Faculty

Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell received her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has attained positions of visiting professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing artist-in-residence, Studio technician, Museum Exhibitions Assistant, and visiting workshop instructor at arts & crafts education centers around the United States & Internationally including The Center for Enamel Art, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Society of Florida Goldsmiths, and The Textile Support Group Pavia Italy & Wollongong Australia.

In 2013 she was honored to be invited to assist and display work in a small workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ratti Textile Center which coincided with the exhibition “Gems of European Lace” 1600- 1920. In April of the same year, she was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia Italy to exhibit work, lecture and teach a small textile/lace jewelry workshop. Alicia also has had the pleasure of exhibiting at SIERAAD the International Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam. Her work can be found in public & private collections, including the Enamel Arts Foundation & The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale California. Alicia resides in West Palm Beach Florida, where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Manager at the Armory Art Center & presently teaches enameling & advanced metalsmithing workshops & classes. She also continues to pursue her studio practice with commissions and limited production work.

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Alicia Jane Boswell

Amy Wolsky

Amy Wolsky lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and has been a part-time artist for over 50 years.    Her focus is on clay sculpture, specifically animals in motion.  The sculptures are extremely labor intensive, technically challenging, and joyous to construct.  Amy is also a trained    silversmith, enamelist, and stone cutter.  From the age 10 to 25 she attended art school at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.  She is a member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Enamel Guild of South Florida, and the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches.  Amy has exhibited her jewelry and animal sculptures locally and nationwide.

 

Amy Wolsky

Barry Schein

Barry Schein is an award winning commercial photographer and educator. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He’s a recipient of an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York as well as an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Mr. Schein’s work is in a number of private collections

Barry Schein

Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan received his BFA from University of Montevallo and a Master’s in Art Education from Florida International University.  He is a retired National Board Certified teacher and a 10 year Visual Arts teaching alumni of Bak Middle School of the Arts.  Bill is a practicing studio artist, working in a variety of media including fired clay, photography, assemblage, and painting.

Bill Buchanan

Brian Wood

Brian Wood has his Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology and Art from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He teaches in the Armory’s Outreach programs, Art of the Phoenix for (teens and young adults) and Brave Hearts for (veterans).  These programs combine an art and therapeutic directive to help students with wellness.  The main objective of the outreach programs is to provide therapeutic tools needed to manage trauma, mental illness, sobriety from substance abuse and all around wellness.

Brian Wood