Ringling College of Art and Design Continuing Studies & Special Programs
Engage Your Inner Artist at Summer Studios 2017!
Classes run June 12-July 28
Registration Open Now!
Summer Studios features more than 80 courses for teens, tweens, and adults covering a wide variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, figure, mixed media, photography, filmmaking, design, creative writing, animation and game art, and web and digital arts. Students can explore traditional and digital art techniques to master new techniques and refresh existing skills.
(Sarasota, FL) Unleash your inner artist at Summer Studios 2017, which offers an extensive selection of art classes for teens, tweens, and adults through Ringling College Continuing Studies & Special Programs. Classes run June 12 through July 28, and include a variety of media and subjects, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, filmmaking, creative writing and the digital arts. Most classes meet for one- or two-week sessions, Monday to Friday, for half or full days. Teen studios are designed for students entering 9th through 12th grades; tween studios are open to students entering 6th to 9th grades. Teens and tweens may take just one class, try a variety of options or focus on a series to earn a certificate. Enrollment is ongoing; space is limited. For more information or to register, visit www.ringling.edu/continuingstudies or call 941-955-8866.
According to Diane Zorn, associate director of Continuing Studies & Special Programs at Ringling College, students of all ages and skill levels can expand their creative potential with more than 80 classes and workshops.
“Our classes offer innovative, studio-based learning for middle school and high school students, as well as beginner through advanced practicing artists. Students ages 11 and up will find inspiration, outstanding instruction and interdisciplinary opportunities in these engaging and educational classes,” says Zorn, adding that Summer Studios are taught by expert artists and designers in state-of-the-art, professionally equipped facilities.
Zorn notes that students at Summer Studios can explore traditional art techniques, refresh existing skills, and master new methods in unique hybrid environments of digital and traditional media.
“They develop their creativity and critical thinking through shared learning experiences,” she says. “The Summer Studios experience offers much more than technical instruction. The inspiration and camaraderie emboldens students to take their artistic practice to the next level.”
Classes include fundamental skills development in drawing, and figure study essential to portfolio development, as well as painting, printmaking, and explorations in animation, cartooning, social media, photography, film and video production, digital media, and much more. Creative writing courses, such as “Creative Writing for Horror,” “Image and Word,” “Creative Writing for Comic and Graphic Novels,” and “Creative Writing for Video Games,” offer innovative insights into new media formats. Students can discover how to create books, experiment with the art of self-portraiture, learn how to digitally sculpt with Zbrush software, delve into experimental animation techniques, and learn the basics of photo management, enhancement, and publishing.
“Whatever direction your inner muse is leading you, we have the tools and the teachers to set you on your creative journey,” says Zorn.
About Ringling College of Art and Design Continuing Studies & Special Programs
Continuing Studies promotes visual arts by providing educational and professional development opportunities for multigenerational audiences, and supports the academic mission of the College by developing innovative programming that serves current and future students, the public, and professionals from multiple fields. Visit www.ringling.edu/ContinuingStudies.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ten disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes our students into tomorrow’s creative leaders. Visit www.ringling.edu.