Have you ever looked at a painting and wished you could create something so wonderful?! Right here in Brevard County there are many places to let your creative juices flow! Maybe your picture won’t turn out to be a Monet, but knowing you did it yourself will be enough to frame your masterpiece and display it proudly in your home.

The Art Gallery of Viera

The Art Gallery of Viera was founded with the vision to provide the finest art gallery and educational center in central Florida that will inspire, instruct, and promote art to the individual and the community. The Art Gallery of Viera offers a wide variety of classes, for all ages, from artists who specialize in the respective topic. With so many classes, prospective students will have a tough decision on what to take first! Luckily, the Art Gallery offers classes each month, and special workshops throughout the year.

Coming Up at The Art Gallery of Viera (to name a few):

October 7-9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $275

“Acrylics and Oils with WOW! Workshop”

3 Day acrylic and oil workshop to create  bright, bold paintings.
October 28-30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $275

“Mixed Media Abstracts”

3 Day workshop with artist Sue St. John www.suestjohn.com
November 18-20, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $275

Watercolor Landscapes”

Join famous watercolorist Tom Jones for a 3-day workshop.


The Art Gallery of Viera

The Avenue of Viera

2271 Town Center Avenue, Suite 101

(321) 504-4343 or www.artgalleryofviera.com


Bali Studios

Head to Cocoa Beach for some colorful inspiration from Bali Studios and artist Sheri Stewart. “Whether you learn to mosaic, paint, draw, or work with pastels I promise you will leave here with confidence that you too can color the world,” writes Sheri on her website. Stewart opened Bali Studios in 2008 and has since been hosting kids summer sessions as well as “Liquid Canvas” twice a month. She also holds group functions and private lessons. “Liquid Canvas “walks students from first stroke, to their final signature, and each class has a theme.

Join Sheri at her oceanfront studio for some inspiration! Upcoming Liquid Canvas classes; both are $30 and includes all supplies, make sure to check out her website for more classes coming up.

October 5, 7-9 p.m. Theme: “Fish Tales”
October 20,7-9 p.m. Theme: “Toastin’ Island Style”


Bali Studios

Cape Royal Building

1980 N Atlantic Ave Suite 507, Cocoa Beach

(321) 720-2215 or www.BaliStudios.com


My Creative Canvas

My Creative Canvas of Suntree provides the perfect casual atmosphere to let your creative juices flow, and if your juices won’t flow on their own- you can bring your favorite adult beverage to help put your mind at ease. My Creative Canvas offers acrylic painting instruction for inspiring artists from ages 5 and up, with all supplies provided. All they ask if you come in with an open mind and creative spirit and they will walk you through an empty easel to your own personal masterpiece.

Visit MyCreativeCanvas.com for a class schedule including children and adult classes with fun themes to go along.

My Creative Canvas

7720 N Wickham Rd, Unit 104, Melbourne

(321) 242-7007 or www.mycreativecanvas.com


EGAD! Art Lab

Visit the historic Eau Gallie Arts District for some contemporary fun. From jewelry making to photography you are sure to find a class that will bring out your inner artist. The EGAD! Art Lab features a hand full of artists specializing in crafts such as painting, photography, jewelry making and design, web design and even theater with its own theater company “Places, Please!”

Check out the modern feel of EGAD! Art Lab for some funky inspiration:

October 8 and 22, 11-1 a.m. $35 Photography
October 13 and 27, 6-8 p.m. $40 Jewelry Design
October 6 and 20, 7-9 p.m. $30 Painting with Music
October 14 and 28, 7-9 p.m. $30 Finger-Painting for Grown Ups
October 15 and 16,9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. $185 2 Day Collage Workshop


EGAD! Art Lab

1405 Highland Ave, Melbourne

(321) 258-2119 or www.egadartlab.com



What our friends have to say…

We asked our Facebook buddies to dish out their favorite spots to get creative, here’s what they had to say!

Martha Brown: Bali Studios is very affordable and Sheri walks you through every step, and the paintings come out beautiful!

Abigail Jason Vanaman: My Creative Canvas in Suntree! I had never painted before and they supplied all of the tools that I needed plus a talented and knowledgeable instructor. I now have a beautiful piece of artwork on my office wall – that I painted!

Shannon Royer: The EGAD! Art Lab on Highland. Some fabulously talented artists who are as eager and willing to teach as they are gifted!