We host classes for pottery, painting, drawing, and more! Our schedule is always changing, so be sure to check back often.

Classes are where your membership really kicks in. If you plan to take a lot of classes (or even just a few), the discounts members get on classes more than pays for your membership. Just our little way of saying thank you and encouraging you to explore your love for art!

How to Sign Up

There are a few ways you can sign up for classes:

  • Call us at 850-640-3670 to sign up and pay over the phone.

  • Come in to the Center for the Arts to sign up and pay for your class in person


We take all credit cards, cash, or check. Checks must be made payable to Bay Arts Alliance.

Email us at info@pccenterforthearts.com with any questions!


Refund Policy: 

Please double check your schedule when you sign up for a class because all classes, workshops, and series offered by the Center for the Arts are non-refundable. 


Refunds are typically only made if there are unforeseeable circumstances with the instructor or facility. But we also refund classes due to unforeseen health circumstances. We never want you to feel that you have to attend class when you're feeling sick.


The Center for the Arts will contact you if there is a refund to be issued along with any further instructions necessary. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to email us at info@pccenterforthearts.com.

Intro to Monoprinting

Join local artist, Kenny Redd, as he demonstrates the easy to learn technique of mono-printing. Simple, fast and easy...even beginners can make very impressive art with mono-prints. Join Kenny to find out how. 

Thursday, June 18 • 5:30-7:30pm

Ages: 12 & up

Cost: $25 member ($30 non-member)

All supplies included.

SIGN UP by Tuesday, June 16.

Matting & Framing Workshop

Join instructor, Stephanie Crow, as she teaches you the basics of properly matting, framing, and wiring your artwork. Each student will practice with a 5x7 frame. Once you have completed the course, you are welcome to come to our open matting studio to mat and frame your artwork. 


June 18 • 5:30-6:30pm

Ages: 13 & up

Cost: $35 for all

All supplies included.

SIGN UP by Tuesday, June 16.

Intro to Sumi-e Painting

Sumi-what? Join instructor, Amanda Hunt, in learning the process of Japanese ink painting, known as Sumi-e. Learn a traditional asian art form first developed in China during the Sung dynasty (960–1274) and taken to Japan by Zen Buddhist monks in the mid-14th century. 

This three-week, six-class course will consist of instructor demonstrations, hands-on working, and building your knowledge and understanding of traditional brush techniques.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16 - July 2 • 5-7pm
Ages: 16 & up
Cost: $180 member ($195 non-member)
All supplies included.

SIGN UP by Friday, June 12.

Swing Dance Lesson

Join That Swing Thing for a swing dance lesson and social dance in our main gallery. No partner needed! 


No matter what your skill level, Ben & Carrie have a swing dance lesson for you. They start with a beginner lesson, then comes the social dance to practice your moves and hang out with friends. 


Come learn the dance that started it all! 


Saturday, June 20

11am: Beginners Lesson

12pm: Social Dance

Ages: All ages

Cost: $10

Drop in or Sign up in advance.


Stained Glass Workshop

THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AND REOPENED FOR SIGN-UPS SOON. If you'd like to join a waiting list, please email info@pccenterforthearts.com.

In this class, Cecilia Crowson of Eclectic Stained Glass, will teach students to create their own butterfly stained glass piece using the copper foil technique. 


​Participants will learn to:

-cut glass using a pattern

-grind glass

-copper foil the glass pieces

-solder the pieces together


Saturday, TBD • 10am-1pm • 2 person limit Ages: 18 & up

Cost: $100 members ($110 non-members)

All supplies included. 


Closed-toed shoes are required.

Handbuild Pottery Lesson

We are currently searching for a new pottery teacher to help lead lessons. Until we find someone, handbuild pottery lessons are on hold. If you know someone who many be interested in teaching, please have them email tori@bayarts.org.

Sign up in advance to come to our pottery studio on Saturdays to learn hand building skills to make whatever you want: a bowl, cup, plate, or sculpture. You pick the project and our pottery teacher, Sara, will teach you how to make it!

Saturdays (by appointment) • 10am

Ages: All ages. Students 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Cost: Variable. $25 for the first day's instruction, plus a 25¢ fee per square inch of your creation. There is a one-time $17 fee for a bag of clay that can be re-used on each trip until you run out.

After your first lesson, the daily open studio fee is $10.


Pay in advance here. But be sure to call and book the Saturday you want: 850-640-3670.

Summer Art Camp

Children (ages 7–12) can join us for a week of art fun on June 14–19. Each day will be filled with two art projects and a movement and snack break in between!


We have two time options: 8:45am–12pm or 12:45pm–4pm.

Each time slot will have two classes of children with 6–8 children. The classes will be taught by different teachers, then the children will come together for a snack/movement break, and switch teachers for the second art class.


If all goes well, we will schedule three weeks in July as well. Each week will feature different lessons and activities, so even if you sign up for every week, your child will always be doing different things.

Learn more about Summer Art Camp.


19E 4th St

 Panama City, FL 32401



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