Friday, November 1, 2019

Are you ready for out Fall Art Show

November 2019 Hall Gallery Art Show

Art drop off: 
Monday, November 18th, 2019 
11 am until 5 pm      

Entry fee: $20 per each piece of art.
(18 and under, still free) 

Opening & Awards
Friday, November 22, 2019: 6:00 pm
Awards at 7:00 pm
Light Refreshments 

New Rules:
We now have two categories.
Beginner and Advanced
Hall Gallery at Saba Plaza.
1055 South Tamiami Trail, STE 102, Sarasota, FL 34236

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mixed media approach to watercolor portraits with Nat

21st Century Faces with 
Ringling grad Nat Borges.

Saturday, November 2nd
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $45.00
 Limited Seating
This mixed media approach to watercolor portraits
will create beautiful, experimental watercolor portraits for the modern age in this new class with our resident painter Nat Borges. From watercolor pencils to ink, you’ll learn how to use a variety of media to capture all the intricacies and life in the face

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Experiment in Oil with Nat Borges!

Experiments in cold wax medium

Saturday, October 26th
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Cost: $45.00
 Limited Seating

Call: 941-366-2301
to sign up now!
 Transform your oil paintings with a unique medium in this new class by Nat Borges. If you would love to learn how to combine the luminosity and color depth of oils with the translucency and physicality of encaustic, this is the class for you!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Inspirational Artist

Artists are drawn to their craft for many reasons. For Dallas-based artist Desmond Blair, a life in art today can be traced back to the need to solve a challenging problem early in life.
“It literally came out of us trying to solve a problem, me being able to write so I could start school,” he said.
Blair was born without hands, but found he had two other important things – a family determined not to let him find excuses but solutions, and a personal drive to overcome any challenge.
Blair inspires every time he puts brush to canvas, reminding himself and anyone that anything is possible.
“I’ve always seen my art as a way to encourage people to challenge themselves, and not just people with limb differences, but I feel like that was my challenge for myself,” he said. “I see each piece that I do is a challenge, so I learn something new from each painting I do and when I meet people if they see my art, my hope is that encourages them to get out and try something they may not be comfortable with.”
Difference is the term he chooses over disability because he believes no matter the circumstance, people have a choice.
“I’ve never thought of myself as being disabled because to me disability is always a choice,” Blair said. “The moment you quit or decide you can’t do something, for me, that was always the moment I would be disabling myself.”     

Monday, May 13, 2019

Art can make science easier to remember

Using art in science class helped students retain what they learned longer
Art and science may seem like polar opposites. One involves the creative flow of ideas, and the other cold, hard data — or so some people believe. In fact, the two have much in common. Both require a lot of creativity. People also use both to better understand the world around us. Now, a study finds, art also can help students remember better what they learned in science class.
Mariale Hardiman is an education specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, Md. Back when she was a school principal, she had noticed that students who used art in the classroom were more engaged. They might listen more intently. They might ask more questions. They might volunteer more ideas. What’s more, students seemed to remember more of what they had been taught when their lessons had involved art. But Hardiman knew the only way to test whether and how well art might really improve learning was to test it with an experiment. So she teamed up with other Johns Hopkins researchers and six local schools.
The researchers worked with teachers in 16 fifth-grade classrooms. The scientists took the traditional science lessons and created art-focused versions of them.

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative for
DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing

Have questions about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from?
How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness?

What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere. 
The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more.
The finale...the exciting opportunity to sample a selection of our colors and put paint to paper!!! 

This is a FREE demo
Tuesday April 9, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
2:00  pm -4:00 pm
Limited Seating
Call: 941-366-2301 to sign up now!

Monday, October 22, 2018