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WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
SESSIONS
A: July 12-18 B: July 19-25 C: October 19-25
Wildacres Art Workshops is an exceptional retreat experience for artistic immersion and creative camaraderie in the
beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Open to adult students of all skill levels, these one-week workshops are designed to inspire the experienced artist to
explore, and to acquaint the novice with new methods and techniques in a selected discipline.
Each week of classes, demonstrations, and lectures is designed for artistic experimentation and offers 24-hour studio
access. Small class sizes ensure individual attention to your work and creative goals.
Students enroll in one workshop per session. Many students choose to enroll in the consecutive summer sessions A and
B to immerse in creative exploration. This is a great opportunity to thoroughly investigate one medium or try something
new while enjoying the beautiful mountain surroundings.
The splendor of autumn colors and the warmth of crackling fires in the evenings make the October session an irresistible
artistic getaway.
A family member or friend is welcome to accompany you for the week and simply enjoy the retreat’s mountain setting and
environs for the cost of lodging, meals and gratuity. Space is limited. Enroll early!
Upon completion of a weeklong workshop, participants may be awarded Ringling College CEUs.
Secure Online Registration begins March 2nd at www.ringling.edu/retreat.
SESSION A: JULY 12-18
Beeswax Collage + Mixed Media
Elena De La Ville
MM910A, $415
Through personal experimentation using paint, collage and beeswax, create richly textured expressive images based on
the fundamental principals of art combined with the exploration of the elements of chance and order. Beginners are
encouraged to let their creativity bloom while finding their personal style; experienced artists are urged to take this
opportunity to explore new directions in fresh and unexpected ways. A history of mixed media along with demonstrations
and experimental techniques will be presented throughout the workshop. All skill levels are welcome in this fun,
adventurous class. (CPC: FE)
Book Art with Printmaking
Bridget Elmer
PR930A, $415 + $35 Studio
Fee
Explore the harmony between image, form and concept to create a visual narrative combining drawing, collage and relief
printmaking into one or more multiple book structures taught throughout the workshop. Build and strengthen both craft
and concept as we learn a variety of printmaking techniques and binding structures. Each student will work on a
personally produced artist’s book with the help and support of the instructor. Beginners through advanced skill levels are
welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Clay Portraiture
Annette Sidner
CE940A, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
Create a life size clay bust on an armature using the solid construction building method. Step by step demonstrations will
be provided on anatomical structure, facial features, and the process of hollowing and preparing the portrait for kiln firing.
After learning the traditional methods of modeling the face, students are free to build the portrait of their choice such as film
and fantasy characters, family members or friends using front and side view images for reference. Clay will be cone 6
stoneware. Firing options and cold finishes will be discussed in the closing lecture at the end of the week. Students must
bring a large box and foam for their portrait to travel home. Students opting to enroll in 2 consecutive weeks in clay
workshops may bisque and finish their portrait during the second week. Beginners through advanced skill levels are
welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Clay: Wheel Throwing
Seth Barendse
CE930A, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
This clay workshop will teach the basic skills of throwing on the wheel. We will begin by preparing 1 lb. clay portions to
learn and practice centering, pulling and forming walls from hollowing, pinching and lifting, to maintaining the correct
development and trimming of your form. Finishing techniques in glazing and surface design will be reviewed in conjunction
with three different firing processes including Bisque, Raku, and Cone 6 (high fire) for students to consider for completion
of a final piece. The goal of the workshop is to give you the skills required to be able to go home and throw on your own.
Beginners and students wishing to improve their throwing skills are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE, IE)
Figure Workshop: Drawing, Painting & Collage
Ric Standridge
MMF910A, $415 + $25 Model
Fee
In this unique figure workshop we will refresh the raw creative approach by deconstruction of the habitual comforts of art
making to encourage exploration of the figure from your own unique perspective. As honored Ashcan artist and writer
Robert Henri is quoted as stating, “Paint the spirit of the bird, not the feathers.” So it is within this class that we collect that
very idea and approach to expressing the figure, through various mediums of painting, collage, and mark making, working
directly from the draped and undraped model. We will accomplish this by focusing on the “out of focus” to look beyond the
surface of the subject. The “GOAL” is to leave the ego, and move inside of making art, with the same enthusiasm and
non-conditioning, as a child does with a box of crayons. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR,
FE)
Painting en Plein Air
Matteo Caloiaro
PT929A, $415
Learn to see the landscape as a source for technical daring, and appreciate painting en plein air for its exploration of color
and form. Exceptional opportunities for atmosphere and narrative in the Blue Ridge environment await you in this class.
Painting will take place outdoors on the grounds of the retreat, with an optional offsite field trip (weather permitting). Group
and individual critiques will be on location and/or indoors if weather demands. Students enrolling in this course will be
working outdoors and must be capable of independently traversing the site on foot with their supplies. Beginner through
advanced skill levels welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Studio Painting & Drawing
Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro
PT940A, $415
This representational painting and drawing course is designed to enhance the student's skills in observation and
execution of convincing, three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis will also be given to
composition, color, atmosphere and the play of light on a subject within its environment. Both dry and wet media will be
used. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (CPC: FE, FR)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
The Sumptuous Landscape in Pastels
Michael White
PA929A, $415
Paint the splendor of the panoramic vistas and beauty of the Blue Ridge in pastels! Used by artists since the
Renaissance, this soft rich pigment lends itself perfectly to creating outdoors. Learn to illuminate and reinvent the anatomy
of the landscape. Capture the mood and atmosphere of the magnificent mountains and environs that make Wildacres a
popular gathering place for creative people from around the world. We will work outdoors on the grounds of the retreat,
with an optional offsite field trip (weather permitting). Daily demonstrations and lectures along with individual and group
discussions will be on location. No extra charge for the weather and bugs. They make great subject matter too. Beginners
through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FE)
Photographing the Southern Landscape
Phillippe Diederich
PH420A, $415
While this class will address photographic techniques to create better landscapes, it will go beyond the aesthetics of
nature photography and explore landscape as a metaphor tied to a personal, historical or political narrative. In essence
we will create landscapes as an opinion of place or individual identity. We will perfect composition techniques such as use
of light, color and moment while discussing our own relationship to nature. Students should bring their own camera
(preferably a DSLR) with batteries, chargers, memory cards and readers, a laptop/digital notebook with Photoshop
Elements or other photographic software installed plus required software downloads completed prior to the session.
Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: BE, FE, GE, IE, PE)
Sculpture: Planar Constructions in Sheet Metal/Mixed Media
Joni Younkins-Herzog
SC992A, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
Create unusual and interesting sculptural compositions based on pierce and cut techniques using planar materials.
Initially we will investigate designing and fabricating layered wearable forms. After developing skills in cutting metal with
jeweler's saws, riveting, hinges and basic torch soldering we will work with forms such as pendants, rings, lockets and
small sculptures. Preliminary studies for each project will be created out of rigid paperboard as life-sized models, then
executed in brass, copper or silver if desired, based on personal taste and budget. Finishing options and mixed media will
be introduced. Projects are open-ended and self-directed exercises are designed to explore each method and develop
personal imagery. Artists referenced include Cal Lane, Banksy, Nicole Jacquard, Arthur Hash, Robert Ebendorf, and
Heinz Aeschlimann. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
SESSIONS A + B
Many students choose to enroll in the consecutive summer sessions A + B to immerse in creative exploration. This is a
great opportunity to thoroughly investigate one medium or try something new while enjoying the beautiful mountain
surroundings. Those enrolling in consecutive summer sessions A + B will automatically be assessed a $35 overnight fee
for Saturday night. See Meals* for details.
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
SESSION B: JULY 19-25
Clay Relief Sculpture and Press Molds
Annette Sidner
CE925B, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
This workshop will teach a variety of techniques for building and creating dimensional images on ceramic tiles. Each
student will create two tiles a maximum size of 8” x 10” each; one to prepare for casting a mold and the other to glaze fire.
Please bring images as reference. Ideas to consider may include landscapes, animals, human figures, nature forms, and
decorative designs. The press mold will allow for several on-site pressings, so you may design this tile for a repeated
series. The clay used is cone 6 stoneware. After construction, lessons and lecture on glazing and firing will include
Bisque, Raku, and High-Fire options, as well as cold finishes. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome.
(Certificate Program Code: FR, FE).
Clay: Wheel Throwing & Altered Forms
Seth Barendse
CE935B, 435 + $40 Studio Fee
Many beautiful and functional wheel thrown forms involve elements of manipulation to take your pots out of the round.
Techniques will range from throwing, to post wheel altering cutting, and additions. We will also work on throwing larger
forms. Different techniques and applications can be addressed upon request. We will have options of Raku, and cone 6
firings. The goal of this course is to further your wheel work, and to help you think out of the round! Intermediate and
advanced wheel throwing skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE, IE)
Figure Workshop: Drawing, Painting & Collage
Ric Standridge
MMF910B, $415 + $25 Model
Fee
In this unique figure workshop we will refresh the raw creative approach by deconstruction of the habitual comforts of art
making to encourage exploration of the figure from your own unique perspective. As honored Ashcan artist and writer
Robert Henri is quoted as stating, “Paint the spirit of the bird, not the feathers.” So it is within this class that we collect that
very idea and approach to expressing the figure, through various mediums of painting, collage, and mark making, working
directly from the draped and undraped model. We will accomplish this by focusing on the “out of focus” to look beyond the
surface of the subject. The “GOAL” is to leave the ego, and move inside of making art, with the same enthusiasm and
non-conditioning, as a child does with a box of crayons. This exploratory workshop allows for ongoing creative
investigations. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Painting with Cold Wax and Oils
Elena De La Ville
MM915B, $415 + $15 Studio
Fee
In this week long workshop artists explore abstract painting using cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, and layering
with a variety of implements. We will investigate new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making while focusing
on developing a personal vocabulary emphasizing the process and its experimental nature. Participants will use an array
of non-traditional tools and techniques to build layers and add depth. Ample workshop time will be supplemented with
periodic critiques, presentations and discussions. This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting
experience and beginners wanting to experiment with new techniques. (CPC: FE)
Painting en Plein Air
Matteo Caloiaro
PT929B, $415
Learn to see the landscape as a source for technical daring, and appreciate painting en plein air for its exploration of color
and form. Exceptional opportunities for atmosphere and narrative in the Blue Ridge environment await you in this class.
Painting will take place outdoors on the grounds of the retreat, with an optional offsite field trip (weather permitting). Group
and individual critiques will be on location and/or indoors if weather demands. Students enrolling in this course will be
working outdoors and must be capable of independently traversing the site on foot with their supplies. Repeat students
are encouraged. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Studio Painting & Drawing
Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro
PT940B, $415
This representational painting and drawing course is designed to enhance the student's skills in observation and
execution of convincing, three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis will also be given to
composition, color, atmosphere and the play of light on a subject within its environment. Both dry and wet media will be
used. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (CPC: FE, FR)
Nature's Light & Shadows in Pastels
Michael White
PA930B, $415
Using pastels soft rich pigments we will work from nature to create quick studies to explore composition, cropping, texture,
and color to investigate the bounty of intricate details that comprise the beauty of this mountain retreat. A fresh flower
pushing up through the grass, a pinecone at the end of a limb, a wet river rock, the rusted hinges of a barn door, a leaf, a
feather, perhaps even a shadow are all rich subject matter for pastel artists. There will be daily lectures and
demonstrations on location as well as group and individual discussions that bring focus to which compositions are the
strongest. We will work outdoors on the grounds of the retreat, with an optional offsite field trip (weather permitting).
Students enrolling in this course must be capable of independently traversing the site on foot with their supplies. Repeat
students are encouraged. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (CPC: FE)
Creating a Personal Photographic Narrative
Phillippe Diederich
PH470B, 415
This class will combine photography and words to create a cohesive photographic narrative of personal preference:
memoir, non-fiction, fiction or poetry. Students will create images and combine them with their own words to explore story
as a visual medium that we will layout and turn into digital books as a final project. Students should bring their own
camera (preferably a DSLR) with batteries, chargers, memory cards and readers, a laptop/digital notebook with
Photoshop Elements or other photographic software installed plus required software downloads completed prior to the
session. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: BE, FE, GE, IE, PE)
Sculpture: Planar Constructions in Sheet Metal/Mixed Media
Joni Younkins-Herzog
SC992B, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
Create unusual and interesting sculptural compositions based on pierce and cut techniques using planar materials.
Initially we will investigate designing and fabricating layered wearable forms. After developing skills in cutting metal with
jeweler's saws, riveting, hinges and basic torch soldering we will work with forms such as pendants, rings, lockets and
small sculptures. Preliminary studies for each project will be created out of rigid paperboard as life-sized models, then
executed in brass, copper or silver if desired, based on personal taste and budget. Finishing options and mixed media will
be introduced. Projects are open-ended and self-directed exercises are designed to explore each method and develop
personal imagery. Artists referenced include Cal Lane, Banksy, Nicole Jacquard, Arthur Hash, Robert Ebendorf, Heinz,
and Aeschlimann. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Watercolor Techniques
Dwight Rose
WC921B, $415
This workshop focuses on various approaches to watercolor painting. Inspiring demonstrations and personal instruction
on composition, the use of color, values and shadows inform the class. Discover how to harness the energy of pigment
traveling on your paper to create colorful emotive paintings. Students new to watercolor begin to develop a foundation of
knowledge about the tools and techniques of the medium. Beginners through advanced watercolor artists build
confidence by working with values, washes, glazes and brush strokes. Students may elect to step outside the studio to
paint from the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FE)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
SESSION C: OCTOBER 19-25
Clay Vessels & Open Form
Tacy Apostolik
CE920C, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
Learn a variety of techniques for constructing vessels and various open forms. Combine techniques of slab building,
carving out, and wheel throwing. Attach unique handles, lugs, and feet. Create endless possibilities by playing with edges
of forms through altering, cutting, and re-attaching. This class will emphasize personal expression by pushing spontaneity
in construction and looking closely at the connection between glazing decisions and form. Pieces will be fired to cone 6,
using oxides and glazes. Returning students are encouraged. Beginner to advance skill levels welcome. (CPC: FR, FE,
IE)
Figure Workshop: Drawing, Painting & Collage
Ric Standridge
MMF910C, $415 + $25 Model
Fee
In this unique figure workshop we will refresh the raw creative approach by deconstruction of the habitual comforts of art
making to encourage exploration of the figure from your own unique perspective. As honored Ashcan artist and writer
Robert Henri is quoted as stating, “Paint the spirit of the bird, not the feathers.” So it is within this class that we collect that
very idea and approach to expressing the figure, through various mediums of painting, collage, and mark making, working
directly from the draped and undraped model. We will accomplish this by focusing on the “out of focus” to look beyond the
surface of the subject. The “GOAL” is to leave the ego, and move inside of making art, with the same enthusiasm and
non-conditioning, as a child does with a box of crayons. This exploratory workshop allows for ongoing creative
investigations. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Passionate Pastels
Michael White
PA910C, $415
Capture the magic of light and shadow using the soft pastel pigments favored by artists for centuries. Strengthen your
drawing and painting skills to illuminate, reinvent and enhance your personal perspective and approaches to the art of
rendering your subject or abstract exploration. Discover how to use this soft medium clearly and precisely with no mystery
about the techniques. This energetic, friendly class is informed by daily demonstrations and lectures along with individual
and group discussions. Methods of Impressionism, creating illusion of depth, and color design will be included. Beginners
through advanced skill levels are welcome. Repeat students are encouraged. (Certificate Program Code: FE)
Photographic Exploration
Mary Lundeberg
PH455C, $415
In this class, students will capture powerful digital photographs by using the wide array of camera functions available
beyond the automatic settings. Students will explore the aesthetics and principles of nature photography by thinking about
the story they want to tell, how to frame the story (composition elements) and how to use light (exposure, shutter speed,
aperture and ISO). This course includes classroom learning, field experience and critique of photographs. Students
should bring their own camera (preferably a DSLR) with batteries, camera manual, chargers, memory cards and readers,
and a laptop/digital notebook with Lightroom software installed prior to the session. Also bring a thumb (flash) drive or
external hard drive. Tripods are strongly recommended. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. Repeat
students are encouraged. (CPC: BE, FE, GE, IE, PE)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Sculpture: Planar Constructions in Sheet Metal/Mixed Media
Joni Younkins-Herzog
SC992B, $435 + $40 Studio
Fee
Create unusual and interesting sculptural compositions based on pierce and cut techniques using planar materials.
Initially we will investigate designing and fabricating layered wearable forms. After developing skills in cutting metal with
jeweler's saws, riveting, hinges and basic torch soldering we will work with forms such as pendants, rings, lockets and
small sculptures. Preliminary studies for each project will be created out of rigid paperboard as life-sized models, then
executed in brass, copper or silver if desired, based on personal taste and budget. Finishing options and mixed media will
be introduced. Projects are open-ended and self-directed exercises are designed to explore each method and develop
personal imagery. Artists referenced include Cal Lane, Banksy, Nicole Jacquard, Arthur Hash, Robert Ebendorf, and
Heinz Aeschlimann. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR,
FE)
Studio Painting and Drawing
Jean Blackburn
PT940C, $415
This representational painting and drawing course is designed to enhance the student's skills in observation and
execution of convincing, three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis will also be given to
composition, color, atmosphere and the play of light on a subject within its environment. Both dry and wet media will be
used. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE)
Surface Design & Faux Finishes
Bob Nulf
FA935C, $435 + $40 Studio Fee
For walls, for furniture, for art – this workshop takes the painted surface beyond the traditional restrictions of a framed
canvas. Participants will explore a variety of techniques and materials; marbleizing, wood-graining, metal leafing and
foils, stenciling and plaster techniques to name a few. Each class will consist of a combination of lecture, demonstrations
and hands-on learning techniques. Designers, painters, makers and crafters are encouraged to attend. Beginners
through advanced skill levels are welcome. (CPC: FR, FE, IE)
Watercolor Techniques
Dwight Rose
WC921B, $415
This workshop focuses on various approaches to watercolor painting. Inspiring demonstrations and personal instruction
on composition, the use of color, values and shadows inform the class. Discover how to harness the energy of pigment
traveling on your paper to create colorful emotive paintings. Students new to watercolor begin to develop a foundation of
knowledge about the tools and techniques of the medium. Beginners through advanced watercolor artists build
confidence by working with values, washes, glazes and brush strokes. Students may elect to step outside the studio to
paint from the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Repeat students are encouraged. Beginners through advanced skill
levels are welcome. (CPC: FE)
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
WILDACRES ART WORKSHOPS 2015
In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
COSTS, POLICIES and PROCEDURES
The workshops are adult oriented: students 15-18 years of age must be enrolled in a class and be accompanied by an
adult. Children under the age of 15 are not admissible to the program.
ACCOMMODATIONS are double-occupancy lodging with private baths. Space is very limited. Roommates are assigned
according to gender or you are welcome to enroll a friend or spouse to enjoy the mountaintop with you. All guests staying
on site at the retreat, including companions not enrolled in class will be charged lodging, meals, and gratuity fees for each
session.
Special requests made at the time of registration will be accommodated if possible on a first-come, first-served, needs
basis. There are no elevators. When registering, please indicate ground level if required. Specific room requests are
considered when possible but cannot be guaranteed.
Rooms provide two twin beds or a twin and a double bed, pillows, linens, a light blanket and a spread, a ceiling fan, and
one set of towels per person. Towel change is mid-week. There is minimal storage for clothing and personal belongings.
Rooms are not air-conditioned but summer nights are comfortably cool; there is self-regulated heat when needed. NO
PETS are permitted at the retreat.
Negotiating the Grounds at Wildacres. Be prepared for a certain amount of required walking for meals and classes.
Participants must be able to negotiate some steps and/or inclines on paths to the dining hall, lodges, patio, canteen,
auditorium, amphitheater, and some of the studios. Please note that Wildacres elevation is 3,300 feet. Students enrolling
in courses indicating they will be working outdoors must be capable of independently traversing the landscape on foot with
their supplies.
MEALS
17 family-style meals are served in the Retreat dining hall. Please indicate dietary restrictions when enrolling and
every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Throughout the week a wake-up bell rings at 7:30 AM. Breakfast is
served at 8 AM. All meals are announced with a bell rung 10 minutes before the dining hall opens. Lunch is at 12:30 PM
daily and dinner is at 6 PM, except for the first and last days of the program, when it is at 6:30 PM. *During the summer
session weekend overnight the retreat meal service closes following Saturday morning breakfast and resumes at Sunday
dinner. Participants enrolled in sessions A and B may enjoy local dining available within a 3-10 miles drive or a small
kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave is available on site for self-service.
COSTS: Accommodations - ALL attendees:
$ 25 Registration Fee (non-refundable)
$150 Meals per person/per session
$140 Lodging per person/per session
$ 15 Gratuity per person/per session
$ 35 Overnight Lodging per person ONLY for participants enrolling in both Sessions A + B
PLUS Workshop Tuitions + Fees:
$415 Tuition for standard courses
$435 Tuition + $40 Studio Fees for Clay courses
$415 Tuition + $35 Studio Fees for Book Art w/Printmaking
$415 Tuition + $25 Model Fees for Figure Workshop
$435 Tuition + $40 Studio Fees for Sculpture: Planar Const. in Sheet Metal + Mixed Media
$435 Tuition + $40 Studio Fees for Surface Design & Faux Finishes
*Mini-workshops will be offered on-site. Sign up will be available after Orientation the first evening.
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
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In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
TRANSFER POLICY
An administrative fee of $45 will be assessed for all transfers. Transfers from the Summer to Fall
session are not permitted after June 1.
REFUND POLICY
Summer: Cancellation in writing received prior to June 1, 100% refund minus the $25 non-refundable
Registration Fee. After June 1, refunds are not possible. Fall: Cancellation in writing received prior to September 1, 100%
refund minus the $25 non-refundable Registration Fee. After September 1, refunds are not possible.
ALL Sessions: You may substitute someone to attend in your place up to one week prior to the program start date. At the
time of substitution, the person filling your space must register with CSSP and pay the $25 Registration Fee and $45
Transfer fee.
Ringling College will not refund the cost of any unused portion of your program.
Ringling College and/or Wildacres Retreat reserve the right to require persons not complying with College and/or Retreat
policies to leave the program with no refund.
LIABILITY
In the event a workshop is cancelled, the College’s liability is limited to the return of fees paid to us for that
course and session accommodations. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury and/or personal losses
during the program. Applications and payments are acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as outlined in this
brochure. The College assumes no liability for travel expenses or nonrefundable airline tickets due to workshop
cancellations or any misprints online or in the print catalog.
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YOUR WEEK AT WILDACRES
WILDACRES RETREAT is located about an hour's drive north of Asheville, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge
Parkway, three miles from the village of Little Switzerland.
JULY sessions begin on SUNDAY
OCTOBER session begins on MONDAY
Check-in is from 3-5 PM in the North Lodge. Participants settle in and stroll the grounds until dinner at 6:30 PM
ORIENTATION is at 7:30 PM the evening of check-in. Attendance is mandatory.
• Meet the Ringling College and Wildacres Retreat staffs
• The Wildacres Story
• Program Announcements
• Faculty Introductions
• Break out sessions with your instructor in your workshop studio.
Throughout the week a wake-up bell rings at 7:30 AM. Breakfast is served at 8 AM. All meals are announced with a bell
rung 10 minutes before the dining hall opens. Lunch is at 12:30 PM daily and dinner is at 6 PM, except for the first and
last days of the program, when it is at 6:30 PM. Many people enjoy relaxing in rocking chairs on the patio or around the
fireplace in the North Lodge after a creative day.
Faculty demonstrations in methods and materials will take place throughout the week inviting you to consider a spectrum
of artistic approaches to enhance your creative exploration. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about
art topics and processes that may inspire your work.
Friday’s Schedule in July / Saturday’s Schedule in October: This final full day on the mountain has a unique schedule.
ALL classes meet in the morning for critiques or completion of final work. Students and the faculty select work for the
evening’s art exhibition. After lunch, instructors hang the show, and at 5 PM everyone gathers for a wine and cheese
reception followed by dinner at 6:30 PM.
On the final morning at breakfast, goodbyes are exchanged as everyone prepares to head back down the mountain. The
week will be remembered as a wonderful time of sharing friendship and creative focus.
Ringling College of Art and Design . Continuing Studies and Special Programs
Sarasota, Florida . www.Ringling.edu/retreat . cssp@ringling.edu . P: 941.955.8866
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