W19-56 Introduction to Calligraphy

Starts from: 1/30/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-56
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write legibly; because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn the lower and upper cases of the Chancery Cursive alphabet, highlighted by a calligraphic project. Please bring to class lined paper and a calligraphy fiber-tipped pen.

Marc Scher is a retired New York City middle school principal. He has a bachelor’s in history, a master’s in education from the City College of New York and a master’s in school supervision/administration from Queens College. He has taught calligraphy for over 25 years at adult education sites around New York City and uses his calligraphic skills to create wedding invitations and other projects.

SP19-32 Calligraphy

Starts from: 3/13/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-32
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

SP19-32 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand. Perhaps because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate and long to learn the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn both the lower and upper cases of the Chancery cursive alphabet, highlighted by a calligraphic project. NOTE: Please bring to the class lined paper and fiber-tipped calligraphy pens. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

Marc Scher is a retired New York City middle school principal. He has a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s in education from the City College of New York and a master’s in school supervision/ administration from Queens College. He has taught calligraphy for over 25 years at adult education sites around New York City and uses his calligraphic skills to create wedding invitations and other projects. (p. 37)

W19-48 Studio Glass: The New Hot Contemporary Art Form

Starts from: 1/16/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-48
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Glass is one of the premier mediums for new and emerging artists to explore. Despite its humble origins in the garage of a Toledo museum in 1960, the Studio Glass Movement is now one of the most important recent advancements in the world of contemporary art. In this class, students will discover the history of the Studio Art Glass Movement and its founding artists. An overview of glass techniques and examples of glass art will familiarize the student with materials and techniques. Field trips are planned to the Imagine Museum and the Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg; the Ringling Museum Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion; the Ringling College campus to view the Basch collection on display at the Basch Gallery and the hot shop at the Basch Visual Arts Center. Museum and gallery entrance fees are additional.

Judith Levine has photographed the art of Tibet, West Africa, Egypt, and Indonesia. She has bachelor’s in art and art education and a master’s in visual arts from Montclair State University (NJ), where she was on the art education faculty. Jack Winberg played cello with the Minneapolis Symphony, then attended college, earning degrees in medicine and microbiology. He is an active chamber music cellist, an award-winning photographer.

SP19-01 It’s Not About The F-Stop

Starts from: 3/11/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-01
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The adage 90% of what you learn you forget. 90% of what you experience you remember totally applies to street photography. This course, based on the book “It’s Not About the F-Stop” by noted photographer Jay Maisel, is designed to be mostly experiential and practical. We will tap the wisdom in the book, practice some street photography exercises, participate in optional photo assignments (outings between teaching sessions), and then review our photographs in class. Join us for a fun, stimulating, and educational class.

Barry Bub, a native of South Africa, has worked as a physician, Gestalt psychotherapist, chaplain, author, educator, and professional mentor. Barry’s talks and experiential workshops are offered to wide-ranging audiences. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Temple University Medical School (PA), and his current passions include art, photography, and storytelling.

W19-28 Your Destiny is in Your Closet

Starts from: 2/12/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$70.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-28
  • Duration
    4
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class, you will learn to create a wardrobe that is in alignment with who you are in your now body and life. The goal is to honor who you are and to assist you to feel empowered and confident. Perfect for those in transition and fun! You will learn the psychology of dressing and the messages your clothes send subconsciously. You will decode your closet, analyze what you hold on to and why, create a dream capsule wardrobe that is perfect for your personality and lifestyle, and learn where to shop for the new you at any price.

Gail Condrick is an award-winning script writer, news personality, and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine. She has a degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and is the retired director of Fairfax County (VA) Cable Television. Gail helps women empower their lives through wellness programs and has offered workshops at both Selby Gardens and the Florida Creativity Conference in Sarasota.

W19-02 Street Photography & the Art of Seeing

Starts from: 1/14/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-02
  • Duration
    7
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) Photographer or not, if you wish to experience life to the fullest, this is the class for you. A photography course unlike any other—the focus is more on seeing better, rather than the camera, as we bring to life Dorothea Lang’s axiom that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” In addition to viewing many photographs, we also utilize art, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, and storytelling. This is a highly interactive class that aims to enrich your life with awe, mystery, beauty, happiness, joy, and of course, better photographs.

Barry Bub, a native of South Africa, has worked as a physician, Gestalt psychotherapist, chaplain, author, educator, and professional mentor. His talks and experiential workshops are offered to wide ranging audiences. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Temple University Medical School, and his current passions include art, photography, and storytelling.

W19-23 Boccaccio Decameron

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-23
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

NEW W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will read a selection of tales from Wayne A. Rebhorn’s translation of the complete Decameron (Norton paperback edition). Be prepared to discuss the Preface and Day 1, Introduction (pp. 1-23) during the first session. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

Stuart McDougal received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College (PA) and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. L. Davis Hammond studied French and Italian at Harvard and has a doctorate in Romance languages.

W19-22 Insider’s Arts

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-22
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of the Sarasota Ballet, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for its extensive art collection, and the Palm Avenue galleries. Note: Field trips may require entrance fees that are not covered by the course fee; class time may be adjusted to accommodate the schedule of the Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel, and Palm Avenue galleries. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

Judith Levine has photographed the art of Tibet, West Africa, Egypt, and Indonesia. She creates limited-edition jewelry and owns Phoenix Art Workshops. She has bachelor’s in art and art education and a master’s in visual arts from Montclair State University (NJ), where she was on the art education faculty. (p. 33)

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from:

$

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CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Voluntarily Victorian: Copperplate

Starts from: 1/15/2019

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Join Janet Furr to learn a most elegant and romantic script using pointed pen and ink, a font that is quite often associated with wedding invitations.

This is a class for beginners or a review for those with some calligraphy knowledge. No prerequisite.

Wheel Throwing, Beg/Int – Webber

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBW1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn about wheel throwing and techniques by practicing throwing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery, and glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for beginners and students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is advanced and just wants to throw and works in clay is always welcome if this time slot works in their schedule. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Learn to Crochet

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Does the idea of creating a piece of fabric with a crochet hook and some yarn fascinate you? Did you watch your grandmother crochet when you were a child? Have you crocheted years before and now want to get back to this craft? You will learn the basics of crochet, which is a pathway to creating beautiful accessories and garments. It’s fun and relaxing! Materials needed for class: smooth worsted-weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm) Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm) or J (6.0 mm)
Handouts will be provided by instructor.
Recommended book: “Learn to Crochet” by Leisure Arts. The cost is approximately $5 or under.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int – Webber

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students begin to work with handbuilding techniques in clay such as coils, slabs, punch, molds, and textures. Intermediate students will fine tune techniques for creating pottery and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize on design, and encourage creativity. Advanced students are always welcome to continue their exploration with handbuilding. Instruction is provided as needed on individual projects.

Intro to Pottery

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAIP1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Basketweaving for the Visually Impaired (incl mat’l) – Donation Funded

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1002
  • Duration
    12 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This unique craft class is specifically designed for visually challenged adults. We teach basketry that can be done by “feel.” Students work at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere. The instructors and several volunteers give individual attention as needed. The cost of this class was covered by a grant for many years. Effective fall of 2015, the grant no longer exists, so we must charge enough to cover the direct cost of the class.

All materials provided.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Webber

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn about wheel throwing techniques by practicing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery. Glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is extremely advanced, and just wants to throw is always welcome. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take your knowledge of crochet a step further. In this series of classes you will learn how to read patterns and follow directions, learn stitch techniques which can be applied to many different projects, crochet from a chart, take granny squares to a more modern look, crochet in the round (great for hats and baskets) and touch on the basics of Tunisian crochet. Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm). Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm).
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Intermediate Crochet Class:
Week 1:
Review basic crochet stitches
Reading a crochet chart.
Granny Square: Learn to crochet a granny square using a chart.
Project Handout: Granny Square Chart

Week 2:
Beginner Broomstick Lace
Pattern: Easy scarf/cowl

Week 3:
Tulip Stitch
Pattern: Mug Cozy

Week 4:
Crochet a hat without a pattern
Learn how to crochet in the round with and without joining and increasing stitches
Handout: Formula Models

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH2001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Continue your study of handbuilding techniques in clay to fine tune your techniques for creating work in clay and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize design, and encourage creativity. Projects are individual and instruction is on a personal basis as the student works. Instruction is provided for each project the student desires to work on.

Mosaics Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMOS1001
  • Duration
    12 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Explore the many facets of mosaics in this independent study “open studio” class. Each student works on a project of their choosing, and instructor provides individual coaching as needed. Topics of interest to the group will be discussed. Work with glass tile, stained glass, or “found objects” such as shells, buttons, or jewelry. Create a mosaic trivet, mirror, box, tabletop, or picture frame; work on a fine art piece to hang on your wall; or experiment with 3-D. Previous experience in mosaic is required to work independently in this class. Beginners and returning students are recommended to take Mosaics Basics or other beginner-level courses. Basic tools and mosaics materials are supplied. Students may prefer to bring their own tools and glue; and need to bring specialized materials and surfaces to mosaic on that are not routinely available in the Studio.

Basic tools and mosaic materials are supplied. Students may prefer to bring their own tools and glue, and need to bring specialized materials and substrates that are not routinely available in the Studio.

Ceramics Open Studio Wheel & Handbuilding (for self-sufficient)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class for the self disciplined student. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Note: ACE is an educational facility and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – Intermediate

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – All Levels

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to a wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work, it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CB1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic home made molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about!
Topics covered:

1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Ceramics Open Studio

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1501
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class with the instructor available for consultation. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Students should plan to complete 1-2 projects and the instructor can help the student develop appropriate projects. There will be no structured instruction, but topics may be covered in a group setting if more than one student is interested. Note: ACE is a school and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Learn to Weave

Starts from: 1/26/2019

$150

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

So you’ve always wanted to learn to weave! This is your chance. Class begins by learning parts of the loom and then weaving your first sampler in class. Everyone learns to prepare the loom and will complete two weaving projects in class. Students must purchase the book “Learning to Weave” by Deborah Chandler (approx. $20) at the first class. A deposit of $250 will be required for a loom, if student does not own one (looms are supplied by the Manasota Weavers Guild). Check is held and returned upon return of loom.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 1/26/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter

Starts from: 2/4/2019

$249

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1001
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on building or improving students’ competence and confidence using a potter’s wheel and working with clay through a systematic focus on both technique and form. Perfect for beginners and those interested in consolidating skills that enhance crafting dynamic and distinctive pieces. Class includes critiques, drawing, and looking at historical and current ceramic examples to enlarge students’ visual vocabulary.


Please bring an apron, towel, any clay tools.

Picture Framing & Matting, Beginning (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/6/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students learn the techniques of mounting, matting, and framing photos, prints, paintings, needlework, and collectibles to display them proudly in a suitable setting. Instructor provides guide to selection of materials and use of professional tools and equipment. Students learn to cut two 8×10 mats in class, and assemble two precut frames. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Tools, equipment, and material to construct two complete
8 x 10 picture frames are provided. Students must then bring
frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own
choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Making & Using Ceramic Tiles for Mosaics, Intermediate (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/12/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MOC1001
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Experiment in a new way with both ceramics and mosaics in this class that involves both departments. You’ll spend a few weeks in the clay studio learning how to roll out clay and make tiles using cookie cutters, molds, or freehand. You’ll learn a little about glazes as well. After the tiles have been fired, the remainder of the term will be spent in the mosaics studio, where you will incorporate your tiles into a mosaic project using smalti, glass tile, found objects, or ceramic shards to augment the design. This class is for intermediate mosaic students, or with instructor’s permission.

Western World Religions – Christianity: The Religion of the Fatherhood of God & Love

Starts from: 2/19/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course begins with an exploration of the historical foundation of the religion in the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the Gospels, with particular emphasis on the meaning of his death and resurrection. We will then turn our attention to the history of the Church and how its main branches (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) evolved. We will also examine the key teachings of Christianity concerning God, creation, sin, salvation through Christ, and the life of the world to come, as well as the main doctrinal sources of division among Christians.

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMB1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You’ve made your first mosaic and learned how to grout. Now what? There’s a whole world of mosaic materials and techniques to try! This class will give you a taste of some of them, including working with glass-on-glass, ceramic, and found objects. You’ll learn an easy way to add texture and a 3-D effect to your mosaics, and refine your cutting and shaping techniques. Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission

Beadstringing for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CASB1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Want to learn a new hobby? Interested in discovering your hidden creative talents? Stringing beads is a fun and exciting pastime. It is nice to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your friends. Who knows, you may start your own business! Discover the joy of creating jewelry. This course is designed to teach the basics of stringing beads. You will learn about color and design for beading. You will also learn the “tricks of the trade” and how to buy beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Mosaic Garden Art (incl some mat’l)

Starts from: 2/21/2019

$169

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMG1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

&nbspStepping stones, gazing balls, and birdbaths are just a few of the outdoor accessories you can &nbspembellish with mosaics to make your garden unique. In this fun class we’ll make at least one of each, &nbspand the stepping stone mold is yours to keep, so you can make many more for your garden. You will &nbsplearn about proper exterior adhesives, how to use ceramic and glass tile and found objects such as &nbspshells, and how to seal and protect your creations.

Knit One/Purl Too – Wearable Art II

Starts from: 2/22/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK2002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For this continuation of Wearable Art I, you must know the knit stitch and how to cast on and cast off. You will learn the purl stitch, the drop stitch, increasing, decreasing and how to read patterns. You’ll learn how to work with different yarn weights, needle sizes, and combining colors to create a beautiful multitextured poncho. Bring your yarn stash and all your needles.

Bring your yarn stash, and all your needles.
Prerequisite: You must know the knit stitch, how to cast on and off.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 2/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1006
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring two small projects to first class(examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962
Bring two small projects to first class

Stained Glass: Lead Came, Beginning

Starts from: 2/26/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: The student must have experience in basic copper foil technique, have taken basic stained glass classes, and completed at least five foil projects.
This course will introduce the student to basic lead came stained glass construction. Glass and came will be provided, as well as a zinc frame. This course will include glass cutting, came work, soldering, and all facets of basic lead glass technique that will result in a completed lead came panel. Students MUST bring their own good quality, sharp lead came nippers.

Students MUST bring their own good quality, sharp lead came nippers.

Stained Glass: Making Your First Lampshade: Intermediate Level (incl some mat’l)

Starts from: 2/27/2019

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Construction of a stained glass lampshade is the next step in developing one’s mastery of stained glass artistry. This three-dimensional project will utilize the skills learned in basic stained glass instruction, supplemented with experience and additional training. Students will construct six identical panels which will be united to form a functional lampshade, totaling 42 pieces. Class fees include instruction, predesigned pattern and glass, bevels, and a vase cap. Students will supply solder, flux, and copper foil (black backed, 7/32″). Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Please bring a note pad and your own tools if you prefer. Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 2/28/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors. *Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html.

You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work. *Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches. *Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: Kitchen towel Spray bottle with water A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

Blacksmithing, Lab 4

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and learn how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel. then using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – Intermediate

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – All Levels

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to a wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work, it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CB1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic home made molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about!
Topics covered:

1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Ceramics Open Studio

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1502
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class with the instructor available for consultation. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Students should plan to complete 1-2 projects and the instructor can help the student develop appropriate projects. There will be no structured instruction, but topics may be covered in a group setting if more than one student is interested. Note: ACE is a school and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Blacksmithing, Lab 5

Starts from: 3/9/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1005
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab, you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel, and then, using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Funky Necklace

Starts from: 3/11/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFN1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make a Wave: Fused Glass Sculpture

Starts from: 3/11/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFW1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Fused Glass Night Lights (incl mat’l for two night lights)

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn how the fusing process works, get concepts and creative ideas from your instructor, then design and make two night lights to keep or give away. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

Blacksmithing, Lab 6

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1006
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab, you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel, and then, using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Fused Glass Wind Chimes (all levels) (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GWC1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make a musical garden wind chime using glass stringers, dots, frit, and colored glass. Learn the technique of attaching the dangles without drilling holes. No experience is necessary. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

What students say: “Instructor very well experienced in medium and easy to follow.” “Patient, pleasant, able to answer questions.”

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 3/27/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMB1002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You’ve made your first mosaic and learned how to grout. Now what? There’s a whole world of mosaic materials and techniques to try! This class will give you a taste of some of them, including working with glass-on-glass, ceramic, and found objects. You’ll learn an easy way to add texture and a 3-D effect to your mosaics, and refine your cutting and shaping techniques. Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission

Mosaics Basics – Let’s Get Crackin’! (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 3/28/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMB1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Mosaics Basics will cover the basic techniques needed to create art using various types of stained glass and ceramic tiles. Students will learn the safe and proper techniques for cutting tessera using wheeled nippers, running pliers, Grozer pliers, and other glass cutting tools such as pistol grip glass cutters. Learning to use a glass grinder to shape glass will be taught as well. Students will explore different substrates such as Wedi and MDF board. Methods for this class will include demonstrations, hands on practice, and one-on-one coaching from the instructor. To help students learn about composition, color, style and lay out their creations, PowerPoint presentations featuring photos of other mosaics artists will be shared and discussed at each class session. Time at the end of each class will be allotted for students to give each other feedback on their creations.

Student Goal: Complete two mosaic projects, including grouting, by the end of the five-week course.
What students say: “Very helpful hands-on instruction.”

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 3/30/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors. *Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html.

You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work. *Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches. *Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: Kitchen towel Spray bottle with water A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

The Wonderful Egg

Starts from: 3/30/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAE1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Looking for easy brunch dishes? Let’s talk eggs! There’s something about lazy Sunday mornings and brunch, the combination of breakfast and lunch dishes, that makes for an interesting menu. Working in groups of three, students will prepare Corn Cheddar Strata, Frittata With Never-Fail Hollandaise Sauce, and more. Please bring a knife and cutting board to class.

Stained Glass: Improve Your Soldering (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/4/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGS1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to review the basics of soldering copper foiled stained glass projects, as well as how to improve the final product. It will review foiling, preparation for soldering, types of flux, and types of solder, and indications for each. Techniques will be demonstrated and students will practice these suggestions.

Fused Glass Suncatcher (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/13/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFS1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make your windows sparkle with a glittering fused glass suncatcher by layering various forms of glass. No experience required. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

No experience required. THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Woven Glass Bowl (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/13/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GB1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this fun class, using thin threads of glass, you will “weave” a pattern into a glass bowl that looks like a piece of fabric. No experience necessary. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

In this fun class, using thin threads of glass, you will “weave” a pattern into a glass bowl that looks like a piece of fabric. No experience necessary. **Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop. No supplies needed. To see Liana Martin’s art go to www.LianaMartin.com and www.FirebugDesigns.com

Ikebana: Level 2 (Moribana) (incl flowers)

Starts from: 4/20/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL2002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to introduce the next level of floral designs to the students who have taken at least two classes of the introductory course within the past year. While the floral material needed for the arrangements is provided, students are encouraged to bring various branches if they would like to include them in their arrangements.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Supplies needed by student:
*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors.
*Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html. You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work.
*Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ inch rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches.
*Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: *Kitchen towel, *Spray bottle with water, *A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

Ikebana: Level 2 (Moribana) (incl flowers)

Starts from: 4/20/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL2002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to introduce the next level of floral designs to the students who have taken at least two classes of the introductory course within the past year. While the floral material needed for the arrangements is provided, students are encouraged to bring various branches if they would like to include them in their arrangements.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Supplies needed by student:
*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors.
*Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html. You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work.
*Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ inch rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches.
*Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: *Kitchen towel, *Spray bottle with water, *A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

Woven Glass Bowl (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/13/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GB1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this fun class, using thin threads of glass, you will “weave” a pattern into a glass bowl that looks like a piece of fabric. No experience necessary. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

In this fun class, using thin threads of glass, you will “weave” a pattern into a glass bowl that looks like a piece of fabric. No experience necessary. **Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop. No supplies needed. To see Liana Martin’s art go to www.LianaMartin.com and www.FirebugDesigns.com

Fused Glass Suncatcher (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/13/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFS1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make your windows sparkle with a glittering fused glass suncatcher by layering various forms of glass. No experience required. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

No experience required. THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Stained Glass: Improve Your Soldering (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 4/4/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGS1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to review the basics of soldering copper foiled stained glass projects, as well as how to improve the final product. It will review foiling, preparation for soldering, types of flux, and types of solder, and indications for each. Techniques will be demonstrated and students will practice these suggestions.

The Wonderful Egg

Starts from: 3/30/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAE1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Looking for easy brunch dishes? Let’s talk eggs! There’s something about lazy Sunday mornings and brunch, the combination of breakfast and lunch dishes, that makes for an interesting menu. Working in groups of three, students will prepare Corn Cheddar Strata, Frittata With Never-Fail Hollandaise Sauce, and more. Please bring a knife and cutting board to class.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 3/30/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors. *Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html.

You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work. *Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches. *Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: Kitchen towel Spray bottle with water A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

Mosaics Basics – Let’s Get Crackin’! (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 3/28/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMB1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Mosaics Basics will cover the basic techniques needed to create art using various types of stained glass and ceramic tiles. Students will learn the safe and proper techniques for cutting tessera using wheeled nippers, running pliers, Grozer pliers, and other glass cutting tools such as pistol grip glass cutters. Learning to use a glass grinder to shape glass will be taught as well. Students will explore different substrates such as Wedi and MDF board. Methods for this class will include demonstrations, hands on practice, and one-on-one coaching from the instructor. To help students learn about composition, color, style and lay out their creations, PowerPoint presentations featuring photos of other mosaics artists will be shared and discussed at each class session. Time at the end of each class will be allotted for students to give each other feedback on their creations.

Student Goal: Complete two mosaic projects, including grouting, by the end of the five-week course.
What students say: “Very helpful hands-on instruction.”

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 3/27/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMB1002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You’ve made your first mosaic and learned how to grout. Now what? There’s a whole world of mosaic materials and techniques to try! This class will give you a taste of some of them, including working with glass-on-glass, ceramic, and found objects. You’ll learn an easy way to add texture and a 3-D effect to your mosaics, and refine your cutting and shaping techniques. Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission

Fused Glass Wind Chimes (all levels) (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GWC1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make a musical garden wind chime using glass stringers, dots, frit, and colored glass. Learn the technique of attaching the dangles without drilling holes. No experience is necessary. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

What students say: “Instructor very well experienced in medium and easy to follow.” “Patient, pleasant, able to answer questions.”

Blacksmithing, Lab 6

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1006
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab, you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel, and then, using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Fused Glass Night Lights (incl mat’l for two night lights)

Starts from: 3/16/2019

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn how the fusing process works, get concepts and creative ideas from your instructor, then design and make two night lights to keep or give away. Please note: Because fused glass artwork must be fired off-site, you won’t be able to leave with a completed piece. The instructor will fire all pieces in her studio kiln, package them carefully, and bring them to the ACE office to be picked up within 10 days of the workshop.

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

Make a Wave: Fused Glass Sculpture

Starts from: 3/11/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFW1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Funky Necklace

Starts from: 3/11/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GFN1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Blacksmithing, Lab 5

Starts from: 3/9/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1005
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab, you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel, and then, using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Ceramics Open Studio

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1502
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class with the instructor available for consultation. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Students should plan to complete 1-2 projects and the instructor can help the student develop appropriate projects. There will be no structured instruction, but topics may be covered in a group setting if more than one student is interested. Note: ACE is a school and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CB1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic home made molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about!
Topics covered:

1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – All Levels

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to a wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work, it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – Intermediate

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

*Ikebana scissors (small pair of plant clippers could be used) and a pair of utility scissors. *Shallow container (round, oval, half circle or rectangular) ~10-14 inches and about 2-3 inches deep. Check here for ideas: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org/Book&Containers.html.

You can find suitable containers at local stores that can work. *Kenzan (pin holder or frog) ~ rectangular is a good size to start with, but round or fan shapes are OK too! Check here for ideas: (http://www.ziji.com/categories/ikebana-flower-arranging/kenzan-pin-holders/) Local craft stores sometimes carry them; make sure they are heavy enough to support weight of the long branches. *Plastic floral bag and news paper to wrap flowers for transportation to home
Good to have: Kitchen towel Spray bottle with water A digital photography device to take pictures of the arrangement at class for reference when you put the arrangement back together at home.

Blacksmithing, Lab 4

Starts from: 3/2/2019

$140

Campus Location
ACE
16405 Myakka Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    BSM1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this lab you will fine-tune your skills as you make your own tools, learn how to identify metals and how to recycle them, and learn how to use steel to make punches, chisels, and drifts. Learn how to harden and temper steel. then using all the skills you have received, learn how to make the following tools: square punch, round punch, square center punch, round center punch, hot chisel, and cold chisel. Students meet at the Crowley Folk School. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Labs 1, 2, 3. Class Fee is Nonrefundable.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 2/28/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Stained Glass: Making Your First Lampshade: Intermediate Level (incl some mat’l)

Starts from: 2/27/2019

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Construction of a stained glass lampshade is the next step in developing one’s mastery of stained glass artistry. This three-dimensional project will utilize the skills learned in basic stained glass instruction, supplemented with experience and additional training. Students will construct six identical panels which will be united to form a functional lampshade, totaling 42 pieces. Class fees include instruction, predesigned pattern and glass, bevels, and a vase cap. Students will supply solder, flux, and copper foil (black backed, 7/32″). Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Please bring a note pad and your own tools if you prefer. Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Stained Glass: Lead Came, Beginning

Starts from: 2/26/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: The student must have experience in basic copper foil technique, have taken basic stained glass classes, and completed at least five foil projects.
This course will introduce the student to basic lead came stained glass construction. Glass and came will be provided, as well as a zinc frame. This course will include glass cutting, came work, soldering, and all facets of basic lead glass technique that will result in a completed lead came panel. Students MUST bring their own good quality, sharp lead came nippers.

Students MUST bring their own good quality, sharp lead came nippers.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 2/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1006
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring two small projects to first class(examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962
Bring two small projects to first class

Knit One/Purl Too – Wearable Art II

Starts from: 2/22/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK2002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For this continuation of Wearable Art I, you must know the knit stitch and how to cast on and cast off. You will learn the purl stitch, the drop stitch, increasing, decreasing and how to read patterns. You’ll learn how to work with different yarn weights, needle sizes, and combining colors to create a beautiful multitextured poncho. Bring your yarn stash and all your needles.

Bring your yarn stash, and all your needles.
Prerequisite: You must know the knit stitch, how to cast on and off.

Mosaic Garden Art (incl some mat’l)

Starts from: 2/21/2019

$169

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMG1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

&nbspStepping stones, gazing balls, and birdbaths are just a few of the outdoor accessories you can &nbspembellish with mosaics to make your garden unique. In this fun class we’ll make at least one of each, &nbspand the stepping stone mold is yours to keep, so you can make many more for your garden. You will &nbsplearn about proper exterior adhesives, how to use ceramic and glass tile and found objects such as &nbspshells, and how to seal and protect your creations.

Beadstringing for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CASB1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Want to learn a new hobby? Interested in discovering your hidden creative talents? Stringing beads is a fun and exciting pastime. It is nice to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your friends. Who knows, you may start your own business! Discover the joy of creating jewelry. This course is designed to teach the basics of stringing beads. You will learn about color and design for beading. You will also learn the “tricks of the trade” and how to buy beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMB1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You’ve made your first mosaic and learned how to grout. Now what? There’s a whole world of mosaic materials and techniques to try! This class will give you a taste of some of them, including working with glass-on-glass, ceramic, and found objects. You’ll learn an easy way to add texture and a 3-D effect to your mosaics, and refine your cutting and shaping techniques. Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: Mosaic Basics or instructor’s permission

Western World Religions – Christianity: The Religion of the Fatherhood of God & Love

Starts from: 2/19/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course begins with an exploration of the historical foundation of the religion in the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the Gospels, with particular emphasis on the meaning of his death and resurrection. We will then turn our attention to the history of the Church and how its main branches (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) evolved. We will also examine the key teachings of Christianity concerning God, creation, sin, salvation through Christ, and the life of the world to come, as well as the main doctrinal sources of division among Christians.

Making & Using Ceramic Tiles for Mosaics, Intermediate (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/12/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MOC1001
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Experiment in a new way with both ceramics and mosaics in this class that involves both departments. You’ll spend a few weeks in the clay studio learning how to roll out clay and make tiles using cookie cutters, molds, or freehand. You’ll learn a little about glazes as well. After the tiles have been fired, the remainder of the term will be spent in the mosaics studio, where you will incorporate your tiles into a mosaic project using smalti, glass tile, found objects, or ceramic shards to augment the design. This class is for intermediate mosaic students, or with instructor’s permission.

Picture Framing & Matting, Beginning (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 2/6/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students learn the techniques of mounting, matting, and framing photos, prints, paintings, needlework, and collectibles to display them proudly in a suitable setting. Instructor provides guide to selection of materials and use of professional tools and equipment. Students learn to cut two 8×10 mats in class, and assemble two precut frames. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Tools, equipment, and material to construct two complete
8 x 10 picture frames are provided. Students must then bring
frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own
choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter

Starts from: 2/4/2019

$249

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1001
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on building or improving students’ competence and confidence using a potter’s wheel and working with clay through a systematic focus on both technique and form. Perfect for beginners and those interested in consolidating skills that enhance crafting dynamic and distinctive pieces. Class includes critiques, drawing, and looking at historical and current ceramic examples to enlarge students’ visual vocabulary.


Please bring an apron, towel, any clay tools.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 1/26/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Learn to Weave

Starts from: 1/26/2019

$150

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

So you’ve always wanted to learn to weave! This is your chance. Class begins by learning parts of the loom and then weaving your first sampler in class. Everyone learns to prepare the loom and will complete two weaving projects in class. Students must purchase the book “Learning to Weave” by Deborah Chandler (approx. $20) at the first class. A deposit of $250 will be required for a loom, if student does not own one (looms are supplied by the Manasota Weavers Guild). Check is held and returned upon return of loom.

Ceramics Open Studio

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1501
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class with the instructor available for consultation. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Students should plan to complete 1-2 projects and the instructor can help the student develop appropriate projects. There will be no structured instruction, but topics may be covered in a group setting if more than one student is interested. Note: ACE is a school and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$179

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CB1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic home made molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about!
Topics covered:

1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – All Levels

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to a wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work, it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Decoration & Glazing – Intermediate

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the first class we will cover basics including how to use the tools and equipment available in the studio such as the slab roller. You will start by making a good slab and then begin learning about texture decoration and carving. I will introduce you to wide range of decorating techniques to help you find your own voice in clay. We will use molds, templates, or wheel-thrown pieces for all our projects. Discussions about glazing will begin at the first class as well. You will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics and to view pottery videos online. It’s important to learn how to look, to see the balance of good design. For those who are interested, I will demonstrate wheel throwing without a bottom – in other words, throwing a cylinder. It is a much more satisfying and easier way to learn how to throw than trying to make a bowl or pot, and I know you will be excited with the results whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. After you have a cylinder, you can reshape it and add a bottom and maybe a lid to make other items such as trays, platters, pots, boxes, and so on. After you have a form completed, either basic or complex, you can decorate the work with handles, slip decoration, stencils, and more carving. Your completed work will be fired in a bisque kiln, and then we will focus more seriously on glazing. We will discuss glaze types and select a glaze that is compatible with your work and goals. After you have glazed your work it will be fired a second time in a glaze kiln. The last class will include time to examine all the work produced and discuss what worked and what didn’t, and why. We may even have a party.

What students say: “Very helpful – good pace – I learned a lot. Fun!”

Ceramics Open Studio Wheel & Handbuilding (for self-sufficient)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an independent study class for the self disciplined student. Students will have the ability to explore different techniques in clay at their own pace. Note: ACE is an educational facility and not a production studio. Firing schedules and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician who manages materials and firing for all ACE Ceramics Classes. Use of outside materials is not permitted in ACE kilns.

Mosaics Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMOS1001
  • Duration
    12 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Explore the many facets of mosaics in this independent study “open studio” class. Each student works on a project of their choosing, and instructor provides individual coaching as needed. Topics of interest to the group will be discussed. Work with glass tile, stained glass, or “found objects” such as shells, buttons, or jewelry. Create a mosaic trivet, mirror, box, tabletop, or picture frame; work on a fine art piece to hang on your wall; or experiment with 3-D. Previous experience in mosaic is required to work independently in this class. Beginners and returning students are recommended to take Mosaics Basics or other beginner-level courses. Basic tools and mosaics materials are supplied. Students may prefer to bring their own tools and glue; and need to bring specialized materials and surfaces to mosaic on that are not routinely available in the Studio.

Basic tools and mosaic materials are supplied. Students may prefer to bring their own tools and glue, and need to bring specialized materials and substrates that are not routinely available in the Studio.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH2001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Continue your study of handbuilding techniques in clay to fine tune your techniques for creating work in clay and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize design, and encourage creativity. Projects are individual and instruction is on a personal basis as the student works. Instruction is provided for each project the student desires to work on.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take your knowledge of crochet a step further. In this series of classes you will learn how to read patterns and follow directions, learn stitch techniques which can be applied to many different projects, crochet from a chart, take granny squares to a more modern look, crochet in the round (great for hats and baskets) and touch on the basics of Tunisian crochet. Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm). Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm).
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Intermediate Crochet Class:
Week 1:
Review basic crochet stitches
Reading a crochet chart.
Granny Square: Learn to crochet a granny square using a chart.
Project Handout: Granny Square Chart

Week 2:
Beginner Broomstick Lace
Pattern: Easy scarf/cowl

Week 3:
Tulip Stitch
Pattern: Mug Cozy

Week 4:
Crochet a hat without a pattern
Learn how to crochet in the round with and without joining and increasing stitches
Handout: Formula Models

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Webber

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn about wheel throwing techniques by practicing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery. Glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is extremely advanced, and just wants to throw is always welcome. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Basketweaving for the Visually Impaired (incl mat’l) – Donation Funded

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1002
  • Duration
    12 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This unique craft class is specifically designed for visually challenged adults. We teach basketry that can be done by “feel.” Students work at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere. The instructors and several volunteers give individual attention as needed. The cost of this class was covered by a grant for many years. Effective fall of 2015, the grant no longer exists, so we must charge enough to cover the direct cost of the class.

All materials provided.

Intro to Pottery

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAIP1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int – Webber

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students begin to work with handbuilding techniques in clay such as coils, slabs, punch, molds, and textures. Intermediate students will fine tune techniques for creating pottery and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize on design, and encourage creativity. Advanced students are always welcome to continue their exploration with handbuilding. Instruction is provided as needed on individual projects.

Learn to Crochet

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Does the idea of creating a piece of fabric with a crochet hook and some yarn fascinate you? Did you watch your grandmother crochet when you were a child? Have you crocheted years before and now want to get back to this craft? You will learn the basics of crochet, which is a pathway to creating beautiful accessories and garments. It’s fun and relaxing! Materials needed for class: smooth worsted-weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm) Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm) or J (6.0 mm)
Handouts will be provided by instructor.
Recommended book: “Learn to Crochet” by Leisure Arts. The cost is approximately $5 or under.

Wheel Throwing, Beg/Int – Webber

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBW1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn about wheel throwing and techniques by practicing throwing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery, and glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for beginners and students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is advanced and just wants to throw and works in clay is always welcome if this time slot works in their schedule. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Voluntarily Victorian: Copperplate

Starts from: 1/15/2019

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Join Janet Furr to learn a most elegant and romantic script using pointed pen and ink, a font that is quite often associated with wedding invitations.

This is a class for beginners or a review for those with some calligraphy knowledge. No prerequisite.