Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!

 

 

 

 

“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB

 

 

I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO

ABOUT TED:

Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.

 

 

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Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz

  Email:  tedmatzfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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5th Annual Plein Air Festival Kicks Off With Hugh O’Neill At Lighthouse ArtCenter on January 18th Plus Art Excursions Open To The Public

The 5th Annual Plein Air Festival, produced by the Lighthouse ArtCenter is a premiere gathering, the largest of its kind in South Florida.  Kicking off the festivities are a number of opportunities:  Wynwood Walls Walking Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 16th, the Third Thursday Lecture with plein air visionary, Hugh O’Neill on January 18th, and a Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.  The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, then view and have the opportunity to purchase the wet paintings later at the ArtCenter Gallery. There will be artist’s demos and workshops, as well as a special ticketed VIP Collectors’ Reception.   Juried prizes and awards totaling $15,000 will be given out. The judge for 2018 is renowned artist/recent Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual Plein Air Event, Nancy Tankersley. The Rickie Report shares the Pre-Festival details, an overview of the upcoming activities and share some photos from the 4th Annual Plein Air event.

 

 

 

 

GALLERY:   ​373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469     561-746-3101

​SCHOOL OF ART:   395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469    561-748-8737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018  Pre-Festival Events

 

 

Hugh O’Neill

All About Plein Air Painting with guest speaker, Hugh O’Neill

3rd Thursday, January 18

​Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

5:30 – 7:30 pm

​Members are free, Nonmembers $5 (Pay at door)

Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm


Hugh O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed artist and was the first to introduce Plein Air into the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Society of the Four Arts. He studied painting at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, from 1981-1985. After graduating with honors in 1985, he immigrated to the USA. Much of his work hangs in many important collections throughout the world and has won many awards. He will talk about the history of Plein Air and how it documents historical places and landscapes. He will also talk about what makes a good plein air painting and how to preserve a wet painting.

 

 

 NEW Art Excursions in January:

 

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls Walking Tour

Tuesday,   January 16, 2018

Wynwood Walls Walking Tour – Take a relaxing bus ride down to Miami to see the amazing murals and street art in the Wynwood District of Miami. Moderate walking is involved. We’ll stop at a local gallery and get a short history lesson about the street art in Miami and how and why it has flourished. Then we’ll walk around for about an hour or so, stop for lunch (not included), then meet up and walk around for another hour or so. Photos are encouraged, so bring your cameras! After that, we’ll return on the bus back to the Gallery, about 4:00 pm. Cost: $125 per person. Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

 

Airboat on Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip*

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip* – Meet at 6:30 am at the Gallery and carpool* to Lake Okeechobee. Craig Houdeshell will lead you on an airboat tour on the lake to view and photograph birds and wildlife. Our boat driver, Jason, is an experienced biologist, who will take us to the best spots to find migrating birds and native wildlife. We’ll spend 2 hours on the boat, then stop for lunch (not included), and then carpool back to the gallery at about 2:00 pm. (Special camera lenses can be rented for this excursion, contact the instructor at least two weeks before the trip.) *Transportation – instructor will coordinate with students and carpool to locations. Cost: $175 member/$200 non-member (5 spots). Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

 

DuBois Park” by Hugh O’Neill

 

2018 Festival Schedule

 

Ralph Papa with Student at Kids’ Paint Out 2017 at Harbourside, Jupiter FL

 

 

Saturday, March 3
Kids’ Paint Out *
Constitution Park, Tequesta, 1 – 3 pm, free for kids ages 5 – 15

​Sunday, March 4
Quick Draw*
Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, 9 am – 2 pm (Painting from 9 – 11 am, awards at noon, sales from noon – 2 pm)
Registration required for artists ($30 for members, $40 for nonmembers)

Monday to Friday, March 5 – 9
Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists*
Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County. Demos by vendors on Thursday and Saturday.

Wet Paintings on display & for sale in the Gallery
Monday – Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 7:30 pm
​Friday, 10 am – noon

Wednesday, March 7
Artist Meet & Greet*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Free to the public, paintings for sale & light refreshments

Friday, March 9
VIP Collectors Party & Sale
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 pm
VIP tickets ($100) 5 – 9 pm 
General admission ($25) 6:30 – 9 pm 

Saturday, March 10
Wet Paintings on display & for sale*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, March 11
Wet Paintings on display & for sale*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, noon – 2 pm

*Open to the public

 

Wet Paintings on Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events and to REGISTER or purchase tickets: 

Or contact Jennifer Chapparo  561.748.8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Wellington Art Society Features Ted Matz At December Meeting

Contemporary realist and plein air artist, Ted Matz will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society meeting on December 9th, 2015.  The public is welcome to attend, at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a brief meeting and member spotlight. The demonstration and a raffle benefiting the Scholarship Fund will conclude the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend, meet other artists and share. 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

TED  MATZ

Contemporary Realism and Plein Air Artist

Wednesday, December 9th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Contemporary realist and plein air artist Ted Matz will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society meeting on December 9th, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, Suite 120, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a brief meeting and member spotlight. The demonstration and a raffle benefiting the Scholarship Fund will conclude the evening.

 

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“Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve ” by Ted Matz

Ted Matz studied at Kendall College of Art and received a Fine Arts Degree in watercolor from Eastern Michigan University. He resides in Lake Worth and is the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art in Tequesta. He has conducted classes and workshops throughout the United States, Italy and France. He is a Signature Member of the Artist Guild of the Boca Museum of Art and member of the International Plein Air Painters.

 

 

 

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“Cambridge, MA” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted is in awe of the wonderful natural forms, structures, colors and patterns that he sees in South Florida. His hope is that viewers of his art work will be drawn to the beauty of the amazing natural elements he creates in his paintings that many people overlook in their busy lives.

 

 

 

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“Arles, France” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted tells The Rickie Report,“As our lives become more frantic in this world of high tech living, I strive to take the viewer to a place of solitude and serenity”.  Ted teaches watercolor, acrylic, pastels and plein air painting. His teaching stresses finding your own individual voice that emerges from developing a visual language: value, composition, drawing, color, patterns and a strong sense of seeing. Art is about finding your own authentic style and developing your self confidence and awareness as an artist.

 

 

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“Conway, MA” by Ted Matz

Ted Matz calls Lake Worth, Florida his home. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy and France.

 

 

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“Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve 2” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted chaired and coordinated the First and Second Annual 2014 and 2015 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and is currently working on the 3nd Annual Festival in 2016.  In the past, Ted worked in design related positions for Jacobson’s Store, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach and Lord and Taylor in Detroit.  Exhibitions include the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Elliot Museum in Stuart, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach and the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.

 

For more information about Ted Matz, please contact:

www.tedmatz.com

or 561-452-5710

or follow  www.tedmatz.blogspot.com

 

 

Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291