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Florida summer is back in full force! Stay cool and creative with any of our exciting
classes for all ages and abilities.  

Enroll your aspiring artist in our popular Summer Arts Camps, or start earning
volunteer hours as a junior counselor or with our internship program.  

Don’t miss a flamazing time! Join our flock at Fringe Fort Myers 2024 from May 30 –
June 2, with a special Kid’s Fringe ArtLab Saturday, June 1st!        



Are You Stuck? (16+)  

Monday, June 3, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm • Bring in existing paintings that you feel
stuck with, or want to improve or start a new painting in mediums including oil
painting with brush, with palette knife, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. Jan Ellen
Atkielski will help you get “unstuck” or help you create new works in the above

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Decorative Stitch Book  

Saturday, June 29, 10:00 am-4:00 pm • In this class you will
create 6×5 blank book, perfect for sketching, journaling or note
taking. You will leave the class with a beautiful and unique book
and the skills to make more.  

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with prior
knowledge of book binding.  

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Continuing Series

Making Bold Images with Collage and Water-Based Media  

Six Thursdays, June 6-July 18, 2:00-4:00 pm • Artist/Instructor Alexis
Lago will share with you the joy of creating artistic images using collage
and water based media. The infinite possibilities of this path and how to
make your art more organic, beautiful and cohesive.  

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Compose a Piece in One Month  

Four Thursdays, June 6-27, 6:00-7:30 pm • Join Dr. Daniel Nistico, celebrated
musician and teacher, for this five week course as he guides participants through
composing a piece of music from scratch. It works through a process called model
composition, where you take a piece you love to play and study how it’s structured.  

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Introduction to AI Art Generation
Three Saturdays, June 8-22, 9:00-10:30 am • This class will lead you through
learning what AI art is and the different platforms that are available to use. Plus
show you the history of how AI art came to be and the future prospects of what
it can accomplish, in our Bloom & Wallace Digital Art Lab. No prior experience

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Are You Stuck?
Painting with Terry Lynn AM
Painting with Terry Lynn PM
Painting Studio with Terry Lynn
Making Bold Images with Collage and Water-Based Media
Compose a Piece in One Month
Polymer Clay Workshop
Introduction to AI Art Generation
Fluid Art Landscape 101
SoulCollage®: Mini-Retreat
Watercolor Painting (16+)
Level Up Teen Acting Class (Ages 14-18)
Beginner BonsaiWearable Art & Wine (21+)
Fluid Art: The Wrecked Ring
Sip & Sew with Fashion First
Fluid Art Master Class: Medium Paints
Sip and Grow with Tangled Roots
Acrylic Painting with Pat Smelkoff: St. Augustine
Decorative Stitch Book
Step-by-Step Batik: Sea Maiden    

Youth, Children and Families


KidProv: Into to Improvisation for Kids (11-14)  

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 pm • Theatre Instructor, Carmen Crussard will
teach students the basics of improvisation, a foundational acting skill. Each week, we
will build on the previous week’s lesson and practice: No saying no, Think fast, Strong
Offers, Projection, Volume, and Enunciation, Environment and Relationships, and
Situations and Conflict.

Special pricing available for students enrolled in both KidsAct AND KidProv!  

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KidsAct: Foundations of Acting for Kids (Ages 11-14)  

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm • Theatre Instructor, Carmen Crussard will
teach students the foundations of acting. Each week, we will build on the previous
week’s lesson and practice using scenes and monologues from published plays:
Trust the Text, Magic in Imagination, Voice, Gesture and Posture, Focus and Con-
centration, and Scene Work and Practice.  

Special pricing available for students enrolled in both KidsAct AND KidProv!  

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Make and Take Father’s Day Gifts  

Friday, June 7, 2:00-3:30 pm 
Join the Alliance to create a very special gift, for a special person in your life. Whether
it’s for dad, grandparent, uncle or a close friend, you’re sure to make them smile this
Father’s Day when they unwrap a gift made especially for them, by a child they love.
All supplies provided  

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Level Up Teen Acting Class (Ages 14-18)  

Four Saturdays, June 8 – 29, 10:00-11:30 am 
In this course, Theatre Instructor Carmen Crussard will introduce students to some
of the most effective Acting Methods. Lessons will include: Text analysis, Creating
intention, Self-Awareness and Whole Actor Acting.  

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Manga Night (12-18)  

Thursday, June 20, 6 – 9:00 pm • Join us for a Manga/cartoon drawing workshop-
perfect for all levels! Popular Instructor Terry Lynn Spry focuses on creativity and
drawing for those that are interested in Manga/Cartoon.   

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Free Family ArtLab  

Saturday, June 15 , 10:00 am – Noon •Make creativity part of your family routine
the 3rd Saturday of each month during Family ArtLab! Drop in for free, hands-on
family fun from 10 a.m. to noon.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
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KidProv: Intro to Improvisation (Ages 11-14)
KidsAct: Foundations of Acting (Ages 11-14)
Make and Take Father’s Day Gift
Free Family ArtLabManga Night (Ages 12-18)
Sewing Workshop with Fashion First (Ages 7+)          

Registration for our Summer Art Camp Open NOW!


Art Exploration Summer Camp  

One Week Sessions June 10 – August 2 • Ages: 7-11  

Join us this summer to explore the engaging history of our world, learn
about famous artists, create themed art projects, play games and make
memories with friends.

Weeks 1 and 4: World Art Explorers
Weeks 2 and 5: Underwater Explorers
Weeks 3 and 6: Prehistoric World Explorers
Week 7: Creative Explorers  

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Mini Explorers Half-Day Summer Camp  
One Week Sessions June 10 – July 26 • Ages: 4-6  

Mini Explorers half day camp offers children ages 4-6 years old the chance
to engage in themed days filled with art, games, music, and a dress up day. 
Weeks 1 and 4: Disney Explorers
Weeks 2 and 5: Underwater Explorers
Weeks 3 and 6: Prehistoric World Explorers  

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Musical Theatre Intensive Camp  

One Week Sessions July 8 – August 2 • Ages: 7+
The Broadway Palm/Alliance for the Arts Musical Theatre Intensive Camp is back this
year and better than ever! Focusing on high quality training for students ages 7 and up-
campers will get a peek into the life and training of professional musical theatre actors
right on the Broadway Palm Stage.
Mary Poppins Advanced – (July 8th – 12th) Ages 11 – 15  
Mary Poppins Junior (July 15th – 19th) Ages 7 – 10 WAITLIST ONLY
Christmas in July featuring ELF the musical (July 22nd – 26th) Ages 7 – 10  
Season Pass – 50’s and 60’s (July 29th – August 2nd) Ages 11 – 15    

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Internship Opportunity  

Join the Alliance for the Arts team! We’re looking for talented current college
students/ college graduates to join us for our FRINGE Fort Myers Marketing
Internship, and Summer Theatre Technician Internship. You can see more
information by visiting our internship page.    

Find Out More →     Meet Our Newest Instructors


Cathleen Ozmore
(Fluid Art 101)
From her early days as a potter in Upstate New York to today, creativity has always
played a pivotal role in her personal and business pursuits. After a successful 30 year
career in both Landscape Design and Interior Decorating, Ozmore began her journey
into the fluid arts as a way of releasing her creative juices. Having studied many con-
temporary artists, she started developing her own style of “less is more” using a com-
bination of existing and personally developed techniques. From “The No Bra Zone”
(a euphemism for the free flow of design, color, and shape), she began teaching and
sharing her techniques with those that desire to similarly release their own creative
spirit. She is so honored to share in your journey.


Dr. Daniel Nistico
(Compose a Piece in a Month)
Dr. Daniel Nistico is a passionate performer, author and educator who specializes in the
performance practice of 18th and 19th century guitar music. Daniel’s teaching and re-
search aims to revitalize the concept of being a well-rounded musician, with emphasis
on topics like harmony. Daniel has performed in Australia, New Zealand, South America,
North America, China and Europe. He is also an enthusiastic chamber musician, having
performed internationally in ‘Duo Vela’ with wife and duo partner Marla Nistico. Daniel
has published multiple books and currently maintains a guitar studio online and in person,
with students from China, Canada, Portugal, Taiwan, New Zealand, the USA, Africa and
the Philippines.


Alexis Largo (Making Bold Images)  
Alexis Lago, illustrator and painter was born in Havana, Cuba. Although he has a degree
in Biochemistry at the University of Havana, he decided that his ultimate passion was art
and graduated in 1993 from the prestigious San Alejandro Art School in Havana.

Lago taught as an art professor for several years at the José Antonio Díaz Experimental
Center for Visual Arts in Havana. He later created his own Creativity Workshop for young
people and adults that he later taught successfully in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
His work has been exhibited in personal and group exhibitions in Latin America, Europe
and the US and is found in several private
and corporate collections.      

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