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Gatha Poem Paintings - Beth Schroeder

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Inspired by nature, Asian art and meditation, the artist’s intention is to give the viewers an opportunity to cultivate a feeling of safety, lovingkindness, and peace. In the Artist Talk, Beth will share how Tibetan, Zen and western meditation influenced her process for "Metta Poem Paintings". ARTIST RECEPTION: February 2 | 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. ARTIST […]

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Common Ground, an Urban Experience - Shah Hadjebi and Al Chailosky

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Shah Hadjebi is the consummate watercolorist. He pays close attention to detail and infuses magical color. His renderings range from the aviary sublime to the flash of chrome on a 1957 Chevy. Shah brings us closer to nature with joy and love. He has made a shift collaborating with Al Chailosky. Al’s three-dimensional models are […]

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From Life
Instructor: Juli Bobman

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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This multi-week, life drawing workshop meets on Mondays with model and guidance. This class is designed as a multi-level experience and will cover foundational basics and discuss light, shadow, proportion, and some anatomy. The sessions are casual, relaxing, and inviting to beginner and advanced artists alike. Sessions will begin with a series of short gesture […]

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Alcohol Ink Artistry
Instructor: June Lanza

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Grab a smock and dive into the fun and beginner-friendly world of alcohol ink mixed media art, no experience required! During this two-part workshop, you will learn about a popular solvent based dye called alcohol ink and get a taste of its many exciting functions. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with the inks […]

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Structural Drawing
Golden Ratio of a Shell
Instructor: Juli Bobman

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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In this class, beginner and intermediate students will demystify complex forms by breaking down the objects into the simplest common shapes to understand their basic structure. We will discuss the magic of adding light and shadow to create the 3-D illusion of the form. These drawing skills will also enhance your painting experience. Supply list: […]

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Anatomy of A Fall

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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(2023) France, R, 151 min | Crime, Drama, ThrillerA woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the main witness. An investigation leads to a conclusion of "suspicious death": it's impossible to know for sure whether he took his own life or was killed.5 Academy Award Nominations:Best […]

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BIG ARTS – Open Studio

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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A place for inspiration! Artists generate ideas, but they need space and time to develop these ideas, and for visual artists, it all comes together in the studio. Join in during Open Studio on the first Tuesday of each month. Use this time to work on your individual art projects while interacting with other artists. […]

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Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Glass fusing, also called kiln‐formed glass, offers an outlet for creativity for those who are artistically blessed, as well as those who are artistically challenged. As Petra always says, "Glass is difficult to mess up." You will be able to create anything from functional to expressive, from jewelry to sculpture, from tableware to wall art. […]

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Robert Kagan – “America’s Role in Establishing a New and Stable World Order”

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Robert Kagan is the Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is a graduate of Yale University’s School of Government and holds a PhD in American History from American University. He is a contributing columnist at The Washington […]

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Intro to Acrylics Instructor: Sunny Krchmar

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Come and get inspired by an easy introduction to painting. Join us for 2-day, 3-hr sessions in which we will discuss and experiment with acrylic paints. This medium is very versatile and perfect for anyone new to painting. Some drawing experience is preferred, but not required. Supply list: Students should wear apron or clothes they […]

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Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Glass fusing, also called kiln‐formed glass, offers an outlet for creativity for those who are artistically blessed, as well as those who are artistically challenged. As Petra always says, "Glass is difficult to mess up." You will be able to create anything from functional to expressive, from jewelry to sculpture, from tableware to wall art. […]

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