Art Programs

Unleash Creativity, Discover Talent, Express Yourself

🎨 Explore the World of Art with Our Diverse Programs! 🎨

At the Westlake Recreation Department, we believe in the transformative power of art. Our Art Programs are designed to inspire creativity, foster self-expression, and provide an enriching experience for artists of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a budding artist or an experienced creator, our programs offer the perfect opportunity to explore your artistic potential.

Our Art Programs Include:

  • Variety of Art Forms: From traditional painting and drawing to contemporary digital art and photography, our programs cover a wide range of artistic disciplines.
  • Workshops and Classes: Led by experienced instructors, our workshops and classes are suitable for all skill levels, offering personalized guidance and support.
  • Creative Exploration: Our programs encourage exploration and experimentation, allowing participants to discover new techniques, mediums, and styles.
  • Exhibitions and Showcases: Participants have opportunities to showcase their work, celebrating their achievements and sharing their art with the community.

Why Join Our Art Programs?

  • Skill Development: Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to hone your skills, our programs cater to all levels of experience.
  • Creative Community: Connect with fellow artists, share ideas, and find inspiration in a supportive and creative environment.
  • Personal Growth: Artistic expression is a powerful tool for personal growth, offering a therapeutic and fulfilling way to express emotions and experiences.
  • Showcasing Talent: Our exhibitions and showcases provide a platform for artists to display their work and gain recognition within the community.

Embrace Your Artistic Journey

Ready to embark on a creative adventure? Join our Art Programs at the Westlake Recreation Department and let your creativity soar. 

Upcoming Events

To sign up click here. 


Join Bert Sanchez as he demonstrates the 

painting techniques for this art medium. All material is included. 

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm. Cost: $12; payable before class. (Not 11/23 and 12/21 & 28) 


Intermediate level instruction, experience suggested. You are required to bring your own class supplies. 

Fridays, 9:30am-12:00pm. Cost: $12/class; payable before class. 


For those who are just starting to learn or want to reengage with this beautiful art form. You are required to bring your own class supplies. 

Fridays, 1:00-3:00pm. Cost: $10/class; payable before class. 


This group will meet the third Tuesday of each month. Bring any “needle” project that you may be working on at the time. Please note, no formal instruction will be given during these sessions; this is strictly for fun and all levels welcome! 

Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 am. FREE. Call to reserve or use MyActive Center by one day prior to each date. 

HAPPY QUILTERS—A Quilting Group 

If you would like to join the group, you will need to bring your own sewing machine and all the supplies and notions you will need to work on your project. Please note that lessons for quilting are not provided. It’s just a group that enjoys quilting and getting together. 

Wednesdays, 12:00-3:00pm. We ask that you are registered with our Center and swipe in when you arrive. 


You will be creating floral cards using dried flowers for VNA Hospice. No experience needed, all supplies provided. Volunteers will walk you through the process. Join the fun and help support VNA Hospice. If you are able, please bring your own scissors, tweezers and a pencil. 

Mondays, November 13 & 27 and Holiday Potluck on December 11, 

12-3:00pm. FREE. Just walk in! 


In this make and take crafting class you will create a twine covered conical tree adorned with decorative roping, beads and other adornments. This cute decoration will make a perfect addition to your mantle, shelf or holiday table. 

Tuesday, December 5, 10:00am. Cost: $7.00; payable by 11/28. 


You will be painting wooden Nutcrackers for the Holiday season. This beautifully painted nutcracker will help create a festive feel in your home. All supplies provided. 

Tuesday, December 12, 1:30pm. Cost: $12.00; payable by 12/5. 


Do you enjoy singing? If yes, this is the place for you! Join us as we sing familiar songs. You don’t need to be a professional- just that you enjoy singing, sharing time with old and new friends and having fun. Singing is beneficial for your physical and mental health. Please join us. 

Tuesdays, November 14 & 28 and December 12 & 26, 1:00pm. FREE. Call or use MyActive Center by one day prior to each date.