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Classes and Workshops

The Garden and Arts Center offers classes and workshops throughout the year for both children and adults. Classes can be found in the City of Lubbock's Recreation and Leisure Services Activity Guide, which is released three times per year in the Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall.


Registration and pre-payment of fees are required for enrollment in classes and workshops, and some of our classes require extra supplies.  Be sure to ask staff if there is a supply list that goes along with your class.  Many of our classes fill-up quickly, so we encourage our patrons to register early and at least one week in advance for all classes - youth or adults!  Register onsite at the Garden and Arts Center during regular hours or call 806-767-3724. 


The GAC is proud to have a small group of knowledgeable and immensely talented instructors! Click below to learn a little bit more about our instructors, learn about their upcoming classes and download their supply lists!

Cecily Smith-Maples


Lyn Stoll

Caroline Blair

Featured Classes:

Work by Cecily Smith-Maples


The GAC is happy to introduce Cecily Smith-Maples as a new instructor this year! Cecily has thirty years of experience working with clay and loves sharing her knowledge with new students! The series of classes Cecily will be teaching during the month of February will be focused on clay bead making, which would be a wonderful opportunity for both beginning and advanced jewelry artists.

Be sure to also check out Cecily's instructor page for upcoming classes!

The GAC is excited to be hosting the South Plains Woodturners Association's Beginning Woodturning class! This class is designed to give students hands-on guided practice with an experienced turner, with a special focus on how to safely and effectively work a wood lathe to create turned objects.  Students must be 16+ and bring their own full face/eye protection. Projects that students will make will include: top, honey dipper, Christmas ornament, pen, platter, awl. 


Faux Finishing: Distressing Furniture

Start Date: January 28, 2014, 6:30 PM
End Date: January 28, 2014, 8:30 PM
Do you have old furniture that could use some work? The Faux Finishing Workshop led by Caroline Blair would be the perfect opportunity to have hands-on experience and one-on-one attention to learn various faux finishing techniques to revive and restore old furniture and other objects.

In this one day class students will learn how to distress furniture beautifully! This class will cover light and heavy distress as well as painted distress.

When? Tuesday, January 18
Time? 6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost? $30 + $5 supply fee paid to the instructor