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
9 – 4 Monday – Friday
9 – 1 Saturday
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Call for Artists!
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North Port Art Center
Wildlife, Weather, Landscape…
Anything Inspired by Mother Nature!
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“Fun”tastic Art Camp
What would you like to teach?
Each day, 2 teachers teach their class twice (two 1 ½ hour sessions).
“Funtastic Art” Camp will run from 6/14/21 – 8/6/21, M-F, 9am-1pm, with a lunch break (lunch is not provided to adults). Volunteers will be scheduled for each room. Classes tend to be 12-15 students (8-10 cir. Covid). We are looking for teachers who canteach a wide range of lessons.
Every week we want to offer 10 lessons such as: Drawing (charcoal, pastels, markers…), Painting (tempera, acrylics, watercolors…), Assemblage, Recyclable/nature/science, Weaving/fiber, Architecture/construction, 3-D shape/form, as well as traditional camp projects with an art-education bonus experience. And yet, every week must be different, using different mediums, introducing famous artists, periods in History, or worldcultures.
Art supplies are provided by the art center with a modest budget.
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
North Port Art Center
February 6th – March 5th
Essential Plein Air
Feb 15 – “What to paint and why”
Feb 22 – “Color Issues”
March 1- “Simplify for Sanity”
March 8 – “Top 4 Things that mess up your painting”
Where: 5950 Sam Shapos Way on the first day
Time: Mondays, 9am-noon
Register Online or Call NPAC 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