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Artist River Cruise

The representative from AMA Waterways will be at Art & Frame of Sarasota, Thursday, January 14th 6:30 PMGive Jodi at Cruise Planners a call if you are interested  in coming to our informational meeting.  941-713-6844 Wine and cheese will be served.
Artist River Cruise  -- Budapest to Munich -- 10 Nights - Melodies of the Danube
Sail the beautiful Danube river with AMA Waterways and Art & Frame of Sarasota.
We will be visiting: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Emmersdorf, Grein, Linz, Passau, Vilshofen, Regensburg, and Munich
The ship is the brand new AmaSerena.


 It is the most  advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation.  This ship has a total passenger  capacity of 164 people.
Gourmet Dining with unlimited fine wines and multiple on-board dining venues; heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide WiFi and in-room internet and infotainment; and a fleet of bicycles carried on-board for passenge…

Collage Workshop

Paper Mosaic Collage  Instructor: Raven Skye McDonough 3 Day Workshop
Saturday’s January 30th,
Febuary 6th, & 13th, 2016
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
(30 min lunch break)
Cost: $55.00 per day ($165.00)
Space is limited, sign up today!
 941-366-2301 




Advanced Level Workshop: Using an array of different papers and collage medium, you will learn how to “paint with paper” onto canvas or birch panel to create a truly unique piece of art.
Artist must have a good understanding of composition and values. 

Raven Skye McDonough is an award winning Florida artist with deep ties to her native New England upbringing. Raven started as a painter and now creates using 2 different Collage techniques that she developed over the years, to create truly unique artwork.
Classically trained at The School of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, Raven currently draws her inspiration from nature, wild life and her nightly dreams. Her deep spiritual connection and social awareness also has her tackling …

Get to know Zentangle

Intro to Zentangle **New Class** Holly Williams, Certified Zentangle Instructor

This is the class that will get you started!

January 6, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 (includes materials)
Space is limited, call to reserve your spot now! 941-366-2301


You will learn the theory and process of the Zentangle® method. All ages and levels are invited, and absolutely NO artistic experience is needed, just the wish to try something new and have fun! You will learn 8 basic tangles and create 2 of your own unique tiles.

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

    Increases focus and creativity

    Reduces stress

    Provides artistic satisfaction

    Increases sense of personal well being

Most people find the process of creating a zentangle to be calming and relaxing. When following Zentangle method there is no 'right or wrong' or 'up or down' and we have no expectations about what the final piece of art will …

Fast and easy techniques with Tom Ruth

Oil Painting Demos by Tom Ruthz

 November 28th

 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


FREE, but you must sign up, as space is limited

In this four step demo, Tom will be showing how to paint flowers, fruit, clouds and treesusing an “Impressionism” technique, without using a photo as a reference.

Tom says, “It's a fast and easy technique!” Students will be invited to come up and
participate, and they’ll be able to practice their strokes on a collaborative canvas that he will start.

The finished painting will then be given away as a “door prize” to one lucky student at
the demo! At the demo Tom will be using oil paints, the same technique can be applied to
acrylic paints as well.


Color Workshop

Color, Color, and MoreColor! Mike Grecian is back with two exciting new workshops! Intro to Color Mixing, and Advanced Color Mixing. Have you ever asked yourself,  "How do I add watercolor, oils, colored pencils, charcoal, or acrylics to my art work without making a muddy mess?" Mike will show you several mixed media techniques where he'll mix oils, watercolor, and other products together to form vibrant colors using new painting techniques.  So, come on down and check it out, you just might learn something new!!! Call now to reserve your spot, as space is limited!  (941) 366-2301 Intro to Color Mixing - Friday, November 20th 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. This workshop is for the beginner, and will also include color mixing with Duo Oil. Be amazed at the versatility of using a new medium and incorporating multimedia application $35.00 fee per student.   Each student will receive a Free $30 gift bag at the end of the workshop. Advanced Color Mixing -Saturday, November 21st 10:00 A.M. t…

Art & Frame of Sarasota Acrylics have arrived!

Come in and shop our new Art & Frame of Sarasota Acrylics.


Artist grade acrylic paints at an affordable price made in the USA. ACMI certified for safety and quality.

Available in 40 colors and two sizes,
200 ml and 75 ml tubes and sets.

Also available are acrylic mediums,
artist grade varnishes, solvent, and professional gesso.

Free paint samples available with purchase while supplies last.

Jacquard Products Demo

Surface Design Lecture with Celia Buchanan

Tuesday June 23rd ,  9:30am or  1:00pm
Call to reserve your seat - Space is limited - 941-366-2301

Using the broad range of Jacquard Products available in the store this lecture demo with Celia Buchanan explores the diverse and fascinating world of Surface Design and Fine Art Surface patterning techniques.
This is an opportunity to experience the products first hand, expand and diversify your skills through an introduction to this varied medium.


Using Jacquard dyes, paints, pigments and waxes the lecture demo can cover a wide range of techniques such as silk and fabric painting, solar, block and screen printing, water-media and acrylic mixed media painting, batik, encaustic mixed media, shibori and indigo dyeing.

The presentation concentrates on the fine art and surface design applications of the techniques in an
introduction to this wonderful, rich and complex medium. Also exploring how Jacquard's products interact with many other artist s…

Cruise with us!

Artist River Cruise  -- Budapest to Munich -- 10 Nights - Melodies of the Danube

Call Robert for details: (941) 366-2301

Sail the beautiful Danube river with AMA Waterways and Art & Frame of Sarasota.
We will be visiting: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Emmersdorf, Grein, Linz, Passau, Vilshofen, Regensburg, and Munich
The ship is the brand new AmaSerena.


 It is the most  advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation.  This ship has a total passenger  capacity of 164 people.
Gourmet Dining with unlimited fine wines and multiple on-board dining venues; heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide WiFi and in-room internet and infotainment; and a fleet of bicycles carried on-board for passengers to enjoy on their own or guided bike tours.
We will provide a multi-talented, highly skilled artist, who will be conducting ship board classes as well as on location instruction.

Tentative dates:Oct 2, 201…

Greetings Friends & Artists

Take a look at our Newsletter
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Be sure to check out our upcoming special events, and the project section.

Midnight Madness Sale!

This Friday March 27thwe will re-open from 8-Midnight  for our MIDNIGHT MADNESS SALE.  Come join us and receive great discounts, free samples, door prizes and food!!! Many items in the store will be on-sale from 30-50% off list price!

Representatives from the following companies
  will be here all day on Friday to answer your questions:

Holbein  (Buy 3 get 1 free)
Golden (Below Web $)
Loew-Cornell (Buy 3 Get 1 Free)
Logan ( 50% off List)
Tara Canvas (Buy 3 Get 1 Free)
Escoda Brushes (Buy 3 Get 1 Free)
... and much more!

StuArt Show in Hall Gallery @ A&F

Learn to Paint with John Allinson

John Allinson has achieved success as a mural painter over the past twenty years working in several countries for private and corporate clients. His work encompasses themes for restaurants, hotels and bars, for airports and swimming pools. He paints mainly in acrylics, overlaying colour to produce extreme light effects. He was also commissioned to paint the longest canvas painting in the world. 
 Featuring:  Manatees and their environment 'Drawing Without Drawing, the easy way to draw subject matter without the complication of structured drawing.' In three days, a manatee painting in its natural surroundings with weeds and sea-life. 3 Morning Workshop - Wed, Thurs, Fri 9:30 - 12:30 February 25, 26, 27 $149.99 for all 3 days!  A great value for any artist  Space is very limited.  Call to reserve your spot.  Sign up today  941-366-2301

Gamblin Demo

Free Gamblin Oil Color Demo Featuring:  Nancy Spielman This Saturday Feb 7th  10:30 - 12:00 Nancy will answer all your questions about Gamblin Oil Colors during this free demo. Space is very limited.  Call to reserve your spot. 941-366-2301 Sign up today

Free Art Supply Test Drive

Sign up for a 1.5 hour art supply test drive.  What is this you ask?
Art & Frame of Sarasota will be showcasing Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors and Colored Pencils.Try something new, or learn about an old favorite. 
We guarantee you will gain knowledge you did not have prior.

Saturday - January 31st
10:00-11:30 or 1:00-2:30

You must sign up for this free test drive.  Sorry no gate crashers for this event
We can only sit 22 drivers during each try-out.
Come in or call 941-366-2301 to sign up


Explore Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens are made with high quality pigments, Faber-Castell PITT Pens have acid-free archival India ink.


They are odorless, permanent, lightfast and smudge proof/ waterproof when dry. Unlike traditional markers they will not bleed through paper. Use on canvas, fabric, wood and ceramics.



The brush nib can be refreshed by simply taking it out and turning it around!
Click to enjoy artist Gwyneth Leech and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens and much more!