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

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

     


The 2016-2017 Destination Gulf Coast season is sponsored in part by:

 

 


 

What's New?

 

Current Exhibitions

Down to the Sea @ Loranger Gallery
Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, June 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2-4pm

 

Matthew Holler @ Mitchell Gallery
Saturday, May 13 - Saturday, July 8, 2017
 

Robert Broyles @ Mangrove Gallery
Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, July 8, 2017

 

Wanda Carter @ Members Gallery
Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, June 2, 2017

 

Call to Artists!

Feathers, Fun and Fins exhibition

Receiving: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9am - 12pm

We invite artists to submit their artwork that depicts the artist's favorite creatures.
Only recent 2-D and 3-D work will be accepted, up to 5 pieces per artist. This is a juried and judged show and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third.
Click on the photo for more details.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 2-4pm

 

Upcoming Classes

The Summer 2017 schedule is here!

During the summer months of June through July, EAC will be offering an extensive youth catalog of classes throughout the week featuring various media, for toddlers (ages 1-4, accompanied by an adult), kids (ages 5-8 and 9-12), and youth (ages 13-16). Various projects will include collage, printmaking, drawing, plein air, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and more. We will also be offering adult classes in ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography as well. Students entering seventh grade through high school are also welcome to register for adult classes. The complete schedule is posted below in the "Classes and Workshops" tabs or you can swing by the art center and pick up a hard copy at the front desk or outside the front door.

 

 

 

Classes & Workshops

For Summer classes, students entering seventh grade through high school are welcome to register for any of the classes available during the summer program. Some scholarship funding is available for qualified youth. Please contact EAC staff at 941.474.5548 for more information.

 

Toddler and Me Classes | Ages 1-4

Nichole Miranda
3rd Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
$15 per session

May 17 | Handprint + Fingerprint Paintings
June 21 | Clay Pendant
July 19 | Weather Mobile

September 20 | Fruit and Veggie Printmaking

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 and Ages 9-12

Stephanie Flis
Ages 5-8
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thrusdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

$15 per session

Ages 5-8
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

June 6 | Collage: Landscapes
June 13 | Sculpture: Painted 3-D Art Object
June 20 | Weaving: Paper Animals
June 27 | Salt Painting: Fireworks

July 11 | Ceramics: Magnets
July 18 | Drawing: Silly Figure Game
July 25 | Watercolor Painting: Beach and sand feet

Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 8 | Collage: Portraits
June 15 | Printmaking: Citrus Stamps
June 22 | Wax Resist Painting
June 29 | 3-D Wearable Paper Plate Masks

July 13 | Dot Painting: Flowers, Fish
July 20 | Ceramics: Tile Trivets
July 27 | Watercolor and Photo: Scuba project

Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 6 | Silhouette: Self Portrait
June 13 | Weaving: Pencil Cup
June 20 | Printmaking
June 27 | Plein Air: Painting Outside

July 11 | Ceramics: Pinch Pots
July 18 | Sculpture: 3-D Painted Objects
July 25 | Painting Figures: Keith Herring

Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

June 8 | Drawing: Portraits
June 15 | Sculpture: Recycled Object Art
June 22 | Abstract Painting
June 29 | Jewelry

July 13 | Ceramics: Pendants
July 20 | Painting: Pop Art
July 27 | Sun Prints

Join the fun and explore a new medium technique every session. Students will create one of a kind work of art in each class. 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 13-16

Christine Broyles
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
$20 per session

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

June 7 | Warhol Portraits: Pop Art, Art History
June 14 | Furling and Waves in the American Flag: A Flag Day Celebration
June 21 | Body Sculptures: Proportion
June 28 | Figure Study

July 12 | Pastel Impasto Technique
July 19 | Types of Balance, Symmetrical, Asymmetrical and Radial
July 26 | Overlapping and the Visible Spectrums

Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

June 9 | Studying Values
June 16 | Frankenthaler Sketchbooks: Color Field, Art HIstory
June 23 | Do it Monet Style
June 30 | Trees in Positive/Negative Space

July 14 | Zentangles and the Use of Line
July 21 | Learning to Draw Dragon Eyes
July 28 | One Point Perspective: Room

Are you a young artist who is looking for a creative outlet, serious about elevating and/or expanding your 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.

Ceramic Fairy / Goblin Door Workshop | Ages 10-16

Pat Kelly
(beginner)
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
$40
June 20 & 27
July 11 & 18

Create your own magical fairy or goblin door. Students will be able to create, paint and glaze their own unique fairy/goblin door while learning some ceramics basics in this two-day workshop.

Students must adhere to the EAC's Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.
 

Handbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing

Pat Kelly
(intermediate – advanced)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)

March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11
CLOSED AUGUST

September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10

Learn handbuilding or refine your wheel throwing techniques while creating a variety of ceramic objects.  Hand building instruction will focus on slab, coil and pinch methods.  Advanced students will learn decorative and finishing applications.  Experienced wheel throwers are welcome to use the limited number of wheels to practice advanced throwing techniques with individual instruction.  Basic glazing practices will also be covered.

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

 

Ceramic Instructors

Pottery Studio Mastery Certification
(skilled intermediate – advanced)
Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  
Member: $60 per workshop session
Non-member: $75 per workshop session

June 3

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 cone 5 for glazing. 

PRE-RESQUISITE: Must have some prior ceramics experience.

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
Thursdays, 1:00 – 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

May - July 2017: $550 enrolled students | $625 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.

 

Pencil Drawing – Landscapes

Don Melander
(beginner - advanced)
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $50 (2-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $65 (2-class series) | $35 (single session)

April 28; May 5, 12, 19
May 26; June 2

September 15, 22, 29; October 6

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) | $50 (2-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $125 (4-class series) | $65 (2-class series) | $35 (single session)

April 28; May 5, 12, 19
May 26; June

September 15, 22, 29; October 6

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

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May 10, 17, 24, 31

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
September 14, 21, 28; October 5

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

June 7, 14, 21, 28

Continue from Drawing I | Fundamentals  to 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, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)

July 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Composition and Design
CSSP Certificate

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

June 9, 16, 23, 30

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
CSSP Certificate

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

May 12, 19, 26; June 2

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

Introduction to Portraits
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(intermediate - advanced)  
Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm        

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $175 (6-class series | include model fee) | $120 (4-class series) | $35 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (6-class series | includes model fee) | $150 (4-class series) | $40 (single session)

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18

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

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

 

Oil & Acrylic Painting
CSSP Certificate

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - advanced)    
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
May 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
September 12, 19, 26; October 3

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

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)

June 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22

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, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $125 (5-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series) | $35 (single session)

June 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22

Learn to paint your favorite wildlife in its natural setting with acrylics. This class offers 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.

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)

April 26; May 3, 10, 17
May 24, 31

September 13, 20, 27; October 4

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

May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22
June 29; July 13, 20, 27
CLOSED AUGUST

September 14, 21, 28; October 5

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

May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22
June 29; July 13, 20, 27
CLOSED AUGUST

September 14, 21, 28; October 5

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

 

 

Digital Photography I
CSSP Certificate

Spencer Pullen
(beginner –  intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $125 (5-class series)
Non-member: $160 (5-class series)

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
June 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15

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.

Smart Phone

Spencer Pullen
(2-week Series)

(beginner –  intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Member: $45 (2-class series)
Non-member: $60 (2-class series)

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 13, 20

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
May 13, 20

Smart phones haven't been out too long, but it's amazing what developers have been able to accomplish in such a short time. Phones are not just for making phone calls anymore. Most people are using them as their camera or back up camera. Most phones will also shoot video, as well. During this class we will go over some tips and techniques to help make your smart phone photography its best. There are two parts to this process, taking the photo and editing the photos to make them look their best.

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

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
Thursdays, 1:00 – 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

May - July 2017: $550 enrolled students | $625 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.

Lindy Edwards retired from teaching studio classes including drawing, design, and printmaking at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University in May of 2014.  Previously, Edwards was a children’s book illustrator, illustrating many trade and textbooks, in addition to stories for Cricket and Ladybug magazines. She holds a BFA degree from Syracuse University and MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her personal efforts focus on works-on-paper in printmaking, drawing, and mixed-media artwork.

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.

Pat Kelly has been a practicing ceramicist for over three decades.  She holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied with Franz Wildenhain and Jim Seacrest of RIT’s School for American Crafts.  Her elegant, functional pieces have been sold at Dean and Deluca, Tiffany & Co., and at various craft and kitchen stores throughout the United States.

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.

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.

Spencer Pullen has been a graphic designer and photographer for more than 15 years. He holds a degree in Interactive Media and Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design. His photography has been featured in numerous publications, including Harbor Style and Welcome Home. His work has also been seen on Fox News and The Weather Channel. He currently owns Premiere Graphics, a Port Charlotte company offering traditional printing and photography services.

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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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



Summer Art Market
Friday, July 7 - Saturday, July, 8, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm each day

Chalkfest @ Pioneer Days
Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Chalking: 9 am – 2 pm
Awards Announced: 2:15pm

 

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

Matthew Holler
Recent Photographs
Saturday, May 13 – Saturday, July 8, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

DOWN TO THE SEA
Showcases artwork that reflects the beauty and majesty of the ocean and surrounding areas
Receiving: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, May, 9 – Friday, June 2, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

FEATHERS, FUR AND FINS
Exhibition of artwork in any media that depicts the artist's favorite creatures.
Receiving: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 29, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

SUMMER ART MARKET
This Summer, EAC will be hosting a Summer Art Market in the Loranger Gallery.
There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.

Friday and Saturday, July 7 & 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

CLOSED AUGUST

ANYTHING GOES
Just as the title suggests, artwork in any media (even student copied work, as long as it is properly credited)
Tuesday, September 12 – Friday, October 6, 2017
Reception: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

CHANGE OF PACE
In January 2018, EAC will mount an exhibition titled Change of Pace. Participants in this experimental exhibition will create work throughout the summer an fall-one artwork in the artist's "regular" media and one artwork in a media outside his/her creative practice. Both artworks should be thematically similar to each other, but there is no set theme for the exhibition. The format for the exhibition is experimental for EAC and designed to encourage a new level of engagement with EAC consitituents, both new and established, while providing a fun and contemplative art viewing experience for cultural enthusiasts and curious visitors.
Receiving Date: Tuesday - Thursday, December 12-14, 2017

 

Robert Broyles
Paintings
Saturday, May 13 – Saturday, July 8, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Wanda Carter
Painting
Tuesday, May 9 – Friday, June 2, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

CLOSED AUGUST

Mark Davern
Painting
Tuesday, September 12 – Friday, October 6, 2017
Reception: Saturday, September 16, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

 

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Become a Member

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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Make a Donation

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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