Mask Making with John McBride

Wed & Thu Oct 26 & 27, 5 -7PM

Just in time for Fantasy Fest, one of Key West’s favorite visitors returns to help students craft their perfect mask.

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Experimental Collage with Lisa Weiss

Sat Oct 22, 10AM - 3PM

Artist in Residence Lisa Weiss teaches students the tricks and techniques of collage.

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Semi-Precious Jewelry with Abigail Houff

Thu Oct 13, 6-9pm

Abigail Houff brings a favorite class back to the Studios. Craft elegant, striking jewelry with semi-precious stones.

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Parade: Performance Skills with Katrina Brees

Wed Oct 12, 5 -6:30PM

Dance and theater movement for parading. Includes use of parade props such as parasols, wings, hula hoops and more.

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After Dinner Art History with Alaina Plowdrey

Mon Oct 3,10, 24 & 31, 7 - 8:30PM

Brush up on your history in a relaxed environment with wine, coffee, and sweet bites.

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Figure Drawing in Paradise with Alaina Plowdrey, hosted by The Marker Resort

Thu Oct 13, 5-7PM

The Studios of Key West and The Marker Resort join forces to bring you a workshop that blends creativity and relaxation!

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Changing Seas, with Gabrielle Teschner

Wed Oct 19, 6PM

One part performance, one part artist talk, one part environmental awakening.

Teschner will introduce Key West to her work through a lively narrative event in which she combines digital projections and poetic text to explore our changing seas.

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The Monthly “On the Deck” Potluck

September 2016 - June 2017

The fourth Wednesday of each month will bring “On the Deck”, a casual potluck to welcome our new Artists in Residence.

This event brings our “Studios family” together at our Ashe Street cottage to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

Please bring an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert or snack & The Studios will supply the beverages. All are welcomed to join!

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Hudson Valley Art Tour

Mon - Fri, Oct 10 -14 2016

The Fall foliage will be at its peak for The Studios’ customized tour of the many art destinations north of Manhattan. From the 19th century homes of the Hudson River School painters to the cutting edge contemporary art at Dia and Storm King, we’ll travel in style, feast on culture and and eat like kings.

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When You Were Ten: Members’ Exhibition

Thu Dec 1 - Sat Dec 29

Sponsored by Royal Furniture

As The Studios celebrates its TENTH birthday, we invite our artist members to cast their minds back to when they were ten themselves. Where were you, how did it feel, what did the world look like through the fresh eyes of a child? As always, the theme is optional, a springboard for your imagination. Join us for cake at the opening reception!

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Parade Lab with Katrina Brees

Thu Oct 6 - Fri Oct 28

Sponsored by Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry of the Keys

The colors, the creativity, the costumes! Fantasy Fest ignites our island’s best ideas and inspirations and brings them to life. What you don’t often see are the countless hours of behind-the-scenes creative work it takes to make the magic. This month, we’re opening a window into the process and transforming our gallery into an incubator for creative expression. New Orleans parade producer Katrina Brees oversees the fun, offering tips, tricks and design guidance along the way.

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In/Visible Abiy Frew

Thu Oct 6 - Fri Oct 28

Sponsored by Croissants de France

Classically trained as a figurative painter, Abiy T. Frew pushes the limits of representation and paint to maximize their expressive potential. Surfaces are built up and scraped down; pigment is applied in gentle washes or with aggressive strokes.

In the context of a global refugee crisis, Frew’s latest series, “IN/VISIBLE” starts with the notion of chiaroscuro (“light and shadow”) and explores the personal and political dimensions of displacement, absence and belonging.

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