Armory Art Center now in Lake Worth

The long awaited gift from the City of Lake Worth to the CRA and on to the Armory Annex and now back to the Lake Worth Residents.  The following is taken from the Web site.   This will be a great opportunity to truly get to know who our artists in Lake Worth are.    Something for everyone.

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LOCATION1121 Lucerne Ave.  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,  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 to the growing Lake Worth art community already in place. The role out of programming will be incremental starting in late May. The Full schedule of exhibitions, events, workshops, and classes will be in place by June 23rd.

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.

CLASSES                 Monday

Flower Painting in Watercolor             Instructor: Anita Lovitt                 Flowers are particularly well suited to watercolor painting. In this class you will learn how to suggest their delicate effects without being completely literal.  Each class will be accompanied by relaxing music, and fresh flowers will be provided which the students may take home.

P12.1a    9:30-11:30am, 4 weeks starting June 23, $105      Register

P12.1b   12:30-2:30pm, 4 weeks starting June 23, $105      Register

Oil Painting                              Instructor: Martha Ann Myers                Beginning students will be taught a systematic, step-by-step approach in which each class builds on the previous class.  Students can expect to learn about color by making color wheel, a color mixing chart, and a gradation value chart, drawing, brushwork, and much more. Intermediate and advanced students may explore subject matter of choice using their own photographs such as landscapes, sharp focus of a single object, room interiors, etc. Application of glazing and veiling is also covered.

P4.1b   12:30-2:30pm, 8 weeks starting June 23, $200             Register

Discover Acrylics                     Instructor: Craig McInnes                         Students will benefit from the 20 + years of experience that the instructor has with the medium. He will offer a variety of techniques, tips and tricks to help all levels of painters to manipulate this challenging medium. Glazing, dry brush, wet on wet, gravity, mediums, alternative tools, effects, texture and blending are just a few of the aspects with which we will be dealing.

P3.1c   3:00-5:00pm, 8 weeks starting June 23, $200                  Register

Bak Prep for Communication Arts                   Instructor: Mark Fetterly          Level: 3rd/4th Grade                                                                                             Don’t just report the news. BE the news! Emphasis will be on presentation of audition components, as well as participation in a timed creative writing prompt and mock interview. This course offers all the tools to get you most prepared for the Bak Communications audition. This includes reading from a TelePrompter like a news reporter; preparing an ad for a magazine; using only clip art; and writing a creative story within 15 minutes.

K11.1b  4:30-6:00pm, 8 weeks starting August 18, $105                  Register

Looking Around Us! Creating from Observation       Instructor: Talia Cervetti

Students will create drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and architecture from life. Examples include still life, drawing from a model, and creating an architectural design – all from real life observation! Students will also be introduced to significant art history, art criticism and aesthetics. Let’s find out how to “see” the hole in the donut!

K6.1b   4:30-6:00pm, 8 weeks starting June 23, $105 + lab fee: $25          Register

Tuesday            Still Life Painting                     Instructor: Nancy Tart   Students will work on color harmonies, composition, and issues of light and dark values to create dynamic still lifes. Participants will learn how to orchestrate set ups using their own objects as well as objects provided by the instructor. Acrylic or Oil Paints.

P36.2a   9:30-11:30am, 8 weeks starting July 1, $200           Register

Painting Basics                       Instructor: Vicki Siegel                                       Learn how to begin a painting, explore color, composition and brushwork in a creative atmosphere. Find your personal style and grow your artistic spirit. Work from your photos or images from the instructor.  Acrylics paint preferred, but oil paint accepted in class.

P3.2a    9:30-11:30am, 8 weeks starting September 2, $200              Register

The Figure in Costume           Instructor: Leslie Albert                                     Many artists through the ages have used the clothed figure as a source of inspiration and challenge. This workshop will focus on depicting the figure in a ‘costume’. Lending a ‘theatrical’ quality to drawing the model, life models will be used while wearing different styles of dress or accessories. Color as well as black and white will be used as well as a variety of media. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure and fabric incorporating texture, pattern, proportion and perspective into their drawings.

P5.2b1   12:30-2:30pm, 4 weeks starting July 15, $105 + model fee: $48          Register

P5.2b2   12:30-2:30pm, 4 weeks starting August 12, $105 + model fee: $48     Register

Dreyfoos Prep for Visual Arts              Instructor: Talia Cervetti                  Start preparing for the 2015 Dreyfoos School of the Arts audition. Drawing skills will be polished with an emphasis on drawing from a live (clothed) model and still-life. Learn to incorporate design concepts that will be evaluated during the audition process and build the confidence necessary before the “Big Day”. Emphasis will also be placed on the written essay and an artistic vocabulary will be shared and reviewed. Timed practice sessions and real-time audition simulations will be given throughout the course.

K7.2c     4:30pm-6:30pm, 8 weeks starting June 24, $160, Model fee: $24                Register

Wednesday    Explore the Link between Color and Emotions           Instructor: Martha Ann Myers                                                                                Have you ever wondered why you prefer some colors better than others? Why you chose certain colors for your art work, to decorate your home interior, or to wear? Color choice is a great way to express yourself. Creativity is in all of us, just expressed in different ways. Colors are a reflection of yourself and a way to express your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This is a “FUN” class. Learn to bring your awareness of color emotions to the surface!

9:30-11:30am, $45 each date

Jul 16,            Register  Aug 13,          Register      Sept 3,           Register

Outdoor Painting in the Shade!           Instructor: Sonya Gaskell                   This class is geared to both beginner and advanced painters. The skills of seeing, simplifying shapes, value, and color will be emphasized at the onset and focus will move towards personal style as well as demos and sharing of Sonya’s own techniques. We will paint in location at both Armory campuses.

P1.3a   9:30-11:30am, 8 weeks starting June 25, $200                            Register

Essential Watercolor Techniques       Instructor: Anita Lovitt                    Learn how to paint washes, glaze colors, mix paint properly, and get the most out of your materials so that you can achieve the loose, brilliant and succulent affects that make watercolor a joy. Instructor will provide a variety of projects to stimulate students and build confidence. Gentle, constructive critiques are tailored to each student’s level of skill and objectives, nurturing a personal style.

P12.3b     12:30-2:30pm, 8 weeks starting June 25, $200                              Register

Wax Works!                             Instructor: Betty Wilson                                        When working in Encaustic you are never ready for the class to end! Discover the secrets and unlimited possibilities of fusion! Learn the basic “rules of the road”, with hands on! You will try introductory techniques which focus on creating texture, translucent layers, transfers and the ever important fusing wax.                  3:00-5:00pm, $55 each date

Jun 25,               Register                         Jul 30,                Register

Aug 20,              Register 

Abstract Explorations              Instructor: Gary Antonio                                    This Class will focus on seeing and not just looking.  We will incorporate found objects that are normally discarded, and witness how the ideas of objects play in the creation of Art.  Above all, art making should be fun making.  This will be a stress-free class!

5:00-8:00pm,      $45 each date

Jul 23,                    Register                    Aug 13,                  Register

Thursday      Art on the Go: Paint a Still Life            Instructor: Vicki Siegel       Learn the basics of painting and create a beautiful still life. No previous painting experience necessary, bring your creative energy and we supply the rest!9:30-11:30am, $45 each date

Sept 18,               Register                    Oct 16,                 Register

Nov 20,                Register                   Dec 18,                Register

Painting: All Levels                  Instructor: Nune Asatryan                                    In this class, you will begin to understand the essential importance of painting in Fine Art and gain the skills and techniques for basic painting. Join others to enjoy getting new hobby or getting your existing professional technique to an all new level. Painting starts with the proper brush and an introduction to advanced methods of delivering gallery quality professional paintings. Composition, perspective, design as well as correct presentation of your artwork will be covered.

P7.4a            9:30-11:30am, 8 weeks starting June 26, $200               Register

Drawing: All Levels                 Instructor: Nune Asatryan                                    In this class, you will begin to understand the essential importance of drawing in Fine Art and gain the skills and techniques for basic drawing. Join others to enjoy your special time getting new hobby or getting your existing professional technique to the all-new level. Drawing starts with the proper pencil use and the right paper choice all the way to introduction to the most advance methods of delivering gallery quality professional drawing. Composition, perspective, design as well as a correct presentation of your artwork will be covered. You will be able to work with the model in this class.            D7.4b       12:30-2:30pm,        8 weeks starting June 26, $200                    Register  

Drawing Aux Trois Crayons               Instructor: Leslie Albert                             The practice of drawing with a few select colors of ‘chalk’ is traditionally referred to as ’Drawing Aux Trois Crayons’ (drawing with three crayons) and has been used since the early Renaissance. This method refers to a drawing done with black, red (sanguine) and white typically on toned paper. Adding the use of white to create precise highlights, red to add warmth and black to create deep values provides for rich range of expression in a drawing. Students will practice this method and development a proficiency in rendering objects and the human form.              D5.4c1           3:00-5:00pm, 4 weeks starting July 17, $105                      Register                       D5.4c2           3:00-5:00pm, 4 weeks starting August 14, $105                Register

Bak Prep for Visual Arts                      Instructor: Anthony Burks                                Level: 4th graders                                                                       Now is the time to begin preparing for the 2015 Visual Arts audition for Bak Middle School of the Arts. Spend time familiarizing yourself with the audition components to get the jump start on this challenging process.             K6.4c       4:00-6:00pm, 8 weeks starting June 26, $160                          Register

Cartooning!                             Instructor: Craig McInnes                                       This class will be about creating dynamic characters and the world they exist in. Students will be taught to approach their characters from all angles (literally and figuratively), drawing them in a variety of styles to find what best suits the personality and feel. Attention will be paid to background story and situation development. Students will also be taught various styles and techniques for hand lettering for use in the comic strip realm.

D7.4c             4:30-6:00pm, 8 weeks starting June 26, $105                         Register

FridayDrawing on the Right Side of the Brain           Instructor: Anita LovittThis class will help you to see in ways you have never thought of. Instead of drawing what you think you see, you will actually perceive and draw what is there. This class is most suited to beginners but all are welcome to attend. Students also may wish to order the best-selling book of the same name.         D12.5a          9:30-11:30am, 4 weeks starting June 27, $105                  Register

Bak Prep for Visual Arts                      Instructor: Anthony Burks                    Level: 4th graders                                                                                                     Now is the time to begin preparing for the 2015 Visual Arts audition for Bak Middle School of the Arts. Spend time familiarizing yourself with the audition components to get the jump start on this challenging process.K6.5c          4:00-6:00pm, 8 weeks starting June 27, $160                          Register

Saturday Collage and Color                               Instructor: Leslie Albert   Students will explore the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Mark making, drawing and original imagery will be incorporated as well. Transparent and opaque color relationships are also discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery. Creativity, experimentation and spontaneity will be encouraged. RA5.6b      12:30-2:30pm, 8 weeks starting          June 28, $200                       Register



About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Armory Art Center now in Lake Worth

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  2. doug bradfield says:

    What is the process to register for studio space?


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