Renee Foosaner Education Center Presents March Madness Mini-Art Workshops Starting March 13

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Registration is now available online for the Renee Foosaner Education Center of Florida Institute of Technology’s March Madness Mini-Art workshops.  All workshops cost $50.Two workshops cost $80 ($10 off each). Use discount code MARCHMAD when registering for both workshops.

Go with the Flow

March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Let the paint do all of the hard work as you relax and “go with the flow.” Instructor Heather Everett will lead the class on an abstract acrylic painting expedition while emphasizing the basics of design, composition and color. If you need a stress-free creative outlet, this is the class for you.

Heads Up Workshop

March 16, 1-4 p.m.

Create a striking clay portrait from a hollow, wheel-thrown form and open the doors of your imagination.Students will use their hands to gently sculpt facial features by manipulating the clay form from the inside out. Includes clay and bisque firing.

Wine + Art Experience

March 20, 6 – 9 p.m.

The perfect pairing—wine and art! Enjoy a fun, authentic painting experience in a relaxing, fun setting. Students will create a painting using acrylic paints, guided by instructor Jeanne Diehl Shaffer. A great night out for girlfriends, couples, artists and oenophiles (wine lovers) alike! Tuition covers all materials and 2 glasses of red or white wine. Additional wine is available for a suggested donation of $5 per glass.

Brush Stroke Workshop

March 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

This workshop explores underglazing through the use of line and shape using brushes. This includes making your own unique brushes with found objects and materials. Demonstrations will be provided covering layering of color, qualities of lines, basic design principals and composition. Simple approaches to painting fish and leaves will also be shown. A calligraphy brush will be provided for each student to use and take home.

Registration and details are available on the Web site, under “Workshops.” You many also call (321) 674-8923 or email Sara Russo, curator of education, at

The Foosaner Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and students with ID and free on Thursdays and always for Florida Tech faculty, staff and students with their ID.

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