Jan Bush Presents “Art About You” Virtual Class At Old School Square Promoting Feelings Of Wellness, Self Discovery And Creative Tools For Insight All While Having Fun!

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and we interview Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. A board certified and licensed Art Psychotherapist, Jan will offer “ART ABOUT YOU” via the Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s new virtual classes.  Improving one’s mental, emotional, and physical health translates to better overall health! Art therapy is designed to promote feelings of wellness, self-discovery, and creative tools for insight. Weekly classes promise to be fun, motivating and will help you reframe, recharge, and revitalize yourself.  Be assured that anyone can participate!  You do not need to have any art skills and you do not need to disclose any private information.  ART ABOUT YOU” contains a WOW factor of fun and is guaranteed to help you keep your stress levels low and your contentedness high.  Sign up for this virtual class! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

REFRAME     RECHARGE     REVITALIZE

 

 

“ART    ABOUT    YOU”

 

Four Week Virtual Classes  Begin   

October 15, 2020

1 – 4 PM

 At Old School Square Creative Arts School

 

 

 

USING ART TO

DEVELOP SELF AWARENESS THROUGH

ONE’S PERSONAL SYMBOL MAKING 

 

 

 

 

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

305-989-2500

Email:  Arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER For  “ART ABOUT YOU”

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square is offering some unique classes, including your “ART ABOUT YOU”.  What should a student expect from this class?

JB:

This class will focus on Art Therapy-based directives and is not treatment oriented, as one might find in personal counseling sessions. Instead, this class is designed for wellness and self-enrichment with the leadership of a credentialed and licensed professional who  will teach nourishing self-care practices on topics related to self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care, and identification of feelings. If you are interested in any form of artmaking and desire to learn creative approaches with your feelings and communication styles and want to have fun, this class is for you. The art media used is based on a student’s free choice or suggestions that will be offered. I look forward to helping my students learn that in this class, art is something you do—not something you make.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What is an Art Therapist?

JB:

Credentialed art therapists are healthcare professionals who provide services to people of all ages in a variety of care settings and through private practice. They work in hospitals, clinics, K-12 schools, educational institutions, nursing homes,  community programs, prisons, recreation facilities, mental health settings and nonprofit agencies. They often work with other medical professionals to create treatment plans to help people address health and well-being. 

 

 

 

TRR:  How did you begin your career as an art therapist?

JB:

 

began my interest in art and helping others in the late 1960’s.  I was in high school in my home town, Miami, where I volunteered at a childrens’ group home. I wanted to pursue professional study of Art Therapy in college, but learned there was no undergraduate major in the field. I majored in fine arts, education and psychology. And fortunately, I was able to participate in community work at a local private psychiatric inpatient facility where I mentored with a prominent art therapist clinician. Later, I pursued graduate studies at Hahnemann Medical College (aka Drexel University) in Philadelphia and became a registered certified clinician.  In 1976 after graduate school, I returned to Miami, and slowly developed an “in” to the Miami Dade County Public Schools.  My dream was to bring art therapy to the children in public schools. However, no one had heard of art therapy nor were there any job openings or an employee structure for the hiring of an art therapist.

 

 

 

I became successful in implementing a pilot program which was later accepted in the schools as a full-fledged mental health component for children identified as having behavioral difficulties. I am credited for contributing to the fields of psychology and education as the first therapist in the nation to have laid the foundation for a mental health program in public education, in the field  of clinical art therapy for Miami’s Dade County Public Schools.  My endeavor established a national model for art therapy in school settings and I subsequently authored the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art  Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy into a Public-School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997). Through my long-term and pioneering work, I received a National Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami Dade County Public Schools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a Registered-Board Certified Art Psychotherapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).  My breadth of clinical practice has not only included educational settings but also medical, psychiatric and outpatient settings, correctional facilities and social service  agencies helping clients with a range of issues such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, relationship  problems, career and educational concerns, LGBTQ issues and other life events. 

 

 

Internationally known, I have consulted, presented, and keynoted my work for higher  education, hospitals, educational settings, non-profit groups, agencies and professional  organizations. Additional professional work has included developing clinical curricula for higher education,  evaluating counseling programs, mentoring aspiring art therapists, writing books, clinical guides and articles and pursuing original research.   I have been featured in local, state and national print and broadcast media including television shows, radio programs, newspaper and magazine articles, podcasts and NBC’s nationwide network newsPresently, I serve as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County Florida. I have been fortunate to have the superstar nod in the  field and have been a popular speaker presenting courses, invited keynotes, workshops and other learning opportunities for educational, medical and business settings across the USA.

 

 

TRR:  What is art therapy and how does it work?

JB:

Art therapy has been around since the 1940s. Two pioneers in the field, Margaret Naumburg and Edith Kramer used art therapy to help clients tap into their inner thoughts, feelings and experiences through creative expression. Therapists use patient art expressions to encourage them to talk about the images and to begin to look to themselves for meaning and insight. Combined with talk therapy, it can help people deal with emotions, increase self-awareness and self-worth and decrease stress and anxiety. 


The basis of art therapy is a means of helping mental and emotional health. It comes from the unique effect of the creative process. While traditional psychotherapy involves a dialogue between a clinician and a patient in need of help, art therapy adds a facilitating tool for expression and analysis of personal issues. Through the creation of art, patients are able to tap into deeper feelings, perhaps things that are difficult to express in words. Every single person is unique, and therefore problems with mental health are similarly personal, but art is known to grant access to different parts of the mind, making it easier to explore a huge variety of issues, ranging from childhood trauma or repressed memories to identity confusion, career struggles or relationship issues.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What are the benefits of art therapy?

JB:

 Art therapy has proven itself to be a valuable tool for facilitating self-exploration and is widely seen as a viable, unique and revelatory therapeutic approach. When words are not enough, we turn to the arts to help repair and to tell our stories. And in doing so, we find pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation.Some of the benefits are:

• art making is healing and life enhancing
• we can more easily express uncomfortable emotions, and work through conflicts, by using images in addition to words
• by making art we enhance communication
• art therapy gives us new perspectives on our problems and at the same time provides an avenue to try out new solutions
• through a variety of simple materials, everyone can find comfort and strength
• the art product gives us a clear look at the issues which are sometimes complex or vague, making them easier to understand
• art gives us a tangible record of change – documenting our story and progress as it unfolds 

 

 

TRR:   How is art used in therapy?

JB: 

 

An art therapist uses a variety of art media such as sculpture, drawing and painting in combination with psychological counseling to treat mental and emotional trauma.  The art is used as a helping tool to broaden awareness and discovery. It is the patient’s personal stories associated with the art and the art therapist’s guidance that provides eventual healing.The relationship between a therapist, an individual, and the art process and art products is essential to art therapy and includes purposeful dialogue and specific therapeutic interventions in response to both process and product.

 

 

TRR:   Is art therapy beneficial to a specific gender or age group?

JB:

No.  Art Therapy is applicable to all people of all ages and with many different life issues who have a desire for personal growth and/or who have difficulties in negotiating their tasks of daily living.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What areas are treated by art therapists?

JB:

Therapists may specialize in various symptomatology although art therapy is applicable to a variety life issues. Signs and Symptoms Include:

 

Anxiety, Depression, Substance dependency, Stress, Post traumatic stress, Attention deficit, Hyperactivity, Aging issues, Cancer, Compassion fatigue, Heart disease, Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Cognitive impairments, Family relationships, Wellness, Relaxation, Delusions, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Inability to cope with daily problems, Trouble understanding or relating to situations/people, Substance abuse, Eating habits, Sex drive, Anger, hostility, violence, Suicidal thinking, Relationships, Distraction, Personal achievement,  Empowerment, Self management skills, Improve communication skills, Past traumas, Reduce stress, Improve problem solving skills, and Build self-esteem.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:    How has art therapy changed over your career span?

JB: 

New and evidence based discoveries in art therapy have created outstanding opportunities for art therapists to practice in new environments and treat patients with diverse conditions. Research has been trending in favor of art therapy in allied health and integrative–mind-bodymedicine arenas. The field has also widely embraced discoveries about art and the brain, information that supports the application of specific art-based approaches in the amelioration of stress, integration of trauma memories, treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, reduction in pain and fatigue perception, and improvement in quality of life, especially for those challenged by disability or illness. Art therapy is clearly demonstrating that it successfully addresses many somatically-based conditions including trauma reactions, post traumatic stress and depression as well as many neurological and cognitive disorders. More importantly, art therapy is proving itself to be an effective intervention in improving overall quality of life and in perceptions of wellness.

 

 

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TRR:   What are the educational  requirements of an art therapist?

JB:


People who wish to enter the field must possess 18 semester hours of art studio courses and 12 semester hours of psychology courses. A bachelor’s degree, often in psychology, art or education is required. They then apply to a master’s degree program in art therapy. According to the American Art Therapy Association, prospective art therapy graduate students must submit a portfolio of their artwork in order to be admitted to an art therapy masters degree program.  Art therapy degree programs typically last about two years. Students enrolled in a graduate program for art therapy take classes related to psychotherapy, psychology, human development, ethics, patient assessment and other subjects related to the art therapy field. Graduates of a program typically earn a master’s degree in art therapy. They may also earn a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in art therapy. Some art therapists return to school to earn a Ph.D. in art therapy or related fields.

 

TRR:  What are the Certification Requirements?  

JB:


Art therapists are required to be certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). After earning a master’s degree and fulfilling post-graduate art therapy experience requirements, new therapists are eligible to earn a certified credential to become a registered art therapist (ATR). Registered art therapists must successfully pass a written exam administered by the ATCB to become board certified (ATR – BC), which is a more advanced credential (www.atcb.org).TheArt Therapy Credentials Board, in alignment with the American Art Therapy Association, manages the credentialing and testing processes of art therapists to ensure the professional and high-caliber practice of the profession. Their mission is to “protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.” (ATCB, 2017).

 

 

 

Depending on the state of practice, art therapists may need to attain additional licensure in art therapy or a related mental health field. There are only a handful of states requiring licensure at this time, although most states are politically active in pursuing the regulation of the field through licensure. (https://arttherapy.org/credentials-and-licensure/) The American Art Therapy Association supports federal and state policies, legislation, regulations, judicial actions, and initiatives that encourage, promote, and support efforts to gain a professional art therapy license and licensure of art therapists. Until each state has art therapy licensing, individuals hired as art therapists should have a masters degree in the field, their Art Therapist Registered credential (ATR) and their Board Certification (BC) credential,  since this is the terminal registration for the field.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Are art therapist easily accessible to the general community?

JB:  

 

There are only 7500+ art therapists in the USA. Being a small field, there may not be great accessibility to a local art therapist. Hospitals and related care facilities must budget for positions. Often budgets fall short of providing a host of services, especially in the mental health area. Many art therapists have had to create their own positions, much like I did. Some are hired as related service providers and are able to provide art therapy services together with the requirements of their position.

 

 

 

 

TRR: If someone was looking for an art therapist in this area where would you suggest they go?

JB:

There are several ways of finding an art therapist:

1.  The American Art Therapy Association maintains an art therapist locator:https://arttherapy.org/art-therapist-locator/

2. The Florida Art Therapy Association 

http://www.floridaarttherapy.org/

3. Contact Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

www.arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

4. An internet and social media search for art therapy or art therapists in your area.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this class offering or to contact Jan:

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

305-989-2500

Email:  Arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

Web Site: http://www.arttherapysouthflorida.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Arts School at Old School Square Announces Registration For New Virtual Classes Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces New Virtual Classes for Fall 2020/Winter 2021. NEW SKILLSNEW HOBBIESNEW YOU! And all from the convenience of home! Choose from classes in culinary arts, music performance, fine art, photography and digital imagingRegistration is open for online classes at Creative Arts School, from October 2020 through March 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

OldSchoolSquare.org

561-243-7922

 

 

 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!

 

 

Check Out This Video:

https://youtu.be/0-YdggePSiU

 

 

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. From classes for art and photography to genres that have never before been offered, we are exploring new territories to bring you classes that are accessible with the click of a button. Using the power of Zoom, you will enter a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive! At the Creative Arts School, we are excited about the far-reaching potential of this tool because it enables teachers AND students to remotely participate in real-time lessons.

 

Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and mixed media. All patrons have access to Open Studio sessions throughout the year.

 

Photography classes include introduction to digital camera use, fine art photography (beginning/intermediate/advanced/master) and digital imaging.

 

Newly announced classes in Music Performance and Culinary Arts are designed to uplift your senses while sharpening your skills! Classes include musical instrument performance and culinary exploration in varieties of cuisine.

 

 

Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:

 

 

 

 

 

WATERCOLOR  102

 

 

 

Watercolor 102, taught by fine artist Janet Onofrey, helping students to learn the techniques that bring watercolor paintings to life. Students will learn skills such as gradient washes, sponging, masking, dry brushing, wet-on-wet, and more ways to enjoy this nontoxic medium.

 

 

NOODLE  ART 101

 

 

 

 

NoodleArt 101, taught by restaurateur Walter Harris and sharpening students’ cooking skills. In newly introduced curricula for Culinary Arts, NoodleArt 101 will teach students to merge American ingredients with traditionally inspired Asian cuisine and flavor profiles.

 

 

UKELEL MAGIC II

 

 

 

 

 

Ukelele Magic II, taught by South Florida-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician Sean Radford. Ukelele Magic II takes students on a musical journey, while learning popular songs from yesterday and today through ukulele instruction. This class teaches fun techniques such as fingerpicking, chord progressions, and challenges through accompaniment patterns.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE  GUITAR

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Guitar, also taught by Sean Radford, takes students with fundamental guitar-playing experience to a more advanced level. Through Radford’s masterful instruction, students will learn to strum, read notation for chords and notes, sharpen ear training, improvising, build a repertoire of songs, and more!

 

 

ART  ABOUT  YOU

 

 

Art About You, taught by Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. Conducted by a licensed and certified Art Psychotherapist, this class utilizes art therapy-based directives to help students discover emotions and gain insights about oneself.

 

 

 

CREATING  A FOLD  BOOK

 

 

 

 

Creating A Fold Book, taught by award-winning painter and illustrator Carla Golembe, teaches students to create three-dimensional “fold book” works of art using illustration, fine art, and language. Students will explore creative storytelling through imagery and, if they wish, words.

 

 

 

TRAVEL   SKETCHBOOK

 

 

Travel Sketchbook, taught by fine artist Jen Fisher, helps students to create artistic memories as they travel to their favorite destinations through their photo albums.

 

 

 

COLLAGE  AND  MIXED  MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

Collage and Mixed Media, taught by fine artist Sharon Koskoff, which explores the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles, and other unusual art mediums.

 

 

AND    MORE………..

 

Other long-standing classes covering fine arts, digital imaging, and photography also return! Each class is taught using the power of Zoom and gives students access to a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive.

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here: www.oldschoolsquare.org/classes/online-learning

 

 

 

ABOUT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit cultural arts organization, located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, FL. A historical landmark that has served the community for over 30 years, Old School Square’s mission is to enrich the lives of all people as the community’s cultural center and destination for the arts. Old School Square provides a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment.

For more information on Old School Square visit www.oldschoolsquare.org.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Sally Cooper Is Featured Artist At Cornell Art Museum Spotlight Gallery In Delray Beach. Public Welcome To Opening Reception And Exhibit On February 7

Celebrated and published artist, Sally Cooper, will be honored with a SOLO Exhibit at the Spotlight Gallery, part of the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL.  The public is invited to view over 17 of Sally’s artworks at “Painting Outside the Lines” on Friday, February  7 for an Opening Reception and to meet the artist. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2020.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We also suggest you check out Sally’s classes and workshops!

 

 

 

 

 

AT    THE     SPOTLIGHT      GALLERY  PRESENTS:

 

PAINTING  OUTSIDE  THE  LINES

BY

SALLY COOPER 

 

Sally Cooper (Photo courtesy of Angie Meyers)

 

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Friday, February 7

6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served

Free admission during Art Walk (First Fridays  6 – 9 pm )

Cash bar and light bites.

Exhibit is available February 7 – March 1, 2020

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 3344

561-243-7922

 

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am – 6 pm; Friday:  11 am – 8 pm; Saturday:  Noon – 8 pm; Sunday:  Noon – 5 pm; Monday & Tuesday:  CLOSED

Admission:  $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans

 

 

“Bougainvillea”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, “My artistic journey began at a young age.  At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked.  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums. I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

 

 

“Edgewater” by Sally Cooper

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since taking that Creative Watercolor Workshop and Sally’s work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making —the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.

 

 

“Zen Garden”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas or sometimes  stretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors — mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away.  This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

“Daybreak” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally’s painting Everglades 2 was selected as one of 350 out of over 1,000 applicants for publication in Studio Visit Volumes 47 and 48 which will be out in the Summer, 2020. This is a magazine of contemporary artwork.  Sally took First Place in 2017 in The Artist’s Magazine’s National competition for Conversation in Blue which was published in the March 2018 issue.  In 2017 her work was included in the publication Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art.  In 2015 Sally’s painting Blue Horizon was chosen for the cover of The Artist’s Magazine along with a feature article and her work has been featured in Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazine.  Sally is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

 

Sally teaches Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop (this workshop takes place in a 1925 Vintage Gymnasium which plenty of space to paint) at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  For more information on these classes and workshops go to www.oldschoolsquare.org.

For more information about Sally’s artwork and workshops:

My websitewww.sally-cooper.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

Instagram:www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

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See You At Cornell Art Museum 6×6 Exhibit & Sale On Thursday, July 25! Over 700 Artworks Available At Only $30 Each

Artists from around the country have donated 700 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale All are on view now and then available to purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on Thursday, July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you to attend! Doors open at 6 pm with the sale starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Rickie Leiter is participating with a mahjong themed piece that rattles when you shake the dice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      

Doors Open at 6 pm

 Sale Begins at 6:30 pm

 

 

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

 

 

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

How the 6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE works:

 

Each 6×6 work of art available to purchase for only $30 each!

$5 admission (free admission for 6×6 participants) entitles guest to colored bracelet that will be called randomly.

When color is called, guest may purchase up to two 6×6 works. 

Once all colors are called, guest may purchase as many 6×6’s as they wish.

Guests can improve their chances of being selected First, Second or Third to buy art by purchasing First Purchase Lottery Tickets for $20 a chance/5 for $80.  This increases the guests chances of buying their desired original work of art!

The Cornell Art Museum’s 6×6 Art Sale has become very popular and provides a unique opportunity to purchase amazing original art for only $30 each!

 

 

 

 

 

All submitted artworks are sold for $30 each in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

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Cornell Art Museum Presents Five Artists In “Unshaped”. Open Now Through June 29 In Conjunction With Pride Month

The Cornell Art Museum presents Unshaped”, in the Spotlight Gallery for the month of June in conjunction with Pride Month. “Unshaped” is a group show curated by R.J. Rodriguez consisting of five artists exploring the confines of mediums and concepts, asking for conversation on the physical and psychological boundaries we create and inherit. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to experience this exhibit, which is currently open and on view through June 29.

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave  Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

www.oldschoolsquare.org

Museum Hours:  Closed Mondays.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM–5PM

$8 general admission; $5 for Seniors, Students, Children; Free for Veterans, OSS Members and Children under 12.

 

 

 

The Spotlight Gallery

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

“U N S H A P E D”

 

 

 

 

This exhibit is open now and will be on view until the June 29th, 2019. 

 

 

 

The featured artists identify as LGBTQ+, a demographic still marginalized both in public and in the museum space. This show is a reaction to a large part of art exhibitions still showcasing nearly exclusively white/male/heterosexual-identifying artists.  Just as importantly, it wishes to bring focus to up-and-coming artists using out-of-the-box approaches to their practice.

 

 

 

“All Is Well” by Christina Brown

 

 

 

 

Installation artwork by Roberto Rafael Navarrete

 

 

 

“Unshaped “continues the Spotlight Gallery’s mission to foster connection and conversation amongst the artists and their community by allowing underserved and unseen art to be “spotlighted” and given a chance to be appreciated. 

 

Untitled by Courtney Randle

 

 

The Cornell Art Museum works to the collaborate with local are groups to curate, manage and promote art exhibitions to support and benefit non-profit children’s groups, student groups, art education groups, art scholarship organizations and other artists groups. 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum’s Mission 

The Cornell Art Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who create innovative and thought-provoking works of art. The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination. 

 

 

About Old School Square 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and 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 shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

 

Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

CornellArtMuseum.org



 

 

 

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Old School Square Calls For 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale. Open To All Mediums, Ages, Level Of Experience.

Each year, artists of all ages and levels from around the country donate 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale.   Submission forms are ready and everyone is welcome to participate!  All submissions are on view during the month of July and then available for purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you all to take part! The deadline for submission is June 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

 

 

 

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 5    6 – 9 pm

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      6:30 pm

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks – any medium – in the 6″ x 6″ format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall. All pieces are shown as the Spotlight Gallery feature exhibition for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 5, 2019 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 6th ANNUAL 6×6 EXHIBITION & SALE coming up this July. All submitted artworks are then sold for $30 each on July 25 in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

Submission Forms: Print, download or pick up your form at Cornell Art Museum or Creative Art School/Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Forms and supplies are also available at Hands Art Supply on Atlantic Avenue.   www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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4th Annual Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1, 2 And 3 Features 50 Plein Air Painters

Enjoy three days of plein air painting in Delray Beach at the 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest, February 1, 2 and 3.  A juried group of 50 plein air painters will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach, FL.  The competition is sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.  The events are free and open to the public, as viewers find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and even smells of these artists’ world.  Artwork will be for sale, so mark your calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Join Us for Plein Fun Fest 2019

See artists create:

“Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.”

 

Friday February 1

Saturday, February  2

&

Sunday, February 3

Old School Square

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 3344

See details for times and places below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating Artists:

 

Aleksandra Chmielewska
Andrea Candlin
Antwan Ramar
Barbara O’Connell
Barry Frishman
Bette Coningby
Bob Coninsby
Brenda Gordon
Candace Neff
Carol Baehren Landeweer
Carol Perez
Carolyn Covert
Carolyn Moscato
Caryn Kabat
Charlotte J Maloney
Christine Kling
Claudia Moriarty
Constance Hanselman
Constance Kerwick
Dale Gary
David Huebsch
Debra Kennedy
Diane Hutchinson
Domenick Maldari
Don Martinetti
Georgetta Darr
Grace McGann
Gretchen Cocuzza
Holly Austin
James Sechiano
Julia Stevens
Karen Lisk-Gebhardt
Kathleen Denis
Kathryn Barry
Kerry Eriksen
Kevin Feary
Lester Salazar
Linda Fleischman
Lorrie B Turner
Lynn Peterson
Manuel Jomok
Margaret Merkow
Marilyn Liedman
Mary Lou Pults
Mary Mirabito
Moneta
Pamela Giarratana
Patricia Maguire
Ralph Papa
Robin Wright
Ruth Weiss
Shailaja Didolkar
Shawn Dell Joyce
Sheila Wolff
Stephanie Amato
Steve Nash
Susan Archer
Susan Darienzo
Susan Ginter
Thomas Kirkpatrick
Tima Corbett
Wendy Jones

 

 

 

 

Plein Fun Fest

 

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the 50-juried artists will compete in Plein Fun Fest. The artists will begin painting at 9:00 am at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. This is the public’s chance to walk around, see what’s happening, talk to the artists and experience one of the best Delray Beach events.  At 4:30 pm, Marusca Gatto, Manager of the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, will jury the show, selecting those artists who will win. The awards total more than $2,000.00 cash from Plein Air Palm Beach plus prizes from local businesses.   Art sale and reception  5:30 – 7:30 pm. Silent Auction begins 6 pm.

 

Paint The Beach!

 

On Sunday, February 3, 2019, artists will line the sands of Delray Beach to Paint the Beach for just for FUN. This event is open to anyone. Plein air painting is exciting and invites viewers into the creative process: the sights, sounds, and even smells of the artists’ world.

 

A juried group of 50 plein air painters from Florida and beyond will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach at Plein Fun Fest, an outdoor painting extravaganza on February 2, 2019. Delray Beach will host the fourth annual Plein Fun Fest competition sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, contact Ruth Weiss, ruthweissart@yahoo.com 

Website: http://pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers Workshops In January And February. Learn From Tom Lynch, Bob Burridge, And Marilyn Valiente

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces four workshops and welcomes non-members to attend!  Tom Lynch, Bob Burridge, and Marilyn Valiente will increase your comfort level working with water media and teach you new techniques to bring your artistry to a new level!  This artist networking organization has a lot to offer!  Will your new year’s resolution include meeting more like-minded artists?  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

OFFERS

 

JANUARY / FEBRUARY  2019  WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Lynch         

4 days           January 7, 8, 9 &10  2019 

Member $450.00                      Non Members $500.

Old School Square  Delray Beach, Fl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Burridge        

Wait listed

 3 days      February 12,13 &14,  2019

 Members $450.00                   Non Members  $500.

Old School Square, Delray Beach

 

 

**  Bob Burridge  TWO days Feb. 15 & 16 2019       Wait listed

Boca Community Center. Boca Raton

Members     $300.00.  non members. $350.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARILYN VALIENTE

TWO DAYS  FEBRUARY 21 & 22.  

Boca Community Center Boca Raton

MEMBERS $190.00               NON MEMBERS $ 230.00

 

 

 

$100.00 deposit to register per workshop

 

Name of Workshop(s) __________________________

 

Name_____________________________________________ 

 

Address ________________________

City____________________________  State____ Zip code_________

Phone_________________________

Cell ______________________________

E-Mail________________________________

To use credit card or to register, phone Adrienne Walker.  NY Cell # – 516 – 885 – 4199

MAIL check made out to PBWS  & application to:
Jimmy Walker, 6442 Emerald Breeze Way, Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Take Your Creativity To The Next Level With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Classes

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize our creative work! Learn something new, while taking your painting and photography to new levels!  Vicki is an award-winning, full-time working artist and is a certified Golden Artist Educator.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Vicki’s classes and workshops, which take place in Palm Beach County and are open to the public.

 

 

 

V I C K I      S I E G E L

WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS, STUDIO VISITS  

2019

 

 

 

 

“Between Us” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels. Vicki is a fulltime working artist who exhibits extensively. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois and studied masters coursework at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s Florida Keys Workshop

 

 

PAINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHS 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Thurs.& Fri., January 24 and 25, 2019, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $315

 

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance, and texture your photographic images. Vicki Siegel, a Golden Paint Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper. Contact the registrar for the supply list. You can use images supplied by Vicki or your own photographs.

To register: 561 832-1776

https://public.armoryart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces?_ga=2.122247115.1931379812.1543258874-2071644684.1535054469

 

 

 

 

 

“Powerful” Acrylic Paint Layers by Vicki Siegel

 

 

POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS  2- DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Fri. & Sat., February 15 & 16, 2019, 9:30-4:30

Tuition: $315

 

 

Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  www.oldschoolsquare.org

To register: 561 403-2954 

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdlClUAI

 

 

 

“Kiss Kiss” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

GLORIOUS COLOR DEMYSTIFIED FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Friday March 1, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m.

Tuition  $165

If you have problems mixing color and using color this 1-day workshop is perfect. You will learn color theory, color mixing and how color enhances a painting. We will start with creating a color wheel and mixing boards. In the afternoon, you will use your knowledge to create a painting on canvas. Contact the registrar for the supply list. The instructor supplies most paints. To register: 561 832-1776   www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

POURED PAINT! GO WITH THE FLOW

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Saturday March 2, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m. 

Tuition: $165

Create a painting Learn the techniques, tips and tricks of pouring acrylic paint. In this fun, interactive workshop we will use several mediums, fluid acrylics to alter and pour paint. Create vibrant paintings and enjoy the immediate satisfaction of pouring. 

To register: 561 403-2954 

 

 

“Vanish” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

 

Exploring Painting, Thursdays. 1:00-4:00

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, Delray Beach 

This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred. Learn new techniques!

To register:561 243-7922 ext 478 or 317 or

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdoPkUAI

 

 

Painting Today: Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Explore contemporary painting techniques, composition and color through individual assistance and instructor demonstrations. From traditional brushwork to cutting edge mixed media techniques, pours and skins, you will develop your own style. Acrylics are preferred but oils are welcome.  

Course# 3.40 Wednesdays, 1-4PM

To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/painting?id=5332

 

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Learn foundation painting skills in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, set up a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve. 

Course #3.38 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/exploring-acrylics-0?id=5322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel in her Studio

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL 

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together.  She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary.  The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to her brush in marks that are uniquely her own. Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. 

 

 

 

ARTWALK, FRIDAY, January 4, 2019 6-9PM

You are invited to visit Vicki’s studio in Delray Beach’s new arts incubator, 

The Arts Warehouse,  Studio 10 (on the second floor), 

313 NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 

Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat 11-3.

Email first to confirm hours.  

Delray Beach First Friday Artwalks: 6-9 pm. Jan. 4th, Feb. 1, etc.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, and exhibits:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/vickisiegelart

Friend me on FB: facebook.com/vickisiegel and facebook.com/vickisiegelart 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sally Cooper is Featured Artist At Coral Springs Museum Of Art. Opening Reception On Thursday, December 6 Is Free And Open To The Public

Thirty-four pieces of Sally Cooper‘s award winning original fine art will be featured at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in the  “Journey to Abstraction” exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the complimentary Opening Reception on Thursday, December 6.   The exhibit runs from December 1 – 29, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details about this exhibit and Sally ‘s upcoming workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

P R E S E N T S:

“Journey to Abstraction” 

by

 

S a l l y     C o o p e r

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, December 6

6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception is complimentary*

Exhibit is available December 1 through December 29, 2018

 

 

*The Opening Reception is complimentary.  There is a slight charge for visiting the museum during the week and the admission varies for children, seniors and adults.  This information along with directions to the museum is on their website www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation in Blue” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic journey began at a young age. At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo-likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked!  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums.  I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

“Red Ginger” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since Sally took that Creative Watercolor workshop and her work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making – the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.  Sally shares her enthusiasm and knowledge through classes and workshops (see below).

 

 

“Everglades” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors – mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away. This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue Rhapsody” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

Sally’s paintings have garnered many awards and much praise. Her work has been published in The Artist’s Magazine ( First Place/2017/National competition for ” Conversation in Blue” which was published in March 2018 issue);  Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art (2017); Artist’s Magazine 2015 Cover image and feature article; Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazines.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

Sally teaches  Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  www.oldschoolsquare.org 

She is offering a Creative Abstract Workshop in Fort Myers  January 14-17, 2019   Register at: http://fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

She is offering  a Marks, Shapes & Neutrals Workshop in Dayton Beach :  Email: artleague@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about Sally’s artwork, classes or exhibits:

www.oldschoolsquare.org.

www.sally-cooper.com

www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

 

 

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