Josette Urso Workshop

Winter – Spring, 2018:

Fiber Arts (starts Jan. 20)
Painting: Session 1 (starts Jan. 17)
Painting: Session 2 (starts March 7)
Painting with Watercolors: Session 1 (starts Jan. 18)
Painting with Watercolors: Session 2 (starts March 8)
Plein Air Drawing & Painting (starts Jan. 10)
Printmaking: Session 1 (starts Jan. 10)
Printmaking: Session 2 (starts March 7)
Patel Conservatory Musical Theater, grades 2 – 12 (starts March 19)
Hydroponic Gardening (Saturdays)
Figure Drawing Group for ages 18+, working from a live model. (Thursdays)

Upcoming Workshops & Classes

12/21/2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing Group
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Every Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Open to all (18 and up). $10 per session. Bring your own materials. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.

12/28/2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing Group
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Every Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Open to all (18 and up). $10 per session. Bring your own materials. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.

01/10/2018

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 21
Printmaking – Session 1
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

The beautiful environment of Florida serves as inspiration for this multi-faceted creative course in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art! Students will participate in an artistic adventure covering a variety of printmaking techniques, and will have the opportunity to visit USF Graphicstudio.

01/13/2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13 – May 12
Hydroponic Gardening
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Explore and experience new ways of healthy eating through hydroponic gardening. Learn about planning and mapping a garden; parts of the plant; organic/non-organic; and how to maintain a hydroponic garden.

01/17/2018

6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 17 – Feb. 21
Painting Class - Dee Hood
Painting – Session 1
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

This course explores basic painting techniques, using acrylic media. Topics include; composition, color, color mixing, texture, form and value. We will explore both representational and abstract painting.

01/18/2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 18 – Feb. 22
Motorway - Barry Goodman
Painting with Watercolors – Session 1
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Students will learn and explore: color (complementary colors, analogous colors, the chromatic richness of neutrals); brush strokes (from flat and variegated washes to dancing with your brushes); techniques (from wet-into-wet to spattering, pouring, spraying, stenciling, scrubbing).

01/20/2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24
TECO Lagoon (cropped) by Bruce Marsh
Plein Air Drawing & Painting
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Leave the four walls of the classroom behind and experience drawing and painting on the grounds of the Cultural Center, alongside beautiful Marsh Creek. Participants will work with pencil, charcoal, acrylic paints and pastels.

01/20/2018

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24
Fiber Arts yarn
Fiber Arts
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Learn the mechanics of hand-knitting, Crochet, Macramé and Tie Dye as you design and create hand-made fiber art projects. For the experienced or the novice.

03/07/2018

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 7 – April 18
Printmaking – Session 2
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

The beautiful environment of Florida serves as inspiration for this multi-faceted creative course in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art! Students will participate in an artistic adventure covering a variety of printmaking techniques, and will have the opportunity to visit USF Graphicstudio.

03/07/2018

6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 7 – April 18
Painting Class - Dee Hood
Painting – Session 2
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

This course explores basic painting techniques, using acrylic media. Topics include: composition, color, color mixing, texture, form and value. We will explore both representational and abstract painting.

03/08/2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, March 8 – April 12
Motorway - Barry Goodman
Painting with Watercolors – Session 2
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Students will learn and explore: color (complementary colors, analogous colors, the chromatic richness of neutrals); brush strokes (from flat and variegated washes to dancing with your brushes); techniques (from wet-into-wet to spattering, pouring, spraying, stenciling, scrubbing).

03/19/2018

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Mondays, March 19 – May 21
Arts Education at Straz Center
Patel Conservatory Musical Theater: Grades 2 – 12
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

An overview of Musical Theater from the historical & performance perspectives. Students will explore American musical theater pieces; musical, theatrical and dance styles from throughout the 20th century.