Why Painting And Art Make Great Life Companions For Caryl Pomales, And How You Can Learn New Techniques At Two Upcoming Workshops

Caryl Pomales has treasured her companionship with art since her childhood.  Her love of creating vibrant and colorful pieces has remained with her, no matter how diverse her career path took her.  Reconnecting with an old friend brings you back to a special reference point. If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl.  Her next two day workshops are “PAWS” Painting Animals With Spirit! February 14-15 and “Palette Knife Painting: Bold, Bright, Beautiful” March 14-15 both at the New Studio for the Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, as Caryl offers original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!


Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art



Fine artist, Caryl Pomales


New Workshop:

PAWS: Painting Animals With Spirit!

 – 4 pm


The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr    

Jupiter, FL 33469

Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-feb  or call 561-295-5712


March 14-15

9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: The New Studio of the Visual Arts
Phone Number: 561-295-5712
Address: 1615 S Cypress Dr, Jupiter, FL 33469
Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-march or call 561-295-5712

Painting as Life’s Great Companion


“Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.” -Winston Churchill


Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “Art has been a treasured companion in my life since early childhood, when I discovered my love for creating vibrant and colorful pieces on any paper or canvas I could get my hands on. Painting has stuck by my side as a close friend during my diversified career paths, in which I explored different fields but couldn’t devote all my time and energy to my true passion. Finally, art has been a long-time friend I’ve been able to reconnect with, greeting me with open arms and welcoming me back, as I’ve made it my career”.



“Rose” by Caryl Pomales



“I personally love thinking of painting as a companion in life. This has felt remarkably applicable in my journey, as it has been a comfort, a joy, and a judgment-free pleasure that I’ve been able to return to time and time again every step of the way. Like a trusted and true companion, my relationship with painting has evolved as my life experience has grown and expanded. Our “conversation topics” and “dialogues” have broadened as I’ve explored more of the world and broadened my horizons. As I have gone on journeys across the globe, I am constantly thinking of my tried-and-true companion. I collect images with this in mind, snapping pictures that inspire me, keeping an eye out for potential subjects, and noticing and appreciating the colors, shapes, people, and animals that surround me. No matter where in the world I have been, I always return home ready to paint”.


“Picasso’s Virtue of Curiosity” by Caryl Pomales


A true passion sticks with you loyally, and is not easy to shake. My personal story serves as evidence of that. Despite my diversified careers, each fulfilling and successful in its own way, I have always found my way back to painting as my companion and true passion. This love, present from my days on the playground, sketching animals in colorful crayons and markers, never dwindled across the years, and has been present throughout a huge portion of my life’s journey.


Untitled by Caryl Pomales




Winston Churchill profoundly noted how painting can accompany you throughout your journey, and I have found this to be an absolute truth in my life. I hope that, whatever your passion may be, you’re able to bring it along with you on your path!



“Cheerful Blush” by Caryl Pomales







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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Announce January Workshops And Select Friday Events

You know they say, “Variety is the spice of life!”  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you many opportunities to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their Workshops and Select Fridays.  There are workshops for every level of artist, from beginner to professional. Anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process needs to read this article!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the projects.  There are so many options, you may have to choose more than one!








Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org



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

 First Saturday of the month no charge




In the month of January try your hand at:


Plein air painting

The magic of animation

Painting cityscapes

Setting round stones in jewelry


The art of painting water

The power of color in your paintings

Painting on silk

3-D painting

Making a fabulous piece of fused glass




Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one, two- or three-day workshops.




If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays.

These one evening sessions are fun and informative.


Enjoy learning the techniques of acrylic pouring, alcohol inks, jewelry cuffs, rings, and “a toast to Ghost” ceramic date night! 







January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Plein Air


Capture the beauty and light of the outdoors! Composition, values, color, edges, and paint manipulation will be taught in this class. Oil paints are preferred, but acrylic or pastels are acceptable. Locations TBA. Beginner to advanced. 

Instructor: Chris Kling

On location TBA; Member $300; Nonmember $350




January 5-6, 2019  10 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Jillian Sander

Introductory Animation: The Magic of Motion


Students will learn how to draw metamorphosis, walking cycles, squash and stretch, and blur and resistance. Working in traditional, hand drawn, frame by frame animation, each student will complete a series of exercises in order to gain a better understanding and insight of how movement can be captured on paper and how the creators of your favorite animated films make magic! All levels welcome.


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150




Oil Painting by Douglas David


January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Douglas David

Paint Cityscapes in Oil


We will start by painting some simple street scenes, and then move up to larger, more dramatic cityscapes. Each day’s demo will include discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas will cover simple street scenes with one and two point perspective, along with day and night scenes, with and without people and autos. Plan to produce several paintings in this studio workshop. Must have a working knowledge of oil.


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art  Studio A: Member $300; Nonmember $350




Monday, January 14, 2019    9am – 5pm

Jewelry Workshop – Flush/Burnish Setting Round Stones


This workshop will have you flush/burnish setting round stones in no time at all! Learn how to make your own flush setting tool, become familiar with the principles of why flush setting works and how to trouble shoot problems before and after they happen, and finally, test your work for long lasting results. Requirements include moderate hand strength and vision magnification devices. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Gustavo Hoefs

 Gallery: Master Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150



January 18-19, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Yoko Sekino-Bové

Ceramics – Surface and Below


Through demonstrations, discussion, and mini-projects, we will explore a wide variety of techniques on how to decorate pots while conveying stories through our ceramic art, including sgraffito, carving, underglaze painting, glaze painting, and printing on clay. Intermediate to advanced.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio:  Member $250; Nonmember $275



January 17-19, 2019


Two Options of Workshop Dates:

Thursday-Saturday, January 17 – 19

or   Friday – Saturday, January 18- 19

 9 am – 4 pm


In this 3-day workshop we will explore some of the endlessly beguiling processes of portrait painting. We will look at different approaches from the masters of this genre both past and present. The focus will be on developing a convincing illusion of structure and form using paint as well as preliminary drawings. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Adra Brown

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio: Member $250; Nonmember $275

Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $475; Nonmember $510 

Friday & Saturday, January 18-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $250; Nonmember $275



January 19, 2019  9 am – 3 pm

The Art of Painting Water


Explore the unique qualities of water reflections and ripples. Kris will offer step-by-step instruction of water painting techniques. Oils or Acrylics. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Kris Davis

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150




January 22, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

How to Create Better Paintings Through the Power of Color


Learn powerful color mixing techniques from celebrated colorist Hugh O’Neill. Enjoy an exciting and informative power packed day of important lessons that you will be able to use for the rest of your creative life. All levels, all mediums.

Instructor: Hugh O’Neill

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150



January 26, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

3D Street Painting


You’ve seen the images of pits and illusions on the internet. Learn the secret to how they are created, what tools are used, and create your own small street painting in this fun workshop. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jennifer Chaparro

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art; Member $125; Nonmember $150






January 25 – 27; 2019    9 am – 4 pm

Painting on Silk 

Visiting Artist: Jamie Kirkell



This exciting 3-day workshop will explore design, color, and painting on silk. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. We will complete three scarves by the end of the third day. Classes are taught in an open, relaxed manner. All levels welcome.


Friday-Sunday; January 25-27; 2019; 9am-4pm; School of Art: Studio A

Member $320; Nonmember $335;

(Note: A separate cash $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of workshop.)



Saturday, January 26, 2019   10 am – 1 pm

Fused Glass


Enjoy in-depth instruction of various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual gallery quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Nancy Politsch 

Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125











Friday, January 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Cuff Bracelets 

Come one, come all. Invite your friends, spouse or partner. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizers. Students will learn to make their own personalized cuff bracelet using sterling silver. Each student will learn to form, texture, file, patina and finish their bracelet and leave with a finished piece of jewelry. All levels.

Instructor: Maria Tritico   $50 per person*




Friday, January 25, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Acrylic Pouring


Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine, to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to grow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and older please. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg  $50 per person*




Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm

Toast to Ghost Date Night


While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost”, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Chad Steve  Over 21, $40 per person*



Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 


Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and light bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Maria Tritico    $50 per person



Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg      $50 per person



Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg



Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try.

All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm   

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm   

$40 per person*










For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.



Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

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





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm













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