Live Creature Art Teacher Workshop – March 13th – 16th, 2020

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Please Join Us for the next "Creature Art Teacher: LIVE" Workshop!

YOU can be One of Only 30 guests that will join Aaron & Ronnie
for 4 Days of Intensive Art Training!!

Aaron Blaise & Ronnie Williford will be teaching live drawing & painting demos each day.

You will be outdoors drawing and painting around the gorgeous sites in area. This includes painting stunning landscapes, drawing wildlife live and in person and much more! We will also be doing some site seeing and have a few surprises in store as well.

Ronnie and Aaron will be working along side you & providing personalized one on one instruction each day.

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Drawing & Painting Demos

Each day you will spend time drawing & painting alongside Aaron Blaise & Ronnie Williford.

They will provide demos as well as one on one feedback!

Tropical Paradise!

Sarasota is one of the most beautiful cities in Florida.

It has stunning water views, awesome wildlife and one of the #1 beaches in the USA!

Animal Drawing

In addition to Watercolor Painting, Charcoal Drawing Demos & More, you will also get a chance to draw animals live and in person!

Meet The Artists:

Aaron Blaise

Learn to draw & paint with Aaron Blaise (“Brother Bear”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”) ! Aaron is a world renowned animator, illustrator, painter & wildlife artist.

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

Ronnie Williford

Ronnie Williford has over 45 years working as a professional artist, painter and animator. He works in virtually all mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylics, digital painting & more. He is even an accomplished sculptor and musician.

Ronnie's paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. He has also worked in the animation industry for many years including for Walt Disney Feature Animation where he animated on such films as "Atlantis", "Brother Bear", "Lilo and Stitch", "Mulan" & more.

He also has experience teaching art and color to students and now will share his knowledge with you. To learn more about Ronnie and his art please visit his website: HERE


Trip Includes:

  • 4 FULL Days of Drawing & Painting

  • Personalized Art Instruction + Feedback

  • Lunch Provided Daily

  • Art Tours & Lectures

  • & More!



Event Dates: March 13th-16th, 2020


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Join Aaron Blaise and Ronnie Williford for 4 Full Days of drawing and painting in Sarasota, Florida.

You will spend each of the days immersed in art and taking in the local sites.

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EVENT DATES: March 13th - 16th, 2020

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Airport Information:

Local Airport = Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Airport Code: (SRQ)

Other Nearby Airport = Tampa International Airport (SRQ)
Airport Code: (TPA) - Approx. 1 Hour from Sarasota

AREA HOTELS:

The Sarasota Area has Hundreds of Hotels to choose from across a variety of price points.
There are "bare bones" options as well as Luxury Resorts.

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Common Questions & Answers:

What are the dates again?

The event is from March 13th - 16th, 2020 - These are FULL Days so you may want to arrive a day early. 

Is Transportation & Lodging Included?

No. Due to the variety of hotels price points available in the area we wanted to keep it open to people of all budget levels. Therefore you are welcome to find your own lodging.

If you are unable to find local transportation or have concerns in that area please CONTACT US and we may be bale to make special accommodations on a case by case basis.

Do I need to be an experienced artist or painter?

No. All experience levels are welcomed. Whether you are a pro or a novice you will be able to participate & learn. If you are inexperienced please don't have any concerns or feel intimidated. Both Ronnie & Aaron are excellent with teaching all skill levels and can blend the groups together seamlessly.

You must be at least 18 years old by date of event. Age verification will be required before event dates.

You must be in good walking health. We will be working outdoors for most of the day. You must be able to do some light hiking and able to walk short to medium distances. If you are unsure please don't hesitate to CONTACT US

We strongly recommend that you bring your own art supplies that you are comfortable with. We highly suggest water based media such as watercolor and gouache. You might also want to bring charcoal, pencil and other drawing utensils. We will have limited paper on hand but you will want to have your own sketchbooks as well.

NOTE ON FLYING WITH PAINT: It is strongly advised that if you fly with paint you put it in your checked back. If you attempt to transport it in your carry-on bag it may be confiscated.

Not officially. The focus of this trip is on "Traditional Media" - However, if you wish to work on an iPad or similar portable tablet that is up to you. 

Not this time no.

Due to the nature of this event cancellations are subject to $300 non-refundable deposit fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the event then the entire payment will considered non-refundable.

In the event Creature Art Teacher cancels the trip for any reason then 100% of your payment shall be fully refunded.

In the event you need to cancel for any reason please CONTACT US as soon as possible.  If the event goes to a waitlist we may be able transfer your order to another guest. There is NO GUARANTEE of this. But we will do our best to work with you.

Please CLICK HERE to contact us. Or click the the blue "Questions" button.