Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Announce January Workshops And Select Friday Events

You know they say, “Variety is the spice of life!”  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you many opportunities to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their Workshops and Select Fridays.  There are workshops for every level of artist, from beginner to professional. Anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process needs to read this article!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the projects.  There are so many options, you may have to choose more than one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

In the month of January try your hand at:

 

Plein air painting

The magic of animation

Painting cityscapes

Setting round stones in jewelry

Portraiture

The art of painting water

The power of color in your paintings

Painting on silk

3-D painting

Making a fabulous piece of fused glass

 

 

 

Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one, two- or three-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 learning the techniques of acrylic pouring, alcohol inks, jewelry cuffs, rings, and “a toast to Ghost” ceramic date night! 

 

 

 

Workshops:

 

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Plein Air

 

Capture the beauty and light of the outdoors! Composition, values, color, edges, and paint manipulation will be taught in this class. Oil paints are preferred, but acrylic or pastels are acceptable. Locations TBA. Beginner to advanced. 

Instructor: Chris Kling

On location TBA; Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

January 5-6, 2019  10 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Jillian Sander

Introductory Animation: The Magic of Motion

 

Students will learn how to draw metamorphosis, walking cycles, squash and stretch, and blur and resistance. Working in traditional, hand drawn, frame by frame animation, each student will complete a series of exercises in order to gain a better understanding and insight of how movement can be captured on paper and how the creators of your favorite animated films make magic! All levels welcome.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

Oil Painting by Douglas David

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Douglas David

Paint Cityscapes in Oil

 

We will start by painting some simple street scenes, and then move up to larger, more dramatic cityscapes. Each day’s demo will include discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas will cover simple street scenes with one and two point perspective, along with day and night scenes, with and without people and autos. Plan to produce several paintings in this studio workshop. Must have a working knowledge of oil.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art  Studio A: Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

Monday, January 14, 2019    9am – 5pm

Jewelry Workshop – Flush/Burnish Setting Round Stones

 

This workshop will have you flush/burnish setting round stones in no time at all! Learn how to make your own flush setting tool, become familiar with the principles of why flush setting works and how to trouble shoot problems before and after they happen, and finally, test your work for long lasting results. Requirements include moderate hand strength and vision magnification devices. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Gustavo Hoefs

 Gallery: Master Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 18-19, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Yoko Sekino-Bové

Ceramics – Surface and Below

 

Through demonstrations, discussion, and mini-projects, we will explore a wide variety of techniques on how to decorate pots while conveying stories through our ceramic art, including sgraffito, carving, underglaze painting, glaze painting, and printing on clay. Intermediate to advanced.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio:  Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 17-19, 2019

Portraiture

Two Options of Workshop Dates:

Thursday-Saturday, January 17 – 19

or   Friday – Saturday, January 18- 19

 9 am – 4 pm

 

In this 3-day workshop we will explore some of the endlessly beguiling processes of portrait painting. We will look at different approaches from the masters of this genre both past and present. The focus will be on developing a convincing illusion of structure and form using paint as well as preliminary drawings. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Adra Brown

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio: Member $250; Nonmember $275

Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $475; Nonmember $510 

Friday & Saturday, January 18-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 19, 2019  9 am – 3 pm

The Art of Painting Water

 

Explore the unique qualities of water reflections and ripples. Kris will offer step-by-step instruction of water painting techniques. Oils or Acrylics. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Kris Davis

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

January 22, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

How to Create Better Paintings Through the Power of Color

 

Learn powerful color mixing techniques from celebrated colorist Hugh O’Neill. Enjoy an exciting and informative power packed day of important lessons that you will be able to use for the rest of your creative life. All levels, all mediums.

Instructor: Hugh O’Neill

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 26, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

3D Street Painting

 

You’ve seen the images of pits and illusions on the internet. Learn the secret to how they are created, what tools are used, and create your own small street painting in this fun workshop. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jennifer Chaparro

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

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January 25 – 27; 2019    9 am – 4 pm

Painting on Silk 

Visiting Artist: Jamie Kirkell

 

 

This exciting 3-day workshop will explore design, color, and painting on silk. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. We will complete three scarves by the end of the third day. Classes are taught in an open, relaxed manner. All levels welcome.

 

Friday-Sunday; January 25-27; 2019; 9am-4pm; School of Art: Studio A

Member $320; Nonmember $335;

(Note: A separate cash $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of workshop.)

 

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Saturday, January 26, 2019   10 am – 1 pm

Fused Glass

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction of 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.

Instructor: Nancy Politsch 

Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

 

 

SELECT FRIDAYS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Cuff Bracelets 

Come one, come all. Invite your friends, spouse or partner. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizers. Students will learn to make their own personalized cuff bracelet using sterling silver. Each student will learn to form, texture, file, patina and finish their bracelet and leave with a finished piece of jewelry. All levels.

Instructor: Maria Tritico   $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

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 grow 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 older please. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg  $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm

Toast to Ghost Date Night

 

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost”, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Chad Steve  Over 21, $40 per person*

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and light bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Maria Tritico    $50 per person

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg      $50 per person

 

 

Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg

 

 

Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try.

All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm   

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm   

$40 per person*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

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.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.  

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

McMow Art Glass Announces Spring And Summer Classes, Special Trips And Workshops For All Levels

McMow Art Glass takes pride in teaching exciting, technique oriented art glass classes! The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming Spring and Summer classes, specialty workshops and an intimate visit to the Boca Museum of Art for the “Glasstress Exhibition”.  There is something for every level of glass artist, including art lovers!

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy,     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

(561) 585-9011     www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

Join us for our Art Glass Classes TODAY!

SPRING-SUMMER BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 7th – March 28th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25th – April 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Tuesday, April 4th – April 25th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 29th – May 20th from 12:00-3:00pm

 

INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 21st – April 18th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Wednesday, March 22nd – April 19th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 1-4pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

NEW! Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

 

SPRING-SUMMER 2017 SPECIALTY CLASSES
MARCH-JUNE
MARCH:

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday March 1st 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

BEGINNER MOSAICS w/Taylor
Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a beautiful mosaic glass piece of art in this one day class. The class will work together to design unique compositions as well as learn the process of mosaic glass cutting technique, adhesives and grouting. This unique technique will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials.

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday March 8th 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

 

NEW BULL-CHIPPING & FUSING w/Phil
Saturday March 11th 9am-3pm $175.00 *Experience Required *

Learn three techniques to create one incredible art glass design! Learn the art of FUSING, SANDBLASTING & GLUECHIPPING alongside McMow Master, Phil Materio. Never-before taught – this class will fill up fast! All materials included. Previous kiln-forming knowledge and cutting skills are required for this class.

 

 

 

GLACIER GLASS
Wednesday March 15th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This is going to be a fun one! Learn how to create this unique look as Patti walks your though the secrets of Glacier Glass. This fusing technique is great way to use clear scrap glass – which we all have!

 

 

 

NEW MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday March 18th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included.

TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday March 25th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS: Reactive Potential
Saturday March 28th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Experience Required*

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kiln-forming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

APRIL:

LET’S GET 3-DIMENSIONAL!!!! Take your art glass to the next level with these 3-D techniques

NEW Saturday, April 1st – STAINED GLASS FLOWER VASES with Faith 9am-3pm $75.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

 

 

 

Create a beautiful, functional piece of art in this one day class. Learn how to take your copper foil art three-dimensional and apply this technique to future projects. Faith will guide you through this process with ease! All materials are included! Basic copper-foil technique is required including cutting, foiling and soldering.

Wednesday April 5th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

Saturday April 8th FOILING AND SOLDERING LAB with Faith 10am-12pm $25.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two-hour lab learn how to perfect your foiling and soldering technique. This lab is perfect for beginner as well as intermediate level students looking to take their copper foil skill level up a notch! This lab is a watch and learn experience.

 

NEW Wednesday April 12 TRICKS WITH TRANSPARENCIES with Patti 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this class students will create two 8” X 8” Dishes learning a variety of unique techniques to utilize Bullseye transparent glass. Among other skills – students will learn how to dilute dark, transparent glass to create work with bright, vibrant colors. Please note: McMow Art Glass learned this technique from Helios Glass Studio, and is excited to share it with you!

Saturday April 15th & April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil & Faith 9am-3pm $350.00 *Beginner Fusing Experience Encouraged*

Two Day Course 9am – 3pm

– 30 minute lunch break

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students create three-dimensional glass sculptures. Students learn the process of casting glass from two highly skilled instructors who walk you step-by-step through the mold making and glass firing processes. A wide-variety of materials are used included glass billets, frits, powders and hand pulled stringers. Students will leave with in-depth knowledge of the glass arts and mold making. Beginning level fused glass is encouraged. Students must wear closed toe shoes.

NEW Wednesday, April 19th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*
TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT The Armory Arts Center at: 832-1776

 

 

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

 

Saturday April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil 9am-3pm $350.00 *Experience Required* this is a two-part class. PLEASE SEE ABOVE TO Saturday April 15th FOR DETAILS

 

 

Wednesday April 26th STAINED GLASS WINDCHIMES with/ Patti 6:30-8:30pm $65.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

A fun way to use all of that left over scrap glass you have laying around! Create a beautiful wind chime in this make it and take it class – perfect for gift giving! All materials included.

NEW Friday April 28th – GLASSTRESS EXHIBITION at the Boca Museum of Art 10am Enjoy a Docent Led Tour! $10

 

About Glassstress: Part of a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists, Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world in collaboration with the international organization Glasstress, Venice and the master glass artisans of Berengo Studio, Murano. The results challenge our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourage us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games, and delve into substantial content, from race, identity, and colonialism to themes of science and nature and issues of biological diversity, global hunger, and climate change

NEW Saturday April 29th COLOUR DE VERRE –Fused Glass Boxes w/ Special Guest Irene 9am-12pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.

MAY:

Don’t Miss the MOST EXCITING Event of the Year GLASS QUEST 2017!

 

Wednesday May 3rd INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday May 6th PUDDLE & DICHRO JEWELRY TECHNIQUE w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner
Level*

 

 


In this full-day students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass, as well as NEW puddle glass cabochon technique! The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic and puddle glass pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create four pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is encouraged.

Wednesday May 10th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

NEW Saturday May 13th REVERSE METHOD MOSAICS w/Special Guest Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a reverse method of mosaics which uses tape instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was recently accepting as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.

Saturday May 20th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

 


Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

NEW: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017: GLASS QUEST 2017

 

 

 

Join your fellow ART GLASS enthusiasts for the opportunity of a lifetime at GLASS QUEST 2017.
Enjoy a weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types. Incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy! Meet & partner with other glass artists as we push the boundaries of Glass as a Contemporary Art Form! LAUNCHING: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017 in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Register Today at: www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

JUNE:

NEW NEW NEW: New Labs & Classes Below!!!!

 

NEW Saturday June 3rd LAB: Finishing Techniques for Art Glass Projects w/Patti 10am-12pm $25*Beginner Level*

Tired of the same old expensive glass stands and displays? In this workshop, we will demonstrate methods to create your own displays for your work with readily available materials and a little imagination. The possibilities are limitless and will allow you to take your pieces to the professional level!

Wednesday June 7th INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday June 10th DEMO DAY! Cold Working Techniques w/Phil Free! 10am-12pm *Beginner Level*

In this FREE demonstration, participants will learn how to safely use a variety of coldworking tools to shape and bevel the edges of a fused glass piece, as well as how to sand and grind the top and bottom surfaces of a kilnformed object. Students will be introduced to the tile saw, belt sander, lap wheel, angle grinder, loose grit, lathe, diamond hand laps and sandblaster. The demo will also include a discussion on the effects of fire polishing coldworked surfaces.

 

Wednesday June 14th DOTS & STRIPES Fusing with Rods 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 


Explore a new form of glass: rods! In this two-hour project-based class, you’ll work with a huge palette of opalescent sheet glass and rods to create two stylish square plates, one with stripes and another with dots. Your plates will be fired after class and available for pick-up a few days later. All materials and kiln firings included.

NEW Wednesday, June 14th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass. Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

NEW Saturday June 17th MASTERING THE MASTERS in Fusion: Pollock & Matisse w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150 *Cutting Experience Required*

 

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Matisse painted gouache cutouts into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a Pollock canvas into a fused glass abstract impressionist drip painting. Cutting experience required.

Wednesday June 28th & Wednesday July 5th INTRODUCTION TO PATE DE VERRE w/ Phil 6pm-9pm $250 this is a Two-Part Course *Beginner Fusing Experience Required*

 

 


Learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kilnformed bowl in this hands-on workshop. (The term literally means “paste of glass” in French.) Make a plaster silica mold from a model, pack it with glass, fire it, then divest and finish it. Students will have access to a broad palette of colored frit and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations will include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing. No prerequisites

Saturday June 24th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com   www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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

 

Stop By For A “Sizzling Hot” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms.  The public is invited to  “Sizzling” Hot’s Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Gallery will feature its talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums, where the artists apply heat to achieve the finished piece of work. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and promises this will be a great way to cool off!

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300          561-762-8162

You Are Invited:

Free, Opening Reception:

“Sizzling” HOT

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Friday, August 19, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

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Visit this Opening Night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms. The gallery will feature our talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums of how the artists applies heat to achieve the finished piece of work and their choice of elements and materials they use to apply the heat to the surface of their art. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in our 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists The hot summer heat is upon us but some of our artists are used to working in heat. Please join us and come in to cool off with some “HOT” art.

 

 

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Hot Kiln Glass

 

 

Hot Kiln Fused Glass: The Egyptians and Romans used the technique of an ancient fused glass process. Many intricate bowls, beautiful jewelry and decorative fused glass wall art pieces were made throughout the centuries using this method. With glass technology artists now have a greater knowledge of the method and endless creativity flourishes in their work.

 

 

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Encaustic Hot Wax: The word “encaustic” is taken from the Greek and means “to burn in”. In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The broad range of encaustic medium, paint, surface effects, mixed media and a luminous translucency make each piece of art one of a kind.

 

 

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Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint pressure which may be used in conjunction with heat to produce a weld.

 

 

 

 

Soldering:  Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.

 

 

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Sculpture by Kelly Manganaro

 

Polymer Clay: Polymer clays are manmade modeling materials composed of the same basic building materials: gels, fillers, plasticizers, coloring agents, and resins. Polymer clays are produced in a great range of colors that are sometimes mixed together creating a millefiori caning effect. The artist makes the sculptured piece by hand and then brings it to its hardened state with a temperature of up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Fused Glass by Marsha Balbierri

 

Enameling: Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Enamel is applied to clean metal.  The piece is heated in either a kiln or with a torch to a very high temperature of 1500, until the glass enamel melts and fuses to the metal.

 

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Pottery by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

Pottery and Ceramics:  Pottery has been made by hand since prehistoric times. Early uses of clay centered on the construction of functional vessels and figurative sculptures, as the clay was hardened by baking it in the sun. There are many different techniques used when working with the various selections of clay. After the clay is hand-built or turned on a potter’s wheel it is fired in a hot kiln. The piece is glazed and re-fired.
Raku is a low-fire pottery technique in which pieces are placed in a preheated kiln and brought up to temperature quickly. Then  a combustible material is added, covered, and allowed to smoke over a period of time. The element of surprise is always fun with the end results!

 

 

For more information:

Contact Artisans On The Ave
Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Come To McMow Art Glass For Specialty Classes In April, May, And June

McMow Art Glass is offering new Specialty  Classes for April, May and June, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each class and an example of what you can create!  This is the perfect time to sign up yourself or with a friend!  Located in Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass is renown for their exceptional glass classes, personalized service and tremendous glass supplies.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone Number: (561) 585-9011 Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

Office Hours
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

APRIL-MAY-JUNE 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

 

 

 

APRIL CLASSES

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

 
Wednesday April 6th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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NEW!!! MONET LANDSCAPES in FUSED GLASS

 
Saturday April 9th 9am – 3pm

$150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Be inspired by the beautiful painting of the famed Monet. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to create stunning Monet inspired landscapes. Each student will complete two 8”X10” landscapes. All materials included.

 

 

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SPECIAL EFFECTS with Bullseye Glass

Cutting Skills Required

Wednesday April 13th  6 – 9pm

$95.00

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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Our Special Edition FLORAdia Glass is included!

 

NEW FLORAdia Fusing Experience

With McMow Master Phil Materio
Saturday April 16th 9am – 3pm

$175.00

Cutting Skills Required!

Learn to design and create a stunning piece of fused art. Master strip cutting technique and design in this one day class. Half a sheet of our FLORAdia Palm Beach or South Beach Glass styles are included in this class.

 

 

 

 

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TASTE OF FUSING

 
Wednesday April 20th 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

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NEW SELF PORTRAIT FUN in Fused Glass

Saturday April 23rd 9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required!

Students in this class will learn how to distort images of themselves in Photoshop to create fun self-portraits. They will be guided through the process of using color and cutting technique to add interest to their fun self-portrait design. The pieces will be tack-fused creating a dimensional piece of art. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

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KILN CARVING BASICS

 
Wednesday April 27th 6-8pm

$75.00 *Beginner Level*

Create your own beautiful kilncarved piece of art using only ceramic fiber paper and the heat of the kiln. No glass cutting required! This short workshop is a great introduction to fusing, kilncarving and slumping. After selecting a pre-fused square piece of glass, you’ll cut designs out of fiber paper using an Xacto knife. When your design is complete, you’ll set the glass on top. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW! ABSTRACT GLASSPRESSIONISM

With Randy Wardell
Saturday April 30th 9am-3pm

$250.00

 

This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40’s & 50’s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.

 

 

Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.

MAY CLASSES

 

 

 

 

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday May 4th 5:30 – 8:30PM

$65.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW MOSAIC FLOWERS for Mother’s Day

Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the mosaic basics including basic cutting, adhesive and grouting technique. Make a beautiful mosaic flower using beautiful colored glass and mirror. Give your Mom flowers that will last a lifetime! Includes all materials.

 

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TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday, May 11th 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW FUSING ACCESSORIES LAB

Frit, Stringer, Vitrigraph, Nuggets, & Murrine

Saturday May 14th- 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Learn from McMow Master Phil Materio how to create your own fusing accessories including frit, stringer and murrine. This will be a watch and learn lab experience. A basic knowledge of kiln-forming technique would be preferable.

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday May 18th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part One
Saturday, May 21st  9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required

Learn to construct a functional copper foil box and lid! In addition, this mixed-media class will teach you fusing basics and allow you to create a one-of-a-kind fused glass lid for your box creation. The perfect class to teach you three-dimensional basics. Includes all materials and kiln firings.

 

 

 

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NEW!! JAPANESE BRUSH STROKES – Powder Painting

Wednesday, May 25th 6 – 8pm

$75.00

 

 

Learn to create elegant brush stroked designs. Work with this high saturation pigment, gestural brush strokes in kilnforming. Think of sumi-e and other East Asian styles of brush painting and calligraphy.

 

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part Two

Saturday May 28th  9am – 12pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

JUNE CLASSES

 

 

Free Workshop Wednesdays

9am – 4pm

Throughout the month of JUNE!

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TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday June 1st 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

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NEW!!!! FOILING & SOLDERING LAB w/ Faith

Saturday June 4th 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Watch and learn from the McMow Masters! Tips and tricks of the trade on perfecting your foiling and soldering skills. This is a three hour lab – there is no hands on work. Question and answer/troubleshooting will follow the demonstrations.

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday June 8th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 
Saturday, June 11th

Details to be announced.

Demonstration times from 10am – 12pm AND 1– 3pm

McMow experts will demonstrate new products and techniques throughout the day~

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

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NEW BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil

Part One Wednesday June 15th 6-9pm

$250

This course provides a relatively simple and direct introduction to kilncasting glass. As a student, you will create a thick glass block featuring reverse-relief imagery. The process will involve making refractory-plaster design elements, securing them in an open-faced mold, filling the mold with pieces of glass billet, and firing the mold in the kiln until the glass flows and covers the design elements. No prerequisites.

 

 

Saturday June 18th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

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BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil Part Two

Wednesday, June 22nd 6-9pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

Saturday June 25th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

 

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

-Beginner & Intermediate stained glass class schedule also available-

 

 

 

BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SCHEDULE!

Upcoming Class Schedule March – May 2016:

Tuesdays March 8th – March 29th   5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays April 9th – April 30th   12-3pm
Tuesdays April 5th – April 26th   5:30-8:30pm

 

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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

 

OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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

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Gem and Mineral Society Offers Silversmithing Classes By Don Norris

When an expert comes to town, people take notice.  The Rickie Report is suggesting that you pay close attention, because The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is bringing Don Norris to teach silversmithing!  Norris has written books, made videos and cds to teach his craft.  But isn’t it better to learn in person?  We think so.  Check out this post for class information!

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General Meeting

February 21, 2013

7:30 PM

Please note: Starting in January, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club.  The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Don Norris teaching a class

Don Norris teaching a class

Don Norris, nationally known silversmith,will teach basic Silversmithing class plus two intermediate classes, a solid band ring class, and basket setting/step bezel class.

Norris’ website is filled with stories, tips and information about his amazing talent as a silversmith.  How fortunate we are to have him here in Palm Beach County, instructing on different levels.

 When registering, be sure to tell Don you are a member of the Society to receive a $30 discount on the class fee.

1)  Beginning Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to solder sterling silver.
You will design a pendant or a ring including a 3 wire ring band, make a bezel, solder it together, set the stone, and polish your project.

Three Beginning Classes available to fit your schedule!

Thursday and Friday Class, February 28 and March 1 Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3 Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.   www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $330.00

A $30.00 discount is available for all members of the Gem & Mineral Club

Class is limited to 6 students.

Taught by Don Norris, Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now:  1-303-517-1068 to talk to Don Norris  dnorris@frii.com or LearnSilver.com

Each student will receive a FREE copy of the Beginning Silversmithing Class on CD!  Over 500 of these have been sold over the internet and it has been compared to 3 years of jewelry making school!

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Silversmithing Class!

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

This class will be taught from the following view points:

1. It will be taught as a metals class not an art class.
All the basics of metal smithing for the creation of jewelry will be taught with Mr. Norris’ unique techniques he has learned over the past 30 years of studying and teaching silversmithing.

2. Soldering: You will taught to use nothing but hard solder for all solder joints on new construction. It is easier, faster, and makes better jewelry!  Learning how to be an expert with a torch is the secret and it is not that difficult!

3. That everyone in the class will want to do Silversmithing to make a living. An emphasis will be placed on designing, making and selling jewelry for a profit. If you wish to do Silversmithing as a hobby, that is fine, but after taking this class you will be able to make nearly any type of silver jewelry and it will be good enough to sell. How to sell your jewelry will be discussed and taught!

4. Below are some other unique, even controversial, techniques that will be taught. You will be taught to spray on your flux and use it as a temperature gauge for soldering. You will be taught what flux does, and that flux does not “clean” the silver.
You will be taught that you can not use too much flux

You will be taught to use nothing but strip (sheet) solder in large snippets, not those silly little tiny snippets, and for sure not to use wire and paste solders!

You will be taught how solder works on a physics level so that you fully understand why and how to solder correctly.
You will be taught to use a $10.00 torch from Ace Hardware. It will make you thousands of dollars worth of jewelry so that you can purchase more important tools and equipment. The best torch for silversmithing will also, of course, be shown and discussed.

You will be taught that if you are doing repairs, YOU ARE LOOSING MONEY!
You will be taught that every time you pick up a jeweler’s saw, YOU ARE LOOSING MONEY!
You will be taught never to use rouges.
You will be taught to never worry about “fire coat” or “fire scale” and why.
You will be taught a way to make a bezel that will forever change the way that you make them. FAST AND PERFECT!!!! You will be taught why you should never use any thing but serrated bezel.
You will be taught why you will never want to use a “jeweler’s bench”.
You will be taught that you only need two files to do all your filing on sterling silver.
You will be taught the difference between working with silver and gold.
You will be taught that if you are a beginner you should not even work in gold and why, if you do, you will loose money! You will be taught many unusual ways to sell your jewelry, and for a good profit.

This is not a “project class”, you will only make one “Southwestern” or “American Indian” styled ring. By making it you will learn all the basics to make just about anything!

“If you are a beginner, I will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful, profitable Silversmith!  If you are an experienced silversmith, I will teach you to work quicker, make better jewelry and make more PROFIT!” Don Norris

 

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2) Intermediate Solid Band Ring

Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to make a solid band ring and several small projects. All projects give you an opportunity to learn many more skills
and practice the soldering skills that you may already have.

Thursday and Friday, February 28, March 1

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.   www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $300.00
Class is limited to 8 students.

Taught by Don Norris,Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now:  1-303-517-1068  to talk to Don Norris  dnorris@frii.com Visit: LearnSilver.com

Visit my web site for more examples and go to Intermediate Silversmithing Class. You must have taken my Beginning Silversmithing Class before taking this Class.

 

 

3) Stepped Bezel and Basket Setting

Intermediate Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to make a solid band ring.
You will learn many more skills
and practice the soldering skills that you may already have.

Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.  www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $330.00
Class is limited to 8 students.

Taught by Don Norris, Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now: 1-303-517-1068  dnorris@frii.com Visit: LearnSilver.com

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Visit my web site for more examples and go to Intermediate Silversmithing Class. You must have taken my Beginning Silversmithing Class before taking this Class.

For more information Visit: www.gemandmineral.cc

 

 

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