Debbie Kashdan’s Lapidary And Silver Metal Creations Showcase A Lifetime Of Creativity Bringing Her Medical Background To Wearable Art. Announcing Valentine’s Day Special Plus Cabochon Clasps For Jewelry Makers

When you see Debbie Kashdan‘s one-of-a-kind silversmith or lapidary wearable-art pieces, you instinctively know that years of creative commitment are shining through!  Her fingers went from childhood designs to caring for people as a surgical Physician’s Assistant both in the US and abroad. Her jewelry seen at EarthlyTreasuresbyDK are a composite of her medical and lapidary training!  The Rickie Report shares an inspiring conversation with Debbie and some sneak peeks of her jewelry pieces.  Debbie is offering a Special for Valentine’s Day which is around the corner!  Debbie also sells cabochons and unique box clasps with stones for jewelry artists.  Custom orders are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One-of-A-Kind Necklaces by Debbie Kashdan using Lapidary and Silversmith techniques

 

 

TRR: Please tell us the intriguing story of childhood creativity. 

DK:

 

I have always liked to work with my hands to make things. I can recall as a small child, collecting acorns in the fall and making dolls with acorns and toothpicks. I learned from friends and relatives to knit and crochet and sew, and instead of playing with my dolls, I knit sweaters for them. I have always enjoyed being a doer rather than an observer. I began studying the flute in elementary school and, later on, I took up the cello also. Even now, though I greatly admire and enjoy musical performances, l prefer playing music to listening to it, (though generally frustrated by my inability to emulate the musicians I so admire.) And when the case cover of my cello became tattered, I became probably the only cellist in Florida with a cello case matching my kitchen upholstery!

 


One-of-A-Kind Handmade necklaces by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

TRR:  How did your medical career dovetail with this creative ingenuity?

DK:

I followed in the footsteps of my father, a physician, into the medical field and for more than 30 years worked as a physician assistant. My first position after PA School was as a surgical PA. I found that I enjoyed both the technical and intellectual skills of surgery. I subsequently got more into the internal medicine side of things, but, throughout various positions, my physician-employer almost always delegated any technical or surgical or wound care procedures to me. 

 

 

In 1994 I spent a year in Kenya as medical director at a rural outpatient clinic, with few facilities and myriad challenges. This experience, among  many other things, stretched my ability to find creative solutions to problems with only limited available resources.  

 

 

 

 

One-of-A-Kind Earrings by Debbie Kashdan


TRR:  How did you shift your interests once you retired?

DK:

 

After returning to the US in 1995, I resumed working as a PA in Florida, retiring in 2012. Needing to find creative outlets and keep my hands busy, I joined a local orchestra and I also took an introductory course in beading. The beading, again utilized some of the technical skills I learned in surgery.  Then I decided to try silversmithing and enrolled in the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Encouraged by my first teacher, the unforgettable Don Dietz, I learned not only the basic skills of a silversmith, but also learned to cut stone cabochons.  At this point I was hooked.  Since that time I have been working in my home studio and have taken additional instruction at the Armory Art School, William Holland School of Lapidary Science and Jewelry Arts in Georgia, and of course, online.  

 

One-of-A-Kind handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

 

TRR:  How do you envision ordinary objects into wearable art pieces which may come from family heirlooms?

DK:

 

 I am always working on improving my skills to come up with creative solutions.  Several years ago, looking for a cost effective source of metals, and  also to repurpose outdated materials, I created many pieces of jewelry using metal up-cycled from vintage silver plated brass or copper trays. Presently, I am working mostly with sterling silver and semiprecious stone cabochons which I cut and polish in my shop. I am trying to incorporated some precious stones and a little gold into my work now, which has necessitated my learning to fabricate the delicate settings which such work entails.  As everything, it is a work in progress! 

 

 

Although I enjoy the technical challenges in crafting jewelry, I am also fascinated by the multitudes of ways jewelry making has increased my appreciation of the beauty of the  metals and stones I have learned about and worked with. My joy is enhanced by providing people with wearable art which they feel adds a measure of beauty to their lives. Best of all is when I work collaboratively with customers to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces.  Creating wearable art has been a labor of love.

 

 

 

One-of-A-Kind Cabochon Clasps and Polished Cabochons

 

 

TRR:  How do you collaborate with other jewelers

DK:

 

My children joke that I have come a long way from stringing soybeans to creating unique wearable art!  In addition to fabrication of metal jewelry, I cut and polish designer cabochons for use by other jewelry artists in their work, and also make unique 3-strand  box clasps utilizing some of the stone cabochons.  

 

 

TRR:  How do you network with other creatives?  Do you offer classes?

DK:

I am a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, and have taught some introductory silver-smithing courses both at their shop in Lake Worth, and also at Betty Wilson’s Craft Gallery.  Pre-Covid, I offered one-on-one teaching in my studio.  I currently belong to several FB Jewelry and Lapidary Groups, including  Aspiring Metalsmiths, Sisterhood of Metalsmiths. 

One-of-A-Kind Rings by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

TRR:   Where can we find your one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art?  

DK:

The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach has some of my pieces. Contact Betty Wilson for gallery information: 561.762.8162.  I also sell out of my studio and take payment by credit card or PayPal.  I am more than happy to take commissions and welcome custom orders.

 

For more information about Deborah’s jewelry:

Earthlytreasuresbydk.com

 

 

 

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Special Presidents Day Workshops At Boca Raton Museum of Art School February 17 – 19, For All Levels

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the President’s Day 3-day week February 17 – 19. The workshops are open to beginners as well as experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The pastel workshop and flower painting workshop were sold out in January so these workshops are being presented again!  

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

New spring classes start February 26!  

Check the website or call the office for more information.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

WORKSHOPS on Presidents’ Day Weekend:

 

 

DRAWING:  

Drawing for Absolute Beginners. 
Have you always wanted to take an art class but were afraid you would be sitting next to a Leonardo Da Vinci? If so, this class is for you; a class in which you can start your artistic path.
Saturday February 17, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  $75 
 Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

 

DRAWING:

Mandala in Colored Pencils
Through storytelling, guided meditation, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises create your own mandala. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break)
Sunday, February 18, 10am to 3pm, $75, Material Fee $15 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

JEWELRY:

Gemstone Cutting: Lapidary
Learn to form cabochon-style stones that can be used in future jewelry projects. Using saws, grinders, sanders, and polishing machines, students gain the pleasure of bringing a gemstone to life. 
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 17 and 18.  1 – 4 PM, $120
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

 

PAINTING:

Breathing New Life into Old Paintings- with Oil Pastels
We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, February 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

PAINTING:

Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!
Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes, and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves

SUNDAY & MONDAY, FEB. 18 & 19 / 10:00 AM–4:30 PM ART SCHOOL  $200

Transform your Art: Collage & More

Refresh and reinvent your art.  Explore how to use unfinished paintings or drawings combined with photos, collage elements to create a foundation for drawing and painting a completely new artwork.
Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
Monday, Feb. 19  10 AM to 3PM

 

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Workshops During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week For All Levels. Try Something Different!

Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 3-day week January 13- 15. The workshops are open to beginners, intermediate, and experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details  and some sneak peeks.  From Drawing, Jewelry making, to Painting, this is your chance to learn a new technique or hone  a skill.  Coming up: New 4-session courses start Monday, January 29. Classes include: Collage, Beginning Drawing, Drawing in the Museum, Kumihimo, Ikebana Flower Design, Portrait Painting and Textile Transformations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

 

Large Scale Figure Drawing

 

 

DRAWING: Large Scale Figure Drawing


Break out of the box and draw bigger! Drawing life-size or larger than life format provides students with the opportunity to better see shapes, forms, and planes within the figure. (45 minute lunch break)
 $95, 
Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

Necklace by Marta Cruz

 

 

JEWELRY: Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Join expert jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. 
Saturday, January 13,  NOON – 5:00 PM, $110
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Oil Pastel

 

 

PAINTING: Breathing New Life into Old Paintings – with Oil Pastels

We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, January 15,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75  Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Painting Flowers in oils

 

PAINTING: Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!

Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes. and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves   Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM to 4:30 PM $200

 

 

Abstract Painting

 

PAINTING: Stand up to Paint!
Challenge yourself to paint abstractly on large scale with big brushes to explore composition, gesture, and mark making. Hang your large canvas on the wall to ensure using your entire body in the process of painting. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering.   Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM – 5 PM, $215

 

 

Drawing at the Museum with Chris Lopez

 

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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

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

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

FACULTY EXHIBIT:

 
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

Painting by Miles laventhall

 

WORKSHOPS

 

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
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Faculty Exhibit And Specialty Workshops Abound At Boca Museum School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School is offering WORKSHOPS 
open for beginning to experienced artists. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or reignite your creativity. The workshops are conducted by accomplished artist-instructors of the Art School. Explore Painting Abstracts, Making Masks, Ikebana vessels and Black Coral jewelry. The Rickie Report shares the details about these and the Faculty Art Exhibit which is opening in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, January 31 to February 28. 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

Stand Up To Paint Abstracts!

 

 

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Oil Painting by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures that you use your entire body in the process of painting instead of only using your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes, students explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous.  Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust your own artistic urges while taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. (45 minute lunch break)

Sunday / Monday, January 15 and 16
10 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Tuition: $185, Material Fee: $20

 

 

Masks: Many Faces, Many Selves

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The human need to mask reveals a desire to take on other identities, transcend limitations, and be renewed, or protected. Creating masks can be an outrageously fun way to find hidden aspects of oneself. Create a mask to affirm your inner spirit or take on a new identity. Your completed mask can be worn, displayed as a work of art, or used as your private talisman. (45 minute lunch break)

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 3 PM 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15

 

 

 

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Ikebana Ceramics Vessel


 

Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in ten days.

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 1 PM 
Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Abbey Funk
Tuition: $60, Lab Fee: $15

 

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Florida Black Coral Jewelry


 

Join expert Jeweler Don Dietz in this exciting workshop in which you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. Material Fee $30

Instructor: Don Dietz
Saturday, January 21, NOON – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $110

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT

“Faculty exhibit / 5 by 5”

 

 

 

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“Moon Song” by Andrea Huffman

 

This year The Boca Museum Art School is starting something different. Rather than the usual one artwork by each faculty member, this year five faculty artists have been invited to exhibit five artworks. This provides the viewer a broader understanding of the artist work. The artists in this first ‘selections’ exhibit are: Andrea Huffman, Teresa Kirk, Miles Laventhall, Allan Pierce, and Roxene Sloate. The Exhibition runs January 31 to March 12, 2017  in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Exhibits And Discover Jewelry Open Studios

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is bustling!   Meet Student Artist, Philip Glick at a Free Reception on October 14th. And don’t miss the Teens Photography Exhibit at Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park! The School is offering prospective students  a special event on Saturday, October 15th.  It is FREE, but you Must RSVP!  There are people who are interested in jewelry making but don’t know where to start or the different options, with the wide range of jewelry classes available. Check out everything from making silver and gold jewelry to leather jewelry, art clay jewelry, and enameling. While silver fabrication may require longer commitment, the other creative techniques can be mastered in a few sessions and use less expensive materials.   Mid-autumn classes beginning on October 24th and The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL


801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486


www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Current Student Exhibit:

Philip Glick

Opening Reception

 Friday, October 14  

6-8 pm

A special solo exhibit of paintings by Philip Glick will be on view in the Art School Gallery.  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14th  from 6- 8 pm.  Philip Glick is a sixteen year old student at Spanish River High School who has been taking art classes at the Art School since 2013. This is a unique exhibit because the art school does not usually present solo exhibitions. Philip has developed a personal style, sureness of painting handling, and ambitious scale that belies his age.

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“Convulsions” by Philip Glick

Discover Jewelry

Saturday, October 15


Noon – 3:30 PM


Price: Free, but reservations required

Prospective students are invited to make an appointment to view the studios. For adults interested in jewelry classes, there is a special event where you can learn about the different techniques that are taught in the jewelry studio.

 

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This program is for adults who are interested in starting a jewelry class, but not sure where to begin. Meet our jewelry teachers to informally learn about their different processes, approaches to jewelry making, and classes.

  • Don Dietz – presents a talk on black coral jewelry
  • Jane Levy – describes process of art metal clay
  • Sol Filippi – show the process of creating silver jewelry from initial sketch to polishing
  • Marjory Yovin – enameling and cloisonné jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teens Photography Exhibit at

Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park:

 

October 15 – 21st

 

Carre d’ artistes Gallery is located in Mizner Park

430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

561-961-0917

Carre d’ Artistes Gallery in Mizner Park is hosting an exhibit of photographs by twelve students from the Art School’s after school teens photography class. Lew Lautin, photography instructor, initiated this collaboration. “We are very excited about this opportunity for our students to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery and appreciate Carre d’Artistes hosting this exhibit,” stated Mr. O’Neill. Carre De Artistes is an international gallery with 33 locations worldwide. “Community is important to us,” said Mr. Castaneda, owner of the Gallery, “we maintain a close relationship with our artists worldwide. To feature new work by emerging teen talent who are also our neighbors is an honor and a delight.” The exhibit will be on view October 15 to October 21.   www.carredartistesfl.com

 

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Abigail Palacios “Borghese Gladiator”

 

 

New fall term classes start soon !

Register online or call us to register for late autumn classes starting October 24 to Dec. 17)

Check the website for special painting workshops in early November.

 

 

For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School Offers “Jewelry, Pottery And Prints” Sale Plus Open House

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School invites everyone to their “Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” Sale Friday November 20!  Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique hand made gifts by community-based faculty and students from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Save the Date for the Art School Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 1-4pm.  Meet the instructors and see the studios.  Winter classes start January 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the items for sale!

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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The Art School  Invites You

To

“Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” SALE

Friday, November 20th

5:00  – 7:30 PM

 

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Jewelry by Don Dietz

 

 

Take the opportunity to meet the creative artisans and see their handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, and craft items.

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Necklace by Jane Levy

Artwork by faculty artists including Catalina Aguirre Hoffman, Don Dietz, Lori Gregory, Jane Levy, Christine Lyons, Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

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Etching by Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

Scherer & Ouporov whose prints are sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery will be participating in the sale.

Advanced students Marta Cruz, Faye Fryhle, Hannah Long, Betty Potler and Carol Swezey and other outstanding artisans.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade Cuff by Hannah Long

Hannah Long, a former student who is now a successful jeweler, recent had a one person exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami will be participating in the sale.

https://www.facebook.com/HannahLongJewelry/

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 “Place of Dreams” by Lori Gregory

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Ceramics instructors Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Lori Gregory  will be selling a full range of ceramics from mugs and bowls to sculptural items.

 

 

 

Art School Open House:

Sunday, December 13th

1-4 pm

Meet instructors and see the studios.

Winter classes start January 4, call or email the art school for a pre-view of the course catalogue before it goes on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Sale, classes or other events, please visit:

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Museum in Mizner Park Hosts First Art School Faculty Exhibit

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about the Opening Reception, Upcoming Workshops and a sneak peek at the Faculty Artists.

 

 

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Art School “Faculty Exhibit”

at the

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park

Opening reception: Tuesday, January 27,   6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs January 26 to April 5, 2015

 

Check these sites for special talks and events during the exhibit:

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

or

http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

Faculty Artist Carla Golembe

Faculty Artist, Carla Golembe

 

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum in Mizner Park. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.

 

"Frame" by Lopez

“Frame” by Faculty Artist, Chris Lopez

 

 

UP-COMING WORKSHOPS

Saturday Workshops focus on a specific technique or medium.

Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity!

 

Faculty artist, Sloate

Faculty Artist, Roxene Sloate

Saturday, January 17

Drawing Refresher

Improve and refresh your drawing skills. Gain a fresh approach and confidence in your drawing abilities and reinforce previous experiences in drawing regardless of the subject matter.

 

#8.88 Saturday, January 17: 9 AM –NOON

#8.89 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

Tuition $85 per session  
$160 both sessions

 

 

Faculty Artist Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Faculty Artist, Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Lost Wax Casting

 

Learn the process of lost wax casting as you create one finished piece of jewelry
 or small sculpture. Students (a) create the wax model (b) spruing and invest the model (c) burn out the model in the kiln oven (d) prepare the molten metal (e) pour the metal (f) open the jacket and clean the cast.

 

#8.42 Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18: NOON – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Don Dietz

Tuition  $230, Material fee: $50

 

Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell

Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell

 

Introduction to Printmaking

 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.

 

#8.72 Saturday, January 17: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ron Garrett

Tuition $60, Material fee: $5.00

 

Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

 

Silverpoint Drawing

 

Before the invention of the graphite pencil artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael use silverpoint to create fine line finished drawings. Silverpoint is a drawing instrument made of a pointed silver metal tip encased in a holder of stylus. Drawn on specially prepared surface as the silver oxidizes over time the lines of silver develop a beautiful patina. Students will create their own silverpoint drawings on gessoed paper.

Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

#8.71 Saturday, January 17,: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuition $90, Material fee: $20.00

 

"Burst of Spring" by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves

“Burst of Spring” by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves

 

Sunday, January 25

Foundations of Color

 

Through a series of engaging exercises students will learn about the basics of color and principles of color theory. Explore hue, value, intensity, the gray scale color and delve into mixing colors and learn how color interacts.

#8.86 Sunday, January 25   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ½ hour lunch break

Instructor: Carla Golembe

Tuition: $90, Material fee: $15

 

 

Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Pastel Painting

 

Introducing the use of pastels in a painting / drawing. Learn to develop a good under painting and layering colors to produce a luminous painting in pastels.

#8.85 Sunday, January 25: NOON – 4 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

 Tuition $90

 

" I Am The Barrier" by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan

” I Am The Barrier” by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan

 

Silver Soldering: Rings

 

 

#8.76  Sunday, January 25, noon to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Johnson

Tuition $100, Material fee $25

 

Explore how to fabricate and design a ring. Students will create one ring as they learn basic soldering and other techniques to make rings. Demonstrations include soldering, creating textured surfaces and patinas.

 

 

Check the website or facebook for special talks and events during the exhibit, www.bocamuseum.org/artschool or http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

For more details about Classes, Workshops and Lectures please email: artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503 or http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road   boca raton, fl

 

 

 

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