Fort Myers Art Classes, Events & Summer Camps

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Spring is not just a season – it’s a state of mind and with these bright and sunny art classes, events and summer camps, your everyday life is about to get a lot brighter.

Screening of documentaries on street heroines – Visualization on site or online

saturday 22 may • Join us on our intimate GreenMarket lawn or online in the virtual sphere for a documentary that explores the courage and creativity of graffiti artists around the world! The outdoor event will feature live graffiti and murals from local artists, refreshments to purchase, and a question-and-answer session with the artists and filmmakers.

Street Heroines is a feature length documentary celebrating the courage and creativity of women who, despite their lack of recognition, have been an integral part of the graffiti and street art movement from the start. A true narrative of truth woven between an interview-driven narrative, Street Heroines juxtaposes the personal experiences of three emerging Latino artists from New York, Mexico City and São Paulo as they navigate a male-dominated subculture to establish identities. artistic landscapes in chaotic cityscapes.

Virtual Cheese Tasting: Life is a Picnic – Online Event

Thursday May 13 • The best way to discover (and appreciate) cheese is to taste it! This popular virtual affair is back by popular demand. Join Quality Cheese’s Caroline Hostettler for a delicious online tasting of perfect summer cheeses, fun for all ages!

Your tasting kit is your ticket to this unique and exciting event. Reserve yours now to discover a range of textures, flavors and aromas and collect it before tasting!

Sisters: 21st century female artists – Online art conference

Thursday May 13 • The growing importance of women artists on the international contemporary art scene is becoming increasingly evident to historians and collectors. Meet 21st century female artists and explore their influence on contemporary art at this startling and breathtaking conference.

Pop of Color exhibition

Exhibitions from May 7 to 29 • After spending the last twelve months on display at the Southwest Florida International Airport, this exhibit features a diverse collection of works of art using lines, shapes, textures and colors to amaze people. sense. This collection of works by local artists ranges from abstract expressionism, found object constructions, mixed media assemblages and color field paintings that showcase a wide range of approaches to creating works of art. abstract.

Study of oil figures (the poster) – On-site course

Saturday May 1 • This one-day workshop explores the study of color composition through the practice of poster painting applied to the human figure. A poster is a small, simplified key of light seen through a subject and serves as a first impression of the general character of color.

Alla Prima Oil Portrait – On-site course

saturday 8 may • Alla Prima is a direct painting technique that challenges the artist to apply distinct brushstrokes with few revisions for a new impression of the subject. Students will make a small portrait sketch. Basic color theory and paint manipulation will be discussed.

Classical Painting and Painting Workshop with Terry Lynn Spry – Onsite Class

Tuesdays May 11 – June 16 • Students are encouraged to work at their own level, and with the subject and medium of their choice. In this course, you can expect to learn about the spectrum of painting, from realism to abstract, as well as portrait studies, color control, composition, value study and design.

Farm-to-kitchen cooking – Free on-site GreenMarket workshop and demonstration

saturday 15 may • Tatiana, an expert organic producer and creative master of raw foods, will give you an overview of the easy and effective ways to incorporate farm-fresh produce into your meals by offering advice and trips on good selections, proper storage, diverse use and propagation for future growth in a small space. Have fun, learn new things, then taste and shop at Tatiana’s booth and the GreenMarket to put your newfound knowledge into practice!

Our outdoor farmer’s market is full of local produce, artisan foods, edible and landscaped plants, lawn yoga, live music, art, unique gifts, backyard farm workshops and all. the good flavors and good vibes that you can fit into your Saturday morning. Plus, there’s plenty of shade, camaraderie, and community – the perfect setting to grab a bite to eat and relax! Our weekly market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, all year round, rain or shine.

Drawing Pet Portraits – Onsite Class

Wednesdays May 12 – June 16 • Improve your drawing skills using techniques to create a personal masterpiece of your furry friend! Students will receive lessons in certain classes and then work on their own animal portrait.

Introduction to belly dancing – On-site lessons

Wednesdays May 19 – June 16 • Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance! Belly dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility, and body-mind connection.

or sign up for our intermediate belly dancing class – on site!

Introduction to the analysis and production of documentary films

Tuesdays from May 25 to June 22 • In this course, we begin by reviewing the history of non-fiction fashions in American cinema, including poetic documentaries, newsreels, war films, ethnographic films, cinema verity, direct cinema. and avant-garde documentaries. Questions we will address include: What is cinema? How does it relate to reality and illusion, to technology, to culture and to society? How do you evaluate cinema?

About the Instructor: Jordan Noël Hawkes has produced documentaries, feature films and commercials, cultural events and arts education programs in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. She is the producer of Street Heroines 2021, a one-of-a-kind film that traces the history of women in the graffiti and street art movement, which has been shown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Moniker Art Fair, Starz, and in other places around the world.

Members-only book club – online

Tuesday, May 18 • Join fellow Alliance members in the virtual sphere to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history and history. appreciation of art. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and develop your appreciation and knowledge of the art world!

Open studio for members only – on site

Fridays from May 7 to 28 • No workshop? No problem! Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio in our classroom. This is your chance to socialize and collaborate with other members while creating your own way. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome. Although Open Studio is free for Alliance members, pre-registration is required. Only 10 places available.

Art Lives Here poster campaign

Local Lee County artists make our community a better place by raising the caliber of originality, talent and culture that exists here. Our Art Lives Here campaign is creating more art for more people by displaying artwork on billboards throughout Southwest Florida, turning ad space into public art for and by our talented local artists!

Congratulations to the local artists exhibiting in 2021 Tania Alves, Bruce MacKechnie, Doug Smithwick, Khaysie Tiburcio and Susi Wingenroth. The project, now in its third year and made possible by Alliance season partner Carter-Pritchett Advertising, aims to take works out of the traditional context of museum and gallery walls, drawing attention to the work of artists. emerging and making the arts accessible to all.

Summer arts camp for years 1 to 7

Sessions June 21 – July 30 • Fill your child’s summer with an exhilarating range of activities like art, drama, photography and movement! Don’t miss the unique opportunity to discover, explore and engage in the visual and performing arts this summer. Kids will love creating unique masterpieces, playing improv games, exploring our galleries and more, all taught and led by our team of experienced artists and educators.

Intensive Musical Theater Camp at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater for Grades 7 to 12

Sessions from July 5 to 30 • Take the stage and shine with the excitement and magic of live musical theater! This popular weeklong camp is taught and led by Broadway Palm director and choreographer Amy McCleary, local artist Kiersten Benzing and features special guests – actors and actresses straight from the Broadway Palm stage.

Each session offers specialized courses in hearing, vocal techniques, improvisation, stage study and dance. The week ends with a performance at the facilities of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, which offers plenty of space for responsible distancing.


This press release was produced by the Grand Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The opinions expressed are those of the author.


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