School Policies

The Armory Art Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. The following policies and measures are in place so we can continue to pursue our mission: to inspire the creation and experience of art. Tuition fees cover only about half of the art school’s operating costs. The remainder of our budget is raised through grants, fundraisers, and donations, thereby subsidizing student tuition. When registering for any class at the Armory Art Center, students acknowledge the understanding of and agree to the policies listed below:


A non-refundable registration fee equal to 10% of the course tuition is included in each course registration, excluding one day workshops and Pop-up Workshops. Students who withdraw from a course at least five (5) working days prior to the start of that course are eligible to receive a full tuition refund minus the registration fee. Students who withdraw from their course less than five (5) working days before the start of that course or once the course has started are not eligible for a refund. No refunds will be issued due to a student’s failure to attend class.



The Armory will not assume liability for injuries that occur within the subject area where the student is enrolled. Upon registration for any course, the student assumes all reasonable liability from injuries related to the scope of the coursework being taught and releases the Armory Art Center from any liability claims related to any injuries and/or accidents that may occur. The student can be assured that every reasonable safety precaution is taken by the center. The Armory Art Center is not responsible for any artwork or personal items lost or stolen in the classrooms or lockers.


Members help to support the Armory. Only about half of the cost to run the art school comes from tuition and lab fees with the remainder of our budget needs coming in from contributions, grants, and fundraising events. We hope you will support the Armory by becoming a member and will enjoy the many benefits. See the new member benefit program to see which level is best for you and your family.



There are no make-up classes due to student illness, travel, or other reasons that are not the responsibility of the Armory Art Center. Students enrolled in courses which are cancelled by the Armory due to lack of enrollment or instructor illness will receive a full refund. Every effort will be made to notify students at least 24 hours before the first class. The Armory reserves the right to substitute instructors for any of its classes at any time.


In order to maintain the quality of instruction the transfer and proration policies have been changed. Students wishing to transfer from one course to another in the same session may do so prior to the second meeting of the course and only if space is available in class. If you do not attend a class, the Armory must still pay the teacher; therefore, classes paid for but not attended are not eligible for transfer or refund.


Palm Beach County teachers receive a 20% discount on classes with proof of school ID. Youth (ages 14 - 18) receive a 20% discount on tuition for adult classes.

Multiple Course Discount:
A multiple course discount cannot be combined with any other discount. This discount only applies to 4- and 8-week classes.This discount does not apply when classes are pro-rated.

  • Adult students will receive a 20% discount on the tuition of additional courses (of equal of lesser value, exclusive of studio time, lab fees, model fees, or cost of materials purchased at the Armory) in the same session for the same student.
  • Parents of Summer Art Camp students receive 10% off adult classes during Sessions 5 & 6 only.
  • South Florida Basket and Fiber Arts Guild members get 20% off classes. Not applicable for  Pop-Up Workshops.
  • Ceramics League of Palm Beach County members get 20% off Master Artists Workshops.


The Armory Art Center reserves the right to photograph classes and events for use in marketing and public relations efforts on behalf of the Armory.

Armory Art Center students now have the opportunity to rent a camera, accessories, and a private photo studio space!  A perfect opportunity to take photos for your website, exhibition entry, or your personal archives. The studio has background paper, proper lights, and ample space to shoot both 2D and 3D work.

Equipment and studio rentals are for 3-hour sessions at $20 per session. Completion of the Armory's Pop Up class, "How to Stage and Photograph Your Work" with instructor Barry Schein is a prerequisite to renting the facilities.

Camera and Photo Studio Rental PDF



Open studio time is available to students enrolled in a three-hour, four or eight-week course in the current session and within the department in which they are enrolled (e.g. ceramics studio is available to ceramics students). Studio time is purchased in four or eight week increments; please refer to the current catalog for current rates. The hours of open studio time are specific to each department and monitor availability. Please see posted hours in each department area.


All students must abide by posted departmental rules and must dress appropriately while attending class and working in the studio. Such requirements are posted in each studio and may include rules requiring students to wear close-toed shoes and safety masks or goggles, etc. Not all safety gear is provided. Please contact department directors, or look for the posted studio rules in each area for further safety information to assure a positive and safe experience at the Armory Art Center.



Registrants in any youth class must meet the age requirements specified in the class description. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from Summer Art Camp, Winter, and/or Spring Break Workshops may do so at least 1 week prior to the start of their week and receive a full refund minus a 10% registration fee per child per week. No refunds will be given after that period.


Tuition Assistance is available to qualifying youth students, based on their financial need. Assistance may be given to the same student only after 12 months of their last class at the Armory. The membership fee is not included, visit: for more details and to download the application fee.

  • completed registration form
  • copies of all required and current documentation
  • options of two different classes for your child

Review of application requires 10 business days.



The Armory Art Center school admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs.