CONTACT

19E 4th St

 Panama City, FL 32401

850-640-3670

info@pccenterforthearts.com

Bay Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization  |  EIN 59-1850105

TAKE A CLASS WITH US

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 only made if there are unforeseeable circumstances with the instructor or facility. 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.

CLASSES CANCELED THROUGH MARCH 28

To minimize health risks to our community in relation to COVID-19, we will be closed to the public though April 15.

Our classes and events during those times will also be cancelled. We are sending notices with information concerning rescheduling and refunds to students via email.

While we are closed, we will be working to provide as much of the Center for the Arts experience online as possible, and maybe even trying a live stream class or two if that's of interest to anyone! Let us know what you might want to learn.

Intro to Monoprinting

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

Instructor, Kenny Redd, will teach you how to smear, draw and transfer ink from plate to paper as well as demo how to properly make your own ink to use!

 

Thursday, March 19 • 5:30-7:30pm

Ages: 12 & up

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

All supplies included.

Matting & Framing Workshop

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

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. 

 

Every 3rd Thursday, March 19 • 5:30-6:30pm

Ages: 13 & up

Cost: $35 for all

All supplies included.

Kids Watercolor Basics

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

Learn the basics of watercolor painting in four easy and fun step-by-step lessons. Artist, Olga Guy, will take students through the basics of how to create watercolor like the masters using specific techniques and pro tips.

Supplies list for students to bring:
1 watercolor paper pad 9x12 (canson)
1 watercolor paint set (masters touch)
1 drawing board 17x13 (or big enough to tape down the 9x12 watercolor paper)
1 watercolor or mixed media round brush set 
1 roll of masking or painters tape
1 pencil
1 eraser

Tuesdays, March 24 - April 14 • 3:30-5:30pm
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $150 member ($160 non-member)
Supplies to bring listed above.

Intro to Sumi-e Painting

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

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

Thursdays, March 26 - April 30 • 5-7pm
Ages: 16 & up
Cost: $180 member ($195 non-member)
All supplies included.

Paint & Sip

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

Come join us for a fun night of canvas painting with instructor Kevin Collier while he gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own 10x20 masterpiece.

 

This is a BYOB, bring your own beverage, class where you can enjoy your favorite beverage with friends! 

 

March 26 • 5:30-8pm

Ages: 21 & up

Cost: $35 members ($40 non-members)

All supplies included.

Hand Lettering Essentials

CANCELLED. We will be rescheduling when we reopen.

In this five-week class, instructor Pam Camp will focus on the structure and styles of lettering, explore different lettering tools and materials, and how to avoid common mistakes as you create your own personalized 18" serving tray. 

All supplies are included along with practice sheets for you to take home and continue developing your hand lettering skills.

5 Week Class
Dates: Thursdays, April 2 - April 30 • 5:30-7:30pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $150 members ($165 non-member) All supplies included.

Stained Glass Workshop

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT! 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, April 11 • 10am-1pm • 2 person limit Ages: 18 & up

Cost: $100 members ($110 non-members)

All supplies included. 

 

Closed-toed shoes are required.

Paint & Sip

Come join us for a fun night of canvas painting with instructor Kevin Collier while he gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own 16x20 masterpiece.

 

This is a BYOB, bring your own beverage, class where you can enjoy your favorite beverage with friends! 

 

Tuesday, April 21 • 5:30-8pm

Ages: 21 & up

Cost: $35 members ($40 non-members)

All supplies included.

Sign up by Wednesday, April 15.

Vicky Bush Painting

Bring any painting you're working on and paint in a great atmosphere while receiving one-on-one attention and instruction from veteran painter, Victoria Bush. 

Tuesdays • 4 - 7pm

Ages: 16 & up

Cost: $25 Members ($30 non-members)

Easels provided.

Space is limited, so please sign up in advance.

Handbuild Pottery Lesson

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.

Featured Fun

Come to the Center for the Arts to paint our featured ornament or magnet of the month. 

EVERY SATURDAY

Bring the whole family or come on your own to paint an ornament to look like a cactus or giraffe, and take it home with you that day! All supplies are provided.

$1 suggested donation per ornament

Summer Art Camp

Children (ages 7–12) can join us for a week (or more) of art fun. Each day will be filled with several art projects, break time, yoga, recess, games, and more art!

 

Children who are here from 8:30am–12pm will get two art lessons and a snack/movement break.

 

Children who are here from 8:30am–12pm will get the two morning art lessons and snack/movement break, as well as a lunch break/recess, and fun afternoon activities like yoga, performing arts, games, music, dance, digital art, and more! 

 

Every 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.