The Craft Gallery Invites You To Discover, Create And Explore Different Art Forms! Betty Wilson Offers The Perfect Trifecta Of Classes And Galleries In Palm Beach County

This is your chance to Discover, Create and Explore at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach!  From beginners to experienced artist, everyone is welcome.  The Summer Special offers four classes for the price of three!   Use found ingredients to make wax textures and patterns, learn about encaustic art and pottery as well as fused glass and lost wax glass techniques.  This is the perfect place for a birthday party, where everyone goes home with special memories and someone thing they made themselves! Kiln rentals are also available!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.






The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561 585 7744 or 561 762 8162



Discover, Create and Explore

at The Craft Gallery !



Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 



Silver clay

Polymer Clay 


Call now to reserve your space for Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Pay for 3 classes and receive one class FREE!! $225. + tax

(Ask about pricing for our one day workshops!!!!!)

Beginner to experienced artists are welcome.



Wax Textures! Colors! Patterns!



These elements are everywhere, especially in art. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Using rust in surfaces treatments combined with vibrant layers of warm encaustic wax colors and mixed media patterns gives a wonderful look to your art creation.

Bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you.

We will create on boards, using various mixed media techniques.

Enjoy while you explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.

You will learn the following techniques:
Warm encaustic wax basics, mark-making, writing into wax, carving and scraping back layers, mono-printing with wax.
Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks.
Making texture using the following: wax, wall spackle, paper, lace, cheesecloth, sand, shells, string, dried plants and etc.
stencils for wax
Tools, scrapers, wood burning tools for texture-makers, heat guns and torches
Shellac and wood glue
Includes Encaustic Wax and some supplies





Pottery Class 



The Craft Gallery artists also teach Fused Glass workshops, Making hand pulled glass stringers and Lost wax cast glass.
Hand-building and Wheel throwing Pottery classes. Workshops in Jewelry, Enameling, Silver clay and Polymer Clay Workshops.



Tracy Rosof-Petersen Working with Clay


Or have a group party and make or paint pottery!



Call now to enjoy a class for one hour for $35.

Experience and have FUN creating your own art TODAY!

Great place to buy your clay, tools, glazes, kilns and encaustic wax supplies.

We also rent our kilns for your personal firing needs.


Visit the Dixie Art Loft to see the latest creations!








Visit our other gallery location: Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth!





Artisans on The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460


Open 7 days a week



An Eclectic Mix of Art for Every Taste

Located on Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Artisans on the Ave is one of those galleries you’ll come back to time and again. Once you wander inside this gallery, you are immediately engaged as you meander through the three rooms brimming with amazing art from 40 local artists. There are ceramic faces and figures that catch your eye as well as mixed media pieces which incorporate basketry, pieces of nature and a myriad of found objects. You’ll find multiple creations from glass and wood artisans filling the shelves and pottery with unique adornments. Colorful paintings abound and you’ll see many jeweled creations using metal, polymer clay, beads, gemstones, fibers, sea glass and paper. The eclectic nature of the gallery brings in artists from every ilk, including one artist who uses raw wool to create unusual, colorful creatures sure to make you grin. Whether searching for something to adorn your home or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, this enthralling gallery is THE place to shop.




For more information about classes, workshops, rentals, The Craft Gallery, Dixie ArtLoft or Artisans On The Ave contact:

Betty Wilson

561-585-7744    561-762-8162







For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Webber Gallery Presents Paintings By Bill Benjamin As Part Of Gallery Walk in Lake Worth

Take your friends, neighbors and family to Lake Worth this Saturday for a special event.  The Centennial Committee of Lake Worth has planned many events for us to celebrate with this artist haven.  This Saturday, March 9th from 11 – 4,  you can take a self-guided tour beginning in Downtown Lake Worth. Participating galleries and cultural stops are offering freebies and specials.  Bruce Webber Gallery is hosting an exhibit, “Florida, Back in the Day” featuring prominent Palm Beach artist, Bill Benjamin.  The Rickie Report hopes to see you there!



Florida, Back in the Day


An Exhibit of Original Paintings

By Palm Beach Artist

Bill Benjamin


       The Bruce Webber Gallery joins in the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the State of Florida and the centennial of the City of Lake Worth with an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach artist Bill Benjamin.


Opening Reception with the Artist

Thursday March 7, 2013

  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM



11 – 4

Exhibit continues through March 23rd.


Bill Benjamin grew up in Palm Beach, the eldest son of William Benjamin, II, of Southampton and New York and Odette de Bruniere, of Paris, France. Bill’s mother was an accomplished artist. Besides his parents’ encouragement and his mother’s example, Bill counts his education at the Choate School and particularly the Cosnard course on the history of French art as major early influences of his lifelong interest in the Impressionist style of painting.


After studying Fine Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, Bill worked primarily in the marine construction industry, including a year spent in Hawaii at the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor. The Eighties saw Bill’s return to Palm Beach and his art career, which was well received within the community, with gallery shows and many private and commercial clients for both works in oil on canvas and murals, particularly featured in Jennifer Ash’s book, ‘Private Palm Beach’.


Bill’s paintings feature prominently his interest in plein air and marine subjects with an impressionist flair. Please join us for this nostalgic exhibit of old Florida.  For more information or call 561-582-1045.


Featured venues include:

  • The Lake Worth Playhouse which will be open for touring during the Art Walk from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • The Stonzek Theatre which will host an open house from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with short films and fun cartoons on screen.
  • Chafin Music will feature an exhibit of posters created specifically for Chafin Music Center by school aged children.
  • The Bruce Webber Gallery will feature an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach Artist Bill Benjamin entitled; Florida, Back in the Day.

 Other participants include:




The Art Walk is a self guided tour and will take place rain or shine. For more information contact: Maryanne Webber  at 561 585 0003        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