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Armory Art Center Offers Shorter Class Terms To Fit Your Busy Life

The Armory Art Center is now offering shorter class terms to fit into your busy lifestyle.  For students who want some time off during the summer but also need to prepare their portfolios, a 4 day workshop is being offered!  For adults, there are a multitude of options, including a new Drawing class and a Digital Photography class. There are day, evening and weekend options.  Plus, there are still some spots open for Summer Camp!  The Rickie Report shares the highlights here and reminds you that Gift Certificates are available for all classes. 





Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401





Summer Art Camp

June 8th – August 14th
Ages 4½-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17

Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Our innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.


Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.


Portfolio Prep Class

Portfolio Prep Class



Youth Classes

College Prep: Beginning Portfolio Development for High School Students Rising Freshmen and Sophomores (New)

Instructor: Liza Niles, Director of Education
For the first time the Armory is offering a 4 day intensive workshop for high school students who plan to study art in higher education and who want to begin to develop a portfolio. There will be homework, individual/group critiques and lots of creative thinking!

June 22-25th
Monday-Thursday, 5pm-7pm | 15S-KW18.1a
Tuition $150




Digital and Social Media

Building a Digital Photography Foundation

Instructor: Robert Swinson
A basic thorough intermediate digital photography class for SLR, Super Zooms, and advanced compact digital cameras with automatic and manual controls.

Beginning June 22nd
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-RA18.1a
Tuition $160




Drawing the Figure

"Figure" by Dennis Aufiery

“Figure” by Dennis Aufiery


Instructor: Dennis Aufiery
Draw with confidence. We will focus on basic perceptual skills and see the relationship between form, volume, weight, mass, and how they relate to each other.

Beginning June 24th
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-D8.3b
Tuition $233


Dennis Aufiery has studied with Alex Katz, Neil Welliver, Janet Fish and Graham Nickson among other distinguished artists. Mr. Aufiery has exhibited in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South Florida as well as the Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and the Portland Museum of Art. Visit Dennis’ website at

I want to get below the surface of things when I make art.
I’m after something essential – something that moves me.
It all comes from life experience and my understanding of art, past and present. I want to communicate my experience and explore what is possible.
“Creativity takes courage”, said Matisse.
Creativity can take many forms. I am the kind of artist who is willing to work in many ways. I feel the potential of human expression is boundless. It’s all a matter of taking a risk.

Dennis Aufiery



Link to the Class Catalog




The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.


Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.



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