Art Events, Workshops & Classes

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens & Historic Spanish Point

Sarasota and Osprey, Florida Locations -  2022 Art Classes 

 

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Leaves & Lettering - A Nature Inspired Workshop   February 24 & 25  10:30am - 1:30pm   Spanish Point

Create art using live leaves from the gardens and print them into beautiful designs.   We will use decorative lettering techniques to add your favorite phrase.  Afterwards, you will paint and print a coordinated mat to complement your nature themed art so it is ready to hang. No experience necessary.   

 

The Abstract Art of Robert Mapplethorpe - Special Spring Art Exhibition Workshop   March 17 & 18 10:30am - 1:30pm  Selby Gardens

Create abstract floral art using Mapplethorpe's floral photography as inspiration.   Students will create hand-dyed papers and use linework techniques to create mixed-media paintings.   Other art materials will be employed to enhance these dynamic expressions of still-life florals.  No experience necessary.  

 

Patti Smith’s Sheet Music as Art - Special Spring Art Exhibition Workshop     April 21 & 22 10:30am - 1:30pm  Selby Gardens

Enjoy using sheet music as a basis for this mixed-media art making experience.  Explore paints, mark making, creative collage, acrylics, watercolors & more while learning the basics of design and composition inspired by music.  No experience necessary.

 

 

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two with the Brush - Special Bird Painting Workshop     May 19 & 20  10:30am - 1:30pm   Spanish Point

Learn about the birds in Spanish Point and create art inspired by these amazing creatures.  Mixed Media techniques will be used while creating personalized versions of popular Florida wildlife.  A variety of art materials will be used including watercolor and acrylics.  No experience necessary

 

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Florida Studio Intuitive Painting Class

Group and Private Classes

 

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Intuitive Painting In Watercolor and Mixed Media

June 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 at the Inn at Ormsby Hill,  Manchester VT


Welcome to the world of creativity and semi-abstraction!!!  Intuitive painting delves into our thought process and our minds.  It is surprising to see the beautiful results that occur when we allow ourselves the freedom to create intuitively!

 

Have you been looking for a different kind of art class?  One where YOU decide what to paint and how to paint it?  Are you trying to learn something totally new that you can add to what you already know about painting?  Immerse yourself in art with this art retreat!  It is designed to stretch you as an artist.  

 

Composition and design will be at the forefront while creating semi-abstract paintings that you will develop in class.  You will have the ability to use mixed media materials in your art.  If you have wanted to explore different media then this class is for you!  We will combine our watercolor with acrylic and collage.  We will also use stencils, pastes, C'aran Dache watercolor crayons, pastels, ink and hand colored papers.   In each class I will be suggesting different formats, mediums and compositions while guiding you on your painting experience.  I will be here to help you along the way.  I hope you decide to join us.  Call to reserve a space.  If you are a beginning artist or an experienced pro, this class is sure to stretch you in ways you never imagined.  

So, let your creativity soar!!!  Come paint with Clare Godleski and new friends and use your own creativity to lead the way!!!

 

Take a look at some of the paintings Clare Godleski has created using Intuitive Painting methods. 

 

About the artist: 

Clare Godleski has been making and teaching art to adults for over 25 years.  She teaches out of her studios in NJ and Florida.  She also travel teaches art retreats such as this. Clare’s work reflects bold use of color and design.  She prefers not to limit herself to only one medium.  Through the use of many mediums, she can create beautiful and unique paintings that are sure to capture the viewer’s attention.  

Her work has been sold and shown in Galleries in Sarasota, Florida and also in many other venues such as restaurants and community/public places. Her work is also owned by private collectors. 

Intuitive Painting Classes with Clare

in her Osprey FL, Art Studio  

 

Welcome to the world of creativity and abstraction!!!  Intuitive painting delves into our thought process and our minds.  It is surprising to see the beautiful results that occur when we allow ourselves the freedom to create intuitively!

 

Have you been looking for a different kind of art class?  One where YOU decide what to paint and how to paint it?  Are you trying to learn something totally new that you can add to what you already know about painting?  This class is designed to stretch you as an artist.  

 

Composition and design will be at the forefront while creating abstract or semi-abstract paintings that you will develop in class.  We will also be exploring many different media including Dr. Ph. Martin inks/watercolors/acrylics and Golden mixed media pastes and gels. You will have the ability to use all of my materials to determine if you want to use them in your art for a small weekly charge.  If you have wanted to explore different media then this class is for you!  We will combine our watercolor with acrylic and collage.  We will also use stencils, pastes, C'aran Dache watercolor crayons, pastels, ink, beads, hand colored papers, marbelized papers and  much more.   In each class I will be suggesting different supports, formats, mediums, compositions while guiding you on your painting experience.  You will choose your ideal support, ie: watercolor paper, canvas, etc.  I will be here to help you all along the way.  I hope you decide to join us.  Call to reserve a space.  If you are a beginning artist or an experienced pro, this class is sure to stretch you in ways you never imagined.  

So, let your creativity soar!!!  Come paint with Clare and new friends and use your own creativity to lead the way!!!

 

Please RSVP to paintwithclare@gmail.com to reserve your spot.  

 

Any questions?  Call or email me with them!

Selby Gardens - Sarasota, Florida

https://selby.org/programs/classes/

 

January 9, 2020 10am -1pm

Abstract Art in Watercolor and Mixed Media with Borucan Tribal Mask Influence

Students will use watercolor and mixed media to create an abstract/semi - abstract watercolor painting that is influenced by the magnificent colors of the Borucan Tribal masks.  Mixed media will be incorporated into the paintings allowing the students to use their imagination to create a one-of-a-kind original painting.  Includes all supplies all materials - watercolors, mixed media, paper, brushes, etc.  

 

March 4, 2020 10am -1pm

Free Form Florals in Watercolor with Decorative Lettering

Students will use watercolors to create floral designs on watercolor paper using a wet-in-wet technique.  The students will then be instructed on how to create beautiful lettering.  The lettering is used to write over the watercolors and create a beautiful watercolor art piece that will be put into a colorful mat suitable for framing. Includes all materials - watercolors, papers, brushes, mats, etc. 

 

Covenant Life Church

 

Covenant Life Church - Sarasota, Florida

https://covenantlifepca.com/

February 1, 2020   9am - 12pm

 

Large Group - Watercolor and Mixed Media Cardmaking

 

Come join us at Covenant Life Church for an inspirational morning of women's fellowship and card making with professional Artist, Clare Godleski.  After a light bite to eat, we will listen to a speaker and then create cards using watercolors and mixed media.  This was a tremendous success last year with 75 people in attendance - don't miss out!  Sign up early - contact Covenant Life Church directly to reserve your space. 

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