TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Beginning January 5, professional artists will teach a series of art classes for children and adults at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Prices are discounted for art gallery members. To register for classes, go to www.29palmsartgallery.com or call 760-367-7819, Thursdays – Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CLASSES FOR YOUTH: Class size is limited to 12 students. Pre-registration is requested.
Design a Mask, Saturday, Jan. 5, 9-10:45 a.m., $7.50 or $5 for Youth Art Club members.
Students 5 to 11 years old join clay artist Ed Keesling to make masks using examples of cultures that make and use masks. Each participant will have an opportunity to design and make their own fantasy masks.
Portrait Painting, Monday, Jan. 7, 4-6 p.m., $7.50 or $5 for Youth Art Club members.
Students 12 to 17 years old join Alane Levinsohn, a well-known national portrait artist, to learn portrait painting. During the class students will learn the process of painting with oil paint using a wet-on-wet method. Materials are provided by the gallery.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Must register by Jan. 11. A minimum of five participants is required.
Managing Your Art Business, Wednesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., $120 or $100 for members.
A team of professionals will help artists enhance their business skills, including creating a business plan, bookkeeping, branding, licenses, selling and more. The cost includes the following six sessions:
Jan. 16: Business Plan Introduction: Outline contents, study examples, set objectives
Jan. 23: Bookkeeping, Budgets, and Accounting: with Carol Kundert, CK Associates
Jan. 30: Taxes, Licenses, Insurance and the Law: with Carol Kundert, CK Associates
Feb. 6: Branding and Promoting: with Lori Rennie, Benchmark Studios
Feb. 13: Selling Your Art: Galleries, stores/shops, commissions, arts/crafts fairs
Feb. 20: Business Plan Completion: Finalize, assess and share business plans.
The 29 Palms Art Gallery is the oldest arts organization in the Morongo Basin and was founded by a group of desert artists and famed painter John Hilton in 1951. It is located in a historic adobe building built in 1936 near the Oasis of Mara as a home for western author Tom Hopkins. Since 1963, Artist Guild members have volunteered their time to operate the non-profit organization, gallery and gift shop in the adobe near Joshua Tree National Park. The gallery also hosts seasonal events such as an art auction, holiday art & craft fair, community exhibitions and art classes for all ages. To learn more, visit www.29palmsartgallery.com