Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center



The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Education Department hosts a diverse selection of fun and challenging art learning opportunities. We just completed a successful and exciting season and we're already putting together the line up and schedule for next season. Full schedule to be announced by early August.

We will continue to offer 3, 4 & 5 Day Intensive Classes/Workshops held exclusively on weekdays from November through April. We will have some of our most popular instructors from previous years returning and adding some new faces to the line-up. 

We are adding 4, 2-Day Weekender Classes specifically for those who work during the week and might like to take a weekend art class. We will have these in December, February, March and April.

We will again have our very popular Watercolor Your Sunday classes with Maria Hunt from 2pm to 4pm the 1st Sunday of the month from November 2017 through March 2018. 

We are excited to have the fun and innovative adult series Art As Play - Liberate Your Innocent Eye return to our line-up with artists/adventurer Mellissae Lucia. 2pm to 4pm the 3rd Sunday of the month December through March. Never underestimate the power of play.

We are very pleased to be adding to our Sunday lineup a photography class Getting To Know Your Camera - Buttons, Knobs and Switches, Oh My! with Stephen Baumbach. 2pm to 4pm the 4th Sunday January through May.

The Museum’s Artists Council will again host and facilitate Life Drawing sessions on select Saturdays. We are working on that schedule now!

All of the classes and workshops listed here will be available through our box office by Mid-September. However we are glad to reserve your space even before the tickets go on sale. Just email Daniel Hogan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Artists Council will also continue with its popular workshop series. These are facilitated by AC members for AC members and their guests. They will have 4 Experimental “Hands on” full day workshops in the AC center on Saturdays and 4, 2-Hour Art + Internet discussion type workshops in the lecture hall on Saturdays and Thursday evenings. You'll need to be a member of the Artists Council to enjoy these workshops.