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Don’t leaf us out of your plans this November!  

As we turkey the page to a new season, we’re offering a cornucopia of new classes. From our
grounding SoulCollage® series, to the comedic relief of Improv, even a two-day workshop
making mosaic trees, we have plenty of options to escape the chaos of the holiday season!    


SoulCollage®: Let Your Wisdom Speak  

Fridays, Nov. 3-17 
Each session will take participants deeper into the practice of SoulCollage®. We will engage in
the practice of SoulCollage® to access our own wisdom and guide. This creative and intuitive
collage process allows you to explore the different aspects of your personality and soul and
deepen your understanding of yourself and your place in the world.  

This course consists of three stand-alone sessions that may be taken individually or as a

If you wish to register for all 3 sessions, please call the Alliance at 239-939-2787.  

To register for a single class, follow the links:

Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17   Register → View All Classes →


Adult Improv with Jamison Webb  

Sunday, Nov. 5, 9 am- noon 
Join professional actor, Jamison Webb, for this once in a lifetime opportunity!  

This introduction to Improvisation (developed at Chicago’s Second City and
seen on “Whose Line is It Anyway?”) is about playing together, laughter, joy
and support. Through exercises and games, you will learn about the “rules”
of Improv, agreement, listening, story, teamwork, and the basics of scenes.
You will also improve your memory, self-confidence and overall health. And
here’s the secret: Anyone can do it! There is no memorization, you don’t have
to be funny and, best of all, there are no mistakes. Make new friends or bring
old ones, give it a try and sign up today!  

Register → View All Classes →


Two-Day Mosaic Tree Workshop (16+)  

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 8 & 9, 10 am-1 pm

Using a variety of materials, such as stained glass, beads, stone, wood, etc. you will
create your own unique Mosaic Tree. You may even bring your own sentimental trinkets,
such as jewelry or beads, to personalize your tree.  

Day 1 of the workshop will consist of arranging and building your creation; Day 2 will
be grouting and finishing, and will be a shorter day.  

Bring a friend and kick off the holidays creatively, together! Glass Cutting experience is
helpful, but not required.
Register → View All Classes →  


Intro to Digital Arts (16+)  

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn how to create characters, creatures, and environments using the power of digital
editing tools like Photoshop and Procreate. We’ll go over the basics and tools of the types
of software; different techniques of creating art; and how to apply everything to your own
digital art. Whether you are brand new to the world of digital art or wanting to dive back in,
this course is perfect for honing your skills towards a new medium of making art!      

Register → View All Classes →  

Art-Tini Nights: Felted Landscape (21+)  

Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 pm
Join the Alliance every 2nd Friday of the month as we get your creative juices flowing
with craft cocktails. Each class will feature a different art project and three tasty ‘Tinis
per participant.  

In November we’ll create felted landscapes. This class was so popular, we have to do it
again! This class is perfect for a Girls Night Out, a fun date night or a just a great way to
wind down after a busy week!  

All supplies provided. This class is for those 21 and over only.  

Register → View All Classes →     Instructor Spotlight


Terry Lynn Spry  

Terry Lynn Spry began teaching with The Alliance in the summer of
2003, making her one of our longest running (and most popular!)
Instructors. Currently, her favorite class to teach is Painting Portraits
because she’s seen amazing progress in her students after studying

When asked what she’s learned from her students, Terry Lynn says 
“Over the years I’ve learned so much about painting and art to how
everyone is different, but we share this common love for creativity
that has formed this community in my classes. I’ve met some amaz-
ing people that have changed my life. Another thing I learned is
never to give up and follow your dreams no matter how old you are.”  

The Alliance is proud that Terry Lynn has chosen to make us her
teaching home!    

For Youth and Families


KidProv with Carmen Crussard  

Mondays & Wednesdays, Nov. 13-Dec. 6
In this class Middle school age students will learn the basics of improvisation, a
foundational acting skill. Twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday Alliance Youth
Theatre Director, Carmen Crussard, will teach lessons that build on the previous week’s

Register → View All Classes →  


Art Seekers for Pre-K thru 12th  

Introducing our new Art Seekers program, day -ime Art classes designed for children of all
ages. Whether your child is home-schooled, an online learner, or simply on a school break,
join us for these monthly, age-appropriate art classes.

Classes meet:
Pre-K (ages 3-5)- Nov. 15

K-3rd grade- Nov. 10

4th-6th grades- Nov. 17

Creative Studio for Teens- Nov. 16  

View All Youth Classes →

Free Family ArtLab  

Saturday, Nov. 18
Drop in for this free, hands-on family activity based on the current gallery show, from
10 a.m. to noon.  

Find Out More → View All Classes →


Wednesday Night Market  

Wednesday, Nov. 8
Join us under the stars every second Wednesday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm for our pop-up
Market. We feature a selection of art, live music, food trucks and beer and wine and a fun project
for budding youth artists!  

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Danny at [email protected].  

Find Out More → View All Classes →    

Check out our other classes here:  


Fluid Art-A Coastal Christmas
Qigong Exercise
Drawing Perspective Workshop
SoulCollage: Let Your Wisdom Speak-11/3
Instructed Life Drawing with Francesco (18+)
Hula Dance (10+)
Adult Improv Workshop
Painting with Francesco (18+)
Zentangle for the Seasons (13+)
2-Day Mosaic Tree Workshop (16+)
Beginner Bonsai Workshop
SoulCollage: Let Your Wisdom Speak-11/10
Getting Your Art into Retail: Greeting Cards
Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop
Fridays with Francesco
SoulCollage: Let Your Wisdom Speak-11/17
Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree: Windswept Style
Art-Tini Nights: Felted Landscape (21+)
Wire-wrapped Jewelry Making (15+)
Fine Art Acrylic-Plein Air Painting (18+)
Fine Art Acrylics (18+)
Intro to Digital Art (16+)  


Hula Dance (Ages 3-9)
Improv for Youth (12-17)
Art Seekers: K-3rd Grade
KidProv: Into to Improvisation for Kids (11-14)
The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods (14-18)
Creative Studio for Teens (12-18)
Art Seekers: 4th-6th Grades
Art Seekers: Pre-K
Free Famly ArtLab  

View All Classes →    

Our Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab is now OPEN and we’re looking for Instructors:  


In The Gallery


Whimsy & Wonder: Doug MacGregor  

In the Gallery November 3-25 • Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7pm • 
This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy beverages and light
refreshments from Jayne Baker at this event!  

Doug MacGregor shares his world of Whimsy and Wonder at the Alliance for the Arts in
Fort Myers, November 3-25. With his pen, pencil and colorful brush, Doug will guide you
through his creative world as an artist, cartoonist, and storyteller.  

Whimsical wildlife from land, sea and air will capture your heart and imagination. (Yes!…
pigs, octopuses and sea cows do fly!) Take a ride down McGregor Blvd, stop at a pedestrian
walk to let giant geckos and sea turtles pass you by.  

Theatre Gallery Artist: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
This exhibit will feature work by twelve winners from the Fort Myers Beach Art Association’s
2022/23 season of exhibitions. Artists will include: Carol Baskin, Michele Barron Buelow, Cheryl
Fausel, Helen Kinkin, Sandi McCabe, Nancy Morgan, Julie Nusbaum, Patricia Payzant, John Rizza,
Star Sherwood, Kathy Summer and Kathy Taylor.  

In the Member’s Gallery: 
Michelle McDonald and Paul David Michelle J. McDonald was born in Jamaica, but has lived in the
US since she was a child. She is a member of the Fort Myers Mural Society. She was involved in the
Downtown Fort Myers River Basin Project and has a tile on display at the First Street Library.  

Paul David Adamick, commonly called ART MAN, is a retired elementary art teacher of 41 years.  
He has had four solo exhibitions at different galleries in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel. He
is a mixed media artist combining clay, fused glass and bent wire.  

Learn More


38th Annual All Florida Exhibition  

This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this
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. The juried entries come together
for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida
artists. The exhibition will be on display March 1 – 30, 2024.  

Open to all artists residing in Florida. Only original artwork will be accepted, no giclee.
An entry consists of 1 to 3 artworks. Non-refundable Entry Fee is $25.00 for one entry
and $5 for each additional entry up to 3. Alliance for the Arts members may use coupon
code Member10 to receive $10 off the entry fee.  

Submissions due January 15, 2024.  

Download the Prospectus → Submit Your Work →  


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