Lighthouse Artcenter Offers Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance To Learn Stone Carving From Italian Master Sculptor, Adds Wide Variety Of Workshops. Register Now!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn stone carving from an Italian Master Sculptor in March!  LAC adds a wide variety of workshops and Select Fridays in February.  Try your hand at digital photography, Photo Shop, paint textures and water reflections in watercolor, paint realistic shiny objects, explore abstract in acrylics or mixed medium collage. Enjoy visiting artists as they present oil and cold wax mediums, pastel portraits, and ceramics.  Are you looking for a fun way to spend Friday evenings?  Pop into Select Fridays by yourself to make a casserole dish, or bring your significant other for couple’s ring-making.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-week or Two-week Stone Carving Workshop

March 25 – April 5

Monday through Friday, March 25 – 29   Monday through Friday, April 1 – 5

$850* for one week, $1,500* for two weeks (for two week discount, call 561-748-8737 to register) *Non-refundable

 

Lucio Chiurulla, Master Italian Sculptor

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is excited to announce the two-week stone carving workshop by Italian sculptor, Lucio Chiurulla in March 2019. Mr. Chiurulla will be in Tequesta from his native Italy for the two-week workshop.  The workshop is from March 25 – April 5, 2019. This course will focus on marble and stone, two materials that are still carved employing the traditional technique that has been used for many centuries, especially in Italy, since the Greeks and the Romans, and even before them.

 

 

A sculptor of twenty-five year experience with marbles, granites and stones, Mr. Chiurulla studied at the Art School and Accademia of Belle Arti in Perugia (Italy), did his own research on Ancient Roman, Greek and Medieval statues and mosaics acquiring specific marble carving techniques. He currently has his studio near the Trasimeno Lake in the Italian region of Umbria, where he lives and works.

 

 

The workshop program will revolve around a few basic concepts and rules regarding the making of a stone sculpture in the traditional way, using the chisel and the mallet. You will be practicing a technique that has been the same for many centuries – if not millenniums – but that can now be widely reinterpreted and adjusted in the light of modern conception of “art” and the personal feelings of each sculpture.  

 

 

Each student will be provided a carving table, a piece of Italian soft stone, access to electricity and will work under a covered tent. Demonstrations and group/individual instruction will be provided of the step by step process of the stone removal process, through sanding and polishing and making a finished sculpture including a base.create your own

Lunch can be arranged each day. Kits of sculpting tools will also be available for sale in the school store. All levels from beginners to advanced welcome. 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Workshop with Lucio Chiurulla

Saturday, March 30 

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Gallery Master Studio  Member $125*; Nonmember $150*  *Non-refundable

 

 

This workshop deals with the techniques of embedding pieces of stones in a metal frame to make jewelry. Materials such as alabaster, marble or stones of different types and colors can be used. Participants will create their own design of one piece, using one of the three different techniques of “cesellatura.” These techniques include track embedding, claw embedding and embossed grains or pave. All levels of students are welcome.

 

February Workshops:

 

 

 

NEW! Textures & Water Reflections in Watercolor 

Old drift wood, weathered doors and windows, crumbling ceramic pots with flowers, stone walls and rocks – Let’s learn how to tackle those textures and turn them into beautiful watercolors. The workshop will also work on a number of techniques to recreate those elusive colors and lights we so often see on water reflections. All levels with a working knowledge of watercolor.

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

 

Beginning to Intermediate Digital Photography

Want to get better results from your digital camera? Students will learn the basics of photography, the use of camera controls and their application to creative digital photography. Lighting and composition will be taught through hands-on lessons in studio and on location. Students are required to bring their own digital camera; digital SLR is preferred. All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Students will work with Photoshop Elements covering the basic functions of the program including importing and organizing images, basic corrections and editing, creative editing, and outputting to print, slide shows, social media and web galleries. Students are required to bring their personal laptop or notebook computer along with Photoshop Elements software. A 30-day free demo of Photoshop Elements is available online at adobe.com. All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 16, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

“Frozen In Time” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Shine at Painting Shiny Things

Gain confidence to put reflective things like glass, chrome or patent leather into your paintings. Learn the secrets how to make things look so shiny they appear to jump off the canvas. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Working knowledge of medium and drawing skills beneficial. 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday & Friday, February 14 and 15, 2019; 9am-4pm, School of Art: Studio A; Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

 

Abstract Acrylic Medium Exploration

Come with ideas and/or develop them with inspiration from the materials. While hearing some history and viewing a short presentation, several liquid, gel, and paste mediums will be discussed and explored, so bring your favorite color acrylic paints to accompany the experiments! Beginner to advanced.

Instructor: Vincent Lardieri

Saturdays February 9 or March 2, 2019; 12pm-5pm; School of Art: Studio B; Member $100, Nonmember $115

 

 

 

 

Following Your Intuition with Oil & Cold Wax Mediums 

Cold Wax and Oil is all about layers of paint; adding and subtracting, creating textures, and beautiful color blends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Mimi McCallum, visiting artist

Friday-Saturday, February 22-23, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $300; Nonmember $350 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Medium Collage

A fun introduction to painting with acrylics in a contemporary and abstract style. Explore your own personal acrylics palette, masking off image areas, collaging and cutting papers to create an image of your own design. Step-by-step demonstrations using Liquitex soft and heavy, fluid and metallic acrylics with powder temperas, oil based metallic enamels, matte medium, molding paste and detailing steps with a ruling pen. Bring photos, magazine clippings, handmade paper and even one of your traditional paintings that we can cut up and add to the finished collage. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jim Rigg

Sunday, February 24, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

Pastel by Cuong Nguyen

 

 

Portraits in Pastel

 

 

Visiting artist Cuong Nguyen will focus on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color with pastel pencils. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the workshop. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Cuong Nguyen, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $475; Nonmember $510

 

 

 

Ceramic by Nancy Utterback

 

 

 

Ceramics – Flash Fire

Clay, surface, fire, and flashing with Soda. Demonstrations on throwing, hand-building, flashing slips, and surface decoration are included in this class. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Nancy Utterback, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $300; Nonmember $325

 

 

 

 

SELECT FRIDAYS:

 

 

Wine & Paint Night

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun creative journey. You will be creating an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only. Instructor: Randall Scott

Friday, Feb. 15, 6-9pm   $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Jewelry

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and lite bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm    $50 per person

 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Pendants

Join us for a fun night of pendant making! Bring your favorite people and beverages while you learn the basics of fused glass jewelry making. Each student will learn how to cut, design and set up their own fused glass pendants to pair perfectly with their favorite cord or chain. Students can pick up their fused pendants the following week. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm     $50 per person

 

 

 

Play with Clay:

Toast to Ghost Date Night

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   Over 21, $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Make Your Own Casserole Dish

Each participant will learn how to make their very own customized casserole dish. We will start by customizing our clay slabs with patterns and texture, and then work with the design and layout of each component of the dish. Finally, we’ll construct our dishes, adding our own handles. People will be impressed at your next potluck! Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. Instructor: Jim Rigg

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm  $50 per person

 

 

 

 

Glass Fusion

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun, creative journey. You will learn all about fusing glass into dishes, jewelry, vases, and ornaments. You will create a 5″ x 5″ piece of art, with instruction, in a casual relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary. Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Fridays, Feb. 22   $50 per person

 

 

 

Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg

 

Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try. All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.     $40 per person

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.  

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 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

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MIMI  McCALLUM

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!

 

“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!

 

 

  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

 

Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

 

“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Hand’s 80th Anniversary Open House: Free Demos and Kids Activities

Hand’s Annual Art Open House is January 25th and you won’t want to miss the headliners: Tristina Dietz-Elmes (mixed media techniques), David McEwen (watercolor pencils) and Paul Seaman (interactive demo with palette knife)!  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE but you MUST make a RESERVATION!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how this will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

JANUARY 25th 2014

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

Reservations are REQUIRED

 

ARTISTS FOR AUTISM PDF-1

  2014  Highlights:

 

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information and to RESERVE your SPACE for the FREE  DEMONSTRATIONS.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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