Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Announce January Workshops And Select Friday Events

You know they say, “Variety is the spice of life!”  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you many opportunities to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their Workshops and Select Fridays.  There are workshops for every level of artist, from beginner to professional. Anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process needs to read this article!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the projects.  There are so many options, you may have to choose more than one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

In the month of January try your hand at:

 

Plein air painting

The magic of animation

Painting cityscapes

Setting round stones in jewelry

Portraiture

The art of painting water

The power of color in your paintings

Painting on silk

3-D painting

Making a fabulous piece of fused glass

 

 

 

Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one, two- or three-day workshops.

 

 

 

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays.

These one evening sessions are fun and informative.

 

Enjoy learning the techniques of acrylic pouring, alcohol inks, jewelry cuffs, rings, and “a toast to Ghost” ceramic date night! 

 

 

 

Workshops:

 

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Plein Air

 

Capture the beauty and light of the outdoors! Composition, values, color, edges, and paint manipulation will be taught in this class. Oil paints are preferred, but acrylic or pastels are acceptable. Locations TBA. Beginner to advanced. 

Instructor: Chris Kling

On location TBA; Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

January 5-6, 2019  10 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Jillian Sander

Introductory Animation: The Magic of Motion

 

Students will learn how to draw metamorphosis, walking cycles, squash and stretch, and blur and resistance. Working in traditional, hand drawn, frame by frame animation, each student will complete a series of exercises in order to gain a better understanding and insight of how movement can be captured on paper and how the creators of your favorite animated films make magic! All levels welcome.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

Oil Painting by Douglas David

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Douglas David

Paint Cityscapes in Oil

 

We will start by painting some simple street scenes, and then move up to larger, more dramatic cityscapes. Each day’s demo will include discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas will cover simple street scenes with one and two point perspective, along with day and night scenes, with and without people and autos. Plan to produce several paintings in this studio workshop. Must have a working knowledge of oil.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art  Studio A: Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

Monday, January 14, 2019    9am – 5pm

Jewelry Workshop – Flush/Burnish Setting Round Stones

 

This workshop will have you flush/burnish setting round stones in no time at all! Learn how to make your own flush setting tool, become familiar with the principles of why flush setting works and how to trouble shoot problems before and after they happen, and finally, test your work for long lasting results. Requirements include moderate hand strength and vision magnification devices. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Gustavo Hoefs

 Gallery: Master Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 18-19, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Yoko Sekino-Bové

Ceramics – Surface and Below

 

Through demonstrations, discussion, and mini-projects, we will explore a wide variety of techniques on how to decorate pots while conveying stories through our ceramic art, including sgraffito, carving, underglaze painting, glaze painting, and printing on clay. Intermediate to advanced.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio:  Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 17-19, 2019

Portraiture

Two Options of Workshop Dates:

Thursday-Saturday, January 17 – 19

or   Friday – Saturday, January 18- 19

 9 am – 4 pm

 

In this 3-day workshop we will explore some of the endlessly beguiling processes of portrait painting. We will look at different approaches from the masters of this genre both past and present. The focus will be on developing a convincing illusion of structure and form using paint as well as preliminary drawings. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Adra Brown

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio: Member $250; Nonmember $275

Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $475; Nonmember $510 

Friday & Saturday, January 18-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 19, 2019  9 am – 3 pm

The Art of Painting Water

 

Explore the unique qualities of water reflections and ripples. Kris will offer step-by-step instruction of water painting techniques. Oils or Acrylics. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Kris Davis

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

January 22, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

How to Create Better Paintings Through the Power of Color

 

Learn powerful color mixing techniques from celebrated colorist Hugh O’Neill. Enjoy an exciting and informative power packed day of important lessons that you will be able to use for the rest of your creative life. All levels, all mediums.

Instructor: Hugh O’Neill

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 26, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

3D Street Painting

 

You’ve seen the images of pits and illusions on the internet. Learn the secret to how they are created, what tools are used, and create your own small street painting in this fun workshop. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jennifer Chaparro

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

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January 25 – 27; 2019    9 am – 4 pm

Painting on Silk 

Visiting Artist: Jamie Kirkell

 

 

This exciting 3-day workshop will explore design, color, and painting on silk. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. We will complete three scarves by the end of the third day. Classes are taught in an open, relaxed manner. All levels welcome.

 

Friday-Sunday; January 25-27; 2019; 9am-4pm; School of Art: Studio A

Member $320; Nonmember $335;

(Note: A separate cash $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of workshop.)

 

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Saturday, January 26, 2019   10 am – 1 pm

Fused Glass

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction of various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual gallery quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Nancy Politsch 

Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

 

 

SELECT FRIDAYS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Cuff Bracelets 

Come one, come all. Invite your friends, spouse or partner. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizers. Students will learn to make their own personalized cuff bracelet using sterling silver. Each student will learn to form, texture, file, patina and finish their bracelet and leave with a finished piece of jewelry. All levels.

Instructor: Maria Tritico   $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine, to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to grow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and older please. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg  $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm

Toast to Ghost Date Night

 

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost”, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Chad Steve  Over 21, $40 per person*

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and light bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Maria Tritico    $50 per person

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg      $50 per person

 

 

Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg

 

 

Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try.

All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm   

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm   

$40 per person*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.  

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Announces Session 5 Classes Beginning April 24th For All Levels And Varied Media

The Armory Art Center announces the classes for youth and adults beginning April 24th and beyond.  Choose from Live Model Studios, Art Salons, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

Classes are subject to change. Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration: 24/7   http://www.armoryart.org/registration

SESSION SCHEDULE

Session 5: April 24 – June 17, 2017

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

Session 1: August 21 – October 28, 2017

Session 2: October 30 – December 23, 2017

Session 3: January 8 – March 3, 2018

Session 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Session 5: April 30 – June 23, 2018

Session 6: June 25 – August 18, 2018

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Image by Anthony Burks

ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

MISSION

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art.

VISION

The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches.

ABOUT US

The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

4th Annual Two-Day Sampler Workshop With Crystal Cawley Explores Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild announces their 4th Annual 2 Day Sampler workshop on January 14th & 15th with Crystal Cawley.  Participants will explore Paper, Fiber, Print  and Stitch in this exciting event!  Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of not-your-grandmother’s-samplers!  This is open to non-members as well as members of the Guild.  What a perfect time to give a gift of creative exploration!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Two-Day Workshop

 

 

Sampler: Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

with Crystal Cawley

Sat. & Sun. January 14 & 15, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Members $185.00

Non-Members $225.00
(eligible 12/31/16)

Materials Fee: TBD

~Workshop includes lunch~

Send Check to Kim Harty

Your check secures your place in this workshop. Please include your phone number and your email address:

Kim Harty 7186 Grassy Bay Drive WPB, FL 33411

Questions? Contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  “Ghost Words” Close Up by Crystal  Cawley (Photo courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

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“Change Purse”  by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

Traditional embroidered samplers displayed the makers’ repertoire of stitches and their design and lettering skills. Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts?

 

 

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Crystal Cawley sewing skirt

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Crystal Cawley “Skirt”

 

 

 

 

Activities and demonstrations will include laminating paper and fabric together, printing images onto fabric and paper, machine and hand stitching, spinning paper thread, methods of transferring images and text onto fabric and paper, and more as time and interest allow. Participants will have time to investigate demonstrated techniques and materials on their own, to make personal discoveries and connections for their own work.

 

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“Love Letter Sweater” by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal Cawley is a skillful and established artist who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Crystal has a voice that she annunciates clearly through her work. Her approach pushes the boundaries while speaking truth from her heart and life experience.

 

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“Change Purse” Open by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal will join SFB&FG to teach this workshop that will challenge us toward pushing beyond our own boundaries with new perspective toward our own work and medium. This is a workshop not to be missed! A list of materials and class details will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org 

 

 

 

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

 

 

South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Welcomes You To Meet Emily Dvorin, Innovative Fiber Artist

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites the public to their January 6, 2016 meeting that will feature award-winning contemporary fiber artist, Emily Dvorin, known for her innovative, “transordinary” vessels that turn recognizable household objects and urban materials into visual comments on daily life. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries across the country, receiving many awards and honors. Emily is the current president of the National Basketry Organization.  Guild meetings are held at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.   A Meet and Greet begins at 9:00am, followed by a short business meeting. Emily’s presentation “Transordinary Vessels will start at 10:00.  The Rickie Report shares the details and promises you an extraordinary experience with this group of talented artists!

 

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Features Contemporary Fiber Artist, Emily Dvorin

 

 

Monthly General Meeting

 

 January 6, 2016       9 am

Emily Will Give A Demo

 

 

 

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Emily Will Teach a 2 Day Workshop,

 “Approaching Basketry”

January 7 & 8, 2016

 

 

All Events Take Place at

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dvorin, Contemporary Fiber Artist

 

 

 

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Creations by Emily Dvorin (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

 

Emily tells The Rickie Report, “I call myself a sculptural basketmaker. I am known for my innovative, “transordinary” vessels. Challenging the original definition of basketry, I explore contemporary interpretations of this traditional craft, utilizing non-traditional materials. I transform the ordinary through the processes of manipulation, construction, alteration, repetition of singular elements, coiling, weaving and assembling to create dense arrangements of common, urban objects. I sculpt with fiber and interact with material, pattern, color, design, shape and texture.”

 

 

Growing up in New Jersey in the 50s,, Emily Dvorin was told that her creativity and artistic approach were “cute”. A sea kelp basket workshop in the early 80s changed her life forever: she realized that basketry and three-dimensional work were what she truly loved. Largely self-taught, Emily began offering workshops the 90s and in the early 2000s brought basketry classes to elementary and high school classrooms. In 2008, after owning and operating a contemporary craft store for 35 years, and enabling other artists to gain wider audience and appreciation for their work, Emily retired to live her life’s dream of being a full-time artist. She now has a studio in Sausalito, California. She continues to teach classes for both adults and children, and she speaks, consults and exhibits all around the country. This year she became president of the National Basketry Organization.
Emily’s presentation for the guild, TRANSORDINARY VESSELS, will highlight her work as a sculptural basketmaker using materials from the hardware store, cable ties and other found objects to create whimsical and imaginative art pieces

 

 

 

Emily will also be giving a 2 day workshop, APPROACHING BASKETRY, on Thursday and Friday, Jan 7 – 8, 2016. Through a hands-on approach to many basketry techniques we will explore process, structure, design and surface texture while experimenting with a variety of materials. Beginners and experienced artists alike will enjoy this unique look into contemporary basketry.

 

 

 

Members will receive registration preference, however, a limited number of seats may be available for the public beginning Dec. 16th. For workshop information contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

About South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists and enthusiasts from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibition opportunities.  Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Anyone with an interest in basketry and the fiber arts is welcome to join us.  Meeting details including topics/speakers and the membership form are available on our website.

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org
and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

 

 

 

 

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

Add To Your Summer Fun With Aya Fiber Studio’s Offerings

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors is bringing back new techniques and knowledge from a recent two week Fiber Immersion workshop at world renown Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts!  The Rickie Report shares her July Workshop Schedule and possibilities for your own studio time or group visits.  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule.  Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

 

Aya Fiber Studio DYEHOUSE
JULY workshops
4 workshops offered at Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE during July:

 

 

  • Japanese Shibori Dyeing

  • Intro to Shibori Stitching (2 day)

  • Intro to Indigo

  • Alternative Dye Methods

 

 

  • These are hands on workshops- not demonstrations: expect to get your hands wet and be sure to bring an apron. 
  • In order for everyone to get a true hands on experience there will be a limit of 4 participants for each workshop.  

 

These classes fill quickly so please inquire early to reserve your date.

 

There will also be an Indigo Play-Day on Sunday July 26th – so bring those items you have been working on and plan to play with like minded fiber artists for a day in the vat!

 

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Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

 

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

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

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

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“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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