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Visual Arts

Artists Guild Gallery

Resident artists offer a variety of art classes.

Dawn E. Miller - this award-winning pastel artist conducts classes & workshops throughout the year at her studio  Call: 772-559-7854

Island Images Professional Photography Studio, Inc. Adventure Photography

Gallery of Hope

Professional Photographer J. Scott Kelly of Island Images and the Gallery of has a new studio/gallery located in the Historic Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vero Beach. Along with professional photographic services and the gallery venue, They also offer photographic workshops and photo walks for those interested in the photographic arts. These workshops and seminars, offered through Adventure Photography and Photo Walks, and are designed to teach you the basics of your camera, manual operation, as well as artistic composition.

Vero Beach Art Club

Offers open studios and special workshops with talented guest artists as well as monthly demonstrations at their open-to-the-public meetings on the first Thursday of each month.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

The Education Department has a vast offering of classes for adults and children. The Museum Art School offers classes in all media as well as Master Artists Workshops, and has a foundry onsite.


Performing Arts

Gifford Youth Orchestra

The GYO teaches violin, viola and cello to children ages 3 to 18 in the Gifford Community

Kindermusik - Ocean Strings Studio
Offers music & movement for children.

Riverside Children's Theatre

As the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, RCT offers after-school and Saturday classes in drama, dance, voice, video and technical theatre for students ages 4 and up. Classes take place at the Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse, the Gifford Youth Activities Center, Boys and Girls Club and at local schools as part of after-school programming.

Riverside Theatre offers classes that are relevant to the current productions. Visit the Education Page.

Vero Beach Recreation Department

Over three decades of continuous performing arts classes have made the Vero Beach Recreation Department's unique program the most established and innovative, multi-disciplined program in our area. Various classes combine to build the "all around" performer. Development in gymnastics, ballet, acrobatics, cheer dance, circus, aerial, adagio; all disciplines of dance art skills; costume and set design; stage direction and production skills are taught, practiced and accomplished.

Vero Beach Opera, Inc. In partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the VBO's Opera Studies Programs are offered at the museum. Typically, these are studies of world wide operatic materials consisting of an in-depth analytical review of segments and/or of complete operas, their composers, the period when they were written and when they were first performed. A viewing or audio/visual presentations of segments and/or a full length films of operatic works is displayed


Other Workshops & Lectures

A.E. Backus Museum
A variety of lectures are being offered - Click the link above to sign up!

The Center for Spiritual Care offers a variety of workshops and classes in the healing arts, meditation, yoga, fine art workshops and lectures. Visit the Registration page for current offerings.

The Environmental Learning Center offers a variety of nature-related classes and lectures for adults and children.

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society

FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society “exists to provide a forum for intellectual exchange and stimulation, which can promote the health of mind, body and spirit and enhance the community's overall quality of life.” Their courses help students “expand their understanding of a changing world, broaden their knowledge of civil, moral and global issues and enhance their general well-being." Partners with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (see below) and the Vero Beach Museum of Art (see below).

Indian River Charter H/S - Schumann School for Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

The mission of this school provides high school students an environment of learning to excel in the fine arts. The artistic disciplines that are offered, beyond the basic Florida High School graduation requirements, are in dance, drama, music (vocal and instrumental), and visual arts. The school offers two tracks of learning, one for the student who has already had significant training in an artistic area and wishes to work more diligently in that area, and the other for the student who wishes to explore his interest in the creative arts.

Kashi Foundation at Kashi Ashram Kashi offers classes on a regular basis for Yoga, Meditation, Tae Kwon Do, Chanting, Breath and Ma Jaya's Darshan and Intensives. See our calendar of events for special workshops and events.

McKee Botanical Garden

McKee offers a variety of classes for adults and children throughout the year with garden and nature-related field trips, botanical art classes, lectures, yoga, garden tours, and special events for children

North Indian River County Library

Offering ongoing classes for parents & children from birth to 12 as well as special classes, workshops and presentations year-round. Located in Sebastian.

Saint Edward’s School External Studies Program

Saint Edward’s School is a co-educational, Pre-K through grade 12, college preparatory school located on the Indian River Lagoon. The School is committed to educational excellence and strives to inspire a life-long passion for learning. Saint Edward’s also offers adult education classes and invites the public to attend theatre productions presented in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Public programs for adults include the International Lecture Series, the Distinguished Professor series, Film Studies, Opera Studies, and more. Additional offerings include programs for Youth, Schools and Teachers, Groups and more.

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