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. Please call the School at 1 (561) 403-2954 with any questions. 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!

What sparks your CREATIVITY?

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 4/6/19 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Registration for Spring/Summer OPENS 4/6/19 at 9 am!

Spring/Summer Classes & Workshops

Term 1 – 4/29/19 – 5/26/19

Term 2 – 6/3/19 – 6/30/19

Term 3 – 7/8/19 – 8/4/19

Term 4 – 8/5/19 – 9/1/19

Term 5 – 9/3/19 – 9/15/19


  • 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

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      • Oil Painting

        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,

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      • Discover Your Personal Painting Style

        Instructor: Carla Golembe PREVIOUS ACRYLIC PAINTING EXPERIENCE Explore painting techniques, composition, color and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, and color mixing techniques and theory and apply them to express yourself in paint. Discover how source material can be a springboard for your imagination to take flight. Projects are suggested

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      • 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,

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      • Multimedia Master

        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

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      • Picturesque Pastel

        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. Registration for Spring/Summer OPENS 4/6/18 at

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      • Creative Collage & Abstract

        Instructor: Erin Ashley BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE – ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIA Your creative juices will be flowing in this fun and no pressure class. Explore and discover new ways to create collages and abstract art using torn papers, fabric, photographs and your recycled materials incorporating painting, distressing and so much more. We will create on wood and canvas as

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      • Exploring Painting

        Instructor: Vicki Siegel ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC Pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow and experimental techniques will be covered. Demonstrations and individual instruction set

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    • Watercolor

      • 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

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    • Drawing

      • Pencil Magic

        Instructor: Sid Delmar Leach ALL LEVELS The pencil is something everyone has and can use to good advantage to capture images onto paper or illustration board. In this class, you will be given line drawings along with value studies of the images and the pencils you will need for your exercises. Students will learn to

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      • 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,

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      • Drawing 102

        Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Let’s continue the drawing experience! Now that you’ve learned the fundamentals in Drawing 101, We will hone in on those skills and take your artistry to the next level. With ever changing still life subjects, this class will focus on composition, rhythmn/movement, pattern, unity/variety and value development. Listen to music as

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  • 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: $20 a

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      • 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 –

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  • Photography Classes

    • The Art of Seeing

      • Introduction to Using Your Digital Camera – 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

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      • 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

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      • 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

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      • Composition and Lighting

        Instructor: Irene Hill INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS Whether you are new to this class or a student continuing to refine the quality of your work, this class is designed to help you take more than a snapshot by learning some composition basics and beyond. Find out where to place the subject in the frame, when to create

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      • Master – Fine Art Photography

        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

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      • Photography Salon

        Instructor: Irene Hill FOR UPPER LEVEL STUDENTS This class is designed for creative, experienced photographers who want to elevate their photography to a higher, more nuanced artistic level. The Photography Salon will emphasize imagination and the artful expression of creativity and will include classic as well as conceptual photography. Discussion and critique, along with weekly

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  • Digital Imaging Classes

    • 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

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      • Photoshop for Photographers

        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

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      • 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 Classic CC 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

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      • Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

        Instructor: Lee Gordon Continuing an efficient color managed digital workflow. Completion of the introductory Lightroom Classic CC class is highly recommended. This intermediate class is a continuation, utilizing an integrated digital workflow approach to Adobe Lightroom.  We will learn how to evaluate and pre-visualize the extensive possibilities for developing raw image files. To master control

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      • Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

        Instructor: Lee Gordon Continuing an efficient color managed digital workflow. Completion of the intermediate Lightroom Classic CC class is highly recommended. This advanced class is a continuation, utilizing an integrated digital workflow approach to Adobe Lightroom.  We will learn how to further evaluate and pre-visualize the extensive possibilities for developing raw image files.  Adobe Lightroom

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  • Writing Classes

    • The Writers’ Colony

      • 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

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      • From Memories to Memoir

        Instructor: Barbara Cronie Now is the time to organize your life experiences into a memoir worthy of being published, or just write about your favorite people and things as a record of family history. Develop a writing process that works for you. You will learn how essay and narrative writing can be combined to express

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  • Youth Classes

    • Kreative Kids Korner

      • Messy Hands

        Instructor – Dilia Leon FOR AGES 5 – 8 “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso. Messy Hands is a space to cultivate the innate artist children are. Paul Klee’s cat, Kandinsky’s concentric circles… Klimt’s Tree of Life… We embark on a journey

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      • Crazy Hands for Art

        Instructor – Dilia Leon FOR AGES 9 – 12 We will meet a famous artist, learning about their journey and techniques, through a PowerPoint presentation, and visuals. “What do you see?”, “What does this art piece make you feel?”, “What does this painting remind you of?” These are some of the questions that guide our

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Art Workshops

may 2019

17may(may 17)9:30 am20(may 20)4:30 pmBUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH (Visiting Artist)9:30 am - 4:30 pm (20)

september 2019

11sep9:30 am4:30 pmPoured Paint! Go With the Flow9:30 am - 4:30 pm

12sep9:30 am4:30 pmNEW! Mix Master - A Color Mixing Workshop9:30 am - 4:30 pm

13sep9:30 am4:30 pmDrawing with Water Soluble Pencils9:30 am - 4:30 pm

14sep9:30 am4:30 pmFins, Fur and Feathers - Pastel Workshop9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Photography Workshops

may 2019

11may10:00 am1:00 pmSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY: CANDID PORTRAITURE10:00 am - 1:00 pm

june 2019

08jun10:00 am1:00 pmSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY: CANDID PORTRAITURE10:00 am - 1:00 pm

july 2019

13jul10:00 am1:00 pmSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY: CANDID PORTRAITURE10:00 am - 1:00 pm

september 2019

14sep9:00 am1:00 pmImpressionist Photography9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Writing Workshops

may 2019

11may1:00 pm3:00 pmGive Life to Your Characters In Fiction1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

june 2019

08jun1:00 pm3:00 pmWriting the Short Story1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

july 2019

11jul1:00 pm3:00 pmGive Life to Your Characters In Fiction1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

august 2019

08aug1:00 pm3:00 pmWriting the Short Story1:00 pm - 3:00 pm