Mixed Media Fiber Artist, Andrea Huffman, Offers Classes And Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts

South Florida fiber artist Andrea Huffman is teaching some new classes at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach, FL. An Artist in Residence at BaCA, Andrea offers a “Concept to Creation” multiple session workshop (begins April 16) and one-day workshops: Nature Print Notecards (May 4), Fabric covered mini journals (June 8), and Create your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag (June 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out PENTA, an exhibit at BaCA, where Andrea’s artistry is featured through April 25.






Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!



Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:  

Workshops  & Classes With Andrea Huffman






Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues.





Begins April 16, alternating Tuesdays  6  –  8 pm



• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)


Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop to inspire artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.


Concept Art by Andrea Huffman


April 16: Abstraction from Realism; how far to alter reality.

April 30: Personal archaeology, digging for meaningful ideas.

May 14: Figure/ ground exploration: Altering positive/negative space for dynamic composition

May 28: Mind/ Concept mapping for developing a body of work.

Time allotment: 4 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12



Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

One-Day Fun Saturday Workshops:



Nature Print Notecards        Saturday, May 4

10 AM to 1 PM


Nature print notecards by Andrea Huffman



 Nature print notecards- welcome summer with colorful printed notecards using locally sourced plants, stencils and found objects.

12 Person Maximum.  Cost $50 all supplies provided.







Fabric Covered Mini-Journal  

Saturday, June 8

11 AM to 3 PM




Fabric Covered Mini-Journal- begin your travels, real or imagined, with a journal filled with hand-painted pages and stamped fabric cover.   

Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | Class Fee: $70



 It’s in the Bag   – Saturday, June 29



It’s in the Bag- Make a fashion statement at the beach, the farmer’s market or a picnic with your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag.





On view until April 25




For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibit or Andrea’s artwork:



on Facebook at Andrea Huffman Art Work

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Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School Offers “Jewelry, Pottery And Prints” Sale Plus Open House

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School invites everyone to their “Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” Sale Friday November 20!  Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique hand made gifts by community-based faculty and students from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Save the Date for the Art School Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 1-4pm.  Meet the instructors and see the studios.  Winter classes start January 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the items for sale!





801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486


Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool



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The Art School  Invites You


“Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” SALE

Friday, November 20th

5:00  – 7:30 PM


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Jewelry by Don Dietz



Take the opportunity to meet the creative artisans and see their handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, and craft items.

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Necklace by Jane Levy

Artwork by faculty artists including Catalina Aguirre Hoffman, Don Dietz, Lori Gregory, Jane Levy, Christine Lyons, Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov


Etching by Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

Scherer & Ouporov whose prints are sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery will be participating in the sale.

Advanced students Marta Cruz, Faye Fryhle, Hannah Long, Betty Potler and Carol Swezey and other outstanding artisans.






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Handmade Cuff by Hannah Long

Hannah Long, a former student who is now a successful jeweler, recent had a one person exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami will be participating in the sale.


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 “Place of Dreams” by Lori Gregory

 Bocaartmuseumschoolcatalina bowl1Ceramic Bowl by Catalina Aguiree Hoffman



Ceramics instructors Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Lori Gregory  will be selling a full range of ceramics from mugs and bowls to sculptural items.




Art School Open House:

Sunday, December 13th

1-4 pm

Meet instructors and see the studios.

Winter classes start January 4, call or email the art school for a pre-view of the course catalogue before it goes on the website.







For more information about the Sale, classes or other events, please visit:







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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!  






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

(561) 832-1776



New Classes!




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.





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