Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops, Open To Everyone

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Diane Nance (Getting a Handle on Color), Celia Buchanan ( Encaustic Mixed Media) and Laurin McCracken ( Painting Realism in Watercolor). These are open to non members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society 

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held
October through May
3rd Tuesday of each month 
7:00 p.m. at ArtServe

 

 

Three  Upcoming  W O R K S H O P S :

 

 

 

DIANE  NANCE,  NWS

 

FEBRUARY  22, 2017

 

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“GETTING A HANDLE  ON COLOR”

 

 

 

CELIA BUCHANAN

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

 

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“ENCAUSTIC  MIXED  MEDIA”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIN  McCRACKEN, NWS, AWS

 

MARCH 20 – 23, 2017

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“PAINTING REALISM IN WATERCOLOR”

 

 

 

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For additional information contact Claudia Hafner at
membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com or visit: www.goldcoastwatercolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Discover And Expand Your Creative Side With Classes & Workshops At Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

Discover and expand your creative side with classes and workshops at Old School Square’s Creative Arts School!  Adults and kids at all skill levels are discovering and expanding their creative side with art classes in drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, jewelry making, printmaking and paper clay. Fine art photography and digital imaging classes are available for beginner through master level. We have writing and performance classes too!  New classes begin the week of February 29th and run for either seven or eight weeks.  The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to sign up to learn a new technique or something totally new!

 

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL  

561.243.7922

 

 

 

Download the current catalog

http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478

 

 

Here are just a few of the many offerings available:

                             Beginning the week of February 29

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING

with Lianna Michele Slater

 

 

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For beginners, Monday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Learn the use of basic tools, linking and wire wrapping techniques, design concepts, color composition and use of materials.

 

 

 

JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF

TRADITIONAL PRINTMAKING

with Ron Garrett

 

 

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Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn to create painterly colorful monoprints, textural collagraphs and carve linoleum blocks. It’s almost magic! Students will also learn about the rich history of printmaking and why many of the great master artists were passionate about it.

 

 

 

INTUITIVE PAINTING: ART FROM THE HEART

with Carla Golembe

 

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For all levels, Friday 1:00 – 4 p.m.

Tap into your creative source in this process-oriented class. By focusing on painting from your inner being, you’ll discover your authentic style of mark making, palette and imagery.

 

 

THE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

with Russell Levine

 

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For all levels, Wednesday 7:00  – 9:30 p.m.

 

This class will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and field trips, we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, so that image making becomes both more personal and meaningful. Bring a sense of commitment (and sense of humor) and curiosity to class, as well as a few examples of recent work to the first session.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE MOVE

with Irene Hill

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For beginner/intermediate, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Are you ready to get out there and do more shooting? Do you want to produce more artistic, nuanced images? This course will give you that chance! We will alternate classroom work on composition and critique with off-campus photo shoots.

 

 

 

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Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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

ARTPALMBEACH 2016 Promotes Student Creativity With A Poster Contest. Vote Online For Your Favorite

The organizers of ArtPalmBeach created a new program for its 19th edition opening January 20-24, 2016. The fair has sponsored a competition for its annual posters which will be distributed in the January issue of Pure Honey Magazine as two enlarged 21-by-33 inch prints. 8,000 copies of the posters will be distributed, resulting in vast exposure for the students. The fair partnered with Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College to encourage their students to participate in this year’s ArtPalmBeach Poster Contest. The ArtPalmBeach curatorial panel chose ten of the best pieces from each school to be nominated to a public online vote. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces through November 30th.  The Rickie Report shares some peeks at the contenders plus the details of how to vote!

 

 

 

 

ARTPALMBEACH 2016

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January 20 – 24, 2016

 

 

 

First View & Collectors’ Invitational

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Public Hours

Thur, Jan 21 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm

Fri, Jan 22 – 12pm ­- 7pm

Sat, Jan 23 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm

Sun, Jan 24 ­- 12pm -­ 6pm

 

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.  W. Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Call us at: 305 490 4584

Email us at: info@nextlevelfairs.com

 

 

 

Celebrating its 19th year, APB is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design.

 

 

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Devon Davis “Self Portrait”  Dreyfoos School

 

 

 

The Fair partnered with Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College to encourage their students to participate in this year’s ArtPalmBeach Poster Contest.  The contest was open to all art students from their respective schools. Students participating in the contest had ample creative liberty, as the only specification for the poster was to include the words “ArtPalmBeach 2016” on each piece.

 

 

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Palmer Crippen “Evaporation” Dreyfoos School

 

 

After hundreds of received submissions, the ArtPalmBeach curatorial panel chose ten of the best pieces from each school to be put up to a public online vote.

 

 

 

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Katherine Gonzalez “Zen Collage” PBSC

 

 

 

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces through November 30 at http://artpalmbeach.com/poster-contest/. Contest winners will be announced on the ArtPalmBeach website on December 1, 2015.

 

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Laura Rincon “Self Portrait”  Dreyfoos School

 

 

 

All nominees are winners, as the submitted poster designs of the finalists will be displayed during the ArtPalmBeach fair in January 2016.

 

 

 

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Kristen Bowman “Untitled Portrait” PBSC

 

 

 

About ArtPalmBeach

 

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 19th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.

 

 

For more information:

Call us at: 305 490 4584

Email us at: info@nextlevelfairs.com

Visit:  www.artpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

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

David McEwen Offering Classes, Workshops and Demos

Delightful David McEwen is back in town!  He is offering a number of classes, workshops and demos while he and Sally are in Florida for a few months.  David’s teaching style is infectious – humor, wit and artistic technique all in one!  Sign up now because David’s classes are quite popular! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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Sally and David McEwen

 

Classes for All Levels at the home of Jean Hutchinson, 811 NW3rd Ave, Delray Beach
 
Thursday 23rd January 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 5th February 10am – 1pm
Friday 7th February 10am – 1pm
Thursday 20th Febuary 10am- 1pm
 
Phone Jean on 561-278-4479 to book your place
"Dry Dock"

“Dry Dock”

FREE demonstration workshop in drawing methods
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach – Friday 24th January 2pm – 5pm
810 Park Ave, Lake Park  
Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place 
"January Expedition"

“January Expedition”

FREE demonstration in Watercolor Pencils
Hand’s Office and Art Supply    Saturday, January 25th  
325 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL
561-276-4194   or  www.HandsDelray.com
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Workshop on drawing “From 1st Sketch to Finished Work”
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach –  810 Park Ave, Lake Park  

Saturday 1st February and Saturday 22nd February – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place

 

 

 

"Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows" by David McEwen

Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows” by David McEwen

 

When David and Sally moved to Southern France, they  set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida. His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”. 

 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally McEwen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  

 

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