Art Lectures and Workshops

Join us for lectures or workshops focused on the arts! Art historian Baila Miller presents monthly lectures on the arts and opera, and now Historic Spanish Point artist-in-residence Norma Albertha Winter will present art workshops!

Introduction to Basic Drawing from Life 

November 6, 8, 9 and 13 10:30 am – 2 pm

Member Cost: 4 sessions – $90, Non-Member Cost: 4 sessions $120

Sketch and Draw 

November 15, 16 and 20 2:30-4:30 pm
Member Cost: 3 sessions – $70, Non-Member Cost: 3 sessions – $100

Painting with Acrylic as Watercolors

November 27, 29, and 30, December 4 and 6 | 10:30 am -2 pm
Members Cost: 5 sessions -$100, Non-Member Cost: 5 sessions $120

Alsketchii: Motivational & Inspirational

December 11 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Members Cost: 1 session – $35,  Non-Member Cost: 1 session -$45

Silk Painting Workshop

December 13 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Members Cost: 1 session – $40 plus $35 material fee to instructor ; Non-Member Cost:$50 plus $35 material fee to instructor.

Art Lecture Series: 

Registration is required for all lectures and will only be accepted with payment. For reservations or more information, contact Tracey Viviano at (941) 966-5214, ext. 2850, or email

$25 per person per session for HSP members —  includes lunch
$30 per person per session for non-members — includes lunch

Land Art: Christo & Jeanne Claude
Over 20 times in the last forty years, Christo and his late-wife Jeanne-Claude, created world events for spectators, admirers, and skeptics. They made, and he continues to make, what is now known as Outdoor Instillation Art. The works are visually impressive, unquestionably breathtaking, and always controversial because of their scale and cost. However, the artists repeatedly insisted that they were merely making “Art for Art’s Sake” and as such were working for two reasons— their own pleasure and to enchant the Public. They succeeded in their ventures. They managed to astonish everyone!

Tuesday, November 14: Noon to 2 PM.

John James Audubon: The Birds of America
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He is notable for his expansive studies that document all types of indigenous American animals. He is most famous for his detailed illustrations that depict birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled “The Birds of America” includes 435 magnificent images. He devoted twelve years of his life to this venture. His oeuvre is considered to be the finest ornithological works ever completed by an artist.

Tuesday, December 5: Noon to 2 PM.

To register or for more information contact Tracey Viviano at Historic Spanish Point, (941) 966-5214, ext. 2850 or email