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.
Creative Lapidary & Stone Setting
Instructor: Michael Boyd
5-Day Workshop | March 19-20, 22-24
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily
Tuition: $625 | Lab Fee: $25
The Armory Art Center & The Florida Society of Goldsmiths have come together to offer an extremely exciting 5-day master artist workshop!
Learn how to cut and polish raw stones to create beautiful, polished cabochon stones. Students are welcome to bring material of their own along with the instructor’s selection for purchase. The class will be given instruction and demonstrations on how to cut and carve basic shapes and forms in stone, then combine metalsmithing skills to their lapidary creations. Students will explore alternative & innovative ways of joining stone with metal by drilling, riveting, layering, grooving, laminating and more!
CALL FOR INQUIRY 561-832-1776
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael Boyd is a nationally renowned jewelry designer, metalsmith, and lapidary artist based in Pueblo and Salida, Colorado and is a co-owner of Cultureclash Gallery in downtown Salida. Using stone as his primary medium, Michael integrates metal into rock and enjoys finding creative ways to make this concept work in materials that range from simple river rock to gemstones combined with precious metals.
“My jewelry is a compilation of standard materials and processes aimed at a progressive and innovative use of unusual, rare, and traditional materials. In the collecting and choosing of stones, I am a colorist, and while cutting the stones, I define the form and structure. Using stone as a medium my goal is to blend and integrate these materials with the metal.”
Learn more at michaelboyd.com