. While demonstrations and advice on technique will be geared toward oil painters, artist who are more comforatble working in other mediums are welcome. Plein air experience strongly recommended. 

All registrations will be processed at EAC. Call the front desk, 941.474.5548, to register.

 

Plein Air Painting

Johan Bjurman
(intermediate – advanced)

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Member: $90 (4-class series)
Non-member: $115 (4-class series)

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

 

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.

 

Expressions in Watercolor

 

Robert Broyles
(beginner - intermediate)

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series)*
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series)*

September 14, 21, 28*
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29

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

 

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, 25 watercolor techniques, and complete a simple watercolor painting. The subject of this reference painting must be provided by the student and a non-copyrighted image. 

 

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

 

 

Watercolor Simply    

 

Don Melander    
(beginner - advanced)    

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Member : $180 (4-class series) | $50 (single session)
Non-Member: $225 (4-class series) | $60 (single session)

November 7, 14, 28; December 5*

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

 

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.

*indicates all classes do not run consecutive weeks

 

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Photography I

Amy Karki
(beginner - intermediate)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $145 (5-class series)
Non-member: $180 (5-class series)

October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1

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

 

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
 

Amy Karki
(intermediate - advanced)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $145 (5-class series)
Non-member: $180 (5-class series)

November 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13

February 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14

 

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
 

Amy Karki
(beginner - intermediate)

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $145 (5-class series)
Non-member: $180 (5-class series)

October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1

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

Learn the leading photo-editing software in this introduction to Photoshop Elements. Master the easy-to-use interface to organize, share, and transform photographs into precious keepsakes or works of art. This course promises to dramatically improve the quality and appeal of your photographs. 

 

PRE-REQUISITE:  Basic computer proficiency

 

Photoshop Elements II
 

Amy Karki
(beginner - intermediate)

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $145 (5-class series)
Non-member: $180 (5-class series)
 

November 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13

February 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14
 

Build on your Photoshop Elements knowledge by exploring more advanced features and improving your workflow. Refine your skills with adjustment tools, and simultaneously work with multiple open images to produce rich, creative compositions. 

PRE-REQUISITE:  Basic computer proficiency

 

 

 

 

EVENING
Workshop: Introduction to Batik

 

Peggy Schadler
(beginner – intermediate)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Member: $50 per session
Non-member: $65 per session

October 16

March 5

Experience the beauty of Batik. Traditional Batik is the art of decorating fabric using hot wax resist and dye. In this 3-hour workshop, students use paper in combination with this traditional process to create one of a kind works.

 

 

EVENING
Free Style Weaving

 

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm -OR- Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $75 (2-class series | materials included)
Non-member: $100 (2-class series | materials included)

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 30 and November 6
January 29 and February 5

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 5 and 12
March 6 and 13

 

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.

 

 

EVENING
Workshop: Dye Transfer Silk Scarf

 

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm -OR- Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 4
March 19

Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 14
February 6

 

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

 

 

Workshop: Fuzzy Felted Vessel

 

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)

Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $75 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $90 per session (materials included)

October 3
November 7

February 13
March 20

 

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

 

 

EVENING
Felt Beading

 

Marianne Vogel
(beginner – intermediate)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm -OR- Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member: $65 per session (materials included)
Non-member: $80 per session (materials included)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 2
February 19
 

Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 23
March 13

 

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'

 

 

 

EVENING
Workshop: Paper Beads

Ellen Long 
(beginner)

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Member: $25  per session (materials included for one bracelet)
Non-member: $35 per session (materials included for one bracelet)

November 20
January 15

In this fun and easy 3-hour class, you will learn the process of making paper beads that can be used to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Paper bead making, using recycled paper such as magazines, is an art form that has been around since the Victorian era. By the end of the class, you will know the tools and materials needed to make paper beads and will have created your own set of unique paper beads for jewelry, crafts and other creative projects. 
 

 

 

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 10
December 1

February 9
March 23
April 13

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Memoir and Creative Writing: An Introduction

Englewood Authors

(beginner – intermediate)

FREE | $5 Suggested Donation

1st Tuesday only, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: October 2018 – March 2019

 

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 4, 11, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 29; December 6

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

 

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.

 

 

 


 

 

Events listed below include free kids activities
 

Fall Open House | Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11 am - 4 pm

Winter Art Market | Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, 2018, 10 am - 3 pm

 

Spring Open House | Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11 am - 4 pm
 

 

 


 

 

WEEKEND
Young Artists Studios | Ages 5-8

 

Stephanie Flis
(beginner - intermediate)

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

$15 per class

October 13 | Painting
November 3 | 3D Sculpture
December 1 | Drawing

January 12 | Clay
February 9 | Painting
March 9 | Sculpture
April 13 | Drawing

 

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. 

 

 

WEEKEND
Young Artists Studios | Ages 9-12

 

Stephanie Flis
(beginner – intermediate)

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

$15 per class

October 27 | Drawing
November 10 | Clay
December 8 | Painting

January 26 | Sculpture
February 23 | Drawing
March 23 | Clay
April 27 | Painting

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 6: Painting
November 3 | November 17 | December 8: Drawing

January 19: Sculpture
February 9 | February 16: Painting
March 2 | March 16: Drawing
April 6 | April 20: Sculpture

 

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 2018 – April 2019

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 | October 2018 – April 2019

 

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

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 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

 

October – December 2018: $600 enrolled students | $675 members (not enrolled in class)

January – April 2019: $850 enrolled students | $950 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.

 


 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.  

 

Jeff Ellis graduated from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY in 1968 with a degree in Industrial Design. Upon graduation, he became a toy designer for the Ideal Toy Company and worked there from 1968 until 1971. Then, he became a designer for the Thompson-Leeds Company. Ever since Jeff has retired and moved to Florida, he has been pursuing his dream of being a sculptor. Jeff is currently working at carving wood bowls and wood wall hangings. 
 

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.
 

Heather Frances Hooper is a native Floridian who was born in Miami Beach and has lived in Englewood since 1981. Heather throws functional pottery on the wheel and etches into her functional art pieces, images that surround life along the Florida west coast, along with random thoughts or snippets of song lines from some of her favorite artists. As a Floridian, Heather absorbs her environment in a unique way which translates readily into her artwork.
 

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.
 

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

Ellen Long grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania, and spent most of her working years in the computer industry, managing programmers and system designers. Although she has always been interested in art, Ellen never really had the time to pursue it until she retired in 2008, setting off on a new path with the goal of developing her creative side. At the outset, Ellen knew two things about the artist in herself - she loved bright colors and wanted to express her feelings about life in sunny Florida. 
 

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. 
 

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.

 

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 artist 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. 
 

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 jewelry pendants. Nichole currently has a sculpture installation Catch of the Day in the Englewood ArtScape Sculpture Garden.

 

Peggy Schadler is recently retired after 30 years teaching fine arts and crafts to adults and children as Arts Director for the U.S. Military in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and, most recently, Italy. Her abstract work featuresbright colors, fuesd with textures created using differnt mediums and techniques, often working from the photographs taken on her travels and found objects from nature. She believes art is a journey and is always experimenting with new materials and techniques. 

 

Jamie Sealander is a Florida native who has created artworks in a variety of media for 37 years. She earned her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. Her broad background in the arts includes serving as a US Army combat photographer as well as drawing, painting, and sculpture. Jamie was invited to help create the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Anamorphic Pavement Art in the World at Venice 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.
 

 

Other Learning Opportunities

 

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-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 17, 2018, 11 AM – 4 PM
 

BUS TOUR: DALI MUSEUM | CLYDE BUTCHER VISIONS OF DALI'S SPAIN
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (ticketed event)
 

WINTER ART MARKET
Art vendors, artists demos, music, food trucks and activities for kids. 
Market dates: Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10am - 3pm daily
Champagne Preview: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5 - 7 pm (ticketed event)
 

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations. Fun for all ages!
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

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 2019, 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

JULIE KANAPAUX
Abstract Painting
Tuesday, October 9 – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2 – 4 pm

JENNY MEDVED
Watercolor
Tuesday, November 13 – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

PAUL SPYROPOULOS
Painting
Tuesday, January 2 – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
 

CRAIG RUBADOUX
Painting
Tuesday, February 5 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

RCAD ALUM / STUDENTS
Mixed Media
Tuesday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1 - 3 pm

ERICA GROFF
Mixed Media
Tuesday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

FEATHERS, FUR, AND FINS | 
2D and 3D artwork in any media that depicts the artist’s favorite creatures.

Receiving: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, October 6, 2018
 

ABSTRACT | October 9 - November 8, 2018
2D and 3D abstract art in various media

Receiving: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Friday, November 9, 2018
 

FLORIDA SUNCOAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY | November 13 - December 7, 2018
Featuring artwork in water-based media by members of FSWS.

Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
 

WINTER ART MARKET | December 14 and 15, 2018, 10am - 3pm daily
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger Gallery, December14 and 15, 2018. There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids. Vendor applications, please call or stop by the front desk. 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2018
Set-up: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, December 16, 2018, 4 - 5:30 pm
 

WARREN LORANGER | A RETROSPECTIVE | January 2 - January 31, 2019
Exhibition of artwork by Warren Loranger

Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
 

FIGURE AND FORM | February 5 - March 1, 2019
2D and 3D that depicts or reflects human form and features

Receiving: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, March 2, 2018
 

23RD ANNUAL YOUTH ART SHOW | March 5 - March 14, 2019
Exhibition of artwork created by students in Englewood area schools

Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2 - 4 pm
 

ENGLEWOOD CAMERA CLUB | March 19 - March 29, 2019
Exhibition of photographs by the membership of the club

Reception: Saturday, March 24, 2019, 2 - 4 pm
 

COASTAL INSPIRATION | April 2 - April 26, 2019
2D and 3D artwork inspired by the coastal environment or lifestyle

Receiving: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, April 27, 2019

MISTY NABERS NICHOLS

Photography
Tuesday, September 4 – Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

RITA SCHWAB

Painting
Tuesday, October 9 – Thursday, November 8, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

JILL LINDSAY

Painting and Mixed Media
Tuesday, November 13 – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

D DELONG

Mixed Media
Tuesday, January 2 – Thursday, January 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
 

EAC LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO FIGURE STUDIES

Drawing, Sketching 
Tuesday, September 4 – Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

EAC STUDENTS + STUDIOS 

Mixed Media
Tuesday, March 5 – Thursday, March 28, 2019
Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1 – 3 pm

 

MUTT HUBBARD

Mixed Media
Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, April 25, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

FRANCES SMITH

Mixed Media
Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, October 5, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

RAQUEL PALADINO

Abstract
Tuesday, October 9 – Thursday, November 8, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

DON MELANDER

Watercolor
Tuesday, November 13 – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

SUZANNE CANNER

Mixed Media
Wednesday, January 2 – Thursday, January 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
 

DON WHITE

Painting
Tuesday, February 5 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
 

EAC STUDENTS + STUDIOS

Mixed Media
Tuesday, March 5 – Friday, March 29, 2019
Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1 – 3 pm
 

SHIRLEY CAMPBELL

Painting
Tuesday, April 2 – Friday, April 26, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2 – 4 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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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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