Palm Coast - Even if you're not a skilled artist, there is a class for everyone! Among them is Ladies Paint Night, which is an artistic-based social that will allow you to release your creative side while being led by a certified art instructor in this step-by-step class. Bring a friend or make new ones. Classes are $35 each and held from 6-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center located at 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Here's a schedule of each class by date and the featured object to be painted on: Feb. 20 - Sunset Canvas; March 20 - Wooden Décor Sign; April 17 - Majestic Oak Tree Canvas; May 15 - Flower Pot.
Palm Coast Parks & Rec is also offering new art programs this spring along with some returning favorites. Here's a lineup of some of the classes:
Intro to Drawing - Come learn the basic tools and techniques of drawing with certified art instructor Kristy Craigle. Participants will learn form, value and basic shapes in relation to the world by learning how to simplify subject matter. Classes cost $25 per session and are happening now through Feb. 25 from noon-1 p.m. at the Community Center.
Intro to Painting - After taking this course, participants will be well-versed in painting techniques such as mixing, shading, dabbing, layering, dry brush, detailing and more. Cost is $55 for the session held Mondays, March 18-April 22 from noon-1 p.m. at the Community Center.
Open Art Studio - Need a space to create your next work of art? Stop by the Community Center for some quiet, creative time. Please bring all of your own materials. Classes are free and are held Wednesdays, now through May 29 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Community Center.
Crafts for Veterans - Help Heal Veterans provides free therapeutic craft kits to veterans. These kits include a wide variety of crafts and materials such as leatherwork, models, woodwork, jewelry, painting, needlecrafts, poster art, scrapbooks and more. Classes are free (must present veteran ID card) and are held at the Community Center on Wednesdays, now through May 29 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Color Me Happy - Coloring is a great, fun way to combat stress, promote mindfulness, allow creativity and activate different areas of the brain. Bring favorite coloring books/pages and colored pencils or use the supplies Parks & Rec has available. Classes are free and held on Mondays now through May 27 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Community Center.
Please register at parksandrec.fun/seniors to participate in any of these classes. For more information, please call Parks & Rec at 386-986-2323.