North Port art Center
Igniting inner emotion and outward excitement for the arts.
Promoting cultural development and sharing the healing power of self-expression through art exhibitions and education.
5950 Sam Shapos Way ~
North Port~ FL ~ 34287
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North Port Art Center
Estonian Egg Decorating with Moonie
March 25th 6 – 8pm
Easter Sunday in Estonia is usually celebrated with a long lunch, egg painting, and an old fashioned Easter egg hunt.
It’s common to decorate your own eggs, typically the eggs are painted with natural colourings like onion skins or beetroot juice, then put in a basket as a centerpiece for the table.
Call to Register 941. 423.6460
NPAC 4 Week Virtual Course to the World of Scratchboard
with Sheryl Unwin
Starts May 4, 2021
This 4 week course will introduce the fabulous world of Scratchboarding. Teaching various techniques and utilizing a range of different tools to bring images to ife.
In the first week we will go over the different scratchboard tools which can be used for etching a 5 x7 practice scratchboard. these items will be in a list of supplies to purchase, will allow the student to experience with the instructor the various techniques which are used in creating different effects such as Fur, Stippling, Cross Hatching, etc.
During the remaining time in class, an instuctor provided image is transferred to a 5 x7 Ampersand Scratchboard, this permits the instructor to give step by step instruction to the students, a Q &A will be open for the last 30 mins of 1.5 hour session.
The following three weeks the instructor will show demos in th efirst 15 mins executing some of the different tools that can be used, different techniques for some of the more common textures skin, fur, wood etc.. for the remaining time of each virtual Class, we will resume the project that was started in the first week, with the session open to questions from the student.
At the end of the 4-week course, there should be an understanding of the basic techniques required to complete a scratchboard.
To enroll in this 4-week course Please contact Dee Dee at 941-423-6460
It is the desire of the North Port Art Center to expand its Art Program for the Loveland Center Students.
Recently…from Our Loveland Center NPAC Art Program!
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Please call us with any questions 941-423-6460
The entirety of the First 1000 Days mural has brought challenges related to size, organization and materials, along with a desire to paint a design of the utmost quality.
However my number
one objective was to make sure the baby, the focal point of the mural, was absolute perfection.
I created the child in the mural around the suggestions proposed by the First Thousand Days
Initiative – sounds, colors and shapes forming a world of nurturing, learning and imagination.
We began painting on the right side of the mural only because that is where the lift ended up after projecting the design and repositioning the lift is time-consuming. There we painted two birds, a rabbit and a balloon, in addition to parts of the book and swing.
At this point I had to decide whether to brave the center portion with the baby or go down the left side with the other birds and the logo leaving the baby as a grand finale.
In the end I decided to do the baby next, for several reasons.
One, the paints and brushes would be less compromised
by wear and tear.
Two, I would have more chances to revisit and make corrections to the baby if
And three, I didn’t want to run out of steam on this huge project leaving the most
challenging part to the end.
And oh, baby!
I’m glad I made that decision because the days flew by, energy was high, and the weather was perfect. Before I knew it the child was finished, adorable, happy and as captivating as I had hoped for.
Challenges aside, now I can relax and enjoy the final stretch of the mural.
Winter & Spring Session
3D and Pour Painting$20.00 – $80.00
Acrylic Painting – Wednesdays$20.00 – $80.00
Adult Developmental Art
Color Pencil, Scratchboard, Graphite Pencil – Thursdays$20.00 – $80.00
Fused Glass – All Levels$43.00 – $224.00
Oil Painting$20.00 – $80.00
Pottery Hand Building -Thursdays$38.00 – $204.00
Pottery Hand Building -Wednesdays$38.00 – $204.00