Ocean Reef Art League
120 Anchor Dr.
Key Largo, FL  33037
305-367-2359  Fax: 305-367-2346

2016-2017 Workshops


November

"NEW" Pinot & Pottery Party Paint Night with Diane Smith
Wednesday,  November  9
5:00-7:00pm     Studio 5 & 6
$60 Member     $78 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
Enjoy the creativity, instruction and encouragement supplied by Diane Smith, a certified Art instructor with lots of tricks and fun to share.  The
idea is to have fun, enjoy and each other's company while being creative in an uplifting setting. Everyone takes home a hand painted holiday
treasure.  

Raku for the Beginner with Georgina Hosek
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 10, 11 & 12
9:00am-3:00pm      Studio 2
$275 Member         $360 Non-Member
Raku is a popular fast firing process that yields exiting effects, from simple white crackle glaze to a surprising spectrum of colors.
In this 3 day workshop we will glaze already bisque  fired clay pieces by pouring, brushing and using a wax resistant chemical.
Magic happens after we take red hot clay pieces out of kiln and place them in metal containers and cover them . Lack of oxygen creates
reduction which affects glazes in most amazing ways.

Polymer with Pamela Carman
Pens and Gifts
Monday's, November 14 & 21
9:30am-3:30pm   Studio 7
$195 Member      $255 Non-Member
Materials included. All skill levels welcome!
Whether you'd like to make a unique gift for a friend or an heirloom for yourself, this class is for you!
Starting with a quality pen blank, participants will create a design in polymer clay to decorate the pen barrel.
Design, assembly and finishing techniques will be covered.
Project choices include making a quality writing instrument, beautiful compact, seam ripper, crochet hook set, and more!

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, November 16
5:00pm-7:00pm   Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member        $85 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
Paint and Wine night will never be the same. This two hour evening event will surely be entertaining as well as inspiring.
Join Jon (from the Art Box) for a creative evening of painting, sipping, laughing and meeting new people.
This event is great for get togethers such as birthday parties, ladies night out, men's night out and reunions. You will leave with a completed
painting on a 12 x 14 canvas panel.

Passionately Painting En Plein Air with Kathleen Denis
Saturday, November 19
9:00am-4:00pm    Location TBA
$95 Member        $125 Non-Member
Want To Learn How To Plein Air Paint And Enjoy It?
Let Kathleen Denis help you discover the keys to enjoying and producing outstanding paintings “en plein air” by simplifying your equipment,
using handy tools, mixing from a limited palette, and having a clear idea of what to paint and how to capture it in a short period of time.   Creative
composition, color mixing and selecting, interesting brushstrokes and more will be taught during this class.
About the instructor:
Kathleen Denis'
love for art started at the age of four when she began her first art lessons.  Having a BFA degree from University of Miami in
commercial art, and becoming one of the nations leading "licensed artist", with her art appearing on wallpaper, kitchenware, fabric and much
more, has enhanced her ability and skill as a successful and award winning fine art painter. As a native Floridian, she appreciates painting on
location as well as in her studio and enjoys participating in plein air paint outs, while capturing sites that someday may ceased to exist. Studying
under noted instructors, Denis passionately imparts her artistic knowledge to students through weekly classes and workshops.

Abstract Painting with Ruth Langs
Saturday, November 19
10:00am-3:00pm   Studio 6
$75 Member          $105 Non-Member
Join us as we look at some of the great abstract painters and explore their use of
emotion and form as a means to express and communicate without the use of representation. Then, we will have fun trying our own abstract
paintings!

December

Mosaic Picture Frames with Veronica Gutierrez
Saturday, December 3
10:00am-2:00pm   Studio 7
$90 Member          $110 Non-Member
Did you know that mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials and that the
earliest known examples of mosaics made of different materials were found at a temple building in Ubaid, Mesopotamia, and are dated to the
second half of 3rd millennium BCE?
Come and learn the basic techniques of mosaics. You will have everything you need to create and personalize a unique picture frame. Veronica
will guide you through multiple steps to complete this one day project.

Polymer with Pamela Carman
Up-cycled Teapots
Monday's, December 5 & 12
9:30am-3:30pm Studio 7
$195 Member    $255 Non-Member
Materials included. All levels welcome!
Come join us for some fun as we explore up-cycling at its finest. We will give new life to old teapots as we decorate them with polymer clay.
Surface techniques, bas relief, millefiori, curing, and finishing will all be addressed. Finished project can be a decorative teapot for the china
cabinet or a whimsical faerie house.


NEW DATES
Ocean Reef Wild Tamarind Slab Foot Stool with David Wirth aka "Wood Master"
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 19 & 26 1-5PM
9:00am-3:00pm      Studio 1
Fee: $375 Member $485 Non-Member
World renowned hardwood marine sculptor and furniture maker David Wirth will be a guest instructor and will guide you through creating a
custom slab foot stool. This slab stool will be made with Wild Tamarind wood slabs from Ocean Reef. Wirth will take participants through the
entire process start to finish.
Students will learn how to carve the image of their choice on top of their stool creating a truly unique piece. Stools measure roughly
15"L 11"W 7"H...

Making a Photo Book with Cheryl Conklin
Wednesday & Thursday, December 7 & 8
3:30-5:30pm  Studio 7
$95 Member  $125 Non-Member
Create a Photo Book using Shutterfly. Some of the things that you will learn in the class are uploading  pictures from your computer, picking
styles and formats for your book, arranging pictures and adding captions so that they tell the story.

NEW "Rockin' Reindeer" Adults Introductory Woodworking with Sandy Wright
Saturday, December 10
9:30am-3:30pm   Studio 1
$125 Member      $165 Non-Member
This class utilizes the miter saw, bandsaw and spindle sander to create an adorable reindeer family of three.  Skills learned in this class will
translate to the ability to design and create other objects using these skills.  Participants will also learn how to use Carter Bandsaw Guides and
scrolling attachments.  Prior knowledge of the bandsaw is helpful but not necessary.
About the instructor:
Sandy Wright began her woodworking studies at age five when her father gave her a hammer and saw. Since that time she has learned from
many other skilled craftsmen along the way. A retired school administrator, Sandy now spends time in her woodworking studios in Blue Ridge,
Georgia and Key Largo, Florida. Sandy's work has been sold in numerous juried art shows and boutiques. She especially enjoys creating
whimsical animals, bugs and bird houses with her bandsaw and jig saw.

"NEW" Passionately Painting En Plein Air with Kathleen Denis
Saturday, December 10
9:00am-4:00pm    Location TBA
$95 Member        $125 Non-Member
Want To Learn How To Plein Air Paint And Enjoy It?
See November 20 for class description.

Sun Catchers and Christmas Ornaments with Veronica Gutierrez
Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments and Sun Catchers with Veronica Gutierrez
Saturday, December 10
9:30am - 3:30pm  Studio 7
$95 Member         $115 Non-Member
Create your beautiful holiday tree ornaments or sun catchers in this one day introductory
stain glass workshop. These are perfect for family heirlooms or to give away as gifts.

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, December 14
5:00pm-7:00pm    Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member        $85 Non-Member
Materials, appetizers and wine included.
See November 16 for class description.

Introduction to Abstract Painting with Ruth Langs
Saturday, December 17
10:00am-3:00pm  Studio 5 & 6
$75 Member        $105 Non-Member
See November 19 for class description.

NEW Pinot and Pottery Party Paint Night with Diane Smith
Tuesday, December 20
5:00-7:00pm     Studio 5 & 6
$50 Member     $65 Non-Member
Materials, appetizers and wine included.
See November 29 for class description.

January

Polymer with Pamela Carman
Fish Frenzy
Monday's, January 9 & 16
9:30am-3:30p     Studio 7
$195 Member     $255 Non-Member
Materials included. All skill levels welcome.
We are going to make large dimensional Fish wall hangings.
Using Aluminum foil and wire for armature and scrap clay, participants will sculpt OOAK fish (or creature of choice) and decorate it using polymer
clay designs, beads and artistic wire.
Design, surface techniques, armature, and curing will all be discussed.

"NEW" Garden Benches Sized for Grandchildren with Ned Ferrarone
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, January 10, 12 & 13
1:00-5:00pm   Studio 1
$150 Member $195 Non-Member
We will construct a child sized garden bench using weather resistant lumber which can be used inside or outdoors.  

"NEW" Creative Drawing Using Graphite, Charcoal or Pastels with Rodney Jackson
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, January 11, 12 & 13
9:00am-4:00pm        Studio 5
$275 Member  $355 Non-Member
Charcoal is used much the same way as a pencil. It’s a tool for drawing, shading and blending, but there is something psychologically different
about using charcoal. It lets you get more expressive and work larger without getting stuck in details. The gentle tones and smooth blending of
pastels and graphite give drawings a very soft and realistic impression. While the art is beautiful all on its own, there are things you can do to
make it look very different.
Join us as we explore these three mediums.

Fused Glass Jewelry with Veronica Gutierrez
Saturday, January 14
10:00am - 2:00pm | Studio 7
$175 Member | $225 Non-Member
No previous experience with glass is required.
Come explore the basics of glass fusing in this fun filled one day Saturday Workshop.
We take colored glass, cut it into shapes and fuse the individual cut pieces into one piece using a kiln. Make a tile, jewelry pendant and one
other project. Explore the variety of colors available to the glass fuser. Make two pendants or a set of pendant and earrings.
Veronica will teach you step by step the process to create unique pieces to wear or give as gifts.

"NEW" Basics of Oil Painting-Getting You Comfortable  with Douglas David
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 17, 18 & 19
10:00am - 3:00pm        Studio 5
$375 Member - $485 Non-Member
This really fun and informative workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting and get you painting simple and easy to understand
shapes, figures and objects in a short time. The idea of this workshop is to get you comfortable with the process of painting. The class includes
interesting and memorable discussions on all the basic elements of painting including, composition, massing, building form, light and shadow:
and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas delivers sound
principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, and whether a person who has never ever picked up a brush, a relatively
new painter or a more accomplished painter looking for some strong points to review, it will make sense.
About the instructor:
Douglas David
has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves - tranquil country landscapes,
sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked
tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him - his close knit family, life-long
friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’ teaching is a
way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him.

"NEW" Pinot & Pottery Party Paint Night with Diane Smith
Tuesday, January 17
5:00-7:00pm        Studio 5 & 6
$50 Member $65 Non-Member
Materials, appetizers and wine included.
See November 29 for class description.

NEW DATES
Ocean Reef Wild Tamarind Slab Foot Stool with David Wirth aka "Wood Master"
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 19 & 26 1-5PM
9:00am-3:00pm      Studio 1
Fee: $375 Member $485 Non-Member
World renowned hardwood marine sculptor and furniture maker David Wirth will be a guest instructor and will guide you through creating a
custom slab foot stool. This slab stool will be made with Wild Tamarind wood slabs from Ocean Reef. Wirth will take participants through the
entire process start to finish.
Students will learn how to carve the image of their choice on top of their stool creating a truly unique piece. Stools measure roughly
15"L 11"W 7"H...

"NEW" Needlepoint  with Linda Corirossi
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 19, 20 & 21
9:00am-3:00pm        Studio 4
$325 Member  $425 Non-Member
Linda has taught all over the United States and may be known by a few of you. She really knows how to bring your needlepoint to the next level!
You will never want to just basket weave a canvas again!
Classic Stitch in Winnetka, Illinois will “kit” your canvas with the recommended fibers and also put your canvas on stretcher bars. Getting your
canvas to them early would provide them enough time to accomplish this. However there will be a few canvases available at the time of the class.

"NEW" Painting in Plein Air with Katie Dobson Cundiff
Saturday, January 21
9:00am-4:00pm
$125 Member   $165 Non-Member        
Join Katie Dobson Cundiff, well known impressionist Plein Air artist, for a full day of “ Plein Air Fun”. Experience the thrill and joy of painting
outdoors en Plein Air.   
This one day intensive workshop will include demonstrations and discussions on basic principles of design, techniques, materials, and
equipment used for successful results when drawing and painting en Plein Air. Individual and class critiques will be given.
About the instructor:
Katie Dobson Cundiff
 is a member of, and has exhibited with many respected organizations and received awards in National Exhibitions
including the Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionists Society, American Women Artists, Women Painters of the Southeast,  and
Cumberland Society of Painters. She currently serves as President for Plein Air Painters of the Southeast.

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, January 25
5:00-7:00pm Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member    $85 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
See class description for November 16.

"NEW" Essential Oil Painting Techniques:
Learn How to Paint Quickly, Decisively, and with more Confidence!
 with Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Thursday, Friday & Saturday,  January 26, 27 & 28
9:00am-4:00pm        Studio 5 & 6
$385 Member  $495 Non-Member        
This hands-on workshop is designed to teach you what every successful painter needs to know, neatly organized into five easily remembered
categories of Shape, Value, Color, Edges, and Brushwork. When combined in different ways, these categories can create exciting compositions
that go beyond painting a picture. Thomas will also offer you practical tips and tricks appropriate to your skill level, such as how to mix your color
efficiently, improve your paint handling, and ways to master alla prima painting. The knowledge you take home from his workshop can be applied
to any genre or subject matter – be it figurative, still life, studio, or painting en plein air. This will be a class that keeps inspiring you for years to
come!
About the instructor:
Thomas J. Kitts
is both inspired and exhilarated by the effects of light and has devoted most of his life to capturing it in oil. He prefers to work
from life for its honesty and immediacy, incorporating many alla prima techniques developed by master painters such as Sargent, Sorolla, and
Zorn. Thomas is an experienced instructor who travels internationally, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of two museums,
as well as many private and public institutions. He has won numerous prestigious awards, been a guest lecturer at three Plein Air Convention &
Expos, and is a twice-featured artist in PleinAir Magazine. He has also been named as an artist to watch by the Informed Collector.

Mixed Metal Clay with April O'Connor
Friday & Saturday, January  27 & 28
9:00am - 4:00pm | Studio 7
$295 Member | $385 Non-Member
April O'Connor, an accredited instructor in Hadar Jacobson’s Metal Clay techniques, will lead this two-day workshop.
Students will be introduced to the art of working with base metal clays to create color patterns in jewelry. Students will also make a pendant by
combining up to three different metals to create a collage of various colors and textures.
Much of the magic of metal clay is in the firing and finishing process. By the conclusion of this workshop, students should feel comfortable
creating, firing and finishing metal clay jewelry. Additionally they will be directed to a variety of resources to aid them in their journey into the
world of metal clay.
Students will learn a technique known as a foldie. Once the student has mastered this technique, they can use it to make just about any type of
jewelry.
About the Instructor:
April O'Connor
originally began making jewelry 20 years ago as a way to pass time with her sisters. From there she quickly discovered precious
metal clay and metal fabrication. But the first time she saw Hadar Jacobson's patterns of color created using base metal  clays it was love at first
sight. She hunted Hadar down and earnestly began learning from the master. April was among the graduates of Hadar's
first accreditation class and now teaches this new and exciting art in her studio in Southwest Ranches, Florida.

Sculpting the Figurative Form with Gregory Johnson
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, January 30, 31 & February 1
9:00am - 2:00pm  Studio 2
$495 Member |    $620 Non-Member
This is an independent sculpting workshop for all levels. Please select a favorite subject matter- a photo of your pet, loved one, generic figure, or
object. Instructor works hands on with each student giving personal guidance and attention. He will create an armature for your project and base,
in a size just for you, assembled on the morning of the first day of the workshop. Three days later, you will have a wonderful sculpture.

February

"NEW" Making Wooden Toys for the Grandchildren with Ned Ferrarone
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday,  January 31, February 1 & 2
1:00-5:00pm   Studio 1
$150 Member $195 Non-Member
Learn to make handcrafted, wood cars, trucks, trains and pull toys.  Toys  made by Grandma or Grandpa will make great gifts.  

"NEW" The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Abstraction with Stanley Kaplan
Friday & Saturday, February 3 & 4
9:30am-3:30pm        Studio 5
$325 Member  $425 Non-Member
Did you ever feel that abstract painting was arbitrary, accidental, incidental, empty of ideas or without foundations? Does hearing that you are
supposed to “express yourself”, or “ be free” actually make it harder to paint instead of easier? Well if so then this class is for you. In “The Why’s
and Wherefore’s of Abstraction” Instructor Stan Kaplan will use the history of modernist painting, from the first experiments of Kandinsky to today’
s trends, to illustrate a range of techniques and the ideas that support them. In this class you will come to understand why some abstract
paintings use only primary colors and have only hard edge shapes, while others have no shapes at all but only an accumulation of discrete
marks, why some paintings have rich saturated color and why some are black and white.  The skills and knowledge developed here will help you
bring direction, focus, and point of view to your abstract art.  Abstract painting is almost exactly 100 years old and in this time a language has
developed, a language of abstraction that is capable of communicating a wide range of ideas, attitudes and implications. And it is my job to help
you explore these in order to add purpose to your abstract paintings.  All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of
painting in their studios.
This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.
About the instructor:  
Stan Kaplan was born in Chicago Il in 1967 and moved to Los Angeles Ca in 1997.  He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in
2001.  His paintings have been included in shows in New York and Los Angeles as well as at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr.
Kaplan has taught at a number of institutions including The University of California, California Institute of the Arts and Art Center College of
Design.  He is now a part-time faculty member at California State University Los Angels, and Otis College of Art and Design.   

Polymer with Pamela Carman
Double Whammy Fish Frenzy
Monday's, February 6 & 13
9:30am-3:30pm        Studio 7
$195 Member $255 Non-Member
Materials included. All skill levels welcome.
Using Aluminum foil and wire for armature and scrap clay, participants will sculpt a "One of a Kind" fish (or creature of choice).Then we will
decorate the surface using colorful polymer clay designs, beads, mica powders, and artistic wire.
Design, surface techniques, armature, and curing will all be discussed.

Memoir Writing with Gertrude Mann
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 & 8
3:00-5:00pm         Studio 4
$75 Member $95 Non-Member
Do you have a family story passed down through the years (or brand new) that needs an airing? Family lore needs a voice. In a two-session
memoir writing workshop you’ll enjoy writing and sharing stories with fellow members. Give yourself a chance to discover the joy of choosing
words that define you. Facilitator Gertrude Mann promises a session of discovery and pleasure.

The Amazing Mystery of Raku with Steven Forbes
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 7, 8 & 9
9:00am - 4:00pm | Studio 2
$395 Member | $515 Non-Member
During this 3 day, hands-on workshop, students will learn about the exciting raku process. Instruction on lighting and firing the kiln safely will be
covered, along with all aspects of post-firing reduction. In addition, students will be introduced to developing raku glaze recipes from scratch, and
will mix and test new glazes that we create during the class, including some specialty glazes. Students will also learn about various glaze
application techniques that will give their work a unique and exciting look.

Shell Mirrors with Trisha Brown
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 7 & 8
9:30am-3:00pm  Studio 2        
$395 Member          $485 Non-Member
In this workshop students will design and assemble a shell mirror of their choice. Students can select a shape and size prior to class and an
assortment of unique shells will be offered at the time of class.

Sailors' Valentines with Trisha Brown
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 9, 10 & 11
9:00am-3:30pm        Studio 4
$650 Member $845 Non-Member
A Sailors' Valentine is a type of antique souvenir, or sentimental gift, originally brought home from a sailor's voyage at sea for his loved one
between 1830 and 1890. Sailors' Valentines are octagonal, glass fronted wooden boxes, displaying intricate symmetrical designs composed
entirely of small sea shells of various colors.

"New for the Kids" Building Birdhouses with Sandy Wright
Ages 6-12
Saturday, February 11    Studio 1
10:00am-12:00pm (Lunch break) return 1:00-3:00pm
$75 Member     $95 Non-Member
This class will engage students in building a wooden birdhouse that any small bird would be proud to call home.  They will learn how to correctly
measure and how to use a drill press and hammer.  Students will also assemble and paint their creation.  Students should wear clothing
appropriate for painting.

Breadboards and Cheese Trays with Ned Ferrarone
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 15, 16 & 17
1:00-5:00pm         Studio 1
$150 Member       $195 Non-Member
Learn to make your solid wood trays in a myriad of patterns, using a number of woodworking machines to complete individual implements in a
variety of woods. This hands-on class will allow you to finish several projects.

"NEW" Lionfish Jewelry Party
Wednesday, February 15
5:00-7:00pm       Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member       $85 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
Although highly invasive and detrimental to our reefs, lionfish are beautifully patterned and their fins can be used to make striking pieces of
jewelry. Instructors from REEF will provide an overview of the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lionfish, impacts and current
research findings. Instructors will then provide a step-by-step  tutorial on how to make lionfish jewelry and participants can begin crafting their
own customized jewels from  a selection of treated lionfish fins.
Create your own beautiful necklace and earring set while supporting the fight against invasive lionfish!
*Please note: All of the Lionfish used in our workshop are locally speared or netted by volunteer divers. Following capture, the lionfish fins and
spines are carefully removed and treated before it is handcrafted into earrings and pendants.

"NEW" Passionately Painting En Plein Air with Kathleen Denis
Saturday, February 18
9:00am-4:00pm        Location TBA
$125 Member  $165 Non-Member
Want To Learn How To Plein Air Paint And Enjoy It?
Let Kathleen Denis help you discover the keys to enjoying and producing outstanding paintings “en plein air” by simplifying your equipment,
using handy tools, mixing from a limited palette, and having a clear idea of what to paint and how to capture it in a short period of time.   Creative
composition, color mixing and selecting, interesting brushstrokes and more will be taught during this class.  

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, February 22
5:00-7:00pm Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member        $85 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
See class description for November 16.

"NEW" Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop with David M. Kessler
Monday & Tuesday, February 27 & 28
9:00am-3:00pm        Studio 5 & 6
$295 Member         $385 Non-Member
Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the
answer to any of these questions is yes, then David's bigger, faster, fresher, looser abstract painting workshop is for you! He will teach you how
to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of
interest.
This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be
able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.
This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.
About the instructor:
David M. Kessler
is a nationally recognized abstract painting workshop instructor, contemporary painter, author of the book, “Bigger, Faster,
Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workbook,” and founder of Abstract Painting Academy. His paintings can be found in corporate collections in
North Carolina and private collections worldwide. He works out of his studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

"NEW" Pinot & Pottery Paint Night with Diane Smith
Tuesday, February 28
5:00-7:00pm Studio 5 & 6
$50 Member $65 Non-Member
Materials, appetizers and wine included.
See November 29 for class description.

March

Needlepoint with Joan Barrett
Friday, March 3
10:00am-Noon | Studio 4
or 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Studio 4
Choose morning or afternoon class or both!
$35 Member | $45 Non Member
These are "open stitch classes" - meaning you bring whatever canvas you are working on and Joan will help you with threads, stitches and
different techniques if you so choose. Both workshops will cater to stitchers of ALL levels from beginners, who may need to learn the basics, to
more advanced stitchers that want to add different interest to their pieces.

Polymer with Pamela Carman
Buds and Blooms
Monday's, March 6 & 13
9:30am-3:30pm        Studio 7
$195 Member $255 Non-Member
Materials included. All skill levels welcome.
Participants will make flowers out of polymer.  We will create petals from blended polymer that we will shape into beautiful buds and blossoms.  
These flowers can sit on display in your favorite vase and never need water! Come join us and make your personal bouquet! Skinner blends,
surface texture, curing will be included.

"NEW" Lionfish Jewelry Party
Wednesday, March 8
5:00-7:00pm        Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member $85 Non-Member
Although highly invasive and detrimental to our reefs, lionfish are beautifully patterned and their fins can be used to make striking pieces of
jewelry. Instructors will provide an overview of the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lionfish, impacts, current research findings,
collecting tools and techniques. Instructors will then provide a step-by-step  tutorial on how to make lionfish jewelry and participants can begin
crafting their own customized jewels from  a selection of treated lionfish fins.
Create your own beautiful necklace and earring set while supporting the fight against invasive lionfish!
*Please note: All of the Lionfish used in our workshop are locally speared or netted by volunteer divers. Following capture, the lionfish fins and
spines are carefully removed and treated before it is handcrafted into earrings and pendants.

"NEW" Watercolor with Vladislav Yeliseyev
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday March 13, 14 & 15
9:00am-4:00pm  Studio 5 & 6
$350 Member $455 Non-Member
Academically trained master watercolorist Vladislav Yeliseyev (Vlad) will show you how to quickly capture the essence of the scenery with
dynamic and powerful impressionistic approach. The artwork main message must be heard loud and clear and Vlad will show you how it is done
in watercolor.
About the instructor:
Vladislav Yeliseyev
is a professional drawing and watercolor teacher, the year round, at the Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota Florida
and he knows how to make progress with his students. It does not matter if you are the beginner, intermediate or advanced level because his
method of teaching is an individual approach. Vlad developed color mixing techniques specifically tailored for his students so their journey to fine
arts would be enjoyable and effective. Even seasoned painters will find his methods stunning in their clarity for achieving desired results.  
Nevertheless, above all, he knows that it is just not enough to be a good and knowledgeable teacher, it is about friendly and easy going learning
environment which makes the process of going forward so much fun and brings excellent results regardless of all circumstances. Vlad’s work is
featured on the cover of February 2016 Watercolor Artist magazine. He received various awards for his work including Best of Show of 2016
Mountain Maryland Plein Air and Bold Brush Awards.

"New for the kids" Whimsical Bugs with Sandy Wright
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ages 5 - 12
10:00am-12:00pm (Lunch break) return 1:00-3:00pm Studio 1
$75 Member $95 Non-Member
This class involves students exploring combinations of metal and wooden objects to create whimsical and colorful bugs that can be displayed in
a variety of settings.  The student will learn how to use a drill and hammer, glue, paint and assemble a bug of their creation.  The student should
wear appropriate clothing for painting and be prepared for fun!

Abstract Painting with Ruth Langs
Saturday, March 18
10:00am-3:00pm | Studio 6
$75 Member | $95 Non-Member
See November 19 for class description.

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, March 22
5:00pm-7:00pm         Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member        $85 Non-Member
Materials, wine and appetizers included.
See November 16 for class description.

Mokume Cane with Mixed Metal Clay with April O'Connor
Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25
9:00am - 4:00pm | Studio 7
$295 Member $385 Non-Member
April O'Connor, an accredited instructor in Hadar Jacobson’s Metal Clay techniques, will lead this two-day workshop.
Students will be introduced
to the art of working with base metal clays to create patterns of color in jewelry using a mokume gane technique, which is an ancient Japenese
art. Much of the magic of metal clay is in the firing and finishing process. By the conclusion of this workshop, students should feel comfortable
creating, firing and finishing metal clay jewelry. Additionally, they will be directed to a variety of resources to aid them in their journey into the
world of metal clay.


Half Hulls Models with Ned Ferrarone
Monday - Friday, March 27 - March 31.
1:00-5:00pm        Studio 1
$275 Member | $355 Non-Member
Basic materials included.
Learn how to make your own solid wood half hull model. We have the plans for a number of historic models or you can do a model of your own
sailboat with prior permission from the instructor.

Nantucket Baskets with the Browns
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 9
Call the Art league for more information and registration.
Nantucket Baskets are a piece of American history! Create your heirloom today! In this
two and a half day class students will learn how to construct a Nantucket Basket. This
class is an open weave where and students get to choose their own projects and materials
based on experience. All levels are welcome!

April

4 Day Watercolor Camp with Rocky Ferris
Tuesday  through Friday, April 18-21
9:00am-3:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
$475 Member | $615 Non-Member
Learn how to get more depth and realism in your painting and become a better watercolorist with photo realist Rocky Ferris.

Abstract Painting with Ruth Langs
Saturday, April 22
10:00am-3:00pm | Studio 6
$75 Member | $95 Non-Member
See November 19 for class description.

Que Shiraz - Syrah Paint Night with Jon Dreaver
Wednesday, April 26
5:00pm-7:00pm  Studio 5 & 6
$65 Member        $85 Non-Member
See November 16 for class description.