Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, And Escape With Haydee Ullfig’s Classes For Children, Bak Prep, And Adults. Art Lovers Can Browse Her Studio Gallery

Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, Escape……Haydee Ullfig Art Studio offers you all this. Your experience begins as you walk from the garden to the studio door, surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Adults, youth, and children will each find themselves transformed into a more accomplished artist as well as a happier individual. The Rickie Report shares the details about painting and drawing classes for adults and children.  Haydee also offers Prep Classes for Bak Middle School.  Classes begin in June, so register nowArt lovers can check out Haydee’s Studio/Gallery. This award-winning artist is known for her children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits, and murals. Haydee holds a School District of Palm Beach County badge and is certified to meet the screening standards of 1012467 Florida Statutes.







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“Imagine” by Haydee Ullfig and Steve Brouse








Haydee tells The Rickie Report, “My style of teaching is to encourage confidence, self-expression and individuality while adventuring into the basics of art and developing the student’s power of observation and decision making.  Classes are kept small offering more individual attention to each student. Along with relaxing and having fun, creating a beautiful painting will increase confidence and self-esteem as well as the freedom to think flexibly and solve problems. This is especially important for the healthy development of any child as well as a stress release for any adult”. Inside the studio itself the depth of her talent is evident in her work exhibited on the walls; expressions of her powerful artistic statement reflecting her unique vision. Some classes, weather permitting, will be taught outside in the garden.  





 Fine Artist, Haydee Ullfig



Haydee emigrated with her family from Argentina to Chicago as a young child. While in primary school she already showed a strong natural aptitude for art. Haydee continued studying art through High School in Chicago, IL and was awarded a scholarship for classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with a major in Fine Arts in 1972 from William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Her subsequent degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, has strengthened her entrepreneurial spirit. Her creativity, versatility and professionalism is reflected not only through her fine art paintings, but in various projects such as children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits and murals. 




If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can achieve it, You can become it. –  William Arthur Ward




Haydee says, “Teaching children art, or more specifically creativity, is not only for teaching them to become our future fine artists. Teaching children creativity means teaching them observation and divergent thinking.  Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.  With divergent thinking children learn to go beyond the mundane towards originality, inventiveness, inside-out thinking, resourcefulness and productivity”.




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STARTS June 15

Little Masters


Visual Arts for Youth (ages 11 to 17)




She continues, “Our world needs these future creative visionaries…..and who knows….they may become the next “Einstein or Jane Goodall” that will save our environment”.  Will they become the next researchers that will allow us to continue living quality and healthy lives in this wonderful world?  They may become our future artists who will l sustain our hope in the future, enhance our world with beauty, and keep our eyes open so that we may conscious of our actions”.





“Claire De Lune” by Haydee Ullfig




Haydee’s commitment to give back to the community is  exemplified by her volunteerism creating art for various benefits and non-profit events throughout Palm Beach County, including the Hobe Sound Mural Project, Art in the Alley, and a large mural at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Wellington, FL, to name a few. Her extensive travels throughout Europe and South America, visiting cultural and artistic centers, her keen observation of the world around her, her love of children, animals and nature, as well as her capacity to see “outside the box” continue to enhance her creative development.  She considers herself an “artist in transition” with her best work still to be created.













As an artist and art educator, Haydee Ullfig knows that it’s never too late to get into art or even to re-invent your creative talents. Our classes designed for adults will guide you through the techniques and principles of various fine art and craft mediums. Class sizes are limited, which ensures you’ll be receiving plenty of individualized guidance from the instructor.  






“Ride A Wild Horse” by Haydee Ullfig





Probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of fine arts, painting is a wonderful gateway into the expansive world of art.  We offer lessons in acrylic, watercolor, gouache and mixed media. Our lessons focus on color mixing, brush technique, composition and theory, but we make sure to emphasize in self-expression.


If you want to start with a basis before starting painting, drawing fundamentals including observational drawing is what you need.  Who knows, you may just decide to focus only on drawing which is an art in itself.   Our lessons emphasize on seeing, using right-brain techniques, line contours, shading and perspective. Lessons available in a wide array of drawing materials; learn to draw in charcoal, pencil (graphite and colored), pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink.

Other Creative Expressions                                                                                                

Other media specific classes may be added to our schedule, such as mosaics and sculpture and these will be posted on our website.  


For more information about classes, gallery visits, exhibits:









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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces October Events, Group Exhibits, SOLO Exhibit, And New Classes For All Levels And Ages

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy with on-site exhibitions and events!  The short Term 1B (4 weeks) starts on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starts on October 29th.  Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, October 7th. Join Allan Pierce, instructor/professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.   The first Student’s Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, October 16th.  Celebrate the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery. In the Focus Gallery, you can view a Solo exhibit by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with instructors Scherer and Ouporov.  All of the art will be on view until November 7th.   We also announce some new Teen Classes!  The Rickie Report brings you all the details and some sneak peeks!  







Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486



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Boca Raton Museum Art School is a busy place with on-site exhibitions and events programed for this month as well as the beginning of a short Term 1B of 4 weeks, starting on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starting on October 29th.


Check out our website to find new and popular classes such as; Introduction to Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, Drawing and Perspective, Graphic Novels, Watercolor Painting, Painting Acrylic or Oil, Collage, Oil Pastels, Textile Transformation, Ikebana Japanese Flowers Design, and much more.




Exhibitions and Events At The Boca Raton Museum Art School:


5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit

Sunday, October 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.

Hilda Mirwis – The Photographic Eye: An Emotional Journey

Dennis Sperling – Double Take

Donna Wells – Taking Flight

Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Call for reservations 561-392-2503











Photographs by Donna Wells




Student’s Exhibition # 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30 PM 


Join us in celebrating the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery, art will be on view until November 7th.   

In the Focus Gallery, enjoy the SOLO exhibition by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with Instructors Scherer and Ouporov.



Paintings by Iryna Oliinyk


Terms  2  – 5  Classes/ Workshops:

Our new catalog contains 5 terms spanning from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. 

Registration is open online or by calling 561-392-2503.  

Here are some of our featured classes:




Open Figure Drawing 

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.

Public: $20.  Currently enrolled Art School students: $15. 

For more information email to or call 561-392-2503.




Exploring Acrylics with Instructor Vicki Siegel:

The class focuses on various foundation skills for painting in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, setup a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve.















Painting by Vicki Siegel




Watercolor with Instructor Ted Matz:

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.










Watercolor Painting by Instructor Ted Matz



Bead Embroidered Jewelry with Instructor Fin McNiel:

Create beautiful wearable art jewelry by using bead embroidery techniques. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $20 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.












Piece by Instructor Fin McNiel




Throwing on Potter’s Wheel – Beginners

Learn the basics with an emphasis on centering, trimming, additions, and glazing using the wheel. Create Mugs, bowls, plates and more.












Piece by Instructor Cynthia Zmetronak


Pet Portrait Painting with Instructor Renee Plevy

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits of their pets.












Pet Portrait by Renee Plevy

Youth and Teen Classes Highlights:

 Figure Drawing,  Pottery,  Digital Photography, Teen Portfolio Development, Explorations of Art








Instructor Maria Weiss Class










Instructor Rita Daire Class










Instructor Lew Lautin Class                                                        









Instructor Chris Lyons Class




For information go to:


or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




Vicki Siegel Fuels Your Artistic Creativity With 2 Day Workshops, Weekly Classes and New Exhibit

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops! Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops in 2 different locations, join one of her weekly classes, or see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows. Vicki’s nurturing style of teaching and in depth demonstrations gets everyone in their creative zone.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some photos of Vicki’s award winning artwork here.  Could this be the holiday gift you were looking for?  



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2 Day Workshops

Weekly Classes

New Exhibit




“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel







Two Day Workshops at Two Locations:
Be inspired and learn new techniques!

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways.  Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).



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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel


Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using 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. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.



Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint 15F-P3.2b

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or


Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a
Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)



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“Reach for the Sky” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.





Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)




Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a




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“In Passing”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel




Weekly Classes:



Exploring Acrylics P3.2b VICKI SIEGEL Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, textures, skins, and image transfers.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Session 3: January 5th – February 23rd

Session 4: March 1st – April 19th


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“Gioia”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel


Painting FUNdamentals

For beginner/intermediate. Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Starting a painting, gridding and blocking in, blending and painting wet on wet, wet on dry will be demonstrated. Work from reference material or projects the instructor suggests. You will gain confidence and knowledge of painting techniques while exploring your creative side.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4




Exploring Painting

For intermediate to advanced painters. Using your choice of medium: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials will be discussed. Demonstrations, and individual instruction, set the stage for you to take your paintings to the next level. Work in any artistic style utilizing reference materials or your imagination.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4



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“Behind the Smile” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel



Upcoming Shows:


Woman: Untitled, Group Show

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460



“Blurring Distinctions: Metaphor and Materials”

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

February 16th – March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th  5:30 –  7:30pm



VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.



For more information about workshops, classes, exhibits or commissions, please visit:  or email:





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Call to Artists PLUS An Opportunity to Learn with International Plein Air Painter, Hugh O’Neil

The Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery announce a Call to Artists PLUS an opportunity to learn with a internationally acclaimed painter, Hugh O’Neil.  Hugh’s 2 day workshop is designed for beginners to advance painters.  If you are interested in Plein Air painting, this is NOT TO BE MISSED!  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you respond quickly, before spaces are filled.  The 2nd Annual Plein Air Jupiter Event is open for registration.  Cash prizes plus the incredible chance to be part of this re-emerging hot global trend in painting make this an exciting event.  The Rickie Report urges you to apply now!  For anyone who is looking for a warm climate to paint in February, this is the time and place!





Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458






2nd Annual Plein Air Event




The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.



Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website,

For more information on these event call or email the Gallery at 561-747-2024 or




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


Hands’ Open House Features Eydi Lampasona Demo and a Full Day of Activities

Don’t miss Hand’s Annual Art Open House on January 25th!  This space with art materials is a perfect place to learn and network.  Tristina Dietz-Elmes brings an exciting treasure trove of using mixed media techniques.  David McEwen will teach  strategies using watercolor pencils – and anyone who knows David’s sense of humor, is in for a fun time!  Paul Seaman offers an interactive demo with palette knife, bringing paint and texture to your creations.  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!!

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona will demo and lecture on “THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS at 10:00 am.  Register with Hand’s.   The Rickie Report shares the details, including how the day’s events 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





January 25, 2014


Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona



Innovation and new technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC ART EXPLORATION!!!



This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body and the Open acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.


Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!











  2014  Highlights:

Come watch, learn and laugh with:


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


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


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.



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.  


For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:



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