Art around the Island

Making something beautiful

The Island Branch Library’s Quilting Club meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 5701 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. It’s an opportunity to make something beautiful and possibly make new friends. Call 941-778-6341 for more information.

Silk painting workshop

The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, presents a painting on silk workshop with Mark Mizener on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 1-4 p.m. Mizener majored in theatre arts at the University of Illinois and also at Columbia College in Chicago. The $60 includes art supplies. Spaces are limited. Scholarships may be available. Pre-register by calling 941-778-2099 or at the Art League on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Watercolor workshop

The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, is hosting an introduction to watercolors workshop with instructor Lori Heintz on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1-4 p.m. Lori has a bachelor of fine arts from Michigan State University, a masters of arts from Western Michigan University and has been an art instructor for K-12 Schoolcraft Schools. The cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Materials are included in class price. This three-hour workshop will teach multiple techniques including dry brush, wet on wet, resist, watercolor pencils and other painting methods. Pre-register by calling 941-778-2099 or at the Anna Maria Island Art League on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call to artists

The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold an all-media, juried fine art show at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria from Jan. 10 to Feb. 4. Entries will be received beginning Monday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, and there will be a reception on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Email [email protected] with questions.

Learn art display techniques

Start the new year off by learning display techniques for your artwork. The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island will host a panel discussion at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, on Monday, Jan. 8. Guild artists Cheryl Jorgensen, Maria Garafano, Kathy Sparks and Chris Collins will talk about matting, framing and how best to display work. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-6694.