Give The Gift Of Art From Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School of Art! Register Now For New Classes And Workshops

What a great gift idea! Give the gift of creativity with a gift certificate to a Select Friday, workshop or class session at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. Something that is unique, fun and will be so appreciated. Everyone knows someone that would love to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the joy of making art.  The ArtCenter has something for everyone; every experience level from beginning to professional, youth and adults classes, one-night Select Fridays, one- to three-day workshops or full eight-week sessions or Summer ArtCamp to choose from. Learn to paint and draw, dabble in ceramics, jewelry and glass or create mixed media masterpieces! There is also Open Studio time that students can use to extend time in the studio to work on their projects.  The Select Fridays are perfect for everyone who would like to create a piece of art, no experience necessary! The wide variety of mediums offers something for everyone.  The Rickie Report shares a quick overview of Select Fridays coming up in January and running through April, 2020.









Select Fridays 



17- Brighter is Better – Candy Land – Nicole Newsted; Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60 

17- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60 

17- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50 (bring your own small bisque fired piece or purchase one for $5 – $10)

17- Oil Painting with Palette Knife- Tina Kraft – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Acrylic Pouring- Jim Rigg – Studio TBD, 6 – 8 pm $50


7- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

7- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60

7- Toast to Ghost- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

7- Couples Ring Making- Maria Tritico – Studio 385, 6 – 9 pm $50

21- Brighter is Better – Candy Land- Nicole Newsted – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60

21- Alcohol Inks- Jim Rigg – Studio B, 6 – 8 pm $50

28- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50


6- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

6- Make Your Own Casserole Dish- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

6- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $50

20- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm

20- Stacking Rings- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50


17- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

17-Cuff Bracelets- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Wine & Wheel- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Raku Fire Fridays- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio 6 – 8 pm $60






If you are interested in more in-depth study, try our one- to three-day workshops taught by local and visiting artists from around the country and Italy, who are top in their chosen media. This is a unique opportunity to study with professional artists in Tequesta just for the workshops.

Go to or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.


Here’s an overview of the upcoming workshops (Title, Instructor, Location, Time. Price discount for ArtCenter members):


18- Anything Goes- Vince Lardieri – Studio A, 12 – 4 pm 

18 & 19- Digital & Analog Photo Collage 2-Day- Claudio Napolitano – Studio D, 9:30 am – 3 pm

24 & 25- The Right Start 2-Day- Laurie Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

24 & 25 & 26- Painting on Silk 3-Day- Jamie Kirkell – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Masking and Under-glazing- Nate Ditzler – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Graphic Inlay for Jewelry- Laura Konecne – Studio 385, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 10 am -1 pm


1 & 2- Abstract Painting 2-Day- David Kessler – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

1 & 2- Palette Knife and Bold Brush Impressionistic Oil Painting – Michelle Byrne – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

1 &2- Extreme Cold Connections Tap and Die Hard Jewelry – Wayne Warner – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

5 & 6 & 7- Capturing the Soul of the Sitter- Serge Strosberg – Studio A, 10 am – 4 pm

8 & 9- Painting Cityscapes 2-Day- David – Studio A, 9:30am – 3:30 pm

15- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

15 & 16- Pins and Brooches 2-Day- Toelke – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

21- Oil and Cold Wax Mediums 2-Day- McCallum – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

22 & 23- Cone 6 Soda Firing 2-Day- Schiemann – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

22- Glass Mask-Making- Rousso – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

28 & 29- The Artist’s Eye 2-Day- Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am-4pm


3 & 4 & 5- Capturing Character Painting People and Pets 3-Day- Saunders- Studio A, 9a-4pm

7- Plein Air Festival Kids’ Paint Out- Nancy Martinez – Pavilion at Constitution Park, 10a- 12pm

7- Plein Air Festival Teen Master Class- Ralph Papa – Studio A, 10a-4pm

14- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

16- Painting Nocturnes Plein Air- Carl Bretzke – Offsite TBD, 6:30-10:00pm

17 & 18- Don’t Skip the Basics- Lon Brauer – Studio A, 9a-4pm

21- Jewelry/Stone Inlay- Lucio Chiurulla – Studio 385, 9a-4pm

21- Sea & Sand Fused Glass- Chelsea Rousso – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

21 & 22- Painting the Landscape 2-Day- Eli Cedrone – Studio A, 9a-4pm

23-27- Stone Carving Week 1- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

30-3- Stone Carving Week 2- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm


4 & 5- Painting Plein Air – Chris Kling – Offsite TBD, 9a-4pm

21 & 22- Pastel & Oil Painting- Aline Ordman – Studio A, 9a-4pm


Class Sessions

There is a full selection of classes offered in two sessions: Winter Session from January 6 – February 29 and Spring Session from March 2 – April 25. Adult classes are also offered in the summer along with our incredible Summer Art Enrichment ArtCamp for kids ages 6 – 12.  


The classes are taught in Tequesta at the School of Art (395 Seabrook Road), in the Master Studio at the ArtCenter Gallery (373 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North) and Jewelry and Textile classes taught at the new Studio 385 (385 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North). Go to or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.



About Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and Gift Shop, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.




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Caryl Pomales Offers 2 Workshops Online And Announces March Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts

Caryl Pomales is offering on-line classes!  Save the money on air fare and avoid the hassle of packing a bag! All you’ll need are your painting supplies, an adventurous mindset, and an enthusiasm for painting exciting subjects.  If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl. She’ll offer a workshop on March 26-27,  at the New Studio for the Visual Arts. The Rickie Report shares the details, a discussion about  “mistakes and blunders”, plus some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, to see her original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!




Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art



Find your creative curiosity as we paint together!



Welcome! If you are looking to unlock your potential, learn to paint in a more relaxed and joyful style, and join a supportive community of fellow artists, you’re in the right place!



I have two courses available now. From exploring Australia and New Zealand to learning to paint beloved animals and pets, there’s plenty of exciting course material for you!



OPENING THIS FALL will be two additional workshops: Dazzling Daisies and Vibrant Tui Bird.

These two courses will provide a full painting demonstration – PLUS an additional demonstration for another painting, Sheep Bo Peep! TWO workshops for the price of ONE!



To Enroll:





March 26/27 , 2020


The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr.    Jupiter, FL 33469



“The Mermaid’s Pearls” by Caryl Pomales



“Mistakes” and “Blunders” as Feedback!



How do YOU define a mistake, and why does that word have a negative connotation?

I believe in the power and beauty of mistakes. I believe that failures are feedback. I believe in the positivity of errors. I want you to as well, both as an artist and in your daily life!


Learning is nothing more than a series of decisions and actions that provide you with feedback. Infants take a few shaky steps and fall down a hundred time when learning to walk. When learning to ride a bike, children tumble over before finding their balance. Students misspell words and mix up letters before piecing together the alphabet and learning to read. Getting these things “wrong” early on in life rarely causes distress, discouragement, or anger. These “mistakes” are shaken off as the infant tries again, getting closer to walking with each attempt; as the kid gets back on the bike without the training wheels; till the students finally are able to get through an entire book. The “errors” are learned from and aren’t dwelled upon!




“The Charm of Luberon” by Caryl Pomales



At some point, whether from fear of what others are thinking, from societally or personally opposed pressure to meet arbitrary benchmarks, or from plain insecurity, so many of us find ourselves fearful of failure and dwelling on our mistakes. We’ve stopped looking at “mistakes” and “failure” as feedback and a learning experience. Lessons and opportunities to grow are true gifts! Any time you attempt something that doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, you are provided with the chance to learn. This is not a bad thing, it is beautiful!


As an artist, I value these opportunities for many reasons. First and foremost, the only true mistake you can make on a work of art is quitting. How many paintings were caused by “mistakes?”Julia Margaret Cameron, a famous Victorian-Era photographer, developed her signature “style”accidentally. Her hallmark of fame was her out-of-focus photographs and smeared images! So many other artists develop their taste and style after things went off-course and unplanned. Lean into these “imperfections;” see the beauty in the stray brushstroke, the color that turned out differently than you’d hoped, or the splattered paint!



“With Joy” by Caryl Pomales



Second, there are no true mistakes in art. The sooner you embrace this, the more you’ll see your practice flourish! Letting go of the pressure to be “perfect” and avoid “failure” makes painting more joyful, fun, and inspiring. Do not be afraid of things turning out differently than you’d intended!


Third, embrace and learn from the things you’ve tried and don’t like. If you aren’t happy with the way a painting turned out, identify the things you’d like to work on. Learn from this feedback. Do you need to work on your values? Great! Now you know! Do you want to work on your brushstrokes? The painting you’re unhappy with is a benchmark for you, and now you know which direction to go! Each “mistake” and “failure” is an opportunity to check in, learn, and grow.

Try letting go of being a perfectionist, and start believing in the power and beauty of making “mistakes”.


“Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from flight.” ― Brené Brown

“Above All, I Must Have Pink Flowers” by Caryl Pomales


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For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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