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FLORALS WITH FLAIR

Carol Carter

Online (ZOOM) Workshop

Saturday & Sunday

October 30th & 31st, 2021

11:00am-2:00pm EDT

(10:00am-1:00pm CDT)

Fee: $200

Paint flowers with unusual composition and different perspective in watercolor.  Reference photo and template provided.  Each day a painting will be completed.  Small critique at the end of day. Demo instruction throughout the day with step-by-step follow along painting.

2-Day Online Watercolor Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 30, 11am-2pm EDT
Sunday, October 31, 11am-2pm EDT
Instructor: Carol Carter
Level:  Adv Beg - Adv
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Note: This is an Online workshop.  The starting time is Eastern Daylight Time, so please adjust to your time zone.


You must register to receive the "invite" to join the class.  We will use the application "ZOOM".  You will need a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone in order to participate in the class.  Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to join the workshop.  If you do not have any experience with Zoom, don't worry we can help you!

CANCELLATION POLICY

 
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FULL DAY OF STUDIO PAINTING

WITH VIOLETTA

Violetta Chandler
Saturday, January 29, 2022
11:00am-6:00pm

Painting or drawing all day with instructor’s demo and assistance as needed; There will be several still lives arranged by instructor for your choice; including floral and portrait/figure studies.
Very unique opportunity!
Great for practicing and improving your techniques, learning new skills, engaging with other artists.
Open to Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Water-Based Oil, Pastel, Pencil.
All Levels welcome.
Bring your own Supplies.
Fee: $60 ($48 for Members)*
*Beach Art Center Members receive a discount on this workshop. 
Enter the code MEMBER to receive the discount at checkout.

 
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IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Violetta Chandler

Saturday

February 6th, 2021

9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $100

This 1-day workshop is designed for anybody who is passionate about learning new skills in painting landscape with any level from the beginners to advanced. With the medium of your choice: oils, acrylic or watercolor (recommended previous basic knowledge of chosen medium) each student will be given personal instructions and attention.

There will be a demonstration of the painting in the studio and outside and the exciting experience of painting en plein aire (outdoors).

Please be prepared to paint outside.

We will break at mid-day, please bring your own lunch. 

At the end of the workshop there will be a critique of the paintings.

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FIGURES ON THE BEACH WITH SOROLLA WORKSHOP

**THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Shawn Dell Joyce

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

10:00am-3:00pm

Fee: $75

Local Artist Shawn Dell Joyce offers a fabulous Plein Air figure painting class that happens on Indian Rocks Beach with a live model. Learn about the artist Joaquim Sorolla and see examples of his figure paintings on the beach and learn how he sees color temperature differently than other artists. Then try your hand at “Painting the color of light” on the beach en plein air with a live model in a flowing clothing.


Expect to do a small study, and a large finished piece (12x16-16x20).

Bring your plein air easel and equipment, picnic lunch, a hat or umbrella is suggested.

1-Day Painting Workshop
Sunday, June 13, 10am-3pm 
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
Level:  Intermediate/Advanced
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes
*This workshop takes place outside on the beach in "plein air"

 
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FEARLESS YUPO

Suzanne Natzke

Saturday

November 20th, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $100

Join us as we demystify Yupo, a plastic paper, and one of the most versatile substrates for watercolor. Discover and practice an array of techniques for controlling water and pigment, creating interesting textures, adding and subtracting paint, and achieving a full range of values.

1-Day Watercolor (Yupo) Workshop
Saturday, November 20, (2021) 9am-4pm 
Instructor: Suzanne Natzke
Level:  Experienced Beginner/Advanced
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

 

CLASS OFFERINGS

Build your skills in these "core" Classes
with the area's best artist-instructors.
** Click on the Class Name (below) for detailed class info
and SUPPLY LISTS **

Summer Event Calendar coming soon

MONDAYS

  • Water-Media with Charlotte DiGennaro 9:00am-12:00pm (resumes 10/5)

  • Water-Media with Charlotte DiGennaro 1:00pm-4:00pm (resumes 10/5)

  • Acrylic Painting with Barb Kuzin  1:00pm-4:00pm (TBA)

TUESDAYS

  • Oil Painting with Ron Marvin 9:30am-12:30pm (TBA)

  • Pottery Exploration with Joyce Scalzo 10:00am-1:00pm (resumes 9/1)

  • Beginning/Advanced Painting with Shawn Dell  (TBA)

  • Nocturne Plein Air with Shawn Dell  6:00pm-9:00pm - (5/26, 6/30)

  • Pastel Studio with Shawn Dell 1:00pm-4:00pm - (TBA)

  • Water-Media with Charlotte DiGennaro 1:00pm-4:00pm (TBA)

  • Pottery for Adults with Karen VanVyve  6:00pm-9:00pm (TBA)

  • Absolute Beginners Painting with Shawn Dell  6:00pm-9:00pm (TBA)

WEDNESDAYS

  • Watercolor Step-by-Step with Mary Spires 9:00am-12:00pm (resumes 10/7)

  • Plein Air Adventure with Shawn Dell  9:00am-12:00pm (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27)

  • Exploring Watercolor Magic with Roberta Romeo  1:00pm-4:00pm (Currently Online)

THURSDAYS

  • Watercolor with Dan Grimsich 9:00am-12:00pm (resumes 1/14/21)

  • Fired up for Pottery with Karen VanVyve 10:00am-1:00pm (resumes 9/3)

  • Pencil Drawing with Doug Land 1:00pm-4:00pm (resumes 1/14/21)

FRIDAYS

  • Pottery Exploration with Joyce Scalzo  10:00am-1:00pm (resumes 9/4)

 

LIMITED SERIES CLASSES

Click the button below the class name for detailed info and to register for these classes that run for a limited time only!

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BASICS OF DRAWING

Limited Series

with Doug Land
Wednesdays
1:00pm-4:00pm
Mar, & Apr Sessions

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WRITER'S CRITIQUE GROUP

Meeting 2x per Month

with Tom Cosentino
Mondays
6:30pm-9:30pm
Starting 1/24

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NOCTURNE PLEIN AIR

Monthly Outdoor Class

with Shawn Dell Joyce
Day Varies
6:00pm-9:00pm
Nov 2021 - May 2022

 
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UKULELE JAM

Open Jam Sessions:
Thursdays beginning Oct 21, 2021

Strum and sing open to all levels, all ages. Words and music will be presented on a large TV and we'll play together.  Participants will need their own ukulele and tuner. No other supplies or materials are required.  Come join us for a night of strumming and singing all your old favorites.

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
Jam Leader: Anthony DiGiorgio
Level:  All Levels, All Ages

Instrument: Ukulele

Fee: $5 per person
Supply Fee: NA
Supply List: Bring your own Ukulele

*Please note: Due to limited space, you must pre-register for each session*

 

LEARN TO LINE DANCE!

2 Class Sessions to Choose From:

Prepare for a great time at our upcoming

"Boots and Brushes" Country Gala

and Learn to Country Line Dance!

Side by Side, Step by Step

Sunday, Feb 6, 4pm-5:30pm OR

Sunday, Feb 20, 4pm-5:30pm

Class Fee: only $10

Instructor: Anki Svensson

Location: Beach Art Center

Space is limited to 14 students each session.

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GALA 2020 EVENT SPONSORS

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4th Annual Community Fundraising Event:
"Boots and Brushes" Country Gala
February 26, 2022

We're starting 2022 with a Bang!

On February 26th we're planning a celebration at (and around) the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach.  Our 4th Annual Fundraiser -  “Boots and Brushes Country Gala” - will include a delicious BBQ spread, live Country music, Live Auction, Raffles, Beer/Wine and Whiskey Bar, and dancing in the streets!

Not only is this an opportunity for gaiety and diversion, it’s a chance to demonstrate your indulgence for the ongoing efforts to support the local arts community.  


This year, we ask that you will consider becoming a sponsor of our Fundraising Gala.  The Beach Art Center is a 501c3 not for profit. 

Fundraisers like “Boots & Brushes” are a critical part of our annual budget. 

Without these opportunities and our generous sponsors and donors, we would not be able to continue to serve the community.  

Listed below are several “Sponsorship Opportunities” to choose from.  We hope that you will find an option that suits your charitable giving budget.  We are thrilled to announce that The Original Crabby Bill’s has signed on as our Event Sponsor!


We also invite you to join us at the event.  Tickets are $100 or $75 if you are a Beach Art Center Member.  (Some Sponsorship packages include event tickets.)  Perhaps you have prior plans on February 26 and can’t make the event. 

Through Sponsorship, you can show our community that you are with us in spirit!  “Gala Patrons” may participate as sponsors of the event for as little as $250.

Giddy Up! 

EVENT SPONSOR:

The Original Crabby Bill's (Indian Rocks Beach)

"THE CORRAL" TENT SPONSORS:

Lubke Construction (x 2 corners)

Shumaker Law

Van Selow Design Build

FOOD SPONSORS:

Bank of NY Mellon

BEER SPONSORS:

Amy & Scott Fehrs

Anecdote Brewing Co.

WINE SPONSORS:

Ron & Rebecca Sacra

LIQUOR/WHISKEY SPONSORS:

Natalie Scott - Compass Real Estate

WKM Restoration Group

COFFEE SPONSORS:

Barbara Eastbourne

The Coffee Mill

BAND SPONSORS:

Pioneer Mortgage Funding

Plumlee Gulf Beach Real Estate

Above Sponsorships include:

- Prominent Logo Display in Event Tent.

- Inclusion on 18x24 Event Posters displayed at the Beach Art Center.

- Inclusion on 12x16 Posters displayed at prominent businesses throughout the community prior to the event.

- Logo with link to your website on our Website Event and Sponsorship pages.

- "Thank You" Sponsors graphic remains on our Sponsor page for one year.

- Opportunity to include business card/flyer/menu or other item in our Gala Goodie Bags given to attendees at the event (qty~250). 

- Event Ticket(s) - refer to "Sponsor Level Info Sheet" by clicking button below.

TABLE SPONSORS - $500 per table

- Receives prominent table recognition with Logo at the Event.

- Inclusion on 18x24 Sponsor Posters that will be displayed at the Beach Art Center during and after the event.

- Opportunity to include business card/flyer/menu or other item in our Gala Goodie Bags given to all attendees at the event (qty~250).

(Table Sponsorship does not include an event ticket.)

GALA PATRONS - Platinum $750 / Gold $500 / Silver $250

- Your Name (and/or Business Name) included on 18x24 Gala Patron Posters (level specific) displayed at the Beach Art Center during and after the event.

- Listed as a Gala Patron on our Website Sponsors page.

- Opportunity to include business card/flyer/menu or other item in our Gala Goodie Bags given to all attendees at the event (qty~250).

(Gala Patron Sponsorship does not include an event ticket.)


*Gala Patrons please click the PATRON PAYMENT button (below) to provide your information and complete your secure payment online through PayPal.

(Or bring your cash or check payment to the Beach Art Center.)


SPONSORSHIP INTEREST OR QUESTIONS?

For all Event, Tent, Food, Drink, Band, and Table Sponsorships please contact:

David Schaffer - Sponsorship Chair

drschafes@aol.com

727-278-8188

 

NEW START NEW ART!

Florida Artists Group Gallery Exhibit
Jan 3rd - 28th, 2022

We are pleased to welcome members of the Florida Artist Group (FLAG) to the Beach Art Center!  This January 3rd through the 28th, the walls of the Art Center will be filled with their unique work.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists who have attained international, national, and state-wide recognition.

The public is invited to view the "New Start, New Art" Gallery Show anytime during our regular hours Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.

Please join us at the Opening Reception on Friday, January 14th from 6-8pm. 

Proceeds from sales at the show support these talented local artists and the Beach Art Center.

The Show is generously sponsored by:

Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty

"Your local area experts for real estate sales, rentals,

and vacation property management."

SHOW DATES: January 3 - 28, 2022

RECEPTION: Friday, January 14th, 6-8pm

*For the health and safety of everyone attending the Opening Reception, we will follow the current Beach Art Center COVID Policy​.  Masks are optional. 

However we do request that our unvaccinated guests continue to wear a mask for the safety of other guests.

 
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PASTEL WAVE WORKSHOP

Shawn Dell Joyce
Saturday, January 15

Make a pastel painting of a gulf wave! Follow along step-by-step with pastel artist Shawn Dell Joyce and learn new techniques and tips! All participants get an Ampersand Pastelbord to work on and a few Mount Vision Pastels to try. Bring your own set of soft pastels (not oil).


Half Day Workshop
Saturday, January 15 

1:00pm-4:00pm

Level:  Beginner+ (Age 18+)
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Some supplies included, bring a set of soft pastels (not oil)

 
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Remembering Larry Gerwig

It is with great sadness that we share that our dear friend, Larry Gerwig, passed away Wednesday, April 21st, 2021.  

Larry's commitment to the Beach Art Center knew no bounds.  He was a long time Board Member and Chair of both the Facilities and Gift Shop Committees.  Larry was a well recognized Artist and a long time student at the Beach Art Center.  His joy, talent and commitment will be greatly missed.

Family has requested that, in lieu of Flowers, donations be made to:
The Beach Art Center and/or the
Clearwater Jazz Foundation. 

Obituary

 
 

OUR AMAZING CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Your Teachers and Fellow Artists

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Italian Classes

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Watercolors

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Pastels, Plein Air

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Acrylics

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Drawing

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Watercolors

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Acrylics

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Pottery, Jewelry

 

ART ON THE ROCKS

The following artists regularly teach our "Art on the Rocks" classes...

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Mixed Media

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NATALIA LONDONO

Mandala

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Resin Jewelry

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JOY SWANSON

Mixed Media

 

MAY 2022

Beach Art Center Calendar

5/2 (MON):

9am-4pm - Poetry in Motion Gallery Show continues through May 11th!

9am-12pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm – Acrylics w/Barb Kuzin

6pm-9pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

5/3 (TUE):

9am-12pm – Oil Painting w/Ron Marvin

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-4pm – Water Media w/Charlotte DiGennaro

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

5/4 (WED):

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

9am-12pm – Beginner’s Acrylic Painting w/Kathy Thomas - last class

9am-12pm – Plein Air Adventure w/Shawn Dell Joyce

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm - Exploring Watercolor Magic w/Roberta Romeo 

5/5 (THU):

9am-12pm – Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

9am-12pm - Open Studio (Painting)

5/6 (FRI):

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-3:30pm - Open Studio (Painting)​

6pm-9pm - "Mermaid Wine Glasses" Art on the Rocks w/Shawn Dell Joyce

5/7 (SAT):

1pm-4pm - "Paint Pouring Patterns" Art on the Rocks w/Carol Klovekorn

5/9 (MON):

9am-4pm - Poetry in Motion Gallery Show continues through May 11th!

9am-12pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm – Acrylics w/Barb Kuzin

6pm-9pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

5/10 (TUE):

9am-12pm – Oil Painting w/Ron Marvin

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-4pm – Water Media w/Charlotte DiGennaro

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

5/11 (WED):

9am-4pm - Last Day of the "Poetry in Motion" Gallery Show!

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

9am-12pm – Plein Air Adventure w/Shawn Dell Joyce

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm - Exploring Watercolor Magic w/Roberta Romeo 

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve (New!)

5/12 (THU):

9am-12pm – Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

9am-12pm - Open Studio (Painting)

5/13 (FRI):

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-3:30pm - Open Studio (Painting)​

5/16 (MON):

9am-12pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm – Acrylics w/Barb Kuzin

6pm-9pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

5/17 (TUE):

9am-12pm – Oil Painting w/Ron Marvin - Cancelled

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-4pm – Water Media w/Charlotte DiGennaro

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

5/18 (WED):

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

9am-12pm – Plein Air Adventure w/Shawn Dell Joyce

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm - Exploring Watercolor Magic w/Roberta Romeo - Cancelled

5/19 (THU):

9am-12pm – Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

9am-12pm - Open Studio (Painting)

1pm-2:30pm - Beginner's Conversational Italian w/Roberto Alvarez

5/20 (FRI):

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

10am-3:30pm - "KID PWR" Gallery Show (Art Take-In)

1pm-3:30pm - Open Studio (Painting)​

5/21 (SAT):

9am-1pm - "KID PWR" Gallery Show (Art Take-In)

5/22 (SUN):

1:30pm-3:30pm - "KID PWR" Gallery Show (Art Take-In)

5/23 (MON):

9am-12pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm – Acrylics w/Barb Kuzin

6pm-9pm – Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard

5/24 (TUE):

9am-12pm – Oil Painting w/Ron Marvin - Cancelled

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-4pm – Water Media w/Charlotte DiGennaro

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

5/25 (WED):

9am-12pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

9am-12pm – Plein Air Adventure w/Shawn Dell Joyce

1pm-3:30pm – Open Studio (Pottery)

1pm-4pm - Exploring Watercolor Magic w/Roberta Romeo 

6pm-9pm - Nocturne Plein Air w/Shawn Dell Joyce (ON LOCATION)

5/26 (THU):

9am-12pm – Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

9am-12pm - Open Studio (Painting)

1pm-2:30pm - Beginner's Conversational Italian​ w/Roberto Alvarez

5/27 (FRI):

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-3:30pm - Open Studio (Painting)​

5/28 (SAT):

1pm-5pm - Learn to Pastel in 4 Hours w/Shawn Dell Joyce

5/30 (MON):

Closed for Memorial Day

5/31 (TUE):

9am-12pm – Oil Painting w/Ron Marvin - Cancelled

9am-12pm – Pottery Exploration w/Joyce Scalzo

1pm-4pm – Water Media w/Charlotte DiGennaro

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

JUNE

**Most Weekly Classes and Open Studio will break for the Summer so we can accommodate our Creative Kids Summer Camp.**

6/1 (WED): (No Classes or Open Studio)

6/2 (THU):

1pm-2:30pm - Beginner's Conversational Italian​ w/Roberto Alvarez

6/3 (FRI):

6pm-9pm - "Mandala Art Coffee Mugs" Art on the Rocks w/Natalia Londono

6/6 (MON):

9am-3pm - SUMMER CAMP BEGINS!

6/7 (TUE):

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

6/8 (WED):

6pm-9pm - Fired Up for Pottery w/Karen VanVyve

6/13 (MON):

6pm-9pm - Watercolor Step-by-Step w/Deborah Barnard begins

 

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