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Image and create (for free)

Attention young art loves and their families! Come explore all the Alliance has to offer in a fresh, new way – all for free – with our upcoming Family Art Lab and MLK Day Art Activity.

Free Family Art Labs

Saturday, January 15 • Carol Coates work conveys feeling states and is centered on issues of perception and choice. Her abstract pieces are visual tone poems. She uses Surreal, Classical, Minimal, and Abstract imagery to communicate. While the work varies in style, the content and aesthetics are constant. It can be poetic and dead serious or quirky and laced with humor. It is all from one heart and one mind. She hopes to evoke an emotional and empathic response from the viewer. Finally, she hopes to provoke thought and promote greater wisdom and justice.

Free Art Activity: MLK Day Dreaming All Year

Monday, January 17 • This activity is inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful words to love our brothers and sisters and by the aesthetics of the 1960’s Chicago-based AfriCOBRA art collective celebrating Black identity and culture. Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged us to dream and to work for a world with justice and equality. Let’s honor Martin Luther King Jr. all year round by remembering his words and implementing them in our lives.

This workshop is completely free to attend and participate, however an RSVP is required for every participant. All materials are included and artists are welcome to drop-in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to engage in this educational and free workshop.

Zentangle for the Seasons (Ages 13+)

Tuesdays, February 1 – 22 • Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of drawing patterns step by step. It is relaxing, gratifying and a great way to exercise the creative side of your brain! It may look simple, but there’s a lot going on here. Savor this time as you discover and enjoy all that the Zentangle Method (and you!) have to offer.

Painting with Eunique (Age 5 – 10)

Wednesdays, February 2 – 23 • Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

Off the Wall Street Art (Ages 12 – 18)

Thursdays, February 3 – 24 • Using traditional media, students will explore the contemporary field of street art (typography, character design, environmental interaction, etc.) creating pieces that build upon classic art techniques.

Sparkling Watercolor Still Life Painting (Ages 13+)

Saturday, February 5 • Add life to you still life paintings! No drab, dull scenes that look stale and static. Students will learn techniques to achieve a dynamic watercolor still life with realism and sparkle. There will be instructor demonstrations of various techniques with ample time for student hands on practice prior to completing a dynamic still life painting. Some drawing and watercolor experience is preferred.

The Burnt Part Boys Presented by Alliance Youth Theatre

Performances February 11 – 12 • The Burnt Part Boys is a richly authentic theatrical experience, a piece of musical theatre treasure with a book and score that reverberate as resonantly in audiences’ souls as the acoustic instruments that provide the accompaniment.

Outdoor Movie Night: Indiana Jones Double Feature

March 5 • Get ready for edge-of-your-seat thrills in this outdoor, Indiana Jones double feature movie night featuring Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Last Crusade!

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