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:

Official Statement of Health Precautions Related to COVID-19

As of February 25, 2022 per the new guidelines from the CDC and Palm Beach County, masks are now optional on the Armory campus in both galleries and classrooms. We ask everyone to be considerate of personal space and continue to wash/sanitize your hands regularly to minimize the spread of germs.

Attending classes at the Armory Art Center is a completely voluntarily act and by attending one assumes all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

If you do not feel well or are symptomatic (fever, chills, fatigue, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste) or were exposed to a person with COVID-19, please do not attend class.

During the class/session I register for, if I become sick or test positive for COVID-19, I will alert the Chief Executive Officer (Tom Pearson) and remove myself from the Armory immediately after providing a list of all Armory individuals that I have been in contact with in the recent past. The Chief Executive Officer of the Armory has the right to restrict any employee or student’s attendance at the Armory if tested positive for COVID-19, if infection is suspected, or contact with an infected person is suspected. Upon notification of a current infected COVID-19 student or employee, a notice will be given to employees and students recommended to be tested.

We rely on our community to respect our guidelines for the benefit and safety of everyone at the Armory Art Center. We appreciate your cooperation and continued support.

Thank you.

We are proud to announce that our Facilities Manager has passed the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) certification program. We will be implementing their criteria on campus to ensure a safe environment for all.

Enrollment in Individual Class Days (Per Diem)

Classes are available for per diem registration as subject to departmental approval.

Per diem registration for eligible classes begins the initial week of classes. If you are viewing a class online and are unable to click to register, that means the class is available for per diem; in this case, call to register. All per diem registrations must take place over the phone by calling 561-832-1776 or in person by visiting the Registrar’s desk. Youth prep classes will not be available for per diem. Virtual classes will open for per diem registration after the first class has occurred and must be enrolled in 24 hours prior to the desired class day. May register for 1 class or several. Classes that have reached maximum capacity will not be eligible for per diem registration.

Also please note that the purchase of per diem classes (in any number) is not refundable.

School Policies

Classes must be cancelled a minimum of 1 full business day prior to the start of the first class.  A non-refundable registration fee equal to 10% of the course tuition will be deducted from the refund.  Students who withdraw from class less than one full business day prior to the start of class are not eligible for a refund.  No refunds will be issued due to a student’s failure to attend class. Also please note that the purchase of per diem classes (in any number) is not refundable.

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. Your membership is part of a vital contribution that helps the Armory better serve our students and community throughout the year. While approximately half of the cost to run the art school comes from tuition, the remainder of our budget needs are drawn from contributions, grants, and fundraising events.

Previous membership benefits have been suspended. Stay tuned for our all-new membership program!

What happened to pro-ration?
We are no longer offering pro-ration as a membership benefit. Per diem (individual day) registration will be available for eligible classes; see details in the section above titled “Enrollment in Individual Class Days.”

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. *The purchase of per diem classes (in any number) is not refundable.

In order to maintain the quality of instruction the transfer 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. This is addressed on a case by case basis.

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.
Parents: By signing  your child up for a class, you consent to the photography disclosure and understand that your child’s photo may also be used in marketing and other related media.

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 any youth art camps 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. Must submit an application here.


Kiln Rental & Clay Purchase

Download the PDF pricing chart for more information on our kiln rental and clay purchase for non-students.

Clay must now be purchased in the ceramics studio.

Additional Open Studio Time
The purchase of additional open studio time is only applicable to those already enrolled in a course for the current session, due to current social distancing procedures and our resulting limited enrollment.
Additional open studio time is offered at $20 per 3 hours; subject to availability. See posted schedule in your department. For questions, contact your department director or the ceramics manager.

Ceramics department lockers can be rented for a 1 year period at $125. Subject to availability. For questions, contact your department director or the ceramics manager.

Additional Shelf Space
Additional shelf space can be purchased for a 1 session period (8 weeks) at $20 per session. Subject to availability. For questions, contact your department director or the ceramics manager.

Open Studio Time/Bench Rental
The jewelry department offers several different options for those seeking open studio time, at student and non-student rates. See details here. Must sign up with the registrars desk. For questions, contact your department director.

Lockers are subject to availability. See rental prices below. Must purchase with the registrars desk. For questions, contact your department director.

LARGE 1- year rental $100.00
SMALL 1-year rental $60.00
LARGE 6-month rental $50.00
SMALL 6-month rental $30.00

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 other school-administered programs.