Judi & Allan Schuman
Museum Gallery

Our 2022-2023 Season will include both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be presented at the Levis JCC Sandler Center (unless otherwise noted) with masks for participants strongly recommended, and social distancing implemented whenever possible. Outside venues, individual instructors, lecturers and performers reserve the right to require masks in any of their events.

Proudly presenting exhibitions of work by local, national, and international artists as well as lectures and classes.

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or membership, call the Box Office at 561-558-2520.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 561-558-2520
JUDI & ALLAN SCHUMAN MUSEUM GALLERY | 561-558-2504
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL

*Important: please note that when arriving to our campus for evening and Sunday events, you must use the 95th Avenue S. entrance
(off of Glades Road between Lyons Road and 441).


Gallery Art Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday during events and by appointment

All exhibitions and opening events are free and open to the public. RSVP requested to 561-558-2520 for each Opening Reception.

WITVA (Women In The Visual Arts) present
Fall For Art Exhibition

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation:
Sunday November 6, 1:00 pm
Exhibition runs through December 15
This annual juried mixed media exhibition spotlights artworks including colorful paintings, bold sculptures, powerful photography, creative collage, prints and jewelry.

Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During and After the Holocaust

Opening Reception and Presentations:
Sunday, March 6, 1:00 pm
Exhibition runs through April 8
Rare and extensive memorabilia of famous Jewish women and men Olympic athletes by collector Neil Keller, along with private tours, films, author appearances and special guests.

Mr. Keller will showcase over 100 pieces gathered over a 35 year span. By tracking down family members and other individuals on a worldwide chase for items and information on these remarkable young athletes, Mr. Keller was able to amass this very touching and impressive collection.

World champion Victor Young Perez; well-known boxer Kid Francis; Marty Glickman, fastest kid on the block; Helene Mayer, named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 female athletes of the 20th Century, and Eva Szekely, inducted into the Fort Lauderdale Swimming Hall of Fame. These and many more athletes will be featured in the exhibition.

DKJA Student Exhibition: A Tradition of Excellence in the Arts

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 12, 5:00 pm
E
xhibition runs through February 3

Showcasing the creative works of Donna Klein Jewish Academy's (DKJA) talented 8th graders and high school AP Art students. Mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, 2D and 3D design.

Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Photographers Dahlia Drezser, Ellen Safran and Charlotte Temple

Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 9, 3:00 pm
E
xhibition runs through March 16
Dahlia Dreszer
creates unreal spaces that fly with our imagination and dreams. Her photography is created through a hybrid process where she combines photography, digital technique and painters thought process.

Ellen Safran loves being behind the lens and seeing things come alive – a bird, a child, a worker, a special landscape. Every photograph evokes a different feeling or tells a different story. Her photography portrays her vision of the world.

Portraits and remote places are Charlotte Temple’s themes for her photography. She has photographed a lifetime of extensive world travels. Each photograph tells a different story expressing a different feeling.

Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibition & Sale

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 9, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Exhibition runs through April 28
Beautifully crafted one of a kind, decorative and practical pieces of pottery created by students and teachers are on display and for sale.

Sandler Shuk: An Israeli Marketplace

Calling local and regional Israeli artists to participate in an art fair. All art and craft mediums are welcome and will be for sale. The fair will run Sunday, March 19 through Friday, March 24. For information and registration email Susana Flaum at susanaf@levisjcc.org.

Art Workshops with Wendy Cohen

All workshops on Mondays at 1:00 pm
$55 per workshop, includes instructions and all materials unless noted.

Dyed Silk Scarves

Monday, November 7 & February 27
Create your own beautiful wearable silk scarf using special tissue paper dying technique. Design random free forms or cut patterns while being guided throughout the process. Easy and lots fun. Wear it right away!

Small Glass Dish or Bowl

December 12 and March 27
Create beautiful small plates or bowls using the glass fusing process. Cut shape and layer glass to create unique designs. The pieces will be fired and ready to be picked up the following week. Students with glass fusing or stained glass experience preferred but not required. You will be able to create one magnificent dish.

Fused Glass Made Easy

January 30
Discover the glass fusing process to create unique pieces in this introductory class. Learn how to cut, shape, layer and embellish designs using different types of glass including dichroic glass. Make pendants, earnings, night lights, and more. Your pieces will be fired and ready to be picked up the following week. Your will be able to create two pieces.

Art Workshops with Lourdes McKay

Fridays 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
$155 for each 3-day workshop, materials not included, unless noted. A list of materials will be provided at time of registration; materials can be purchased during the first class.

Learn to Paint Your Pet

November 4, 11, 18
Acrylic on canvas.

Sumi-e

January 6, 13, 20
Learn this East Asian painting technique simple materials: brush, ink and paper to create wonderful unique strokes representing nature.

Paint & Pour

Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm
A perfect opportunity to enjoy an evening of art and friendship. Celebrate a birthday, a night out with your spouse or partner or just come to meet new friends. You will go home from this fun class with your beautiful creation of art.
$60 per person, per workshop
Includes all materials, instruction, wine and snacks.

Introduction to Abstract Painting

March 3, 10, 17
Learn to paint with freedom of expression and feeling. Compose the visual space with your unique vison with color and shape and enjoy the creativity in you.

Art Tours

Art Trip to Art Basel in Miami

Friday, December 2
Depart Sandler Center at 8:30 am and return approximately at 2:30 pm, Registration 8:15 am

Self-Guided Highlighted Tour of Art Basel with Ronnit Vasserman Prepare to be awed as you stroll in small groups the multiple aisles of the Art Basal art fair at the Miami Convention Center. Discover over 5000 works of art in a variety of media spanning from Modern period to Contemporary works that were created in time for the art fair. In order to avoid “fatigue”, a fun art HUNT will be created exclusively for our group. This HUNT will guide you to some of the most talked about artworks at the fair. You will also be introduced to artists that are making headlines in the art world. The HUNT will include all kinds of artwork, from paintings, sculpture, photography and new media. Please remember to wear your most stylish and comfortable sneakers!
$165 includes transportation, introduction and highlights by Ronnit, HUNT map, water and snacks, admission tickets and transportation included

Coconut Grove Art Festival

Monday, February 20
Depart Sandler Center at 9:00 am and return approximately at 3:00 pm, Registration 8:45 am
One of the nation’s premiere arts festivals, the Coconut Grove Art Festival is and annual event not to be missed. Hop on our bus and we will take care of driving you there and back for you to enjoy a wonderful day of world class art, culinary displays and live performances. You will be on your own so bring a friend. We will provide you with a contact person to reach during the day, and a time and location to be picked up.
$105 includes round trip transportation, entrance fee, water and snacks

Pottery Classes

Hand Building and Throwing on the Wheel

Learn techniques from our experienced instructors, Cynthia Zmetronak and Samantha Booth. All levels welcome!

Program consists of 6 three-hour classes and 1 three hour supervised open studio time (the final class of each session.) Clay is available for purchase. Additional $30 supply fee per session.

The pottery studio has two kilns, wheels, slab roller, and an extruder. Pottery Class Policy may be obtained by contacting the Sandler Center at lesleys@levisjcc.org or 561-558-2540.

Classes are now offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays as follows:

TUESDAYS
October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

Tuesday Session 1A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday Session 1B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Tuesday Session 2A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday Session 2B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
Tuesday Session 3A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday Session 3B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday Session 4A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday Session 4B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

THURSDAYS
October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
Thursday Session 1A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday Session 1B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
Thursday Session 2A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday Session 2B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 3*
Thursday Session 3A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday Session 3B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
*April 3 is a Monday and this will be the studio date for this session

April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1
Thursday Session 4A: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday Session 4B: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

There are NO make-up times, credits, refunds or rescheduling for missed classes or studio time.

Session Rates:
Regular - $350 Platinum, Gold or Gold Plus - $320

Ceramics Workshops

Dates and pricing as noted below.

Ceramic Decals

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 pm
Upcycle your current plain white ceramic dishes or add new ones to your collection by adding ceramic decals. During class you will learn:

  • Preparation of piece for decal
  • Decal application process
  • Firing process to create a permanent surface
  • Care for finished work
You may bring 2 or 3 white or very light colored finished ceramic pieces measuring 10 inches in any direction or less. Examples of these pieces may include but are not limited to: mugs, plates, bowls or vases. Bringing a small scissor from home for cutting the decals would be helpful. There will also be plain white ceramic pieces available for purchase during the workshop should you choose to decorate a piece available for purchase. Decal packets are included with class that include a variety selection of decals. Firing at the appropriate temperature for the decals also included in the workshop price. A date and time will be arranged for picking up your finished work approximately one week or more after class.
$55 (Minimum of 5 students required)

Making Your Own Linoleum Stamps

Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 pm
Join pottery instructor Cynthia Zmetronak as she demonstrates how she designs and creates the stamps used to make her pottery. Topics will include the materials: linoleum speedy carve and speedball carving tools and how to impress while carving to check your image content. The linoleum block sheets we will be using measure 4 X 6 inches. Bringing an image in this size range is not necessary but can be very helpful if you already have something in mind. After carving, we will impress our carvings on the appropriate size piece of clay to be dried and fired.
$55 (Minimum of 4 students required)

Triaxial Blend 2-Part Workshop

Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 1:00 pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to blend 3 premade commercial or studio glazes to create several new glazes. Measuring and testing our new formulas will be part of the class. Due to the necessity to fire our test tiles to gain results, this class will meet twice. The first class will be learning how to make, note and apply test formulas, the second class we will organize and discuss our results. First class 3 hours, second class 1.5 hours
$95 (Minimum of 4 students required)

Ceramic Jewelry 3-Part Workshop

Session 1: Fridays December 9, 16, 23, 10:00 am
Session 2: Fridays February 3, 10, 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Make your own ceramic jewelry. Learn how to manipulate clay into a statement pendant, earrings , bracelet or broche. Open to all level students. Class will focus on techniques you can use to make your own individual pieces. Work will be fired twice and ready to take home at end of third meeting.
$60 each session (Minimum of 4 students required)

Basic Glaze Making 2-Part Workshop

Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 1:00 pm
Learn the basics of making a mid-range cone 6 glaze. Gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors behind them. We will be using scales to measure and mix glaze components. We will be testing our formulas on test tiles. Gloves and masks will be provided and must be worn during class for your safety. You will be working with chemicals. The first class will be learning how to make, note and apply glazes. The second class we will organize and discuss our results.
$95 (Minimum of 4 students required)

Photographing Your Ceramics

Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 pm
Come learn how to style your ceramic art for natural looking, professional quality photos. It’s easy with just a few basics. I’ve grown my business with great photos which have been used in magazines, a pottery ad for Shimpo wheels, and caught the eyes of TV producers for Disney. Learn to take professional photos with your phone for online posting on sites like Instagram and Etsy, for art shows and magazine submissions and make sure your beautiful work shows through. We will cover back drops, composition, lighting, and some simple settings on your phone. Don’t be intimidated, it’s easier than creating the ceramic work itself! Materials An IPhone 10 or equivalent smartphone (or later) with camera. Three to five of your own ceramic pieces.
$40 (Minimum of 6 students required)

Screen Printing On Clay

Wednesday, February 1, 1:00 pm
Come create your very own screen print from your own design. No drawing skills needed. You will make a custom, personalized screen design that you can use to print on your clay. It can be used over and over in your own ceramic art. A beautiful tool that will be all your own and will make designing new ceramic art easy and fun. Please bring photos of nature or simple objects that can be drawn or traced with a black marker.
$100 (Minimum of 4 students required)

Advanced Glazing Techniques 2-Part Workshop

Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 1:00 pm
Students will learn a variety of techniques such as glaze application, blending and masking using glazes and underglazes. Each student will be provided with two pre-fired tiles and a small cylinder to use for this workshop. One tile will be a practice and reference tile, the second tile will be to create a design using one or more of the techniques learned in the workshop and the cylinder will be used for creating a dripped glaze effect. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a finished glazed ceramic piece they would be interested in talking about. First class - three hour workshop followed by a 1.5hr follow-up one week later to pick up glazed pieces, discuss results and Q&A Open to beginners too!
$95 (Minimum of 4 students required)

Selling Your Art Online With Etsy

Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 pm
Come join us for this class if you’ve ever thought about selling your art online. I can show you how to start your business with a few basic steps. I can share what I have learned with thousands of sales in my own Etsy shop. What to sell, how to write descriptions, and how to set up an Etsy shop for success. Whether you want to list a few things you have made for fun or you’d like to start selling more seriously, this class will cover both. You will need to bring a cell phone, iPad or computer to class.
$40 (Minimum of 6 students required)

22K Gold Luster 2-Part Workshop

Wednesdays, March 8 and 15, 1:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to add real gold to your ceramics but haven’t had the materials or knowledge needed? In this class we will cover everything from *Application, *Tips on successful results *Decorative ideas. Then we will decorate your pottery with 22k gold. Please bring a few completely finished pieces that you would like to add gold to. We will apply the gold during class. **Special masks will be provided for the class. Please make sure you are comfortable wearing a 3M respirator with cartridge. It is mandatory for your safety!
$145 (Minimum of 4 students required)

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