June 4th – August 10th | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Ages 6 to 18

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2 & ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5
$235 per week*

ROCKIN' ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12
$285 per week*

Call 561-832-1776 or click by the class description to register.

*Weeks 1, 4, and 8 for grades 1-5 will have excursions with an additional fee. Week 1 for grades 6-12 will have an excursion with an additional fee. There will be no workshops on July 4th during week 5 and costs $188 for grades 1-5 and $228 for grades 6-12.

 

Summer Art Experience at the Armory Art Center attracts highly dedicated and talented faculty, staff, and young artists to create an environment focused on the exchange of artistic skills, ideas, and aesthetics. Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have cleared a background check.

Activities include:

• A week filled with high-quality art education

• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building

• Excursions to local museums and centers to complement the weekly theme and techniques.

• Public art show receptions in June and August

Learn from amazing artists and educators.

Be inspired by our extraordinary space and weekly themes.

Create with other students who share your passion for the arts. 

 

 

Registration

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!

• Register for as many weeks as you like.

• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.

• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.

• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

            – Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at https://www.armoryart.org/scholarship

            – Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

            –  Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2 
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

WEEK 1 June 4-8

Konnichiwa Summer
Hello to summer and the Art of Asia. *Excursion, additional fee of $30
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 2 June 11-15

Rousseau's Rouse
The jungles, animals, and vibrant colors of the artist Henri Rousseau come alive.
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 3 June 18-22

Art of Noise
Music and art expressionism, pattern & rhythm, and iconic album cover art.
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 4 June 25-29

Mona Lisa, Matisse, & Me
Portaits and the human figure in movement. *Excursion, additional fee of $25
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 5 July 2-6

Celebrate American Art & Folklore
From Grandma Moses to Robert Rauchenberg
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

Fri, July 6th
4:30-6:30 pm
Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 6 July 9-13

Ancient Greeks & Romans
Classical Art and its monsters, myths, and magic
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 7 July 16-20

Kaboom!
Comic books, girl power, and Pop Art.
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 8 July 23-27

Full STEAM Ahead
Art and Science and Leonardo DaVinci then and now. *Excursion, additional fee of $25
Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 9 July 30-Aug 3

Art & Design in Nature                    Explore the awesomeness of birds, bugs, botanicals, and landscapes. 

Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

WEEK 10 August 6-10

Caribbean Carnival                        A tribute to the art and craft of the Caribbean and the carnival tradition 

Register Grades 1-2 

Register Grades 3-5

Fri, Aug 10th
4:30-6:30 pm
Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

ROCKIN' ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week*

*Week 1 will have an excursion with an additional fee.

The teen visual arts program will help artists build confidence in themselves as a maker and as an individual. They will master a range of tools, materials and techniques, study with renowned faculty in our facilities, and forge the kind of friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

The Armory's new daily structure provides each student with a broader experience and skill set. Students commit to two different disciplines each day; one discipline is before lunch and the other is after lunch.

All animation workshops incorporate drawing, painting or mixed media throughout each day and are held in our newly expanded digital lab and studio. Please see workshop descriptions below.

WEEK 1 June 4-8 Papermaking & Printed Notebooks
OR
Ceramics: Surface Treatments & Painting *excursion, additional fee of $25
WEEK 2 June 11-15 Fashion & Digital Photography 
OR
Ceramics: Wheelthrowing & Printmaking: Screen Printing
WEEK 3 June 18-22 Graffiti & Illustration
OR
Animation with Photoshop
WEEK 4 June 25-29 Theater Arts: Set Design & Special Effects Make Up
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding & Printmaking: Free Style
WEEK 5 July 2-6 Textile Design & Soft Sculpture
OR

Animation with Photoshop & Adobe Animate

Fri, July 6th
4:30-6:30 pm
Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 6 July 9-13

Graffiti & Art of Cartooning
OR
Ceramics: Surface Treatments & Painting  *excursion, additional fee of $25

WEEK 7 July 16-20

Jewelry/Metalsmithing & Fashion
OR
Animation with Photoshop

WEEK 8 July 23-27

Installation Art & Digital Media
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding & Hard Sculpture

WEEK 9 July 30-Aug 3

Illustration & Image Transfer Techniques
OR
Animation with Adobe Animate & Maya

WEEK 10 Aug 6-10 Ceramics: Wheelthrowing
Printmaking: Block Printing

OR
Animation with Photoshop & Adobe Animate
Fri, Aug 10th
4:30-6:30 pm
Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

Workshop Descriptions

 

Art of Cartooning
Have fun while you learn to draw, paint, and develop creative characters and creatures. Develop visual and written stories full of action and surprise. Students also explore narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments.

 

Ceramics

Explore clay as a medium of expression and functional forms. Students focus on basic skills and the creative aspects of working with clay in a variety of techniques from hand-building, wheel throwing, and surface treatment. 3D printing demos and samples will also be highlighted during each week of ceramics.

 

Digital Photography and Media

Students will be introduced to the basics of digital photography and video media. Learn how to operate a basic digital camera and to transfer the photos or videos to a Mac computer for organization and editing. Experimentation, composition, lighting, and subject matter will be discussed throughout the course.

Digital cameras will be provided to use during class. Students must bring their own thumb drive.

 

Fashion

Join us for a variety of fashion courses where the student is the designer. You will choose fabrics and sketch ideas while you master basic sewing techniques by hand and machine. Learn about upcycled fashion, a trend that keeps growing, which is dedicated to altered and embellished clothing and accessories and turning old clothing into new garments.

 

Graffiti

Students create and design their own code name to represent an aspect of their own identity. By developing basic graffiti elements—tags, throws, and pieces—students will incorporate imagery demonstrating their understanding of symbolism, typography, and color relationships. Ideas are developed by sketching with markers and pencils and final ideas will be spray painted on an outdoor wall. A study of the history of graffiti from controversial statements to high art will be explored.

 

Image Transfer Techniques

Learn techniques inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Rauchenberg, and Bansky. Explore mixed media to transfer photographs, copies, and newspaper images onto surfaces like fabric, paper, canvas, and wood. Instruction on these easy transfer techniques include Inkjet image transfer, Gel medium transfer, cyanotype prints, soulcollage, and more.

 

Installation Art

Turn a room into art! Students will examine different ways of installing sculpture beyond the traditional pedestal, from the impermanent natural/environmental, sight-specific installations to room-transforming installations. Students will experiment with each of these installation styles while considering the artist's relationship to space.

 

Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Through personal instruction and class demonstrations the students will learn safety procedures, drilling, piercing, rivets, patination, texture application, safe use a torch, soldering, and stone setting techniques. To learn the new procedures, student will create technical samples and then make unique jewelry that is wearable art. 3D printing demos and samples will be featured.

 

Painting and IllustrationThese classes will introduce a variety of media and techniques in painting and in illustration. Students will have the opportunity to work from observation, transcriptions, and from their own personal expression. Color, composition, mark making, and specific tools will be emphasized.
A study of contemporary and classical masters will inspire students to explore a new approach to artwork.

 

Printed Notebooks

Students will make a series of different folded and bound books. Using paper they make and commercial paper they will explore letterpress printing and embossing. The results will be unique notebooks to gift and their own journals to fill.

 

Papermaking

This class explores the process of making paper by hand for notebooks and beyond. Students will learn the basic techniques of papermaking including pulp preparation, sheet forming, pressing, and drying.  They will discover the characteristics of paper from various fibers— cotton, abaca, and bamboo. Experimentation is encouraged by embedding materials such as dried flowers, plants, thread, and seeds using a variety of dyes and pigments.

 

Printmaking

Explore a range of printmaking processes with both a traditional and non-traditional approach. Students master screenprinting, blockprinting, stenciling, and other expressive techniques that are popular in street art, journaling, fashion, and graphic design.

 

Sculpture: Soft & Hard

As an introduction to both soft and hard sculpture, there will be instruction on a number of skill-based exercises in form, shape, color, light, and shadow. Along with these exercises, students will develop their own personal projects. Soft sculpture focuses on using textiles, fiber, paper, foam, and soft found objects to create free standing or hanging objects as done by Claes Oldenburg and Yayoi Kusama. Hard sculpture employs clay that dries hard when it is coiled, pinched, or slabbed and also rigid found objectsas done by Michealangelo and Louise Nevelson.

 

Textile Design

A focus on the basicsThis class has a focus on the basics of textile design through surface design, weaving construction, stitching, and beadwork. Instruction will emphasize textile design in art and in the commercial industry. Fashion and wardrobe design projects will be inspired from historical references in carpets, upholstery, and wallpaper.

 

Theater Arts

By popular demand, the Armory is pleased to introduce new workshops in Theater Design. Students will have hands-on experience and develop skills in various aspects of production design including costume, set, sound, and special-effects makeup.

 

Faculty application

 

Intern application

 

Volunteer application