Old School Square Announces Workshops For Serious Artists At Creative Arts School

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces Fall Workshops for serious artists.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2016/Winter 2017, including new art, photography and videography classes for all levels. Also new this year is “Canvas & Cocktails”, a fun way to create art and socialize on the last Thursday evening of each month. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






51 N.Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444







Along with the new classes are several exciting Fall Workshops geared to the more serious artist.


with visiting artist, Brenda Zappitell
October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $800




Free your abstraction in an unconventional space! This four-day acrylic workshop offers a premiere opportunity to create an abstract series using our 1925 Fieldhouse (a vintage gym) as your studio! This amazing, inspiring space is perfect for creating work in as large a format as you want, with hands-on intensive assistance. Participants create their own abstract series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day. We will use acrylic paint and “loosening up” exercises to liberate intuitive creativity. Discussion of color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process” will also be provided. There will be daily meditation and demonstrations in the workshops.




with resident artist, Dr. Neal Wiseman
Third Saturday each month, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fee: $165





The objective of this six-hour workshop (for all levels) is to learn to turn stress and stagnation into creative excitement and productivity. Our tools are intensive dream work, awareness training, group encounter and psychodrama. Students rediscover feelings of inspiration, energy, and persistence. They learn to feel better about their work and about themselves; they learn to think better and focus more clearly; and they learn to develop the self-discipline they need to help them meet their professional goals.






with resident artist, Nancy Spielman
November 12 & 13, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $315


This two-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) will be about capturing the expressive quality that you find in your four-legged furry friend. Participants will have the opportunity to work from prints of digital photos they have taken of their pet. Nancy Spielman will guide students in the process of painting (and editing) from photos while keeping the paint application fresh and the color rich and bright.




With resident artist, Ralph Papa
December 8, 2016 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Fee: $90


This half-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) is ideal for improving your ability in sketching and painting outdoors “en plein air”. Included are instructor demonstrations with tips on tools and materials, scene selection, setup, composition, perspective and color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Participants will meet at the Creative Arts School and set up on the grounds of Old School Square. Artists can work in the medium of their choice.

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478.

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444




Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. Call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.





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Sally Eckman Roberts Opens New Boutique In Jensen Beach, Featuring Home Decor Designs Seen World Wide

You are invited to the Grand Opening of “Sally Eckman Roberts Designs”!  Located in one of The Art Cottages, 3211 NE Maple Avenue in Jensen Beach, it features art, gifts, and home decor.  Sally Eckman Roberts’ creations incorporate her watercolor art and designs. She is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Sally still maintains her gallery/studio  at The Fish House Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by both locations! 








You Are Invited:

G R A N D   O P E N I N G

Thursday, November 5th


Ribbon cutting

By the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Art Cottages

3211 NE Maple Avenue     Jensen Beach, FL

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“Autumn Array” Paper Dinnerware by Sally Eckman Roberts


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“Butterfly Wings” Printed Pillows by     Sally Eckman Roberts







Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel.


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“Flora and Fauna” by Sally Eckman Roberts



Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.


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“At Crab Sea” by Sally Eckman Roberts


Products include rugs, pillows, dinnerware, coasters, textiles, garden flags and mats, greeting cards, placemats as well as original art and prints both framed and unframed. Sally’s designs are available in catalogs and major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Stein Mart, Home Goods as well as small retailers throughout the country.




Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Avenue        Stuart, FL 34997




The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).




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“Classic Christmas Outdoor Signs, Mat and Mailbox Cover”      

by Sally Eckman Roberts



The Fish House Art Center is “home” to several resident artists’ studios that include Sally Eckman Roberts . You can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations.


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“Dragon Dance” Pillows and Hooked Rug 

By Sally Eckman Roberts


Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, “Painted Pears”.



For more details please call Sally at  317-590-6687

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Gem and Mineral Society Members’ Show and Sale!

The Rickie Report knows you will want to see what the members of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches have been creating this year.  Their next meeting on April 18th will showcase their newest work and a lot of it will be for sale!  This is also a great time to stop by and  just see what the group is all about.  Bring the kids, this is a family friendly event!


Public is Invited

Semi-Annual Members’ Show and Sale


April 18, 2013

7:30 PM


South FL Science Museum  

4801 Dreher Trail North  W. Palm Beach  33405


The April program will be or semi-annual member’s show and sell. Our members will be out in full force showing off their talents in jewelry and lapidary arts, many of which are learned at Society classes. Items will be for sale! Come join us and see what the Society has to offer.

IMPORTANT:  Starting in January 2013, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club. The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

This is a large, double terminated assemble of Quartz-crystals.  They are semi-lustrous with some glossy faces.  Perched on the Quartz is a huge Fluorite-crystal!  There is blue, some lavender on the edges, a dark green zone in one corner and a green phantom in the lower right corner.  Location: Yaogangxian, Chenzou,Hunan, China.  Specimen, photo, & © viamineralia.com

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For more information please visit:  www.gemandmineral.cc

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Finely Carved Birds, Spun Glass and Expert Woodwork Highlight Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery’s Exhibit Before It Moves to a New Location

Join The Rickie Report as Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery features two of their most recent artists and one overwhelming old time favorite.  They present works of finely crafted wooden pieces and lamp-worked (or spun) glass figures.  As the non-profit artist cooperative begins its last month at the 605 Lake Avenue location in downtown Lake Worth, expect a whirlwind of special events starting with Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass.  The Rickie Report will publish Clay Glass Metal Stone’s new location, address and hours soon, so stay connected!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery


Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass

Friday, March 1, 2013   6-9 PM

605 Lake Avenue : Downtown Lake Worth

The event is free and open to the public.

Loxahatchee artist Eric Codner, crafter of finely made jewelry boxes, tables and mirrors employs local and exotic woods in his work.  
Hand Made Wood Table

Hand Made Wood Table by Eric Codner

A self-taught woodworker who has honed his craft over a 20 year period, his works are as pleasing to the eye as his finishes are to the touch.  
Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

He works in the style of Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Arts and Crafts. Perfection in execution and visual beauty are trademarks of his work.  Using hand tools gives him the freedom to create without the limitations imposed by machinery. Clear finishes bring out the natural beauty of the wood.


David Cericola, master woodcarver, creates birds that are so lifelike, the gallery has been asked if they are products of taxidermy.  Each feather is carved to perfection.  Each bird appears to be live, in its natural setting.  Complimenting the carved wood is exquisitely formed metal work for the legs and vegetation.  
Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

Because of the many months it takes to create each work, when one sells, it is not immediately replaced.  Each new carving is of yet another bird living in the Florida wetlands.  No birds are ever repeated.

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner


Wayne Smith has become a glass spinning one-man show at the CGMS Gallery.  In demand for demonstrations, he sits outside the gallery creating fantasy figures, animals of all kinds and sailing ships. 
Wayne's Dragon

Wayne’s Dragon

He quickly dispels the notion that he is a glass blower by demonstrating the art of spinning.  Those with pets bring him pictures and he, within a few minutes, recreates the animal in glass.  Collectors of pigs, ducks or dragons try to stump him, but all fail as the collectable appears before their very eyes.
Wayne's Sailing Ship

Wayne’s Sailing Ship

Clay§Glass§Metal§Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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