Healing Arts

Become a part of healing with art in our community by supporting one of the Armory Art Center’s healing arts programs.

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BraveHeARTS: Training emerging artists form our US Veterans, April 2018-present

This program began in April 2018 to promote the rehabilitation of military service veterans from the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach that will build self-esteem, nurture talent, and develop new skills through the visual arts. Objectives of the program are to help Veterans with being present, improving dexterity and a sense of accomplishment, to learn new skills and re-discover strengths, while increasing use of community resources and community re-entry skills. 

Bravehearts class

Above from left: Licensed Mental Health Therapist Brian Wood and Instructor Pat Crowley work with Army Veteran Patricia Cenek-Campbell during BraveHeARTS class.

 

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Art of the Phoenix

In the Fall of 2014, the Armory launched The Art of the Phoenix, a program for girls ages 12 through 17 who have been victims of human trafficking—to help heal and restore their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. The Art of the Phoenix is an Armory Art Center outreach program produced in partnership with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, which raises awareness, builds partnerships, and brings hope and restoration to victims of human trafficking, our modern day slavery. Palm Beach County ranks as the 3rd highest in Florida with incidents of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline for suspected cases of human trafficking

The Art of the Phoenix at the Armory offers therapeutic art classes taught by Armory instructors along with an art therapist to aid in the recovery of teens who are victims of human trafficking. Through art therapy, survivors can increase their self-esteem, facilitate the ability to express and label emotions, decrease maladaptive coping skills, provide a forum for exploring feelings, provide a sense of autonomy, help identify personal growth goals, reduce anxiety, and develop a sense of empowerment through the making of art. Group sessions also include a display of participant’s art pieces and wrap up/processing discussions.

Art of the Phoenix bracelets

Art therapy costs $100 an hour

24 hours          $2,400

10 hours          $1,000

5 hours            $500

2.5 hours         $250

1 hour              $100

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