Fran Goodman Offers “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” On Zoom On Tuesdays And Thursdays For Learning And Meeting Other Artists From Around The World

Fran Goodman teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract ExpressionismA fractured hand hasn’t stopped her from painting and sharing her unique methods with her students!  Now, everyone can explore the lives of famous abstract expressionists and analyze their paintings from a color/design point of view! Students (who come from different parts of the world) channel what they’ve learned into their own paintings that they create at home, and then bring back each week for group critique. Each class is for an hour and a half in 4-week sessions.  The students say they love the classes not only from what they learn, but from the camaraderie that’s developed among them!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Fran’s and her students’ artwork.

FRAN GOODMAN’S PAINTING CLASS

IS AN EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE

 

 

  • Students explore the lives and painting styles of famous abstract expressionists through various media.

 

  • Students “channel” the artists’ painting styles into their own creations while they paint at home.

 

  • Students gain insight on composition and color values, and building their canvases with unique layering techniques and texturizing tools.

 

  • Students learn to catalog their process as their paintings develop.

 

  • Students showcase their finished paintings every week in a group critique.

 

  • Students have Fran Goodman, member of the National Association of Women Artists as their teacher.

 

  • NO PRIOR DRAWING OR PAINTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

 

  • 4-WEEK CLASSES ARE HELD ON AN ONGOING BASIS ON TUESDAYS (ADVANCED) AND THURSDAYS (BEGINNERS) ON ZOOM FROM 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM

 

  • THE COST WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IS ONLY $40.00 (PLUS SUPPLIES)

 

 

 

Fran Goodman with one of her students at an exhibit

 

Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s. I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

“Snowberries” by Fran Goodman

 

 

As a weekly assignment, the students are to “channel” these artists’ styles into their own paintings which they do at home, using various layering techniques and unique applicators and tools. The following week, the students return to show case their paintings in a group critique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two of Fran Goodman’s artist students when they were in school last year. They are now in her advanced class and are doing amazing work! 

 

 

Fran has been a student in Larry Poons master class at the Art Student League. She abides by his approach that there are no goals in abstract expressionist painting. “One stroke leads to the next.” She encourages her students to watch the movie he is in on HBO called, “The Price of Everything,”

 

“Hawaii” by Fran Goodman

 

She tells us more about her classes, saying “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s.  I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

 

“A1A” by Fran Goodman

Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in New York, Florida, Toronto, and Hollywood, CA.  Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, Art Serve, the National Association of Women Artists, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

 

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Her classes have been featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website. Fran currently runs a virtual class on her craft for the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Boca Raton. She invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons as well.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons. If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Jan Stein Bringing Pets And Art Together, Celebrates Special Paintings, Posh Pet Hotel and Whimsical Pet Sculptures

“Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” is being introduced by West Palm Beach-based (Baby Boomer/CreativeAging) Artistic Consulting Professional Jan Stein. She remains true to her several passions: 100% Visual Art; loving pets, and involving multi-generational professionals.  The Pet Posh Hotel ( PPH), Paint-On-Picture (P-O-P) and “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” come together as we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month (October) and National Cat Day (October 29th).  Within this article, The Rickie Report shares unique art-related and special pet-related gift ideas.

 

 

J A N      S T E I N

E*maginate, L.L.C.

 

 

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Since 1993, October 1-31 has been proclaimed as “National Arts & Humanities Month”.  As productive Baby Boomers, this generation is being increasingly recognized as America’s Creative-Aging (60+yrs.) entrepreneurs. Jan Stein tells The Rickie Report, “Maybe for the first time, to satisfy “freedom of expression,” and/or for financial need-based pre-retirement income, millions of fellow Boomers continue to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their personal lives and business endeavors”.

 

 

 

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“Handsome Jake” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan consulted with a highly imaginative CreativeAging Palm Beach-based Visual Artist and Gallery Owner, Sheila Payne, and an open-minded Pet Industry local businessman, Lincoln Baker to bring the public The “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art”. 

 

 

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“Wiley” P-O-P Anniversary Gift for Kacey and Alec

 

 

 

Jan tells us, “POSH PET HOTELIER (PPH) Lincoln Baker, his wife Stacey and Artist/Gallerist Shelia Payne for “going to the dogs, and for being the cat’s meow,” in a “paws-a-tively” entrepreneurial style. When the Bakers and Payne embraced the suggestion to integrate Visual Arts (making and appreciating) into their business models, we combined our goals with unique Visual Arts products for a timely collaboration that launched a seasonal sales offering that celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, and National Cat Day, upcoming October 29th”.

 

 Who let the dogs in?

 

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 “The Dog Walker” at PPH reception area

 

“A smARTistic Poodle, whose business it is to walk small fiberglass pooches, depicts Sheila’s hyper stylistic pet-specific style. Payne’s whimsical art prompts miles of smiles from PPH’s pet-loving-artsy-appreciating human clients and staff. Payne’s sculpture is a key artistic that augments PPH’s service-based business. The sculpture enhances the reception decor, which also includes a hand-crafted feline tower, designed by Stacey Baker’s dad, which is for sale”.

Posh Pet Hotel:

6710 South Dixie Highway,    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561.225.1559   Fax: 561.828.3750
Email: info@poshpethotel.com

 

 

 

Sheila Payne Gallery

261 South Ocean Blvd.    Manalapan, FL 33462

561.588.9765

 

 

 

 

Bring Some

P – O  – P

Into Your Life!

 

 

As a loving Maltese-mom and PPH client, Jan collaborates with PPH to bring Stein’s one-of-a-kind giclee (digital photo, transfer on canvas) artist-quality print product that is known as “Paint-on-Picture/P-O-P.” Jan takes clients’ digital images and transforms a plain printed picture into a canvas print that POPS with paint. PPH is currently displaying a framed P-O-P sample that represents the meticulous work of a Graphic Art-Print Master, a Fine Art painter and framing professionals.  

 

 

 

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Close-up of P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan Stein offers personalized service to make sure that your photos receive the proper care necessary to make them family heirlooms.  Jan shares, “I feel strongly about artistic integrity and quality materials. My artist team makes your plain picture POP!… this is the difference…it is not plain, not banal, not boring”.

 

 

 

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Family Photos P-O-P!

 

 

How Does It Work?

 

 

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1. Clients send me their high resolution digital files  emaginate@gmail.com their (any subject…wedding, kids, pets; nature/travel; memorial, etc). If you have a hard copy, traditional photo,  it will be scanned scanned and digitized

 
2. Our print master reviews your file(s) in order to qualify clarity, contrast and color saturation.

 3. Once qualified as a clear image, if there are color corrections needed, backgrounds modified, stuff removed, or if hairs flying that you want removed, etc., our print master and I will consult with you before moving forward. 

 4. Our print master uses professional EPSON equipment with liquid ink to print your image on a poly-cotton quality art canvas.
 5. After it has dried, your giclee is sent to one of our professional artists.

6. This is where the magic happens….the canvas is stretched by hand, over wooden stretcher bars that are built by hand…using art brushes and acrylic paints, our Visual Art professional hand paints accents on the canvas surface.  This artist will add accents/highlights, but does not alter faces, or the main picture. Additions of embellishments and texture remain true to YOUR picture.

 7. 16″ x 20″ (horizontal/or vertical) is $600.00 plus tax plus Fed Ex cardboard art container and shipping/insurance. (Cost to ship is based on zip codes within Florida are approximately $40-60).

 8. Turn around time (considering printing, mailing, painting, clear coat drying, framing, shipping is 2-3 weeks, during holiday season).  Larger dimensions are available and options such as having the artist paint accents or only having clear coat are possible and will priced accordingly.

9. We use Golden brand Acrylic paints, which don’t fade, crack, peal or yellow and a Protective Clear Coat, which is applied by hand.  This helps with UV exposure, but we suggest you do not keep any artwork in sun light.  Gloss or semi-gloss are options.  Frame: Basic white or black wood with a decorative thin silver outline. 

10. Your artwork is installation ready: easy to hang, with “d” rings and coated wire. You’ll need a 15 lb hook.

 

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“Gigi” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.janstein.com

or contact Jan Stein   E*maginate, L.L.C.

Creativity Consulting/Cultural MEDIA Advocacy & Founder (501 C 3) Creative Legacy Archives

Tel 813 928 5223

 

 

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