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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is committed to bringing Southwest Florida remarkable arts education programming each season. This season, SBDAC presents Eclectic Education courses in dance, fashion, fiber art, and writing. Check out more details below!

Ballroom Dance 101

USA Dance presents an 8 week introductory course in ballroom dance. Students between beginning and intermediate levels are encouraged to sign up for this weekly class in ballroom dancing’s most widely known style: waltz. Individuals and couples are invited to take part beginning on Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm. Sign up here for this weekly dance class.

Fashion Inspiration

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Mariapia Malerba

If you have a flair for fashion, try out making your own styles at a 3D Fashion Design course. Taught by acclaimed local artist and designer Mariapia Malerba, this introductory class will show students how to approach fashion design with 3D materials. Students should bring small objects in different sizes like, buttons, pasta, dried beans, toothpicks, small ribbons or fabric with different patterns, and colorful tissue paper; a small watercolor or acrylic set; and a small hot glue gun with glue sticks. Attendees have two opportunities to take part in this course: October 21st or March 24th.

The Art of Weaving 

The Weavers of Char-Lee present a series of courses in fiber art weaving. These hands-on courses offer several ways for students to learn how to weave tapestries on a loom. Each course has a specific focus, and ranges between beginner and advanced levels. Students are invited to take part in Tidal Weaving, Embellish Your Work, and Spirit Mask. Find out more about each of these unique classes.

Getting Started on A Novel

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Kristin Harmel

Starting a novel is no easy task. To make the process a little easier, international bestselling author Kristin Harmel invites students to take part in How to Write a Novel on February 19th. Students will learn how to come up with the idea for a novel, how to structure it, and how to actually begin working on a manuscript. Sign up here for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Art Workshops at SBDAC

Every art workshop at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center reflects our dedication to providing arts education to the community. Help our arts education programs grow by taking part in these creative courses! In the meantime, browse our full roster of Eclectic Education.

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