Business for the Arts of Broward Introduces Virtual Art Class

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition” with artist Lori Pratico set for May 28

In an effort to further support local artists and the arts industry, Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) introduces No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, a virtual art class to encourage participants to release their fears of creating and enjoy the process at the same time. Set for Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 5 p.m., the class is $20 per family or screen. Tickets may be purchased at and participation is limited.

Lori Pratico

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, led by nationally acclaimed artist Lori Pratico, is an exercise in relaxation and having fun in being creative. The session explores the critical things we say to ourselves about ourselves with a fun exercise in drawing, before moving on to learning some simple techniques that can be applied to drawing everyday objects. Participants are encouraged to have the following items at hand:

  • Three or more sheets of 8 ½” x 11” paper or copy paper
  • One #2 pencil
  • One pen or fine point marker (preferably black)
  • Two or more Q-tips (optional)
  • Three or more tree leaves

Pratico is a self-taught mural artist who began her artistic career at 19 in Philadelphia. Whether painting live at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino or creating a live mural at the Miami Boat Show, Pratico’s creativity can be found throughout South Florida on the walls of restaurants, boutiques, popular night spots and many other businesses. In 2015, Pratico launched a nationwide mural project called “Girl Noticed.” In its inaugural year, Hoffman’s Chocolates chose the project to be part of its ArtBar campaign along with acclaimed artists Guy Harvey and Clyde Butcher. The artwork and message have garnered the attention of news stations in Florida, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Nebraska and Alaska. Pratico’s latest endeavors include a stage presentation, large scale mural and paintings on canvas of female Holocaust survivors living in Broward County and she was honored with the Artist Visionary Award in Broward County during the opening of (DIS)Obedient at ArtServe last March.

BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events, including the free Art Means Business Speaker Series, Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

For more information on BFA and sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or