Adult Art Classes

Find the artist within you! Learn techniques from local talented artists and bring home beautiful artwork. 

Registration is currently not available. To see a listing of classes that are typically offered, please see below.

Abbreviations


  • BRCC - Burns Road Community Center
    4404 Burns Road
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
  • R/NR FEE - Resident/Non-resident Fee
Adult Art Class Students 2014

Beginner Wheel Throwing 


Class will cover the basic skills required for wheel throwing including; wedging, centering, opening, pulling and design considerations. Beginning potters will be given significant individual attention.
Initial clay and glaze fees included. Each additional 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze is $20. 
  • Age: 17+
  • Instructor: Barbara Powell
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
 Fri Jan 24-Mar 13 9:30am-Noon  $240/$300  CANCELLED

Intermediate Wheel Throwing


Class will cover more advanced techniques for finishing forms including; how to build large, adding texture, trimming methods, and altering. Students will be encouraged to explore alternatives. Initial clay and glaze fees included. Each additional 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze is $20. 
  • Age: 17+
  • Instructor: Barbara Powell
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE   CODE
Fri  Jan 24-Mar 13  12:30-3pm  $240/$300  CANCELLED

Ceramics - Teens/Adults


Discover the ceramic artist in you! All levels are welcome in this class that teaches both hand building and wheel work while receiving individualized attention. Create, play and imagine in clay. Initial clay and glaze fees included. Each additional 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze is $20.
  • Age: 13+
  • Instructor: Walford Campbell 
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE   CODE
Thu  Jan 30-Mar 19  6:15-8:45pm  $240/$300  CANCELLED
Thu Apr 2-May 21  6:15-8:45pm  $240/$300  CANCELLED

Drawing Fundamentals


Learn the basic elements of effective drawing including: line, shape, form, texture, value and space in a fun and interesting way. We will also explore more advanced techniques and skills such as anatomy, portraiture and perspective. Skills will be built through ongoing projects that help to develop each artists’ needs while meeting artistic goals. Supply list available at registration.
  • Instructor: Craig McInnis
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Mon  Jan 27-Mar 2 10am-Noon $180/$199 CANCELLED
Mon  Mar 9-Apr 13 10am-Noon $180/$199  CANCELLED

New! THE MAGIC OF PAINTING OUTDOORS - 

EN PLEIN AIR

Learn to create strong, vibrant paintings while in and around the surrounding beauty of our local Burns Road Community Center Park in this custom designed workshop for all levels and mediums. Painting outdoors is no more difficult than being in a studio. There will be many demonstrations and individual instruction from internationally celebrated artist and teacher, Hugh O’Neill. No experience needed, no bulky equipment necessary and no walking any distance.Recommended supply list available at registration. Topics taught include: What to paint, powerful color mixing, brushwork, how to finish and much more.

  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Hugh O’Neill
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Thu**Feb 6-279am-Noon$180/$216CANCELLED
Thu**Mar 5-269am-Noon$180/$216CANCELLED

*Class takes place at The Gardens GreenMarket.
**Class meets at Burns Road Community Center, then goes outside.

ABSTRACT PAINTING IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Create a vibrant painting using abstract and digital techniques with no previous experience required. Using acrylic or oil paint and your smart phone (or digital camera), you’ll be able to make your own exciting, abstract work of art, using your own digital imagery, manipulated and pulled from your smart phone and transferred to your canvas. Be as illustrative or as minimalist as you like. *This exercise is best in acrylic paint due to its fast-drying nature but can be accommodated in oil with the addition of drying aids. Supply list and weekly lesson outline available upon registration. Students will have group exhibition opportunities with GardensArt in March 2020. Students may arrive up to 15 minutes prior to start time.

  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Kim Coker
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
TueApr 7-289am-Noon$120/$150CANCELLED
TueMay 5-269am-Noon$120/$150CANCELLED

Painting Lessons: Oil & Acrylic

Learn to draw or paint even if you have never taken an art class. As a practicing artist, learn ways to make your drawings and paintings more accurate and more exciting! Students will work from subjects of their choice and will be encouraged to develop their own original styles to reach personal goals. Supply list available at registration.

  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Nancy Tilles
  • Location: BRCC
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
TueMay 5-261-4pm$120/$150CANCELLED
WedMay 6-279:30am-12:30pm$120/$150CANCELLED

Cancelled Classes


At times, classes are cancelled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been cancelled, please email the Recreation Department or call 561-630-1100 and put your name on a list to let us know that you are interested in that class. Once we have enough people to hold the class, we will try to restart that class.