Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!





801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486






Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.


“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

Painting by Miles laventhall




Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110



Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15



February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!


Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).



Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 




For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Art On Park Announces Multiple Classes For Adults And Youth In April

Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces numerous classes and workshops for youth and adults in addition to original art exhibits.  Marsha Bhagwansingh offers drawing and painting techniques including: learning to use light and create shadows; painting skies and clouds, waves, coastlines and reflections of water.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.





Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33460



APRIL, 2016



Students MUST pre-register in advance 561 507 4527

Ongoing Classes With :





“Peaches” by Marsha Bhagwansingh

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Ongoing Classes in Drawing and Painting:

Bring your projects and materials and paint or draw with guidance. Schedule classes at your convenience and move at your own pace. $15.00 per hour.






Painting by Marsha Bhagwansingh




April 2nd

Light & Shadow Workshop: Creating 3-dimensionality

12:30 pm – 3:30pm $35.00




Drawing by Marsha Bhagwansingh


Learn the fundamentals of transforming your two-dimensional sketches into convincing three-dimensional drawings by applying the laws of light and shadow (the five areas of tone and how they relate to a light source). This is a lesson needed for renderings of any medium and subject.
Medium: Any painting or drawing medium




APBCMarshaBhagwansinghwork in progress

Work in progress by Marsha Bhagwansingh


 April 16th

Painting Skies and Clouds Workshop

Explore techniques in painting skies and clouds with an opaque medium like oil or acrylic. Understand the structure of different types of cloud formations and their characteristics to produce convincing skies in your paintings and learn how to use color to change mood.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic




Mom (or Dad) & Me: Parents & Kids Art & Craft Hour

11:00am – 12:00pm

(Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty or Uncle are welcome)

Parent/Guardian MUST RSVP 561 507 4527

$25.00 per pair – all materials included


A fun creative activity to do together with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew (4-9 years). Take home projects that your child will not only learn from by creating, but be proud to say he or she made.



Sunday, April 3rd This week’s project: A Clay Coil Pot
Sunday, April 10th This week’s project: A Canvas Painting
Sunday, April 17th This week’s project: A Mosaic
Sunday, April 24th This week’s project: Constructing and Decorating a Cube




Tuesdays through May 17th

Improve Your Drawing Workshop

6:00pm – 8: 30pm



“Window View” by Marsha Bhagwansingh


This workshop introduces four methods of improving your sketching skills, teaches the fundamentals of light and shadow to create 3 -dimensionality and demonstrates techniques in applying tone with graphite (pencil). So if you’ve always wanted to learn to draw or better your ability, this 3 hour workshop is for you.
Medium: Graphite



April 27th

Painting Mandalas Workshop

6:00pm – 8:30pm


Mandala by Marsha Bhagwansingh



The word `mandala’ is a Sanskrit word meaning `circle’ or `completion’. The circle is the constant and eternal flow of energy that flows within and without. The mandala is recognized for its representation of wholeness, the cosmos and the universal life force. Join us to learn the basics of mandala making and benefit from not only your finished painting, but from the process of creating a powerful personal expression as individual as you are.
Medium: Oil , Acrylic, Watercolor, Chalk or Colored Pencil




April 22nd

Young at Art Night, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Bring a drink or snack

 $35.00 all materials provided

Come relax and explore with guided instruction for a creative adventure in painting, mandala making, hand-building with clay, pottery, mosaic making etc. Bring an edible or potable treat and take home a work of art made by you.


Schedule your own art party with your friends Monday to Saturday 6:00pm – 9:00pm or Sunday 3:00pm – 6:00pm. 2 people: $40.00 per person, 3-5 people: $35.00 per person, 6-10 people: $30.00 per person.  Must be 21 and over.



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APBC Offers Calligraphy, Mandalas and Jewelry Classes At Art On Park Gallery

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) offers gallery exhibits as well as numerous classes at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.   The Rickie Report shares information about upcoming Jewelry workshops to learn Bead Weaving, Crystal Flower Bracelet, Peyote Stitch with Kelley Allen. Learn different Calligraphy forms from Marsha Bhagwansingh in individual classes suited to your level of experience and interest.  Marsha and Kelley also sell their artistic creations at Art On Park Gallery.  We give you the details and some sneak peeks here.








Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL  33403



Make your own Jewelry!


Bead Weaving:

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.
Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM.

  • Cost is $35 per class per person
  • Includes individual, hands on instruction
  • Includes free kit






Crystal Flowers Bracelet

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow.

  • For beginning jewelry makers.
  • Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.
  • Class is limited to eight students.
  • Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available.


Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.



Coming Soon: Simple Peyote Stitch

Simple Peyote Stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.


About the Instructor:

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort, and on-line at







Italic Calligraphy Classes

Learn Calligraphy from Marsha Bhagwansingh

“Letters- these seemingly commonplace little signs taken for granted by so many, belong to the most momentous products of creative power.”
Gustav Barthel (The Speedball Textbook)


Lessons include:

  • Pen assembly and care
  • Calligraphy terms and zones
  • Understanding the structure of Italic letters
  • Upper and lowercase alphabets
  • Numerals
  • Punctuation
  • Spacing and centering
  • Addressing envelopes (formally and creatively)
  • A written passage
  • Flourishing



Italic, one of the most beautiful styles of broad-edged lettering is most often used for addressing envelopes and invitations and for writing greeting cards and poetry. It has elegant letterforms that slope gently to the right and is considered a formal hand.


  • No prior experience needed
  • Tuition: $22.00 per class
  • Printed material included.
  • Materials needed to be discussed on the first day.

Call Marsha to register: 561 507 4527




“Mandala” by Marsha Bhagwansingh

For More Information about classes and exhibits:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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