The city of Palmdale’s recreation and culture department is offering two new art courses for kids in April. Kids’ Masterworks: Abstract Painting (course 9343) will be held on Thursdays from April 5 to April 26 from 4:30 to 6 pm at Legacy Commons, 930 E. Ave. Q-9.

Students will be introduced to the abstract art period, with a brief history and techniques to guide them to create their own abstract art.

Kids’ Masterworks: Cartoons-Sequential Art (course 9836), is designed for kids 6 to 14 years old, and will be held on Thursdays from May 3-24 from 4:30 to 6 pm at Legacy Commons. Students will design a character, have it interact with an environment or another character, and create a three panel cartoon strip with a theme.

Both classes are designed for kids ages 6 to 14 years. The fee for each class is discounted to $35 for Palmdale residents ($43.75 for non-residents). There is also a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Registration is available online at www.PlayPalmdale.com (search for course 9343 for Abstract Painting and 9836 for Cartoons-Sequential Art), or at the recreation and culture office, 38260 10th St. East, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.