Armory Art Center Plans Classes In Wellington

The Armory Art Center and #1 Education Place have announced a collaborative partnership to bring art enrichment programs to the western communities.

The Armory Art Center offers classes and workshops for children and adults in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and jewelry making, as well as communication and theater arts.

#1 Education Place is a small private school located in the original Wellington Mall at 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 23.

“We want to make art enrichment readily available to the Wellington community. By sharing our facility with the Armory Art Center, we know that more local families will be able to participate in their wonderful programs,” said Judy Blake, director of the lower school at #1 Education Place. “We plan to start by hosting just a few after-school programs, and then grow the programs to meet the demand. We also look forward to hosting an Armory Art Summer Camp next summer.

Liza Niles, director of education at the Armory Art Center, expressed excitement about the Wellington programs. “We have wanted to reach out to the western communities for some time, but we never had a suitable space. The facility at #1 Education Place just works. We look forward to expanding our Wellington programs as interest grows.”

The first two programs will begin Monday, Sept. 14 and run for six weeks. Painting and drawing will be offered for elementary school students on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Mixed media visual art for middle schoolers will be held on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. This course will encourage middle school students to think outside of the box and use creativity to solve visual problems. Both classes will be taught by Armory Art Center instructor Margaret Jahn.

For more information, or to register, contact the Armory Art Center at (561) 832-1776 or #1 Education Place at (561) 753-6563.