Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!





801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486






Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.


“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

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Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110



Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15



February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!


Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).



Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 




For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486






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Free Glass Fusing Class When You Sign Up For GLASSPRESSIONISM With Renown Glass Master, Randy Wardell At McMow Art Glass

McMow Art Glass is offering a special promotion for The Rickie Report Readers!  Learn to fuse Glass for FREE when you register for McMow’s GLASSPRESSIONISM Fusing Class taught by famed Glass Artist Randy Wardell!  If you have already taken this class, get a special DISCOUNT on the GLASSPRESSIONISM Class!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Thanks, McMow! 




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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292

Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m
Sunday-Monday – Closed





Glass Fusing

Wednesday, April 20th

6 – 8 pm


*Beginner Level* –




THE FINE PRINT: In order to take advantage of the free fusing class, a full GLASSPRESSIONISM class purchase is required. Already know how to fuse and want to take Randy’s class? Mention The Rickie Report and receive 15% off this class today!


What is FUSING?

Learn to create stunning works of art by melting glass together in art glass kilns.







In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.







with Randy Wardell

Saturday, April 30th 9am-3pm








Glass, Art & Music come together in this Exciting NEW class from McMow. Join famed glass artist Randy Wardell for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about Randy:


Beginning Fusing Knowledge is a pre-requisite (see above)





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This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40′s & 50′s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.



Next you will create your very own impressionistic piece of glass art! Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.



About the Impressionism Movement:


Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.



For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Boca Raton Museum School Art School Offers Gallery Tours In NYC, Classes in Boca Raton, Exhibits and Saturday Workshops

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is mixing things up a little!  Walter O’Neill, the Boca Museum Art School Director, is going to NYC to meet up with ‘snowbirds’. He will lead tours of art galleries in Chelsea and the Lower East Side on October 21st and October 23rd.  Fall term classes start Monday, October 26th in Boca Raton.  Sugar Sand Park is hosting an exhibit of artwork by adults and teenage artists from the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Saturday Workshops on November 14th are fun and creative: Check out the offerings in Ceramics, Creating Black Coral Jewelry and Learning the Fundamentals of Drawing. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before the space are taken. ATTENTION: Rickie Report readers are eligible for a discount on the NYC Art Gallery Tours!  





Boca Raton Museum – Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486


•Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
•Convenient: 801 W.Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
•Wonderful studios, easy parking






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Walter O’Neill, Director Boca Raton Museum Art School

NYC Art Gallery Tours


Walter O’Neill, the Boca Museum Art School Director, is going to NYC to meet up with ‘snowbirds’. He will lead tours of art galleries on Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.


Tour of Chelsea Art Galleries:

Wednesday, October 21, noon – 2:15pm


Tour of Lower East Side Art Galleries:

Friday, October 23, noon – 2:15pm


Walter tells The Rickie Report,“I thought it would be fun to get together with Boca Museum Art School ‘snowbirds’ to look at art while I am in New York City. We will visit a selection of 8 to 10 galleries that exhibit abstract and representational art. 
Depending on what is on exhibit we may visit well-known galleries as well as lesser known galleries. Participants are responsible for transportation and all other expenses”.




Registration fee:

$45 per tour

$30 for Boca Museum Art School &

Armory Art Center snowbirds


Rickie Report Readers!  








Fall term classes start Monday, October 26. The Art School offers over 100 classes for adults, teens and children in 8 different studio areas: ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, textiles and book art.

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Jewelry by Jane Levy

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Pat Ward Master’s Studio

Exhibit At

Sugar Sand Park

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 6th      6-8pm


Exhibit Runs Through Dec. 2nd

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Sugar Sand Park is hosting an exhibit of artwork by adults and teenage artists from the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Over 90 artworks will be on display through December 2. Meet the artists at the opening reception Friday, November 5, 6-8pm.




Saturday Workshops on November 14


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Ceramics Holiday Platter, 1 – 4 PM

Create and design a serving platter from scratch. Roll out the wet and learn ways to add texture and designs. Your platter will be kiln-fired and ready to be glazed on the following Saturday.





Florida Black Coral Jewelry   Noon – 5 PM.

Create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. Learn to bend, polish the color and finish with sterling silver findings.




Fundamentals of Drawing Accurately 1 – 5 PM.


Learn the techniques artists use to calculate proportion to learn to accurately draw people.



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Get Ready For The Pre-Holiday Jewelry Sale


Pre-Holiday Jewelry Sale

Friday, November 20th  5:30 -7:30 pm


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