Mon Feb 9

Professional Development with Steve Shama

Dr. Steve Shama’s humorous real-life stories and compassionate wisdom will give you a new perspective on stress and how to manage it in every situation— from your own daily stressors to the often unseen stressors of the difficult people you encounter.

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June 15-July 31 (register by the week)

Summer Art Camp in Partnership with Key West Art and Historical Society

Each week’s session will feature a different topic with fun and exciting insights into the arts and history of our island. Choose one or sign up for an entire month of educational adventures!

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Feb 4-25

Dreamers and Doodlers with Jennifer Franke

Use imagination to create some amazing doodles in this introductory drawing class! Franke, an elementary art teacher at Poinciana, will help students explore line and movement each week by creating zentagles – fun designs that involve using our “zen” to tangle some lines together into a swirling masterpiece!

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May 15

Photojournalism with Kim Raff, AIR

There’s an art to composing images out of candid situations. Professional photojournalist Raff explains the creative process that happens before pushing the shutter button. Students hit the street to capture interesting island scenes, then reconvene for a critique where they have the “ah ha” moment of reviewing their work.

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Apr 17

Expressing Place with Lori Swartz, AIR

From painting and writing to welding and performing acrobatics, Swartz is constantly expressing ideas of “place”. Here, she combines writing and painting, encouraging students to identify a place in which they feel at home. Through writing exercises followed by painting work, these ideas will be translated into a final piece.

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Apr 14-16

Learn to Fly: Intro to Aerial Skills with Mara Neimanis

Experiment with risk, height, & gravity on trapeze and on original metal aerial sculpture. A GREAT workout!

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Apr 7-9

The Flying Body: 40 and Beyond with Mara Neimanis

Create a fuller sense of self-awareness on low flying trapezes while learning basic aerial techniques.

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Mar 17

Festival of Greens with Phoebe Porteous, AIR

On the greenest of holidays, take time to see one color in all its wonderful diversity. This color mixing seminar presents paint simply enough to appeal to anyone. Porteous starts with the recipes for at least 20 different tenors of green, working with artists at their own pace to experiment freely.

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Mar 13-14

Photoshop: Painting with Photos with Fran Forman, AIR

Use the tools of digital media to free your imagination! Forman has work in major collections and has won awards internationally for her evocative, dreamlike photo manipulations. By recombining found, scanned, or original images, you’ll create an alternate reality and express abstract dreams, longings, and deep subconscious thoughts.

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Mar 7-May 23

Saturday Still Life with Alaina Plowdrey

Curated still life and loose instruction. Students can tap the instructor for feedback-or work at their own pace.

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