On the heels of a successful Scene to be Seen, the Naples Art building is back to humming with classes for adults and youth learning and working on a fantastic array of subjects. Whether you’re a curious beginner, weekend painter, or accomplished artist, Naples Art has something for you! A sampling: Paint Naples, Paint Like Monet, Abstract Painting, Beginning Drawing, Clay Hand Building, Mosaics, Collage, Stained Glass, Watercolor, Pastels, Plein air and so much more.
One- and two-day adult workshops are in full swing with subjects like printmaking, a variety of watercolor, drawing basics, a variety of oil painting and felting! Naples Art’s youth offerings include Art for Kids, Art for Teens, Clay for Kids, Elementary Art Adventure, and Junior Art Adventure.
Reduced class size allows for generous social distancing. Naples Art has initiated enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory mask wearing, extensive signage, sanitizers, and comprehensive protocols for keeping students, teachers, and staff safe. Online registration for the March session and the rest of the Season is open. Visit www.naplesart.org/classes/. The details page for adult classes & workshops indicates the level; youth classes indicate the age range. Each session is four weeks; classes meet once a week.
Art in the Park March 6
For decades, Naples Art has hosted seasons of some of Naples’ – and the nation’s – favorite and best outdoor art shows.
Naples Art welcomes 40 juried, local artists to Art in the Park in downtown Naples. Art in the Park takes place in Naples Art’s backyard in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with original painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more.
The last Art in the Park of the year will be held in Baker Park on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; it also features 40 juried artists offering original painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more.
Naples Downtown Art Show March 20-21
Naples Art’s national outdoor shows consistently win the most prestigious awards in the country, including the Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best for 2020. The next show and the last major of the season is the 33rd annual Naples Downtown Art Show, March 20 – 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along historic 5th Avenue South with 170 artists from across the country working in 17 different media.
Safety and health precautions for artists and attendees are paramount and include:
• Health screenings (non-invasive procedures) for artists, assistants, contractors, and volunteers at check-in
• All attendees are asked to wear a mask upon entering the Art Show, with the exception of children aged 2 and under
• Mandatory masks worn by artists, assistants, employees, volunteers, and contractors
• Maximum capacity restrictions within each 10 x 10 booth
• Hand sanitizer stations strategically located throughout the area
Visit www.naplesart.org for more details.