Neil Capozzi From Stuart Art Supply & Artists’ Nook Shares His Expertise About Options And Care Of Different Brushes For Artists, Plus Much More

Stuart Art Supply is a full service specialty store selling fine art supplies to artists and students. Owner, Neil Capozzi  provides a vast knowledge of art supplies, value pricing and a good selection of materials. Stuart Art Supply is affiliated with the Artists’ Nook Studio, giving local art instructors a place to offer fine art classes and lessons.  Neil shares his expertise about the countless options of brushes available.  It is reassuring to have someone so knowledgeable to guide us, when the selection can be so overwhelming. From vegan brushes, white hog bristles, synthetic filaments, plus so many shapes and sizes, how does one decide?  The Rickie Report shares the details and a Store Coupon!

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “My personal and business mission is to provide local artists with a great selection of quality art supplies at value pricing”.  Neil is a major supporter of the local art scene, by bringing special events into the store and art studio.  He is heavily involved as a volunteer with local arts agencies and organizations.  In addition, Neil provides affordable space for instructors to hold classes and workshops. He passes on his expertise by providing affordable art education to adults.

 

 

 

 

Recently, Neil announced that he would be making changes in his artists’ brush mix eliminating Escoda, stocking Da Vinci and expanding Silver Brush. He says, “I”m happy to share that the Da Vinci Brushes have arrived to rave reviews from artists and instructors alike.  For you fine art painters, I added the short handled red sable brushes from Silver Brush (excellent for all media). These brushes join the long handled versions favored by detail painters. I’ve also added the Silver Silk 88, a semi stiff synthetic bristle for water media painters including water soluble oil paints”.

With so many different types and brands of brushes, Neil offers all of the details at the store and on the website.

 

 

Check out this video of Dee Silver, as she discusses the proper treatment of artist brushes:

https://youtu.be/GCIv2hTTGu0

 

An Overview of Brushes:

 

 

The Art Sherpa® red handle — made by Silver Brush in partnership with Cinnamon Cooney, The Art Sherpa®. These beauties feature excellent quality stiff white filaments that were specifically designed for use in all acrylic paints, including heavy bodied. Sherpa brushes provide paint and tip control unique to the series. Now you can scrub, scumble and push paint around on your surface without fear of damaging the brush! 

 

 

 

Silverstone™ brushes are of the finest quality interlocking Chungking white hog bristle. They have perfectly balanced and shaped handles for ultimate comfort and control while a nickeled brass ferrule protects the brush from damage, splitting and wear. 

 

 

​Cambridge™ series brushes have a unique blend of selected natural bristle and multi-diameter synthetic filaments with a resilient interlocked construction and deep natural chiseled tips. A seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule and carefully balanced handle make the Cambridge series a joy to work with, even on rough surfaces. These exceptionally durable brushes work well in heavy bodied acrylics, water-mixable oils, and traditional oil colors. 

 

The Atelier™ Mottler brushes feature a blend of badger and synthetic bristles and they are perfect for blending or softening edges. The extra long handle provides reach for work on a large canvas and a rust proof copper ferrule protects the brush.

 

Bristlon® is a superior stiff white synthetic brush that has been specially processed so it can be used with harsh solvents without compromising the texture or the fibers. These brushes offer excellent color control and strong resiliency on rough surfaces as a result of their interlocked construction and finely chiseled tips. It doesn’t matter if you are working with oils, acrylics, or watercolors, they will maintain their form and provide a smooth application of color. 

 

 

Black Pearl™ brushes are made with Mightlon™ synthetic filaments that can withstand rigorous treatment with heavy bodied and tube acrylics. These are great value brushes for not only acrylics but oils and water mixable oils as well. Ideal for canvas, large murals and plein air painting. 

 

 

Black Velvet® — distinctive black lacquer handled brushes with a signature silver band are a water-based artist’s dream! The Black Velvet® series is made with a blend of natural squirrel hair and black synthetics that allows the brush to hold a huge amount of color and release it with perfect control for watercolors, gouache, liquid acrylics, inks and dyes. The bristles are simultaneously soft enough to allow multiple-layer glazing without disturbing previous colors, yet firm enough to lift color with a gentle scrub. 

 

 

Silver Silk 88™ is the best quality synthetic brush on the market for use in fluid acrylics, interference acrylics, gouache, watercolors and more. These beauties have great absorbency, exceptional holding capacity, wonderful color control and excellent wear resistance. Make your mark with Silver Silk 88™! 

 

 

Grand Prix® brushes are of outstanding quality. Perfectly balanced and shaped, they feature interlocked 100% Chungking white hog bristles for maximum color carrying capacity and corrosion-resistant double crimped pure copper ferrules with an epoxy seal for added protection.   The Renaissance® brushes are a top quality kolinsky-class pure red sable brushes with a natural spring and generous color-holding capacity. Renaissance brushes keep a fine point or sharp chisel edge.

 

 

Morgan Samuel Price Talks About her Brush Selection HERE:

 

Morgan Samuel Price Artist Describes Why She Chooses Grand Prix™ brushes

AS ALWAYS SILVER BRUSHES ARE 40% OFF OUR LIST PRICE.

 

Neil tells us, ” We’re offering a nice mix of watercolor, oil and acrylic paint brushes from DaVinci at an everyday value price.”

 

 

 

 

Casaneo Watercolor Brushes made from extra soft synthetic fibers with an extraordinary elasticity and an extremely high color absorbing capacity, manufactured in plastic quills, rounds, flats, oval pointed filberts, and wash brushes bound on black lacquered handles. 

 

Spin Synthetics – watercolor brush finest extra smooth light brown synthetic fibre so-called silver ferrule short red transparent lacquered ergonomic handles for all liquid colours, especially for watercolor and silk painting. 

 

da Vinci CASANEO WATER COLOUR BRUSHES

 

 

College – Acrylic brush, round strong synthetic fibre seamless aluminum ferrule brown-red matte finished handles with a new, non-slip surface structure to enlarge our assortment for acrylic and oil painting in the lower price level, we have created this new synthetic line with very elastic synthetic fibers and long brown-red matte finished handles with a new, non-slip surface structure.

 

Impasto – Acrylic colours are used in a more liquid as well as thicker consistency and for special techniques you need painting knives. The IMPASTO has been designed to be used with the many texture gels and pastes now available 

 

Maestro 2 – The enormous amount of labour involved in hand making interlocked brushes has led us to develop a new technology, which enables us to manufacture the artist brushes in a more effective way. 

 

Top Acryl – white synthetic fibers with interlocking effect, medium length with silver ferrule long natural polished handles.The IMPASTO/TOP ACRYL has been designed to be used with the many texture gels and pastes. 

 

 

 

NEW  Product  Test  Drive!

 

 

KingArt 9000 Series ORIGINAL GOLD

 

 

Artist Brushes

Your favorite, high-quality, golden taklon brushes are back in KingArt’s 9000 Series “Original Gold” premium brush line. KingArt, part of the Cornell* family, has created an exciting line of premium, golden taklon artist brushes at fantastic prices. Short, black handle brushes with gold bands and silver ferrules.

*The Cornell family has re-entered the artist brush business – Michael Cornell – Grandson of the original founder is importing some of the best water media brushes in the world. I especially love the 9020 Max Round (think Loew Cornell Ultra-Round).

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 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

Armory Art Center Announces Special Spring Break Camp, “Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!”

The Armory Art Center will offer a special Spring Break art camp, ” Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!” from Monday, March 20th through Friday, March 24th.  The Deadline to Register is March 14th!  Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess!   The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776    armoryart.org

 

Spring Break Art Camp

SPRING FLING: Free To Be Me!
A creative exploration in the wonders of you

 

Monday – Friday, March 20 – 24, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $50 day or $225 for all 5 days

Deadline to register is March 14, 2017

Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess.

GROUPS:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 
(Kindergartners must be currently enrolled)
3rd-5th Grade: 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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

 

 

Expand Your Creativity With Classes And Workshops At Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

Still looking for a gift?  From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone! Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side. Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

 

 

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50 NW 1st Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

Expand your Creativity with Classes & Workshops at Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

 

 

From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone!

Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side.

 

 

Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects.

 

 

Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

Download the Fall/Winter catalog

 http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478

 

 

Here are just a few of the many offerings available:

 

 

COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA DIMENSIONS IN ART with Mike Goldberg

For all Levels, Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Put your own twist on this extraordinary art form. Create a 3 dimensional art form allowing you to express yourself through imagination and artistic ability. Create a one of a kind piece!

 

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ABSTRACT SCULPTURE IN PAPER CLAY with Dick Rosenberg

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your imagination to this Sculpture class. With wire, Plaster Cloth and CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, we will create unique and beautiful sculptures.

 

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PASTEL PAINTING WITH A TWIST with Deborah LaFogg Docherty

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Students will get an understanding of how to use the pastel medium, experiment with underpainting and learn different application techniques. They will get a chance to create pastel paintings that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewer’s interest. LANDSCAPE or WILDLIFE ART …YOUR CHOICE!

 

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THE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY with Russell Levine

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This class will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and field trips, we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, so that image making becomes both more personal and meaningful. This class will provide a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. Attention will be paid to lighting, composition, depth-of-field and exposure issues, but more importantly, you will practice using this information to make more powerful and meaningful images. Bring a sense of commitment (and sense of humor) and curiosity to class, as well as a few examples of recent work to the first session.

 

 

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POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS (Resident Artist Workshop) with Vicki Siegel

For all Levels. Friday – Saturday, January 15-16, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
You will learn exciting new approaches to the use of acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. You will learn to incorporate personal imagery. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

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ABSTRACT PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING WORKSHOP (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Lily Prince

January 16 and 17. In this abstract landscape drawing workshop, we will work outside or “en plein air.” We will create quick, small scale studies, responding to light, shadow, space and the natural rhythms and patterns in nature. We will experiment with varied materials such as oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink and paint sticks. Students will begin in black and white, then progress to monochromatic drawings, eventually drawing with color. Students will gain an understanding of technical skill and emotional expression in order to depict the interpretive space of particular places.

 

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SCULPTING WITH FOUND OBJECTS (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Will Kurtz

 

February 5 and 6. This 2-day workshop is for students interested in expanding and challenging their artistic interests through experimentation with materials, processes and artistic genres. Students will have the opportunity to create work that is either figurative or non-representational. It can be created from photographs, memory or imagination. The students will learn to construct sculptures using different materials, objects and methodologies to manifest their artistic interests. Natural materials, fabrics, recyclables, cardboard, newspaper, wood, metals, plastics, wire, household objects, are just some of the possible elements that may be employed in this workshop of creative exploration the world. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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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