Open Studio
Jan
3
to Mar 30

Open Studio

Whether you are a beginner or a professional artist, you will receive a warm welcome.  Members, guests and first-timers meet in the gallery.  there is no sign-up, just show up!

Every WEDNESDAY 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Also, Monthly, Second SATURDAY, 11:00AM - 3:00 PM plus 6:00-8:00PM

Bring your own project and supplies.  Projects are not limited to painting.

The possibilities include beadwork, sketching, collage, and digital art - go where your creativity leads you. 

Looking for inspiration? Encouragement abounds.  Stuck on a problem?  Tap the knowledge of other artists.  There is no fee.  However, a $2 donation would be appreciated.  Questions?  Leave a message for Anita.

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Paint Pouring Workshop with Jana Smith
Jan
7
to Jun 3

Paint Pouring Workshop with Jana Smith

All the Buzz…. This class is fun and relaxing and makes a great group activity. This class is recommended for first time paint pouring.  No artistic ability needed to make beautiful abstract art by pouring paint! Each student completes two 8x10" canvas paintings.  All supplies included in our beginner's kit for a separate fee $45.  (Instructor will provide heating equipment to use)

This is a 4.5 hour Workshop. (One Workshop) offered each month

(Bring a bag lunch for break at 1 pm)

First Monday of Every Month

Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, & Jun 3

$60 members / $76 nonmembers

Material Fee $45

Open Paint Pouring for previous students following each workshop for 2.5 hours. (4 - 6:30 PM)

Supplies and Instructor $55

Instructor And Studio Only $30 (You bring own supplies)

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Beginner Painting with Watercolor
Feb
1
to Mar 29

Beginner Painting with Watercolor

Barbara Gage Mulford (339) 237-2406

Learn basic water color technique, use and care of brushes, paints, papers, composition, values, and perspective.  Work on a subject of your choice from either a still life or 8”x10” photo.  Bring your own photo or use one of ours.

Registered students will receive a material list.  Students bring their own materials to class.   

Fridays:  10-12:30

Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, 15, & 29                 

$60 members /$72 non-members (5 classes)

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Just Bring Yourself - Beginner Acrylic Painting
Feb
5
to May 21

Just Bring Yourself - Beginner Acrylic Painting

All materials are provided – just bring yourself for this relaxing and fun beginner acrylic painting class.  You choose the subject.  Bring a photo or object to paint if you like or use one of our photos.  As you work on a subject of your choice, we will learn how to use Tools, Paint mixing, Value, Composition and more. 

A one time material fee for students new to the program of $25 provides you with paint, 2 11" x 14" canvases and 3 brushes to keep.

This workshop style class includes instruction, discussion and demonstrations. 

Tuesdays 10:00-12:30

Session I:

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12,

Session II:

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Cost

Session I: 6 classes for $60 members, $72 non-members

Session II: 8 classes for $80 members, $96 non-members

Plus one first time students only $25 material fee (provides 2 canvases, 3 brushes, and paint)

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Functional Art with Jana Smith
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Functional Art with Jana Smith

Learn to use various media to make functional pieces of art. Each class will produce a functional piece of art such as a serving tray, wall clock, coasters, etc. This Workshop Only offered a few times a year sign up now!

Apr 29

(Bring a bag lunch for break at 1 PM)

$ 60 Members / 96 Non-Members

Material fee $50

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Mat Cutting 101
Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

Mat Cutting 101

Learn to cut your own mats at this informative Art League of Fort Myers class taught by Barbara Gage Mulford.

$30 members / $35 nonmembers (includes matting for 2 med. size pictures)

You will learn:

  • Basic measurements to most efficiently cut a mat

  • How to bevel cut

  • Handling mats

  • Attaching your artwork to the mat

  • Where to buy mats

You will receive hands on experience using the Art League's large mat cutter and

All materials are included. 

Bring several pieces of your watercolor, drawing, photography or other artwork to the class.  Advise the instructor the approximate size of your artwork prior to the class. Expect to mat at least 2 medium size art pieces.

 6-8 PM DATES TBD

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Jewelry Making with Jana Smith
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Jewelry Making with Jana Smith

Learn to use polymer clay, wire wrapping, resin or even dried paint to make stunning jewelry. A New design will be created at each workshop and each student will complete one finished piece of jewelry. (Guest Instructors may be invited)

Fourth Monday of Every Month 11 - 3:30 (4.5 hours)

Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, & Jun 24

(Bring a bag lunch for break at 1 pm)

$60 Members / $76 Non-Members

Material Fee $45

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Children's - Beginner Acrylic Painting
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Children's - Beginner Acrylic Painting

All materials, including easels, paint, brushes, drawing tools are provided in this fun class.  You choose the subject. We have photos to help you or paint a still life.  Learn paint mixing, shadows, composition, brush use/care and some drawing skills.  We use skill building lessons to increase knowledge of all the above. This workshop style class includes instruction and demonstrations.  Not a craft class, but a true painting class. 

Learn to see and paint like an artist. 

Saturdays:

10:00-12:00AM Grades 3-7

Jan 26, Feb 9, 23

$60 members /$72 nonmembers (3 classes)

 (One time material fee $25 first time students only for brushes, paint and canvases)

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Beginner SLR Camera
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner SLR Camera

Using manual Settings on Your SLR Camera

with Barbara Desrosiers (239)850-8026

 

This class will introduce you to the manual settings on your SLR camera, aperture and shutter modes, the exposure triangle, use of a flash and practice. this class will use a power point presentation and hands on.

Supplies: Your DSLR camera with removable lens, camera manual, charged battery, memory card and external flash, if you have one.

This is a series of 4 Monday classes, beginning Jan 22. The 2-4th class dates TBD.

6:00-8:00PM

$20 members / $25 nonmembers (1 class)

$80 members / $100 non members (4 classes)

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Mixed Media Art with Jana Smith
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Mixed Media Art with Jana Smith

Create a mixed media work of art on canvas or wood panel using acrylic, textures, clay and other media. This is a fun class designed to incorporate any number of different media making this a fun and whimsical class workshop. Each student completes a project in this class.

Third Monday of Every Month

10 AM - 3:30 PM

Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, & Jun 17

(Bring a bag lunch for break at 1 PM)

$60 members / $76 nonmembers

Material fee $45 due at first class to instructor.

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Bob Ross Technique of Oil Painting with Lois Johnston
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Bob Ross Technique of Oil Painting with Lois Johnston

For beginner and intermediate painters, learn to use the paint, brushes and palette knife to their greatest advantage.  During this workshop you will start and complete a land or sea scape oil painting using Bob Ross materials by a certified Bob Ross instructor. All students will follow the instructor step, by step.  All materials are included in the price and provided by the instructor.  Just bring yourself and lunch for a 30 min. lunch break.

Thursdays 10 AM - 3 PM

Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 14, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 13

$75 members, $90 non-members - price includes all materials.

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Resin Art Workshop with Jana Smith
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Resin Art Workshop with Jana Smith

Learn to use resin to create vibrant and stunning art. Using Resin with different pigments to create dramatic abstract images and 3 dimensional effect. Each piece ends with a smooth glass like finish.

Each student completes one 16 x 20 painting.

(Bring a lunch for break at 1 PM)

2nd Monday of Every Month

This is a 4.5 hour Workshop (1 Class)

Dates: Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, & Jun 10

$60 members / $76 nonmembers

Material fee $65 due at first class to instructor.

Open Resin for previous students after each workshop for 2.5 hours. (4 - 6:30 PM)

Supplies and Instructor $55.

Instructor and Studio only $30 (You bring own supplies)

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Jan
12
to Feb 16

The Elements of Art and Principles of Design

Introduction: My name is Eric Greenblatt. I have a Master’s Degree in Art from C.W.Post College in N.Y. . I am a certified Art teacher for all grades, college and adults. I have taught art for 41 years and am currently teaching at Riverdale High School. I also create art myself.

Classes are Saturdays 12:30-2:30

Jan 12, 19, Feb 9, 16

$80 members, $96 non-members (4 classes)

Class Description:

In this class I am offering, I will teach all mediums. If someone wants to learn sculpture, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawing, pastels, ink drawing, landscapes, PORTRAITS, animal portraits, digital photography B& W or Color, and computer art (Adobe Photoshop) I will help them. Whatever the students want is what I want to provide.

I will also discuss the fundamentals of art: The Elements of Art and how they relate to the principles of Design. There will be Critiques by me on whatever art medium you bring in.

I have a lot of experience teaching different mediums at the same time. I juggle well. I only ask that you’re patient with me. If the class agrees to do the same thing, I can do that as well.

Bring your own art supplies. I can provide some; drawing pencils, drawing paper, watercolor sets, watercolor paper, a portable copy of Adobe Photoshop put on your Flash Drive. I will bring in my computer with Adobe Photoshop on it so you can see what is possible.

Any questions, you are more than welcome to contact me.

239-878-9197

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Fused Glass Workshop with Lois Johnston
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fused Glass Workshop with Lois Johnston

This 2 hour workshop will produce your choice of fused glass pendant, key ring, or magnet. All materials provided to make 2 items.

Members $35 / Non-Members 45 (1 Class)

Thursdays 10-12 PM

Jan 10, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 9, & Jun 6

Cost includes all materials to make 2 items. For more items an additional charge of $10 per item is charged and time may be extended to 2 PM.

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