Studio Visiting Artist Program

The Palo Alto Art Center Adult Studios Visiting Artists Program is an opportunity for our community members to participate in hands-on workshops with renowned international artists.

This program is made possible by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. To register, and to see a complete list of all our upcoming visiting Artists workshops, visit the Foundation's website:

Upcoming Visiting Artist Workshops in conjunction with
Summer of Photography at the Palo Alto Art Center

Digital Photography with Curt Fukuda

This two-session “crash course” will acquaint you with the basics of photography so you can take better pictures. During the first session, you will learn about the controls on your camera or smart phone and how they affect your images. The class clarifies how light and subject determine what settings you use to provide the best results. The second session of this class covers what to do after you’ve taken your photos. We’ll discuss downloading images to a computer, and then, organizing, archiving, and sharing your photos. You’ll learn about using software like Photoshop and Lightroom to adjust the color and exposure of your images. Although designed for beginners, this class is a good refresher for intermediate photographers, too.
Thursdays, July 27 and August 3, 7-9 p.m.
Free; registration required.

Cyanotype Workshop with Ann Holsberry

Join artist Ann Holsberry for a one-day cyanotype workshop and learn the basics of this simple, elegant photo/print process. Developed in the nineteenth century, cyanotype was originally used for traditional applications such as botanical documentation and blueprinting, and was later adopted by artists drawn to its many expressive and experimental possibilities. In this workshop, participants will create a series of prints using objects (plant materials, lace, keys, feathers, tools), drawings on mylar, transparencies, or photo negatives. Once participants have learned to prepare a surface with photosensitive emulsion, they will use outdoor sunlight to expose and print their pieces, and will have the option of further enhancing their finished cyanotypes with paint, collage, or embroidery.
Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$92 includes all materials

Preserve Your Family Photos with
Curt Fukuda

Save your family memories before they fade away! This workshop teaches you how to preserve, archive, and share your precious family photos, and how to scan, retouch, and upload.
Thursday, August 17, 7-9 p.m.
Free; registration required.

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For more information call Studio Program Director, Fanny Retsek: 650.617.3525 or email
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017