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

 

 

 

 

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2016 Armory Art Center Faculty And All Student Showcase Opens

The 2016 Armory Faculty showcase and the 2016 All Student showcase are the Armory Art Center’s biggest shows of the year, so if you’re an aficionado and supporter of the arts be sure to clear some room on your calendar in order to experience these unmissable shows!  Both Opening Receptions take place on Friday, March 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  All Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.armoryart.org or Call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

2016 Armory Faculty Showcase /

All Student Showcase

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 25, 2016

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

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(Faculty) Sonya Gaskell, “Armory in UV”  Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase will exhibit juried works in different mediums by the Armory Art Center faculty members and will run concurrently with the 2016 All Student Showcase. These exhibitions are organized and hosted by the Armory Art Center, “which is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that one can expect to find in the 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase and the 2016 All Student Showcase” said Liza Niles, Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Edrian Thomidis  “Transcending”, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Joan Lustig   “Angles and Triangles Series II”  Mixed Media 12”x12” each

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Offers Two New Workshops, “Photographic Images And Painting”

Vicki Siegel announces two new opportunities to learn new techniques, “Working With Photographic Images and Paint Workshops”.  If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. You will learn how to collage images, enhance and texture your photographic images with acrylic gels and paint. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations.  The Rickie Report shares the details as well as a list of current exhibitions where you can see Vicki’s impressive work.

 

 

Photographic Images and Painting:
Two New Workshops Presented by
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“Two Sisters” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

 

Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL

Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Sharon) or ext. 478 (front desk)

http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers

and Photographic Imagery

 

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or
http://public.armoryart.org/public/SelectedClass.faces
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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

V  I  C  K  I      S  I  E  G  E L

Vicki Siegel has been working with photographic images since the late 1970’s. Her paintings are an exploration of painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors, where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). You can see her work at two different exhibits right now!

 

 

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“The Magic” by Vicki Siegel

Current Shows:

 

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition
January 15 through March 12, 2016
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Blurring Distinctions
February 16th – March 18th, 2016
Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works
Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

 

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“Peace and Love” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

For more information please contact:
vickisiegel@gmail.com
Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Try New Classes, Special Events, Workshops And Enjoy Old Floresta Exhibit At Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is re-energized!! The new Director of the Art School, Walter O’Neill, has been stirring things up with new classes, special events, exhibits, and workshops.  Spring Art Workshops include Gilding, creating Florida black coral jewelry, sculpting in plaster and more!  Stop by and enjoy Plein Air Palm Beach’s exhibit, “Old Floresta”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Try a new technique!   

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio

Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95

Wonderful studios

Easy parking

 

 

 

EXHIBIT OF PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS OF OLD FLORESTA

 

 

Paintout at Old Floresta on 6-11-15

Stan Dornfest, Plein Air Palm Beach member

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Friday, March 4th

6-8pm

On exhibit until Thursday March 17, 2016

The Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach will be exhibiting over 75 paintings created over the last six months by artists painting in the historic Old Floresta neighborhood behind the Art School.

 

 

Spring art workshops:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Leafing by Connie Commette

 

Gilding Workshop

Saturday, February 20

1 – 4 PM

 

Fee: $135, Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

Learn the art and technique of gold leafing using genuine gold leaf, red bole on handmade gesso panel.

 

 

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Black coral Pendant

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Noon – 5 PM

Fee: $110, Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Create your own jewelry using black coral.

 

 

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Photo by Mark Creamer

 

 

Get Back to Film Camera

Noon – 3 PM, Fee: $25, Instructor: Mark Creamer

 

Refresh your skills at analog photography using f-stops and aperture. Most importantly learn the advantages of taking analog photos but printing digitally.

 

 

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Mobius Sculpture

 

 

Mobius Abstract Sculpture

 

Noon – 3 PM, Two Saturdays, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27

Fee: $110, Instructor: Willie Reed

Try your hand at sculpting in plaster by creating a table top sculpture of a Mobius using wet plaster.

 

 

SPRING ART CLASSES

START

FEBRUARY 29!

 

Re-awaken your creativity at the Art School, new daytime, evening and Saturday art classes.

The 7-week term runs from 2/29 to 4/16.

New classes include Pastels with Roxene Sloate, and Portrait Painting from Photographs.

After school classes for teens and kids include Post-processing Photography and (clothed) Figure drawing.

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

artschool@bocamuseum.org 

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

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561-537-0291

Fall Class Schedule Is Ready For YOU At The Armory Art Center!

The Armory Art Center is offering 29 NEW Classes starting October 26th.  The Rickie Report shares the catalog and reminds you to Register Now.  Are you looking for a new technique to explore your creativity?  Do you want to immerse yourself and learn more about art in depth?  Browse through this Catalog and jump right in!  

 

 

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1700 parker avenue      w.p.b., fl 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

New Classes!

 

 

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Cover image by Dennis Aufiery

 

 

Get in touch!

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org

 

 

For more information:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Shorter Class Terms To Fit Your Busy Life

The Armory Art Center is now offering shorter class terms to fit into your busy lifestyle.  For students who want some time off during the summer but also need to prepare their portfolios, a 4 day workshop is being offered!  For adults, there are a multitude of options, including a new Drawing class and a Digital Photography class. There are day, evening and weekend options.  Plus, there are still some spots open for Summer Camp!  The Rickie Report shares the highlights here and reminds you that Gift Certificates are available for all classes. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

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Summer Art Camp

June 8th – August 14th
Ages 4½-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17

Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Our innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.

 

Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

Portfolio Prep Class

Portfolio Prep Class

 

 

Youth Classes

College Prep: Beginning Portfolio Development for High School Students Rising Freshmen and Sophomores (New)

Instructor: Liza Niles, Director of Education
For the first time the Armory is offering a 4 day intensive workshop for high school students who plan to study art in higher education and who want to begin to develop a portfolio. There will be homework, individual/group critiques and lots of creative thinking!

June 22-25th
Monday-Thursday, 5pm-7pm | 15S-KW18.1a
Tuition $150

 

 

 

Digital and Social Media

Building a Digital Photography Foundation

Instructor: Robert Swinson
A basic thorough intermediate digital photography class for SLR, Super Zooms, and advanced compact digital cameras with automatic and manual controls.

Beginning June 22nd
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-RA18.1a
Tuition $160

 

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Drawing the Figure

"Figure" by Dennis Aufiery

“Figure” by Dennis Aufiery

 

Instructor: Dennis Aufiery
Draw with confidence. We will focus on basic perceptual skills and see the relationship between form, volume, weight, mass, and how they relate to each other.

Beginning June 24th
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-D8.3b
Tuition $233

DENNIS AUFIERY

Dennis Aufiery has studied with Alex Katz, Neil Welliver, Janet Fish and Graham Nickson among other distinguished artists. Mr. Aufiery has exhibited in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South Florida as well as the Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and the Portland Museum of Art. Visit Dennis’ website at www.dennisaufiery.com.

I want to get below the surface of things when I make art.
I’m after something essential – something that moves me.
It all comes from life experience and my understanding of art, past and present. I want to communicate my experience and explore what is possible.
“Creativity takes courage”, said Matisse.
Creativity can take many forms. I am the kind of artist who is willing to work in many ways. I feel the potential of human expression is boundless. It’s all a matter of taking a risk.

Dennis Aufiery

 

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

 

 

The “Magical” Necklace by Susan Nessel, Student At The Armory Art Center

The Rickie Report knows that this time of year is one of flux and change, as people graduate and move onto another road in life’s journey.  The “Magical Necklace” is such a wonderful way to share the legacy of the time shared together. We thank Susan Nessel, a student at the Armory Art Center, for her creativity and willingness to share this lesson of gratitude. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

“The Magical Necklace”

 

Susan Nessel is a jewelry designer and metalsmith from Jupiter, FL. She wanted to convey her respect and admiration for her fellow artist and long time friend, Elizabeth Kleiman of Palm Beach, FL by presenting her with a Magical Necklace at a farewell party given in her honor at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Susanʼs idea was to have Elizabethʼs fellow artists in the Metal, Jewelry and Glass Departments at the Armory Art Center each create an individual bead representing their unique style of work. A necklace was then designed and fabricated by Susan incorporating all of the handmade pieces.  There was so much interest in the project from all of the artists wanting to show support for their fellow artist that the necklace became very long.

 

 

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Elizabeth Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

 

The very long Magical Necklace represents not only the respect and admiration for a long time friend by her peers but the true benefit and value of community and sharing in a creative and supportive environment made possible by the Armory Art Center.  Elizabethʼs commitment to the Armory for over 15 years will be greatly missed as she retires to Boston, MA.

 

 

 

 
The contributing artists include: Susan Nessel, Janice Weisler, Joe Brandom, Rishar Miranda, Ruth Hartman, Denise Delrusso, Nikki Trammell, Kirsten Lievendag, Aliza Gerstein, Pat Levey, Lisa Johnson, Gail Brader, Shari La Brenz, Ellen Levy, Camile Perrin, Gail Leavitt, Margo Gibson.

 

For more information about The Armory Art Center please visit:

www.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

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291