Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces October Events, Group Exhibits, SOLO Exhibit, And New Classes For All Levels And Ages

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy with on-site exhibitions and events!  The short Term 1B (4 weeks) starts on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starts on October 29th.  Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, October 7th. Join Allan Pierce, instructor/professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.   The first Student’s Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, October 16th.  Celebrate the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery. In the Focus Gallery, you can view a Solo exhibit by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with instructors Scherer and Ouporov.  All of the art will be on view until November 7th.   We also announce some new Teen Classes!  The Rickie Report brings you all the details and some sneak peeks!  







Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486



October  Around  the  Art  School:








Boca Raton Museum Art School is a busy place with on-site exhibitions and events programed for this month as well as the beginning of a short Term 1B of 4 weeks, starting on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starting on October 29th.


Check out our website to find new and popular classes such as; Introduction to Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, Drawing and Perspective, Graphic Novels, Watercolor Painting, Painting Acrylic or Oil, Collage, Oil Pastels, Textile Transformation, Ikebana Japanese Flowers Design, and much more.




Exhibitions and Events At The Boca Raton Museum Art School:


5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit

Sunday, October 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.

Hilda Mirwis – The Photographic Eye: An Emotional Journey

Dennis Sperling – Double Take

Donna Wells – Taking Flight

Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Call for reservations 561-392-2503











Photographs by Donna Wells




Student’s Exhibition # 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30 PM 


Join us in celebrating the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery, art will be on view until November 7th.   

In the Focus Gallery, enjoy the SOLO exhibition by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with Instructors Scherer and Ouporov.



Paintings by Iryna Oliinyk


Terms  2  – 5  Classes/ Workshops:

Our new catalog contains 5 terms spanning from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. 

Registration is open online or by calling 561-392-2503.  

Here are some of our featured classes:




Open Figure Drawing 

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.

Public: $20.  Currently enrolled Art School students: $15. 

For more information email to or call 561-392-2503.




Exploring Acrylics with Instructor Vicki Siegel:

The class focuses on various foundation skills for painting in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, setup a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve.















Painting by Vicki Siegel




Watercolor with Instructor Ted Matz:

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.










Watercolor Painting by Instructor Ted Matz



Bead Embroidered Jewelry with Instructor Fin McNiel:

Create beautiful wearable art jewelry by using bead embroidery techniques. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $20 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.












Piece by Instructor Fin McNiel




Throwing on Potter’s Wheel – Beginners

Learn the basics with an emphasis on centering, trimming, additions, and glazing using the wheel. Create Mugs, bowls, plates and more.












Piece by Instructor Cynthia Zmetronak


Pet Portrait Painting with Instructor Renee Plevy

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits of their pets.












Pet Portrait by Renee Plevy

Youth and Teen Classes Highlights:

 Figure Drawing,  Pottery,  Digital Photography, Teen Portfolio Development, Explorations of Art








Instructor Maria Weiss Class










Instructor Rita Daire Class










Instructor Lew Lautin Class                                                        









Instructor Chris Lyons Class




For information go to:


or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!





801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486






Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.


“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

Painting by Miles laventhall




Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110



Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15



February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!


Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).



Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 




For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486






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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


APBC Offers Calligraphy, Mandalas and Jewelry Classes At Art On Park Gallery

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) offers gallery exhibits as well as numerous classes at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.   The Rickie Report shares information about upcoming Jewelry workshops to learn Bead Weaving, Crystal Flower Bracelet, Peyote Stitch with Kelley Allen. Learn different Calligraphy forms from Marsha Bhagwansingh in individual classes suited to your level of experience and interest.  Marsha and Kelley also sell their artistic creations at Art On Park Gallery.  We give you the details and some sneak peeks here.








Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL  33403



Make your own Jewelry!


Bead Weaving:

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.
Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM.

  • Cost is $35 per class per person
  • Includes individual, hands on instruction
  • Includes free kit






Crystal Flowers Bracelet

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow.

  • For beginning jewelry makers.
  • Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.
  • Class is limited to eight students.
  • Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available.


Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.



Coming Soon: Simple Peyote Stitch

Simple Peyote Stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.


About the Instructor:

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort, and on-line at







Italic Calligraphy Classes

Learn Calligraphy from Marsha Bhagwansingh

“Letters- these seemingly commonplace little signs taken for granted by so many, belong to the most momentous products of creative power.”
Gustav Barthel (The Speedball Textbook)


Lessons include:

  • Pen assembly and care
  • Calligraphy terms and zones
  • Understanding the structure of Italic letters
  • Upper and lowercase alphabets
  • Numerals
  • Punctuation
  • Spacing and centering
  • Addressing envelopes (formally and creatively)
  • A written passage
  • Flourishing



Italic, one of the most beautiful styles of broad-edged lettering is most often used for addressing envelopes and invitations and for writing greeting cards and poetry. It has elegant letterforms that slope gently to the right and is considered a formal hand.


  • No prior experience needed
  • Tuition: $22.00 per class
  • Printed material included.
  • Materials needed to be discussed on the first day.

Call Marsha to register: 561 507 4527




“Mandala” by Marsha Bhagwansingh

For More Information about classes and exhibits:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

















Pat Kaufman Offers Watercolor Classes in November

Pat Kaufman continues to offer day and evening classes to students who want to learn watercolor!  The Rickie Report thinks this is a great idea, since Palm Beach County is not just the playground for retired folks.  Check this article for details and sign up with Pat for her upcoming watercolor workshops. Better yet – make the class a time to share with a friend – we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

 Pat Kaufman

Watercolor Classes

November – New Class Schedule Available

Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4

6 – 9 pm


"Sea Cottage"



Pat is offering Wednesday evening classes from 6 – 9 pm at her studio in Artists Alley, Delray Beach.  Classes accommodate up to six students, so you get a lot of personal attention from Pat.  There are still a few seats still available for her daytime class. Call Pat at  561-271-0128 for details.


Delray Beach, FL artist Pat Kaufman’s style brings, bright glorious pigments to her watercolor scenes.  They will lift your spirit!


"Flamingo Bliss"


Pat’s tropical watercolors are filled with scenes of her surroundings: beach art, cottage living art, tropical gardens filled with flowers and trees, tropical fish, parrots, flamingos and more!


In addition to Pat’s beautiful works of art for your walls, The Rickie Report noticed a number of tropical pillows and even a few side tables with Pat’s colorful signature on them!  Truly, her flair can turn anything into a riot of color!


For those interested in purchasing Pat’s artwork, she will be exhibiting at the following Howard Alan Fine Art and Craft shows in addition to her studio at Artists Alley in Delray Beach:


  • October 19 & 20, Las Olas  Howard Alan Fine Art Show
  • October 26 & 27, Lauderdale by the Sea..foot of E. Commerical at A1A
  • Nov. 9 & 10 Juno Beach on A1A, at Loggerhead Park
  • Nov 23 & 24 South Palm Beach/Lake Worth
  • Nov 30 and Dec 1st Delray Beach


Come join the fun and take a class with Pat!  If you like tropical, Key West style, this is your chance to take a blank piece of paper and bring home a painting!  



"Shore Cottage"

Pat believes that “Color makes the heart sing, the eyes dance and the spirit soar.  My paintings are happy colors to brighten your day.”  You can feel that in her work.


"Pelicans Gather"

 “This pelican scene is a birthday gift for a special man who loves our tropical pelicans and lives in Maine,” she explains.  Pat is available for commissioned pieces.


For more information contact Pat at 561-271-0128 or email or visit her website:


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