Winter Academy:

BIG ARTS Winter Academy returns for its fourth season on Sanibel with courses in art, music, economics, international law and religion. Winter Academy classes delve into subjects on a more in-depth basis than a single lecture, but less than a full college course. Led by experts in their field, many of the Winter Academy instructors are retired university faculty, in addition to being accomplished speakers.

BIG ARTS 2014 Winter Academy Classes

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BIG ARTS will continue to provide the high quality of instruction, small class size, and subject relevance that students and participants have experienced in previous years.

Classes offered include: Art and Technology, Discussion Groups, Fine Crafts, Foreign Language, Music Lessons, Painting and Drawing, Pottery and Writing

Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a space in classes or workshops it is wise to register early. Full payment is required with registration. To enroll in a class: Download and print the registration form and mail or fax the completed form to us with your payment or payment information. Fax number is (239) 395-0330.

For more information call (239) 395-0900, or come in to BIG ARTS Center during business hours.
Join us or renew your BIG ARTS membership today! Members receive discounts on workshops, priority ticket ordering; special event invitations; and a 10% discount off our gift shop and Founders Gallery.

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Workshop Info:

2013 - 2014 Workshops Listed by Month

2013 - 2014 Workshop Guide

Registration Form

2013 - 2014 Season: Winter Academy and Workshops
Note: Winter Academy Classes Are in Bold
Classes Listed Alphabetically by Instructor Last Name
Supply Lists and Class Information Included in Descriptions

Bailey: History of Jazz, Swing Era

Bouche: Seeing Through Masterpieces, Hidden Lives of Outrageously Famous Artworks

Bronsted: Clay Sculpting, Pottery on the Wheel

Buelow: Pastel Painting

Casola: Stained Glass Classes

Churchill: Torn Strip Papier-Mâché Sculpture

Collier: Oil Painting, Beginner and Intermediate

Collier: Oil Painting, Intermediate Advanced

Councell: Adventures in Watercolors and Mixed Media

Damiano: iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, Apps and Other Technology Skills

Damiano: All Technology Classes - Flyer

Damandl: Cool Coils, Basketry

Damandl: Fun with Gourds

Damandl: Pine Needle Basketry

Daversa: Mystery Thriller Critique Group

Devos: PMC Classes: Glass Pendant, Gemstones and Pearls, Bracelets

Doiron: History of Opera

Ferguson: Decorative Painting and Creative Art

Ferguson: Oil Painting

Ferguson: Oil Supply List

Flagg: Learn to Weave

Flaherty: Pottery on the Wheel

Gause: Open Studio, Clothed Model/Still Life

Graham: Crafting Accordion and Flag Books

Gross: Fused Glass

Hammond: Learning to See and Draw with the Old Masters

Hudson: Beginner Acrylic Painting

Jacob: Beginner Italian, for Travelers

Kaiser: Glass Fusing

Kittel: Realistic and Abstract

Lettmann: Jumpstart Your Writing

Life Drawing Open Studio - Non Instructed (Mondays)

Life Drawing Open Studio - Non Instructed (Fridays)

Logue: Tap Dance, All Classes

Martindale: Group Voice Lessons

McCarty Sickels: Applied Drawing Basics

Morrow: Self-Hypnosis for Health

Ndiaye: African Dance and Drumming

Newbourne: Chinese Brush Painting

Oberbeck: Great Themes Discussion Group

Oberbeck: Memoir or Short Fiction

Ogden: Drama Discussion Group

Pappas: Experimental Watermedia, Beginner and Advanced

Pappas: Intermediate Watermedia

Pappas: Watermedia supply list

Pesek: Layered Imagery Collage

Peterson: Encaustic Workshop

Scott: Drawing, Introduction to Zentagle

Souers: Adobe Elements

Souers: Adobe Lightroom

Souers: Adobe Lightroom

Souers: Photography, info for Intro and Advanced classes

Radeff: How to Publish - Articles

Radeff: How to Get Your Book Published

Ritchie: Great Books Discussion Group

Taylor: Create with Alcohol Inks

Thurber: Women's Seminar - For and About Women

BIG ARTS Workshops
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Sony Corporation of America

Workshop Cancellation/Transfer Refund Policy:
If a student cancels/withdraws from a class/workshop and notifies BIG ARTS at least one week prior to the first day of the class, 100 percent of the tuition paid may be transferred to another workshop or to a BIG ARTS gift card. If a cash refund is requested, 80 percent of the tuition paid will be refunded to the student. No transfers/refunds will be given if a student cancels within one week before start of the class/workshop.

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Attention BIG ARTS Instructors:
BIG ARTS needs a completed IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer ID Number) for all instructors

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