Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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!

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 subject matter ranging from war, environmental issues, political concerns, woman's issues and mans journey to become enlightened beings.
Raven has exhibited in group and solo shows in New York, Florida, New England and other East Coast art markets. She’s sold many works of art to private collectors, and was selected as Florida Artist of the year by Twin Cities TOSCA Art & Culture magazine for its American Artist series 2013.  For more information about the artist, please visit 

Monday, November 23, 2015

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 look like. Relieved of any expectations we are free to relax and become absorbed in the creation of patterns. The repetitive nature of zentangle can help the brain to switch off other thoughts and achieve a state of relaxed focus similar to that found in other meditative methods.

 Anyone ~ even if you are convinced that you are not “artistic”!  If you can draw a line and a circle, you can create Zentangles! This is an activity that can be shared and enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

Monday, November 16, 2015

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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Color Workshop

Color, Color, and More Color!
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. to 3:30 P.M.
 In this advanced color mixing workshop, Mike will go into greater detail, showing a much more in depth analysis and hands on color mixing and applications.  He will help solve many of the color problems that face artists every day.  $45.00 fee per student.   
 Each student will receive a Free $30 gift bag at the end of the workshop.
There will also be a Free Question and Answer period for from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
 Mike Grecian completed his MFA in drawing and painting from Northern Illinois University in 1975. He then worked as a freelance artist in the Chicago area creating corporate logo designs, illustrations, and commissioned portraits for DanRyan Electric, and the Weinstein family. Originally an oil painter, he now works almost exclusively in watercolor and colored pencil, and is a member of the CPSA. He currently works very closely with the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta and Savannah, the Art Institutes, and a variety of schools in the Southeastern United States. Mike represents several of the leading art material companies in the world for the SE United States. He also works directly with a variety of artists, and does demonstrations and workshops.  He is considered an art materials expert and information resource.
 Art & Frame of Sarasota 1055 South Tamiami Trail Suite 102 Sarasota, FL 34236