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.
Refer to the class descriptions below for class schedule, location and age restrictions.

*READ BEFORE COMPLETING THE LOT 23 SIGN-UP*

POLICIES & PROCEDURES LINK
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.

– PLEASE SIGN-UP HERE (LINK BELOW) BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR FIRST CLASS –

*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.

CLASS SCHEDULE
SCHEDULE FOR PRINT / DOWNLOAD LINK

MONDAY

Modern Dance 1

Ages:               10-13

Time:              Monday 12:00 – 1:30 PM                

Location:          Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Cassandra Francois

 

Theater

Ages:               13-17

Time:              Monday 12:00 – 1:45 PM                        

Location:          Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Amy Hamel

 

Modern Dance 2

Ages:              14-17

Time:              Monday 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location:      Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Cassandra Francois

 

Introduction to Decorative Arts

Ages:                 18 & Up

Time:                6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location:          Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Instructor: Steve Brouse – 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.

 

TUESDAY

Drawing Fundamentals

Ages:                18 & Up

Time:               5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:        Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Instructor: Renata Rodrigues – 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.

 

WEDNESDAY

Art in the Garden
(Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:               All Ages (MUST be accompanied by an adult)

Time:              9:00 – 10:30 AM

Location:       441 25th Street – Butterfly Garden

Instructor: Mayling Pao – Join us at the garden for hands-on outdoor learning. Students and their parents are invited to learn about pesticide-free practices and gain basic gardening skills through engaging activities. Topics covered will include butterflies & insects, composting & recycling, planting herbs & vegetables, and more. Be ready to do some gardening and participate in arts & crafts. It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.

 

Teen Art Studio
(Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                14-17

Time:               11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Mayling Pao – This class is intended for students interested in improving skills, learning techniques, and building a strong foundation in the visual arts. Students will create projects using drawing, sculpting, and painting techniques.

 

Creative Movement

Ages:                4-6

Time:               12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Amy Hamel – 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

Ages:                7-10

Time:               Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Location:        Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Amy Hamel – 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.

 

Calligraphy
(Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                  10-13

Time:                 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Location:          Center for Creative Education

Instructor: Mayling Pao – A great introductory class, designed to familiarize yourself with tools, the anatomy of letters, and characteristics of different hands. Students will work at their own pace, mastering a few letters at a time, to learn their first style of calligraphy. Later, moving onto flourishes, and applying their new skill.

 

Acrylic Innovations

Ages:                   18 & Up

Time:                  5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:           Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Instructor: Craig McInnis

 

Drawing & Painting

Ages:                    18 & Up

Time:                    6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location:            Juuuicy Store, 540 Northwood Road

Instructor: Grace McGann

 

THURSDAY

Digital Photography
(Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                 18 & Up

Time:                Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Location:         Lot 23 Gallery, 550 Northwood Road

Instructor: Chris Proano – 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.

 

SATURDAY

Family Art & Fun

Ages:                5-12 w/Adult

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

Location:       Harold’s Coffee Lounge, 509 Northwood Road

Instructor: 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
(Se Habla Espanol)

Ages:                     10-14

Time:                    12:30 – 2:30pm

Location:            Harold’s Coffee Lounge, 509 Northwood Road

Instructor: Chris Proano – 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

Ages:                    18 & Up

Time:                    1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location:            Juuuicy Store, 540 Northwood Road

Instructor: Grace McGann – 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.