Fran Goodman’s “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS” Blends Art History With Abstract Expressionism. Meet Fran At Jerrys Artarama On February 1 For A Demo & Sign Up For Classes In Boca Raton Now!

Fran Goodman is a powerhouse! Her paintings burst with energy and color – and her enthusiasm for teaching her students erupts!  Fran’s artworks are in private collections both nationally and internationally. She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County.  Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, and widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. Read more about the twists in her life and how she got to this moment. The Rickie Report shares the details about her February 1st Demo at Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach, as well as her classes in Boca Raton.  Fran is available for group as well as private classes and she welcomes commissions.

 

 

 

 

 

F  R  A  N       G  O  O  D  M  A  N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE  WORKSHOP:

 

“How To Give Dynamic Demos!”

Saturday, February 1

2 PM

Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach

 

Hillsboro Square  

242 Federal Highway   Deerfield Beach, FL 33441  

 

 

Calling all artists who work in all genres!  If you have been itching to share your talent and skills with the world, but don’t know how to put a dynamic demo together, THIS IS THE WORKSHOP for you!  Fran Goodman will show you everything you need to know, from A – Z, including unique ways to involve your audience and give them a great takeaway!  Curiosity seekers welcome!

 

 

Fran Goodman with Student, at Art Exhibit 

 

 

CLASSES:

BEGINNER  ABSTRACT  EXPRESSIONIST  ART  CLASSES ~  “NOT  YOUR  ORDINARY  PAINTING  CLASS”

 

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4  pm

Four Week Class

211201-A2 February 5-26

211201-A3 March 4-25

201201-A4 April 1-22

 

 

Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Four Week Class

211202-A2 February 8-29

211202-A3 March 7-28

211202-A4 April 4-25

 

$150.00 Boca Raton Residents     $187.50 Non-Residents

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton 33432

561-393-7807

Call and receive your ID and password and then register online.

Join our 

“NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

 

Discover the artist in you while having a ball doing it! Experiment with techniques used by famous Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollack. Learn about their lives and the lessons they can teach you. Explore elements of color and design, experiment with layering techniques, like water dripping, acrylic skins applications, and so much more. No prior drawing or painting experience necessary. Instructor: Fran Goodman.

Have the most ARTISTIC time of your life at “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”: Blending Art History with Abstract Expressionism, Explore the lives of famous Abstract Expressionists, Learn paper towel techniques, Water dripping, Acrylic Skin applications and So Much More! 

No Prior Drawing Or Painting Experience Necessary  (Demonstrations and individual guidance is given at each class )

 

 

“Reds” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me.  Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their process, their pride and joy in their finished painting. I saw all this yesterday when I taught my first class at the Boca Raton Community Center. Often outside of class, some students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. My students never give me a hard time, challenge me, or put me on the defensive, instead, they allow me to mold our experience into one that will be memorable for both of us”.

 

 

FRAN’S STORY:

 

I was born into a family of models and physically beautiful people who put beauty on a pedestal. I was a pretty little girl with an idyllic childhood. I loved to draw and do paint by number canvases but my greatest joy was to design elaborate clothing for my paper dolls and dream about becoming a famous fashion designer who would live in Paris like my heroine Madeline from the Madeline book series. Then at puberty my life turned into a nightmare with the sudden arrested growth of my jawbone. My family shunned me and my classmates persecuted what was now my chinless face. Feeling like I had no worth as a person, I fell into a deep depression. To sooth myself I turned to my art and would draw huge cartoon characters to keep me company. Another thing I would do is pile reams of construction paper monochromatically in my closet and sit in there for hours being soothed by their color.

 

When I was fifteen, I underwent two failed operations to reconstruct my jaw (in one, I nearly died from complications). Through it all, I held onto my childhood dream of becoming a famous dress designer. I still had the dream when I graduated high school and learned I had been accepted to Chouinard Art Institute, the same school that Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer of the ‘40s, and Bob Mackie, designer for Cher and Carol Burnett had attended. Chouinard was a very progressive school with very progressive ideas. First day of orientation we eighteen-year old students were told, “If you’re here to learn anything, there’s the door.”  In my second semester I took a painting course as an elective. We didn’t have to physically paint in a classroom, only show up on the day of the critique at the end of the eight-week course.

 

 

 

Award winning “Garden of Happiness” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

 

On that day my fellow classmates and I set our paintings on easels in a long row. I looked at the other ones in disbelief. Every one of them was covered with “displaced” lines and color, what I thought amounted to scribble scrabble a child could do, while I had slaved to make my painting resemble real objects. That day was my introduction to abstract expressionism as I soon discovered, when my professor, Robert Chuey, went from one student to another extolling their ability to elicit feelings and emotions in their paintings, which I thought was a real cop out. Instantly, I hated abstract expressionism and wanted nothing to do with it.

 

That day was also a red-letter day, as I learned from my professor, I was wasting my time in fashion, that I was born to paint. I switched majors and painted up a storm while my fellow classmates dubbed me Post Renaissance Girl. When I was in grammar school, my greatest joy was to build dimension into the visual aids that accompanied my school reports, sometimes so intricate and mammoth in size, my father would help carry them into class. At Chouinard, I chose various organic and non-organic materials to build this dimension, including spackling wall paste. As a student, I was able to get my paintings, which were quite large into furniture show rooms and galleries in the LA area; also, in a NJ gallery that my mother had found, but all at the price of taking my name off the canvas. It seemed society wasn’t happy that one showed up as a young female painter in the ‘60s. After three years of this, my father saw only a starving artist in my future and made me quit my education at Chouinard.

 

I then left the fine art world to carve out what would be a thirty-year career as spokesperson for the rights of women and their faces. I designed and disseminated seminars and support groups – concerned more with how women felt about their faces than how they actually looked — in the US and Canada and drew the National and Canadian media. Over the years I was featured on talk shows, radio, and women’s magazines and in newspaper articles including in The New York Times.  During my career, I didn’t paint. Instead, I wrote a memoir and two screenplays about my life.  In 2013, a bout with Lyme disease left me with arthritic fingers and the inability to continue to write. I became depressed, then thought to try painting again. I found that the palette knife over a paintbrush was easier to hold and I also found that abstract expressionism was a better fit for my hands. Still with a passion to build dimension and structure into my paintings, I used pastes, sands and acrylic skins, and my favorite, paper towels. In 2014, I was accepted into Larry Poons’ master class at the Art Students League in NY. Under his tutelage, my paintings were exhibited in group shows in galleries in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

 

In the same year, I designed an 8-week curriculum where I could teach my craft to beginning painters at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. The program director, finding the class “educational, inspiration and a load of fun”, took it four times!  I moved to Florida in February 2016 and joined the art world in Palm Beach County. Through the auspices of the various guilds that I joined, I was able to show my work in galleries in Southern Florida. I also designed a classroom curriculum for beginning students who wanted to learn abstract expressionism. While I was painting in Larry Poon’s class, I studied the master expressionists from the ‘40’s and ‘50s and found that they were the real teachers. When I put my class together, I decided to apply what I learned so students would have an opportunity to “know” these masters as well, not only through their bio, but through experiencing their style of painting. I called my class, “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class – blending art history with abstract expressionism.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

“Satin Nights” by Fran Goodman

 

HOW I TEACH “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

My students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either.  On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples to take bites out of.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals, no mistakes! We paint from our hearts, not from our brains. I also stress what I learned from Larry Poons: “One stroke leads to the next stroke and so on.”  Usually for the first twenty minutes of every class the students sit together while I show a PowerPoint presentation and/or from my I-pad, the painting (style) of a particular abstract expressionist from the ‘40s and ‘50s. I talk about the artist’s life and philosophy and with the use of handouts, we discuss everything in preparation for them to begin their painting.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas (that needs to be 16” x 20”.) Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of work grow, but their desire to paint on larger canvases as well. By the end of the 4 weeks, some of the students are painting on canvases as large as 30” x 40”.  Within the context of each class are the primary lessons of color and design related to the artist. For example, after exploring the paintings of Franz Klein who primarily worked in black, white and shades of gray, the students would then work up a palette where they develop color values by adding black and white to various hues before applying the paint to their canvas.

 

At the start of the second half of the class, students are introduced to a certain medium related to the artist. In the case of Franz Kline, because his strokes were energetic, raw, action-oriented, they might try gel gloss, as its “slide” mimics that of quick, action strokes. For the most part the students use palette knives.  One thing important to me is that the students learn layering techniques and other applications that add dimension to their paintings. Some things they’ve used: tissue paper, sand, masking tape, pastes, gels, paper towels, acrylic skins and even rose petals. I may do a quick demo on a certain technique, but I don’t like to elaborate with demos, because I don’t want them to be influenced by my application.  A single painting is completed in every 2 1/2 hour class. I encourage students to develop their canvas, meaning not to consider the first layer as finished. To illustrate, I show slides of how my paintings developed.

Another thing I’m sensitive to and stress, is what I learned when I was writing a memoir years ago: the concept of “kill your darlings,” meaning, even if you love what you are writing, if it doesn’t move the story along, it needs to go. The same I find applies to painting in abstract expressionism.  During every class, I make repeated trips to each student’s canvas to check on their progress. I look for concepts (that I have taught them) — balance, values, focal point and other design elements. I give my opinions, but always allow the students the last word.  Halfway into every class, “we do the “official 4-way turn. Here, the students have the opportunity to voice their opinion as to whether each other’s paintings would “look better” going forward in another direction. And again, the artist of the painting has the final word.  I encourage group dynamics. I find the chemistry that gets produced not only allows for an active, fun class, but that the students learn from one another as well.

 

Untitled Painting by Fran Goodman’s student, Carolyn Thews

TESTIMONIES AND COMMENTS

 

At the end of each 4-weeks, Fran hands out an evaluation sheet. This is also important, as she wants to know what the students liked and disliked and what she can improve on. She also asks for comments.

Here are a few from several students:

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes.  She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”
  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”
  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”
  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.
  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

I have received all sorts of other accolades, small gifts, even “certificate of excellence” (straight of the internet, the kind you’d give to a child” but very precious to me. However, the greatest gift/compliment comes when my students tell me they want to sign up for more classes. Some of my advanced students have taken over 10- 4- week classes.  In all, I say I truly love my students, I love them for their enthusiasm, love them for their talent, love them for who they are as people and artists.  Last July I arranged to showcase 67 paintings by 19 students at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton .The reporter from the Sun-Sentinel came and was so taken by the quality of the work from folks who never tried abstract expressionism before — some had never even touched paint — that his article made two cover stories on August 7th, in the Boca Times and the West Boca Times. (more on my website under media)

 

 

MANY PASSIONS:

Another art-related passion is my role as Art Education Fund Chairwoman for the Delray Art League. I have held this position for four years and it has allowed me to meet and connect with the directors and administrators of very special organizations in Palm Beach County. Every year, I organize an award ceremony event where I have the privilege of doling out 10% of the Leagues profits to these organizations — a ritual the League has been engaged in since 1965, to assist in their visual arts programs. This December, the League expanded its generosity when the members chose to play Secret Santa to the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Over 70 gifts, all holiday wrapped, were delivered to the squeals and glee of adults with special needs at their holiday party. The manager at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield Beach allowed me to design a Christmas bin and shoppers were encouraged to donate art supplies, Also the members of the League brought gifts to a meetup held at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach, where the league taken space to exhibit.  Still another passion involves delivering talks on abstract expressionism, especially reciting wild tales about the masters from the ‘40’s and ‘50s, that I’ve gleaned through the years. Usually at the end of a talk I invite the participants to do a Community Canvas project where everyone gets to put a stroke (s) on one large canvas.  Additionally, I give demos on both how to work with various mediums and also how to give Dynamic Demos.

 

 

 

PRESS:

Fran’s paintings are featured in Art Guide Magazine Volume 3, distributed to galleries in the US, where she was awarded a quarter page ad to showcase one of the three.  Her artworks have been part of numerous juried exhibitions.  She earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster” from Toastmasters, a prestigious accomplishment.  Fran also works as an alcoholism counsellor and with other 12 step programs.

Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Art Serve, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Recently her classes were featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website.

 

New York Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/07/nyregion/in-person-beauty-lessons.html

Morristown Article https://morristowngreen.com/2015/05/04/trauma-as-a-gift-a-lesson- learned-at-the-morristown-art-walk/

Sun-Sentinel: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-cn-boca-raton-not- ordinary-painting-20190807-20190802-hejvohw5wrcoviiwjb3sgf7vsa-story.html

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/delray-sun/fl-cn-delray-art-league- christmas-surprise-01082020-20200108-jfz5hvbgcfgunav5vgt6v3yr34-story.html

 

 

For more information:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.f you are interested in taking one, you can register on my website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Mike Grecian Workshop And Monthly Meeting On October 12th, Open To Non-Members And Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites the public to their first monthly meeting of the season on Thursday, October 12th in the evening, at the Boca Raton Community Center.  Refreshments will be served along with door prizes and raffle gifts, some donated by Mike Grecian, who will offer a demo at the meeting.  Mike will also be selling art supplies at discount prices.  During the day, Mike will be offering a workshop, “Color Explorations With Multi-Media Experimentations”.  Reservations are necessary and this is open to Non-Members as well as Members.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to network with these artists!

 

 

 

 

PALM  BEACH  WATERCOLOR  SOCIETY

 

 

Opening Meeting of the Season

&

Mike Grecian Workshop

 

THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 12th

Boca Raton Community Center  
150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

(off Palmetto Park Blvd.)

 

 

Mike Grecian Workshop:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 am – 3:30 pm

“Color Explorations with Multi Media Experimentations”

Member Price: $100. Non Member Price $150.

Details: 

Come and explore color, color applications, with a wide variety of water-media products.  We will work on a variety of surfaces, papers, substrates, as well as work on different textures, create different textures to enhance the image and the artwork. We will work with a variety of pencils and markers for mark-making and under drawing for exploring color. All attendees will receive a $50. goodie bag for a thank you gift with lots of crazy cool new materials. Please bring enthusiasm and creativity to the class! All materials included!

 

 

 

 

Opening meeting of the season

Thursday, October 12th

 6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served!  Many Door Prizes and Raffle gifts. (All donated by Mike Grecian who will be doing the demo).  Mike will also be selling art supplies at discount prices before the meeting

 

 

Please write check to PBWS and Mail to:  Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, FL 33437

or call Adrienne 516-885-4199 to use a credit card

 

For more information about Palm Beach Watercolor Society:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Features Pat Weaver’s Watercolor Demonstration In December And More Workshops to Come in 2017

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society welcomes everyone to their next meeting on Thursday evening, December 8th as Pat Weaver demonstrates her watercolor techniques, following her PBWS workshop on Dec. 6th, 7th and 8th.  These monthly meetings start off with door and raffle prizes, refreshments, an opportunity to network and to socialize while enjoying the art.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this meeting as well as upcoming Workshops, which are open to non-members.  This is another artist networking organization, where artists can meet each other and art patrons can get to know the artists!

 

 

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PALM  BEACH  WATERCOLOR  SOCIETY

 

MEETING

FEATURING:

PAT  WEAVER

Thursday, December 8

5:30 pm Doors Open

6:30 pm  Meeting Begins

7:00 pm Demonstration

Boca Raton Community Center

50 Crawford Blvd.  Boca Raton, FL.

Just off Palmetto Park Road at Boca Raton Blvd.

 

 

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Watercolor by Pat Weaver

Demos will be given by the listed artists, often those who have given a workshop.

See some of their work below!

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

Dec 6,7,8, 2016: Pat Weaver watercolor
Jan 12, 2017: Jane Slivka acrylic
Jan 26, 27, 2017 Kitty Burri watercolor on prepared paper
Feb 9, 2017: David Daniels
March 9, 2017: Marilyn Liedman

 

 

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Watercolor by Kitty Burri

 

Kitty Burri, Watercolor
Thurs-Fri Jan. 26-27, Boca Raton Community Center
$160. members, 200. non members
Kitty aims to acquaint you with painting on a liftable watercolor surface, eliminating the fear of making an irreversible mistake. The first day will cover preparing the paper and some drawing considerations she uses in her painting, The second day each participant will be guided to achieve her painting goals working on their individual paintings from drawings they have prepared.

 

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Watercolors by Jane Slivka

Jane Slivka, Acrylic
Jan. 10,11,12, 2017 – Tues, Wed, Thurs.
$320. members, 350. non-members

 

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Watercolors by David Daniels

 

David Daniels, Watercolor
Feb. 6,7,8,9, 2017 – Mon. thru Thurs.
$410. members, 440. non-member

 

 

To Register for a Workshop:

To sign up for the above workshops please mail a $100.00 deposit check for each workshop, made out to Palm Beach Watercolor Society, to:

Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way,   Boynton Beach, FL 33437

NAME ……………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS……………………………………………………….………

CITY………………………………………….STATE………..ZIP………

PHONE #’S………………………………………………………………

EMAIL…………………………………………………………………….

Workshops Desired_____________________________________________

_______________________________________________
Are you a member? Y___ N___
MEMBERSHIP PRICE – $40.00 a year
BENEFITS – Members can exhibit their art in our shows and get workshop discounts.
Contact: Adrienne Walker 516-885-4199, to use your Credit Card

 

 

 

For more information:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Welcomes You To A New Season Of Meetings And Workshops

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites you to their kick off of season with a General Meeting and upcoming Workshop dates. On Thursday, October 20th, enjoy a demonstration as Anita Lovitt explores masking fluid.  Upcoming Workshop Instructors include: Jorge Leon, Pat Weaver, Jane Slivka, David Daniels and Marilyn Liedman.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a fabulous artist networking organization for artists to meet each other, learn new techniques and socialize.  Non-members are welcome!

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society

October 2016

Thursday,  Oct. 20th at  6 PM

 

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Meetings start at 6 PM

Demo Starts at 7PM

Come early!

We will have door and raffle prizes and refreshments.

Please socialize, snack and enjoy art.


Boca Raton Community Center

50 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL.

(Just off Palmetto Park Road at Boca Raton Blvd.)

 

Please welcome in new PBWS President Adrienne Walker!

 

 

Featured Demo Artist this month:

Anita Lovitt

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“Lily Pads”, Watercolor © Anita Lovitt

 

 

On Thursday evening, Oct. 20th at 7 PM, we will have the pleasure of having Board Member Anita Lovitt demonstrate a technique she is exploring with masking fluid. Anita has been teaching classes in watercolor at the Armory Art Center. She also instructs small painting groups in private homes.

 

 

Ms. Lovitt worked in New York City for many years as an illustrator before deciding to concentrate on painting. A highlight of that period was working at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which sparked an interest in set design. That knowledge came in handy when she created the huge “Dancing Pineapples” Art in Public Places mural in downtown Delray Beach.

 

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

 

Demos will be given by the listed artists, often those who have given a workshop. See some of their work below!

Nov 10, 2016: Jorge Leon
Dec 8, 2016: Pat Weaver
Jan 12, 2017: Jane Slivka
Feb 9, 2017: David Daniels
March 9, 2017: Marilyn Liedman


This Winter’s Workshops:

Pat Weaver, Watercolor, Dec. 6,7,8, 2016 —Tues, Wed, Thurs.
$320. members, 350. non-members

 

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Artwork by Pat Weaver

Jane Slivka, Acrylic, Jan. 10,11,12, 2017 – Tues, Wed, Thurs.
$320. members, 350. non-members

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Artwork by Jane Slivka

David Daniels, Watercolor, Feb. 6,7,8,9, 2017 – Mon. thru Thurs.
$410. m

 

 

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Artwork by David Daniels

 

 

 

To sign up for the above workshops please mail a $100.00 deposit check for each workshop, made out to Palm Beach Watercolor Society, to:

Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

NAME ……………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS……………………………………………………….………

CITY………………………………………….STATE………..ZIP………

PHONE #’S………………………………………………………………

EMAIL…………………………………………………………………….

Workshops Desired_____________________________________________

_______________________________________________
Are you a member? Y___ N___
MEMBERSHIP PRICE – $40.00 a year
BENEFITS – Members can exhibit their art in our shows and get workshop discounts.
Contact: Adrienne Walker 516-885-4199, to use your Credit Card

 

For more details about these events and members please visit:

www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers “Paint Around” For May Meeting

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites everyone to their May,12th meeting.  Enjoy a “round robin” painting experience!  Spectators are welcome! Non-members: $2 to attend.   The Rickie Report applauds PBWS for innovative programming!  More details are here, including upcoming exhibitions in September plus three multi-day workshops for next season. This is a terrific artist networking organization for artists to meet, learn new techniques and enjoy creating together.

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

Invites You To A:

“Paint Around”

 

 

 

Thursday, May  12th  

6 pm

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, Fl

 

How a “Paint-around” Works:

4 or 5 artists will stand in a circle at easels and start a painting. They may have it lightly sketched in. Each painter will work for 10 minutes, and then each will move to the right and paint on that piece of art for 10 minutes, and so on, until it comes back to the original painter, who will have a few minutes to finish it up. Then there will be a raffle and the first winner will have the option to pick one of the paintings, then the next, next, and next, until they are all selected. The proceeds from the raffle will support the workings of PBWS. Spectators are welcome!  Non-members: $2 to attend. 
Attendees will also receive a free goodie in terms of some kind of art supply.

NOTES:

 

  • Memberships in the PBWS are $40, available now.

 

  • There will be a members’ show at the Delray Beach Public Library in September.

 

  • The first meeting of the Fall will be October 20th.

 

  • Paint-ins will resume in November.

 

  • 3 multi-day workshops coming up at the Boynton Women’s Club in December, January and February

 

 

For more information please contact:

Adrienne Walker adriennew4199@gmail.com

or Lynn Holland laplume366@gmail.com

or visit

www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Features Live Model Paint-Ins, Workshop With Carol Z. Brody And Monthly Meeting

Looking for a place to paint with other watermedia artists? The Palm Beach Watercolor Society offers many opportunities: “Paint-Ins” on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month ( March 8th and 22nd) with a live model at the Boca Raton Community Center. The Monthly Meeting is on March 10th with a demo by Sue Archer.  Carol Z. Brody offers a One-Day Workshop on March 17th.  Non-members are welcome! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations! This is a terrific artist networking organization for artists to meet, learn new techniques and enjoy creating together.

 

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

INVITES YOU:

 

 

PAINT-INS:

With Live Model

March 8th  and March 22nd

Non-Members Welcome!

$15.00

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.

Call for reservations: Dona Nenner (561) 362 – 5506

 

 

 

MONTHLY MEETING:

March 10th 6:30 pm

Meet Other Artists, Enjoy Refreshments, Watch a Demonstration!

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, Fl

Demo Artist:Sue Archer

 

 

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“Strawberries” by Sue Archer

 

ONE- DAY WORKSHOP:

 

Carol Z. Brody

Thursday, March 17, 2016

$80. members/ $100. non-members

 

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, Fl

9 am – 3:45 pm

Please contact Adrienne Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way Boynton Beach, FL 33437
To use a credit card please call

516-498-3605

 

 

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“Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti IV” by Carol Z. Brody

CAROL Z. BRODY NWS
www.carolzbrody.com
czbrody@carolzbrody.com

 

Carol tells The Rickie Report, “My paintings reflect my love of color and my fascination with texture, and are often tied to some aspect of the real world. They begin as a flow of feelings, intuition and spirit. Rather than carefully controlling my paintings, I allow them to grow and emerge, suggesting their forms, which I develop by means of many layers of glazes.  Through my work, I try to delight the viewers’ senses and bring them joy. Many remark about the beautiful colors, telling me they love the softness and emotional quality in my work. It pleases me to know I have reached them.”

 

 

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“Papers and Images IV” by Carol Z. Brody

 

SUPPLY LIST

–several sheets of Arches paper, 140 lb. cold press, 22×30 size
(You will need a half sheet for each day’s lesson. Have extra paper for practice.)
–board for your paper (pref. masonite) slightly larger than paper—16×23
–four large metal spring clips to clip paper – get at office supply store

–assortment of watercolors – SQUEEZED OUT AND DRY – in a John Pike type palette-
(large, covered palette with large paint wells around periphery & mixing area inside)
** Fill the wells all the way, and allow about 5 days, uncovered, to DRY the paints.

–assortment of brushes: ***(I personally like synthetic brushes best.)
–1 ½” flat good painting brush – (Robert Simmons Skyflow-#278 the best of these)
(Polar Flo is a good, cheap alternative sold at Jerry’s Artarama and elsewhere)
–other flat brushes—-1″ and 1/2″, both with short hairs
–round brushes—-# 10 and # 6
–rigger brush – size 3 or 4 – optional but important (This is a thin brush with long hairs,
1″ to 1 ¼” long.)
** Watercolor brushes have short handles, as opposed to oil or acrylic brushes.

–small natural sponge

–large water container
–hair dryer

–spray bottle
–paper towels

–old toothbrush
–masking tape 1″ wide

–credit cards
–pencil and kneaded eraser

–scissors
Carol Z. Brody will bring other source material.

 

 

* If you have questions, you can call Carol at (561) 792-0806, or email czbrody@carolzbrody.com

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**Optional: Bring one of your paintings which doesn’t quite “work”, which you want me to critique.

 

 

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“Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti V” by Carol Z. Brody

 

 

 

Carol Z. Brody

Carol Z. Brody has been painting for over 50 years. She began working in oils, then turned to watercolors, acrylics, and collage. In addition, she has experience in various drawing media. Carol is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, Florida Watercolor Society and Palm Beach Watercolor Society. She also holds elected memberships in Audubon Artists, Allied Artists, the Salmagundi Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the National Association of Women Artists, all of which are professional multi-media organizations based in New York City, and which have annual exhibitions. Her paintings hang in numerous private and corporate spaces throughout the country.

 

 

 

Carol’s award-winning works have been published in “Splash 11,” “The Artistic Touch 4,” “Journeys to Abstraction,” and “The Best of Acrylic Painting.” They have been featured in “Watercolor Artist” Magazine and in “Watercolor” Magazine. Her work has been included in over 120 national juried shows, recently in Shenzhen, China, and has earned her over 65 awards, including 6 First Place awards.  Carol is a dynamic and inspiring teacher who has been teaching watercolor (currently at the Armory Art Center) since 1987, in addition to giving many workshops and demonstrations and serving as a show juror around the country. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Workshops 2016

• Jorge Leon……… 2 Day-Thursday March 31st – Friday April 1, 2016

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Adrienne Walker adriennew4199@gmail.com

or Lynn Holland laplume366@gmail.com

or visit

www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Palm Beach Watermedia Society Announces Paint-Ins, Meeting And Workshop

The Palm Beach Watermedia Society announces four events in January and welcomes everyone to participate. The “Paint-Ins” are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and include a live model. The January 14th General Meeting includes a demo. Non-members are welcome at minimal charge of $2. A two-day workshop with Susan Hanssen, a well known and award winning artist, begins on January 7th. The focus will be painting on gold gesso. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to get involved with this talented group of artists. Emerging artists and established artists are encouraged to network with this wonderful group! All events take place at the Boca Raton Community Center unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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Palm Beach Watermedia Society

Invites You:

Susan Hanssen Two Day Workshop

Painting on Gold Gesso

January 7 & 8, 2016

9 am – 4pm

 Sue Hanssen workshop is $200.00 for two days

Registration Required

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Paint-Ins:

Include Live Model

 

 

January 12 and 26, 2016

9:30 am – 12:15 PM

 

The Paint-Ins are $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non- members

 

 

 

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General Meeting:

 

Demo by Kitty Schachter

 

January 14, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE:

Boca Raton Community Center

 

150 Crawford Blvd.     Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Phone: (561) 393-7700

 

 

 

 

About:

Susan Hanssen

Painting On Gold Gesso Workshop

 

 

 

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“Grace and Two Napoleons” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

Susan Hanssen is offering a 2 day workshop to explore the many interesting and fun techniques of painting on gold gesso. Susan will demonstrate each day, showing different methods of applying paint and creating any number of textures. She will also discuss design elements that can aid in this project and all of your painting experiences. At the end of each day there will be constructive critique. This is a useful and informative discussion to help everyone. Of course, individual attention is always available during the day.

 

 

 

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“Waiting Patiently” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

Susan Hanssen is an award winning painter and is well known in south Florida for her unique and exciting work. Susan is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and of the Florida Watercolor Society. She has taught numerous workshops across Florida and recently in New Mexico with her sister, Nancy Frost Begin. Susan continues to teach in her studio and is represented at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

 

 

Paint-In Information:

Silver Room of the Boca Community Center

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

For more details please contact Dona 561.362.5506

 

 

 

 

Please Visit:

PBWS website

http://www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

PBWS Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/PBWatercolor/?fref=ts

For general information please contact:

Lynn Holland, President laplume366@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

Kimono Tomesode

Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

Kimono

Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

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“Uchikake”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

 

Les Kuz

Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

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Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.

 

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291