Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Summer Art Classes: A Solution for Stir-Crazy Kids (and Adults, Too)

Summer is upon us, and the kids are stuck at home, which this year isn’t saying much, as they’ve already been home for three and a half months. But the Boca Raton Museum of Art has a solution for stressed parents and their cooped-up offspring: New “Keep Kids Smart With Art” summer classes its Art School Campus, 801 W. Palmetto Park Road.

The museum started “Keep Kids Smart With Art” with online sessions in March, but the summer series, cautiously maximizing attendance at no more than 10 students, in classrooms sanitized before each class, offers young creatives the opportunity to interface with a professional artist faculty for the first time in months. Both morning and afternoon sessions have been scheduled to accommodate parents’ unique schedules.

“Since 1950, the award-winning, credentialed faculty at the Boca Raton Museum Art School has provided a center for creativity,” said Irvin Lippman, executive director of the museum, in a press release. “As one of the nation’s distinct museums with a dedicated campus for art instruction, the Art School has served generations throughout our 70-year history. Art education is part of our DNA.”

The series includes instruction in a variety of mediums designed to cater to and inspire students’ individual styles, including drawing, painting, character and jewelry design and cartooning. Classes are divided among Youth Summer Workshops (i.e., “True Colors in Nature,” “Cool Mixed Media,” “3D Art Adventure”), Workshops for Teens (such as “The Magic of Paintapalooza,” “Still Life Painting,” “Handmade Journals”), and Adult Studio Time & Workshops, including on ceramics, drawing and photography.

Some classes begin today (July 6); courses continue through Aug. 14. Each course generally runs for one week and costs $190. To register for summer sessions, call 561/392-2503 or email

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John Thomason
As the A&E editor of, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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