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Art Classes & Workshops

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The following art classes and workshops are made possible in part by grants from the Officers Spouses’ Club of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms. They are supported by volunteer efforts of 29 Palms Art Gallery members and on-going donations from our community friends and supporters. We thank you!

Young artists ages 5 to 17 are offered art classes monthly (generally on Saturdays) for $5 per class. Classes are taught by guild member artists with exhibitions in the gallery during the season. Watch for updates to our current class offerings, or see this full class schedule for the 2015-16 season. Class space is limited, so register and pay in advance to reserve your place.

Adult artists ages 17 and up are offered art classes and workshops monthly for $10 to $15 per class plus occassional materials fees. Classes and workshops are conducted by guild member artists with exhibitions in the gallery during the season. Watch for updates to our current class offerings for the 2015-16 season. Class space is limited, so register and pay in advance to reserve your place.

Upcoming Classes

APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27, 28 | 5:30-8:30 pm | Adults | $60 + $10 for materials

“Adult Clay Camp” with Artist Ed Keesling (www.edsclayworks.com) and the "Clay Folk". Participants will learn the art of clay in 5 class sessions.

• April 6: Clay, wedging, modeling and pinching
• April 13: Fling slabs and modular unit construction
• April 20: Build a pit kiln
• April 27: Stack and fire the kiln
• April 28: Open the kiln, discover your artworks

Register today to ensure your spot. Registration & material fees include working tools, clay and supplies. Don't forget to login online for your member's discount.  REGISTER NOW

MAY 18 | 5-8 pm | Adults | $40

“Plein Air Paint Night Social” with Artist Esther Shaw (www.esthershawsart.com). Join artist, Esther Shaw on the patio of the Gallery for an evening of festive beverages, treats and nibbles as she instructs participants in plein air painting. This art class and fundraiser is a wonderful social gathering for beginners and experienced painters alike. Bring your friends out for a special night of fun and fellowship.

Participants are invited to bring a small bites dish or appetizer to share. The gallery will provide coffee, tea, and citrus water as well as some sweet eats. A complimentary glass of wine is included, and additional well be offered for only $2 a glass. 

Register today to ensure your spot. Registration includes canvases, paint and brushes and, of course, the plain air setting of the Gallery patio. Don't forget to login online for your member's discount.  REGISTER NOW

MAY 20 & 21 | 9am - 4pm | Adults | $175 non-members | $150 members | includes materials

“Make Your Mark: The Art of Brushmaking” with Glenn Grishkoff, an internationally renowned ceramic artist and brush maker (www.glenngrishkoff.com). These are no ordinary brushes but exquisite works of art! During two days you will work with Glenn making 8 to 10 handmade brushes ideal for ink or watercolor, ceramic applications, batik to cloth surfaces, acrylic and oil painting on canvas. Students will explore various sizes, tips-from small to large and unique handle construction methods. A slide lecture and demonstration will highlight techniques including knot tying, epoxy mixing, cutting and wrapping hairs, and methods to create brush handles.

Participants will work with bucktail hair, moose hair, horsehair, rooster hackle, broomcorn straw and other types of hair. All materials will be provided. A “what students can bring list” is available to students before the workshop starts to help them personalize their brushes! Take home all the gorgeous brushes you created and treat yourself every time you create art or give some to friends and family.

Register today to ensure your spot. Don't forget to login online for your member's discount.  REGISTER NOW

MAY 27 | 9-11 am | Youth (ages 5-17) | $10

“Mixed Media Mechanical Animals” with Artist & Professor of Fine Arts, Cathy Allen. Assemble found junk into sculptural art. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create three-dimensional, unusual animal forms out of metal, plastic and wooden refuse. Assorted materials and tools will be provided. However, you may take this opportunity to clean out your closets and contribute your own junk. All ages welcome. Register today, class sizes are limited.  REGISTER NOW

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST | Color Camp: Chalk and Paint | Youth (ages 5-17)

Visit again soon for details on our 2017 Kids Summer Camp Program.