Free Art Classes for Children and Adults!

The Lot 23 Artist in Residence Program provides free community classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, photography, instrumental music, and more! A talented group of local professional artists teach the Lot 23 classes as they live and practice their art forms in Northwood Village. Lot 23 classes follow 12-week seasonal class schedules that begin in January, April, July, and October. Refer to the class descriptions below for class schedule, location and age restrictions.


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.


*All students under 17 must be signed-in and signed-out by an adult.*
Classes subject to schedule changes and cancellations. Check this website’s calendar or call (561) 805-9927 before you visit.



Hip Hop  with Cassandra Francois

Ages:               10-13

Time:              Monday 12:00 – 2:00 PM                

Location:          Center for Creative Education

Come join this urban-style dance class constructed on rhythm and creative movement. Students participating in this course will improve flexibility, balance and coordination while learning how to step, stomp and shake it out!


Hip Hop  with Cassandra Francois

Ages:               14-17

Time:              Monday 4:00 – 5:30 PM                        

Location:          Center for Creative Education

This course includes basic urban-style Hip Hop moves and rapid level changes for floor work. Choreography is provided on a bare bones theme and developed according to individual style, ability and personal interpretation. The history of this genre and the traditional competitive elements of Hip Hop dance are examined, as well as the role of dance in Hip Hop culture.


Introduction to Decorative Arts with Steve Brouse

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Monday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location:      Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Are you fascinated with transformation? Join Steve for an introductory course on painting new designs on functional and decorative objects. He will train your eye to develop a unique technique that will activate your creative style.



Drawing Fundamentals with Renata Rodrigues

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:        Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Learn the six basic elements of drawing from a well-rounded, multi-media professional artist. Renata graduated in Graphic Design at The University of Fine Arts of Sao Paulo and works in a multitude of media. She is best known for her charcoal on wood drawings with incorporated seashell flowers and sculpted pieces. Students will explore the foundation aspects of drawing from reference, which include, capturing proportions and training the senses to draw what is seen.



Theater with Amy Hamel

Ages:               11 – 17

Time:              Wednesday 12:00 – 1:45 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

This course introduces and explores theater from page to stage as a live performing art. Students will explore their world through use of imagination and creative dramatics, including the study of plays, playwrights, actors and directors.


Acrylic Innovations with Craig McInnis

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:        Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Explore this diverse and challenging medium with an artist who has dedicated many hours to learning its ins and outs. Craig is a freelance artist/designer whose portfolio reflects a diverse set of knowledge displayed on many local murals and commissioned works. The class will include in depth instruction surrounding blending techniques, color theory, light and shadow, and paint / tool management, just to name a few.


Drawing and Painting with Grace McGann

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location:        540 Northwood Road

Come join us for a relaxing evening painting your stress away!  Whether it’s a still life or creation from your own imagination, this class offers a wide variety of subjects to paint. Grace models her own valuable techniques, as well as master’s methods, to help express your individuality. She will introduce you to the proper ways to utilize oils.



Art for Kids with Mayling (Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                14-17

Time:               Thursday 11:30 – 1:30 PM 

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Through a variety of art projects, students will explore different media and art-making processes. This class introduces budding artists to techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, and mixed media. Class is taught by professional fine artist, muralist, and papier mache sculptor Mayling Pao.


Creative Moment with Amy Hamel

Ages:                4-6

Time:              Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Creative Movement is a beginning dance class for children ages 4-6. Students will learn the foundations of ballet, practice basic coordination skills, interpret music through movement and learn the different qualities of movement in a fun and creative setting letting their bodies and imaginations fly.


Jazz / Ballet with Amy Hamel

Ages:                7-10

Time:              Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Move with Amy! Using the fundamentals of ballet and jazz she teaches her students exciting dance routines to show off every dancer’s unique personality. Amy engages students at all levels and challenges the most advanced.


Digital Photography with Chris Proano (Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Location:        Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

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, landscape, street, cityscapes, and fine art photography are just some of the topics we explore. Participants will have access to CCE iPads or they can bring any digital device with the capacity to take pictures.



Family Art & Fun with Steve Brouse

Ages:               5-12 w/Adult

Time:             Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location:       Harold’s Coffee Lounge, 509 Northwood Road

Instructed by local artist Steve Brouse, Family Art & Fun classes are perfect for children, parents, or grandparents to learn and enjoy the experience of making art together. He includes painting, drawing and an array of visual art activities. Intergenerational classes provide the perfect opportunity for students and parents to create and experience art together.


Ukulele with Chris Proano (Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                   10-14

Time:                   Thursday 12:30 – 2:30pm

Location:             Center for Creative Education

Ukulele for beginners is an exciting way to get started in the world of stringed instruments. Come learn how to hold the ukulele, strum patterns, play fun sing-along songs and more! Ukuleles are provided for the first 15 students.  Feel free to bring your own!


Painting with Grace McGann

Ages:               Adult (18 & up)

Time:              Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location:        Lot 23 Studio, 540 Northwood Road

This class offers basic fundamentals of traditional painting and modern impressionism. Learn to paint what you see! Techniques explored in oil paints and acrylics, working with palette knives and different brush strokes. *During inclement weather class is indoors and we use photos for reference. We accommodate students at all levels.