Small Studies to Large Studio Paintings with Mike Rooney

5 Wednesdays in March, 10AM- 1PM

Use thumbnail sketches, “smart” photos, and color studies to plan larger works.

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Classical Figure Drawing with Lothar Speer

Six Thursdays Mar 2 - Apr 6, 10AM - 1PM

Draw like the masters! Speer covers anatomy, lighting, tone and more.

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Painting Bootcamp with Rick Worth in March

Classes offered Monday Evenings, Tuesday Afternoons and Tuesday Evenings in March

A perfect way to spend an afternoon, whether you’re in Key West for a weekend, or for a lifetime. Rick Worth will take command of the class, bringing tips and laughs, and resulting in your very own master piece to take home with you.

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Watercolor Storyboarding with Sean Callahan

Thu Mar 9, 2 - 5PM and Mon Mar 13, 20 & 27, 1 - 4PM

We all have stories to tell. Tell yours in full color! Sean Callahan brings his painting expertise to the world of illustration. Create a group of small watercolor paintings that tell a fictional story or favorite memory. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Screenwriting with Bob Bowersox 102

Six Tuesdays Mar 14 - Mar 28 and May 2 - May 16, 6:30pm

Turn that idea into a screenplay with this intro to the craft of screenwriting.

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Intermediate Improv with ImprovBoston

Tue - Fri Mar 14 - 17, 10AM - 2PM

Join Mike and Deana from ImprovBoston as they return for another year of life-changing improv classes. Be a part of what they have taken to calling “ImprovBoston South” as you learn to accept the gifts you are given, transform “no’s” into “yeses” and gain trust in your own voice both on stage and off. This class will have you on your feet laughing and learning with two of the country’s most sought after improv instructors. We will meet each day, building off the day before, culminating in our new ensemble will take the stage on Saturday night alongside members of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company.

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Market Research for the Creative Entrepreneur with Harry Crissy

Wed Mar 15, 5 - 7PM

Crash course in market research for artists and creative entrepreneurs.

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Florals in Oil with AIR Michele Van Maurik

Fr i & Sat Mar 31 & Apr 1, 10AM- 4PM

Step by step instruction from a master in capturing flowers with oil paint.

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Antilles Music Ensemble

Thu Mar 30, 8PM

Seven or eight musicians strong, the Antilles Music Ensemble charts a course through early 20th century Caribbean dance music, with an eye toward the islands, an ear for French Creole rhythms and a scholar’s appreciation for the earliest forms of Jazz. We challenge you to stay in your seats for this one!

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Milk & Cookies: A Totally Depraved After Hours

Fri, March 31, 7:30-10pm

Settle in and get cozy — it’s the sweetest story hour since you were a kid. Your favorite Key West personalities bring back childhood bedtime activities, including an absolutely adults-only story hour, an open bar of boozy milk and cookies, and R-rated games with fun prizes. It’s the coolest no-slumber party in town!

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Together Again: Cindy Wynn and Susan Sugar

On display Mar 2 -30

Angular steel and open horizons complement each other in surprising ways in this pairing of well-regarded Key West artists. Wynn utilizes welding, torch-cutting and grinding to create her signature works. For her, the quest to acquire scrap metal and the process of learning new machine techniques are driving forces to create. Sugar captures Key West’s tumultuous summer skies, painting on site in watercolor at dawn and dusk. Later she transforms her collection of delicate watercolors into large oils in her studio.

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Conchtown: Pam Hobbs & Maggie Ruley

On display Mar 2 - 30 in the XOJ Gallery

Pam Hobbs or Maggie Ruley are quintessential Key West artists: Hobbs with bold colors, black outlines, and a woozy perspective; and Ruley with soft seascapes that make you feel like a green flash could appear any moment. Seen together, the good friends capture just about everything we love about this place.

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Blues in Black and White by John Martini in The Project Gallery

On Display Mar 2 - 30

John Martini lives and works in Key West, Florida and Veuxhaulles-Sur-Aube, France. His sculptures are shown internationally in galleries and museums including Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA, the Shidoni Annual in New Mexico, Galerie Antoine Laurentin in Paris, France and Galleria Santamarta in Milan, Italy. His works are extensively represented in private and public collections including the large installation, “Head2Head,” at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.

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