Betty Wilson’s Little Studio That Could…And Does Make Great Art! The Craft Gallery Offers Classes, Workshops, Studio Space, Party Rentals

In a city full of polished galleries filled with magnificent art, there is a little local working art studio and gallery in West Palm Beach that knocks it out of the park! The Craft Gallery, owned by prominent West Palm Beach artist Betty Wilson, is a jewel tucked away in a small slice of Dixie Highway. Betty’s gallery and studio offers artists the perfect place to hone their craft, display their creations and share their knowledge. Art lovers can experience making art or just browsing for thoughtful and thought-provoking works of art by local artists. As current President of The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Betty’s gallery includes works of art from many League members. Plus, her own creativity can be seen in her artwork on display – ceramics, fused glass creations and encaustic wax pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday

10 am – 2 pm

 or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Wilson relishes having other artists share their expertise by teaching classes in her studio. Guests come from far and wide to experience the fun and friendly atmosphere at the classes. Taught by local and visiting artists, there are group and one-on-one classes in a multitude of specialties, such as pottery (wheel and hand building), fused glass, encaustic wax, jewelry metalsmithing, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. She even lets you create your own classGirls Night Out, Paint Your Own Pottery – you name it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are considering displaying your artwork in a gallery, The Craft Gallery is a great place to be. Works from a variety of local artisans are scattered on shelves throughout the studio and there is a tremendous variety of mediums on display. Betty is regularly showcasing new and seasoned artists at exhibitions and receptions held throughout the year, all open to the public. She also promotes the artists on social media, the gallery website, in a monthly e-newsletter and via local media outlets.

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery also offers studio space for rent. Artists can rent by the hour, day, week or up to a year. There are membership opportunities with many perks for those needing space and materials on an ongoing basis. They also offer many supplies for sale, such as clay, molds for both clay and glass, glazes, clay supplies, etc. Since this is a working studio, artists can experience the pleasure of bouncing creative ideas off of some of the most prolific artists in Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

Tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream building, The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Check their website and Facebook page TheCraftGallery.net – for information about the latest classes and events. The gallery is open from 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment. If you “think you can”, stop by the gallery to see Betty and all her creativity in action at this little slice of art heaven in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Holiday Gifts From Local Artists At West Palm Beach Gallery & Studio. Shop The Craft Gallery, Sign Up For Classes And Enjoy A Discount Available To Rickie Report Readers!

Wouldn’t you just love to give a gift that makes a lasting impression? Handcrafted specialties always have extra meaning because they are made by an artisan who loves their craft. At The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, you’ll find a small (but mighty) working art studio. There is a petite gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from a variety of local artists. You’ll see one-of-a-kind works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There is something in every price range and your selection is sure to become a cherished keepsake. A variety of classes begin in December and our readers are being offered a special discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Gift certificates for a class, art supplies or gallery gifts to one of your favorite creative peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

 

Holiday Gifts from Local Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take advantage of several SPECIALS

Available through December 24!

 

 

 

SPECIAL #1:

Receive 10% off of your purchase if you just mention this article.

SPECIAL #2:

Prepay $120 for any two classes (multi-day workshops not included) and you have up to one year to choose any two classes you wish to attend. This is an average savings of $10-20 per class!

SPECIAL #3:

Receive $5 off for you and a friend when you register for a class. Applies to any class, but you both must attend the same class (multi-day workshops not included).

 

 

 

CLASSES   AND   WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Ornaments & Animals:

Monday, December 2 (10 am to 12 pm), $75

Ceramic Snowflakes:

Friday, December 6 (10 am to 12 pm) & Friday, December 13 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)  $75 

Polymer Clay Jewelry:

Saturday, December 7 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $70

Mixed Media Collage:

Thursday, December 17 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $55

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Making Art At Betty Wilson’s Local Working Studio. The Craft Gallery Offers Classes, Parties, Space And Equipment Rentals

Did you know about a small, but mighty working art studio in West Palm Beach that’s open to the public for classes, parties, space and equipment rental? The Craft Gallery is owned by Betty Wilson. You can experience the pleasure of bouncing creative ideas off of some of the most prolific artists in Palm Beach County and beyond. Betty offers classes taught by local artists, multi-day workshops from visiting masters, party classes (such as Paint Your Own Pottery or Girls Day Out) and one-on-one classes in a multitude of specialties. Classes include pottery (wheel and hand building , fused glass, encaustic wax, jewelry metalsmithing, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There are classes for kids, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry

Enameling

Silver clay

Polymer Clay

Encaustic

 

 

 

 

Making    Art   at   a   Local    Working    Studio

The Craft Gallery also offers studio space for rent. Artists can rent by the hour, day, week or up to a year. There are membership opportunities with many perks for those needing space and materials on an ongoing basis.

 

 

 

 

They also offer many supplies for sale, such as clay, molds for both clay and glass, glazes, clay supplies, etc. Plus, there is a small gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from many local artists.

 

 

 

Events and exhibitions featuring a variety of artists are held throughout the year and are open to the public.

 

 

 

 

Betty, current President of The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, is a whirling dervish of activity and brings creatives together in her charming space tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  Enjoy her garden of serenity as you take a break in creating.  You won’t be here long, we can guarantee, because you’ll want to get back to the studio to continue generating your ideas into reality!

 

 

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New Classes At Armory Art Center Make Summer Learning Fun!

The Armory Art Center announces summer classes for youth and adults beginning June 19th. Choose from Live Model Studios, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and some highlights of what you can create!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

Artwork by Anthony Burks

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalogue:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

Three hours—evenings or Saturdays

Have a private ceramics painting party for any occasion with friends or colleagues. Paint ceramic tabletop accessories like pitchers, bowls, and plates. These items make perfect, functional gifts!  Work in our state-of-the-art ceramic studios with instruction from our experienced faculty. Book a three-hour party for an evening or Saturday. Our happy hour package is available upon request. Minimum of six students.  Please reserve your group at the registrar or call (561) 832-1776.

 

CUFF BRACELETS

ADRIANA FICARELLI

 

In this one-day workshop students will have fun creating copper cuff bracelets by using beautiful textures and folding techniques. Demonstrations will include folding metal, the application of various textures using the rolling mill, surface finishes, and use of the torch. No experience is necessary

 

COUPLES RING MAKING PARTY!

ALICIA JANE BOSWELL

Enjoy your evening learning how to size, solder, texturize, and nish silver rings for each other! Everyone will learn the basics of how to use the torch to heat things up. No experience is necessary and all materials are included. Please wear closed toe shoes.

 

PHOTO IMAGE TRANSFER ON GLASS

MARK WALNOCK

 

Turn your own 2D art or personal photographs into permanent displays. Using a laser printer, students will copy and crop an image to the desired piece of glass during the first session of the class. The following week the paper backing will be removed and color additives will be discussed. A final kiln firing will complete the process. Come to class with a collection of photos or drawings (12”x 8” max. size) to discuss which would work best for the process. Completed pieces can be picked up three days after the final class.

 

DRAWING FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS

ANTHONY BURKS

 

This class focuses on the basics of drawing lines, shapes, shades, perspectives and proportions.  students will use materials such as charcoal, pen, and pencils while learning each medium’s unique qualities to make 2D shapes appear 3D. This class is the foundation for all other visual art media because, as Michael Las Casas says, “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings.”

 

WORKSHOP:

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART!

BARRY SCHEIN

 

 

 

Students will learn the basic techniques for creating high quality photographs of artwork for exhibitions, personal portfolios, school, and much more. Students will learn camera settings, controlling lighting, and creating a set-up to photograph 2D, 3D, and small objects.

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Armory Art Center Announces Session 5 Classes Beginning April 24th For All Levels And Varied Media

The Armory Art Center announces the classes for youth and adults beginning April 24th and beyond.  Choose from Live Model Studios, Art Salons, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

Classes are subject to change. Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration: 24/7   http://www.armoryart.org/registration

SESSION SCHEDULE

Session 5: April 24 – June 17, 2017

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

Session 1: August 21 – October 28, 2017

Session 2: October 30 – December 23, 2017

Session 3: January 8 – March 3, 2018

Session 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Session 5: April 30 – June 23, 2018

Session 6: June 25 – August 18, 2018

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Image by Anthony Burks

ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

MISSION

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art.

VISION

The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches.

ABOUT US

The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986