Visiting Master Artist Workshops

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.

2022

JEWELRY

Transforming 2D Imagery Into 3D Jewelry Forms

Diane Falkenhagen
3 day workshop | October 28- 30
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily with 1 hour break for lunch

In this three-day class, students will explore the concept of creating and then transforming various kinds of two-dimensional imagery and special, metal and non-metal surface treatments, into three-dimensional, contemporary jewelry forms. Class exercises and demos will focus on a variety of image-making techniques, materials, fine art media, surface treatments for metal, and traditional metalsmithing techniques well-suited to incorporating imagery into three-dimensional jewelry forms. Students will be encouraged to examine the role of pictorial representation, graphic design, iconography, and narrative in contemporary art jewelry. Class discussions will include the concept of appropriation, but students will be encouraged to find ways to incorporate their own original artwork in their jewelry forms. Technical emphasis will be on traditional and alternative metal fabrication techniques for connecting a diverse range of metal and non-metal materials, and metals with special surface treatments and imagery. 

Tuition: $480 | Lab Fee: $30

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About the Artist
Galveston jewelry artist, Diane Falkenhagen, received her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston.  She is best known for her fabricated, mixed media compositions that often combine characteristic pictorial imagery with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references myriad interests including memory, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament and art history. Aside from her one-of-a-kind art jewelry, Diane periodically lectures and leads special workshops around the country and has taught in various college and university programs. www.dianefalkenhagen.com

JEWELRY

Fabricating with Stone and Metal (4-Day workshop)

Michael Boyd
4 day workshop | December 5-8
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily with 1 hour break for lunch

Starting with a review of basic cutting, carving, and finishing techniques in stone, and moving into fabricating and integrating stone components with metal. We will be covering metal on stone, stone on stone, rivets, straps, saddles, and alternative connections.

Tuition: $580

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About the Artist
Michael Boyd is an internationally known artist. His unique creations in stone and metal are found in numerous private collections and have been widely exhibited at important juried shows, as well as prestigious galleries and museums including Ladyfingers Gallery in Carmel, CA, Patina Gallery in Santa FE, NM, the Aaron Faber Gallery and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. www.michaelboyd.com

 

JEWELRY

Fused Gold Patterns (2-Day Intensive Workshop)

Michael Boyd
2 day workshop | December 10-11
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily with 1 hour break for lunch

Exploring and creating fused gold patterns on silver. Introduce pattern and texture into your personal designs to add interest by learning how to fabricate with these techniques. We will be using 24k gold fused to Argentium silver. 

Tuition: $380

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About the Artist
Michael Boyd is an internationally known artist. His unique creations in stone and metal are found in numerous private collections and have been widely exhibited at important juried shows, as well as prestigious galleries and museums including Ladyfingers Gallery in Carmel, CA, Patina Gallery in Santa FE, NM, the Aaron Faber Gallery and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. www.michaelboyd.com