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Brush off those Winter Blues with one of our upcoming classes. You’ll be easel-y inspired
in our Expressive Palette Knife Painting workshops or learn how to paint your loved ones
in Terry Lynn’s Portrait Painting series. Need a fun night out? Then sign up for the Wear-
able Art & Wine workshop!  

We didn’t forget the young artists. Our Character Concept Creation series takes place in
the state-of-the-art Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab Saturday mornings!

Don’t forget, registration is open NOW for our Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp.        



Two-Day Expressive Palette Knife Workshop  

March 8 & 9, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm • This two-day information-packed workshop is designed
to give participants a good foundation for bold, direct palette knife painting.   

Jan Ellen encourages participants to ask questions, and then will help guide them as they paint
from their own photography or may choose to paint from one of the large photos provided for
them. Be sure to check out Jan’s Instructor Spotlight below!  

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Wearable Art & Wine (21+)  

Friday, March 8, 6-8:00 pm• Stencil, cut, stamp, stitch, sketch and sip your way to creating
your own unique piece of wearable art. Whether you bring a new garment, or a thrift store
find, experiment with various techniques to express yourself as you personalize your look!   

All supplies provided EXCEPT the garment you want to use, including 2 glasses of wine per
student. Ages 21 and over only.   Register → View All Classes →  

Breaking Boundaries Collage Two-Day Workshop  

March 12 & 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm • Learn to layer and collage abstract landscapes or florals
and “break” the edges of the frame – making them interesting and dynamic! This class includes
demonstrations, classroom time and coaching.  

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Continuing Series


Painting Portraits with Terry Lynn  
Four Thursdays, March 7-28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm • Join Terry Lynn as she guides you through
the art of portrait painting. In a relaxed and fun environment students will build on fundamental
skills and the complexities of flesh tones, moving into the application of paint, using acrylic or
oil paint- your choice.  

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Zentangle for the Seasons  

Four Thursdays, March 7-28, 6:00-8:00 pm • 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

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Painting with Shirley Hales: Add People to Your Paintings
Painting with Terry Lynn AM (16+)
Painting with Terry Lynn Afternoon (16+)
Painting Studio with Terry Lynn (16+)
Instructed Life Drawing with Francesco (18+)
Step-by-Step Batik-The Mermaid (18+)
Beginner Bonsai Workshop
Painting Portraits with Terry Lynn
Painting with Francesco (18+)
Evening Instructed Life Drawing with Francesco (18+)
Zentangle for the Seasons (13+)
Expressive Palette Knife Two-Day Workshop
Wiring Your Bonsai Tree Workshop
Wearable Art & Wine with Pat Collins
Discovering SoulCollage
Breaking Boundaries Collage: Two-Day Workshop
Getting Your Art into Retail
Fridays with Francesco: Subtractive Charcoal
Fine Art Acrylics A (18+)
Fine Art Acrylics B (18+)
Are You Stuck? Two-Day Workshop (16+)
Mind, Body and Soul Mini Retreat
Neurographica (13+)
Large Hand Building Ceramic Workshop
Expressive Palette Knife Two-Day Workshop    

Youth, Children and Families


Character Concept Creation (Ages 10-15)  

Four Saturdays, March 9-30, 10:00 am- Noon • Looking to learn how to design your own
characters and creatures? Or maybe you’re looking for some new tricks or inspiration to better
your own artwork? Whether you’re a skilled user or a complete newbie to digital art programs,
this class is perfect for you!  

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Art Seekers:Pre-K NEW 2 times available!
Free Family Art
LabNeurographica (Ages 13+)


Free Family ArtLab  

Saturday, March 16, 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. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities,
games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national
holidays and artistic traditions around the world. All ages and abilities are encouraged to

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Registration now open for our Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp!

Registration for our Summer Art Camp opens MARCH 1!


Instructor Spotlight

Jan Ellen Atkielski  

The Alliance for the Arts ROCKS and teaching workshops at the Alliance for the
past 8 years has been a wonderful experience. When I moved to Florida, almost
20 years ago, the Alliance was one of the first places I looked up to explore art in
the area and it did not disappoint. The organization is generous and creative and
so supportive of the arts community in all its formats.  

“Expressive Palette Knife” (2 days) and “Are you Stuck?” (1 or 2 days) are the
workshops I teach, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. Introducing or expanding a
painter’s skill in palette knife is so rewarding. We always have fun in the work-
shop. Day one can seem difficult, but by day 2, the rhythm of the knife kicks in
and everyone is able to complete a painting. I’m always amazed at the hard work
and the great results.  

“Are You Stuck?” is more difficult because I am helping artists out in a variety of
mediums. But it is such a blast to see a painting that was given up on, get new life!
It’s also important to show that many paintings can be pulled out of the soup. Un-
locking some of the ways to correct a piece is very appreciated by the participants.  

Students really become family to me during a workshop. I am impressed by the variety
of styles, the hard work, and the passion for art. They often have a technique I have not
seen or inspire me by their desire to improve. I’m also happy to have so many returning

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