Plantation Art Guild Offers October And November Workshops, Open to Non Members And Members

The Plantation Art Guild is a welcoming group, offering workshops, general meetings, paint-ins and exhibits for everyone to enjoy.  Come and explore three exciting workshops with well regarded instructors, Karen Fletcher Braverman, Marilyn Johansen and Susan Hanssen.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while there are still spaces available! There is a special discount for early registration and taking more than one workshop.  









Jim Ward Community Center


301 NW 46th Street   Plantation FL 33317




Artwork by Karen Fletcher Braverman


“It’s All Relative”

Karen Fletcher Braverman

10/7/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 7th


In this workshop you will learn to distinguish what makes your painting come alive and what makes it have drama, definition and POP! Sometimes following the rules is not enough, in this watercolor workshop- It’s All Relative!






Artwork by Marilyn Johansen









Marilyn Johansen

10/21/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 21st

We will be working wet into wet to create texture with different materials provided, a lesson in design, and finally we’ll add a real image to our textured painting.





Artwork by Susan Hanssen





“From Black And White To WOW!

Susan Hanssen

11/04/16 (all levels)

RSVP by October 4th



This is a workshop that requires only a willingness to explore the freedom of intuitive drawing and painting. It is a full busy day focused on creating amazing back & white drawings and translating them into color. Of course, there will be a discussion of design, tools and time for questions.



Registration Info:

Cost $85 Members $95 Non-members
10% discount if paid 30 days prior
15% discount if you take all 3

Contact Info:
Terry Gannet




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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!






51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL  





Download the current catalog

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





with Lianna Michele Slater




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.






with Ron Garrett




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.





with Carla Golembe



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.




with Russell Levine


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.



with Irene Hill


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.








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



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Opening Fall Exhibit At The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Showcases Three Local Artists

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall Exhibitions.  Three community-based artists will be featured: Natalie Levine (Botanicals), Cara Zimmerman (Master of Beaded Jewelry) and Loren Stein (Intricate Paper Cuts and other Judaic art). The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of their work.  Be sure to check out the Levis JCC Calendar for more Exhibits, Classes and Workshops these artists and others will be leading!  The Reception on Sunday, October 11th is  FREE and Open to the Public, but you Must make a reservation.







1 New Levis JCC Logo blue


Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 Fall Exhibit  Showcases:

Natalie Levine

Cara Zimmerman

Loren Stein

Opening Reception:

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Opening Reception with artists’ presentations is Free and Open to the Public.

RSVP required:

Call 561-558-2520 or email

Exhibitions run through Nov. 20, 2015 

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

21050 95th Avenue South      Boca Raton FL 33428



"La Dee Da" by Natalie Levine

                       “La Dee Da” by Natalie Levine


Natalie Levine’s “Botanicals” series is a charming new genre that captures and embraces the viewer’s imagination through enticing elements of mixed media collages of fantasy, color and texture. These whimsical and engaging works are an intuitive combination of painting and collage that brings together both real and imagined elements designed to lead the viewer on a journey of discovery, and enchantment.


"Spring Dance" by Natalie Levine

                  “Spring Dance” by Natalie Levine



Levine has enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a fine artist and earned many accolades for her work. Her style has been described as both Impressionistic and Realistic, successfully combining the light and color of the Impressionists’ paintings while still maintaining the detail and reality of the late 19th century Realists.  In addition to her Botanicals series, a selection of Levine’s landscapes will also be on display.




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Beaded Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

      Bead Creations by Cara Zimmerman





“Cara’s Bead Creations, Love Made Visible” says everything you need to know about Cara Zimmerman.  A Master beading artist Cara Zimmerman draws her inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Peruvian women to create these sophisticated and elegant pieces of wearable art. She makes her love of beading visible and encourages you to learn with her.



Nothing gives Cara more pleasure than seeing someone wear one of her pieces. Each piece is made with love and colors sing a song of timeless wearability. Cara’s mother is a portrait oil painter and her father, a retired dentist makes amazing pictures from tiny postage stamps. The thread of artistic ability runs through Cara’s family and she embraces the joy that comes from her hands.



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Cara Zimmerman: Beaded jewelry workshops

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and March 1, 10 a.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250






Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

                 Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman




Loren Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She is an active multi-media artist creating art in mediums such as painting, paper-cuts, invitations, centerpieces, ritual art and more.  Additionally she has taught studio art to elementary age students through twelfth grade.  Her background in architecture has been an asset in giving her the skills to create multi-media works with dimension and depth.


Paper Cut by Loren Stein

          Paper Cut by Loren Stein


Multi-media artist Loren Stein designs intricate paper-cuts, endless blessings and creation jewelry, custom Ketubot.



Loren Stein’s Paper-cuts Workshop

Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250


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Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

                    Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein




The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.



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Carla Golembe Presents “Intention/Intuition”, An Exhibition of Newly Imagined Artistry

Carla Golembe is inviting the public to view her newest paintings, “Intuitive/Intentional”.  She has been experimenting with blending different approaches to painting and you will see how her intuition has expressed itself. Carla’s reaction to feeling stuck in an artist’s rut and trying something totally new to her comfort level is a true inspiration for anyone! The Rickie Report urges you to see this exhibit at the Friends of the Spanish River Library Gallery and hear Carla speak about her experience. The event is free and open to the public.



Carla Golembe



Public Reception:

Sunday, March 8th   3-5 PM

Carla will speak about her work at 3:30



Friends Art Gallery (Second Floor)

Spanish River Library & Community Center

1501 Spanish River Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33431


Free Event

Exhibit runs February 23-April 11 

M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.


Intuitive/Intentional : The Blending of a Painting Approach




Carla Golembe is an award winning acrylic painter and illustrator. Her work is included in numerous corporate collections. She has painted 5 animal sculptures for “Animals On Parade” public art projects, the “Piano of Joy” for Keys to the City and a wine label for Dos Puentes Winery. In addition to exhibiting her work throughout the U.S., Carla teaches painting at the Boca Raton Museum Art School and Delray Beach Center for the Arts.




"La Bel Canto" by Carla Golembe

“La Bel Canto” by Carla Golembe



Carla tells The Rickie Report, “Several months ago I began experimenting with Intuitive Painting, a process that involves putting down a lot of layers of color and mark making without planning or intention.  With the intuitive approach the artist basically goes on gut instinct, allowing colors, marks and, eventually, images to emerge.  Up until then my approach had been very planned out, creating several sketches until I got my composition exactly as I wanted it, planning the palette of each painting, though allowing the painting to change as it progressed.  I was beginning to feel stuck with my process and feeling low on ideas and intuitive painting seemed like a good way to move forward”.


"Celestial Bodies" by Carla Golembe

“Celestial Bodies” by Carla Golembe



“At first I was disoriented and kind of shocked by the approach and what was emerging on my canvas.  To be sure, this kind of play with paint was a lot of fun, but was this ME?  How was I going to reconcile these random marks with my carefully constructed, though whimsical and stylized, paintings”?



" Devi" by Carla Golembe

” Devi” by Carla Golembe


“Then my inner muse took over.  By that I mean, the core of who I am as an artist.  The mark making became multilayered underpainting, a freer and more complex type of underpainting than what I had worked with before. Once I built up very rich complex layers of colors I sketched my figures on top of these backgrounds with chalk.  Some canvases suggested their ideas to me while other pieces came from images I wanted to explore”.


"Mari" by Carla Golembe

“Mari di Sogni” by Carla Golembe



“Once my figures were in place I began to work with the interplay of image and background, under layers and over layers, taking away and adding in.  In the paintings I’ve balanced the structure and figures that I love with the spontaneity of creating marks with tools other than brushes and allowing the backgrounds to evolve around the figures. Birds, plants and other forms from nature continue to play a large part in the imagery. I’ve started using more glazing technique to create depth and richness”.



"Skyward" by Carla Golembe

“Skyward” by Carla Golembe

She explains, “My new process is a blend of intention and intuition.  It’s not a radical change, just a way to move forward and have more fun.  I’ve fallen in love with painting all over again.  I continue to paint beauty, joy and harmony because that is what I want to put out to the world”.



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Awaken Your Creativity: Empower Your Life -Come Play!

As children, being invited to a play date promised fun activities, good companionship and a great time!  Nadine Hamil of Artful Dreamers Studio is inviting YOU to a play date for Intuitive Painting!  The Rickie Report assures you that this will be fun, informative, a chance to get to know yourself all while under Nadine’s artistic guidance.



Saturday January 26, 2013

Painting Retreat

 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 112 S. Federal Highway 

Boynton Beach, FL 33435



Looking for a way to spice up your life with more

FuN & CrEaTivTY?

Join facilitator, Nadine Hamil for a day-long exploration into the depths of the creative process through paint – a world of color, form and image.  She will guide and help you follow the thread of your own intuition and inner knowing.

Nadine explains, “It is a spontaneous adventure into creative expression free of judgment, critique or comparison. Everyone is a beginner. People with all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to get to know Intuitive Painting as a method of self-expression and creative processing.”

Everyone and anyone is invited to attend this day of  ‘process painting’ whether you are a person who has never picked up a brush or are someone who has previous painting experience.

Working deeply into the medium of paint on paper without focus on rules, technique and outcome, Nadine says, ” allows you to uncover and transform your blocks and unfold your inner wisdom and direction. It is like a moving meditation, restful, restorative and informative.”



When asked to describe herself, Nadine tells us,*Bedazzled Crafter of  Recycled Materials * Facilitator  of  the Daring * Playful Expressions  of  the Young & Young @ Heart *Ally of the Laughter Seekers * Loving, Supportive  Friend of  Creativity * Fierce Intuitive  Painter * Heart Centered Mover  &  Shaker * Appreciator  of  the Wisdom and Depth of Trees * Compassionate  Wild  HeartedLife Lover * Sister of Women Desiring to Express Themselves Wildly * Fanner of the Vital Flame of  Goddesshood * Shimmering Student of  the Light * Nurturer of the Earth * Enthusiastic Lover of the Passionate Sparks of Creativity!!!*


A former Montessori teacher and Reiki Master, Nadine is a volunteer at local schools as well as leader of Arts & Crafts for Senior at local nursing facilities.  A student of Shamanic StudiesNadine is still on her journey and invites women and men to come along.  Through her training , she shares, “I feel myself come alive helping others express themselves through creativity, play, movement, laughter and fun as a way of reaching deeper into themselves.”

PAINTING is NOT about producing a product.

It is about honoring and nurturing YOUR creative spirit,
Your INFINITE creative spirit!

There is nothing to bring except your lunch ~ snack provided … ALL supplies are included.  

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“Awaken Your Creativity – Empower Your Life – COME PLAY!”

 Contact Nadine Hamil  and make your reservations now!




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