Art Classes

29 Palms Art Gallery ~ Art Classes 2014-2015

29 Palms Art Gallery adobe, Ada Bigler Drawing 1985

Gallery drawing by the late Ada Bigler, 1985

YOUNG ARTISTS (5 to 17): Youth classes are offered monthly on Saturdays for $5 per class.
ADULTS (ages 17 & Up): Adult classes are offered on weekdays for $10 to $15 per class.
Sign-up at the Gallery or contact us by
phone (760)367-7819
or call Ed Keesling at (760)365-8193
Click here for a Class Registration Form
 you can print and mail to us.

ATTENTION TEACHERS - FIELD TRIPS & SCHOOL CLASS GALLERY TOURS: Teachers are invited to bring classes to the 29 Palms Art Gallery for a docent-led gallery tour and drawing lesson. Call the gallery to schedule a tour, September to June, at 760-367-7819, or email: ... Or contact Ed Keesling 760-365-8193,

Summer Youth Art Programs

Click the image below to download a copy of the flyer and the camp registration form! (PDF)


General Information...

June:  Summer Sketchbook Camp.  Students K-12 grade.   $20.  All Materials Included
Class Time:  3:00 – 5:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday, June 16, 18, 23, 25
The summer sketchbook camp is a 4-session course on drawing with pencils, crayons, charcoal, and markers.   Students are invited to use the sketchbooks they created in Bonny Brady’s class in May, or will be provided with a handmade sketchbook to use for this course During this class student will begin with an in depth study of line and texture, and progress toward mastery of shape, value, perspective, cartooning, and life forms like people and animals. 

July:  Clay Camp.  Students K-12 grade.  $30.  All materials provided by the gallery.
Class time:  9:00 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Come to Clay Camp to learn to:  make your own clay, make pots, tiles, and sculptural forms.   Together we will mix a clay body, make a tile mural, do pinch bowls, model and coil a variety of forms.  Then we will build an above ground pit kiln, fill it with our clay works, and bake it in a pit firing.   Beginning and experienced clay workers will enjoy and learn in this class.

August:  Youth Art Show.  Students K-12.   Friday, July 31– Sunday, August 23
Art delivery date: Monday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Reception, Sunday, August 2, 12 to 3 p.m.
Youth Art Summer Show. Please bring in your original Paintings, Drawing, Photography, Ceramics, Mixed Media and Three dimensional Sculptural works of art to the gallery between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on Monday, July 27.  All wall hanging art should be ready to hang with a wire attached to the back for hanging.  Gallery staff will be on hand on July 27 to assist with hanging preparation.  The gallery will provide pedestals for three dimensional sculpture.

Questions, Please call the 29 Palms Art Gallery 760-367-7819, or Ed Keesling 760-365-8193

Twentynine Palms Art Gallery - Art Classes Registration
Register in person at 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, (at National Park Drive),
 Twentynine Palms, Wednesday through Sunday, 12 Noon to 3 PM. ... or by Phone or Email:
Gallery (760)367-7819 ~
Education Chair Ed Keesling (760)365-8193 ~
Or mail registration form to the gallery:
29 Palms Art Gallery, P.O. Box 115, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Classes 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, and are supported by volunteer efforts of 29 Palms Artists’ Guild members and ongoing donations from our community friends and supporters.   We thank you!

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