Creative Arts School At Old School Square Invites You To An Open House September 9th

Due to Hurricane Irma, plans have changed:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s Open House on Saturday, September 9th has been changed to Friday, October 6th.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. Meet the instructors and learn about all the classes and workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to give your creative side the opportunity to shine!




51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL  33444





O  P  E  N           H  O  U  S  E  

Has been changed due to Hurricane Irma to:


October 6, 2017 – Dare to be Square… Press Play!

Crest Theatre, Creative Arts School and Fieldhouse

6  – 7:30 p.m.

free admission

The public is invited to a season launch party with a sneak peek of what’s new for the 2017-18 season! Get a glimpse of the shows and lectures in the Crest Theatre; enjoy refreshments in the Producers Lounge and a showcase of works by Creative Arts School students and instructors; upstairs, the Creative Arts School studios and classrooms will be open and instructors will be on hand to talk about the exciting fall offerings. Visit the Fieldhouse, next door, to see one of Palm Beach County’s most unique wedding and event venues, pick up rental information, enjoy entertainment and refreshments. Outside, check out a special Art Walk print-making demo by FAU students in front of the Cornell Art Museum and find out about the Museum’s (post-renovation) Grand Re-Opening! Be sure to stick around for the Free Friday Concert with Turnstiles beginning at 7:30 pm!






The School offers a wide range of art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes for all levels. Youth classes are also available for kids ages 6 and up.

Seven new instructors have joined the teaching team, many of whom are internationally recognized for their work!

New classes include: Contemporary Painting, Foundations in Oil Painting, Figure Drawing and Expressionism, Urban Mixmedia Textured Abstracts, Advanced Installation Art, Glass Fusing, Jewelry Design with Cold connections, Landscape Photography, Nature & Wildlife Photography and more!

New Workshops include: iPhone Photography 101 and Image Transfer: Metal to Magic






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Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444



(Photo Courtesy Lee Gordon)



Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and 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 (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit






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“Exposure” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Photography In A Different Light

Three photographers will be showcased at Artisans On The Ave’s next Exhibition, “Exposure, A Photographic Journey”.  Their images make the viewer pause, as they use the adjective philosophically.  Understanding the need of certain times for “exposure”  within the photographic medium is not enough.  EJ Morales, Susan Oakes and Lorayne Vitrone take us on a life journey.  The Rickie Report shares a few sneak peeks and all of the details for this September 18th Free Public Opening Reception.







“Exposure: A Photographic Journey


E.J. Morales

Susan Oakes

Lorayne Vitrone

Free Public Opening Reception:

Friday, September 18, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   or  561-582-3300



Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone



The camera lens exposures truth for all to see.  It hides nothing from the naked eye. Our photographers capture images that will take you on a journey around the world with their unique talents and precision. As they choose their subjects to photograph they have a vision of what the finalized photo will show.


Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales



These very talented artists then get creative in processing their art so that each photograph is a one of a kind unique treasure. All photographers have a favorite way of presenting these images.




"Hugs Kisses 2", Photo by Susan Oakes

“Hugs Kisses 2”, Photo by Susan Oakes




“Old school” photography using the basic black and white print film is still in vogue today. Many of the new techniques include color tinting, different backgrounds, or photoshop. The various applications alter and enhance the images bringing to life the photographs we enjoy.




Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales

Their finished photos will be applied on canvas, metal, glass, wood or other complementing pallets.



Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

The various materials and techniques used by artists create a personalized style that they become famous for. Memories captured on film are timeless and stay in our hearts forever.


"Dreamscape" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Dreamscape” Photo by Susan Oakes



EJ Morales

EJ Morales is a photographer originally from Miami, FL. He was inspired early in life as a photographer and experimented with wildlife and landscape photography and various darkroom techniques in both Black & White and color.


Photo By EJ Morales

Photo By EJ Morales

EJ was introduced to a more human and emotional side of photography. During the next few years, EJ experienced the opportunity to travel globally and study with well-known photographers. Around this time, a passion for SCUBA diving dating back to adolescence motivated EJ to take his camera underwater. EJ continues to create engaging imagery reflecting both the local flavor as well as far-flung topics from above and below the water.


Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales


Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The nearby town of Pripyat was contaminated to such a level that it required an evacuation.  The few images you will see are part of a series. These images were all made in one of the town’s school buildings which served as one of the final assembly areas for the evacuation. As is human nature, many people would show up to evacuate with more belongings than there was room for and the authorities would essentially order them to throw the excess in a corner and hurry along to the next bus.




Susan Oakes



"Hugs Kisses1" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Hugs Kisses1” Photo by Susan Oakes


Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, Susan Oakes has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose to her. She aims to show that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Working in traditional media as well as digitally, she seeks to demonstrate that computer hardware and software are artistic tools, not unlike a paintbrush or piece of charcoal, and can be used to expand the artist’s vision.


"Aqueous Corpus" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Aqueous Corpus” Photo by Susan Oakes


Lorayne Vitrone


Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone



Lorayne Vitrone  tells us, ” When looking through my camera lens, life takes on a completely different perspective… a microcosm of light, shadows, shapes and movement.  My goal as a photographer is to evoke emotion for you allowing you room for your response. I hope to capture your attention to the detail I see through the lens and then bring to you feelings that you would never expect and always remember”.


Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone





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