Boca Raton Art Museum Art School Invites You To Open House. Learn About The New Classes, Workshops And Enjoy Some Perks

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is 65 years old this year, but there is nothing retiring about the Art School. The Art School is revitalizing its programs with new classes and events.  Stop by for OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm. A fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, making tempera paint, porcelain painting, pottery and jewelry making. Enjoy food trucks, a free raffle for art supplies or a short back massage courtesy of Body Kneads Massage of Palmetto Park Square. Fall classes for adults, teens, and children begin Tuesday, September 8.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus new short courses, new evening courses and Saturday classes.  Mark your calendars for the Ceramics Exhibit  Gallery Opening Reception on August 28, 5-8pm. The Exhibit runs through September 29th.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm

 

Ceramics Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 5-8pm.

The Exhibit runs through September 29th

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Art School is initiating new “appetizers” or first courses for beginners who want to test out their creative side and for experienced artists to try a new technique. The appetizer courses are short, fun, creative, and do not require lots of art supplies.

 

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

 

They include make your own Pop-Up book; colored pencil drawing; perspective drawing in 4 sessions; learn glass fusing to make jewelry; print making to design your own notecards; and Kumihimo braiding for jewelry. The appetizer courses start in late September.

 

 

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Museum of Art School

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and a new Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is hosting an exhibit of ceramics in the gallery opening August 28, 5-8pm.  The Exhibit runs through September 29th, featuring work by Catalina Aguirre- Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Justin Lambert, Diane Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Lori Gregory, Stephen Hubbard and others.

 

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Stone Carving Class

Boca Raton Museum Art School Stone Carving Class

 

The Art School is a community of people interested in art and is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum.

 

 

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503
For more information, please contact:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

When is a Book More (or less) than a Book – And What is a “book”? Visiting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida.  The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought:  What IS a book?  Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities.  The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes.  Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!
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Books As Aesthetic Objects

Together with his late wife, Mata, Arthur Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur is a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores  (Ohio and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. He is at the JCBA most days (very often coming in with a new book under his arm) and loves to show books to visitors and groups. Arthur’s not so sure he has a favorite book… but the book that may have inspired all that has lead to where we are now? Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

There is great breadth to this collection.  It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

 

 

"Prayer Book" from the Jaffe Collection  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

 

 

John Cutrone shows Various Pages of "Prayer Book"  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan

John Cutrone shows  incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS  CLASS

To Register
Click the date below, which will open an email that you can send to John Cutrone, JCBA Director. Sending the email, with your contact information, will begin the registration process:

Tuition Schedule
Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

September is that time of year when we here in Florida begin to get a little punch drunk on summer. The heat and humidity have been with us for so long, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Each day is very much the same as the one that came before it and the next day will probably be just like today: About 90 degrees, sunny, with a good chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. What we need is a little change of pace. What we need is a good escape.

 

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire  (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

JCBA has just the ticket. We can change you into a book artist (and a cool one at that) with this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound.

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone displays small books that have been placed in clear pill containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

We’ll honor summer by finding some particularly summery books from the collection… and maybe even encourage summer to pack its bags by conjuring some books that bring to mind cooler, more varied days. Expect a summertime story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

 

John Cutrone demonstrates Book Pages flapping - part of the story the book tells  (Photo Courtesy Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

 

 

Afterwards, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects.

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book  (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels are welcome!

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist.  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

Thank you to John Cutrone, Director and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts website for this material.

For more information about classes or tours, please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291