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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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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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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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Afterlife and “A World to Come:" Comparing/Contrasting the Views of Humanity’s Major Religions and Philosophical Traditions
Instructor: Dr. Randall H. Niehoff

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Anthropologists have taught that one can glimpse the philosophic perspective of a culture by observing how they handle their dead. End-of-life customs reveal a community's answer to the question of whether the universe is understood to be neutral, hostile, or friendly to our existence. Looking back into history, archeologists have unearthed prehistoric burials dating to […]

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Painting Mangroves & Their Reflections in Oil
Master-Artist Instructor: Douglas David

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Brand new workshop! This exciting and fun class will cover the basic principles of oil painting, specifically regarding painting mangroves. After the basics are covered, we will start by painting some basic mangroves and their roots and move up to more complicated groupings of trees and their reflections throughout the two days. For those who […]

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Tape It Up: Technique of Masking Tape Sculpture
Instructor: Jeff Ocasio

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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This class welcomes artists of all levels, from beginners eager to explore their artistic abilities to experienced artists seeking to embrace a playful and whimsical artistic approach where they will learn the basics of sculpting with masking tape. Jeff’s teaching style is relaxed and conversational, and the class is limited to only six students for […]

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Event Series Fluid Art Series

Fluid Art
Instructor: Tammy DeCaro

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Join mixed-media artist Tammy DeCaro in this fun and creative fluid art series. The March session will focus on the swiping, fluid art technique. These mini-workshops will include mixing paints, choosing pouring mediums, and how to choose colors and layer them to produce different fluid art effects. Supply list:  Wear comfortable clothes. Bring two boxes […]

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Silk Painting
Instructor: Deborah Zwetsch

BIG ARTS Sanibel 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL, United States
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Silk painting is the application of dyes directly onto silk fabric. The colors are quite often bright, vibrant, and translucent, creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Students will be inspired as Deborah demonstrates an exciting array of techniques with cloth designs observing nature. You will hand-paint your very own original art on “crepe de Chine’ silk fabric--canvas that […]

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