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

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Boutique And Lunch Event For Morse Life Features Whitespace Col-léct

Are you an Art Advocate?  Do you enjoy wearing unique clothing, body sculpture and wearable art?  Whitespace Col-léct has up-to-the-minute, cutting edge pieces for you from emerging and established internationally renown artists!  You can visit Whitespace Exhibition and Collection on Saturdays and Sundays. Stop by their specialty boutique on Wednesday, February 1st, which will benefit Morse Life.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).

 

 

 

 

 

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19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart
Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdgewaterShop/
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Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!

 

 

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson

 

 

“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.

 

 

Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry

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Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.

 

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 FOR  MORE  DETAILS:

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/stuart-craft-fair/crafter

https://www.facebook.com/events/448275288609438/

 

Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Bead Shows Kick Off 2016 In Palm Beach Gardens And Vero Beach

At the C & S Bead Shows you really get a chance to talk with the people who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their upcoming show in Palm Beach Gardens on January 2nd and 3rd plus Vero Beach January 29, 20, and 31st.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. FREE admission, a wealth of ideas and a creative way to start 2016! PERFECT GIFT ALERT!

 

C & S Bead Show

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

FREE ADMISSION

J A N U A R Y   2 0 1 6

 

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL

Saturday, January 2nd   10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 3rd  10 am – 4 pm

AMARA SHRINERS  

3650 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT #79 EAST ON PGA BLVD. RIGHT AT THE GAS STATION. GO TO STOP SIGN TURN LEFT. GO STRAIGHT 1/2 MILE OVER THE TRACKS & THE AMAR SHRINERS IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  ENTRANCE IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN THE BACK. 

CONTACT NUMBER 754-581-6836

 

 

VERO BEACH, FL

 

Friday, January 29th      10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, January 30th   10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 31st       10 am – 4 pm

 

 

HERITAGE CENTER

 

2140 14th Ave. Vero Beach, FL.

 

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT #247 EAST ON SR60 UNTIL YOU COME TO 14TH
AVENUE. TURN LEFT {NORTH} HERITAGE CENTER IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE A LITTLE MORE THAN A BLOCK.

CONTACT NUMBER 754-581-6836

 

 

Multi-Strand Beads!

                                      Multi-Strand Beads!

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a two-day event and Vero Beach for a three-day event in January.

 

 

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Bead Strands, Chain! Findings!

 

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

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Handmade Jewelry

 

 

For more information:

Contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde:

754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836

or visit

csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

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Cabochons, Pendants!

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Will Offer Delights For All Ages

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event!  On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes,rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list!  The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings.  We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

 

The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children.

 

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

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Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

 

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Fossils (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

 

Jewelry makers will find loose beads, strands, pearls, gemstones, glass, wood, semi-precious stones and findings.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291