Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!





“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz









































What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB



I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO


Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.



For more information visit

Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz

  Email:  tedmatzfineart@gmail.com





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Vicki Siegel’s Classes And Workshops Will Energize Your Creative Work! Take Your Painting And Photography To New Levels

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize your 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.  Have you considered giving a workshop or class as a holiday gift? 





V I C K I      S I E G E L







Vicki Siegel’s cutting edge imagery: Look, learn and participate at workshops, classes and shows.


“See” by Vicki Siegel



Developing a Body of Work 

1-day workshop Tuesday, Dec. 17      

9:30-4:30 pm

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach


“Developing” by Vicki Siegel



Geared toward intermediate to advanced students who have gained skill in any medium, this workshop aims to refine the concepts and ideas driving your work. Through group discussion and individual instructor feedback, all will gain ideas to develop a cohesive body of work. Vicki will guide you with exercises to help focus your work and establish a direction. In the afternoon, you will begin creating studies for new body of work in the medium of your choice. The instructor will supply acrylic, oil and collage materials for explorations, see the supply list and bring a bag lunch. Bring your own support and materials for your chosen medium in the afternoon. Tuition $165    To register: 561 832-1776





The Wild Side of Mixed Media Painting 

2-day workshop

Thursday and Friday, January 23 and 24, 2020

9:30-4:30 pm

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach


“The Wild Side” by Vicki Siegel



Expand your painting know how through experimental processes such as pouring, layering, printing, direct photo transfer and collage. Learn to make effective use of space, color, and pattern in your work. Inspiring instructor demos and ample student painting time will leave you with new ideas, finished pieces and works in progress. Vicki, a Golden Artist Educator will supply specialty paint products. See the supply list when you register.  Tuition $315 To register: 561 832-1776   https://public.armoryart.org/public/AdultPreview.faces?wrkid=5320



Painting on Photographs SOLD OUT!

2 Day Workshop, Feb. 14 and 15

Old School Square Creative Arts School, Delray Beach, FL





“Know” by Vicki Siegel




Painting Today: Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Starts January 8, 2020

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 such as 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




Exploring Acrylics: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm:

Starts January 8, 2020

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 or for information:(561) 392-2503




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

Starts January 9, 2020

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, Delray Beach 


This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred. Learn new techniques in a nurturing environment. To register: 561 403-2954 









“Thrive” by Vicki Siegel







You can also see Vicki’s work at Paul Fisher at the BRAZILIAN COURT HOTEL, 301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480 and at the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples, FL. 

Studio Visits are by appointment only. Email vickisiegelart@gmail.com






Vicki Siegel in her studio



Vicki Siegel is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her work can be found in private collections.  She has a BFA from the University of Illinois and studied MFA coursework at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator.  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. 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”. 



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Business Gets Beautiful: Boca Raton Museum Art School Exhibits Artwork In International Building And Invites Public To Meet The Artists

The Boca Raton Museum Art School has initiated a partnership with Liberty Equities which owns and operates International Plaza building in Boca Raton. Throughout the year the Art School will be exhibiting student artwork in the public space and hallways of the buildings at 7280 and 7284 West Palmetto Park Road. The first exhibit features 50 artworks by 18 advanced art students. The public is invited to Meet The Artists on Wednesday, April 11th.  The exhibit is available through late July, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to all parties for supporting local artists!






The Boca Museum Art School  and Liberty Equities

Invite the public:

Meet The Artists Reception

Wednesday, April 11

5 – 7 PM

International Plaza Buildings

7280 and 7284  W. Palmetto Park Road    Boca Raton, FL

This exhibit is available through late July, 2018


International Plaza


“This project gives the students an opportunity to display their artwork in a corporate environment to an audience that may not be familiar with the talent of the local artists,” says Water O’Neill, Director of the Art School.


George Brock, President of Liberty Equities says “Partnering with the Museum and School is a fantastic way to get involved with the community, brighten our surroundings, and encourage local artists by displaying their artwork.”


International Plaza is a Class A office building located at 7280 and 7284 West Palmetto Park Road and tenants include medical offices as well as legal, financial, and real estate services. While many office buildings display artwork, few take the extra effort to support the local community art school and local artists. International Plaza stands out for partnering with a non-profit to highlight culture and community in its environs.




For more information about this event, classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool





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Open House Offers Ways To Explore, Discover, Create At Boca Museum Art School

Explore, discover, and create at the Boca Museum Art School in 2017 !  As new classes start Monday, January 2, 2017, come to an Open House on Sunday, December 18th. Meet teachers, learn about classes, and visit the art studios.  See demonstrations in drawing, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, and textiles. Join in the free figure drawing session. Enter a free raffle to win a free pizza and other items from local merchants; free refreshments; and ‘spin to win art supplies sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. A fun event and great way to meet current students and teachers in the Art School.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.  This event is Free and Open to the Public.







Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486




Open House

Sunday, December 18th

1  to 4 pm



Classes begin Monday, January 2nd


Adults, teens, children!




Find out what‘s new at the Art School, 
check our new website or call us to get a catalogue sent in the mail.



Artisan Leather Jewelry



Jewelry by Marta Cruz



New classes include: Artisan Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, a new Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!



New class: Chiaroscuro Drawing



Teens are excelling in figure drawing on Saturdays.


Children create masterpieces as they learn about color, form, and line inspired by Matisse, Monet, or Mondrian!


December 19 and 20: New 2-day intensive workshops


Mobius Sculpture: create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed





Broken Plate Mosaics:

Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of

Antonio Gaudi.




Pastel Painting: Learn to make your pastels sing and be luminous.





Open Figure Drawing starts January 7th – Saturday afternoons, 1 – 4pm $15 for current art students, $20 for others.



Reserve your easel space by email: artschool@bocamuseum.org




For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool




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