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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

OldSchoolSquare.org

561-243-7922

 

 

 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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

NOODLE  ART 101

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

UKELEL MAGIC II

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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: www.oldschoolsquare.org/classes/online-learning

 

 

 

ABOUT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

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.

For more information on Old School Square visit www.oldschoolsquare.org.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Partners With Plein Air Painters Of Palm Beach County Plus New Short Courses And Free 2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta. The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Meet Up Dates and how Artists and Art Lovers/Art Patrons can get involved.  In addition,  check out these new short courses at the Boca Museum Art School; everything from Clay Sculpture to Kumihimo braiding starting the last week of September.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

                       Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

 

Portrait of Old Floresta

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta.

 

Old Floresta is the Mizner designed neighborhood behind the Art School. There are twenty-nine original 1920’s homes along the picturesque tree-lined streets of Old Floresta.

 

The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016.

Artists are invited to join us. Interested artists should go to the website:

 

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

or join the meet up http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists

The meet ups are on the following dates:

#01:  Sep. 17,  9 am – 11 am


#02:  Sep. 24, 9 am – 11 am


#03:  Oct. 8,  9 am – 11 am


#04:  Oct. 15,  9 am – 11 am

 

 

 

 

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 Andrea Krausz,”Fictional Characters in Self- Portraits”

 

 

 

2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

Sunday, September 27 the Art School is hosting free workshops and discussion on photography. Free but reservations required. For information and reservations please call 561-392-2503

  • Christopher Warren     “Sub Text in Portrait – What Isn’t Shown
  • Andrea Krausz “Fictional Characters in Sellf-Portraits
  • Jane Day “Photography and Historical Preservation”
  • Mark Creamer “Digital Editing of Old Film Negatives”

 

SHORT COURSES

These new ‘appetizer’ short courses are ideal for beginners to test out their creativity or for experienced artists to try out a new technique. In these four session courses you can learn specific skills, create an artwork, and learn about the possibilities of pursuing the craft in other ways.

 

For a complete list of classes click on the website link. http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Classes meet once a week for four weeks from September 28 to October 24th.  

 

 

 

Clay Sculpting Class

                                      Clay Sculpting Class

 

 

Clay, Figure Sculpture

 


Learn skills to create the human form in three dimensions from a live nude model. Discover how to work with clay and gain knowledge of sculptural concepts and basic anatomy.
4.17   Tuesdays, 9 AM – NOON
Instructor: Barbara Brown
Term 1A 4 weeks: $165

 

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                           Drawing At The Museum

 

Drawing at the Museum

Drawing inspiration from masterworks in museums is a time honored tradition. Degas, Ingres, Delacroix, and Picasso each copied masterworks in the Louvre. Learn the fundamentals of drawing while being inspired by artwork in the Boca Raton Museum of Art galleries and sculpture garden.
2.54 Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4 PM
Instructor: Christopher Lopez
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

Portraiture: "Pinkie" and Blue Boy"

                     Portraiture: “Pinkie” and Blue Boy”

 

Portraiture in Art – Lecture

The instructor is an artist trained in the European Academic tradition; his talks weave together art history and technique.

Mondays, 1:30 – 3:15 PM

Lecturer: Roumen Boudev

Term 1A 4 weeks: $125

 

 

Drawing Perspective

                    Drawing Perspective

 

 

 

Perspective Drawing

Everyone needs a little perspective. Learn the fundamentals of one, two and three-point perspective by starting with drawing simple forms and furniture. Gain the skills to draw anything in perspective.

2.02

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 PM
Instructor: Roumen Boudev
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Kumihimo Braiding

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Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo braids can be made into bracelets, necklaces, belts, or can be used to personalize your mobile phone casing. You can enrich your creations with beads and finish with different style claps.

 

5.60   Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler

Term 1A  4 weeks: $125 Material fee: $10

 

 

Colored Pencil Drawing

More than just staying in the lines, discover techniques of layering, blending, and glazing to create beautiful images that often belie the medium.

2.55  Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3 PM

Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Accordion Book

                         Accordion Book

 

 

 

Creative Book Arts / Pop-Up Books

Redefine the concept of a “book” when you create unique 3 dimensional works of art using various formats for traditional and sculptural book forms. Students learn several paper engineering techniques, including a simple signature stitch binding with a fabric cover, basic pop-ups, and alternating page flag book.
1.20

Wednesdays, 9 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Andrea Hoffman


Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL
801 West Palmetto Park Road, one mile east of I-95

artschool@bocamuseum.org     561-3920-2503

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

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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