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ART-A-PALOOZA SHOWCASES ARMORY’S SUMMER ART CAMP
(West Palm Beach) – Art was flying, floating and being steamrolled over at the Armory Art Center’s ART-A-PALOOZA recently held on campus at the West Palm Beach art and exhibition center. Children of all ages created masterpieces in various art activities involving painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and more. The fourth annual event offered more than 300 children and their families a hands-on sneak-peek at what the Armory’s Summer Art Camp has to offer.
“ART-A-PALOOZA, formerly known as Family Fun Day, has grown tremendously over the past four years,” said Therese Shehan, executive director for the Armory Art Center. “We had an incredible turn out for this event and couldn’t have asked for better weather. Children and their parents were getting into the various art activities from painting and drawing to the art car and even steamroller art! This event gave kids and their families a sample of some of the activities we offer during our popular summer camp sessions.”
The Armory’s Summer Art Camp one- and two-week sessions begin June 11th and run though August 17th. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., with extended care options available.
JumpstART for children ages 5-7 and Adventures in Art for children ages 8-11, will guide youth through various activities in the visual arts such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. Older students can enjoy Studio Art Shop for Teens. Middle and high school students work with guest artists during intensive studio workshops in a variety of areas in the visual arts. Details on classes, fees and dates can be found online at the Armory’s website, www.armoryart.org.
Celebrating 20 years of artistic excellence, the Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts education and exhibition center. This comprehensive art campus provides students of all ages and abilities with opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts. Exposure to exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs combines with participation in studio to offer students the ultimate training from local and national artists and teaching staff. Founded in 1986, the Center seeks to educate, enrich and engage a diverse population through the “experience of art.”
In addition to summer camps for youth, special programming for teens, panel discussions by local artists, special interest workshops and more add to the full schedule of exciting offerings at the Center. Nearly 1,000 children attended Armory Art Center youth-focused classes and camps last year, and more than 20 percent of those children were provided with scholarships through outreach and collaboration with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club, Planned Parenthood and Toward a More Perfect Union. In addition, youth-focused special events like ART-A-PALOOZA, WallTogether, Picturing Success and more introduce the arts to children and teens and are integral parts of Palm Beach County's rich cultural fabric.
The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio, exhibition, lecture and other educational programs. The Center seeks to educate, enrich and engage a diverse population through the "experience of art," and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. For more information on the Armory Art Center and call 561.832.1776 ext. 21 or visit the Armory’s website at www.armoryart.org.