Anita Lovitt Offers Watercolor, Gouache (Gwash) Classes And Workshops At Two Venues

Anita Lovitt, an award winning and well respected art teacher, announces new classes!  Learn watercolor, gouache (gwash) and other techniques to express yourself with water media.  Anita’s classes take place at two venues:  A “Make and Take Class” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on Sunday, January 7th and  “Gouache By Gosh!” Six Sessions at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach starting January 24th and a new session on March 14th.  Feeling hectic?  NOW is the time to make time for YOURSELF!  Learn a new technique, improve your skills, and learn from one of the best!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  You must Register ahead of time.  Bring a friend!  Anita will also be selling her artwork at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.



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Anita Lovitt is offering a one class workshop in watercolor and gouache (gwash), which is opaque watercolor, at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on Sunday, January 7 from 7-9 pm. She will also be displaying some of her work for purchase. This is a great way to sample Anita’s teaching. She is a well-respected teacher as well as an award-winning artist. Please call Joyce Brown at 215-205-9441 to register. $40 per person in advance, $45 at the door. Call Anita at 561 706 3653 for more info. Materials included.





ARTS  GARAGE  in  Delray Beach

Session I:  6 classes beginning Wednesday, January 24   10 am – Noon

Session II:  6 classes beginning Wednesday, March 14  10 am – Noon







If you like this class, or you want more, sign up for Anita’s series of classes at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, beginning Wednesday January 24 from 10 am to 12 pm. This class will specifically focus on gouache but you can use regular watercolors as well if you prefer. 6 classes, $240. Materials not included—call Anita for list and if you have any questions. Sign up by calling The Arts Garage, 561- 450-6397. If you have questions for Anita, you may call her at the number above or email her at 561-706-3653.



About Anita:

“I began my professional career as an artist for Hallmark in Kansas City. Later I moved to New York City and studied with Milton Glaser while working as a freelance illustrator. I also worked at the New York Shakepeare Festival as a graphic design coordinator. In 2001, Delray Beach became my new home, and I began to concentrate on watercolor painting. In 2008 I created the iconic and much-loved “Dancing Pineapples” mural in Delray Beach which has become identified with the town. I also created and published my first coloring book, “Shoefirmations.”

She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.

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Hands’ Open House Features Eydi Lampasona Demo and a Full Day of Activities

Don’t miss Hand’s Annual Art Open House on January 25th!  This space with art materials is a perfect place to learn and network.  Tristina Dietz-Elmes brings an exciting treasure trove of using mixed media techniques.  David McEwen will teach  strategies using watercolor pencils – and anyone who knows David’s sense of humor, is in for a fun time!  Paul Seaman offers an interactive demo with palette knife, bringing paint and texture to your creations.  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE!!

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona will demo and lecture on “THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS at 10:00 am.  Register with Hand’s.   The Rickie Report shares the details, including how the day’s events will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.





"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil


Hand’s Office and Art Supply


Welcomes You to Their Open House!


JANUARY 25th 2014


10:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194





January 25, 2014


Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona



Innovation and new technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC ART EXPLORATION!!!



This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body and the Open acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.


Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!











  2014  Highlights:

Come watch, learn and laugh with:


DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite.


PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.


TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.



Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!


Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .


Call 561.276.4194 for more information.  


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