Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.
Marvel at the extreme derring-do of the Zacchini family’s famous Human Cannonball Act, which used air pressure. Build and experiment with air cannons of your own using recycled materials, and see how far your pom-pom ammo will fly! This family program connects features of The Ringling to hands-on activities.
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family program, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy.
The Ringling offers Saturday for Educators throughout the school year. Educators may attend this program to learn about the Ringling's permanent collection and special exhibitions, network with other educators, and refresh their creative spirit.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Inside the Vault is a quarterly lecture series that explores the significance of The Ringling Art Library’s unique collections. Presented by The Ringling Art Librarians, this talk showcases John and Mable Ringling’s comprehensive personal book selections, which form the foundation of The Ringling Art Library.
It’s a favorite at the Ringling! Gathering inspiration from our Rubens tapestries, we’ll discuss the process of weaving. With paper of all colors and patterns, we’ll make our own woven projects in the gallery. We might even include some materials you weren’t expecting.