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Youth Art Club


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In this after-school Art Club, students 5-16 will build a set of visual art skills and knowledge about the arts. Initally, students will learn basic drawing skills and techniques used to design and other art projects. During the winter, they will begin using color, and then in spring they collaborate with mural artists to design a mural. After school is out in June, they will work together to paint the mural. 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 2017-18 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. These 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 2017-18 season. Class space is limited, so register and pay in advance to reserve your place.

Upcoming Classes

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17   |  10 am - 3 pm  | All Ages  |  FREE 

Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo Interactive Art Workshops | Led by Artists from 3 Premier Morongo Basin Arts Organizations
Artists from these arts organizations will provide hands-on art workshops and demonstrations under the patio tent at the Gallery during the JTNP Art Expo weekend. This event is open to all ages. Some may prefer to spectate while others prefer to get hands-on and test their own art skills. No registration required, and come join us when it suits you sometime between 10 am and 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

29 Palms Art Gallery

Artists from 29 Palms Art Gallery will provide instruction on drawing landscapes, figurative and portraits. Participants can take away their very own sketchbook with line drawing practice.

Try a little something different. MBCAC Artists art workshop will feature Sumi-i brush painting techniques with brush painting on rice paper.

Chaparral Artists will have watercolor demonstrations, and instruct on watercolor painting on wood or paper. 

SEPTEMBER 21   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW

Making Sketchbooks  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Participants, ages 5-16, design and create their own artist sketchbooks. These will be used in subsequent art classes this season.

OCTOBER 26   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

The Art of Line Drawing  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Line Drawing is the a basic skill in learning how to draw. Participants will be guided by a local artist in technique and practice of line drawing.  Bring your sketchbooks!

NOVEMBER 4   |  4 - 5 pm  | Adults  |  Donations Accepted 

Artist Gallery Talk  |  Doug Dolde, Artist Photographer
Photographer, Doug Dolde, will conduct an Artist's Gallery talk with questions and answers on his current works. Doug is a Feature Artist for November. His work will be on exhibition November 2-26. This talk will run just prior to the show's Opening Reception which begins 5 pm.

NOVEMBER 9   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  plus $10 for materials  |  REGISTER NOW 

Ingrained Painting  |  Paula Izydorek, Artist
Paula will instruct participants in how to paint on wood. Paula is a Featured Artist for the November.  Her work will be on exhibition November 2-26.

NOVEMBER 30   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

Contour/Gesture Drawing  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
This class will instruct students on the next step of learning to draw. They will be guided by a local artist in technique and practice of contour & gesture drawing.  Bring your sketchbooks!

DECEMBER 8   |  5:30 - 8 pm  | All Ages  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Origami Decorations  |  Heather Sprague, Artist
Learn the Japanese art of origami with Heather Sprague. In this class participants will learn how to make their own holiday decorations while sipping eggnog or cider and sampling tasty holiday treats.

DECEMBER 28   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

2D/3D Drawing  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Students now learn how to advance their skills to drawing basic 2D & 3D shapes with a grid. ...yes, bring your sketchbooks!

JANUARY 18   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

Design with Color  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Now students will learn color techniques and how to add color to their design.  Bring your sketchbooks!

JANUARY 25   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Designing Your Image Style  |  Lori Rennie, Advertising Professional
A critical element of building an artist's brand and brand recognition is your image style. Although artists are masters in their art medium, advertising can present some challenges. Having an image style makes the overall task of branding yourself much simpler. Follow Lori as she designs an image style giving tips to each participant on how they develop their image. For this demonstration Lori will use Photoshop. Participants may wish to bring their laptop for hands-on practice. Note: this is not intended to instruct on the use of Photoshop. Laptops not required.

FEBRUARY 8   |  5:30 - 8 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Shading and Shadows  |  Esther Shaw, Artist
Join Esther in her class to learn her techniques for adding dimension to your work with shading and shadows using charcoal and other color media. Esther is a Featured Artist for the February.  Her work will be on exhibition February 1-25.

FEBRUARY 15   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

All About Murals  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Students will begin to discuss and plan themes and subject matter for a community mural that will be done by Youth Art Club. Bring your sketchbooks!

MARCH 8   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

ReGenesis Sculpture  |  Elisabeth Pollnow, Artist
This class is design to lecture, demonstrate and practice sculpture with artist, Elisabeth Pollnow. Elisabeth is a Featured Artist for the March.  Her work will be on exhibition March 1-25.

MARCH 15   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

Design a Mural  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
During this class, students vote on a theme for the mural. They will design their own individual color drawings of their mural concepts to bring to the April meeting. Bring your sketchbooks!

APRIL 5   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Adult Art & Poetry  |  Jenifer Palmer Lacy, Artist
Local artist, Jenifer Palmer Lacy will lead participants through adult art and poetry. Jenifer is a Featured Artist for the April.  Her work will be on exhibition March 29 - April 22.

APRIL 11  |  5:30 - 8 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Imagination Drawing  |  Daniel Uresk Gridle, Artist
Daniel is a Featured Artist for the April.  In this class he will instruct students on his techniques of using in his show titled "Imaginationism".  His work will be on exhibition March 29 - April 22.

APRIL 20   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

Mural Scale Model Grid Cartoon  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator

Students will now present their best idea for a mural design that will be combined with other students' ideas to make a singe collaborative mural design. A sub-committee will complete a scale model cartoon of the mural in preparation for the May meeting. Bring your sketchbooks! 

MAY 17   |  4:30 - 6 pm  | Youth  |  Art Club Members $5  |  Non-Members $7.50  |  REGISTER NOW 

Mural Preparation  |  Ed Keeling, Facilitator
Students will approve the cartoon of the mural. Then they will create a grid on the cartoon and the wall or panel it will be painted on. Bring your sketchbooks!

MAY 20   |  3 - 6 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Dr. Seuss Meets Andy Warhol  |  Tanner Rettiono Artist
Tanner will conduct a lecture, demonstration and practice for participants using mixed media. 

JUNE 14   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Nuance of Color  |  Ray Lamb, Artist
Join Ray Lamb in this class where he instructs on the nuances of color with oil painting. Ray is a Featured Artist for the June.  His work will be on exhibition June 7 - July 1.

JUNE 21   |  5:30 - 8:30 pm  | Adults  |  Members $12  |  Non-Members $15  |  REGISTER NOW 

Painting & Collage  |  Darlene Morris & Anne Lear, Artist
Two for the price of one...instruction by both Darlene and Anne will show participants their techniques in painting and collage. Darlene and Anne are Featured Artists for the June.  Their work will be in a combined exhibition June 7 - July 1.

JUNE/JULY  |  Painting the Mural dates to be announced  |  STAY TUNED

These 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!