Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Cynthia Zmetronak as New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels; Adds Tuesday Night Session

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Cynthia Zmetronak as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the fall session begins on October 16th. Potters can register at any time with fees prorated. Learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  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. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 16th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

 

 

 

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Students are free to stay and practice after class, Monday –Wednesday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

Mondays (Oct. 16 – Dec. 18)
Tuesdays (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Tuesday evenings (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Wednesdays (Oct. 18 – Dec. 20)

Fall sessions: cost for the 10-week session is $350. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

Announcing Cynthia Zmetronak’s appointment, Sandler Center Director (and potter) Susana Flaum notes, “We are pleased Cynthia is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor. An accomplished potter and teacher, Cynthia will help new students build a strong foundation and encourage returning potters to grow and try new techniques.”

 

Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Passionate about clay, she is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair New Jersey BA; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at Florida Atlantic University. She continued her education at Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cynthia has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone and Matt Repsher.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

She participated in the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont and completed the 8-week spring 2017 concentration at Penland in Glass Casting, Blowing and Fusing with instructor Dean Allison. In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

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. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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Center For Creative Education Presents Teaching Artistry Workshop By Susan Thomasson Of The Lincoln Center Education

The Center for Creative Education presents a “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson, of the Lincoln Center Education, NY on Monday, May 2nd in the evening. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up – and share this with another teacher!

 

 

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425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

“Teaching Artistry Workshop”

by Susan Thomasson,

Of the Lincoln Center Education, NY

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

5:30  to  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

About the Workshop:

What is a teaching artist? Where and with whom do they work? What are the skills, processes, and perspectives teaching artists bring from their art forms to a broader public? Since the term “teaching artist” was first used at Lincoln Center Institute in the 1970’s, teaching artists have been working in varied settings around the world, and teaching artistry has emerged as a profession with an international community of practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will illuminate the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identify the various contexts in which they work. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry could be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop Leader:

 

 

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

 

 

 

 

She was among a group of artists who pioneered aesthetic education at Lincoln Center Institute (now Lincoln Center Education), and has been involved in the development of many of the Institute’s national affiliates as a performer, teaching artist, and consultant. She has been a faculty member of Brooklyn College, the Rutgers University system, Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Northern Iowa and Brooklyn’s Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to Lincoln Center and many independent teaching residencies, she is a teaching artist and master teacher for the 92nd St. Y, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, the NY and NJ State Councils on the Arts and Theater Development Fund. Susan has served as a mentor for Arts Achieve, a Federal arts innovation research project for the NYC DOE, and mentors Lincoln Center Scholars at Hunter College. Currently, she is also education director for Mark DeGarmo Dance. Susan is a faculty member of the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College and the Hunter College graduate program in dance education (Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s choreography ranges from work incorporating live percussion to literature-based dance/theatre pieces, to work blending movement with poetry and text. She received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 2011/12. Her work has been presented at DanceNow, NY’s 40Up Series, Dance Theater Workshop, the 92 Street Y’s Harkness Dance Series, the American Dance Guild, the Barishnikov Arts Center, NY International Fringe Festival, Flea Theater, New York’s Riverside Dance Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Hopkins Theatre at Dartmouth College, and Iowa’s Cedar Arts Forum. Recent projects include a commission from the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for an evening-length dance/theatre/music work, dances inspired by her grandmother’s baking, hand gestures, and comic work based in the struggles of modern life – traveling, getting lost, power, language.

 

 

 

 

 

She was a contributing writer to a biography of Ms. Sokolow, which won the 1992 Torre del Bueno literature prize. A frequent master teacher and panelist, she writes arts and arts education materials for Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and music publisher Silver Burdett. In 2006, Susan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Teaching Artists and the New York State Council on the Arts and a Governor’s Award in the Arts from the state of New Jersey.

 

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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David McEwen Offering Classes, Workshops and Demos

Delightful David McEwen is back in town!  He is offering a number of classes, workshops and demos while he and Sally are in Florida for a few months.  David’s teaching style is infectious – humor, wit and artistic technique all in one!  Sign up now because David’s classes are quite popular! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

David McEwen

 

 

 
Sally and David McEwen

Sally and David McEwen

 

Classes for All Levels at the home of Jean Hutchinson, 811 NW3rd Ave, Delray Beach
 
Thursday 23rd January 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 5th February 10am – 1pm
Friday 7th February 10am – 1pm
Thursday 20th Febuary 10am- 1pm
 
Phone Jean on 561-278-4479 to book your place
"Dry Dock"

“Dry Dock”

FREE demonstration workshop in drawing methods
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach – Friday 24th January 2pm – 5pm
810 Park Ave, Lake Park  
Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place 
"January Expedition"

“January Expedition”

FREE demonstration in Watercolor Pencils
Hand’s Office and Art Supply    Saturday, January 25th  
325 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL
561-276-4194   or  www.HandsDelray.com
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Workshop on drawing “From 1st Sketch to Finished Work”
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach –  810 Park Ave, Lake Park  

Saturday 1st February and Saturday 22nd February – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place

 

 

 

"Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows" by David McEwen

Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows” by David McEwen

 

When David and Sally moved to Southern France, they  set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida. His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”. 

 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally McEwen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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