Art Classes & Workshops in The Studio at the Elliott Museum

The Elliott Museum offers a variety of creative opportunities during the year for adults and children in our beautiful working art studio. Enjoy weekly classes in watercolor, drawing, painting, polymer clay, Life Draw, ceramics, photography, and more.  Art Camps are offered for artists 7-14 during the summer months when the kids are out of school.  Art classes for adults are offered Fall through May during the year for all skill levels. Most of the adult classes are offered during Winter Season. Please check back to see what’s new – classes are being added.

Payment & Refund Policy: Participants must provide their own materials for most classes (list provided at sign-up) or purchase the required materials from the instructor. Classes are for Adults 18+ and minimum of 6, maximum of 12 students unless otherwise stated. Payment at registration will hold your spot. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes, and no refunds after registration unless the class has filled past the minimum number required to hold the class. Classes may be postponed or canceled one week before the class if the minimum has not been met (registrations accepted after the deadline if minimum has been met). If we cancel the class, we will issue a full refund or credit to another class.

Please Note: 2019 weekly class schedule has been truncated as are currently going through some internal restructuring.  We will continue with Life Draw on Wednesdays through May, and Summer Art Camps will run June & July.   We are in the process of scheduling several Girls’ Night Out and Lunch ‘n’ Learn classes, so stay tuned!

Private Adult Parties – Do you have a friend with a birthday coming up?  An office retirement to celebrate?  Just want to get together with the girls and do something fun?  Schedule a private afternoon or evening special event with the craft of your choice in our art studio.  We provide the instructor and all materials, and you can choose to include lunch for day classes or wine and snacks for evening classes.  For events with 8 – 20 participants.  Cost per person depends on the cost of materials and other options; the schedule depends on the availability of the instructor.  Call to discuss your event.

Questions? Contact Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibits Coordinator: call 772-225-1961, ext. 121 or email

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Art Workshops

Create in a relaxed atmosphere at our Lunch ‘n’ Learn Art Workshops. Enjoy a variety of unique projects and lunch* in these classes designed for adults 21+ who don’t like to drive at night. Session times may vary depending on the project, the size of the group, drying time, baking time, etc. Ample time will be scheduled to allow everyone to complete the project. Some projects require firing, baking, or other professional finishing and may be picked up a few days following the class – you will be contacted when it’s ready.  *Lunch includes a sandwich-style meal with side salads, chips, fruit, and soft drinks. Sorry – we cannot accommodate restricted diets. If you have food issues, please bring your own lunch and graze from what we offer.”


Nature & Wildlife Photography Workshop with John Nelson

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Members* – $75; Non-Members – $90

About the Instructor

John Nelson, President of Audubon of Martin County, is a nature photographer and videographer, and voice of The Audubon Moment heard on several NPR stations including WQCS 88.9 FM, NPR for the Treasure Coast.  


About the Workshop

This is your opportunity to learn from a professional photographer how to get the most out of your camera to make great nature and wildlife photos.  Bring your own equipment. – complete list provided at sign-up.  The workshop starts in the Elliott Museum’s Heritage Theater for a classroom-style session to learn about your camera, be it DSLR or point-and-shoot with manual settings.  John will show examples and give demonstrations on shooting.  Adjourn to the Art Studio at noon for lunch (included in the fee!) and then across the street to Stuart Beach (weather permitting) to look for live subjects in the tree or on the wing, and natural landscapes.  Return to the Theater to review your work and get a critique from John. Bonus: Each participant may submit their best photo to be displayed in the Museum’s art studio from April 8th – 18th!

Workshop Fee:

*$75 for Elliott Museum, Audubon of Martin County, and Treasure Coast Photography Center Members; 

$90 for Non-Members

Space is limited; Register at 772-225-1961 or below via PayPal


Photography Workshop with John Nelson, Sat 3/30/19 9am-4pm

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Life Draw

Draw or paint from a live model most Wednesdays in our Art Studio

Most Wednesdays from 1-4pm through May 29th, 2019.
Uninstructed – artists bring their own materials and work at their own pace from a live nude model.  The Studio has standing easels, table-top easels, tables, chairs, and stools available for use.
Prepay for the month (guaranteed seat, no refunds or prorated fees if you miss a class) $15 per session if paid on or before the first Wednesday of the month.  Walk-ins $20 per session (space permitting); pay upon arrival at the Front Desk.  Note: the session may be canceled if we do not have enough people signed up to cover the cost of the class.  

Winter/Spring 2019 Schedule

4 Wednesdays in April: 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th – $60 prepaid

5 Wednesdays in May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th – $75 prepaid

Life Draw – Most Wednesdays from 1-4 thru May

Reserve your spot on the Website through PayPal or visit the Front Desk during regular hours, daily 10 am – 5 pm.  Please update your contact information the first time you visit this season!