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Essentials for Design and Decorative Arts Program

The Academy of Botanical Art

presents

Essentials for Design & Decorative Arts

an ABA Certificate Program

 


The Academy has received many inquiries into this new design program and as a result has made many changes that will now offer students a greater opportunity to explore the world of design and decorative arts.  The program can be taken for fun, or for a Certificate.  The Certificate can be combined with the Botanical Art program for Dual Certification. There are now ten (10) design courses, one (1) business course, plus access to an additional five (5) tile painting courses students may take.  Students who would like to obtain a certificate may do so in this program by accumulating 240 credits.  Students who wish to be enrolled, or are already enrolled in the Academy of Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program, may accomplish their electives requirement by applying as many as 60 design program credits toward their botanical art certificate.  If they wish to pursue, dual certification, then students must accrue the necessary 280 Botanical Art & Illustration credits, plus 150 Design credits, for a total of 430 credits.

The artistic results that are already being seen from the first enrolled students is a very promising beginning to this program.  We hope you will join us for one or more of these exciting courses.

The Academy is happy to introduce your Design Program Professor: 

Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli

Elizabeth Trostli received her artistic education at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration. Since 1981, Liz has been a successful free-lance artist and designer, serving the advertising, stationery and giftware industries.

Liz Trostli’s creation of advertising materials includes logos, brochures, point-of-purchase displays, catalogs, packaging, and direct mail. She is adept at various hand and computer-enhanced illustrative techniques. Her projects included architectural rendering and fashion illustration, textile, stationery and jewelry renderings. She is experienced in all aspects of print and Web-based graphic design and production, from concept through finished project. Her specialty is surface and product design for the giftware industry. She combines her passion for tropical flora, antiques, travel and historical decorative arts in the creation of the images that include poster-sized collages, exquisite hand-painted embellishments, and an array of products including wall decor, tabletop, needlecraft, stationery, textiles and giftware.

In addition to her artistic talents, Liz speaks fluent English, Portuguese and German, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.The Academy is grateful to Liz for her contribution to the Essentials for Design & Decorative Arts program of syllabi content and development. Students will find her delightful nature helpful as they explore the courses offered in this program. Learn more about Liz from her website: www.etrostli.com.

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DDA Course #1:  PRINCIPLES & ELEMENTS OF  DESIGN  – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
Objective:  To introduce the principles and elements of design. Familiarity with terminology, concepts and basic materials used in the studio by artists will be explored.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.   Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

DDA-1:1-4
Tuesday, February 28, 2012…………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2012…………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2012………………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2012…………………………10am to 3:30pm

This course will repeat itself again in the Fall 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012…………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012……………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, December 11, 2012………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, December 18, 2012……………………..10am to 3:30pm

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 DDA Course #2:  ESSENTIALS OF PATTERN & COLOR  – 4 Classes – 15 Credits with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: To  learn how to create effective surface designs by using patterns, borders, and color.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students. Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

                                                          

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012……………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2012……………………………10am to 3:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2012…………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2012……………………………10am to 3:30pm

This course will repeat itself again in the Winter 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 15, 2013……………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 22, 2013………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013………………………10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #3: EXPLORATIONS IN LINE & LETTER EMBELLISHMENT – 15 Credits with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: To learn about “line” and how to embellish letters, initials, and written text with this and other decorative elements as used in Medieval  illuminated manuscripts, Celtic art, and other traditions.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

DDA-3:1-4
Tuesday, May 1, 2012………………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2012………………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2012………………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2012……………………………..10am to 3:30pm

This course will repeat itself again in the 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013    ……………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2013……………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 ………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 ……………………..10am to 3:30pm

 

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DDA Course #4: COLORED PENCIL FOR DESIGN- 15 Credits  – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: This is a program designed to introduce the artist to another medium with the same ease as graphite pencil but with far better reproduction quality.

Tuition:  $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.) 

DDA-4:1-4
Tuesday, October 2, 2012…………………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2012…………………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2012……………………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2012……………………………….10am to 3:30pm

This course will repeat itself again in the 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013    ………………………..……..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013………………………..……….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 ………………………..………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 ……………………………..…….10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #5: INFLUENCE OF OTHER CULTURES IN DECORATIVE DESIGN – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: To learn how other cultures have  incorporated symbolism and meaning into their decorative arts and designs.  Students will select one of these influences and apply this language of design to their individual project.

Tuition:  $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

DDA-5:1-4
Tuesday, October 30, 2012………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 6, 2012………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2012……………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2012…………………….10am to 3:30pm

This course will repeat itself again in the 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013    …………………………..10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 23 2013…………………………….10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 30 2013 ……………………………10am to 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ………………………….…..10am to 3:30pm

 

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DDA Course #6:  CREATIVE APPLICATION I – TEXTILE DESIGN – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
Objective:  To learn how to apply the design process; tools and techniques in designing patterns and repeats for textiles.

Tuition:  $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

Friday, January 04, 2013……………………..10am to 3:30pm
Friday, January 11, 2013…………………..….10am to 3:30pm
Friday, January 18, 2013………………..……10am to 3:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2013………………..……10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #7:  CREATIVE APPLICATION II – PRODUCT DESIGN – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
Objective: To learn how to apply the design process in the creation of designs for a product of their choice. Students will form teams and be encouraged to expand their creativity, craftsmanship and communication skills.  The team activity objective is to emphasize brainstorming and collaborative experience.  

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)Friday, February 01, 2013……………………..10am to 3:30pm
Friday, February 08, 2013…………………….10am to 3:30pm
Friday, February 15, 2013…………………..…10am to 3:30pm
Friday, February 22, 2013………………..……10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #8: CREATIVE APPLICATIONS III – INDEPENDENT EXPLORATIONS OF DESIGN – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: To learn how to apply the design process in the creation of surface design for product, textile, or other of student’s choice.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)Friday, March 01, 2013………………………10am to 3:30pm
Friday, March 08, 2013……………….…….10am to 3:30pm
Friday, March 15, 2013………………………10am to 3:30pm
Friday, March 22, 2013……………..…….…10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #9: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN BLACK & WHITE – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: Students will work with pen and ink to create more elaborate designs for book covers, posters, or advertisement.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)

Friday, March 29, 2013…………………..10am to 3:30pm
Friday, April 05, 2013…………………….10am to 3:30pm
Friday, April 12, 2013…………………..…10am to 3:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2013…………………..…10am to 3:30pm

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DDA Course #10: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN COLOR – 15 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Elisabeth Trostli
OBJECTIVE: Students will develop their painting skills using Gouache Paints to illustrate designs for various purposes.

Tuition:   $ 250 Non Certificate Students/ $300 Certificate Students.  Includes: (4) 5- Hour Classes; ABA Course Registration and Syllabus.   (Instructor Handouts $25 additional payable first day of class to Instructor.)                                                                   

Friday, April 26, 2013………….………..10am to 3:30pm
Friday, May 03, 2013…………………….10am to 3:30pm
Friday, May 10, 2013……………….……10am to 3:30pm
Friday, May 17, 2013……………..………10am to 3:30pm

 

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DDA Course #11: The Business of Art – 30 Credits – with Certified Academy Instructor: Susan Walker
OBJECTIVE: To help serious students enter the professional art market.

 

Tuition:   $ 499.00 For All Students.  Includes: (5) 1/2 Hour Telephone Coaching Calls; ABA Course Registration, Volume 11 and Course Pak #11

Instruction dates are arranged with your on-line tutor and can therefore be made at any time that is mutually convenient. 

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The Academy is  happy to welcome Tile Art Ltd. as an approved school, to the Academy of Botanical Art’s  “Design and Decorative Arts” Program.  Artist, designer and educator, Paddy Dugan teaches the art of hand painting tile using porcelain paints and welcomes academy students to take courses towards a certificate program or as an elective requirement fulfillment for the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program. You can read more about her on her website www.handpaintedtiles.com

 

Paddy Dugan is an award-winning, nationally published master tile artist who started her business, Tile Art Ltd., over 2 decades ago.  Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Paddy Dugan is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Interior Design. She specializes in the art of porcelain painting by creating custom designs on tile and sinks. Paddy has been voted one of Sarasota’s Best Women in Business and does commissions on a national level.

Please call for Paddy Dugan for directions to the Sarasota Tile Art Studio (941-266-1239)

HPT Course #12:  DESIGNING & PAINTING ON TILE –  Qualifies for Academy Certificate Students as 15 Elective Credits

 

Objective:  To introduce materials, tools and principals of porcelain painting on tile. Learn how the elements, methods and standards learned in previous design courses are applied to tile.  Knowledge of surface design, color technique, incorporating patterns with borders, glazes, the art of firing, demonstrations and more will encourage development of your personal design technique. Student presentation/discussion, introduction to next class and creative ideas for porcelain painting on ceramics.  

Class Tuition $325.00 for 3 Saturday Classes or 2-Day Weekend Workshop.  Tuition includes Level 1 Foundation Paint kit, supplies, tools and paint for this class and future classes, and firing service; plus Course Information Package with syllabus, written course instructions, and Tile Facts & Info.

Session #1

Saturday, April 07, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm

Session #2

Sunday, April 08, 2012………….……….…..…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2012………….………..….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, April 29, 2012………….………..………10am to 3:30pm

Session #3

Weekend Workshop: April 14 & 15, 2012….9am to 4:30pm                                                                                    —————————————————————————————————-

HPT Course #13:  TILE PAINTING WITH PEN WORK  Qualifies for Academy Certificate Students as 15 Elective Credits

Objective: Refine your current level of painting and take it to the next level with incredible detail only created with the fine drawing pen. Incorporating pen work in your design will encourage creativity and personal expression. Learn to layer paints and embellish tile while incorporating design elements studied.

Class Tuition $300.00 for 3 Saturday Classes or 2-Day Weekend Workshop., includes firing service; plus Course Information Package with syllabus, written course instructions, and Tile Facts & Info.
Session #1

Saturday, May 05, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm

Session #2

Sunday, May 06, 2012………….……….….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 2012………….………..….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, May 27, 2012………….………..……..10am to 3:30pm

Session #3

Weekend Workshop: May 19 & 20, 2012….9am to 4:30pm                                                                                          —————————————————————————————————-

HTP Course #14: DESIGN & PAINT TILE KITCHEN BACK SPLASH. LEVEL 1 –  Qualifies for Academy Certificate Students as 15 Elective Credits

Objective:  To cover all the elements necessary to create a hand painted tile back splash including a mural and sidewall design.  Scale, weight of color, balance of design, sidewall design options and more will be taught. Paddy specializes in kitchen tile design; she will assist you in creating a mural that will instantly give your kitchen a designer look.

Class Tuition $300.00 for 3 Saturday Classes or 2-Day Weekend Workshop., includes Course Information Package with syllabus, written course instructions, and Tile Facts & Info. 

Supplies required: Tile, available in class for purchase. Additional paint supplies, or refills are also available for purchase in class.

Session #1

Saturday, June 02, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, June 09, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, June 16, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm

Session #2

Sunday, June 03, 2012………….……….….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, June 10, 2012………….………..….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, June 17, 2012………….………..……..10am to 3:30pm

Session #3

Weekend Workshop: June 23 & 24, 2012….9am to 4:30pm                                                                                  —————————————————————————————————-

HTP Course #15: DESIGN & PAINT TILE KITCHEN BACK SPLASH. LEVEL 2 –  Qualifies for Academy Certificate Students as 15 Elective Credits

Objective: Completion of hand painted tile kitchen back splash with demonstrations for finishing technique individual tile designs and discussion on coordinating plate design for glass cabinets to compliment tile.

Class Tuition $300.00 for 3 Saturday Classes or 2-Day Weekend Workshop., includes Course Information Package with syllabus, written course instructions, and Tile Facts & Info.

Supplies required: Tile, available in class for purchase. Additional paint supplies, or refills are also available for purchase in class.

Session #1

Saturday, July 07, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm

Session #2

Sunday, July 08, 2012………….……….….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, July 15, 2012………….………..….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, July 22, 2012………….………..……..10am to 3:30pm

Session #3

Weekend Workshop: July 28 & 29, 2012….9am to 4:30pm                                                                                    —————————————————————————————————-

HTP Course #16: HOW TO HAND PAINT A SINK – Qualifies for Academy Certificate Students as 15 Elective Credits

Objective: Theme based design motifs and color schemes applied to a bathroom sink, vessel or bar sink.
Students will create their own personal expression with an added element of painting on tile.  Learn the tricks to avoid dripping with new methods of painting technique.

Class Tuition $300.00 for 3 Saturday Classes or 2-Day Weekend Workshop., includes Course Information Package with syllabus, written course instructions, and Tile Facts & Info.

Supplies required: Sink. Bring a new sink (without metal) up to 22” or we can provide one for you for 85.00.

Session #1

Saturday, August 04, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, August 11, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm
Saturday, August 18, 2012………….………….…..10am to 3:30pm

Session #2

Sunday, August 05, 2012………….……….….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, August 12, 2012………….………..….…..10am to 3:30pm
Sunday, August 19, 2012………….………..……..10am to 3:30pm

Session #3

Weekend Workshop: August 25 & 26, 2012….9am to 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASS DATES, ART SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS,  & TUITION SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Artist, Author, Educator
Academy of Botanical Art
an OM Art Designs Company
2068 Sunnyside Lane
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-953-9999
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olivia@omartdesigns.com
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www.academyofbotanicalart.com
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7 Responses to “Essentials for Design and Decorative Arts Program”

  1. Dear Olivia:

    Congratulations on your newest program, Essentials for Design and Decorative Arts!

    Once again, you have created another excellent educational opportunity for all in SW Florida. Thank you!

    Warmly,
    Victoria

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your congratulations. We have changed the date to once a week on Tuesdays to accommodate the interest of students who would like to register. Best regards, Olivia

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  3. Carolyn Graham says:

    Dear Olivia,
    The courses you are offering are all design applications of great interest to me. I would love to take all of the courses, unfortunately I cannot attend classes on Friday – is there another time or day when the classes will be scheduled?

    Thank You,
    Carolyn

  4. Cira says:

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  5. Georgia C. Fisher says:

    Hello Olivia,

    I was inquiring as to the cost of these classes per credit hour of tuition. Please advise. Do you need any prior experience in art or prerequisite classes in order to sign up for these classes? Also, where will they be held?

    Thank you and keep up your wonderful work.

    Sincerely,

    Georgia C. Fisher

    • admin says:

      Dear Georgia: Thanks for your inquiry into the Design Courses. We have begun with great interest and have made more changes to accommodate students. I’ll be posting more information in the next day or so. Please contact me directly at the Academy Studio. You can email me at olivia@academyofbotanicalart.com. I look forward to speaking with you. OM