Classes and Workshops

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square offers a variety of learning opportunities, for all ages.

The School is located in the studios and classrooms on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. For questions, please call the School at 561-243-7922, ext. 478. Deborah will be happy to take care of you; or feel free to email our Director of the Creative Arts School. Classes will confirm a week prior to class start date, so register early to ensure your spot!

Spring/Summer 2018 CLASSES:

SS Term 4   8/6/2018 9/2/2018
Closed Labor Day   9/3/2018 9/3/2018
SS Term 5 – Week 1 Workshops   9/4/2018 9/9/2018
Closed Rosh Hashanah   9/10/2018 9/11/2018
SS Term 5 – Week 2 Workshops   9/12/2018 9/16/2018
CAS Closed   9/17/2018 9/23/2018
CAS Closed   9/24/2018 9/30/2018

Art, Photography & Writing Workshops (CLICK HERE)

Youth Classes (CLICK HERE)

  • Open Studio

    • Studio Classes

      • Open Studio with Live Model

        THIS THREE HOUR STUDIO TIME IS WITHOUT INSTRUCTION. AGES 18 AND UP Format: One long portrait pose on alternating portrait weeks on Tuesday. Short warm-up gesture poses and several longer poses on Wednesday, and alternating figure weeks on Tuesday.   TUESDAY 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Alternates Figure/Portrait | All Terms | Fee: $15


      • Studio Experience

        AGES 18 AND UP Do you need a place to come and create your masterpiece? A place to paint, draw or explore your creative side? Bring your own supplies and we supply the studio! This 3 or 6 hour studio time (if available) is without instruction. Come CREATE! Floating Studio Space | 9:00 am –


  • The Writers’ Colony

    • Writing Classes

      • Beginning Fiction/Memoir

        Instructor: Barbara Cronie Start writing “the great American novel!” Or collect your memories and organize them to produce that memoir you already started! Learn the differences and similarities in today’s fiction and memoir through lectures, discussions, and short writing assignments. Methods on how to improve your writing process include: freewriting, rewriting, editing, keeping a journal,


      • Intermediate & Advanced Fiction

        Instructor: Winston Aarons This course is for students who have completed or already have a work in progress. This is a critique course in which students will read and discuss their works in class and get instructive feedback from their classmates and the instructor. The instructor will act as guide, facilitator and mentor, providing each


      • Critique Group

        Instructor: Barbara Cronie PREREQUISITE: Students’ projects must have the approval of the writing program instructor. Continue refining your writing skills with the help of constructive criticism from your peers and the Program Director. Class consists of your reading aloud for 10-15 minutes and then receiving constructive criticism for 10 minutes. Copies of material to be


  • Digital Imaging Classes

    • Digital Imaging: Capture Through Output

      • Photoshop Elements

        Instructor: Irene Hill For Beginners An introduction to unravel some of the mysteries of polishing a photograph after it has been taken.  This is a BASIC course.  We will cover cropping, sizing, lighting, color saturation, and converting your photo to black and white.  Only 90 minutes a week….no information overload …..sticking to the basics….and, of


      • Photoshop for Photographers – Dimitri Sagatov

        Instructor: Dimitri Sagatov This course is an introduction to the world of creative possibilities available to photographers through Adobe Photoshop. If your current photo editing process leaves something to be desired, Photoshop is a powerful program that will allow you to take your post processing to the next level. To take advantage of these powerful


      • New! Digital Abstraction

        Instructor: Laurence Gartel Beginners The evolution of Art has come full circle. The computer enables us to go beyond what we see in the real world or what can imagine. Computer possibilities enable us to make things that cannot be conceived without digital assistance. We can utilize images from reality and abstract them as well


      • NEW! From Digital to Paint

        Instructor: Laurence Gartel Beginners Creating Digital Art images which could not be conceived any other way then by using a computer. Translate these images to paintings. In this four-week class we will work with Digital Art as source material and then use traditional media as the final end product using a variety of techniques: painting,


      • NEW! Digital Drawing

        Instructor: Laurence Gartel Beginners Draw the human figure each week with your ipad, smartphone, laptop. Choose to use a variation of brushes and techniques which could be later on incorporated into other works and or stand alone images. By using the tools of technology the interpretations of reality will give your work your own unique


      • NEW! Beginners Time-Lapse Photography

        Instructor: Reese Hendrik Blanke NOVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED Learn the fundamentals of time-lapse, from capturing individual shots in sequence to editing and compiling those photos into a video format. With the ever increasing amount of tool sets made available to the public, time-lapse video is becoming more prevalent in video content. In this course, students


      • NEW! Intermediate Time-Lapse Photography

        Instructor: Reese Hendrik Blanke ADOBE EDITING SOFTWARE RECOMMENDED Building upon the fundamentals learned in Beginning Time-lapse, students will dive into various components and tricks for capturing more dynamic, high quality time-lapse video. In this workshop, students will learn more about camera settings for time-lapses featuring perspective shifts like pan/tilt and forward/side motion. Just as in


      • NEW! Advanced Time-Lapse Photography

        Instructor: Reese Hendrik Blanke EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHERS/EDITORS This workshop is the culmination of the beginning and intermediate time-lapse courses, where students will learn to create high quality, multi-faceted time-lapse videos. Combine disciplines like night and astrophotography, long exposure and macro photography with arc/pan/tilt perspective shifts to create breathtaking and compelling time-lapse scenes to incorporate into video


      • Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

        Instructor: Lee Gordon CREATING AN EFFICIENT COLOR MANAGED DIGITAL WORKFLOW This class is an introduction to using Adobe Lightroom as a digital asset management application. As photographers, we produce an abundance of images, which need to be organized, developed, and integrated into an efficient color managed digital workflow from capture to output. As digital photography advances and evolves,


      • Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

        Instructor: Lee Gordon CONTINUING AN EFFICIENT COLOR MANAGED DIGITAL WORKFLOW COMPLETION OF THE INTRODUCTORY LIGHTROOM CLASS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This advanced Lightroom class is a continuation, utilizing an integrated approach to Adobe Lightroom. We will learn how to evaluate and pre-visualize the extensive possibilities for developing raw image files. To master control over your creative


  • Photography Classes

    • Photography – The Art of Seeing

      • Introduction to Using Your Digital Camera: A Mini Course – Irene Hill

        Instructor: Irene Hill BEGINNERS If the manual that came with your digital camera is causing more confusion than you care to deal with, fear not. This course is designed to help you become more comfortable and creative with your equipment. The class breaks down the learning process into understandable weekly sessions that include taking photos


      • Introduction to Using Your Digital Camera – Dimitri Sagatov

        Instructor: Dimitri Sagatov BEGINNERS Want to learn how to take your camera off AUTO mode? This course is designed to help you become more comfortable and creative with your equipment. The class breaks down the learning process into understandable weekly sessions that include taking photos and learning to experiment with camera techniques such as the triangle


      • Photography on the Move

        Instructor: Irene Hill BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Anxious to get out there and do more shooting? Want to produce more artistic, nuanced images? In this course for beginner and intermediate students, we will alternate between classroom work on composition and critique with off-campus photo shoots. Emphasis will be on producing uncluttered, dynamic images using natural light. Bring your camera to all


      • Photo Composition and Lighting – A Mini Course

        Instructor: Irene Hill INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS If you want to take more than a snapshot, it’s time to learn some composition basics. Find out where to place the subject in the frame, when to create a leading line or how to include foreground interest or framing, and how to use shallow depth of field to create


      • Composition in Fine Art Photography – Getting to the WOW!

        Instructor: Irene Hill FOR SALON, ADVANCED & MASTER LEVEL Take the next step in your journey to become a more creative photographer and learn how to use the camera more creatively while developing a personal aesthetic. Study with a group of enthusiastic students in a class devoted to your growth and development as a creative fine


      • Master – Fine Art Photography – Lee Gordon

        Instructor: Lee Gordon EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHERS This class is for experienced, creative photographers interested in more than camera clubs or limited seminars and workshops. Become a part of South Florida’s most accomplished group of artistic photographers. Meet in a unique environment with fellow enthusiasts while sharing ideas, techniques, experiences and inspiration. This ongoing class allows the


  • Art Classes

    • Painting

      • Contemporary Painting

        Instructor: Peter G. Pereira ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC (SOME OIL) Take a fantastic journey into painting! This course is perfect for those students and professional artists itching to flush out and consolidate aspects of your artwork that are in need of some R & D…creative therapy! I want to help you pull out individual styles


      • Oil Painting 101

        Instructor: Beth Sloat BEGINNERS – OIL Are you new at painting in oils? Do you want to learn new methods or break old habits? Then this class is for you! The oil paint medium is versatile, challenging and rewarding. With an initial focus on representational painting from life, each painting will apply basic skills —drawing,


      • NEW! Oil Painting 102

        Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL The still life setups from the morning drawing class will be available as a painting reference in the afternoon. We will also experiment with painting from our drawings to promote “loosening up” and creativity. Instruction will focus on painting with oil mediums. Artists working in other mediums are welcome


      • Discover Your Personal Painting Style

        Instructor: Carla Golembe ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC Explore painting techniques, composition, color and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, and color mixing techniques and apply them to express yourself in paint. Discover how source material can be a springboard for your imagination to take flight and create a work of


      • Multimedia Master Class

        Instructor: Donna Fuller INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL/ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR You will learn to understand what your paint and brushes can do for you – learn color, concept, perception and usage. Learn how to make them work in creating your art and developing your own distinctive style. You will use copy/photographs of your own for reference. However serious about


      • NEW! Mixed Media Painting

        Instructor: Fernando Porras All LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC Explore the creative possibilities of Mixed-Media Painting. Whether it is canvas, clay tablets, wood, paper, or a mix of all of them, panels can become one of your best allies as an artist. Explore oil, acrylic, and mixed media techniques and experiment with the amazing effects that can


      • Picturesque Pastels

        Instructor: Deborah LaFogg-Docherty BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE – PASTEL Students will explore the use of pastel, learn technique, experiment with underpainting, textures and play with color. Classes will include themed subjects and student choice. All will have the chance to create pastel paintings that have strong compositions, pleasing colors with exciting results. Wednesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


      • Exploring Painting

        Instructor: Vicki Siegel ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC Pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style with instructor, Vicki Siegel. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges


    • Watercolor

      • Traveling Artists: Ink, Watercolor/WC Pencil Techniques

        Instructor: Fernando Porras All LEVELS Can you finish a base-wash and your wine before it starts raining and make it to the station in time for the last train? Soon you will! Join our class to learn how to tackle wonderful problems like this and a good number of great techniques to make the best


      • Watercolor

        Instructor: Sid DelMar Leach Beginners This class will establish the basics of what watercolor is and how to use it carefully and accurately. Instruction will be in the use of transparent watercolor. Students will be given a drawing, depicting European subject matter, which they will transfer to watercolor paper. All students will work from the


    • Drawing

      • Drawing 101

        Instructor: Beth Sloat BEGINNER Learn to see like an artist in a structured and supportive environment. Learning to draw can be a life changing experience and drawing is the gateway to all the visual arts. Students will become acquainted with various drawing tools and learn to draw realistically from observation with exercises that include line,


      • NEW! Drawing 102

        Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Students asked for a drawing class that would be followed by opportunities to paint the same subject. This is it! Drawing mainly from still life setups, and later, possibly from photo references, we will explore the possibilities of representation with drawing media and techniques. There will be instruction and critiques. A


      • Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

        Instructor: Ralph Papa ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR Develop and enhance your skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting a new work at each class session. With each class session art students work with the instructor in


      • NEW! Perspective for the Artist

        Instructor: Sid DelMar Leach BEGINNER It is obvious to the viewer of any painting of a traditionally realistic subject matter if the artist who created the painting did not understand the “rules” of perspective. In this class, we will examine these “tools” that have been handed down historically. Perspective is most important in the creation


      • NEW! Advanced Artistic Perspective

        Instructor: Fernando Porras A class for those who want to master artistic perspective. Learn a realistic approach to one, two, three, and variable-point perspectives, perspective of shadows, perspective of reflections, and transparency distortions. Learn tricks to quickly apply amazing perspectives to your freehand sketches, your paintings and illustrations. Stop avoiding foreshortening in the human figure


      • NEW! Animal Drawing

        Instructor: Fernando Porras ALL LEVELS Learn to draw your animal friends – realistically or as children’s illustrations. Big and small, learn how to separate the basic volumes and shapes of their anatomy to be able to draw them in any position you want, moving or still! Master those perfect textures, from the skin of an


    • Collage & Mixed Media

      • Collage and Mixed Media

        Instructor – Sharon Koskoff ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC/MISC MATERIALS Explore and learn about the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles and other unusual art mediums! Discover assemblage and construction techniques for 2-D and 3-D creations. Class includes emphasis on design principles including balance, color, composition, direction, geometry,


    • Installation Art


        Instructor: Peter Pereira Are you a writer/poet, musician, painter, sculptor, photographer, movie-maker, dancer, gymnast, engineer, astronomer, chef, or some combination? This inclusive course explores installation art in all media and will incorporate your media including photographs, paintings, drawings, video, sound and sculptural materials in the exciting field of mixed and multimedia installation works. So, bring