Make Art with the Armory!

Get creative and learn something new in the Norton’s garden. Join visiting Armory Art Center instructors who will introduce you to different artistic media every week. Actives will take inspiration from the Norton’s Collection, special exhibitions, and garden. 

Plein Air in the Garden: The Sky’s the Limit


Drawing inspiration from Anselm Kiefer’s textures, Richard Diebenkorn’s geometry or the simple shapes found in Georgia O’Keeffe’s works, participants will create a painting a plein air painting in response to the style of one of these important artists in the Norton’s collection. 

Instructor's bio 

Eileen Lyons is a fourth-generation painter who grew up on Long Island, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. As a teen, Lyons studied drawing at the Norton Museum of Art. She received a BFA in painting from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an MA in Museum Studies from the American University in Washington, DC. Lyons continued her studies through master-level painting classes at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in DC and earned her teaching certification from the University of Virginia. Lyons is now painting full time in her Jupiter, FL studio where she concentrates on the concept of place and patterns found in nature. Lyons remains on staff at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as a Teaching Artist where she leads adult drawing programs. 

$5/Members; $10/Non-members 

Registration required.