Youth Art & Cooking

Interested in teaching a new class or have a great program idea? The Recreation Department is always searching for qualified instructors to teach new and innovative programming ideas to our community. Click HERE to submit an application today!

ART CLASSES

KB KRAFTY KIDS 

KB Social Artworking gets right down to students' level to guide them step-by-step to create an original piece of artwork. Each child will bring home a different masterpiece every week! Dress for a mess! No class Feb 28 or Apr 10.

  • Age: 5-10
  • Instructor: KB Social Artworking
  • Location: Mirasol Center
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEEREGISTER
WedJan 24-Mar 134:00-5:00pm$105/$132121208-1A
WedMar 27-May 224:00-5:00pm$120/$150121208-2A

Kids Need More Art Comes to Palm Beach Gardens!      

Kids Need More Art is a teacher-created, advocacy-based children’s art studio offering classes, camps, programs, and more year-round. Their programs are taught by art specialists who are not only passionate about what they do but are true advocates for the Visual Arts in our schools. Their evolving art curriculums are designed to be fun and engaging, while combining discipline-based art education (art production, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics) with real-life, academic connections. The City of Palm Beach Gardens is excited to welcome KNMA at our Mirasol Center! For more information visit them online at kidsneedmoreart.com.

TINY KIDS: A PARENT & ME PROGRAM 

Toddlers and their moms or dads are invited to join us for some creative together-time that is sure to become one of your favorite weekly activities! Each Tiny Kids class will offer an opportunity for little hands to get messy while engaging in an art activity. We will talk about ways to encourage self-expression through art, and each young artist will leave with a small gift that can be used to promote creativity at home for tiny kids! Start your toddler on an art journey with Kids Need More Art that will last a lifetime! No class Feb 22 or Feb 29.

  • Age: 2-4
  • Instructor: Karen Nobel, Kids Need More Art
  • Location: Mirasol Center
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
ThuFeb 1-Mar 149:00-9:45am$100/$125111211-1A
ThuFeb 1-Mar 1410:00-10:45am$100/$125111211-1B


TINY STEPS TO PRESCHOOL

Kids Need More Art takes their popular Tiny Kids program one step further with this two-hour drop-off program to support preschool readiness. Under teacher direction, preschool age children will independently engage in a themed art activity, structured play time, and interactive story time designed to enrich their developing minds while making new artist friends. This nurturing program will offer social, emotional, and creative benefits toward the tiny steps needed to prepare children and parents for the first days of full-time preschool!

  • Age: 3-5
  • Instructor: Karen Nobel, Kids Need More Art
  • Location: Mirasol Center
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
ThuMar 28-Apr 258:45-10:45am$200/$250111212-1A


COOKING CLASSES

KIDS KITCHEN

Learn basic kitchen safety, make healthy food choices, and prepare simple snacks. Budding chefs will begin to feel comfortable using fundamental kitchen tools and gain the necessary confidence to prepare their own tasty foods! No class Feb 19-26. View the curriculum here!

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Marcy Verrastro
  • Location: Mirasol Center
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEEREGISTER
MonJan 22-Mar 114:00-5:00pm$90/$113CANCELLED


THE ART OF COOKIE DECORATING: WORKSHOP SERIES  

Learn the basics of cookie decorating and how to decorate sugar cookies with Royal Icing. Basic techniques include flooding, piping and wet on wet, etc. Decorating utensils will be provided for use in class and all materials are included. No prior experience needed! Each attendee will leave with the knowledge and confidence to decorate a set of 3 different designs. You will take home your tasty creations to show and savor with your loved ones. Please register at least 72 hours prior to class as cookies are baked ahead of time. No refunds for this class will be accepted within 48 hours of class. Children 5 years and older may take this class with a parent. *Both parent & child registration are required. Each will create their own three cookies.

  • Age:
    • 13+
    • *5+ with Adult
  • Instructor: Jessica Nava, DULZE Pastries
  • Location: Mirasol Center
DAYDATETHEMETIMER/NR FEEREGISTER
MonMar 18Springtime6:30-8:30pm$50/$63131401-3A
SatMar 23*Chick & Bunny1:15-2:15pm$35/$44 each131401-3B
MonApr 8Bees & Honey6:00-7:30pm$50/$63131401-4A
SatApr 20*Unicorns1:15-2:15pm$35/$44 each131401-4B
MonApr 29Garden Life6:00-7:30pm$50/$63131401-4C
SatMay 11*Flowerpot1:15-2:15pm$35/$44 each131401-5A


Cookie Decorating themes.

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.

Refund Information

All refunds must be requested in writing at any of our Recreation service desks or through the Refund Request Electronic Form.

Class Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please be advised that refunds are processed when requested, less a $20 transaction fee per class/activity. Should a participant request a refund more than three days prior to the first class, they will receive a full refund less the transaction fee. If the class or program has started and the request for a refund is made before the third meeting of the activity, the refund will be prorated, less the transaction fee. Any request for a refund made after the third class is reviewed and the appropriate refund, if any, is determined by a committee. Refunds will not be given for missed classes unless accompanied by a doctor's note or unless a class is canceled by the Recreation Department.