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

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










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 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!



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


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


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


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



Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:










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








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









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








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






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









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







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










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



AND    MORE………..


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

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here:





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

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Armory Art Center’s “Art Of The BraveHeARTS” Is Multi-Media Exhibit In Coalition With VA Medical Center Of West Palm Beach Featuring Creations By US Veterans

The “Art of the BraveHeARTS” exhibition will be on view from January 12 – February 1 at the Armory Art Center. This multimedia exhibit features artwork created by our US Veterans in partnership with the VA Medical Center of W. Palm Beach.  These emerging artists learned to rejuvenate past artistic skills, improve their talents, heal with art, connect with others, and be part of a creative and safe environment at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to the Armory Art Center!





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US  Veterans  Heal  Through  Art  

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“Art of the BraveHeARTS”

Opening  Reception:

Friday, January 18, 2019

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID

East and Greenfield Galleries

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Closed Sunday.

Exhibit is available January 12 – February 1, 2019

The BraveHeARTS initiative goal is to provide free classes to help veterans with being present, improving dexterity, enjoying a sense of accomplishment, learning new skills, rediscovering strengths, and increasing community re-entry skills.



Instructor Naomi Wallen pictured with class of Veterans who created

 BraveHeARTS T-Shirts in the printmaking studio.  Photo by Liza Niles



The outreach program and has served over 45 US veterans to date. A licensed mental health therapist or a certified art therapist and Armory instructors conduct the classes. Artwork in the exhibition will be from the classes in various media that the Armory offers: ceramics-wheel throwing and tile making, paper making, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and welding. Two different classes run weekly for 2-3 hours during each 6-7 week term.  Currently all of the veterans are selected to participate by the VA Medical Center of West Palm Beach. 



Veteran works with licensed mental health therapist Brian Wood to learn welding. 

Photo by Barry Schein



VA Creative Arts Therapist Sara E. Windrem explains that due to traumas many veterans don’t go to movie theaters and can’t go to the mall because of the crowds. The Armory has given the veterans a new comfort zone. Sara said, “I think people naturally know how to heal with art. Making them feel comfortable in a space and giving them the skills and the opportunity as a starting point is where the real healing and therapy takes place.”



Veterans explore ceramic tile making with instructor Dereck Decker

and  art therapist Maria Tritico.



The exhibition reception is Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Exhibition attendees can meet some of the veterans, instructors, and mental health professionals. The cost to attend the opening reception is $5 for non-members, members can attend free. US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID. During normal gallery hours the exhibition is free and open to the public. 



Veterans created belt buckles in the jewelry studio at the Armory.  

Photo by Jeanne Martin




Private donors and grants fund the BraveHeARTS program. Those interested in supporting the Armory’s healing arts programs can contact Garrett Lovett at (561) 832-1776 or post their donation online at




About The Armory Art Center:



The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.


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