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.



Contemporary Cloisonné with Aurélie Guillaume

Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25
9:30 am-4:30 pm
with 1 hour break for lunch

Please join us in this exciting two-day Zoom hybrid class as enamelist Aurélie Guillaume teaches the fine art of cloisonne enamels with an exquisite contemporary twist.

Students will plan & prepare for a cloisonné design, learn how to bend the wire, wet pack, color do’s & don’ts, various finishing techniques & surface treatments such as inlay & metallic lusters. Aurélie will then help with problem solving or troubleshooting.

There is an option to take this class either on campus or virtually. Please select your preference below. Limited seats available!  Both in person and online students will join the class via Zoom & will be able to see all demonstrations, view their classmates’ work, ask questions and participate with others. (Note: the on-campus class has a $15 lab fee.)


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French-Canadian artist Aurélie Guillaume plays with the longstanding link between the technique of enamel (in which powdered glass is fused to metal by firing it at a high temperature) and the art of storytelling. Where makers from other centuries might have presented religious narratives in their brightly colored objects, Guillaume looks to street art, comics, and other forms of popular culture. In her work, a single character is frozen in the middle of a story that remains hidden from the viewer.

Aurélie Guillaume studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the École de joaillerie de Montréal, and at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work is featured in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the University of Iowa Museum of art, and the Pureun Culture Foundation in Seoul, South Korea as well as major private collections. Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h represents the artist since 2015.

Learn more about her work in these articles:
Craft Council Magazine
National Jeweler: The Whimsical Jewelry of Aurélie Guillaume

Follow Aurelie on Instagram @mlleguillaume

Photo Credit: Martin Gros