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)

FA18-44 The Roman Republic

Starts from: 10/10/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$90.00

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

This class explores the emergence and development of Roman civilization from the foundation of the city of Rome to the time of Julius Caesar (1st century BCE). Students will be introduced to the works of ancient Roman poets, historians, and thinkers together with art and archaeology to investigate Roman culture and society, as well as the origin and development of republican government, imperialism, technological innovations, and literary and visual arts. Topics include the roles of women and slaves, Roman religion, the Punic Wars, and the revolutions of Marius, Sulla, and Caesar.

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Ceramics Open Studio Wheel & Handbuilding (no instruction)

Starts from: 9/26/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1001
  • Duration
    7 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.

Drawing Essentials

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADE1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take this journey of drawing and learn “how to see” — you’ll be amazed at your growth and confidence! Build your drawing skills and knowledge, because drawing is the essential armature of all art-making. This class will introduce beginners to the following elements of drawing: line & shape, light & dark values, composition, perspective, and ways to manipulate materials for various effects. Working from still life objects, students will learn to create volume & light, atmosphere, and space & depth in a composition. Enter into the pleasurable world of seeing and drawing! For the first class, bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Click on class title for complete supply list. For the first class bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Drawing With Colored Pencils – Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADCP1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this beginning to intermediate class, you will learn techniques for mixing and blending colors, manipulating pencil pressure, layering and gradation, building rich colors through hatching and other methods, and blending with emulsification and/or burnishing.
For the first day, bring in your colored pencils, a 14″x17″ pad of Strathmore 400 series drawing paper, and a white plastic eraser. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS: Caran d’Ache is a really good brand. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

*For the first day bring in your colored pencils and an 11″x14″ pad of 120 lb. smooth surface Bristol Board. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS – Recommended Brands: Prismacolor OR Caran d’Ache. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example, a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWT1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with previous wheel experience and who would like to expand their horizons and technical ability.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning – Andrew Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with little to no previous wheel experience. We will go over the basic process of taking a lump of clay and turning it into a functional object. This class will cover basic tumblers, mugs, and bowls.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning/Intermediate

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.)

Mosaics Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMOS1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
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.

iPad/iPhone: Go From Novice to Pro With Crowe

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$179

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

Want to get a real head start on using your Apple iPhone or iPad? Take this 9-week course and really feel like the master of your device! This course is a combination of Step 1, Step 2, and the Applications courses run back to back. Prerequisite: You have taken the iPad setup course or you have an Apple store ID and password, and an email account and password.

This is a beginner class. Bring your iPad charged and ready to play along with your USB cable and your Gmail username and password. Must have iPad and iTunes all set up.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2002
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.

Watercolor, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWO2501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience. It is designed to provide each artist with three hours of uninterrupted time to paint in a supportive, creative environment. Group critiques will be built into each session. Instruction is on an individual basis as needed.

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience.

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

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Carson

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2010
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Webber

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1011
  • 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.)

Watercolor, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWO2502
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience. It is designed to provide each artist with three hours of uninterrupted time to paint in a supportive, creative environment. Group critiques will be built into each session. Instruction is on an individual basis as needed.

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$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.

Finders Keepers: A 3D Mosaic Adventure

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMF1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Who says your mosaic has to hang on the wall? Explore new dimensions in mosaic art and stretch your creative muscles in this new class. Rummage through our newest acquisition of tile samples and find the ones that speak to you to use as your starting point – then let the muses take over as you create a one-of-a-kind sculpture! No experience necessary.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Acrylics, Intermediate (incl Impressionism)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI2001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing the new techniques that are being taught. Prerequisite: Acrylics, Beginning. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring whatever painting supplies you have.

Beg/Int Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$129

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

Do you see a nice blanket, scarf, or sweater and say to yourself, “How’d they do that?” Well if it’s crochet, then come learn!! It’s much easier than it looks, and it’s fun, too! Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K). You will learn three basic stitches and several techniques to work with those stitches. You will soon discover all the different things you can make with very simple crochet techniques.

Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K).

Beginning Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
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.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2001
  • 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.

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

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2001
  • Duration
    8 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: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1001
  • Duration
    8 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!”

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBMNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Watercolor, Beginning (incl mat’l for first class)

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1003
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For all who think that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums, this course is designed to take the fear away. Students learn how to control this luminous art form to create a finished work suitable for matting and framing. A materials list is provided at the first class, and the instructor will review what to purchase. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased. Each class starts with a lesson and demonstration. Then students paint, and the instructor provides individual assistance. Friendly critiques are part of this class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring to first class: water container (plastic), paper towels, wax coated paper plate or a palette. Palette should be covered for watercolors. More “wells” allow you to add more colors over time. ACE will have some brushes, paints and watercolor paper for students to use at the first class. Additional supplies will be discussed at first class meeting. Cost of supplies will be $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased & what you already own. This will be discussed at the first class.

Watercolor, Intermediate/Advanced

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2005
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Designed for those who have taken Beginning Watercolor, who desire to move on to the next level or who simply desire a time and space in which to paint with others and “keep their brushes wet.” Students help select the topics for the course from a list of over 30 possibilities. The goal is to have fun, experiment, and grow as an artist. Topics include everything from composition, connecting whites, backgrounds, skies and water, painting with passion, to color theory. Anyone is also welcome to paint independently and the instructor will come around and offer guidance.
Classes include a lesson, and time for painting, with instructor assistance, all in a creative, supportive environment with other artists. Most classes include an instructor demonstration of the topic. Friendly critiques are part of this class.

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Ceramics Open Studio Wheel & Handbuilding (no instruction)

Starts from: 9/26/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1001
  • Duration
    7 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.

Drawing Essentials

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADE1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take this journey of drawing and learn “how to see” — you’ll be amazed at your growth and confidence! Build your drawing skills and knowledge, because drawing is the essential armature of all art-making. This class will introduce beginners to the following elements of drawing: line & shape, light & dark values, composition, perspective, and ways to manipulate materials for various effects. Working from still life objects, students will learn to create volume & light, atmosphere, and space & depth in a composition. Enter into the pleasurable world of seeing and drawing! For the first class, bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Click on class title for complete supply list. For the first class bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Drawing With Colored Pencils – Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADCP1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this beginning to intermediate class, you will learn techniques for mixing and blending colors, manipulating pencil pressure, layering and gradation, building rich colors through hatching and other methods, and blending with emulsification and/or burnishing.
For the first day, bring in your colored pencils, a 14″x17″ pad of Strathmore 400 series drawing paper, and a white plastic eraser. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS: Caran d’Ache is a really good brand. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

*For the first day bring in your colored pencils and an 11″x14″ pad of 120 lb. smooth surface Bristol Board. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS – Recommended Brands: Prismacolor OR Caran d’Ache. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example, a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWT1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with previous wheel experience and who would like to expand their horizons and technical ability.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning – Andrew Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with little to no previous wheel experience. We will go over the basic process of taking a lump of clay and turning it into a functional object. This class will cover basic tumblers, mugs, and bowls.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning/Intermediate

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.)

Mosaics Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMOS1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
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.

iPad/iPhone: Go From Novice to Pro With Crowe

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$179

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

Want to get a real head start on using your Apple iPhone or iPad? Take this 9-week course and really feel like the master of your device! This course is a combination of Step 1, Step 2, and the Applications courses run back to back. Prerequisite: You have taken the iPad setup course or you have an Apple store ID and password, and an email account and password.

This is a beginner class. Bring your iPad charged and ready to play along with your USB cable and your Gmail username and password. Must have iPad and iTunes all set up.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2002
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.

Watercolor, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWO2501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience. It is designed to provide each artist with three hours of uninterrupted time to paint in a supportive, creative environment. Group critiques will be built into each session. Instruction is on an individual basis as needed.

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience.

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

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Carson

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2010
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Webber

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1011
  • 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.)

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$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.

Finders Keepers: A 3D Mosaic Adventure

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMF1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Who says your mosaic has to hang on the wall? Explore new dimensions in mosaic art and stretch your creative muscles in this new class. Rummage through our newest acquisition of tile samples and find the ones that speak to you to use as your starting point – then let the muses take over as you create a one-of-a-kind sculpture! No experience necessary.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Acrylics, Intermediate (incl Impressionism)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI2001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing the new techniques that are being taught. Prerequisite: Acrylics, Beginning. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring whatever painting supplies you have.

Acrylic Painting: Technique Building (not for the true beginner)

Starts from: 10/8/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APT1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is structured for beginner and intermediate students who are interested in developing skills to further their painting abilities. Students will enjoy learning classic painting techniques that will build confidence and understanding. Emphasis will be given on color theory and color mixing, composition, materials, mediums, brush strokes, and more. Each class will include a demonstration and discussion; touch on art history styles, and individual instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Student supplies to bring: *Paints-Liquitex or Golden Brand – Do NOT buy Artist Loft brand or Hobby Lobby brand.
Titanium White, Payne’s Gray, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light (optional), Naples Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade), Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Hooker’s Green or Sap Green, Phthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade), Dioxazine Purple, Vivid Red Orange Light (optional).
*Color Wheel- we will discuss this at the first class.
*View Finder-we will discuss this at the first class.
*Palette-Recommended Masterson with sponge, lid, and paper set.
*Brushes: Selection of Rounds, Filberts and Flats (will discuss). Do not buy craft brushes.
*Canvas-Flat panels or stretched canvas, 16×20 or smaller, approximately 3-5 for duration of class.
*Small spray bottle – fill with water.
*Water container.

Beg/Int Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$129

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

Do you see a nice blanket, scarf, or sweater and say to yourself, “How’d they do that?” Well if it’s crochet, then come learn!! It’s much easier than it looks, and it’s fun, too! Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K). You will learn three basic stitches and several techniques to work with those stitches. You will soon discover all the different things you can make with very simple crochet techniques.

Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K).

Beginning Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
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.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2001
  • 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.

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

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2001
  • Duration
    8 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: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1001
  • Duration
    8 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!”

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBMNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Watercolor, Beginning (incl mat’l for first class)

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1003
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For all who think that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums, this course is designed to take the fear away. Students learn how to control this luminous art form to create a finished work suitable for matting and framing. A materials list is provided at the first class, and the instructor will review what to purchase. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased. Each class starts with a lesson and demonstration. Then students paint, and the instructor provides individual assistance. Friendly critiques are part of this class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring to first class: water container (plastic), paper towels, wax coated paper plate or a palette. Palette should be covered for watercolors. More “wells” allow you to add more colors over time. ACE will have some brushes, paints and watercolor paper for students to use at the first class. Additional supplies will be discussed at first class meeting. Cost of supplies will be $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased & what you already own. This will be discussed at the first class.

Hatha Yoga, Breathing & Meditation

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
852 S. Tuttle Ave.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. In this beginner’s class, experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The addition of advanced breathing practices and guided meditation enhances this experience. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Finding Your Encore Career: Make a Living and a Difference

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIF1041
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Not ready for retirement or want to work differently? Know you want to do something that makes a difference but not sure what? Maybe you want to work part time or with more flexibility. Learn how to make a living and make a difference in the second half of life. Participants will identify encore career opportunities and resources, assess interests and motivations, prepare for transition, clarify identity, develop a vision, create a plan, and prepare to take action.

Bring a pen or pencil and notebook
Testimonial:
Hi Debbie,
I took your “Encore Career” workshop last winter and wanted to let you know I have followed through with my plans that were developed through your workshop. Two weeks ago I received my Marriage Commissioners License to marry couples here on Prince Edward Island, and I have also become a Travel Consultant with Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Two weeks ago I sold my first cruise to a lovely family here!
Thanks again for your help in crystallizing my ideas into action. It was a very enjoyable class and I will look for other opportunities to learn with you when we return to Sarasota.
Best Regards,
C.P.

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.” Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.”

Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com

Street Photography

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PSP1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project. Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project.

Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$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

Watercolor, Intermediate/Advanced

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI3001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Everyone with basic painting skills is welcome. Helen has a reputation for patience and approachability. She has over 40 years of experience making her living as a watercolorist and has won innumerable national awards and has been feature in national and international art magazines. Her class will deal with the concepts of negative space, adjacent color interaction, value adjustment, compositional dynamics, layering, brush techniques, and many other topics. You are welcome to work on your own compositions or to follow along step-by-step creating your own versions of the paintings she will use to demonstrate various topics as she starts from a drawing and develops each painting to completion. Or you can do both, working on your own compositions outside of class and bringing them in for consultation during class. Her approach during class is to alternate between demonstrating and offering individual guidance to each student.

This class is not for beginners. Bring any supplies you have. View her work at www.helenburkett.com

iPad/iPhone Step 1 – North Port

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPANP1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Beginner’s introduction to iPads and iPhones. How to browse the Internet, save favorite websites, take pictures, email photos and other attachments. Learn about important settings, including connecting to Wi-Fi and fixing the annoying screen shutoff. Discover useful and fun “Apps” that enhance your life, plus learn helpful shortcuts and tricks. Some prior experience is helpful, but not required.

Some prior experience is helpful, but not required.

iPad/iPhone Workshop Step 1

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPA1101
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

New user with an iPhone or iPad (or both)? No worries! This is the class for you. Learn to use your new iDevice like a seasoned professional. Sessions will cover both hardware and software. When it comes to hardware, there’s more to those simple buttons than meets the eye – each has several different uses. When it comes to iPhone software (call iOS), we’ll cover all the basics. How to use the phone with all the finger-touch gestures, taps and swipes. We’ll dive deep into the Settings control panel, sound and video settings, multi-tasking and more. When it comes to apps, we’ll cover the App Store, downloading, installing and removing apps. We’ll cover Siri and cover a “Top 10” list of favorite, useful Siri functions. Class will also cover the basic productivity apps that come “baked into” the iPhone, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes and others.

What students say: “Very clear instruction. Answers questions + then some.”; “Very personable and knowledgeable.”

Knit One/Purl Too – Wearable Art II

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK2001
  • 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.

Acrylics Level 2: Modern Post-Impressionism

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cezanne, Bonnard, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat- these are among the artists which will serve as our inspiration in this course. This is a level 2 course geared for students with a beginning knowledge of painting having painted before and wanting to feel more success and confidence in painting. Students will: begin and be close to completing each class project in the same step-by-step instruction offered in my Level 1 Acrylics Course; be learning and observing how artists approach aerial perspective using the procedures and skills necessary to create a successful painting. Attention will be given to ‘the bones’ of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships, etc. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased, this will be discussed at the first class.
For the FIRST class students should be ready to paint. Bring whatever supplies you have . A list of supplies will be both sent via email following registration and the first class.

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Watercolor, Beg/Int – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWBI1500
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES for BEGINNERS
BRUSHES: 1-inch or 3/4-inch flat and #2, #4,#6, #8 round
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Sepia, Green Earth, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Mauve
PAPER: Arches 140 lb. 22×30
OTHER: masking fluid, graphite paper (optional), scrub brush (optional), aqua cover, palette, HB or #2 pencil, eraser, ruler, tissues, paper towels, and container for water.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR INTERMEDIATE
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green,Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

Photoshop Elements 2

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPE2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class picks up where Photoshop Elements 1 left off. Basic color correction is covered. Facial retouching will be done, giving you experience with making selections of parts of a photo, masking, cloning, and healing. Other topics may include raw file development, converting a color photo to black-and-white, and sharpening. Extensive handouts are included. We’ll cover most of the last half of this outline: http://photokaboom.com/menus/PSE_menu_beginners.htm. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Note: Photoshop Elements 15 is used in class. The current version is Photoshop Elements 15 (about $80, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X). You’re welcome to use, at home, any version between 11 and 15. Photoshop Elements 15, on a Windows 10 computer, requires a 64-bit version of Windows 10.

Drawing & Painting the Portrait With Live Model (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDR1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Mixing believable, workable skin tones is a skill that many painters strive for. Because most portrait painters rely heavily upon value (not color) to set up the composition and likeness, the use of earth colors is often seen as easiest and quickest, but when you do it this way, the excitement and expression of color can be lost. This class will concentrate on color in portraiture. Each class session includes one long pose. This format will allow students to work toward finishing studies.

Bring a notebook and the colors you have. We will look at what you will need to add to them so that your selection has the best possible color relationships. In this class we will focus on the head, but the whole clothed model is available for drawing and painting. Model poses for two consecutive weeks.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Painting: It’s All About Color – All Levels

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For students of oil, water-soluble oil, acrylic, and pastel – all levels. This class is all about color. Learn how to “set up” your painting using color, not value. Let’s paint the “temperature” of our subject. You will work from your own photographs. Occasionally I will provide a (photo) project for the group, but the rest of the time each student will paint from their own choice of photo, so be sure to bring your own photographs of the subjects you are most interested in. If you are not sure about your subject matter, I will provide help and advice, so no worries there! This class is an Open Studio setting with instructor providing one-on-one instruction for all levels. *Note: Watercolorists are welcome in this class; however, no technique will be offered; color theory only.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Supplies: Any medium (except watercolor) If you are unsure of your medium, wait until first class and we will discuss mediums and supplies. We will explain in depth.

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

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
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. Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Carson

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2012
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Drawing II – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDNP2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Art begins with drawing. Whether you sculpt, paint, etch, or construct your artwork, it usually starts with a concept drawing or idea sketch. Our ability to communicate in the visual medium relies heavily on our ability to “speak” the visual language of draftsmanship. To do this, we must train our eye, our mind, and our hand to work together to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects in space on a two-dimensional surface. This class will train you in fundamental principles of representational drawing, developing your ability to see, measure, and reproduce both positive and negative shape relationships and to render them to depict light on form.

Acrylics & Oil Studio: Levels 3-5

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAO1401
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class has an open studio format geared toward experienced painters seeking to pursue their individual growth and development. Students choose their own styles and subjects; inspirations will be available. Small group mini-lessons and demonstrations will be determined by individual student needs. Group critique and interaction among students adds to the studio experience. The Open Studio Format will begin with the first class after completing an Individual Painting Questionnaire. Over the Course of Instruction: • Students have the option of working on paintings at home and bringing them in for further critique. The number of paintings completed is up to each

Portraits From Photos, All Media – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APNP1501
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The first class will consist of a lecture on facial anatomy, so bring your notebook and a pencil. Then prepare to work in your choice of media to produce a portrait painting from your personal photo reference for the following weeks. Students with basic drawing and painting skills are invited to explore portrait painting with the guidance of a teacher who has made a career from painting portraits and figures for both gallery art and illustration. Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice and supplies for painting, and a good quality portrait reference photo. (Bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor.)

Intermediate Photography – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TDPNP2002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will build on the Beginner Photography course on the topics of camera operation, including camera settings, image framing, composition, and a better way of focusing, with back button focus. Camera usage will be expanded, with more photography outdoors on campus and class homework photoshoot assignments, which will be critiqued the following week. You will learn to use histograms, rules for photography, when to shoot vertical or horizontal images, sports photography, more about lighting, low-light shooting with and without flash, exposure compensation, and more. TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

Gentle & Restorative Yoga – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Gentle yoga classes are appropriate for those seeking a slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. This class is safe and effective for all body types and experience levels, including for injury or surgery recovery. Benefits of yoga include injury prevention, increased balance, mobility, enhanced mood, focus and energy. Techniques in mindfulness and meditation will also be introduced to guide practitioners in advancing their understanding and personal practice of yoga. A chair may be used in this class for those who have difficulty getting up and down off the floor.

Bring Yoga Mat.

Watercolor, Beginning (incl mat’l for first class)

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For all who think that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums, this course is designed to take the fear away. Students learn how to control this luminous art form to create a finished work suitable for matting and framing. A materials list is provided at the first class, and the instructor will review what to purchase. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased. Each class starts with a lesson and demonstration. Then students paint, and the instructor provides individual assistance. Friendly critiques are part of this class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Lois Carson’s class: Most supplies are provided for the FIRST CLASS ONLY. Please bring 3 small tubes of watercolors (blue, yellow & burnt sienna), a pen/pencil, notebook and any painting supplies you may have. Brushes are supplied for use in the class. Additional supplies will be discussed at the first class meeting. Cost of supplies can run up to $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased.

Stained Glass Open Studio Int/Adv

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGO1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is now available for stained glass artists! Utilize the studio and our equipment for your own stained glass projects. Bring your own glass, foil, solder, and other consumable supplies. Instructor will be available for advice and consultation. Previous experience in stained glass is required to work independently in this class. Master your craft in the company of like-minded artists where creativity flourishes.

Bring your glass, framing materials, all disposable/usable supplies.

Excel I (for PC users)

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TWS1003
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to use Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, which is essential in today’s working world. This course focuses on getting you started by providing the basics. You will learn to enter and edit data, perform calculations, use and create formulas and functions, and print your spreadsheet to fit the page. Discover how to add some pizzazz to your workbook! No previous Excel experience is required, but you must have basic computer skills.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1503
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

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

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • 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.

Intermediate Photography – North Port

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TDPNP2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will build on the Beginner Photography course on the topics of camera operation, including camera settings, image framing, composition, and a better way of focusing, with back button focus. Camera usage will be expanded, with more photography outdoors on campus and class homework photoshoot assignments, which will be critiqued the following week. You will learn to use histograms, rules for photography, when to shoot vertical or horizontal images, sports photography, more about lighting, low-light shooting with and without flash, exposure compensation, and more. TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

Portraits From Photos, All Media

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The first class will consist of a lecture on facial anatomy, so bring your notebook and a pencil. Then prepare to work in your choice of media to produce a portrait painting from your personal photo reference for the following weeks. Students with basic drawing and painting skills are invited to explore portrait painting with the guidance of a teacher who has made a career from painting portraits and figures for both gallery art and illustration. Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice and supplies for painting, and a good quality portrait reference photo. (Bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor.)

Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil; media of your choice and supplies for painting; good quality portrait reference photo. (bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor)

Zentangle: Elegant Black, Brown, & White on Tan (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HMZ1101
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Beautiful results are achieved when we combine black and brown ink and add white highlights. We will work on square and round tan tiles in this two-session class. Suitable for all levels. Materials included.

Suitable for all levels. Materials included.

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

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$115

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 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.

Drawing II

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APD2500
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Art begins with drawing. Whether you sculpt, paint, etch, or construct your artwork, it usually starts with a concept drawing or idea sketch. Our ability to communicate in the visual medium relies heavily on our ability to “speak” the visual language of draftsmanship. To do this, we must train our eye, our mind, and our hand to work together to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects in space on a two-dimensional surface. This class will train you in fundamental principles of representational drawing, developing your ability to see, measure, and reproduce both positive and negative shape relationships and to render them to depict light on form.

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Acrylics, Beginning Level I (incl all matl)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAB1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is an entrance-level course geared for students with NO knowledge of painting except for a strong desire to learn to paint. Students will be introduced to the painting process and acrylic materials, while learning the procedures and skills necessary in creating a successful painting. Students will learn to paint with acrylics by finishing a small painting each class. Attention is given to elements and bones of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships, etc. After completing this class, students will gain enough understanding and confidence to take Level 2 Acrylics Classes.

NO prior painting experience required. Includes all materials.

Acrylics, Intermediate (incl Impressionism)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI2003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing the new techniques that are being taught. Prerequisite: Acrylics, Beginning. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring whatever painting supplies you have.

Masa Paper Watercolor (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWMP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Masa paper is glued to watercolor paper, which gives it a look of rice paper. When you paint on it with watercolors, it gives the painting a different look: it has more light and dark shading, with creases and folds, making it more dramatic looking.

Supply List: Paint:
Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Mauve or Dioxanize Violet, Sap Green, Hookers Green, Indigo
Paper:
12×16 Strathmore 140lb paper
Sheet of Masa Paper
Brushes:
2, 4, 6, 8 Round

Acrylic Painting on Acrylic Pouring

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDA1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Add to acrylic pours by painting acrylics on parts of a pour, from small details to more defined paintings. Take in what you see from the pour and make it into faces, animals, flowers, fish, and more. Bring your paint supplies and finished acrylic pour canvas.

Bring your paint supplies and finished acrylic pour canvas.

Watercolor, Beg/Int – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWBI1502
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES for BEGINNERS
BRUSHES: 1-inch or 3/4-inch flat and #2, #4,#6, #8 round
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Sepia, Green Earth, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Mauve
PAPER: Arches 140 lb. 22×30
OTHER: masking fluid, graphite paper (optional), scrub brush (optional), aqua cover, palette, HB or #2 pencil, eraser, ruler, tissues, paper towels, and container for water.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR INTERMEDIATE
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green,Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

Acrylics, Beginning (incl some mat’l) – Carson

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAC1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces students to the painting process, familiarizes them with materials, and teaches procedures and methods for creating a successful painting. You’ll learn essential elements of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships. You’ll learn to work “large” as you study various styles of acrylic painting. This class is for students with NO prior painting experience. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; supplies will be discussed at the first class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

NO prior painting experience required. SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED FOR FIRST CLASS. Cost of supplies can run up to $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased. **Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Please bring a pen/pencil, notebook, and any painting supplies you may have.

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

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$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.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

description coming soon!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

Hone Your Photo Composition Skills

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PCS1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Your camera’s viewfinder can be like a 3-ring circus – and you are the ringmaster. You’re responsible for everything going on in that rectangle. We’ll review composition skills by photographing still lifes. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

iPad/iPhone Step 3: Applications

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPA1005
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Confused about the many apps (applications) available for your new iPad or iPhone? With more than 1.5 million apps available, it’s understandable! This course will help you choose the best new ones that will be most helpful and interesting to you. Many are free, and most of the others cost from 99 cents to $10. There are applications for reading books; for playing games; for taking, editing, and sending pictures; for listening to music; for learning new skills; and for viewing the news. We will have a session that just focuses on apps to use for travel. Come to this 3-session class and learn many of the newest and best applications that will make your iPad or iPhone a more useful and fun tool.

Prerequisite: Have taken iPad 1 or iPhone 1 and iPad/iPhone 2, or instructor approval

Kumihimo for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you have ever braided or done macramé, and even if you haven’t, you are sure to enjoy this class. It is amazing what you can make with some beads and a kumihimo disc. Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will be able to choose your own pattern. It is very relaxing and fun to Kumihimo once you learn the basics —which are VERY simple. You will be able to make something as short as a bracelet, or as long as a necklace. You will be amazed and inspired as you learn this new technique.

Photoshop Elements Open Lab (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PPE1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Lightroom Beginning class covered the essentials. Learn more about the other modules and panels. Refine your organizing and editing skills. The class as a whole may work on a topic, and students may also pursue a project on their own. Students may repeat this class. Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Not for Beginners . Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Flower Photography

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPFP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present. You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present.

You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Ceramics Open Studio Wheel & Handbuilding (no instruction)

Starts from: 9/26/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1001
  • Duration
    7 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.

Drawing Essentials

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADE1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take this journey of drawing and learn “how to see” — you’ll be amazed at your growth and confidence! Build your drawing skills and knowledge, because drawing is the essential armature of all art-making. This class will introduce beginners to the following elements of drawing: line & shape, light & dark values, composition, perspective, and ways to manipulate materials for various effects. Working from still life objects, students will learn to create volume & light, atmosphere, and space & depth in a composition. Enter into the pleasurable world of seeing and drawing! For the first class, bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Click on class title for complete supply list. For the first class bring a 14” x 17″ drawing pad, graphite drawing pencils (HB, B, 2B), eraser, and charcoal pencils (soft, medium).

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAW1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Drawing With Colored Pencils – Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADCP1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this beginning to intermediate class, you will learn techniques for mixing and blending colors, manipulating pencil pressure, layering and gradation, building rich colors through hatching and other methods, and blending with emulsification and/or burnishing.
For the first day, bring in your colored pencils, a 14″x17″ pad of Strathmore 400 series drawing paper, and a white plastic eraser. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS: Caran d’Ache is a really good brand. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

*For the first day bring in your colored pencils and an 11″x14″ pad of 120 lb. smooth surface Bristol Board. We will discuss supplies on the first day.
COLORED PENCILS – Recommended Brands: Prismacolor OR Caran d’Ache. Be sure to get a good assortment, at least 12 – for example, a variety of reds, yellows, blues, greens, orange, violet, neutral colors, white, and a blending pencil.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWT1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with previous wheel experience and who would like to expand their horizons and technical ability.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning – Andrew Long

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$269

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with little to no previous wheel experience. We will go over the basic process of taking a lump of clay and turning it into a functional object. This class will cover basic tumblers, mugs, and bowls.

Wheel Throwing, Beginning/Intermediate

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.)

Mosaics Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AMOS1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
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.

iPad/iPhone: Go From Novice to Pro With Crowe

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$179

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

Want to get a real head start on using your Apple iPhone or iPad? Take this 9-week course and really feel like the master of your device! This course is a combination of Step 1, Step 2, and the Applications courses run back to back. Prerequisite: You have taken the iPad setup course or you have an Apple store ID and password, and an email account and password.

This is a beginner class. Bring your iPad charged and ready to play along with your USB cable and your Gmail username and password. Must have iPad and iTunes all set up.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2002
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$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.

Watercolor, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWO2501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience. It is designed to provide each artist with three hours of uninterrupted time to paint in a supportive, creative environment. Group critiques will be built into each session. Instruction is on an individual basis as needed.

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience.

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

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 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.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Carson

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2010
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv – Webber

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$289

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1011
  • 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.)

Watercolor, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWO2502
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience. It is designed to provide each artist with three hours of uninterrupted time to paint in a supportive, creative environment. Group critiques will be built into each session. Instruction is on an individual basis as needed.

This course is designed for watercolor students who have intermediate or advanced experience.

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$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.

Finders Keepers: A 3D Mosaic Adventure

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$199

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMF1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Who says your mosaic has to hang on the wall? Explore new dimensions in mosaic art and stretch your creative muscles in this new class. Rummage through our newest acquisition of tile samples and find the ones that speak to you to use as your starting point – then let the muses take over as you create a one-of-a-kind sculpture! No experience necessary.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1501
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Acrylics, Intermediate (incl Impressionism)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$189

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI2001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing the new techniques that are being taught. Prerequisite: Acrylics, Beginning. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring whatever painting supplies you have.

Acrylic Painting: Technique Building (not for the true beginner)

Starts from: 10/8/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APT1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is structured for beginner and intermediate students who are interested in developing skills to further their painting abilities. Students will enjoy learning classic painting techniques that will build confidence and understanding. Emphasis will be given on color theory and color mixing, composition, materials, mediums, brush strokes, and more. Each class will include a demonstration and discussion; touch on art history styles, and individual instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Student supplies to bring: *Paints-Liquitex or Golden Brand – Do NOT buy Artist Loft brand or Hobby Lobby brand.
Titanium White, Payne’s Gray, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light (optional), Naples Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade), Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Hooker’s Green or Sap Green, Phthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade), Dioxazine Purple, Vivid Red Orange Light (optional).
*Color Wheel- we will discuss this at the first class.
*View Finder-we will discuss this at the first class.
*Palette-Recommended Masterson with sponge, lid, and paper set.
*Brushes: Selection of Rounds, Filberts and Flats (will discuss). Do not buy craft brushes.
*Canvas-Flat panels or stretched canvas, 16×20 or smaller, approximately 3-5 for duration of class.
*Small spray bottle – fill with water.
*Water container.

Beg/Int Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$129

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

Do you see a nice blanket, scarf, or sweater and say to yourself, “How’d they do that?” Well if it’s crochet, then come learn!! It’s much easier than it looks, and it’s fun, too! Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K). You will learn three basic stitches and several techniques to work with those stitches. You will soon discover all the different things you can make with very simple crochet techniques.

Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K).

Beginning Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
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.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2001
  • 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.

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

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2001
  • Duration
    8 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: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1001
  • Duration
    8 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!”

Watercolor, Intermediate/Advanced

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2005
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Designed for those who have taken Beginning Watercolor, who desire to move on to the next level or who simply desire a time and space in which to paint with others and “keep their brushes wet.” Students help select the topics for the course from a list of over 30 possibilities. The goal is to have fun, experiment, and grow as an artist. Topics include everything from composition, connecting whites, backgrounds, skies and water, painting with passion, to color theory. Anyone is also welcome to paint independently and the instructor will come around and offer guidance.
Classes include a lesson, and time for painting, with instructor assistance, all in a creative, supportive environment with other artists. Most classes include an instructor demonstration of the topic. Friendly critiques are part of this class.

Peaceful Yoga for Beginners

Starts from: 10/18/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. Experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Hatha Yoga, Breathing & Meditation

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
852 S. Tuttle Ave.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. In this beginner’s class, experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The addition of advanced breathing practices and guided meditation enhances this experience. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Finding Your Encore Career: Make a Living and a Difference

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIF1041
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Not ready for retirement or want to work differently? Know you want to do something that makes a difference but not sure what? Maybe you want to work part time or with more flexibility. Learn how to make a living and make a difference in the second half of life. Participants will identify encore career opportunities and resources, assess interests and motivations, prepare for transition, clarify identity, develop a vision, create a plan, and prepare to take action.

Bring a pen or pencil and notebook
Testimonial:
Hi Debbie,
I took your “Encore Career” workshop last winter and wanted to let you know I have followed through with my plans that were developed through your workshop. Two weeks ago I received my Marriage Commissioners License to marry couples here on Prince Edward Island, and I have also become a Travel Consultant with Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Two weeks ago I sold my first cruise to a lovely family here!
Thanks again for your help in crystallizing my ideas into action. It was a very enjoyable class and I will look for other opportunities to learn with you when we return to Sarasota.
Best Regards,
C.P.

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.” Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.”

Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com

Street Photography

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PSP1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project. Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project.

Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$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

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from:

$

Campus Location
COURSE FEATURE
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  • Course Code
  • Duration
  • School
  • Class Day(s)
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

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

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVI2001
  • Duration
    8 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: 10/11/2018

$229

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CFVC1001
  • Duration
    8 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!”

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBMNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Watercolor, Beginning (incl mat’l for first class)

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1003
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For all who think that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums, this course is designed to take the fear away. Students learn how to control this luminous art form to create a finished work suitable for matting and framing. A materials list is provided at the first class, and the instructor will review what to purchase. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased. Each class starts with a lesson and demonstration. Then students paint, and the instructor provides individual assistance. Friendly critiques are part of this class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring to first class: water container (plastic), paper towels, wax coated paper plate or a palette. Palette should be covered for watercolors. More “wells” allow you to add more colors over time. ACE will have some brushes, paints and watercolor paper for students to use at the first class. Additional supplies will be discussed at first class meeting. Cost of supplies will be $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased & what you already own. This will be discussed at the first class.

Watercolor, Intermediate/Advanced

Starts from: 10/12/2018

$165

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2005
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Designed for those who have taken Beginning Watercolor, who desire to move on to the next level or who simply desire a time and space in which to paint with others and “keep their brushes wet.” Students help select the topics for the course from a list of over 30 possibilities. The goal is to have fun, experiment, and grow as an artist. Topics include everything from composition, connecting whites, backgrounds, skies and water, painting with passion, to color theory. Anyone is also welcome to paint independently and the instructor will come around and offer guidance.
Classes include a lesson, and time for painting, with instructor assistance, all in a creative, supportive environment with other artists. Most classes include an instructor demonstration of the topic. Friendly critiques are part of this class.

Peaceful Yoga for Beginners

Starts from: 10/18/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. Experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Hatha Yoga, Breathing & Meditation

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
852 S. Tuttle Ave.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. In this beginner’s class, experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The addition of advanced breathing practices and guided meditation enhances this experience. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Finding Your Encore Career: Make a Living and a Difference

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIF1041
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Not ready for retirement or want to work differently? Know you want to do something that makes a difference but not sure what? Maybe you want to work part time or with more flexibility. Learn how to make a living and make a difference in the second half of life. Participants will identify encore career opportunities and resources, assess interests and motivations, prepare for transition, clarify identity, develop a vision, create a plan, and prepare to take action.

Bring a pen or pencil and notebook
Testimonial:
Hi Debbie,
I took your “Encore Career” workshop last winter and wanted to let you know I have followed through with my plans that were developed through your workshop. Two weeks ago I received my Marriage Commissioners License to marry couples here on Prince Edward Island, and I have also become a Travel Consultant with Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Two weeks ago I sold my first cruise to a lovely family here!
Thanks again for your help in crystallizing my ideas into action. It was a very enjoyable class and I will look for other opportunities to learn with you when we return to Sarasota.
Best Regards,
C.P.

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.” Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.”

Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com

Street Photography

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PSP1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project. Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. During the first class: • The ethics and legalities of street photograph are reviewed. • Strategies for dealing any apprehension about photographing on the street are discussed. • Examples of styles of street photography are presented, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project.

Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$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

Watercolor, Intermediate/Advanced

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI3001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Everyone with basic painting skills is welcome. Helen has a reputation for patience and approachability. She has over 40 years of experience making her living as a watercolorist and has won innumerable national awards and has been feature in national and international art magazines. Her class will deal with the concepts of negative space, adjacent color interaction, value adjustment, compositional dynamics, layering, brush techniques, and many other topics. You are welcome to work on your own compositions or to follow along step-by-step creating your own versions of the paintings she will use to demonstrate various topics as she starts from a drawing and develops each painting to completion. Or you can do both, working on your own compositions outside of class and bringing them in for consultation during class. Her approach during class is to alternate between demonstrating and offering individual guidance to each student.

This class is not for beginners. Bring any supplies you have. View her work at www.helenburkett.com

Excel I – North Port

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TWSNP1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Create custom spreadsheets personalized for your needs and modify them yourself. Organize and manage your checkbook, track finances and investments, and other numeric tasks. Project future checkbook balances to avoid unforeseen bank overdraft fees. Analyze investments to balance the 9 stock sectors. Create custom graphs to analyze trends. Manage household information such as your contacts, appointments and due dates. Basic Windows Computer experience required.

Knit One/Purl Too – Wearable Art II

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK2001
  • 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.

Acrylics Level 2: Modern Post-Impressionism

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cezanne, Bonnard, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat- these are among the artists which will serve as our inspiration in this course. This is a level 2 course geared for students with a beginning knowledge of painting having painted before and wanting to feel more success and confidence in painting. Students will: begin and be close to completing each class project in the same step-by-step instruction offered in my Level 1 Acrylics Course; be learning and observing how artists approach aerial perspective using the procedures and skills necessary to create a successful painting. Attention will be given to ‘the bones’ of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships, etc. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased, this will be discussed at the first class.
For the FIRST class students should be ready to paint. Bring whatever supplies you have . A list of supplies will be both sent via email following registration and the first class.

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Watercolor, Beg/Int – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWBI1500
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES for BEGINNERS
BRUSHES: 1-inch or 3/4-inch flat and #2, #4,#6, #8 round
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Sepia, Green Earth, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Mauve
PAPER: Arches 140 lb. 22×30
OTHER: masking fluid, graphite paper (optional), scrub brush (optional), aqua cover, palette, HB or #2 pencil, eraser, ruler, tissues, paper towels, and container for water.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR INTERMEDIATE
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green,Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

3D Watercolor, Intermediate Level

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1200
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Watercolor in 3D is a whole new way of approaching paint and paper! To make a 3D watercolor painting, first paint an abstract or realistic watercolor painting on paper, then make a photocopy of it. Decoupage the copy to a stretched canvas (foam core also works). Then cut the original painting into strips or other shapes and attach to the canvas in various configurations. Add embellishments, if desired, such as puffed paint, buttons, crystals, artificial or dried flowers, wooden objects, etc. to add even more depth. You’ll never look at a painting the same way again!

Recommended Supplies:
Brushes: 1 inch or 3/4 inch flat brush, #2 round, #4 round, #6 round, #8 round.
Paint (You will need at least 5 colors):
Lemon Yellow, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Sepia, Green Earth, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Mauve.
Paper: 140 lb. cold press arches, 300 lb. cold press arches.
Masking fluid, tracing paper, stretched canvas primed, aqua cover, super glue, palette (can use foam or plastic plates) craft glue, HB or #2 pencil, eraser, ruler, tissues, paper towels, container for water, graphite paper and scrub brush -optional.

Drawing & Painting the Portrait With Live Model (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDR1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Mixing believable, workable skin tones is a skill that many painters strive for. Because most portrait painters rely heavily upon value (not color) to set up the composition and likeness, the use of earth colors is often seen as easiest and quickest, but when you do it this way, the excitement and expression of color can be lost. This class will concentrate on color in portraiture. Each class session includes one long pose. This format will allow students to work toward finishing studies.

Bring a notebook and the colors you have. We will look at what you will need to add to them so that your selection has the best possible color relationships. In this class we will focus on the head, but the whole clothed model is available for drawing and painting. Model poses for two consecutive weeks.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Painting: It’s All About Color – All Levels

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For students of oil, water-soluble oil, acrylic, and pastel – all levels. This class is all about color. Learn how to “set up” your painting using color, not value. Let’s paint the “temperature” of our subject. You will work from your own photographs. Occasionally I will provide a (photo) project for the group, but the rest of the time each student will paint from their own choice of photo, so be sure to bring your own photographs of the subjects you are most interested in. If you are not sure about your subject matter, I will provide help and advice, so no worries there! This class is an Open Studio setting with instructor providing one-on-one instruction for all levels. *Note: Watercolorists are welcome in this class; however, no technique will be offered; color theory only.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Supplies: Any medium (except watercolor) If you are unsure of your medium, wait until first class and we will discuss mediums and supplies. We will explain in depth.

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

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGL1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
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. Prerequisite skills include experience in glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering. Successful completion of a copper foil class and additional training/experience are desirable.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Carson

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2012
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Drawing II – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDNP2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Art begins with drawing. Whether you sculpt, paint, etch, or construct your artwork, it usually starts with a concept drawing or idea sketch. Our ability to communicate in the visual medium relies heavily on our ability to “speak” the visual language of draftsmanship. To do this, we must train our eye, our mind, and our hand to work together to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects in space on a two-dimensional surface. This class will train you in fundamental principles of representational drawing, developing your ability to see, measure, and reproduce both positive and negative shape relationships and to render them to depict light on form.

Acrylics & Oil Studio: Levels 3-5

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAO1401
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class has an open studio format geared toward experienced painters seeking to pursue their individual growth and development. Students choose their own styles and subjects; inspirations will be available. Small group mini-lessons and demonstrations will be determined by individual student needs. Group critique and interaction among students adds to the studio experience. The Open Studio Format will begin with the first class after completing an Individual Painting Questionnaire. Over the Course of Instruction: • Students have the option of working on paintings at home and bringing them in for further critique. The number of paintings completed is up to each

Portraits From Photos, All Media – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APNP1501
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The first class will consist of a lecture on facial anatomy, so bring your notebook and a pencil. Then prepare to work in your choice of media to produce a portrait painting from your personal photo reference for the following weeks. Students with basic drawing and painting skills are invited to explore portrait painting with the guidance of a teacher who has made a career from painting portraits and figures for both gallery art and illustration. Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice and supplies for painting, and a good quality portrait reference photo. (Bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor.)

Intermediate Photography – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TDPNP2002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will build on the Beginner Photography course on the topics of camera operation, including camera settings, image framing, composition, and a better way of focusing, with back button focus. Camera usage will be expanded, with more photography outdoors on campus and class homework photoshoot assignments, which will be critiqued the following week. You will learn to use histograms, rules for photography, when to shoot vertical or horizontal images, sports photography, more about lighting, low-light shooting with and without flash, exposure compensation, and more. TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

Stained Glass Open Studio Int/Adv

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ASGO1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is now available for stained glass artists! Utilize the studio and our equipment for your own stained glass projects. Bring your own glass, foil, solder, and other consumable supplies. Instructor will be available for advice and consultation. Previous experience in stained glass is required to work independently in this class. Master your craft in the company of like-minded artists where creativity flourishes.

Bring your glass, framing materials, all disposable/usable supplies.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1503
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

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

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • 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.

Intermediate Photography – North Port

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TDPNP2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will build on the Beginner Photography course on the topics of camera operation, including camera settings, image framing, composition, and a better way of focusing, with back button focus. Camera usage will be expanded, with more photography outdoors on campus and class homework photoshoot assignments, which will be critiqued the following week. You will learn to use histograms, rules for photography, when to shoot vertical or horizontal images, sports photography, more about lighting, low-light shooting with and without flash, exposure compensation, and more. TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!

Portraits From Photos, All Media

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The first class will consist of a lecture on facial anatomy, so bring your notebook and a pencil. Then prepare to work in your choice of media to produce a portrait painting from your personal photo reference for the following weeks. Students with basic drawing and painting skills are invited to explore portrait painting with the guidance of a teacher who has made a career from painting portraits and figures for both gallery art and illustration. Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice and supplies for painting, and a good quality portrait reference photo. (Bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor.)

Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil; media of your choice and supplies for painting; good quality portrait reference photo. (bring reference photo the first week for review by the instructor)

Zentangle: Elegant Black, Brown, & White on Tan (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HMZ1101
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Beautiful results are achieved when we combine black and brown ink and add white highlights. We will work on square and round tan tiles in this two-session class. Suitable for all levels. Materials included.

Suitable for all levels. Materials included.

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

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$115

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 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.

Drawing II

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APD2500
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Art begins with drawing. Whether you sculpt, paint, etch, or construct your artwork, it usually starts with a concept drawing or idea sketch. Our ability to communicate in the visual medium relies heavily on our ability to “speak” the visual language of draftsmanship. To do this, we must train our eye, our mind, and our hand to work together to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects in space on a two-dimensional surface. This class will train you in fundamental principles of representational drawing, developing your ability to see, measure, and reproduce both positive and negative shape relationships and to render them to depict light on form.

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Acrylics, Beginning Level I (incl all matl)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAB1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is an entrance-level course geared for students with NO knowledge of painting except for a strong desire to learn to paint. Students will be introduced to the painting process and acrylic materials, while learning the procedures and skills necessary in creating a successful painting. Students will learn to paint with acrylics by finishing a small painting each class. Attention is given to elements and bones of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships, etc. After completing this class, students will gain enough understanding and confidence to take Level 2 Acrylics Classes.

NO prior painting experience required. Includes all materials.

Acrylics, Intermediate (incl Impressionism)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI2003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing the new techniques that are being taught. Prerequisite: Acrylics, Beginning. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Bring whatever painting supplies you have.

Masa Paper Watercolor (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWMP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Masa paper is glued to watercolor paper, which gives it a look of rice paper. When you paint on it with watercolors, it gives the painting a different look: it has more light and dark shading, with creases and folds, making it more dramatic looking.

Supply List: Paint:
Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Mauve or Dioxanize Violet, Sap Green, Hookers Green, Indigo
Paper:
12×16 Strathmore 140lb paper
Sheet of Masa Paper
Brushes:
2, 4, 6, 8 Round

Watercolor, Beg/Int – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AWBI1502
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES for BEGINNERS
BRUSHES: 1-inch or 3/4-inch flat and #2, #4,#6, #8 round
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Sepia, Green Earth, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Mauve
PAPER: Arches 140 lb. 22×30
OTHER: masking fluid, graphite paper (optional), scrub brush (optional), aqua cover, palette, HB or #2 pencil, eraser, ruler, tissues, paper towels, and container for water.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR INTERMEDIATE
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green,Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

Acrylics, Beginning (incl some mat’l) – Carson

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAC1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course introduces students to the painting process, familiarizes them with materials, and teaches procedures and methods for creating a successful painting. You’ll learn essential elements of painting such as composition, value, and color relationships. You’ll learn to work “large” as you study various styles of acrylic painting. This class is for students with NO prior painting experience. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; supplies will be discussed at the first class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

NO prior painting experience required. SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED FOR FIRST CLASS. Cost of supplies can run up to $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased. **Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Please bring a pen/pencil, notebook, and any painting supplies you may have.

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

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$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.

Watercolor, Intermediate – Cassidy

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

description coming soon!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
PAINT: Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Thio Violet, Mauve, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sap Green, Hookers Green Deep, Sepia
PAPER: Arches 300 Weight 22×30
BRUSHES: #4, 6, 8, 12 Round

Hone Your Photo Composition Skills

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PCS1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Your camera’s viewfinder can be like a 3-ring circus – and you are the ringmaster. You’re responsible for everything going on in that rectangle. We’ll review composition skills by photographing still lifes. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

iPad/iPhone Step 3: Applications

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPA1005
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Confused about the many apps (applications) available for your new iPad or iPhone? With more than 1.5 million apps available, it’s understandable! This course will help you choose the best new ones that will be most helpful and interesting to you. Many are free, and most of the others cost from 99 cents to $10. There are applications for reading books; for playing games; for taking, editing, and sending pictures; for listening to music; for learning new skills; and for viewing the news. We will have a session that just focuses on apps to use for travel. Come to this 3-session class and learn many of the newest and best applications that will make your iPad or iPhone a more useful and fun tool.

Prerequisite: Have taken iPad 1 or iPhone 1 and iPad/iPhone 2, or instructor approval

Kumihimo for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you have ever braided or done macramé, and even if you haven’t, you are sure to enjoy this class. It is amazing what you can make with some beads and a kumihimo disc. Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will be able to choose your own pattern. It is very relaxing and fun to Kumihimo once you learn the basics —which are VERY simple. You will be able to make something as short as a bracelet, or as long as a necklace. You will be amazed and inspired as you learn this new technique.

Photoshop Elements Open Lab (not for beginners)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PPE1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Lightroom Beginning class covered the essentials. Learn more about the other modules and panels. Refine your organizing and editing skills. The class as a whole may work on a topic, and students may also pursue a project on their own. Students may repeat this class. Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Not for Beginners . Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Flower Photography

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPFP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present. You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present.

You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Advanced Internet Marketing for the Small Business Owner

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TIM2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Online or internet marketing is the new way companies and individuals attract customers and clients to their business, product, or service. It’s a new way of promoting a business, and it uses a variety of online methods including video, email, SEO (search engine optimization), blogging, social media, and other forms of advertising, both paid and free. Internet/online marketing is a form of “inbound” marketing. That is, the goal is to attract and gain new customers and clients through systems of two-way communication, providing value and offering not only a product or service, but interacting with potential clients and customers through engaging online content. This course will cover those basics and more: Creating powerful, attention-getting content (for blogs, websites, videos, etc.), building an email list to connect with clients (and potential customers) through email, and crafting sales and marketing messages that avoid high-pressure, old-school sales tactics.

Picture Framing and Matting Intermediate

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who have taken the introductory course or who have instructor approval. Advanced students learn the techniques of various styles of mat cutting, including specialty corners, multiple matting, circles, ovals, V-grooves, inlays, and filets. Tools, equipment, and material to construct one complete wooden 11 x 14 picture frame are provided. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE OF $43 FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Holiday Mosaics

Starts from: 11/15/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    GMH1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Make it sparkle. In the darkest part of the year, turn on the lights with holiday decorations in the brightest colors and shiniest materials you can find in our glass studio, which is overflowing with shiny objects! In the four sessions of this class, you’ll learn how to use mosaic skills to make items for your holiday gatherings, such as hanging ornaments, candleholders, trays, and trivets. Beginners welcome!

Lightroom Open Lab (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 11/15/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LTR2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Lightroom Beginning class covered the essentials. Learn more about the other modules and panels. Refine your organizing and editing skills. The class as a whole may work on a topic, and students may also pursue a project on their own. Students may repeat this class. Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Alcohol Ink Painting 3: Flower Power – (incl mat’l) Prerequisite: Class 1 – North Port

Starts from: 11/15/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APANP3001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Prerequisite: Alcohol Ink Painting Class 1: Reawakening your Creativity) Come join the fun as we continue to learn and refine alcohol ink painting techniques on tile and yupo. You will paint three separate funky, stylized flowers and then a floral scene step-by-step. You will have a chance to play and create your own flower. Mary will demonstrate how Copic Markers can also be used to paint flowers as well.

Prerequisite: Class 1

Room Setup

Starts from: 11/15/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    setupKeller3
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

An Abstract Mess: Acrylic Pouring

Starts from: 11/15/2018

$25

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAP1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for anyone who is interested in having fun making an abstract mess! Acrylic pouring is a new trend making its way around the world. Each colorful painting is new and exciting; plus, anyone can do it. Be prepared to make a mess. Plan to pick up completed art on another day, as each piece needs to dry before moving.

Plan to pick up completed art on another day, as each piece needs to dry before moving.
Supply List: Apron
Latex gloves (3-10 sets)
Assortment of craft paint – choose colors you love! Make sure titanium white is one of your colors. Bring plenty (8-12 colors)
Water container
Craft sticks for mixing
Flood Floetrol (Home Depot or Lowes) – one quart is fine
Spray Silicone (Home Depot or Lowes)
Small plastic cups, cocktail size (one package)
Package of pushpins
Three canvases: 8×8, 8×10, or similar size. If there is extra time, you may bring extra to paint if you want
Black Sharpie pen

Beyond Pottery Bootcamp

Starts from: 11/16/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CB2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

“Beyond Bootcamp” is the right place for you if you have taken a foundation class and want to expand on some of the things you have learned. I will be providing assignments and ideas, but you are also welcome to bring your own projects and get guidance from me.
We will work on extending throwing skills, working on optimizing shape and control. We will work on making multiples.
We will also explore additional slab-building techniques and some sculpting ideas.
In addition, we will experiment with combining throwing, altering, and building techniques.
Most importantly, we are going to play and have fun!

“Bootcamp Continued” is the right place for you if you have taken the Bootcamp class or another introduction and want to expand on some of the things you have learned. I will be providing a couple more assignments and ideas, but you are also welcome to bring your own projects and get guidance from me. We will work on extending throwing skills, working on optimizing shape and control. We will also explore additional building techniques. Most importantly, we are going to play and have fun!

Acrylic Painting Technique: How to Paint Waves – North Port

Starts from: 11/16/2018

$25

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APTNP3002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you learn the anatomy of a wave, you can create any size or style of wave, from crashing waves to subtle waves. Learn how wind plays a factor, as well as the Earth’s shelf. Learn to mix the perfect ocean colors from your acrylic paints. Let’s hang ten!

Ceramics Open Studio

Starts from: 11/16/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CACO1502
  • Duration
    5 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.

Acrylic Painting Technique – How to Paint Birds

Starts from: 11/17/2018

$25

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APT5001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Let’s take on those colorful feathers! No matter what the species of bird you wish to paint, they all have similar proportionality, so it’s best to learn that first. Then you will find it easy to paint the bird of your choice: A flamingo? An owl? Or an eagle? Let’s explore!

Bring your own supplies.

iPhone: Tips & Tricks

Starts from: 11/26/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPHT1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Get to know your iPhone with these tried and true Tips and Tricks. Get to know the lesser-known features of your iOS device that you somehow survived not knowing until now. The iPhone has a myriad of hidden features that can help you achieve things quickly and easily. Bring your iPhone charged and ready to play.

Bring your iPhone charged and ready to play.

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

Starts from: 11/26/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1004
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second 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

One Night Masterpiece (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/26/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APM1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Creating a painting in an evening is all the rage across the country. Go from a blank canvas to a completed painting, no experience necessary! All supplies included. Enjoy creating, spending time with others who enjoy painting, laugh a bit, and take home a painting. Make it a night out with friends. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step in technique, color, materials, and composition. Let’s go paint!

What students say: “Knowledgeable, encouraging, kind; taught as well to all skill levels”. “Flexibility to meet every students’ needs: this is my 4th class with Kathleen – Love her!!”

Customizing Windows 10

Starts from: 11/27/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TCCW1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Is the new Windows 10 Start Menu with the animated Tiles giving you a headache? We will learn the ten ways that you can customize your Start Menu and set up your favorite Apps to use when you need them. Bring your Laptop charged and ready to play with or use one of ours to learn how to manage Windows 10 and its new features.

Did you know you could customize those annoying Tiles that appear on Startup to show your favorite apps? Take this course and find out how!

iPhone: Tips & Tricks – Venice

Starts from: 11/28/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPHTV1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Get to know your iPhone with these tried and true Tips and Tricks. Get to know the lesser-known features of your iOS device that you somehow survived not knowing until now. The iPhone has a myriad of hidden features that can help you achieve things quickly and easily. Bring your iPhone charged and ready to play.

Get to know your iPhone with these tried and true Tips and Tricks. Get to know the lesser-known features of your iOS device that you somehow survived not knowing until now. The iPhone has a myriad of hidden features that can help you achieve things quickly and easily. Bring your iPhone charged and ready to play.

Ceramics Drop-In Studio MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A CERAMIC CLASS

Starts from: 11/28/2018

$15

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AW1128
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

$15 per 3 hour increments This studio time is offered to students currently enrolled in ANY ceramics class offered by ACE. You pay for the studio time only, but without instruction. You can start new projects, finish projects, and glaze your work. All studio equipment is available for use. Regular classes also convene at this time and priority for equipment and stations will be given to enrolled students. MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A CERAMIC CLASS Bring your own pottery tools. Note: This is 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.

Each 3 hour session is $15

iPad/iPhone Workshop Step 2

Starts from: 11/30/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPA1201
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You’ve covered the basics and you’re becoming iPhone proficient. Now it’s time to “up your game” with the next level of iPhone / iPad knowledge! In these sessions, we’ll review some of the iPhone hardware information from Step One and cover any new developments. Then we’ll dig deeper into making the iPhone work for you with apps like Maps, Safari, iTunes and lots more. We’ll cover backing up and restoring your iPhone, just in case there’s trouble. Lots of apps use voice dictation – we’ll talk about how it can make your life a lot easier (and typing-free!) Sessions will cover copy-and-paste (yes, it can be done without a mouse) and more. Safari is the built-in web browser for the iPhone – we’ll cover how to save and use bookmarks, and even put shortcuts to oft-used websites right on your home screen. Speaking of which, we’ll cover arranging your home screen, creating and managing app groups, wallpaper and more.

Ikebana: Level 2 (Moribana) (incl flowers)

Starts from: 12/1/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL2001
  • 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.

Acrylic Painting Technique – Landscapes/Trees

Starts from: 12/1/2018

$25

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APTL1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

With all the trees in the world, how do you begin to paint them? You learn to define their structure, forms, and colors. Once the trees are placed in correctly, you can work more on the overall landscape using aerial perspective and composition, as well as proportion. Learn to compare one tree to another and how they change in size to the whole landscape, creating a perfect composition. Learn how to make mountains look in perspective by using certain colors, or how to load a palette knife to form rocks or mountains. There will be an acrylic mediums chart on display to help you reach your desired effect. Acrylics, oils, or pastels are all acceptable.

Medicare 101: Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Starts from: 12/1/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIM1011
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A B C D… Learning about Medicare can be an overwhelming experience. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, soon to be eligible for Medicare, or if you have friends or family with Medicare and want to understand how the system works, this educational course is for you. Joy will guide you through the ABC’s (and D’s) of Medicare so that you are up to date on your Medicare “lingo” and have a better understanding of how Medicare works.

One Day Masterpiece (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 12/3/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APDM1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Creating a painting in a couple hours is all the rage across the country. Go from a blank canvas to a completed painting in two hours, no experience necessary! All supplies included. Enjoy creating, spending time with others who enjoy painting, laugh a bit, and take home a painting. Make it a night out with friends. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step in technique, color, materials, and composition. Let’s go paint!

Get Your Paper Clutter Under Control

Starts from: 12/4/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HM1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Paper, paper everywhere? On the counters, the tables, or on, under, and around your desk? In this class, you will learn how to make a “Hot File” for your most pressing paperwork, how to process mail and medical bills efficiently, how to pay your bills on time (and online), how to never go inside a bank again, how to store receipts so that you can find them easily, and how to effectively file what you need to keep so that you can find it when you need it.

Let’s Make Earrings: Fun & Easy Class for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 12/4/2018

$35

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

This single three-hour course is designed for beginners and anyone who would like to learn how to make earrings. You may use charms and/or beads, plus chain or simple eyepins, to design beautiful earrings. Make earrings for yourself, your friends, and perhaps for sale once you learn the basics from this course. It is quick and easy and quite enjoyable to make earrings – you’ll soon have a pair to go with every outfit and a lot left over to give away as gifts.

What students say: “Friendly, patient, knowledgeable, encouraging”;
“This was super fun! Love Louise”; “Good simple instructions/patient”;

Zentangle: Botanical for Winter With a Touch of Color (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 12/4/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HMZB1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this Zentangle class, we create a botanical art-style Zentangle design with a holiday look. We’ll use colored pencils to add a bit of color. Whether you have experience or not, you’ll enjoy this class.

This class is good for experienced or beginners alike. Materials included.

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