Youth Art/Cooking

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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

COOKING CLASSES



Kids Cooking Challenge


Calling all chefs! Palm Beach Gardens is hosting its first ever cooking class similar to popular TV programs! Each week we will have a delicious cooking lesson and then all ‘chefs’ will be given a mystery basket to explore and create fun and exciting recipes! Please bring a water bottle or drink. Food will be provided.*Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver to register for this program.
  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Fun Chefs Staff
  • No class November 20       
  • Fun Chefs Waiver*    
Code   Day  Date Time  R/NR Fee 
321801-1  Mon  Oct 30-Dec 11  4:45-5:45pm  $120/$150 

ART CLASSES



Clay Creations


Come play with clay and create pieces using coils, slabs, pinch pots and extrusions. Learn decorative techniques using textures and colorful glazes. Find out about greenware, bisqueware and the process of working with clay from start to finish! All supplies included.
  • Age: 8-11
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Walford Campbell
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
321207-1B Thu  Sep 14-Oct 26 4:30-6pm $140/$175
321207-2B Thu  Nov 2-Dec 21  4-5:30pm  $140/$175 

Middle School Art Audition Prep


Grade school and home-schooled children wishing to prepare for local arts school programs will gain from this class designed to create art projects for audition requirements.  Students will also be drilled in the kinds of exercises they may expect at time of audition.  This is a great course for students who are passionate about the visual arts and motivated to improve their skills. Supplies needed: Bound sketchbook, ebony drawing pencils, and an eraser.  
  • Age: 4th & 5th grade     
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Trina Burks
  • No class November 20  
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
321204-C  Mon  Sep 11-Dec 11 6-7:30pm  $195/$244

New! Kaleidoscope Kids


Pre-School aged children will have a blast exploring the world through multicultural crafts! Little artists will create African Masks with colored papers and found materials, learn about the Japanese Art of Gyo-taku (Fish Rubbing), make Mexican paper flowers and more! All supplies will be included.
  • Age: 3-5
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Melissa Weisz
  • No class November 22 and 25, December 6  
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
311202-2A  Wed  Oct 25-Dec 20  3-3:45pm  $84/$105 
CANCELED Sat  Oct 21-Dec 16  10:45-11:30am  $96/$120 

Master of the Week


Young artists will be introduced to a different master artist each week. After a brief lesson in art history, students will have the opportunity to create their own work of art in the style of the Master. The medium and materials will change each week. All supplies will be included.
  • Age: 6-10
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Melissa Weisz
  • No class November 20 and 25
Code  Day   Date  Time  R/NR Fee
321203-2A  Mon  Oct 23-Dec 18  3:15-4:15pm  $120/$150 
CANCELED Sat  Oct 21-Dec 16  9:30-10:30am  $120/$150 

Drawing for Kids


This course is designed for the elementary aged student. Each class will incorporate a different medium into a fun drawing project. Drawing mediums include pencil, charcoal, India ink and watercolor pencils. Students will explore still life drawing, perspective drawing, drawing animals, and more! All supplies will be included.
  • Age: 8-12
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Melissa Weisz
  • No class November 22 or December 6
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
321205-1A  Wed  Oct 25-Dec 20  4-5pm  $120/$150 


Watercolor Batik


Turn a simple line drawing into a rich, colorful batik, while having a ton of fun learning this ancient art form. You will create a line drawing in pencil that will then be drawn over in melted wax on rice paper. The fun begins when you add watercolor to your drawing and the wax creates a resist. Once the wax is removed, a beautiful piece of art emerges! The rice paper will be mounted on a canvas to make it suitable for hanging. All supplies will be included.
  • Age: 10-16
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Melissa Weisz
  • No class November 22 or December 6
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
321203-2C  Wed  Oct 25-Dec 20  5:15-6:45pm  $140/$175 

Wired! One Day Workshops!


Working with wire, beads and other elements to make crafty creations. Many projects will be inspired by ‘Streetwires’: an organization of artisans in Cape Town, South Africa that create and design unique beaded sculpture.
  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Martine Lipnitzky
Code   Day  Date Time  R/NR Fee 
321206-2A  Sat  Nov 4  1-3pm  $20/$25 
321206-3A  Sat  Dec 2  1-3pm  $20/$25 

Ceramics – All Levels Welcome


Discover the ceramic artist in you. Learn 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+
  • Location: BRRC
  • Instructor: Walford Campbell
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
CANCELED  Thu  Sep 14-Nov 16  6-8:30pm  $300/$375 
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.