Adult Art Classes

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

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
Adult Art Class Students 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. Supply list available at registration.
  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Nancy Tilles
  • Location: BRRC
  • No class September 19
DAY DATE  TiIME R/NR FEE  CODE 
Tue  Sep 4-25   1-4pm $120/$150  331302-1B 
Wed Sep 5-26  9:30am-12:30pm $90/$113  331302-1C 
Tue Oct 2-30 1-4pm $150/$188  331302-2B 
Wed Oct 3-31 9:30am-12:30pm  $150/$188  331302-2C 
Tue  Nov 6-Dec 18 9:30am-12:30pm $210/$263 331302-3A 
Tue Nov 6-Dec 18 1-4pm $210/$263  331302-3B 
Wed  Nov 7-Dec 19  9:30am-12:30pm  $210/$263  331302-3C 

NEW! 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: BRRC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Mon  Sep 24-Oct 29  10am-Noon  $180/$225  331304-1A 
Mon  Nov 5-Dec 10  10am-Noon  $180/$225  331304-2A 

NEW! Mixed Media Exploration 


This engaging art class experiments with many materials and methods including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and stenciling. Emphasis is placed on creating works which translate personal expression, as well as sound design and studio techniques. Supply list available at registration.
  • Instructor: Jill Lavetsky 
  • Location: BRRC
  • No class November 20
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Tue  Sep 25-Oct 30  6:30-8:30pm  $120/$150  331306-1A 
Tue  Nov 6-Dec 18  6:30-8:30pm  $120/$150  331306-2A 

NEW! Expressive Painting: Beginner - Advanced

In this lively art class, students will explore expressive techniques in paint including playful use of color, abstraction, and experimental brushwork. Students will be guided through alternative ways of painting subjects of their choice. Supply list available at registration.
  • Instructor: Jill Lavetsky
  • Location: BRRC
  • No class November 24
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE   CODE
Sat  Sep 22-Oct 27  10:30am-12:30pm  $120/$150  331310-1A 
Sat  Nov 3-Dec 15  10:30am-12:30pm  $120/$150  331310-2A 

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: 12+
  • Instructor: Walford Campbell 
  • No class November 22
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE   CODE
Thu  Sep 20-Nov 1  6:15-8:45pm  $210/$263  331307-1A 
Thu  Nov 8-Dec 20  6:15-8:45pm  $180/$225  331307-2A 

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.