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Snowbird Season is coming to a close and things are heating up at the Alliance!  

Add some color to your walls and create something in one of our exciting workshops.
Or learn how to get your own artwork into retail in our virtual workshop series.  

DON’T FORGET: Schools are out at the end of THIS MONTH. Don’t miss out-
Summer Camp registration NOW OPEN!        



Painting Impressionistic Flowers
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 – 9:00 pm • If you love flowers and want to learn or
improve your skills, then this 1 day workshop is for you! Join Terry Lynn Spry
as she leads through the process of painting beautiful flowers in acrylic paint. 
Using photos from the instructor and students, and real flowers we will create
dynamic works of art!  

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Sunsets & Silhouettes Painting  

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am-2:00 pm • Paint brilliant sunsets accented by
dark silhouettes of trees, people, birds or boats. This workshop includes
demonstrations to create dazzling skies overlaid with striking silhouettes
using watercolor or acrylic mediums. All skill levels welcome.  

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Fluid Art: The Diptych  

Wednesday, May 15, 6-8:00 pm • Whether you are a beginner or advanced,
these fluid art techniques will be fully explained, demonstrated and you will
go home with a Diptych- 2 coordinated pieces that create a whole.  

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Continuing Series


Getting Your Art into Retail Environment Series  

Three Tuesdays, May 7 – 21, 6:30 -9:00 pm • In this virtual three session
workshop series, Artist Pamela Joy Trow will introduce participants to the
promising world of wholesaling, a lucrative venture that holds the potential
to significantly bolster their creative enterprises.  

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Instructed Life Drawing with Francesco (18+)
Painting Impressionistic FlowersPainting with Francesco (18+)
Sunsets and Silhouettes Painting (Ages 18+)
Getting Your Art in Retail Environments
Beginner Bonsai
Discovering Soulcollage
Fluid Art Master Class: Thick Paints
Zentangle for the Seasons
Fluid Art: The Diptych
Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop
How to Photograph Your Own Work    

Youth, Children and Families


Manga Night (12-18)   Thursday, May 9, 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, May 18 , 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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Manga Night (Ages 12-18)
Free Family ArtLab          

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 
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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Instructor Spotlight


Tammy DeCaro  

Tammy DeCaro began teaching at the Alliance in January 2023. Tammy chose the Alliance
because “they offer innovative art classes and the culture fit with my desire to bring modern
art mediums like fluid and resin art to the members. Alliance has been a leading force in Lee
county for years and is known for having fresh ideas that continue to surprise and engage art

Tammy is a multi-talented artist who explores many different mediums, so it is difficult to
choose her favorite. “I love to teach any art medium – but Fluid Art painting is my favorite.
It’s amazing how complete beginners react when they see the paint release and reveal magic-
al lacing and cells. Once they create their first fluid art painting, even the most nervous students
get excited and curious about the next technique. I have several repeat students because they are
curious and engaged in learning multiple techniques. Many of them come to multiple classes each
year and it is incredible to see their confidence and creativity as an artist grow each class.”   

The biggest takeaway for Tammy has been seeing the joy of a student discovering a new art medium
and how that can inspire creativity in students. She has had accomplished artists take her classes to
learn a new art medium and they have shared their knowledge with her. “That is so much fun – to chat
and connect with someone accomplished in another medium and collaborate on how Fluid Art could
be used to inspire traditional brush painting, glazing on ceramics, jewelry makers and so many other
art forms.”  

The Alliance is proud to offer Tammy’s Fluid Art classes and workshops, be sure to check out our class
schedule and try one for yourself!    


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