Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Cynthia Zmetronak as New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels; Adds Tuesday Night Session

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Cynthia Zmetronak as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the fall session begins on October 16th. Potters can register at any time with fees prorated. Learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 16th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

 

 

 

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Students are free to stay and practice after class, Monday –Wednesday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

Mondays (Oct. 16 – Dec. 18)
Tuesdays (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Tuesday evenings (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Wednesdays (Oct. 18 – Dec. 20)

Fall sessions: cost for the 10-week session is $350. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

Announcing Cynthia Zmetronak’s appointment, Sandler Center Director (and potter) Susana Flaum notes, “We are pleased Cynthia is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor. An accomplished potter and teacher, Cynthia will help new students build a strong foundation and encourage returning potters to grow and try new techniques.”

 

Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Passionate about clay, she is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair New Jersey BA; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at Florida Atlantic University. She continued her education at Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cynthia has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone and Matt Repsher.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

She participated in the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont and completed the 8-week spring 2017 concentration at Penland in Glass Casting, Blowing and Fusing with instructor Dean Allison. In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning on October 12th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  Renown faculty members include Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings. The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

 

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The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

 

Beginning October 12th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

 

 

 

1 New Levis JCC Logo blue

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.     Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns. Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

 

 

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

           Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

 

Pottery on the Wheel and Handbuilding

With Marilyn Wander

Mondays (Oct. 12 – Dec. 14)

and

Wednesdays (Oct. 14 – Dec. 16)

 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills.  

 

Pottery by Gina Skillings

                              Sculpted Pottery by Gina Skillings

Handbuilding and Sculpting

With Gina Skillings

Tuesdays (Oct. 13 – Dec. 15)

and

Thursdays (Oct. 15 – Dec. 17)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Gina focuses on basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques for pottery and clay sculpture. Advanced students work more independently. All levels are welcome.

Cost for the 9-week session is $315, with discounts available for Sandler Center members.

 

 

 

Gina Skillings' "Purse"

                                        Gina Skillings’ “Purse”

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/

OR

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

LEVIS  JCC  POTTERY  GUILD  EXHIBIT

 

 April 3 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1 – 4 p.m. with artists presentations

Free and open to the public

 

 

In the spring, the Levis JCC Pottery Guild presents an exhibit of utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works created by the students and their instructors in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. This exhibit is a community favorite and draws visitors from Palm Beach and northern Broward counties.

 

 

 

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

                      Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. She is also experienced in raku—oxidation and pit-firing.  It is unusual and important to note that Mariyln not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!

 

 

Pottery Class at Levis JCC

        Pottery Class at Levis JCC

 

Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay. Marilyn notes, “I have been firing the clay in a raku process which was originally developed in Japan. I enjoy seeing the smooth melted glazes on the red-hot pots. There is a masculine drama in the black and white tones in counterpoint to the soft pastel colors and graceful feminine shapes—an exciting and artistic duality.”

 

 

 

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

                                 “Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 
Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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