Studios At SAM
Studios At SAM

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Sarasota Art Museum Offers Summer Teen Studios and Studio Art Programs for Adults

Courses for sixth to ninth grade students open June through July

May 19, 2022

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 19, 2022) – This summer, Sarasota Art Museum is excited to invite middle school and rising high school students to explore their creativity in its Summer Teen Studios program. Teens in grades six through nine can take a variety of classes in drawing, painting, bookbinding, printmaking, ceramics and more throughout June and July. Sarasota Art Museum also offers studio art classes for adults in the summer and throughout the year.


As Sarasota’s only contemporary art museum, Sarasota Art Museum is a dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary artists and their work. Summer Teen Studio classes are held in the Art Studios, but many courses also integrate visits to the galleries and activities around the Museum Campus. Instructors for Summer Teen Studios include current faculty and alumni from Ringling College of Art + Design as well as professional teaching artists.


Summer Teen Studios sessions will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Deadlines to register are based upon course session dates. Participants interested in courses offered during the first session, which will be held June 6-10, must register by Friday, June 3. Students may register for both morning and afternoon sessions and either purchase lunch at The Bistro or bring their own lunch.


Adults of all ages and abilities can also take studio arts courses at The Studios at Sarasota Art Museum this summer and throughout the year. Courses are held in the Paul Rudolph Vocational Shops building, which includes the Peggy A. Hall painting and drawing studio, the Sarah F. Huisking tabletop studio, and the Linda & Dick Dickinson ceramics studio with eight wheels and three kilns. For a full list of courses and registration details, visit

Summer Teen Studios Pricing and Registration

    • Museum members: $172* per class per week (Please call to register: 941-309-5111)
    • Not-Yet-Members: $215*
*Please note: Ceramics classes are $184 for Museum Members and $230 for Not-Yet-Members

Course Details, Supply Lists, and Registration

Any questions about Sarasota Art Museum’s Summer Teen Studios can be directed to scs@ringling.educreate new email or call 941-309-5111.

About Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time. As a platform for exposure, education, and experimentation, the Museum inspires new ideas and new ways of being through an endless rotation of transformative, relevant, and pioneering exhibitions and programs designed to elevate and empower all by cultivating discerning visual thinkers and ethical citizens.

Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Sarasota Art Museum shares the Ringling College Museum Campus with Ringling College’s Continuing Studies program comprised of the non-credit Studio and Digital Arts program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College.
Located in the historic Sarasota High School, Sarasota Art Museum opened to the public in 2019 in the beautifully reimagined building by K/R Architects. The new Museum is comprised of 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space, a plaza court, the Great Lawn featuring temporary sculpture and site – specific installations, Bistro, and SHOP.
As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, Sarasota Art Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions and participate in education programs that start conversations and amplify the city’s creative spirit.
SHOP, located in the Museum’s lobby, features an eclectic collection of exhibition-related merchandise, art and architecture books, contemporary jewelry, and gifts.

Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum is located on the Museum’s campus in Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota School of Architecture 1959 Vocational Shops building. The Bistro fare is inspired by Florida’s regional fruit stands and farmer’s markets and emphasizes local produce, healthy proteins, and artisanal specialty items brought to you by Executive Chef and general manager Kaytlin Dangaran.

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Ashley Parker
Phone: 941-713-9821