Art of the Phoenix



In the News

WPTV News Story: West Palm Beach therapist, artist combines passion to help youth recovering from trauma

Palm Beach Daily News: Art of the Phoenix exhibit features works by youths navigating trauma

Florida Weekly: Armory brings Art of the Phoenix

Palm Beach Post: 3 to See- Art of the Phoenix Exhibit

What is the Art of the Phoenix?


The Armory Art Center began the Art of the Phoenix program in partnership with the Human Trafficking Coalition of Palm Beaches in September 2015 to help teens and young adults who are dealing with trauma from human trafficking. The program is expanding in 2019 to broadly include those who have experienced past trauma from any circumstance.

The mission of the Art of the Phoenix program is to provide art classes and counseling techniques in a safe space that gives students who have experienced past trauma methods to face their feelings and challenges in healthy ways.

Healing elements of the lesson plans include:
• Surrendering resentments
• Dealing with anger
• Building self esteem
• Forgiving others
• Loving self

Join Our Classes

If you have experienced past trauma and would like to participate in the Art of the Phoenix healing art program, contact Brian Wood, LMHC.

Brian Wood’s Biography

Click here to see work from past students

Make your gift to the Art of the Phoenix program here!