Visiting Master Artist Workshops

Enjoy the beautiful South Florida surroundings and great winter weather while taking advantage of the exceptional facilities at the Armory Art Center. The Visiting Master Artist Workshops offer a unique combination of intensive studio time with state-of-the-art facilities and works renowned teachers in the relaxed, beautiful, and culturally dynamic setting of West Palm Beach. The Armory’s Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series brings together students and contemporary master artists from all over the country, and even internationally! As a result, the workshops provide an unparalleled educational experiences. Now in its 21st year, the series caters to artists of all skill levels and diverse disciplines. The Visiting Master Artist Workshop series was designed to offer opportunities to study with the best of today’s master artists working in the areas of ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and drawing.



Coconut Belt Buckle

Jesse Bert

May 13-15
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily
with 1 hour break for lunch
Levels: All

In this workshop each student will complete a stunning belt buckle using a clean and elegant mechanism system, while exploring the addition of a new material ~ COCONUT! Join us and enjoy learning all of the possibilities for creating unique surface texture and 3-D low relief using this organic material. Embellish the front side of your buckle with durable sections, panels, or coconut elements. Coconut acts much like a hardwood, only it’s even easier to carve with a jewelers’ tool! Both the buckle mechanisms and hand-carved coconut sections will be attached to our back plate by rivets. This class is a great way to learn tips and tricks for working with coconut, while making something fun and wearable.

Tuition: $450 | Material Kit Supplied to students by instructor, cost to each student: $66.25