Ursula Fernandez Is Featured Artist At Perrine Community House At Palmetto Bay. Meet The Artist At The Opening Reception November 16

Meet Featured Artist, Ursula Fernandez at the Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay on Saturday, November 16. The public is welcome to this exhibit, “The Story of Many”, showing Ursula’s vast body of work. Her art reflects her tropical roots with an influence by the art form she herself studied for many years, ballet. While she is best known for her portrait paintings in oil, she also works with acrylic, charcoal and ink. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this gracious and talented artist!

 

 

 

 

U R S U L A       F E R N A N D E Z

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT:

 

“THE   STORY   OF   MANY”

Opening Reception

Saturday November 16

6:30- 8:30 PM

Palmetto Bay

900 Perrine Ave

Palmetto Bay, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Ursula Fernandez shares these words from her heart about this exhibit, “My tribute and sincere gratitude goes out to my family, mentor, friend artists, teachers, designers and buyers, all those that have revolved in my world of art, whom have been a source of energy for my creations. When at work, I dive into a world of my own, where I find peace, contentment and great satisfaction”.

 

She goes on to say, “My love working with oils has been because I can express an infinite variety of mixed emotions and beauty. Every time I have picked up a brush I have learned something new and have expanded my artistic horizons. The time has come to retire from my professional life as an artist, I will not put the brush down entirely, I will be always open to sit and give to art lovers, that which I have learned in my years practicing art. I will always be happy to hear from you, if you need help, maybe advise, and why not a special order or just to say hello, Let me share with you this one of my favorite quote from unknown source: ‘Art is a fascinating and amazing vehicle of self-expression. It is a rewarding journey of learning and discovery. Art is an adventure motivated by the heart, with an understanding of the process developed through practice’”.

 


Ursula Fernandez at her easel

 

 

Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter, was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells The Rickie Report, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.

 

 

Artist, Ursula Fernandez

 

 

For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart. By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.

 

 

“Two Ballet Dancers” by Ursula Fernandez

 

Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.

 

 

“The Street Vendor” by Ursula E. Fernandez

Ursula tells us, “The subject caught my attention, a street vendor in one of the Caribbean Islands, I kept the photo to create my painting.  I was drawn to her facial expression, I knew then it would be a challenge to capture her spirit, her pleasant smile regardless that she is selling bananas under the hot sun.  Her eyes are covered by the shade of her straw hat, her rouged hands holding the wooden box.  I created a background showing the hustle and bustle of the market place.  The Street Vendor became the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.

 

 

One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.

 

“The Nap” by Ursula Fernandez

 

 

While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.  She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 

 

 

Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”

 

“Roses in a Wooden Vase” by Ursula Fernandez

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a Signature Member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  

 

 

 

To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit:

   www.ursulafernandez.com 

0r call  561-301-6848.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New School For The Visual Arts Announces Exhibits, Classes, Workshops, Special Events For March And April

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present programs that will stimulate the artist in all of us.  Their special events, classes, lectures, and workshops bring nationally award winning artists as well as international experts to our area. From learning to write your life story or fiction to the art of self-care, there is something for everyone!  View the WOW: Women of Watercolor’s Exhibit or meet photographer, Rhea Lewis of the Warrior Goddess Movements/A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS,  LECTURES,

EXHIBITIONS :

 March  and April, 2019

 

 

Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

 

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

Call now   (561) 295-5712

 

No registration fees * No membership fees* Prorating available

 

 

 

 

E   X   H   I   B   I   T   I   O   N   S:

 

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION: 

March 8, 2019

6  – 8 pm

 

 

With

SUE ARCHER

Exhibit Runs March 4 – 29, 2019

 

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PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

 

 

 

Plein Air Painting by George Van Hook

OPENING  RECEPTION:

March 8, 2019

6 – 8 pm

PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

Jim McVicker  

Spencer Meagher

George Van Hook

Shelby Keefe

Olena Babek

Malcolm Ludvitsen

James Richards

Katie Dobson

Greg Summers

Charlie Hunter

Sue Archer

Shawn Escott

and more!!!

Exhibit runs March 4 – March 29, 2019

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

April 5, 2019

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

RHEA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Warrior Goddess Movement: 

A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors

Exhibit runs April 1 – 30, 2019

Benefits:


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
and
LIGHTHOUSE DRAGONS SOS

The purpose of Rhea’s charity project is being able to help breast cancer survivors see their beauty in a new way, to get comfortable in their own skin, and to redefine and re-connect who they are as woman after their diagnosis. It’s not about showing their scars and the ugly side of cancer, but about forgetting their scars, celebrating their beauty as women no matter what their new body looks like.  The imagery is truly a representation of the beautiful inner light that all women share and it reminds them that the scars don’t define them.

 

 

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

The American Cancer Society has a presence in more than 3,400 communities across the country and is the only organization available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek to help people touched by cancer. Breast cancer is the number one reason people call the Society. When you support Making Strides, you are helping the Society seek better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, as well as provide help and hope to people facing the disease.

Lighthouse Dragons SOS:

Lighthouse Dragons is a dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors and their supporters. We promote a healthy and life affirming activity through the sport of dragon boating. Each of us is a powerful example that one can lead a full and active life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

 

Rhea Lewis is a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, and is an internationally award winning photographer.  In 2018 and 2017 Rhea Lewis was named TOP 10 Photographer in the state of Florida and earned her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence from Florida Professional Photographers.  She has been in business as a professional photographer for 14 years and owns and operates a highly successful boutique studio in Jupiter, FL.  She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board of the Florida Professional Photographers Association.  She has been a leader and a pioneer in the boudoir photography market and strongly believes in empowering women through boudoir photography. She has dedicated her studio to women’s portraiture over the past 5 years and since 2017 has been working with breast cancer survivors on a charity project.  She has donated over 30 sessions and over $25,000 to help these women feel and look beautiful as they progress on their journey of diagnosis and survival.   She has had her own scare with cancer and her mother and my aunt are survivors. She has photographed women at various stages in their diagnosis from those just diagnosed to 10-year survivors.

 

 

 

 

W  O  R  K  S  H  O  P  S: 

 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Writing the memoir, short story and fiction.

 

 

 

RAFAEL LIMA 

Are you one of those people who have thought, “I’d like to write a book someday, but I don’t know where to start”?   This workshop is for you!

 

March 9 – 10, 2019    $300

Day One: 10:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Day Two: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To see more about Rafael’s experience go to http://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

Palette Knife Workshop (Oil/Acrylic)

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES

March 14-15   $300

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Watercolor Workshop

 

 

 

SPENCER MEAGHER

You won’t want to miss nationally recognized and award winning watercolorist…

March 16 & 17, 2019
10am – 4pm with lunch break
Fee: $300 two day $150 one day

Learn more about Spencer’s work visit his website: http://spencermeagher.com

Call now to register and reserve your spot for this two-day workshop.
(561) 295-5712     www.thenewstudiova.net

 

Drawing With Your IPad

 

 

 

JEFFREY WIENER

March 23, 2019  $150.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class session: 9:00 am – Noon
This workshop will include a slide Presentation: discussing color transitions at night, process and tips. Followed by 2 hours of individual painting time with on site critiques.

Drawing and Painting with the iPad: Procreate Basics

Instructor reviews the basic functions for drawing with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic pencils, charcoal, pastels and conte crayons.

Also learn the basic functions for painting with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic oil paints, watercolors, pastels, airbrush, and other color applications.

Class Session: 1:00 – 3:00
Life drawing with the iPad: Capturing the Figure, Landscape, Cityscapes and Still Life

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to capture the live model. Students will create gestural, figurative drawings during short and medium length poses. Students will learn how to create a refined, polished drawing from one of their workshop sketches.

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to teach how to capture landscapes in Plein Air. Students will learn how to create cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes.

 

 

Watercolor:  Flowers and Landscapes

 

 

Janet Rogers

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist. 

3 Day Workshop: March 28, 29 & 30, 2019  $475.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Watercolor : The Head and Figure

 

 

 

 

JANET ROGERS

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist.

3 Day Workshop  April 4, 5 and 6, 2019  $475.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Still Life Painting 

 

 

 

ELIO CAMACHO

3 Day Workshop: April 1,2 and 3, 2019   $375

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.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

 

 

 

 

 

Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Deborah Elaine, Announces Current And Future Exhibits For 2018/2019

Award winning artist Deborah Elaine uses watercolors in varied ways to bring out the soul of her subject to the viewer. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Osceola Street Cafe in Downtown Stuart until January 27, 2019.   She will be involved with the Core Concepts 4th Annual Give Back party in Jupiter on December 15.  Art lovers can also visit Deborah’s studio and see her artistry at the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour, January 20 and 21, 2019.  In addition, she will participate in the Treasure Coast Wildlife Fine Arts & Wine Event on February 2, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Deborah’s commissions, murals, painted pours, and portraits are filled with color and nuance.

 

 

 

D E B O R A H      E L A I N E

 

W A T E R C O L O R     A R T I S T

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Elaine With her Artwork

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G        E V E N T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb tells The Rickie Report, ” I enjoy the expressiveness of the abstract and surreal nature of watercolor pouring”.  It is a unique style she developed when she was introduced to one of her mentors, Johnny Johnson. Her works are created allowing the medium to flow and become itself by utilizing the pouring technique. The painting starts out abstract in design and becomes surreal in nature by developing subject matter that is created with her imagination and her references. The method Deb uses to create her compositions is similar to laying in the plush green grass gazing into the clouds seeing the ever changing shapes that appear. Each painting is an expression and passion of hers.

 

 

 

“Parrothead Pierre” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

She says, ” I am innately attracted to the discovery of nature, wildlife, color, and design. And I’m at peace when creating in natural settings. For I feel close to the Creator—as if His hand guides mine.  I create and share with the hope that the joy I experience is vicariously shared by others. Or at least, makes them ponder.  There are many divine mysteries in this life. And through the paths we travel, He shows us the way and the hidden and beautiful things of this world”.

 

 

 

Dog Portrait Commission by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

Deb began her watercolor career in 2003 after studying under Johnny Johnson, Gary Duquette, Joe Miller (Cheap Joe’s), and Linda Griffin. Originally part of the Fredericksburg Art Scene in Virginia for a decade, her first studio in Libertytown Artist Workshop was located at Liberty Street. She now has a home studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Horse Love” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

Deb donates a portion of her sales to charitable organizations involved with Hurricane Irma clean-up and preserving our waters and coral reefs in Florida.   She points out, “Coral reefs and rain forests absorb a majority of the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. Without them we are killing ourselves”.

 

 

Porsche” by Deborah Elaine

Do you have a special person, place, pet you would like to capture in a commissioned painting? Deb loves commissions!  She discusses format, medium, technique, and colors before getting started.  She shows her clients some of the different styles that she paints in. “From the initial meeting, brain storming, sketches, and watercolor samples we meet again and finalize the ideas before going forward.  We will decide on a size, style, colors, matting, & framing for each piece of work. Communication is KEY in creating a very special commission for someone. The more I know, the more accurate I can be with your final artwork. I delight in creating a successful piece to add to your collection or the creation of a gift for someone special in your life”, she tells us.

 

 

 

Deb’s mission:

• To Influence others through the creativity and subject of my work
• To bring joy, laughter and happiness to others
• To reflect God’s beauty or a feeling of expression that touches and moves others • To give a peace and hope to finding your own path in life
• To give back what HE has given me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, events, classes, or commissions:

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art Offers Workshops and Select Friday Classes

You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life!” The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you the opportunity to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their workshops and Select Fridays classes. These workshops are for every level of artist, from beginner to professional and for anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up now and bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art

Workshops and Select Fridays

 

 

 

 

In the month of November you can try your hand at plein air painting at night, paint animals, learn dyeing techniques with indigo, make a fabulous piece of fused glass, loosen up your pastel technique or, for the traveler, how to capture the beauty of your travels in watercolor. Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one- or two-day workshops.

 

 

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays. These one evening sessions are fun and informative. Enjoy painting, glass, jewelry and making starfish dishes in November! Get MORE INFORMATION or  SIGN UP for any of the workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 478-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

Workshops:

 

Watercolor for the Artist-Traveler

 

 

Watercolor by Fernando Porras

 

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School and on location;

Member $300; Nonmember $350

Learn how to create beautiful watercolor washes over watercolor pencils to capture those colorful details of your travel. Experiment with techniques to create lifelike wood, old rusted metal, and stone textures, so you can master painting those old doors and windows full of flowers from your favorite travel destination. This workshop will emphasize the combination of watercolor pencils with regular watercolors. All levels welcome, with a working knowledge of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

Paint A Nocturne En Plein Air

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm; Studio A: School; Friday, Nov., 9; 6-9:30pm; On location TBD; Member $175; Nonmember $200

From Caravaggio to Hopper, painting the night is a centuries-old tradition. Follow in these footsteps by exploring techniques to capture light and darkness alla prima in this 2-day workshop. The first night we will cozy up in the studio to go over the essentials of nocturne painting while enjoying some vino and nibbles. The second night we’ll be ready to venture out into the dark to implement the new knowledge. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Intermediate to Advanced.

 

 

Painting Birds

 

Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Instructor: Karen Leffel-Massengill

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11; 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $300; Nonmember $350

This is not your average bird on a perch workshop. Bring your own photos of your choice of bird, or use photos from the instructor. Composition, values, color and edges will be emphasized. Most students will be able to complete a painting in the 2-day workshop. Intermediate to Advanced.

Congratulations to Karen for winning the August-September Plein Air Salon Art Competition for the Animal and Bird category. PleinAir Magazine conducts the annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition. The competition is in the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, with six bi-monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. 

 

 

 

 

Fabrics – Dyeing with Indigo

 

Hand Dyed Fabric by Suzanne Connors

 

Instructor: Suzanne Connors

Saturday, Nov. 17; 2018; 9am- 4pm; Studio A; School; Member $150; Nonmember $175

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. Students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples. Supplies included. Beginner and Intermediate.

 

Loosening Up With Pastels

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

Instructor: Lynn Morgan

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

Learn to work in a looser, more abstract style with pastels and to love your “happy accidents.” In this class we will create several small pastel works with a limit on the amount of time you have to do them. You will have specific exercises to complete with a focus on color studies and color schemes in landscape and still life compositions. All levels welcome.

 

 

Fused Glass

 

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 10am-1pm; Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction on various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual, gallery-quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

 

 

Dog Portrait Painting

 

Portraits by Hope Reis

 

 

Instructor: Hope Reis

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School;

Member $300; Non-member $350

Would you love to have a permanent record of Man’s Best Friend? This 2-day workshop will use photo reference, combined with knowledge of shape, edges, and values to create a finished painting of your or anyone’s dog. Learn about how to express volume and light/shadow, as well as techniques to express fur and hair. Using shape and color and edge work, we will endeavor to capture the essence of your furry friend. All levels welcome, experience is beneficial.

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays:

 

 

No matter what your level of artful expertise is, our Select Fridays are for you! Always wanted to explore different art mediums or try your hand at a creative endeavor without the commitment of an 8 week class? It’s fun at the Select Fridays events…you can join your friends and have a great time exploring different art mediums and walk away with a wonderful piece of art that you did yourself!

 

 

Glass Fusion

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

November 2    6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Gallery Master Studio   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun, creative journey. You will learn all about fusing glass into dishes, jewelry, vases and ornaments. You will create a 5” x 5” piece of art, with instruction, in a casual relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary.

 

 

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

Acrylic Pour by Jim Rigg

 

Instructor: Jim Rigg

November 2   6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Studio A at the School of Art   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to flow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and order please.

 

 

Starfish Dishes

Star Fish Dish by Jeni May

 

 

 

Instructor: Jeni May

November 16   6 – 8 p.m.   Location: Ceramics Studio at the School of Art

$40 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Students will make their own nesting starfish dishes (3 in total). You will first focus on construction techniques and learn how to use the slab roller, followed by decorative techniques using piping bags, letter stamps and craft foam. All clay and tools will be provided. Instructor: Jeni May

 

 

Wine and Paint Night

 

Instructor: Randall Scott

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Studio A at the School of Art

$40 per person, art supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring a friend and your favorite beverage and enjoy a night of creating and learning painting techniques from professional artist Randall Scott. Paint an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only.

 

 

 

 

Fun Friday Rings

Instructor: Maria Tritico

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Gallery Master Studio

$50 per person, supplies included by the ArtCenter

Enjoy your evening learning how to size, solder, texture and finish silver rings for yourself or your significant other. Everyone will leave with a finished ring and a basic understanding on how to use the torch and hammers for texture.

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.

 

For more information or to sign up for any of the workshops or Select Fridays:

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

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 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

PGA/Verano Announces More Artists For November 4th “Festival Of Arts” Including Internationally & Nationally Acclaimed Painters

Club Talavera’s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 Polymer necklace by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

 

 


Gift Box by Maryann Baskoff

 

 

 

Painting by Karla Smith

 

 

P A R T I C I P A T I N G   A R T I S T S

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskoff – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Mirtha Diaz – Handmade Jewelry

Amarilis Veliz Diepa  – Original Art

Margo Diieso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Lorrie Goss – Handmade Fountains and Water Features

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind Stone and Gem Necklaces

Aurea Migenis  – Original Artwork

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Nadia Picinich – One of A Kind Mixed Media Art

Sue Ann Mosely Seleeby – Original Oil Paintings

Karla Smith – Original Paintings of Animals, Nature

Laura Tarquinio  – Original Acrylic Paintings

 

Handmade Wallets/Clutches by Margo Diieso

 

Original Art by Amarilis Veliz Diepa

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. At 12, she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. For the next 6 years Molly and her family traveled the US to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18,  Since then, her family and friends raised funds to build her dream house.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

PGA/Verano and Club Talavera  by Kolter homes:

 

 

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Old School Square Announces Workshops For Serious Artists At Creative Arts School

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces Fall Workshops for serious artists.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2016/Winter 2017, including new art, photography and videography classes for all levels. Also new this year is “Canvas & Cocktails”, a fun way to create art and socialize on the last Thursday evening of each month. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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51 N.Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444

Http://OldSchoolSquare.org

561.243.7922

 

 

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Along with the new classes are several exciting Fall Workshops geared to the more serious artist.

 

BUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH
with visiting artist, Brenda Zappitell
October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $800

 

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Free your abstraction in an unconventional space! This four-day acrylic workshop offers a premiere opportunity to create an abstract series using our 1925 Fieldhouse (a vintage gym) as your studio! This amazing, inspiring space is perfect for creating work in as large a format as you want, with hands-on intensive assistance. Participants create their own abstract series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day. We will use acrylic paint and “loosening up” exercises to liberate intuitive creativity. Discussion of color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process” will also be provided. There will be daily meditation and demonstrations in the workshops.

 

 

 

UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: AN INTENSIVE DREAM WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS
with resident artist, Dr. Neal Wiseman
Third Saturday each month, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fee: $165

 

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The objective of this six-hour workshop (for all levels) is to learn to turn stress and stagnation into creative excitement and productivity. Our tools are intensive dream work, awareness training, group encounter and psychodrama. Students rediscover feelings of inspiration, energy, and persistence. They learn to feel better about their work and about themselves; they learn to think better and focus more clearly; and they learn to develop the self-discipline they need to help them meet their professional goals.

 

 

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PAINT YOUR POOCH: PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
with resident artist, Nancy Spielman
November 12 & 13, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $315

 

This two-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) will be about capturing the expressive quality that you find in your four-legged furry friend. Participants will have the opportunity to work from prints of digital photos they have taken of their pet. Nancy Spielman will guide students in the process of painting (and editing) from photos while keeping the paint application fresh and the color rich and bright.

 

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
With resident artist, Ralph Papa
December 8, 2016 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Fee: $90

 

This half-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) is ideal for improving your ability in sketching and painting outdoors “en plein air”. Included are instructor demonstrations with tips on tools and materials, scene selection, setup, composition, perspective and color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Participants will meet at the Creative Arts School and set up on the grounds of Old School Square. Artists can work in the medium of their choice.

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478.

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. Call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s Cats Will Tickle Your Fancy At Spanish River Library & Community Center Exhibit

Award winning artist Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt has many talents and a great sense of humor! Music  and art are her passions as well as….. cats! Her charming portraits of cats playing MahJongg or eyeing a fish bowl will surely bring a smile to your face.  The public is invited to see her exhibition at the Friends Art Gallery located in the Spanish River Library & Community Center in Boca Raton starting Sunday, June 26 through August 13th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  This exhibit is Free and Open to the public.  

 

 

Friends Art Gallery

Spanish River Library & Community Center

Featuring:  Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

June 26 – August 13, 2016

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt,  “Ladybugs and Cat”

 

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1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.393.7852

Free Exhibit

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Meow-Jong” by Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Until about 10 years ago I was painting mostly landscapes and animals. Although I enjoyed the subject matter I needed a niche that would set my work apart. I asked myself what is it that I love to paint and never tire of. The answer was “cats”. I find them truly mesmerizing, magical creatures. I never have far to look for inspiration. Ideas come to me as I watch my own cats and just let my imagination loose as I am continually charmed by them”.

 

 

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Karen “Zuk”Rosenblatt, “Siam I Am”

 

 

Karen Rosenblatt, a former pianist and teacher, transitioned to art after a strained finger forced her from the concert stage. “I can say that the creative spark finds a way to go on… Just let it burn”. Her father, a commercial artist/illustrator, passed on and left her his supplies. She took his signature (“Zuk”) a shortened version of the family name (“Zukoff”) and began her journey.

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Mouse House”

 

 

After studying various mediums she entered her first art show and won First Place in Oils. A new career was born! She also studied Advertising Art and Design at SUNY and began doing pen & ink renderings for real estate ads, magazine illustrations and pet portraits.

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Catotonic”

 

 

 

 

Karen has had one-woman shows, exhibits in galleries, museums, outdoor shows and online venues. She has won awards in watercolors, oils, pastels and photography and her work is in collections worldwide.  Memberships include The Delray Art League and The Artist’s Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Signature Member and past Executive BOD).

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Mirror Mirror On The Wall”

 

 

 

 

 

Although most of her work is realistic she enjoys adding a bit of humor (realism with a twist). Animals (especially cats) are her favorite subject, and her hope is that people who see her work will be inspired to treat them all with kindness and dignity.  “I soon realized that my love for cats was the constant evolving inspiration for most of my work. I particularly enjoy sharing their beauty, mystery and whimsical nature”.

 

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Kinship”

 

In her meticulously constructed paintings, Karen presents the viewer with the zany and mischievous world of cats. While her playful perspectives are amusingly distorted, the narratives created are refreshingly familiar. Her painting demonstrates the artist’s true ability to capture exciting concepts. It strays from an adherence to the pseudo-reality of photographic work and dashes into the realm of the artist’s imagination”.

 

 

Awards:

Made In China – First Place – Artists’ Guild Gallery
Made In China – Honorable Mention – Delray Art League Autumn Showcase
Mouse House – First Place – Living Room Theater
Siam I Am – First Place – Wyndham Hotel (Boca Festival Days)
Ferret and Friends – First Place – Living Room Theater
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Second Place – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Third Place – Delray Art League Winter Interlude
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Boca Raton Community Center
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Ocean Ridge Town Hall
Dragonfly and Cat – Third Place – Living Room Theater
Eye to Eye – Special Merit – Light Space Time Gallery
Everglades Evening – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Loxahatchee Sunset – Honorable Mention – Loxahatchee Visions Art Show
Simon – Honorable Mention – Artists’ Guild Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information about Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s artwork, please visit:

www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com
www.checkadvantage.com/karen-zuk-rosenblatt
www.facebook.com/ArtByZuk
www.zazzle.com/artbyzukcreations

 

 

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561-537-0291

Lantana Library Features Renee Plevy Presenting A Portrait Demonstration

The Lantana Library will present well known portrait and fine artist, Renee Plevy on Tuesday, July 21st for a demonstration.  There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP to reserve a space. Renee will be demonstrating how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member!  She will also share personal anecdotes about the famous people she has painted and her experiences as part of the New York Art Scene.  The Rickie Report highly recommends making your reservation now!  We share the details, Renee’s portraits ( including animals) and her personal history.

 

 

PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION

WITH 

RENEE PLEVY

 

 

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Tuesday, July 21st

2:00 pm

Lantana Road Library

4020 Lantana Road     Lake Worth, FL 33462
(561) 304-4500

www.pbclibrary.org

 

The Lantana Road Library is please to announce a special program featuring renown artist, Renee Plevy. This award-winning artist will demonstrate how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member, while sharing personal anecdotes about the famous people she’s painted and being part of the New York arts scene.   This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve a space.  The event takes place on Tuesday, July 21st at 2pm.  

 

 

 

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Renee Plevy presents oil portrait

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  

 

 

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Portrait of A Woman Committee with Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

For more information please visit:

www.facebook.com/PortraitOfAWoman?fref=photo

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity.  Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.  

 

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Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida.  She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow and she is gracious in volunteering her time for demonstrations such as the one at the Lantana Road Library.

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork please contact her at:

T 561.736-8108 C 561.302.1380 F 561.736.8108

Renee@ReneePlevy.com

or visit:

www.reneeplevy.com and www.Portraitofawoman.net

www.facebook.com/renee.plevy?fref=ts

 

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561-537-0291

Nina Fusco’s Paper Cut Pet Portraits Accepted into New York Gallery Exhibit!

The Rickie Report is excited to celebrate with Nina Fusco, whose artwork has just been accepted at a New York Gallery!  Less than 1% of See.Me’s International members will be displayed.  Nina is one of them!!  If you are vacationing in the New York City area or know people who will appreciate Nina’s distinctive paper cut artwork, read and share this article!

 

 

The Story of the Creative


 

The creative force is unstoppable.  It is a force of humanity, of inspiration and dedication.   It is universal.  This summer you are invited to celebrate “The Story of the Creative”.

 

Please join us for the opening reception:

Thursday, July 25th

7p through  11p

The show continues through September 10th

 

Complimentary Cocktails
Provided by Absolut Vodka

 

See.Me is proud to present a selection of our members representing over 100 different nations.  This exquisite collection of work features a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations.  The work displayed will include sculpture, works on paper, and the launch of our newly built digital exhibition room.

See | Exhibition Space

26-19 Jackson Ave.

Long Island City, NY 11101

 

 

See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists, photographers, fashion creators, musicians and more, sharing and celebrating what they love at www.see.me

 

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Nina’s Artwork Will Be Shown Here

 

 TRR:  Tell our readers how you started focusing on pet portraits

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I’m inspired by Calvin Nichols, who creates magnificent paper sculptures. His intricate animal pieces come to life as they jump out of their mat. You’re intrigued and really want to touch the softness of their fur. I really appreciate and adore his sophisticated white sculptures and talent. We have something in common, patience.  After closely studying his work, I have begun to incorporate fine details in mine. Calvin’s influence has developed my animal portraits to a totally new level. I’ve decided to utilize my paper sculptures to display the love that pet owners have for their beloved pets. They love their furry family members like children. 
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The Initial Sketch of “Riley”

I produce unique artwork that will be cherished forever. Their pet pops out in 3D as I lovingly cut the precious pet’s alluring portrait from their photo. Each piece is marvelously displayed in a 12 x 12 classy black shadow box. Prices start at $300.I’ve developed two styles of portraits, using a picture of my neighbors’ shitzu, BeeBop as a sample. My basic design is comprised of larger pieces of textured paper with limited detail. I’m interested in focusing on deluxe portraits that are very detailed, which means I may spend 15 hours just cutting alone.

Meet "Riley"

“Riley”

BeeBop has appeared in several shows. Jason Freeman saw BeeBop and he immediately knew that this was the memorial he had been looking for after loosing Weenie several months before.

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“Beebop”

 

Jason exclaimed, “Nina created the perfect tribute to our Weenie.  Weenie’s paper art portrait hangs in a place of honor on our living room wall and it truly feels like our Weenie is with us once again.  Friends and family, who knew Weenie, are absolutely amazed when they see the piece – its not just a dachshund, it truly captured the essence of Weenie and everyone immediately recognizes that it is her.  Every day when we pass the art piece, I smile a bit – feeling our precious Weenie looking back at us once again.”

 

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“Weenie”

I’m currently working with vets, animal hospitals, groomers, doggie daycare and pet cremations centers. I am member of The Association For Pet Loss And Bereavement and pet loss support.

 

 

I belong to several art associations, and was ecstatic when I receive an invitation from See.Me to exhibit up to three images of my work within the newly installed digital exhibition room of their New York City gallery. The show opens on Thursday, July 25h and will run through the Tuesday September 10th. See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists. Less than 1% of the membership was chosen for this show. I feel honored and excited!

 

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“Nikko”

For more information about Nina’s artistry, please visit: PaperPetPortraits.com    or contact Nina ninafusco47@gmail.com     561.908.3556

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Learn To Draw and Paint Like A Pro with Eric Bossik

Professional artist Eric Bossik is offering classes (plus discounts) to help YOU draw and paint like a professional!  The Rickie Report urges you to read this article and sign up for his classes. Eric is an award-winning artst in his own right as well as a teacher. Eric Bossik is an artist who combines the vitality of the 21st century with the virtuosity of an 18th century master.  His work has been seen in exhibits at the Albertson Peterson Gallery in Winter Park, Florida, the Coe Kerr and Master Eagle Galleries in New York City, the Grand Armée Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Images Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

 

Florida Art Classes

What if you could draw people perfectly? How would you feel if the portrait you painted looked as if it were alive and breathing?

Classical Charcoal Drawing Course
“Female Nude Kneeling”

Charcoal and chalk on brown paper

Now, at the Bossik Academy of Fine Art, you can learn how to:

  • Draw human anatomy with stunning accuracy.
  • Paint incredible works of art with oil paints.
  • Compose and light art subjects like a pro.

Choose from two amazing art courses:

Drawing by artist-instructor Eric Bossik

Classical Charcoal Drawing Course

Capture the beauty of the human figure with charcoal.

Charcoal Drawing
“Female Nude Standing”

Charcoal and chalk on grey paper

Learn to draw with charcoal in the Classical Charcoal Drawing Course.

Award-winning artist Eric Bossik can show you how to create polished drawings that resemble paintings.

He’ll teach you how to skillfully:

  • Draw the gesture of a live nude model.
  • Create striking three-dimensional forms.
  • Light and compose realistic still lifes.

Get started in the drawing course. Enroll now >

Or learn more at Florida Art Classes.com…

Drawing by artist-instructor Eric Bossik

Classical Oil Painting Course

Bring people and nature to life on canvas. Learn to paint in the Classical Oil

Oil Painting
“The Last Victim”

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Painting Course.

In this comprehensive course, you’ll get one-on-one instruction from Eric Bossik, who will show you how to:

  • Mix accurate values and colors with oil paints.
  • Manipulate edges with your paint brushes.
  • Utilize shadow and light for dramatic results.

Get started in the painting course. Enroll now >

Or learn more at Florida Art Classes.com…

Oil Painting by Eric Bossik

The Instructor

Learn the long-lost secrets of master artists like Rembrandt, Jacques-Louis

Artist - Instructor Eric Bossik
Artist-instructor: Eric Bossik

David, and Ingres.

Study the art of drawing and painting with a modern-day master artist — Eric Bossik.

Eric’s paintings have been featured on the covers of books published by Harper Collins.

In addition, he has won awards, including the Grumbacher award for portraiture and the AAPL Grand National Award for oil painting.

Eric is also the author of the e-book, “How to Create an Underpainting like The Old Masters: A Step-By-Step Guide.”

Eric can help you take your art to the next level.

Take the Next Step to Success

Enroll in an art course now! It’s fast, easy, and affordable.

You don’t have to fill out any applications. Simply enroll by paying online and attend at the time that your class is scheduled. It’s that easy.

Best of all, once you enroll, you can attend the 8 classes in each course whenever you want. There are no set dates for starting and finishing classes, and all classes are ongoing.

Bonus: Save $25.

Simply enter the discount code — artsavings — in the shopping cart after clicking the Enroll button. Then click the Update Cart button in the shopping cart.

Hurry! This discount ends in 7 days. At the end of that time, courses will be the regular fee.

Classical Charcoal Drawing Course Classical Oil Painting Course
Regular Fee: $245 (Before discount)

Your Fee: $220 (After discount)

Discount Code: artsavings

Weeks: 8 (Included)

Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Regular Fee: $245 (Before discount)

Your Fee: $220 (After discount)

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Weeks: 8 (Included)

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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You can also take a One-Day Class for only $35. Take either class:

enter the discount code —oneclass— in the shopping cart after clicking the Enroll button.

Regular Fee: 50 (Before discount)

Your Fee: $35 (After discount)

Discount Code: oneclass

Days: 1 (Included)

  • Classical Charcoal Drawing Class
  • Classical Oil Painting Class
Enroll

 

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