Young At Art Museum
751 S.W. 121 Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
Young At Art Institute may be part of the Young At Art Children’s Museum, but it caters to adults as well. Adult participants can sign up for an eight-week art class for $250 and pay an additional $60 for materials. The institute offers classes in photography, drawing and painting, ceramics and a potter’s wheel class. All skill levels are welcome and the class is taught by professional artists at its top-of-the-line ceramics studio. If eight weeks is too long, students can also pay $35 to attend the Art Studio Meetup and work on personal projects or purchase supplies.
139 N.W. 36 St.
Miami, FL 33127
Art Atelier has two offices in Wynwood and The Falls, but if you’re looking for an adults-only class, you should attend the Wynwood location. On the weekdays, each location offers adult painting classes, but on Saturdays, adults can learn sculpture, photography, painting and drawing and more. The class costs $30 per session and students should check Art Atelier’s Facebook to learn the alternating schedule. Supplies are not included but students will get a list of what to bring. This class is perfect for the weekend warrior.
723 S. 21 Ave.
Hollywood, FL 33020
While most art studios teach a variety of disciplines, Make It Yourself Ceramics, aka MIY Ceramics, focuses mainly on ceramics and glass studies. Adult students can take pottery throwing class, paint pottery, hand-building clay and several glass and mosaic classes. Students of all levels can learn from local instructors and enroll in six-week class sessions or pay $150 per month to join the MIY Open Art Studio and work on their own projects. These classes are a great way to learn tips and tricks that most art classes skip because of time or because they’re focused on other art disciplines. Check Groupon for class discounts.
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The Ceramic League Of Miami
8873 S.W. 129 St.
Miami, FL 33176
The Ceramic League of Miami is perfect for any schedule. It holds day and night ceramics classes year-round so students can partake in six weeks of ceramic immersion. The classes offered cover everything from basic pottery throwing to Raku firing and holiday classes for beginning and intermediate students. Class prices vary but most average at $145 and include 2.5 hours of instruction and materials. If you’re serious about your craft, you’re guaranteed to learn here.
Nine Muses Art Center
71369 W. Oakland Park
Lauderhill, FL 33313
For most art classes, the focus is technique and fun. At Nine Muses Art Center, the focus is on health. The service was formed by the Mental Health Association of South Florida (MHA) and classes are completely free including materials and supplies to those diagnosed with a mental illness. Undiagnosed patients are welcome as well and classes offered include clay, ceramics, potter’s wheel, drawing and sketching and many more. This venue is great because it offers peace of mind and the creativity and confidence to explore talent.
Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.