Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces New Adult Workshops & Studio Time, Youth Art Muse Programs And Special Workshops For Teens

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces newly formatted Workshops for Adults and Studio TimeYouth Art Muse Summer Sessions for grade school children and Special Workshops for teens.  Social distancing precautions and adherence to CDC guidelines are in place.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks. Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you balance your hectic schedule while encouraging your child to approach life with creative enthusiasm through the wonderment of art.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

Adult Workshop Details

&

Adult Open Studio Time

 

 

The Boca Museum of Art School proudly presents our newly formatted Workshops for Adults and Studio Time so our beloved student regulars as well as those new to the scene can engage with art in a variety of short form learning sessions and critiques led by our highly experienced and talented Art School Faculty. Don’t think you have the time to take an art class? You do now with our expansive offering of a broad variety of painting, ceramics, drawing and photography workshops tailored for the busy creative, working professionals, or anyone wanting to explore new and traditional media techniques in short form evening and weekend formats.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have your own ideas and talents and prefer more loosely structured guidance which focuses on critique and discussion rather than direct instruction? Our open studio time is your ideal environment where you’ll have access to our studio spaces monitored closely by our resident art experts. Pick one discipline, or explore many. We know you’ll love learning and growing with Boca’s favorite art community at the Boca Museum of Art School.

 

View our website https://www.bocamuseum.org/adult-workshops

or

https://www.bocamuseum.org/adult-studio-time

To register for Adult Summer Sessions:

Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

YOUTH ART MUSE – SUMMER SESSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

In response to a changing world, the Boca Museum of Art School proudly announces our Summer Sessions program for grade school children and teens. Your child will be immersed in various creative environments where they will learn to express themselves in new ways. Our school approaches art as a way for your children to rethink the world around them by learning various professional observation and communication skills by encouraging them to focus their imagination through fun and colorful projects in our safe, supportive studios.

 

 

All sessions are led by our impressive roster of credentialed and award winning art faculty. A broad variety of drawing, painting, character & jewelry design, even handmade journal making and cartooning classes are available, so there’s something for everyone and all skill levels will feel welcome. In our new abbreviated summer format, morning and afternoon sessions are available on a weekly basis to fit into your busy life.

 

Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you balance your hectic schedule while encouraging your child to approach life with creative enthusiasm through the wonderment of art.

 

To register for Summer Sessions Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.bocamuseum.org/youth-art-muse-summer-sessions

 

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

 

 

To register for Summer Sessions

Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

https://www.bocamuseum.org/teens-workshops-summer-2020

 

ART SCHOOL SAFETY PROCEDURES

 

We are committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and volunteers. In consideration of all participating the Boca Museum Art School will follow current guidelines set by the governor of the State of Florida and local authorities.

 

The Art School has created a robust cleaning and sanitizing schedule. Masks will be required for adult instructors, staff, and volunteers. The students will be encouraged to wear masks as well and will be provided. We will adhere to social distancing in the classrooms with a maximum of 10 students per room as well as no rotating between rooms for activities. Each student will have their own set of materials and will not share supplies. Students will wash their hands upon entering the building and will go directly to their classroom. We encourage all students to use the hand sanitizing stations frequently that are placed in each classroom as well as throughout The Art School.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Vero Beach Art Club Offers Weekly Virtual Art Classes For All Levels On Thursdays. Learn With Judy Burgarella On Thursday, July 9. Non-Members Welcome!

The Vero Beach Art Club invites art students of all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) to learn new tips and explore new techniques in their Virtual Art Classes on Thursdays.  Non-members are welcome! On Thursday, July 9, Judy Burgarella will take your artistry to new heights as she works with light and shadows, skin tones, painting clothing, mixing colors, and more tips than we can mention here! The Rickie Report shares the details about this class and about the Vero Beach Art Club. We urge you to review their offerings and point out, that since these are virtual classes… anyone can attend!  What a fabulous group to network with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERO  BEACH  ART  CLUB  

VIRTUAL  CLASSES  

OPEN  TO  EVERYONE  – WORLD WIDE!

 

Judy Burgarella Teaches a Virtual Art Class

 

 

JUDY      BURGARELLA

THURSDAY     JULY, 9, 2020

1 – 4 PM

REGISTER:  www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Burgarella spends a lot of time designing her class so that people will not fail.  When they sign up, she sends them a lined pattern, and in class she shows them how to get that pattern onto the canvas.  She explains, “This is not a drawing class, it’s a painting class. Drawing takes years to learn.  Even if some of them do not have a “masterpiece,” they will have learned a lot of tips and tricks to add to their knowledge of painting”.  Many of her students have said that they have learned more in her class than any other class they have taken.  “For 3 hours, I never shut up.  I am hoping to get many other artists onboard to teach this class so that we have diversity and variety to offer”.

 

 

 

“Portrait on Palette” Private Commission by Judy Burgarella

 

 

 

Judy Burgarella tells The Rickie Report, “My career in business involved mostly administration/ secretarial work, and printing and editing. As my passion to pursue art became stronger I began writing and designing for arts & crafts magazines, in addition to running my own secretarial service. I eventually started an art club, the “Shoreline Plein Air Painters” in Connecticut”. 

 

 

 

“View From A Cottage Window” by Judy Burgarella

A view from through the window of an historic house in Rockport, Massachusetts.  In one of the graves rests the actual builder of the house who was the son of the founder of Rockport. 

 

 

 

In 2005, Judy and her husband Bob moved to Florida, and she soon joined the Vero Beach Art Club and other local arts organizations, where she became very active, helping out with shows and wherever her skills were needed. In 2012 her daughter Robin and family moved to Sebastian, and Judy currently helps her with her real estate business staging homes and using her own paintings in the décor.

 

 

“Heritage Center” by Judy Burgarella In A Private Collection

 

 

 

Judy has studied under renowned artists in Connecticut and Florida, and has taught painting and drawing for over 20 years. She currently teaches portrait painting at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, general art at Indian River Estates, and does free-lance classes and demonstrations for groups and individuals. Judy is constantly on the lookout for new creative opportunities, and ways to give back to the community.

 

 

MORE       CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Vero Beach Art Club:

 

The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.

 

 

Click HERE for more Information ~

 

 

The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345

 

 


 

 

For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:

www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Using Zoom To Your Best Advantage And Some Pitfalls To Avoid

The Rickie Report shares some helpful hints to make a Zoom experience more productive for you and your fellow ‘Zoomers’.  If you’re not familiar with Zoom as a face-to-face meeting platform in current time, you’ll need to get up to speed (pun intended).  This easy-to-use app allows you to collaborate with others for work as well as celebrate events with others who are far flung.  The Rickie Report shares some blips we’ve experienced as well as technical tips.

 

 

 

 

Using Zoom

To Enhance Communications For

Artists, Arts Organizations, Art Patrons, Anyone

 

Photo Courtesy of Anna Shvets

 

 

 

Think of a Zoom meeting like being face-to-face

Eliminate distractions and focus on the agenda.

 

 

Download the free Zoom app days before your scheduled meeting.

 

If you are a newbie, make sure you familiar/comfortable using the features (mute/unmute, start/stop video, screen share, raise your hand).

 

Join the Zoom session early – up to 5 minutes before the meeting start time.

 

Notifications from messaging applications, ringtones, and applications running on your desktop can be distracting, which can make your attendees feel disrespected and undervalued. Mitigating these distractions helps keep the meeting focused and free from interruption.

 

Zoom amplifies everything!  From smiles to frowns, from inescapable noises to your behavior.

Be aware!

If you are the host, offer an agenda with the Zoom invitation

(Attendees – be prepared)

Make sure to introduce everyone at the beginning.

 

Just like an in-person meeting or social event, you would initiate a conversation between two acquaintances who haven’t met by introducing them. The same principle applies to a virtual meeting. Be sure to introduce all parties you are hosting at the beginning to create a welcoming environment and stimulate engagement toward a common goal.

 

Photo Courtesy of Ivan Samkov

 

 

 

 

Show Up At Your Best (Meeting Etiquette)

 

There are some general rules of courtesy for virtual (and in person) business meetings.

Be ready – just as if this meeting was taking place in person!

Wear appropriate clothing ( PJ’s are not OK unless this is a Zoom PJ Party).

Loud clothing or sparkling accessories will distract from the message you’re sharing during the Zoom session.

No Nudity ( Did I really have to say that ??  From experience, yes…yes, I did!)

Background

 

Photo Courtesy of Harry Page

 

 

You want everyone’s focus to be on the meeting content.  Have a clean setting with work-appropriate art and decorations to reduce the chance that attendees will get distracted.  Your surroundings say a lot about you and you want to make a good impression, just as if you were hosting at your home!  Showing dirty clothes in a pile and an unmade bed make people wonder if you can be professional and trusted with serious work.

 

Clean up and have a simple background (a plain wall, a potted plant, or a bookshelf works perfectly, a wall filled with artwork).Zoom also provides virtual backgrounds to help you avoid the most cluttered environments.

Some people change their background with a photo.  Zoom’s virtual background feature is an easy way to eliminate background distractions when you have to meet in a messy or busy location.

A few words of caution about virtual backgrounds:

Avoid bright colors which distract from your face

Avoid video beach scenes with waves that actually move, which make some people nauseous.

 

Photo Courtesy of Steve Johnson

 

Lights, camera, action! Note, the first item here is about LIGHTING. Position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds. Otherwise, you will be backlit.

Volume/Mute  &  Audio/Video

Photo Courtesy of Pressmaster

 

Video is crucial in building trust and engagement in virtual communications.

Test your video and audio before your meeting at zoom.us/test.

 

 

 Look into the camera when talking instead of looking at yourself.

 

If you’re looking at yourself on the screen while you’re talking, it will seem like you are distracted.  Direct eye contact into the camera while speaking gives attendees the impression that you are looking at them rather than off to the side, which creates an environment where everyone feels engaged and involved in the current conversation.

 

Be sure to position your web camera and monitor at eye level so you can look into the camera and simulate that eye-to-eye connection with other attendees.

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Julia M Cameron

 

Before you go into the Zoom meeting, notice where your screen is placed.

Especially take note of the angle of your laptop screen if using the built-in camera.

If you place your iPad on the table, with you looking down at it, please note: No one wants to look up into your nostrils.

We also don’t want to see your ceiling!

Even when your screen is in a separate room from other people, remember that if your door is open and the screen is at the proper angle, we should not be able to see anyone leaving the bathroom wrapped in a towel.

Have your video on unless you are experiencing technical issues.

Find a quiet space without interruptions or background noise.

Mute your microphone when not talking.

Avoid talking over or at the same time as other participants.

Keep your hands down, away from your face and mouth. Not only is this distracting, but it muffles your voice when you want to speak.

Behavior

 

Photo Courtesy of Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas

 

Be aware that you are on camera and try to avoid doing other tasks, checking emails, looking at your phone.

Please mute yourself  (I would say “Stifle yourself, Edith”, but many of you will not get the reference to “All In The Family”) so we don’t hear your phone ring, dog bark, or kids scream.

Please refrain from having a side conversation with someone in the actual room with you.

If you are using Zoom in a more casual setting, please be aware of your body language and how you sit.

If you decide to play Candy Crush while watching the Zoom meeting, please block your video. (I got dizzy yesterday from watching you move your thumbs and a bit annoyed that you were not paying attention).

If you can, avoid eating meals during your meeting. Imagine how unappealing it would be to watch someone up close slurping a plate of spaghetti on a big screen. If you can, wait until your meeting is over.

 

 

Stay or Leave

Photo Courtesy of Bongkarn Thanyakij

Leaving the frame without explaining why

 

If you need to get up from a meeting for any reason ( bathroom break, get a drink, or focus on a child or pets), be courteous, just as you would be in an in-person situation.  Leave a message in the chat option to indicate you will be back and have not left the meeting.

Turn off your video camera until you return

Turn off your volume until you return

Recording

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of 500photos.com

 

 

Often, meetings are recorded. In this case, your words and your actions. Just be aware that even though you may be sitting in your home or personal space, you are participating in a somewhat public event.

Refrain from private behavior (picking at your toes, scratching your armpits, picking your nose) (Again, I mention these specific behaviors because I have observed them in other Zoom meetings).

What you say, how you react, how to look will be saved for posterity!

 

 

Chat Room

 

Even though there is a “chat” function, please keep comments to a minimum.

It is distracting for others in the meeting and just as rude as if you were face-to-face and interrupting the speaker.

 

The host leaves last

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Matilda Wormwood

As hosts to any meeting or party, we usually stay until everyone else leaves.  Zoom is no different.  Attendees may use this time to socialize or get a few words in before the session ends. For stragglers, you may have to remind them that the session is about to end.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Zoom:   zoom.us

Google articles about Zoom – they abound on the internet

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

NSVA Announces New Virtual Classes, Workshops, And Video On Demand Demos, Plus Physically Distanced Plein Air Excursions

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces a new series of Virtual Classes, Workshops, and Demos! In addition Ted Matz will be leading physically distanced Plein Air local Excursions in the Jupiter/ Tequesta area.  All levels of students are welcome. Kudos to NSVA as they announce a new $50,000 Gift Matching Campaign!  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLEIN         AIR

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26

9 am – Noon

Locations will change from week to week.  You will be notified prior to the scheduled dates where the class will take place.  Physical distancing according to CDC Guidelines will be observed.

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 

 

MATCHING  GIFT   CAMPAIGN 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, or events:  www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Virtual One-On-One Painting Lessons, From Novice To Established Artists

Deborah Bigeleisen‘s artworks are in private and corporate collections around the world.  What makes her distinctive is her ability to discuss art and teach techniques in a down-to-earth manner which not only brings you into her artworld, but expands yours! Artists, from beginners to established, will not only benefit but enjoy the One-On-One Virtual Painting Lessons she is offering.  Deborah includes time to get acquainted and see your current work. She then offers half hour or hour long lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of her newest works.  Have you always wanted to explore your creative voice?  Now is the time!

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ONE-ON-ONE    PAINTING    LESSONS

 

WITH     INTERNATIONALLY     RENOWNED

 

ARTIST

 

DEBORAH     BIGELEISEN

   

 

Direct from my studio to your studio/workspace via Zoom

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

Have you always wanted to explore YOUR  CREATIVE  VOICE?

“CREATIVITY is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

 

 

 

Have You Wanted To TAKE Art Lessons ?

NOW is  THE TIME  !  

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Demonstrating for one of her Group Classes

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen shares her excitement with The Rickie Report, ” I’m giving 1-on-1 painting lessons via Zoom from my studio to yours!  My approach is ideal for beginners and established artists as well.  We’ll paint together on a subject that inspires and excites you ~ if you are a serious artist or just want to have some fun being creative!  For those who are new to Zoom, I will coach you through the process, which is not intimidating.   Zoom allows you to “share”/see my monitor so that we can address specific points.

 

 

 

Here’s how the classes work:

 

 

FIRST:  We talk by phone, get acquainted,  and talk about your goals. Then we arrange a lesson time.

We’ll also talk about materials, what you have, or if you are starting from scratch.

You can use either acrylic or oil paints.

SECOND:  You will text me or email me a jpg of the image that you want to paint along with a few words as to why you like it.  If you want to work on a painting in progress, and you are stuck, tell me why.

THIRD: When the lesson goes live:

I’ll be prepared in my studio to demonstrate any number of things from how to start a painting from a blank canvas, to showing you how to effectively use different size and shaped brushes, and how to achieve many different effects whether you are working in acrylics or oils.

I also use Photoshop as a teaching tool, and will have your work already uploaded to work on.

 

Cost:

Initial complimentary 1/2hr. session to get acquainted and for you to get a feeling for how the class works.

1/2 hr session: $30 

1 hour session: $50

Classes must be booked and paid for at least 24 hrs in advance

Payment:

Payment is required in advance of the session via Zelle or PayPal  or via her web site  www.deborahbigeleisen.com

For Zelle, just download the app to your phone and follow the prompts; it is cell number driven.

 

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com     

    561.351.8755   

      www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

        Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

 

See all of the information on the Painting Classes Menu Tab on my website:

 www.deborahbigeleisen.com

And……..

LET’S   START   PAINTING !!!

         

Deborah Bigeleisen’s Workspace

Here’s the link to the video…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ek2bq5JNDo2RyRc87

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s paintings are included in corporate and private collections world-wide. They have been published in fine art books, and featured in influential magazines such as Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, and Florida Design.  My work has been juried into numerous museum exhibitions including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. My paintings are sold through fine art galleries and international contemporary art fairs across the United States. Please visit my web site to see the full range of my work   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

561.351.8755

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com         

Website:   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Keep Art Alive” St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Transcends Counties, Cities Or Countries. Real Resources, New Art Activities Are Available

The newest edition of “Keep Art Alive” from the St.Lucie Cultural Alliance transcends counties, cities or countries.  Anyone can use this information to continue to bring culture to their lives, as we make our way into a new world.  Learn new art techniques, find financial forums for help, discover new art resources, enjoy art activities for adults and children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.  We are proud to be a Media Sponsor of this organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP    ART    ALIVE  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With school remaining closed, and summer coming with must of us still in quarantine, what is a better way to keep the family entertained than a creative art project?! Recycled art is an inexpensive and fun way to explore creativity. Plus, we all know, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  Let’s recycle and pile up on inexpensive art supplies right from home.

In this edition of “Keep Art Alive”, we will learn recycled art tips and tricks, and how to get creative on a low budget or no budget.

 

 

 

REVEAL     YOUR     TREASURES

 

Found any treasures around the house? Let your imagination run wild! Create the most eye-opening recycled artwork and let us see it on social media using hashtags #artstlucie #stayhome #withartstlucie #keepartalive #jointhemovement #recycledart, and tag us, @artstlucie . We will repost it on all our digital platforms, including our website. 1. 2. 3. Treasure hunt

 

 

RESOURCES    FOR    ARTISTS

 

We will continue to use our platform as a hub to bring free resources, opportunities and financial relief information to you during the adversities of COVID-19.

Resources are updated weekly          Get the latest updates

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED   

STAY CONNECTED

 

We would also like to extend a private invitation to you to join our exclusive Facebook group, Join the Movement, created for our members, partners and friends. There, feel free to lead discussions about the arts, including sharing, teaching, learning, asking questions, providing feedback, making suggestions, and getting and sharing resources. Have you visited our online marketplace? Start a discussion about one of your favorite pieces in the Facebook group.

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For more information:

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave     Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

 

 

 

 

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If You Can Turn Your iPad On And Off, Jeffrey Wiener Can Teach You How To Draw On It

Jeffrey Wiener‘s resume includes drawing and painting art for major clients like Disney, Scholastic, and the New York Times.  If you want to learn to draw, using your iPad, he is the teacher you want!  Not sure of your skill set?  If you know how to turn on and turn off your device, you are ready to learn from Jeffrey, who taught these drawing workshops at the Art Students League of New York!  The Rickie Report shares an interview with him, as we explore the world of non-traditional drawing.  Jeffrey is offering classes on-line, so this is a perfect time to sign up for yourself or give a distinctive gift to someone else!

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

The Rickie Report is enthusiastic about bringing you more options to stretch your knowledge and skills set when it comes to creating!  

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener speaks about Drawing on Your iPad classes:

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener and students at New Studio for Visual Arts

 

TRR: How did you get started doing this?

JW: 

I started out as an illustrator and print designer in New York back in the 1980’s. I came to the city with well-developed traditional art skills and worked in a “hot” design firm where my drawing and painting skills were in use 24/7, creating spot art and illustrations for major clients like Disney, Scholastic and New York Times. When the Mac was introduced to the world of Design, I started using Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator from the very start, and thus began my Digital Arts career.

TRR: Where have you given classes in the past?

JW: 

I started giving iPad Drawing Workshops in 2014 at the Art Students League of New York (https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/) and soon started getting asked to hold workshops upstate, and then down in South Florida where I winter. The last workshop I held was this last December – February (2019-20) and it gave me the opportunity to test my new methods for traditional artists to jump in quickly and integrate their iPads into their artistic process.

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener teaching a workshop with three students in Bethel, New York

 

 

TRR: What kind of experience does a student need to sign up for this class?

JW:

Not much experience is necessary for my classes. Obviously, owning an iPad and knowing how to turn it on and off is a requirement, as is downloading the APP “Procreate” to their iPad prior to class. But I take great joy in introducing a new art-making tool to traditional artists. They ALL find it exciting and creatively mind-expanding. Really!

TRR:  Are there classes for total novices/beginners/experienced people?

JW:

I find that beginners need to spend a little more time learning how to use the APPs basic features. This is a deep well, as a metaphor, and it’s easy to drown in all the options available for creating artworks. Students who use their computers often, and come to me with a little experience in Adobe Photoshop, tend to take off VERY quickly. I find that holding separate classes for those two artist-types works best.

TRR: What if I can’t draw much except simple shapes ?

JW:

I stress to my students that the iPad is a drawing tool, although quite a powerful one. Doodling and sketching is how I start my classes, because the freedom from having to be perfect is absent from the mind. It helps students focus on learning the features, instead of on the work they are producing. My advanced classes are focused on teaching artists how to mimic traditional techniques using familiar techniques such as shading with a broad charcoal stick or using cross-hatching to achieve volume. Fortunately, Procreate has many features that allow you to make simple basic graphic shapes easily. Let’s not forget that you can use Procreate to make awesome graphic design with imported photographs and typography tools.

 

 

 

Learning to use your iPad to draw

 

 

TRR:  What kind of program do I need on my IPad?

JW:

Procreate is the #1 application for drawing and painting on the iPad. There are other apps, but the difference in the features, the high-resolution files, and quality of the resulting art files is so glaring that it’s not worth using any other APP. My traditional drawings are similar to M.C. Escher’s in detail and tone, and I can produce drawings on my iPad that when printed, cannot be identified as a digital print. This is akin to being an old-world lithographer who draws on stone and produces fine drawings that must be printed out on paper to be framed and displayed.

 

 

Link to Procreate: https://procreate.art/

TRR:  Once I have some skills, how can I use what I’ve learned in your class?

JW:

I often challenge my students to think of the iPad as a Sketch Tool, where ideas can originate to become oil-paintings or sculptures. Several of my students use it to escape the work they do all the time and experiment in a risk-free fashion, doing abstractions or venturing into simple animations for social media like Facebook. Some of my students are designers who work with computers often, and wish to leave the desk-bound creative process and work at the beach or in the park. I love to introduce my students to using the iPad as a Life-Drawing tool, and use it in Starbucks to capture people. Most think that artists are surfing the internet, when in fact they are making observational drawings un-detected by their subjects.

TRR: Can you share a video with us?

JW:

Here’s a recent video where I teach how to draw a simple white object (coffee cup) with a “Charcoal” looking drawing tool.
 

https://youtu.be/3ehNpMd2ECY

 
 

About Jeffrey Wiener:

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.

 

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/

“Sketch with Jeff”:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

 

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Caryl Pomales Invites You To Free, Live Demo Thursday, April 16 With Instagram And Zoom

Caryl Pomales is presenting free, weekly painting sessions, offering creatives a place to gather!  Her next demo is Thursday, April 16.  You will be able to ask questions and have real-time interaction with Caryl, who brings us some positivity and some joy.  In addition to her abstract expressionist paintings, Caryl is offering a $50 discount on her on-line workshops!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks of Caryl’s artistry.

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

CREATIVE   GATHERING/ DEMO

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

2:30 pm

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

To  receive the link for zoom sign up: www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

 

 

“Tropical Essence” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “I know that our lives are feeling unsettled now, and I want to remind you that you’re not alone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to talk, whether via this email, Instagram, or Facebook. I’m here for you!  My goal for this week is to bring you some positivity, some joy, and some resources to stay optimistic, productive, and fulfilled. I’m sharing online learning opportunities, a chance to connect live, and some of my tips for keeping a joyful attitude”!

 

Abstract Expressionist painting by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Caryl tells our readers, “Last week, I hosted an Instagram Live Painting Party, and this week, I’m continuing the fun! Join me on Instagram on Thursday, April 16 at 2:30 PM ET. I’ll be working on a painting of my own, so bring any of your own art supplies to paint with me, ask any questions you may have, or just watch my painting process! Let’s connect together, stay social, and enjoy some creative time together”!

 

 

 

Abstract Expressionist painting by Caryl Pomales

 

 

“It’s no secret that the world is looking a little different right now. We’re living through unprecedented times, and we’re all in the same boat: our typical routines have been upended, and we’re all finding ourselves at home with far more time to ourselves. This time can feel a little bit isolating and scary – trust me, I know how you feel! – but there is plenty that we can all do to make the most out of our personal situations, and stay in a positive headspace. I’m sharing a few of my suggestions to maintain productivity, a sense of routine, and make the most of this down time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol has a gift for you: $50.00 off the price of my online courses, with the code MARCH2020!  This offer is good through the end of April,2020.  She explains, “I’ve been taking my own share of streamed workshops and classes during this time, and have found them to be incredibly fulfilling and satisfying. Not only do I walk away feeling like I’ve accomplished something and made productive use of my time, but I really enjoy connecting with other artists in this learning setting! I’m hoping to spread some of this positivity to you by offering you this discount code. You can apply this towards Dazzling Daisies and Vibrant Tui Bird! Each of these courses include a bonus painting (of a silly sheep that stuck his tongue out at me during a trip to New Zealand!), so you get demonstration sessions for two full paintings”!

 

 

 

 

 

These courses also include one-on-one feedback time with me, as well as an invitation to the Caryl Fine Art workshop participants Facebook group to connect with other artists, if you’re craving some additional social time like I have been. This discount code will be active through the end of April, and I would love to welcome you in to one of these courses! You can get more info and sign up at www.carylfineart.com/online-workshops. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d be absolutely thrilled to have you for some painting fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Read on at www.carylfineart.com/blog for my suggestions to keep your days bright and happy, feeling productive and creative, and maintaining your smile! (Plus, I’m sharing some added fun resources for online museum tours and other entertaining activities!)

 

 

 

321.412.3490

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Creates Inspiring & Healthy Distractions During Corona Quarantine Through Virtual Exhibitions And Classes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art buildings mat be temporarily closed, but it is committed to offering new ways to get people inspired, creating, and connecting through art. From the comfort of home, all ages can enjoy a variety of virtual exhibitions and live virtual classes. The virtual exhibitions are free to the public. The live virtual classes vary in price with proceeds used to pay instructors and continue the organization’s mission of connecting community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Try something new and inspiring that you thought you never had time for!

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art Creates Inspiring & Healthy Distractions

During the Corona Quarantine Through Virtual Exhibitions and Classes

 

 

 

Get Inspired, Start Creating, and Connect

Through Virtual Art

Exhibitions & Interactive Classes

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Janeen Mason brings the virtual experience,  “Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition.” This exciting installation showcases art by talented residents from many of the private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart.  The annual exhibition is always highly anticipated and creates a sense of community among the local artists and residents as participants show their most current work. The exhibition can be viewed at www.lighthousearts.org/best-of-the-clubs.

 

“Never have the arts been more important to the well-being of our society.  Friend us on Facebook, check out our YouTube channel, stay connected through our website, and you’ll be inspired by our Lighthouse ArtCenter community that is still engaged and encouraging each other using creativity,” states Janeen Mason, Curator at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.

 

Virtual Class: Fernando Porras Drawing

 

 

Director of Education Maria Tritico is offering live virtual classes for currently enrolled students and new classes are open for registration starting April 6. The interactive virtual art classes have received accolades by students who can now learn and create art with their favorite instructors from their homes. Class offerings include various forms of ceramics, drawing, jewelry, and painting. Visit lighthousearts.org to see the complete catalog of choices.

 

“Our world has changed, and we have adapted to it. People are working and going to school at home and getting used to being quarantined. They are looking for new hobbies and ways to spend their time at home. Our team came together to reach anyone that is interested in exploring their artistic side from beginner to advanced,” says Maria Tritico, the director of education at the school of art.

 

In addition, the Lighthouse ArtCenter invites artists to post projects to social media and share their latest projects by tagging @lighthousearts and using the hashtags #LighthouseArtCenter #LACbettertogether on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

 

About the Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage, and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events. In the last 56 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 art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. For more information, visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
​(Gift Store is open when Gallery is dark)
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm   ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm   Sunday, closed

​LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER SCHOOL OF ART
(Art Supply Store is open during regular hours)
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm  Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm   Sunday, closed

 

 

 

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Artists Doing Their Thing During A Crisis: Free Webinar, Financial Relief Resources, How To Acquire Your Own Patrons, Let Your Craft Be An Essential Saving Grace

Trina Slade-Burks and Anthony Burks Sr. continue to be significant supporters of artists, by offering a FREE Webinar “So You Want To Be A Curator” tomorrow, Thursday, March 26. The video will be available for 24 hours after viewing. They also share important financial and other resources in this Rickie Report article. Feel free to share this timely information.  Physical distancing does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Let’s stay connected!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS    DOING    THEIR   THING

DURING    A    CRISIS

 

 

So You Want to Be a Curator Free Webinar

(Facebook live)

 

THURSDAY,  MARCH 26         1PM

 

YOU  MUST  RSVP!

 

Big or small curating an event takes a lot of planning. When you attend events, do you think to yourself “This is so easy. I can do this.”.

With COVID-19 situation happening right now & everyone social distancing for the time being, a webinar-style, Facebook Live type of event is the best option.

Once you RSVP we will connect via FB & Trina will give you access to the private group. You will keep access to the group & have access to the video for 24 hours after the original airing of the webinar.

 

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-want-to-be-a-curator-webinar-facebook-live-tickets-100479729576

 

 

 

 

Join Patreon & Acquire your Own Patrons

 

 

 

 

 

What is a patron?   They are a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsements to creatives, institutions, causes, events etc…

Want to find a way to link up with other creatives or provide exclusive content to people who want to support your visions?

 

Financial Relief Resources for Artists

During COVID-19

 

 

 

We know that many artists have lost some of their fiscal opportunities due to the present crisis. Teaching gigs, mural projects and art exhibitions have come to a halt because we have been sequestered, schools and institutions are closed, and we must be socially distance ourselves from the public. But bills still need to be paid!  There are financial options in place for you. 

Find the list 

HERE

 

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/financial-relief-resources-for-artists-during-covid-19

 

 

 

Let your Craft be an Essential Saving Grace

Lake Park business 3D printing face shields to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus

 

 

 

 

Here’s a challenge. We are in an international crisis. Evaluate your talent resources. Can your talent help someone? 

 

Here is an example

 

You may have a lot to offer and you didn’t know you could. 

How can you make a difference?

Put your thinking cap on and assist an immediate need.

 

 

 

Working on Something New? Go Live

 

 

“Ethnic Mermaid” by Anthony Burks, Sr

 

 

So you are tired of this social distancing thing and you are cooped up in your studio.  Why not go live and let the world see your talent.  Artists, DJ’s, singers & even yoga instructors are using Facebook, IG and Youtube as a tool to get the audience to see their creativity. 

This is REAL EXPOSURE at your convenience. 

 

 

 

 

 

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

 

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

 

NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

 

 

 

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