Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of the Sarasota Ballet, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for its extensive art collection, and the Palm Avenue galleries. Note: Field trips may require entrance fees that are not covered by the course fee. Class time may be adjusted to accommodate the schedule of the Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel, and Palm Avenue galleries.