Pompano Beach Arts Launches Virtual Workshops With Techniques Of Documenting Your Artwork & Collectibles

Pompano Beach Arts is launching its virtual workshops for both artists and collectors.  Join Sarah Michelle Rupert on Wednesday, October 28 for this FREE Zoom event.  Learn different techniques to document your artwork or collectibles on your smartphone, basic shots, and stop motion animation!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now! 













Creative    Documentation    Workshop

Techniques Of Documenting

Your    Artwork    &    Collectibles

Wednesday October 28

 6:00 – 8:00 PM







To   learn  more   and   register   visit:


When you register for this event, the Zoom link will be sent to you.




This short, informal workshop via Zoom is created with artists and collectors in mind who are looking for creative ways to document and share their work with minimal equipment.

Participants will learn different techniques and best practices to quickly capture quality photo and video of their artwork or collectibles on their smartphones.

After a review of standards of artwork documentation, the workshop will go over a basic shot list and jump into alternative documentation methods including stop motion animation, prop use and model interventions.

Participants will leave the workshop with fun photo and video documentation of their work for use in websites, social media and print.




Suggested Materials for Workshop:


• smart phone

• small 2D, small 3D and book or zine work • large desk, table or work area

• positionable lights or lamps

• Free App – ImgPlay, Apple or Google play

• Suggested: Tripod and Cell Phone attachment for tripod

• Suggested: large white paper, poster board, or portable light studio



Sarah Michelle Rupert is an artist, educator and cultural producer living and working in Miami, FL. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation, her creative practice revolves around consumer and mass-communication culture and its beautiful, tragic and humorous interactions within contemporary life and the environment. As a cultural producer, she works collaboratively with artists and organizations to build innovative and fun projects across artistic disciplines. She is the Director of Collections at Girls’ Club Collection, a private collection and nonprofit alternative art space in Fort Lauderdale. She is a founding co-director of SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale and Tropic Bound Artist’s Book Fair, and works with artists and collectives to realize ambitious projects through program and grant development.


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About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.



For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060




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It’s Time To Register For New Classes And Workshops At The Armory Art Center. Classes Begin January 7th

Are you ready to learn a new art technique? Do you want to reconnect with an art medium you tried before?  The Armory Art Center has hundreds of options for you to choose from in their Session 3 Course Catalog. Classes start on January 7th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to check out all of the offerings for adults , youth, and teens! Hint: Classes make great gift ideas for you or someone else you know!!




811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org


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 Catalog:

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







page20image3641323008  TEXTILES & FIBER












Textile Creation by Kianga Parker




Each participant will create a 2-dimensional collage using African textiles, yarn, paper, beads, and leather. Students will be given templates to assist in the construction of the body and instruction on making any clothing or accessories. Using fabric glues and some minor hand sewing, each collage will adhere to a handmade paper background. Cutting and gluing are the major skills needed. Hand sewing is optional, imagination is required.


Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  SESSION 3: Jan 7th, Feb 11th Tuition: $60


page21image3645174832   CERAMICS


YING ZHOU Levels: 1-2

Learn the essential techniques of producing functional hand-built pottery. Students will learn how to create a template and work from it. Slab and coil will be the primary construction methods and surface decoration will include the use of decals, underglaze, brush decoration, wax resist, colored slips, and your own custom stamps. Learn about the construction of Yixing teapots and their function, specifications, and the background behind these historical forms.

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1-CYZ.1a  SESSION 3: 8 weeks, January 7th – February 25th

Tuition: $368 plus Lab Fee $10


page25image3622910336   DRAWING

Live Model Open Studios












Drawing by Linda Silpe

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with live models for figure painting and drawing are opportunities to work independently with a nude model to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice. A monitor is present to coordinate participants’ attendance and the model’s poses.

• Open to the general public • Class enrolled not required to attend • All levels are welcome

SESSION 3: January 7 – March 2, 2019
Short Poses, Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Long Poses, Tuesdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm

1 TICKET: Members $20 | Non-members $25, Members age 75 and over $15

10 TICKETS: Members $175 | Non-members $225 75 and over members $100

Submit tickets to the monitor upon arrival to each class


page27image3641929456   PAINTING




Learning to work with watercolor and mixed media creates an excellent foundation to develop painting skills. Students will learn how to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and ink to develop their expertise. The class will also explore multimedia techniques such as collage, stamping, and stenciling. Participants will learn watercolor basics and how to approach the subject matter of their choice.


Incorporate collage techniques into your paintings to create dense surfaces and textures. Liven-up your paintings by layering colored paper, found images, fabric swatches, and natural materials. This class will build from classic examples of collage and grattage techniques by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, and Romare Bearden. Digital collage with Photoshop will also be discussed during the class.

Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 7 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th Tuition: $322 (no class 1/15)  19W1-PNA.2b

Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 9th – Feb 27th Tuition: $368



page31image3647312944   PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA











Photo by Barry Schein




Make your business look great online and on a budget! You will learn to set up a small photography studio with basic lighting to further your small business. Using smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR cameras, you will learn how to shoot for the web, social media, public relations, and print media to effectively promote your business. A camera (smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR) and knowing how it functions is required.

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 19W1-DMBS.5bSESSION 3: 4 weeks, Jan 11th – Feb 1st
Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $30


page33image3640815872  SCULPTURE







Sculpted Owl by Amy Wolsky







AMY WOLSKY Levels: 1-2

This class is for the beginner and intermediate sculptor who are interested in sculpting animals, be it imaginary or a family pet. Students will learn to construct an armature by studying the animal’s anatomy; muscle structure, fur, claws, whiskers, and paws. Students will be introduced to DIY tools such as eye shadow brushes, dental tools, and bamboo tools.

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1.SAW.2.aS ESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $10



page37image3644420752  PRINTMAKING


Mark Cohen Creating a Print


MARK COHEN Levels: All

This course will teach how to transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies, or computer images onto a Solarplate™ and print with water based inks. The process will keep students experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer, and color prints.

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 19W1-PRMC.5bSESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 11th – March 1st
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $40




page39image3620508832  JEWELRY



NICHOLAS KAKAVAS, Artists-in-Residence, Sculpture   Levels: All

Students will create small scale silicone rubber molds from found or sculpted objects to make fun parts for a necklace and/or ring using liquid plastics, resins, and basic metal working! Mold making, pouring plastic, resins, and jewelry fabrication processes will be demonstrated. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of light weight materials in a variety of colors to make adornment.

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 8-weeks Jan 17th- Feb 28th Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $35


page41image3648561600 YOUTH









Anthony Burks with Original Painting

(Photo Courtesy of Jacekphoto)



Now is the time to begin preparing for middle school visual arts auditions. Students will familiarize themselves with the audition components to get a jump start on this challenging process.

Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm SESSION 3: Jan 19th Tuition: $50






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





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