Classes and Workshops

The Studio program offers classes and workshops for adult students of all levels in our well-equipped studios. Classes and workshops are taught in a variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, fiber arts, book arts, and collage. Classes vary in length and duration and are offered four sessions per year starting in September, January, April, and July.

Fall is here!

Registration for classes beginning is August 17 for Palo Alto residents and August 24 for non-residents.

View the catalog and register here or click on a class below for more information and to register.

 
For more information call 650.617.3525 or email Fanny Retsek at fanny.retsek@cityofpaloalto.org.

The Art Center and Studios will be closed on 10/9 for Columbus Day, 11/10 for Veteran's Day, and 11/23 & 24 for Thanksgiving. There will be no classes on these dates.     

Class

 Code

 Instructor

 Day

 Dates

Time

$Res/NonR

 BOOK ARTS

Handmade Books and Boxes Using Recycled Materials

10946

Ginger Burrell

Fri

9/8-11/17

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$258R/$297NR

 CERAMICS

Ceramics

10948

Lynne Meade

Mon

9/11-11/20

2-5 p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Ceramics

10929

Lynne Meade

Mon

9/11-11/20

7-10 p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Ceramics

10934

Scott Jennings

Tue

9/12-11/14

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Beginning Pottery

10935

Jonathan Huang

Wed

9/13-11/15

7-10p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Hand Building

10932

Julia Feld

Thur

9/14-11/16

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Intermediate Pottery

10933

Jonathan Huang

Thur

9/14-11/16

7-10p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Ceramics

10930

Gary Clarien

Sat

9/16-11/18

10a.m.-1p.m.

$340R/$391NR

Ceramics: Self-Directed Projects

10931

N/A

all

9/11-11/20

During drop-in hours

$340R/$391NR

Ceramics Drop-In Pass

10936

N/A

all

9/11-11/20

During drop-in hours

$77 all

Ceramics: Fall Extension

10928

N/A

all

11/21-12/17

During drop-in hours

$124R/$143NR

 DRAWING

Graphic Novel, Illustration and More

10945

Daniele Archambault

Tue

9/12-11/14

7-9:30 p.m.

$268R/$308NR

Assemble Your Drawing Kit

10927

Ann McMillan

Wed

9/13-11/15

7-10 p.m.

$258R/$297NR

Quick Figure Sketch

10937

Jim Smyth

Fri

9/8-11/17

1:30-4:30 p.m.

$309R/$355NR

Illustration in Ink and Watercolor

10979

Shaowei Liu

Sat

9/16-11/18

1:30-4:30 p.m.

$206R/$237NR

Drawing Dojo Workshop

10972

Ann McMillan

Sun

10/1

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$120R/$138NR

 FIBER ARTS

Shibori Dyeing Workshop

10976

Joy-Lily

Sun

9/10

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$110R/$127NR

 FOUNDATIONS

Introduction to Art

10938

Richard Becker

Thu

9/14-11/16

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$213R/$245NR

PAINTING

Understanding Acrylics

10943

Richard Becker

Tue

9/12-11/14

10 a.m. -1 p.m.

$258R/$297NR

Painting Landscapes in the Studio

11013

Brigitte Curt

Wed

9/13-11/15

10 a.m. -1 p.m.

$309R/$355NR

Beginning and Beyond

10942

Ann McMillan

Thur

9/14-11/16

7-10 p.m.

$258R/$297NR

Watercolor

10944

Richard Becker

Sat

9/16-11/18

10 a.m. -1 p.m.

$258R/$297NR

Meet the Media: Encaustic Workshop

10975

Ann McMillan

Sun

9/17

11 a.m. -4 p.m.

$120R/$138NR

Franz Kline-Style Minimalism Workshop

10971

Zoya Scholis

Sun

10/8

11 a.m. -4 p.m.

$120R/$138NR

Paul Klee-Style Gouache Workshop

10981

Zoya Scholis

Sun

11/5

11 a.m. -4 p.m.

$120R/$138NR

Rothoko-Style Large Color Fields Workshop

10974

Zoya Scholis

Sun

11/19

11 a.m. -4 p.m.

$120R/$138NR

 JEWELRY

Jewelry Fabrication, Level 1

10940

Edith Schneider

Mon

9/11-11/20

2-5 p.m.

$309R/$355NR

Jewelry Fabrication, Level 2

10941

Edith Schneider

Mon

9/11-11/20

6-9 p.m.

$309R/$355NR

Precious Metal Clay

10939

Stephanie North

Wed

9/13-11/15; no class 9/27 & 10/25

7-10 p.m.

$167R/$192NR

Casting for Beginners

10980

Elina Peduzzi

Thur

9/14-11/16

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$309R/$355NR

PRINTMAKING

Expressive Drypoint and Monoprint*

10977

Susanne Smith

Sat

9/16

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$125R/$144NR

Monotype Portraits*

10970

Andy Muonio

Wed

10/4-10/25

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$180R/$207NR

Monoprint on Matboard Plates Workshop

10978

Susanne Smith

Sat

10/21

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$125R/$144NR

Monotype Workshop

10947

Gloria Huet

Sun

10/22

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$125R/$144NR

Collagraph with Found Materials*

10973

Pantea Karimi

Wed

11/1-11/15

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$150R/$172NR



*All printmaking classes are at
Cubberley Community Center, Room F4, 4000
Middlefield Road,Palo Alto
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017