Offering convenient Painting and Cake Decorating Classes for beginners

Fort Irwin, Ca

Acrylic Painting for Adults and Couples — SKIES Watercolor for ages 1-4 — SKIES Acrylic Painting for ages 5-18

Cake Decorating for All Ages — Cupcake Decorating for All Ages

Paintings now on Sale at the PX “Novelty Gifts” Shop!

Join Blu Moon for top-of-the-line creative classes, right here at Fort Irwin! Take time to learn skills directly from a professional teacher, painter and cake designer. Arrive to your class where all materials are conveniently provided for you, and leave with a finished painting or cake!

It’s as easy as that.


Public Classes - Acrylic Painting and Cake Decorating

We accept students aged 9 or older in painting classes and students 13 or older in cake class. See specific age terms and ticket terms for each type of class, as younger students can attend with you depending on the class.

Kid’s specific classes are offered through the SKIES Art Program, in building 1300 on Muese Argonne St!

Adult public classes are normally held at the Sam Adams Brewhouse venue (Joshua Tree Room or Leader’s Bar). Some classes are held at the PX Novelty Gifts Shop.

All materials are included!


Private Painting Classes

Birthdays, Coffees, Welcomes, Homeschool, Girls’ Night Out, Date Night and other events.

Blu Moon is mobile, and can come to your chosen venue!

Painting class, cake decorating class and cupcake decorating class options! Offering packages for ages 1 and up.


discover what others have said about Blu Moon classes!

Melissa possesses a beautiful gift of how she shares her art (through painting and cake decorating) with the community. Whether you come with vast experience or no experience, Melissa is adept at keeping you challenged while working with your level of skill. I highly recommend her classes and I cannot wait to take more.
— Student - Judy Woodward
I have never really decorated a cake before, other than smearing on some icing and hoping for the best. Melissa’s class was amazing. She taught us industry standards and was incredibly patient and easy going with her teaching methods. I had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit! On top of that, I got to take home a tasty cake!
— Cake decorating student - Amber Faloona
I have attended 3 classes taught my Melissa now. She is very easygoing but has so many cool techniques and tips that help you through the painting. Her classes are very relaxed and if you want to do something different with the painting she has the technique to share so you can create the painting you want. I’ve also attended a cake class which was so fun! You get to make a professional looking cake and eat it!!!! I like these classes because it’s a super fun thing to do on post, especially with friends, and a way to unwind!
— Student - Laci Reilly
Melissa was awesome! Answered questions and was very patient! Had a great time! Will be joining the fun again!
— Eutychia Andra, Painting Student
I have taken two classes with Melissa as the instructor and have enjoyed both. One was a full length class, with a large group; one was short and sweet, with a small group. The pace she keeps is good for me, and she clearly explains the techniques as you go along. Both classes she offered yummy food as well. I’ll keep coming back.
— Allison Tyndall, Painting Student
So much fun! I know nothing about painting but came out feeling like an artist for a day. Wonderfully patient and kind instruction. I will definitely be back with my kids to try the kids class!
— Jennifer Herrin, First Time Painting Student

Start your own creative ART OBSESSION with Blu Moon Art Studio Classes!