Attraction Spotlight: Longboat Key Center for the Arts
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is program offered by the Ringling College focused on educational arts and cultural programming for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. They offer exhibitions, classes and workshops to engage the community in culture and arts.
They are located in the Longbeach Village at the north end of Longboat Key. You can enjoy exhibitions, concerts, lectures and more with Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Here is a look at what the organization offers.
New to Longboat Key Center for the Arts
For beginners or masters in the arts, you can take part in workshops, labs and classes through Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Their goal is to get your creative juices flowing. Right now they have the Fall of 2014 ageless creativity workshops with choices from watercolor demonstrations to painting lectures.
You can also take part in open studios, learning labs and master classes. Classes are 1-3 days workshops that allow you to try specific medium or technique that you’re trying to learn about. Since most people can’t commit to a month of a class, Longboat offers shorter and more manageable options. If classes are too much, try a learning lab in January-March from 1-4pm on Wednesdays. It’s a demonstration of a techniques and materials. You can also use their open studios for practice your craft.
You can also enjoy exhibitions of work, the 2015 outdoor music series featuring music in the tent in the courtyard and lectures on the arts.
Try upcoming classes including:
- Painting Reflective Surfaces with Susanna Spann on January 21-22
- Landscapes in Watercolor with Jack Nolan on January 15th
- Seascapes Oil Painting with Douglas David on March 4-6
- Ring Making with Wendy Thurlow on March 4th
- Travel Sketching with Jack Nolan on February 10th
- The Thomas Carabassi Samba Jazz Quintet on January 24th
- Natural Environments by Louis Cabot on display through December 19th
The Ringing College of Art & Design are featuring the Longboat Key Center for the Arts in order to help the community get more involved in arts and culture.