Ringling Museum and Ringling College Collaborate to Offer Artist Insight Into Print Making
Oct. 3 – Nov. 14, 2007
Sarasota, FL — September 10, 2007 — The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Ringling College of Art and Design are combining its respective expertise to offer, The Power of Print, a program that combines art history and studio art making. The program consists of a series of workshops held 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.., Wednesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14, 2007.
The first class on Oct. 3, 2007 will meet at the Ringling Museum where students will receive a lecture and a gallery tour to introduce the traveling exhibition, Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, which features a ground-breaking suite of eighty aquatint etchings by the Spanish artist. Students will also view a selection of print media from the Museum’s permanent collection.
The remaining six classes will meet at Ringling College’s printmaking studio to experience the actual techniques employed by Goya in his series. Students will learn the printmaking process by working on copper etching plates and applying the techniques of line etching, soft ground, and aquatinting.
The course is ideal for adults, especially life-long learners looking for more in-depth insight and hands on practice of print making.
Jill Lerner, Fine Art Faculty at the Ringling College of Art and Design and Maureen Thomas-Zaremba, Associate Curator of Education for Adult Programs at the Ringling Museum of Art will lead the workshops.
The fee for the series of workshops is $245. Registration for this program can be made through Continuing Studies and Special Programs at Ringling College. Registration can be made by calling 941.955.8866 or online at www.ringling.edu/cssp. Class participation is limited to 15 students.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). The College is a member of AICAD, and is accredited by NASAD, SACS, and. the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly FIDER. BusinessWeek magazine has named Ringling College one of the top design programs in the world. For more information visit http://bwnt.businessweek.com/dschools/2006/
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