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.

Teachers are invited to bring their 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,

ART CLASSES brochure for 2014-2015

Remaining 2015 Season Art Classes


Wednesday, April 15 Adults – 9 a.m.–12 noon — $10 (Note DATE CHANGE from April 8 to 15)
•PLEIN-AIR WATERCOLOR painting with Esther Shaw
Students will have the opportunity to study specific techniques related to watercolor painting in an outside setting. Those without portable easels may reserve one from the limited supply at the gallery. A supply list will be available at the gallery in March.

Saturday, April 18 Youth 5–16 – 9–11 a.m. — $5
•RECYCLED ASSEMBLAGE Earth Day Art with Ed Keesling
In this class, students will learn to apply basic principles of 3-dimensional design to creating assemblage works of art using recycled materials to celebrate national Earth Day.

Tuesday, May 5Adults – 9 a.m.–12 noon — $10
•PAINT WITH OIL with Karine Swenson
In this class, students will develop a deeper understanding of Karine’s process of using the formal elements of art and color to create her paintings. A materials list will be avail¬able in the gallery and on the website prior to the class.

Saturday, May 16Youth Artists – 9–11 a.m. — $10
In this class, students will be provided with the materials to make a personal sketchbook to use all summer long. Students will also be given a lesson on sketchbook strategies and be invited to enter their sketchbooks in the August youth art show at the gallery.

June-July Summer Youth Arts Program  — TBA - To be annnounced!
If you enjoyed our Clay Camp last summer, just wait until you see the line-up of great classes and projects for this summer, which will conclude in a special student art show in August.

July 31–August 23, 2015 — Summer Youth Art Show
Reception: Sunday, August 2, from 12 to 3 p.m.
Artwork In: Monday, July 27 (9 to 11:30 a.m.)
Artwork Out: Monday, August 31 (9 to 11:30 a.m.)

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 ~
Click here for an online Registration Form which can be dropped off at the gallery or mailed to:
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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