The Education Center houses the extensive Art Library that includes more than 500 volumes from John Ringling’s personal collection. It’s also home to our state-of-the-art Conservation Lab where the treasures of the Museum, Ca' d’Zan, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater are preserved and protected. The Education Center provides classroom space for adult and children’s programming that enriches and enlivens interest in art, as well as the offices of Executive Director Steven High and his supporting staff.
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family program, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy.
In this family workshop you will hunt for architectural details on the exterior of the Ca’d’Zan, draw your favorites and imagine some original designs of your own. Transform these details into prints through a simple printmaking process, and add some watercolor background.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898, we invite you to this study day that will offer insights into the culture of Spanish Colonial America through an exploration of how material culture was used to construct identity and display status in the New World.
Ever wondered how bronze sculptures are made? We’ll look at some examples around our galleries and grounds, and then try a variation on the process using play-dough molds and plaster of Paris. We can also paint our small sculptures bronze so they’ll shine!
If your dreamscape includes a lush lawn or the textures of ornamental ground covers, we've got you covered. This series of workshops is designed to give the homeowner the knowledge and the know-how to create Florida-friendly landscapes.