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Check out next week’s classes, workshops and events!


Zentangle For The Seasons  
4 Tuesdays September 5th – September 26th
6:00 – 8:00PM  

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! Beginning with
the basics in the first class, we’ll then create a variety of Art works throughout the
month, based on the season. Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and has been
teaching it for over 10 years.  

Supplies will be provided by the Instructor.  

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Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure  
4 Wednesdays September 6th – 27th
12:30PM – 3:30PM  

“Students both beginning, intermediate and advanced can learn from Francesco’s
excellent teaching methods, knowledge, humor, passion for the human form and
all aspects of fine art. Students are fortunate to have an artist of his level as instructor.”  
The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see and draw by
understanding and personally translating the subject instead of just copying.
Francesco’s one-on-one assistance and feedback ensure beginners students
understanding and keep advanced and returning students engaged and challenged.  

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Gentle Yoga and Meditation  
Every Wednesday September 6th – December 20th

Invite balance to your life with Gentle Yoga and Meditation. Offered for all levels,
Anna guides you a grounding practice for beginners to experienced yogis.  

We will focus on movements that promote flexibility, strength, and steadiness,
working with intention to connect with your body and mind in a deep and
meaningful way.   At the conclusion of each session, we dedicate ten minutes
to guided meditation, creating a peaceful sanctuary within. Whether you’re
seeking a moment of respite, striving for better health, or exploring the world
of yoga and meditation, our class is your open invitation.  

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Beginner Bonsai
September 6th

The first part of our workshop will be a presentation discussing the terminology,
history, philosophies and aesthetics used in Bonsai. We’ll also cover tools used,
techniques needed, and soil mechanics. This will be followed by questions and
discussion of live trees, with examples. Finally students will have the opportunity
to use the remaining two hours to prune, shape, and repot their tree into a more
pleasing Bonsai container. Aftercare instructions and troubleshooting will wrap
up the program.  

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Beginner Oil Painting With Terry Lynn (Ages 16+)  
September 6th
6:30PM – 9:00PM  

Oil painting is very forgiving and a lots of fun!  

This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of oil painting. From color mixing to
paint application, creating texture, depth, movement in your painting. Students can use
their own pictures to paint from or use the instructor’s references.  

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Painting With Francesco (Ages 18+)  
4 Thursdays September 7th – 28th
12:30PM – 3:30PM  

“If you are interested in an oil painting class where you can learn as a beginner or be
pushed to the next level as a seasoned artist, Francesco’s class is for you. You will see
progress from the first lesson on. Mix colors like a pro or make your compositions better.
It’s like a college level class only more fun.”  

Francesco taught painting at University and College level before the many Art Centers,
his painting class is designed for beginners to advanced students. Beginners will learn
how to handle the medium and how to mix color effectively. Intermediate students will
copy old masters, matching colors and brushstrokes. Advanced students will be helped
integrating art history and contemporary art concepts in their personal work.  

Francesco’s one on one assistance and feedback ensures beginning student’s understanding
and keeps intermediate students engaged and challenged.

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Art Seekers: K-3rd  
September 8th
10:00 – 11:00AM  

New and Improved day-time Art classes!  

Whether your child is home-schooled, and online learner, or simply on a school
break, join us for these monthly, age appropriate art classes. Students will discover
and practice with different mediums, learn about a variety of styles and have fun
creating with their peers!   This month we will create a sketch book.  

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Bring your own Bonsai Tree Workshop  
September 7th
6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Join Bonsai expert, Michael Lane, for this three hour “bring your own tree” class. We will focus on
revisiting trees made in the beginner class, as well as any other projects, you may be working on.
Students will have the opportunity to learn basic wiring, revisit shaping, and to ask questions.  

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Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+ Beginner-Pro)  
6 Saturdays
September 9th – October 14th
9:30AM – 12:30PM  

Enjoy being creative with transparent watercolors. Linda’s hands-on teaching
technique allows you to create along with her in the classroom. Learn something
new or refresh your skills. You will learn brush techniques, color theory, perspective,
gradients, and composition. Each week is a new lesson complete with reference
handouts. You will learn tricks that aren’t in the book and secrets for a successful

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Fluid Art – Dutch Pour Intensive Workshop  
September 9th
10:00AM – 3:00PM  

Our Fluid Art classes are among the most popular classes we offer. The process
is fun, accessible and creates beautiful results. In this comprehensive workshop,
Artist Tammy DeCaro will lead you through the ins and outs of pouring medium,
choosing paint, monitoring the consistency of paint, and mixing the colors.  

Plus, you’ll be introduced to: -Dutch pour composition -Traditional and chaos style
Three methods to create a Dutch Pour -Traditional flooded canvas -Partially flooded
canvas -Transparent method  

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making (Ages 15+)  
September 9th
10:00 – 2:00PM  

Basic wire working for beginners- no experience necessary!  

We will be making jewelry using basic wire working techniques.
You will learn to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces using wire
and beads.  

All supplies will be provided by the Instructor

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Step By Step Batik – Blue Pots  
September 11th
9:30AM – 4:00PM  

If you’re looking for an intriguing art experience, this is the class for you.
Utilizing a technique that originated in Indonesia called Batik, you will be
working with multiple templates on Ginwashi rice paper, using melted wax
and watercolor to create a beautiful painting that will boast a fabric-like finish.  
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you will thoroughly enjoy
this distinctive creative process, but do not hesitate to enroll. This full-day class
will close once a maximum of 6 people have signed up.  

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College Level 1300c Drawing With Francesco Gillia (Ages 15+)  

Every Monday
September 11th – November 27th
6:30PM – 9:30PM  

Francesco Gillia has been teaching University and College Art classes since
2009. If you are interested in learning how to draw, or missed the opportunity
to take an Art class in college, or need a head start for College, this is your chance!  

This 12 week college level course is designed to give the students the skills needed
to complete a competent figurative drawing. Line control and sensitivity, shape,
perspective, and development of value for light, form, and space are the foundation
for all visual arts disciplines, like painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, computer
animation, architecture, also graphic design and product design. The course content for
ART Drawing I is beneficial not only to beginner students but also advanced students that
may have forgotten or never encountered foundational concepts of drawing.  

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Alliance for the Arts |
10091 McGregor Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33919

(239) 939-2787

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