Plantation Art Guild Features Workshop With Lois Perdue, “Create BIG Art From Small Abstracts”

The Plantation Art Guild is offering a workshop with Lois Perdue, “Create BIG Art from Small Abstracts” on Friday, October 20th. This class will be an adventure to learn how to easily create abstract paintings beginning with a mini format! For those who have already taken Lois’ popular abstract workshops before and want to further explore abstract design, “go bigger”, experiment with a variety of mediums and/or recycle their unresolved abstract paintings, this workshop is for you!  Beyond abstract paintings, participants will learn new texturing techniques and how to use glazes and layers of paint to create dimension.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.











(RSVP by October 15th)

9:30 am –  4:00 pm

301 NW 46TH AVE.     PLANTATION, FL 33317



Lois Perdue tells The Rickie Report, “This class will be an adventure for those wishing to learn how to easily create abstract paintings beginning with a mini format! And, for those who have already taken my abstract workshops before and want to further explore abstract design, “go bigger”, experiment with a variety of mediums and/or recycle their unresolved abstract paintings, this workshop is for you”!

Participants will be provided with sources of inspiration to “kick start” their learning process and have an opportunity to create at least ½ dozen mini abstract paintings.

But this class isn’t just about abstract paintings:

*It is about learning new texturing techniques
*It is about building layers of glazes and paints to create dimension
*And it is about how to use your own failed paintings as collage to make your paintings sizzle!


“Colorado” by Lois Perdue




Lois discovered that the technique of painting “smaller formats” has given her greater control over her painting.  This has led to her receiving awards and recognition in national, state and local competitions with her larger format works.  Although Lois paints on watercolor paper, canvas and wood panel, she prefers the magic of a plastic paper called Yupo.  It has a slick surface unlike watercolor paper and when it meets water media, colors virtually explode. She begins all her under first layers with watercolor paints, powdered watercolor pigments, watercolor inks, glazes and markings to establish a foundation and then proceeds to acrylic paints and acrylic inks, charcoal and pen for mark making, oil pastels and, of course, collage! Each of her finished paintings may have 10, 15 or more layers, all each having been “set” with varnish to hold the colors. To see some of her paintings, please visit her website at:


“30 Day Challenge” by Lois Perdue


Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area.  She is very active in the art community and is a member of Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. She is also first vice president and program chair of the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, an organization comprised of artists,
writers and composers!





For cost of workshop and further information please visit:

Lois can be reached at


The Plantation Art Guild is a small, but very active arts organization founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit. PAG, which currently has 102 members, offers workshops, four juried shows with cash awards and monthly meetings. A guest artist demonstrates different techniques at the monthly meetings which are held throughout the season that runs from September to May. PAG also holds regularly scheduled paint-ins.

Since its beginning, Plantation Art Guild has endeavored to award one or more scholarships annually to students who are residents of Plantation or attend a Plantation high school and plan to continue their education in Fine Arts.


PAG’s goal is to promote and support artistic and creative endeavors in an exceptionally congenial environment. Visitors are welcome to come to a meeting or a paint-in. For more information and schedules, visit PAG’s website at: The first meeting of the season will be held at Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd., Plantation, 33317 on Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 




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Plantation Art Guild Offers October And November Workshops, Open to Non Members And Members

The Plantation Art Guild is a welcoming group, offering workshops, general meetings, paint-ins and exhibits for everyone to enjoy.  Come and explore three exciting workshops with well regarded instructors, Karen Fletcher Braverman, Marilyn Johansen and Susan Hanssen.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while there are still spaces available! There is a special discount for early registration and taking more than one workshop.  









Jim Ward Community Center


301 NW 46th Street   Plantation FL 33317




Artwork by Karen Fletcher Braverman


“It’s All Relative”

Karen Fletcher Braverman

10/7/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 7th


In this workshop you will learn to distinguish what makes your painting come alive and what makes it have drama, definition and POP! Sometimes following the rules is not enough, in this watercolor workshop- It’s All Relative!






Artwork by Marilyn Johansen









Marilyn Johansen

10/21/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 21st

We will be working wet into wet to create texture with different materials provided, a lesson in design, and finally we’ll add a real image to our textured painting.





Artwork by Susan Hanssen





“From Black And White To WOW!

Susan Hanssen

11/04/16 (all levels)

RSVP by October 4th



This is a workshop that requires only a willingness to explore the freedom of intuitive drawing and painting. It is a full busy day focused on creating amazing back & white drawings and translating them into color. Of course, there will be a discussion of design, tools and time for questions.



Registration Info:

Cost $85 Members $95 Non-members
10% discount if paid 30 days prior
15% discount if you take all 3

Contact Info:
Terry Gannet




For more information about the Plantation Art Guild’s memberships, workshops, activities, paint-ins and more:




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