*ATTENTION: ALL Lot23 Classes held in CCE’s facility located at 425 24th St.
are canceled for the week of 5/22/17 – 5/27/17 due to building construction!*


What have you always wanted to learn, create or experience?  The Lot 23 Artist in Residence Program provides art education, classes, cultural activities and programs to benefit local residents.  These happenings are brought to us by a diverse mix of artists with the mission to engage the community – children and adults – through art!

These classes are free to the community and offer art opportunities for all skill levels, from beginner to seasoned professional.  Classes are held at a variety of venues in Pleasant City and Northwood Village, West Palm Beach.  Classes are ongoing. See session descriptions below.  No need to pre-register; just come to class and the instructor will register you on-site. All needed supplies will be provided.

Please note, for Lot 23 classes held at CCE it is our policy that all children 16 and under be signed in and out of class. Parents must physically accompany them to and from the building.  Adult supervision is required for any students under the age of 12.  All classes are subject to schedule changes and cancellations.

If you are interested in being an artist in the Lot 23 Artist in Residence program, please find more information and an application here.

Programs sponsored by LOT23 Artist in Residence program, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

All classes are free-of-charge unless otherwise noted.  Adult supervision is required for any students under the age of 12.  Students under 16  must be signed-in and signed-out by an adult.  Students 16 years of age or older must have a valid license or state issued ID in order to take a class without a parent/caregiver.

*READ BEFORE COMPLETING THE LOT 23 SIGN-UP* Upon completion of the Lot 23 Sign-Up, the participant or participant’s parent/legal guardian consents that photographs, audio and video containing the participant during class may be used by The Center for Creative Education for purposes of class documentation, media coverage, and promotion of The Center for Creative Education.  Upon signing this document, the participant or participant’s  parent/legal guardian acknowledges that they have read, understand, and consent to the In-House Policies and Procedures of The Center for Creative Education.



Digital Photography 101            Ages: Adult (18 & up)

Learn the techniques needed to create beautiful photography in this fun workshop! No camera? No problem! Bring your mobile device and start taking better photos today! The class will cover different elements of photography through new projects every week.

Portraiture, working with natural light, long exposure photography, landscape photography, street photography, cityscapes, and fine art photography are just some of the many topics to cover.  Participants will have access to CCE iPads or they can bring any digital device with the ability to take pictures.

Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM                   Chris Proano                                    Lot 23 Studio, 550 Northwood Rd.



Introduction to Ukulele                     Ages: 10 & up (with parents/caregivers)

Learn the basic techniques of playing the ukelele by learning classic and contemporary ukelele songs.  The class will cover helpful skills such as tuning, understanding and reading tablature, timing, chords, rhythm, and strumming techniques found in these fun songs! Each song has been carefully selected to uncover new techniques and chords to expand the students’ knowledge in a very fun way. Ukeleles are provided.

Wednesday  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                   Chris Proano                Center for Creative Education, Piano Lab

Saturday 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.                   Chris Proano                Center for Creative Education, Piano Lab

Acoustic Guitar Basics
                     Ages: Teen/Adult (13 & up)

This class will cover everything you need to get started playing guitar. Students will learn how to play the guitar as well as proper guitar maintenance and care.

We will explore the guitar from its physical attributes, to learning posture, exercises to strengthen hands and fingers, chords, strumming, finger picking, songwriting, lead guitar techniques and much more! Students will need to bring their own guitar or inquire in advance about instrument availability.

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 PM                Chris Proano                Center for Creative Education, Piano Lab


Drumming 101                     Ages: Teen/Adult (13 & up)

This beginner’s music class will introduce students to percussion technique, reading music, and rhythm. Learn foundation skills necessary for playing all percussion instruments including hand drums, mallet instruments (xylophone, marimba), auxiliaries, and the drum set.

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 PM                Erick Marquez                Center for Creative Education, Piano Lab



Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art                        Ages: Teen/Adult (13 & up)

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art practiced to music. Often described as a dance as well as a game, this unique art combines acrobatics, self-defense, singing, history, live music, and play. Students will learn the basic moves of capoeira.

Tuesday   6:00– 7:00 PM             Erick Marquez            Center for Creative Education


Dance for Homeschoolers                       Ages: see schedule below

Dance for Homeschoolers is a class that offers ballet and jazz fundamentals on Tuesdays for 9-12 year olds.  Thursdays will offer creative movement / pre-ballet for 5-8 year olds.  These classes  are to provide a basic understanding  of the fundamentals of ballet and jazz dance, the vocabulary involved, the anatomy that makes the movement happen, and an apprecitation of music and rhythm.  This class aims to show how dance can be a creative outlet for using our bodies to create art.

Tuesday   10:00– 11:00 AM             Ages: 9-12        Amy Hamel              Center for Creative Education

Thursday   10:00– 11:00 AM             Ages: 5-8 w/Adult        Amy Hamel              Center for Creative Education


Dance Exploration                        Ages: See Below (with parents/caregivers)

An adventure of movement, these classes will explore different styles of dance and provide the vocabulary for each. The ultimate goal is for each dance explorer to gain an appreciation for the art and fun of dance and be able to express themselves through movement.

Monday   4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Ages: 5-8 w/Adult        Amy Hamel             Center for Creative Education   

Wednesday   4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Ages: 9-12        Amy Hamel             Center for Creative Education   


Acrylic Innovations                        Ages: Adult (16 & up)

Students will explore numerous techniques for manipulating this challenging medium. The class will cover several blending techniques that will allow the student to achieve beautiful highlights and shadows in their work. There will also be time spent on alternative practices that are “outside of the box” or unconventional, that Craig has developed over the past 20+ years. The class will also shine light on painting basics including mixing, mediums and color theory.

Wednesday   5:00– 7:00 PM             Craig McInnis             Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 2


All About Art  (Closed To The Public)                      Ages: K-2 (with parents/caregivers)

Students enrolled in the program will explore a variety of artistic media from week to week. All activities are child-friendly and centered around projects that will inspire their imaginations and boost their self-image by creating works of art every week

Wednesday   3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Ages K-2) |  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Ages 3-5)        Neil McConney   TLC Leadership Academy – Pleasant City Elementary

Thursday   3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Ages K-2) |  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Ages 3-5)        Neil McConney   TLC Leadership Academy – Pleasant City Elementary


Art for Homeschoolers                        Ages: See Schedule                        Se Habla Espanol

Give your homeschool student the opportunity to nourish their creativity and explore techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting.

Tuesday   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Ages: 6 to 8 w/Adult             Mayling Pao             Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 1

Thursday   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Ages: 9 to 12            Mayling Pao             Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 1


Drawing and Painting from Life             Ages: Adult (18 & up)

Learn to draw and paint “from Life” with instructor Grace McGann

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM                   Grace McGann                Lot 23 Studio, 550 Northwood Rd.


Drawing Fundamentals                        Ages: Adult (16 & up)

Learn the basic elements of drawing including: line, shape, form, texture, value and space, in fun and interesting ways. 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 artist’s needs while meeting artistic goals.

Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM                   Craig McInnis                Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 1

Family Art & Fun                        Ages: 5-10 w/Adult

Family Art & Fun is the perfect opportunity for children, parents, or grandparents to enjoy the experience of making art together. Classes for children and the adults include painting, drawing, and other visual art activities. Intergenerational classes provide the perfect opportunity for students and their adults to spend quality time together, learn about a variety of art media, and create meaningful works of art…together! (Adults MUST attend classes with the children.)

Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 AM             Steve Brouse                Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 1


Plein Air Painting           Ages: Adult (18 & up)

Leave the four walls of your studio behind and paint in the open air of the landscape.

Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM                   Grace McGann                Lot 23 Studio, 550 Northwood Rd.


Sculpture & Mixed Media           Ages: Adult (16 & up)

Sculpture and Mixed Media is designed to provide the basic skills of 2 and 3 dimensional art.  Students will have the opportunity to create wonderful pieces of art with a variety of materials such as clay, cardboard, paint and an array of recycled material.  Painting, printmaking, and collage/assemblage techniques and mediums will also be explored.  An important goal of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn new skills or reawaken their past joy and talent in the three-dimensional arts. This course is open to families with children as well as adults. Projects will be tailored to meet each student’s skill level and interests.

Monday 6:00-7:30 PM                   Steve Brouse                Center for Creative Education, Art Studio 1


Comic Book Art           Ages: Teen/Adult (13 & up)

Create your own fictional characters, develop a story, and work towards a finished visual narrative project. From sketches to finalized sequential art, with traditional and digital tools, students will be guided by a professional comic book artist.

Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM                   Erick Marquez                Center for Creative Education