Adult Art Classes

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

Registration for classes is ongoing.
Register online or in person.

Location Abbreviations
  • BRRC - Burns Road Recreation Center
    4404 Burns Road
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
  • Lakeside - Lakeside Center
    10410 North Military Trail
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Adul tArt 2014

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. 
  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Nancy Tilles  
  • Location: BRRC
  • Supply List
331302-3A  Tue  Nov 22-Dec 20   9:30am-12:30pm $130/$163 
331302-3B  Tue  Nov 22-Dec 20  1-4pm  $130/$163 
331302-3C  Wed  Nov 23-Dec 21  9:30am-12:30pm  $130/$163 
131302-1B  Tue  Jan 10-Feb 14  9:30am-12:30pm  $156/$195 
131302-1A  Tue  Jan 10-Feb 14  1-4pm  $156/$195 
131302-1C  Wed  Jan 11-Feb 15  9:30am-12:30pm  $156/$195 
131302-2B  Tue  Feb 21-Mar 21  9:30am-12:30pm  $130/$163 
131302-2A  Tue  Feb 21-Mar 21  1-4pm  $130/$163 
131302-2C  Wed  Feb 22-Mar 22  9:30am-12:30pm  $130/$163 

Portrait Painting & Sketching 

Learn how to create a portrait for the first time or enhance your existing skills.  A live model will be provided so that the structure of the head and face can be observed from life. We will go beyond line and detail to sculpt the illusion of form with paint, charcoal or pastels. Additional model fee $10 per class paid to instructor. Supply list available at registration.
  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Nancy Tilles
  • Location: BRRC
131308-1A Wed Feb 22-Mar 22 1-4pm $130/$163

Watercolor & Acrylic Painting

Learn to paint using each medium separately or in combination. Classes will include color theory, perspective, wet on wet, negative space and other techniques. There will be daily and group demonstrations, as well as, personal and group critiques. The class will encourage experimentation and developing your own style. Experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Joan Hambleton
  • Location: BRRC
131303-1A  Thu  Jan 12-Feb 16  12:30-3:30pm  $156/$195 
131303-2A  Thu  Feb 23-Mar 23  12:30-3:30pm  $130/$163 

New! Ceramics Class: High Fired Majolica*

Students will use a combination of techniques: coiling, slab building and throwing on the pottery wheel to produce a range of functional and artistic works of art. Colored metallic oxides or ‘under glazes’ are applied to unfired glazed pottery, which absorbs pigments like fresco. After glaze firing the surfaces are brilliantly colored and completely food safe and functional. 
1st 25 lb. bag of clay and glazes are included. Additional 25 lb. bag of clay including glaze and firing is $25.00 payable to the front desk. Additional optional lab time will be offered on Thursdays.
  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Walford Campbell
  • Location: BRRC
131307-1A  Wed  Jan 25-Mar 15  6:15-8:45pm  $240/$300 

Optional Lab Time: 
131310-1  Thu  Jan 26-Mar 16  6:30-8:30pm  $80/$100  $12/$15 

*Majolica pottery is a type of glazed jewel-toned pottery associated with Spain, Italy and Mexico. The process of making majolica includes applying a tin based glaze to a fired piece of earthenware, forming a white, opaque, porous surface on which a design is painted.

Canceled Classes

Many classes are canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been canceled, please email the Recreation Division 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.