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Harvest some inspiration with a new crop of educational offerings at the Alliance for the Arts



Harvest some inspiration with a new crop of educational offerings!

This November, take an art class and get inspired!




A Life Well-Written, Part II

Fridays, Nov 1 – 22 • Write your heart out!

In this 3-session course, students will create individual memoirs that are clear, compelling and complete. Register →

Zentangle – Drawing Effortlessly

Workshop, Nov 3 • Zentangle is easy, fun and stress-free. Learn everything you need to create beautiful designs that can be combined, altered and repeated to create unlimited images! Register →


Draw with Charcoal

Mondays, Nov 4 – 18 • Develop and improve your drawing skills through the use of black and white drawing media. Register →

Instructed Life Drawing

Wednesdays, Nov 6 – 20 • Francesco’s one-on-one assistance ensures understanding for beginner students while keeping advanced students engaged and challenged. Register →


Beginning Belly Dance

Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Dec 11 • Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of belly dancing! Register →

Tribal Belly Dance

Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Dec 11 • Join us for an aesthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding! Register →


Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Thursdays, Nov 7 – 21 • Follow the masters like Gainsborough, Rembrandt, and Zorn as you explore the medium of oil paint! Register →

Exploration of Creative Seeing with Camera and Lens

Thursdays, Nov 7 – Dec 19 • Discover what it means to photograph creatively!  Register →


Non-Instructed Life Drawing

Thursdays, Nov 7 – 21 • In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction.  Register →

Fridays with Francesco

Fridays, Nov 8  Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. Register →


Better Than Bows

Workshop, Nov 10 • Learn an easy-to-master technique to create beautiful gift bags using a multitude of papers and other fun embellishments.  Register →

Abstract Landscape Painting

Wednesdays, Nov 13 – Dec 18 • Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on combinations and painting from the heart. Register →


Watercolor – Getting Started

Workshop, Nov 16 • This workshop is the first in a series of progressively more advanced sessions to be held in the coming months.  Register →

Fine Art Acrylics

Mondays, Nov 18 – Dec 23 • In this critique based class, student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely.

Register →


Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Nov 19 • Introduce yourself to practices of present-moment awareness, deep realization and gentle movement. Register →

Watercolor – Beyond Beginner

Workshop, Nov 23 • This session will concentrate on the importance of perspective, light and shadows, and the principles of design and composition.  Register →


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FREE Family Art Labs

Oct 26  Make creativity part of your family routine the 4th Saturday of each month during Family Art Labs! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun! This month, celebrate our Dia de los Muertos Exhibit by painting sugar skulls on small flower pots and planters! Sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry of Florida and Publix Charities. Find Out More →

Arts On Tap Fundraiser

November 9  Push temptation to the limit with bottomless tastes of craft brews, hand-selected wines and delicious culinary creations curated by the most flavorful spots in town! Arts On Tap is a lively fundraising event for the Alliance for the Arts that puts a little play into your Saturday and plugs you into the pulse of everything local. Purchase Tickets →


Members-Only Field Trip: Matlacha

November 14  Connect with local art and history with your friends from the Alliance as you explore your own backyard! Matlacha is a funky Florida fishing town bursting with an atmosphere that’s uniquely its own. Find Out More →

Arts and Ends Holiday Sale

November 23  Jingle, jingle. The Alliance holiday shop is open! Shop local and discover unique gifts at our Arts & Ends Holiday Sale! Plus, Alliance members receive 10% off.

Find Out More →




Small Works Exhibit: Off the Wall

Drop-off: Dec 2, 2019 • Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by giving a gift that gives back! Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. Prospectus →

34th All Florida Juried Exhibit

Deadline: January 27, 2020  As the name suggests, this award-winning exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida.

Prospectus →







Alliance for the Arts •

239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers






Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation

Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms · Meisenberg Family Trust

Clif & Tina Parker · Arthur Zupko


And incredible people like you!



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