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:

Important Notice

The Armory Art Center facilities are open to enrolled students, staff, and faculty. Common areas remain closed. Galleries are open by exhibition (see calendar here.) We continue to implement precautions to help protect the health and safety of everyone on our campus. For more information about our hours and contact information, click here. If you have any questions, please call us at 561-832-1776.

Official Statement of Health Precautions Related to COVID-19

Click here to fill out the waiver for on-campus classes.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, faculty, and staff members.  All instructions must be followed.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

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.

Please abide by all instructions to keep each other healthy and safe.

  • Maintain a minimum 6 feet between people
  • Thermal temperature checks are mandatory each day
  • Facial coverings (masks) are to be worn at all times except when there is a functional (practical) reason for the covering not to be worn
  • Facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual’s nose, mouth, and chin
  • Regular hand washing is required
  • Sharing of work materials is not recommended, and shared items must be cleaned between their use
  • Congregating in groups is prohibited
  • Seating distance of minimum of 6 feet or more is to be maintained
  • To accommodate the required six feet of social distancing, enrollment in each class will be reduced
  • Only use specified entrances, exits, and traffic patterns
  • Only two individuals in a restroom at a time
  • Water fountains will be disabled; students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles
  • Individuals must stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days if they:
    • recently traveled internationally
    • were exposed to an infected person
    • do not feel well or are symptomatic (fever, chills, fatigue, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste)
  • May return after at 10 days if asymptomatic or have tested negative for COVID-19

Anyone not adhering to these guidelines will be required to leave the Armory premises

In addition,

  • The Armory Art Center will continue to follow CDC guidelines.
  • Masks will remain a requirement for all persons on the Armory Art Center campus regardless of vaccination status until further notice.
  • You are reminded that an individual’s vaccination status is protected information under federal HIPPA laws.
  • Individuals are to refrain from asking students, instructors, or staff any questions pertaining to their personal health decisions.

During the class/session I register for, if I become sick or test positive for COVID-19, I will alert the Executive Director 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 Executive Director 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 appreciate your continued adherence to these guidelines to help us remain safe and open. 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 registration will be available for eligible classes after the initial week of registration has closed, due to the limited classroom capacity. If you are viewing a class online and are unable to click to register, that means the class is activated 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 partial refunds will be issued due to a student’s failure to attend class. 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. New membership levels are now available. Click here to learn more.

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.

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
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 athletic, and other school-administered programs.