Kids art workshop at the Anna Maria Island Art League

Holmes Beach – The Anna Maria Island Art League is hosting a three day kids art workshop called “Exploring Creativity’, taught by Marie Garafano. The class will be taking place from Monday, March 30th through Wednesday, April 1st from 1:30-3:30pm.

During the class children will elarn how to paint with watercolors as well as experiment with colalge to create expressive pictures. Marie Garafano is a watercolor painter and former illustrator/designer who also illustrated the children’s book “Ginger Goes on a Diet”.

The cost for the class is $50 per child and supplies will be provided. Classes are limited to 10 people and children should dress comfortably in clothes they are okay getting paint on.

For more information or to register for the class, call 941-778-2099 or visit the gallery itself  in Holmes Beach at 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-2pm.

The Galleries of Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island – Anna Maria Island is not only a place to take in the natural beauty, but the man made beauty as well.   No need to go to a big city to view many different local artists.  A few names you may have even heard of such as Emerson, Sue Lynn Cotton or Barbara Hines.  You can either go to one of many local galleries, or gift shops on the island to find local work.  Some of our local artists can even be found in many of our vacation rentals.  Take a stroll through one of the galleries, and see if you recognize anything.

Art Space Deborah Webster
Dancing Water by Deborah Webster owner of Art Space Anna Maria.

Here are the local galleries for you all to enjoy.  Please click on the names below which will take you to their web site for phone numbers, hours and what collections are available for viewing throughout the year:

Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island – 5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anna Maria Island Art League – 5312 Holmes Boulevard Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anna Maria Island Historical Society – 402 Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216

Island Gallery West – 5368 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Studio at Gulf and Pine – Corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216

Artspace Anna Maria – 101 South Bay Boulevard Anna Maria, FL 34216

Emerson Studio Store – 317 Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216

Some of these galleries will allow traveling artists to display/sell some of their pieces as well.  If you have some great pieces, and will be on the island for a while, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Sometimes you just need to slow the pace, enjoy life around you, and even experience it through someone else’s eyes. This is not hard to do when visiting the many fabulous galleries around Anna Maria Island.

New classes starting at the Anna Maria Island Art League

Holmes Beach – The Anna Maria Island Art League recently announced a series of new classes centered around Sea-Life painting.

Anna Maria Island Art League 2014 Calendar

Anna Maria Island Art League happenings

The art league presents a series of three classes exploring the basics of Sea-Life painting. John Allison is a renowned mural artist. He teaches classes that are designed to show the basics of form and tone. Additionally, he’ll teach drawing with light to create movement under water and how to achieve the effects of nature through paint. Also producing finished artwork at the end of each lesson.

The classes take place April 26th, may 3rd and May 10th 2014 from 1:00pm-3:30pm. Please call the Anna Maria Island Art League, at 941-778-2099, for registration as space is limited.

 

 

Anna Maria Art Island League 2014 Classes and Workshops

Anna Maria – The Anna Maria Island Art League, located at 5312 Holmes Blvd on Holmes Beach, offers a variety of classes, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year. Below is a sampling of their 2014 offerings. Contact the Anna Maria Island Art League at 941-778-2099 for more information and to pre-register for classes.

Anna Maria Island Art League 2014 Calendar

Photography: Camera Basics
Welcome Point and Shoot and DSLR Cameras
Instructor Spencer Pullen will alternate between classroom learning and field trips. You will learn the parts of the camera and how they work, and go on a “Field of Dreams” field trip to apply what you have learned. There will be group learning as well as individual exploration. (Please visit Spencer’s web site www.SpencerPullen.com to view his impressive work and teaching experience!) Class sylibus HERE
Instructor: Spencer Pullen
Tuesdays 4-6pm
1/7, 1/14, 1/21 & 1/28/2014
$100 for the class

Just Wanna Paint!
Janet Kingan will be teaching an on-going weekly basic oil painting class. In a relaxed atmosphere, with an emphasis on fun, we will explore techniques with a brief demo, share tips and paint! Students will supply their own paints. The materials list will be supplied.
Instructor: Janet Kingan
Mondays, 10:30am- 12:30 p.m.
Coming soon in 2014
$30 per class

Drawing to Painting
Drawing, the foundation upon which all good painting depends, is taught in a condense, intense 2 week span. In class, the student will work further toward knowledge of renaissance inspired methods and techniques. Then, for the remaining 3 weeks, the class will delve into painting with oils or watercolors. Supply list can be emailed or picked up.
Instructor: Rolando Rodriquez
Coming soon in 2014

2D Art Beginning Class
Begin exploring and experimenting with media and techniques used to create a variety of two-dimensional artworks through the development of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and/or design. You will begin a well rounded basic understanding of technical practice, sketch and manipulate the structural elements of art to improve mark making and/or the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation, research and/or imagination.
Instructor: Abby Flanigan
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Coming soon in 2014
$75 for 4 class session

 

This Weekend on Anna Maria Island – December 13th-15th

This Weekend on Anna Maria Island is a regular section highlighting the various happenings and events going on over the weekend. Check our events calendar for a list of future events.   

 

       • Dec. 13, from 5-8 p.m., Anna Maria businesses host a citywide holiday open house. Participating businesses will stay open extended hours to toast the season and children can visit with Santa Claus.

       • Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Art League presents Winterfest at city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The event provides an opportunity for art-enthusiasts to do some holiday shopping and for artists — from near and afar — to show off their work in a juried festival.
     
       • Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m., the Bridge Street Merchants hosts the annual Christmas on Bridge Street celebration, featuring visits with representatives from the North Pole, raffles, a children’s gift bazaar, carols and holiday specials in the stores and restaurants. 

 

       • Dec. 14, 5:45 p.m., Kicking off on the north end of Longboat Key near Mar Vista, the Cortez Yacht Clubs 10th annual lighted holiday parade will troll up towards the Seafood Shack Marina for judging. 
    
       • Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Bethlehem Walk, which does not feature Santa, but does feature a certain newborn.
  
       • Dec. 15, 2 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra performs the Island Holidays concert at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.