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Enhance Your Artistic Side With Workshops In Pompano Beach: February 22, March 28, April 18, May 16 Plus Ongoing Events

The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is offering an assortment of artistic workshops so you can explore and enhance your creative side. Classes in a variety of art forms for students ages 16 and up are available. The fees include all supplies. The Rickie Report shares the details about Paper Mache Bowls (February 22), Acrylic Painting Techniques (March 28), Pen and Ink Illustration (April 18), and Mixed Media Project (May 16).  There are monthly ongoing events in Pompano  some of which are free.  We share that info here.  Sign up now to reserve your spot!






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Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



Paper Mache Bowls

February 22     Noon – 4 pm  

 $25 Includes all supplies







This workshop will show the basics of Paper Mache. Give old magazines, junk mail, and other unwanted papers a new lease on life & turn them into beautiful bowls of different shapes and sizes. Transform simple materials into functional works of art.





Acrylic Painting Techniques

March 28    Noon – 4 pm

 $25  Includes all Supplies


Enjoy a workshop of acrylic painting to freely convey emotions with use color, texture, and surface. Personal interpretations of different emotions will be explored. Learn new acrylic painting techniques, color combinations, and application techniques. Multiple surfaces will be explored.




Pen & Ink Illustration

April 18     Noon – 4 pm

 $25  Includes all Supplies

Learn techniques to combine drawing and painting in exciting ways. Explore the thrill of combining ink and water to produce intriguing translucent images. The workshop will demonstrate how to make and techniques on how to use ink wash along with sketch pen techniques to create texture. Participants will combine ink wash & pen to create a complete Pen & Ink Illustration. Work from your own or supplied photos.





Mixed Media Project

May 16        11 am- 3 pm

$25  Includes all supplies








Creating art with multiple/unlimited materials: dry media, wet media, collage, fabric, random objects, anything goes… Use a mixture of materials of your choice in this workshop; learn multi media tips and techniques with color, texture, and a variety of surfaces. Explore the endless possibilities of mixed media art.



Recurring Workshops




Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition
Wednesdays  12:15 pm ~ FREE

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

Nourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.



Lunch with Art: Poetry Edition
1st Thursdays  12:15 pm  ~ FREE

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

On the first Thursday of each month, take a break from your day, bring your lunch and unleash your creativity. As you eat, enjoy a unique cultural experience that turns us all into poets. Each month, create, listen or watch different poems designed to spark the artist in you. Each workshop encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential and escape from the daily stresses of life while remembering how beauty can be found in even the simplest of words. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend and come create a memorable piece of art. Free Wi-Fi available and light refreshments will be available.




Lunch with Art: The Lecture Series
Every 2nd Thursday   12:15 – 1:15 pm ~  FREE

Blanche Ely House Museum

Join our Curatorial Consultant Derek T. Davis as he guides you into the world of the Ely Family while you are enjoying your lunch! As you eat, experience a unique cultural experience that teaches Pompano Beach history and focuses on the people who made a difference in the community. Get inspired by this monthly event that will features unique informational lectures that unlock a piece of the past that may change the future. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend.







Lunch with Art: Music Edition
3rd Tuesdays   12:15 pm  ~ Free

Ali Cultural Arts Center

Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and let music soothe your soul! These informative and relaxing sessions will introduce you to various forms of music, followed by a group discussion. Each melody becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds us how music is a universal language that we can all understand. Guests are invited to bring their lunch and a friend. Light refreshments are available.




Creative Workshops
3rd Saturdays  11 am –1 pm  $5 includes supplies

Blanche Ely House Museum

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!





Andrea Huffman:

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Ms. Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.

Kimberly Maxwell:

Instructor Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.





Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060 954-545-7800 •


Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060 954-786-7879 •

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Pompano Beach, FL 33060 954-786-7877 •

Blanche Ely House Museum

1500 NW 6 Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33060 954-786-7877 •

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060 954-545-7800 •






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