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Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Expansion Of Jewelry And Glass Studio With New Classes, Workshops, Select Fridays Plus Hosting January 2020 International Traveling Event, “Radical Jewelry Makeover”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces the expansion of the jewelry and glass studio. They are offering more classes, workshops and Select Friday events in both disciplines. The ArtCenter is also excited to announce that they will be hosting the international traveling event Radical Jewelry Makeover presented by the Ethical Metalsmiths in January 2020, the first time it will be held in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   






Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge





“Glass Wave” by Carolyn Austin




Whether you are just curious to see if making jewelry or creating a beautiful piece of art glass is something you’d like to try or using the expanded studio space to work on your personal artwork, there are many opportunities to utilize the new equipment and working space.

Select Fridays are a fun way to try your hand at a new artful experience and we have many for jewelry and glass. There are Technical and Conceptual Workshops, classes and Open Studio times available.






Carolyn Austin

Carolyn Austin has recently joined the ArtCenter faculty teaching and facilitating the fused glass classes, workshops and studios. Carolyn has been professionally designing and creating glass art for over 25 years in South Florida as owner/artist of Unique Glass Art. She specializes in custom glass etching and carving for residential and commercial areas as well as yachts. She combines etched and carved glass with fused glass in a wide variety of styles from tropical Florida scenes of wildlife and intensely detailed ocean life to contemporary, modern and traditional designs creating unique one-of-a-kind art glass. Carolyn brings this experience and design know-how to her fun and inventive classes at the ArtCenter. She has work in many area homes and can also be found in local galleries as well.



Glass Select Fridays 6-8 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Austin
​Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind, gallery quality fused art glass with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Supplies included. All levels welcome.

June 21 – Fun with Faces Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create unique  faces into   5” x 5” dish or a piece of art glass.

July 26 – Geometrics – Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create a unique 5”x 5” dish or piece of art glass.

$50 per person  All levels welcome. No experience necessary.



Glass Face by Carolyn Austin


Glass Workshops

“Frit Happens”     Saturday, June 15th  10am-1pm


Learn to utilize glass frit to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors and sizes of frit to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece.   No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  


“Sail Away with Summer”   Saturday July 20th  10am-1pm

Learn to utilize glass to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors, frit and stringers to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece. No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  


Glass Fusion Open Studio (Members Only)

Open glass fusion studios are for members who have previously taken a glass fusion class at the ArtCenter. ​$20 per session, plus any additional materials used. Call 561-748-8737 for availability.


LATE SPRING/SUMMER: Thursdays, 1-4 pm (through July)

Glass Fusion Workshops

Wednesdays, June 12, 19, July 10 or 17 from 2 – 4  p.m.

Learn about fusing glass into dishes, bowls or wall art. Using a wide variety of glass you will create a 9” x 9” piece of glass art with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere.   No experience necessary. $75 member/$100 nonmembers 



Necklace by Maria Tritico






Led by award-winning jewelers Tracey Roedl and Maria Tritico, classes cover learning the basics to honing your skills, all in a creative and imaginative atmosphere. 



Tracey Roedl

Tracey Roedl’s diverse experience in the jewelry industry spans nearly four decades. Studies with The Gemological Institute of America have earned her a GIA Diamonds Graduate Degree along with Pearl Grading and Colored Stones Certificates. Tracey’s studies include jewelry design and fabrication at University of Wisconsin, design with GIA, high-fire enameling at The Colorado Rocky Mountain School, and a goldsmithing apprenticeship with one of Aspen’s top jewelry designers. She has taught jewelry making at Martin County Continuing Education, and finds sharing her experience, love of metalsmithing, and the inspiration from her students an absolute joy.



Maria Tritico

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Maria Tritico is a Metalsmith, Art Instructor and Art Therapist currently residing in Tequesta, Florida. She received her BFA from Texas State University in Photography and in Studio Art with an emphasis in Metals/Jewelry before receiving her Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maria exhibits in local, national and international art shows and during her years working in arts education and art therapy, Maria has worked in a variety of settings which span age ranges 3 – 101 years of age and population types from assisted living/skilled nursing care, to youth and adult classes to incarceration. Maria is currently growing the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art Therapy departments at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.




Bangle Bracelet by Tracey Roedl



Jewelry Select Fridays

Money Clips

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Having trouble shopping for Dad? Make him a one-of-a-kind copper or brass money clip!

Bangle Bracelets

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, July 12, 2019  6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Make a unique set of bangle bracelets. Using a combination of copper, silver and gold filled wire, each student will form, solder, texture and patina their individualized set of bangles.



Pin by Tracey Roedl



Summer Sessions Jewelry Classes (June 3 – 28, 2019 or July 8 – August
2, 2019)   


Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Smithing

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instructions and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts and torches. Beginner, ages 13+.

Metalsmithing/Stone Setting/Beautiful Jewelry

Instructor: Tracey Roedl

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 pm.  $175 per session

Learn more about design, soldering, detailed piercing, carving, forming, filing and polishing metal. Intermediate to advanced. 

Linear Designs and Stone Setting

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session Intermediate to advanced.

While exploring linear designs, you will also make prong, bezel and tube settings for irregular stones, sea glass or found objects to complete a pendant, ring and/or bracelet.

Jewelry Open Studio

Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m. $10 per person. Open to any member currently enrolled in a jewelry class.







For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm






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