Englewood Art Center


Englewood Art Center

A Division of Ringling College of Art and Design

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


See below for a list of our classes


Map

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

Summer Hours:
Tuesday, May 1 - Friday, July 27, 2018
Closed August 2018

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

Please Note: EAC will be CLOSED Sunday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 9am. We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th!
 

     


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

 

 


 

What's New?

 

New Class Schedule

Kids + Youth Classes June through July 2018!!

Young artists who are looking to expand their artist toolbox or looking for inspiration when school is out, should join other creative kids and teens in the Summer art studio classes her at EAC. Chris Broyles, Stephanie Flis, and Nichole Moranda will be leading studio sessions for kids and youth artists who are looking for a creative outlet, with projects in various media.

For more information, click the photo to see the complete flyer.
To register for classes or for additional information, please call the front desk 941.474.5548.

Special Event

Summer Art Market 
Friday, July 6 - Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10am - 3pm

Indoor and family-friendly! Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, stained glass, books, photographs, and much more by area artists. 

Artist demonstrations, children's activities, live music by The Neptunes, Baylor's Southern Soul Food Truck. The market is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome!

 

 

 

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.

 

Kids Classes | Ages 5–8 and Ages 9–12

Stephanie Flis
$15 per session
Ages: 9 – 12 | Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: 5 – 8 | Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Nichole Moranda
$15 per session
Ages: 5 – 8 | Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: 9 – 12 | Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

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.

Ages 5 – 8
Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
June
5 | Collage: Landscapes (torn paper landscapes)
12 | Sculpture: Painted 3D Art Object
19 | Weaving
26 | Salt Painting: Fireworks

July
10 | Ceramics: Magnets
17 | Drawing: Silly Figure Game
24 | Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

June
7 | Collage: Portraits
14 | Printing: Citrus Stamps
21 | Wax Resist Painting (Crayon and Watercolor)
28 | 3-D Wearable Paper Plate Masks (Masquerade Style)

July
12 | Dot Painting: Flowers, Fish
19 | Ceramics: Tile Trivets
26 | Watercolor and Photo: Scuba Project

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

June
5 | Silhouette Self Portrait
12 | Weaving: Pencil Cup
19 | Printmaking
26 | Plein Air: Painting Outside

July
10 | Ceramics: Pinch Pots
17 | Sculpture: 3D Painted Objects
24 | Painting Figures: Keith Haring
Thursdays, 2 – 3:30 pm

June
7 | Drawing Portraits
14 | Sculpture: Recycled Object Art
21 | Abstract Painting
28 | Jewelry

July
12 | Ceramics: Pendants
19 | Painting: Pop Art
26 | Sun Prints
 

Youth Classes | Ages 13 – 16 Christine Broyles
$20 per session
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 – 3:30 pm

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.

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
June
6 | One Point Perspective
13 | Furling and Waves in the American Flag
20 | Proportion: Converting Drawings to 3D Sculpture
27 | Figure Study

July
18 | Design Painting on Bottles
25 | Two Point Perspective
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Fridays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

June
8 | Studying Values
15 | Pastel/Acrylic Painting
22 | Do it Monet Style
29 | Trees in Positive/Negative Space

July
20 | Clay Rose Panels
27 | Overlapping and the Visible Spectrum

Color Theory

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

June 1, 8, 15

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

Composition and Design

Maggie McClellan
(skilled intermediate - advanced)
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-Member: $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

July 13, 20, 27*

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

*classes not consecutive due to holiday/event closure

Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing

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

April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12

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.

Pottery Studio Mastery Certification

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

May 5
June 2

Pottery Open Studio | Members and Currently Enrolled Ceramics Students Only

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

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

Skilled Ceramics Open Studio | Members only*

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

May – July 2018: $550 Members | $625 Non-members

Monthly: $200 Members | $225 Non-members

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

Pencil Drawing – Landscapes

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

April 27; May 4, 11, 18
September 14, 21, 28

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

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Pen & Ink     

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

April 27; May 4, 11, 18
September 14, 21, 28

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)
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

May 10, 17, 31

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

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Drawing III | Advanced Skills

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)

July 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

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

Pastels
Diane Mannion
(beginner* – intermediate)
Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Member: $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

September 13, 20, 27

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.*

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)

May 2, 9, 16, 23
September 12, 19, 26; October 3

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

Expressions in Watercolor

Robert Broyles
(beginner - intermediate)
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)

May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22
September 13, 20, 27

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 realisticstyle 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.

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Maggie McClellan
(beginner - intermediate)    
Tuesdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm OR 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member: $100 (4-class series) | $75 (3-class series) | $30 (single session)
Non-member: $125 (4-class series) | $95 (3-class series) | $35 (single session)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm OR 1 – 4 pm
May 8, 15, 22, 29
September 11, 18, 25; October 2

1 – 4 pm
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24

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

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Acrylic Painting | Realistic Style

Johan Bjurman
Thursdays, 9:30 am  – 12:30 pm
(beginner - intermediate)
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)

May 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
September 13, 20, 27

Learn to paint in acrylic in a realistic style. Whether you are new 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 teacher demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and class participation, students will be able to enhance their creativity and abilities.

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 media welcome), Cunningham Studio

 

Digital Photography I

Spencer Pullen
(beginner –  intermediate)  
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Member: $145 (5-class series) | class price includes required book
Non-member: $180 (5-class series) | class price includes required book

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 14*

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.

*classes not consecutive due to holiday/event closure

Click here for class syllabus and required materials

Photoshop Elements

Spencer Pullen
(beginner - intermediate)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Member: $145 (5-class series) | class price includes required book
Non-member: $180 (5-class series) | class price includes required book

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm
June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 14*

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

PRE-REQUISITE:  Basic computer proficiency

*classes not consecutive due to holiday/event closure

Smart Phone Photography
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 12, 19

Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
May 12, 19

Smart phones haven’t been out too long, 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, students will go over some tips and techniques to help make your smart phone photography its best. There are two parts to this process, first there is the actual taking of the photo and the second part is 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 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Skilled Ceramics Open Studio | Members Only*

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

May – July 2018: $550 Members | $625 Non-members

Monthly: $200 Members | $225 Non-members

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Other Learning Opportunities

 

How to Register

 

Register now

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



SUMMER FUN ART MARKET
EAC will be hosting a Summer Fun Art Market in the Loranger Gallery. There will be art
vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.
Friday and Saturday, July 6 – 7, 2018, 10 AM – 3 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

RAVEN SKYE
Collage
Tuesday, May 8 – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 – 4 pm

EGYPT: THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OF ITS PEOPLE
A Retrospective Exhibition by Jack Jonathan
Saturday, June 9 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 – 4 pm

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

ANYTHING GOES
Accepting 2D and 3D artwork in any media (even copied work, it must cite the title and original artist).
Tuesday, May 8 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Receiving: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, June 2, 2018

ANCIENT INFLUENCES
Accepting 2D and 3D artwork in any media that depicts the artists’ work inspired by ancient cultures.
Tuessday, June 5 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Receiving: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, June 30, 2018

SUMMER FUN ART MARKET
When your work is so hot, but you want to stay cool! EAC will be hosting a Summer Fun Art Market in the Loranger Gallery July 6 and 7, 2018. There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids. Applications for artist vendors will open Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2018
Set-up: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 1 – 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 4 – 6:30 pm

FEATHERS, FUR, AND FINS
Accepting 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

SYLVIA HIRSCHEGGER
Painting
Tuesday, May 8 – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

EGYPT: THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OF ITS PEOPLE
A Retrospective Exhibition by Jack Jonathan
Saturday, June 9 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

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

MARK DAVERN
Painting
Tuesday, May 8 – Friday, June 1, 2018
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

GLORIA REES-HANSEN
Mixed Media
Tuesday, June 5 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
 

FRANCES SMITH
Mixed Media
Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, October 5, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 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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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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