It’s Time To Register For New Classes And Workshops At The Armory Art Center. Classes Begin January 7th

Are you ready to learn a new art technique? Do you want to reconnect with an art medium you tried before?  The Armory Art Center has hundreds of options for you to choose from in their Session 3 Course Catalog. Classes start on January 7th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to check out all of the offerings for adults , youth, and teens! Hint: Classes make great gift ideas for you or someone else you know!!




811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | |


Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings







page20image3641323008  TEXTILES & FIBER












Textile Creation by Kianga Parker




Each participant will create a 2-dimensional collage using African textiles, yarn, paper, beads, and leather. Students will be given templates to assist in the construction of the body and instruction on making any clothing or accessories. Using fabric glues and some minor hand sewing, each collage will adhere to a handmade paper background. Cutting and gluing are the major skills needed. Hand sewing is optional, imagination is required.


Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  SESSION 3: Jan 7th, Feb 11th Tuition: $60


page21image3645174832   CERAMICS


YING ZHOU Levels: 1-2

Learn the essential techniques of producing functional hand-built pottery. Students will learn how to create a template and work from it. Slab and coil will be the primary construction methods and surface decoration will include the use of decals, underglaze, brush decoration, wax resist, colored slips, and your own custom stamps. Learn about the construction of Yixing teapots and their function, specifications, and the background behind these historical forms.

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1-CYZ.1a  SESSION 3: 8 weeks, January 7th – February 25th

Tuition: $368 plus Lab Fee $10


page25image3622910336   DRAWING

Live Model Open Studios












Drawing by Linda Silpe

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with live models for figure painting and drawing are opportunities to work independently with a nude model to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice. A monitor is present to coordinate participants’ attendance and the model’s poses.

• Open to the general public • Class enrolled not required to attend • All levels are welcome

SESSION 3: January 7 – March 2, 2019
Short Poses, Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Long Poses, Tuesdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm

1 TICKET: Members $20 | Non-members $25, Members age 75 and over $15

10 TICKETS: Members $175 | Non-members $225 75 and over members $100

Submit tickets to the monitor upon arrival to each class


page27image3641929456   PAINTING




Learning to work with watercolor and mixed media creates an excellent foundation to develop painting skills. Students will learn how to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and ink to develop their expertise. The class will also explore multimedia techniques such as collage, stamping, and stenciling. Participants will learn watercolor basics and how to approach the subject matter of their choice.


Incorporate collage techniques into your paintings to create dense surfaces and textures. Liven-up your paintings by layering colored paper, found images, fabric swatches, and natural materials. This class will build from classic examples of collage and grattage techniques by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, and Romare Bearden. Digital collage with Photoshop will also be discussed during the class.

Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 7 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th Tuition: $322 (no class 1/15)  19W1-PNA.2b

Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 9th – Feb 27th Tuition: $368



page31image3647312944   PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA











Photo by Barry Schein




Make your business look great online and on a budget! You will learn to set up a small photography studio with basic lighting to further your small business. Using smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR cameras, you will learn how to shoot for the web, social media, public relations, and print media to effectively promote your business. A camera (smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR) and knowing how it functions is required.

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 19W1-DMBS.5bSESSION 3: 4 weeks, Jan 11th – Feb 1st
Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $30


page33image3640815872  SCULPTURE







Sculpted Owl by Amy Wolsky







AMY WOLSKY Levels: 1-2

This class is for the beginner and intermediate sculptor who are interested in sculpting animals, be it imaginary or a family pet. Students will learn to construct an armature by studying the animal’s anatomy; muscle structure, fur, claws, whiskers, and paws. Students will be introduced to DIY tools such as eye shadow brushes, dental tools, and bamboo tools.

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1.SAW.2.aS ESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $10



page37image3644420752  PRINTMAKING


Mark Cohen Creating a Print


MARK COHEN Levels: All

This course will teach how to transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies, or computer images onto a Solarplate™ and print with water based inks. The process will keep students experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer, and color prints.

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 19W1-PRMC.5bSESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 11th – March 1st
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $40




page39image3620508832  JEWELRY



NICHOLAS KAKAVAS, Artists-in-Residence, Sculpture   Levels: All

Students will create small scale silicone rubber molds from found or sculpted objects to make fun parts for a necklace and/or ring using liquid plastics, resins, and basic metal working! Mold making, pouring plastic, resins, and jewelry fabrication processes will be demonstrated. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of light weight materials in a variety of colors to make adornment.

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 8-weeks Jan 17th- Feb 28th Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $35


page41image3648561600 YOUTH









Anthony Burks with Original Painting

(Photo Courtesy of Jacekphoto)



Now is the time to begin preparing for middle school visual arts auditions. Students will familiarize themselves with the audition components to get a jump start on this challenging process.

Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm SESSION 3: Jan 19th Tuition: $50






For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

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Armory Art Center Presents Image d’Or Prize-Winning Filmmaker & Lecture Plus Two Gallery Exhibits By Students

The Armory Art Center is bringing internationally acclaimed artist, Faten Safieddine to present her short film, “La Chrysalide”, and give a lecture.  She is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, having won the  Image d’Or Prize.  In addition, the public is invited to view the culmination of Armory Art Students’ work in printmaking, digital, and related arts plus drawing and painting workshops and classes.  Offering something for all ages, there are still spaces available at Summer Art Camp! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to see what a bounty of activities The Armory Art Center has to offer!  





Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue      W. Palm Beach, FL 33401




Tuesday, June 2nd

6:30 – 7:30 pm

 Armory Art Center Library







Photography by Faten Safieddine




Internationally renown artist Faten Safieddine will show her short film “La Chrysalide” and talk about her work. This lecture is free and open to the public. In a dreamlike style, this film shows the struggle of women to extricate themselves from the yoke of the cultural and social conditioning and achieve freedom and fullness.





Born in Lebanon, Ms. Safieddine lives and works in Marrakesh and Paris. She was educated at the Sorbonne and the Université d’Abidjan and has shown her work throughout the Middle East, France and Canada.


Her photographic work explores the themes of the shadows, reflections and transparencies and has been the subject of several international exhibitions.  In addition to working as a photographer and film maker, Ms Safieddine is a journalist, art critic and writer focusing on culture and history. In 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned her to create a documentary on the restoration of the Minbar in the Grand Mosque of Koutoubia. The documentary received the Image d’Or prize in France.





For more information please visit:









Exhibits Continue Through July 2nd

Armory Art Center Student Exhibition

Armory Art Center Student Exhibition



The exhibition featuring work by Armory students in the Printmaking, Digital, and Related Arts departments in the
Armory Art Center – Greenfield Gallery




The exhibition featuring work by Armory students in the Drawing and Painting departments.

 Armory Art Center – East Gallery


For further information and reception times please contact:561-832-1776








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.

Learn more

Activities include:
A week filled with art education
Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
Field trips to local venues
Art show openings in July and August




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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Charles Bane Offers Specialty Classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach

Charles Bane is an alumnus of both the Bak and Dreyfoos Schools. An incredibly skilled, multimedia artist, his teaching style has gained impressive popularity with students of all ages.  He teaches classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach to not only ease students’ anxieties when they apply for the Bak or Dreyfoos Schools, but to enhance their portfolios.  The Rickie Report takes a look at some of the artwork from his classes and suggests that anyone who needs a refresher with their drawing techniques, adults included, sign up! You’ll find him at Jerry’s Artarama offering his expertise.









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BAK & DREYFOOS PREP with Charles Bane


The curriculum of each of these schools challenges students to achieve a high standard of artistic professionalism and academic excellence.  Charles Bane’s classes at Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach help level the playing field, as students apply for acceptance in these programs.




TRR: Tell our readers about your own creativity


Currently, I’m a student at FAU and plan to work at a finance firm after passing the Series 7 & 66 exams.  My artwork is really me just experimenting. Depending on the day, I’ll explore abstract… although lately I’ve been having fun with Liechtenstein-inspired paintings exploring depression in super heroes.



Painting by Charles Bane

Painting by Charles Bane




TRR:  Please share some details about your prep classes at Jerry’s Artarama


 My classes at Jerry’s Artarama in W. Palm Beach are a Bak/Dreyfoos prep class. Instead of exploring the different points of the audition with an equation for the kids to follow, I push their critical thinking and abilities so the auditions seem easy.




Charles Bane's Prep Class at Jerry's Artarama

Charles Bane’s Prep Class at Jerry’s Artarama




Normally, I use massive still lives, fast paced gesture drawings, and monster paper sculptures.




Students in Charles Bane's Prep Class at Jerry's Artarama

Students in Charles Bane’s Prep Class at Jerry’s Artarama



TRR:  What is the main focus of the class?



It’s all about critical thinking and pushing problem solving skills. This way, no matter the level they’re on, they can stay in a comfort zone and move forward.





Charles Bane Prep Class, Jerry's Artarama

Charles Bane’s Prep Class, Jerry’s Artarama



The auditions are an endurance test. Most of my students stay with me from the year before their audition up until the actual audition.




TRR:  Do you have any help hints to share with us?


Honestly, a sketchbook can be a student’s best friend. I always tell my students to keep drawing.


Art Supplies

Art Supplies in Charles Bane’s Studio



TRR:  When do your classes take place?



The classes are on Saturdays. There is a $15.00 fee and all are welcome. I’ve had adults  who just needed a refresher on drawing.




Painting in Progress with Charles Bane

Painting in Progress with Charles Bane




For more information about Charles Bane’s classes, other workshops and classes and special events at Jerry’s Artarama, please visit:


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Ray Neubert Teaches Class at New Armory Art Center Branch in Lake Worth

 The Armory Art Center will open its second location called the Armory Art Center Annex in downtown Lake Worth.  It allows the Art Center opportunities to enhance the growing Lake Worth art community already in place. The Rickie Report is pleased to announce  that Ray Neubert will be teaching one of the first classes at this new facility!  The class, “Being the Artist You Were Meant to Be” is for  artists who are tired of being told what and how to create.  We urge you to consider this course and find YOUR OWN artistic voice!  Details are in this article.



                                          Ray Neubert


Being the Artist

You Were Meant to Be



Armory Art Center Annex

Tuesday class begins September 2    3:00-5:00 pm


Classes are 8 weeks

1121 Lucerne Avenue           Lake Worth, FL




The Armory Art Center will open its second location called the Armory Art Center Annex in downtown Lake Worth. Formally the shuffleboard center, this 5,000 square foot building, is located at 1121 Lucerne Avenue.  The year-long lease was awarded to the Armory by the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency. It allows the Art Center the opportunity to enhance the growing Lake Worth art community already in place. 





"You Take Such Liberties" by Raymond P. Neubert

“You Take Such Liberties” by Raymond P. Neubert

Ray Neubert will be teaching a new course called “Being The Artist You Were Meant To Be”, at The Armory’s new facility in Lake Worth.  This class is meant for artists who are tired of being told what and how to create and keep ending with their art looking like the teacher’s work or other more famous artists. The class begins on September 2nd – October 21st and run for 8 weeks.  

“Ray Neubert”

Ray explains, “Each week we will have an assigned task which we will review at the beginning of the next lesson.  This is not a class in how to make great art but to focus on what individual great art is in each of us and how to tap into our life experiences to uncover it.  I will not tell you what your journey is but encourage you to explore the possibilities the journey can be.  Personal experiences from all participants will be explored.  Each week will begin with a discussion, continue with exploration of the topics in our personal experience with our art and end with an assignment to be worked on for the following week.”
by Raymond P. Neubert

by Raymond P. Neubert

“Such subjects as…Honesty…Personal Preferences…’The Outliers’…’Cosmos’…Surviving Critiquing…Successes & Failures…Likes and Dislikes…Problem Solving and Best Time To Work.  New topics will be explored as they arise.  Our first assignment will be to bring sketching materials and at least one large object for group sketching to the first class.  In eight weeks we will each create a personal work of art which we will use to begin to explore and document what we each are meant to be as an honest and unique artist.  We will also compile a list of long term and short term goals” Ray says. 
The artist at work

The artist at work

The Tuesday class is from 3:00-5:00pm The eight week class is $200.00.  Contact The Armory Art Center to register at 561-832-1776.

Ray Neubert’s work ” is influenced by my father’s word play, comics of all genres and heroic Propaganda Art.  My NeuArt began in 2009 when I combined drawing, colored ink and word play on lined paper in saturated colors.  I continue with Metamorphosis in acrylics on canvas.”




For more information about Raymond’s artwork, including photography, poetry, assemblage and paintings, please call  561-313-6080 or email   or visit


The Armory Art Center Annex will serve the local community in the following ways:

  • focus on and feature local artists through exhibitions and teaching opportunities
  • provide outreach programs for youth and adults
  • offer classes and workshops during the day, at night, and on weekends
  • serve an audience from Lake Worth and the surrounding west and southern areas
  • make available studio space for 2D artists



The schedule will include exhibitions, one-time Art on the Go! classes and eight week classes. Armory instructors will teach classes in drawing, mixed media painting, oil painting and photography for adults and drawing and BAK and Dreyfoos prep classes for youth. Exhibitions by local artists will include Bob Vail and MeiWei Goethe, Lisette Cedeno, Kenneth Gryzmala, Nune Asatryan and Lisa Solon.


For more information about the Armory Art Center classes or exhibits call 561-832-1776  or visit



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