Ringling College of Art and Design’s Continuing Studies Program Engage Your Inner Artist at Summer Studios at Ringling College!

Classes run June 11-July 27; Registration Opens April 1

Summer Studios features more than 60 courses for teens, tweens, and adults, including drawing, painting, filmmaking, animation, game art, photography, digital video production, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, creative writing and more.


(Sarasota, FL) Unleash your inner artist at Summer Studios 2018, featuring an extensive selection of art and design classes for teens, tweens, and adults through Ringling College of Art and Design’s Continuing Studies program. Classes run June 11-July 27, and feature a variety of media and subjects, including drawing, painting, filmmaking, character design, experimental animation, game art, ZBrush, photography, digital video production, mixed media, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. Most classes meet for one- or two-week sessions, Monday to Friday, for half or full days. Teens and tweens may take just one class, try a variety of options, or focus on a series to earn a certificate. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information or to register, visit www.ringling.edu/continuingstudies or call 941-955-8866.

According to Diane Zorn, associate director of Continuing Studies at Ringling College, students of all ages and skill levels can expand their creative potential with more than 80 classes and workshops.

“Our classes offer innovative, studio-based learning for middle school and high school students, as well as beginner through advanced practicing artists. People ages 11 and up will find inspiration, outstanding instruction and interdisciplinary opportunities in these engaging and educational classes,” says Zorn, adding that Summer Studios are taught by expert artists and designers in state-of-the-art, professionally equipped facilities.

Zorn notes that students at Summer Studios can explore traditional art techniques, refresh existing skills, and master new methods in unique hybrid environments of digital and traditional media.

“They develop their creativity and critical thinking through shared learning experiences,” she says. “The Summer Studios experience offers much more than technical instruction. The inspiration and camaraderie embolden students to take their artistic practice to the next level.”

Classes include fundamental skills development in drawing, and figure study essential to portfolio development, as well as painting, printmaking, and explorations in animation, cartooning, social media, photography, film and video production, digital media, and much more. Students can experiment with the art of self-portraiture, learn how to digitally sculpt with ZBrush software, delve into experimental animation techniques, and learn the basics of photo management, enhancement, and publishing.

“Whatever direction your inner muse is leading you, we have the tools and the teachers to set you on your creative journey,” says Zorn.


About Ringling College of Art and Design

For 86 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 11 disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu.