Children's Art Classes

Help your children develop skills in the arts, experience the power of creative expression, build confidence, and explore their interests, all in a fun and supportive environment.


We offer a variety of art classes and summer camps for the artist in every child, from preschoolers to teens. Dozens of classes are offered for every interest and skill level in a broad range of media, including traditional media such as drawing, painting, and ceramics, and new media such as digital and video.


Because classes and camps are taught by highly trained professional artist instructors with limited group sizes, students of all ages receive individualized attention. Instructors vary their curriculum quarterly, so classes may be taken over and over by the same students.


Here is a link to the Enjoy catalog for Fall, 2017.

 

December Workshops and Classes:

Secret Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9, 10 am - noon, ages 7-9Y

Family Clay Houses Workshop, Dec. 2 and 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., ages 6 and up

 

Here is the link to the Art Center's Winter, 2018, brochure.

 

Winter Registration


First day of registration for Palo Alto residents: Thursday, November 30, 8:30 am
First day of registration for non-residents: Thursday, December 7, 8:30 am

Register online here.

For additional program information contact Rebecca Passarello at 650.617.3509 or rebecca.passarello@cityofpaloalto.org.


Classes with an asterisk (*) are held at Mitchell Park.

The Teen Printmaking Workshop (**) will be held at the Paula Kirkeby Press, Cubberley Community Center, Room F4, 4000 Middlefield Road

Ceramics
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Beginning Ceramics 11315 Emma Moran Tues 1/23 - 3/13 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 11Y $102R/$117NR
Ceramics Studio 11318 Emma Moran Tues 1/23 - 3/13 4:30-5:45 p.m. 9 - 14Y $128R/$147NR
Wheel Throwing 11368 Kathleen Gordon Wed 1/24 - 3/21; no class 3/14 2:15-3:45 p.m. 11-13Y $153R/$176NR
Wheel Throwing 11369 Kathleen Gordon Wed 1/24 - 3/21; no class 3/14 4-5:30 p.m. 13 - 18Y $153R/$176NR
Fun with Clay 11346 Kathleen Gordon Thurs 1/25 - 3/22; no class 3/15 3-4 p.m. 5 - 6Y $102R/$117NR
Continuing Ceramics 11326 Kathleen Gordon Thurs 1/25 - 3/22; no class 3/15 4:15-5:30 p.m. 9 - 15Y $128R/$147NR
Evening Ceramics 11341 Kathleen Gordon Thurs 1/25 - 3/22; no class 3/15 5:45-7:15 p.m. 12 - 18Y $153R/$176NR
Fun with Clay 11344 Corinna Mori Fri 1/19 - 3/23; no class 2/16 & 3/16 3:05-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $119R/$137NR
Beginning Ceramics 11316 Corinna Mori Fri 1/19 - 3/23; no class 2/16 & 3/16 4:30-5:45 p.m. 7 - 11Y $128R/$147NR
Fun with Clay 11345 Amy Steinmann Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 10:30-11:30 a.m. 5 - 6Y $102R/$117NR
Together with Clay 11363 Amy Steinmann Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 12-1 p.m. 5Y & UP $153R/$176NR
Beginning Ceramics 11317 Amy Steinmann Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 2-3:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $128R/$147NR
Middle School Ceramics 11356 Amy Steinmann Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Design
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Fashion Design and Illustration* 11339 Paulina Shapona Mon 1/22 - 3/26; no class 2/19 & 3/12 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Design Thinking for Middle Schoolers 11352 Claudia Truesdell Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 4:30-6 p.m. 11 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Drawing
Drawing Comics* 11332 Paulina Shapona Mon 1/22 - 3/26; no class 2/19 & 3/12 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Pastels 11337 Paulina Shapona Tues 1/23 - 3/13 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Drawing & Painting for Kids 11527 Allejandra Hermandinger Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 9Y  $96R/$111NR
Creative Drawing* 11469 Sue Emsley Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Drawing for Kids 11334 Paulina Shapona Fri 1/19 - 3/16; no class 2/16 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
Kid's Drawing Skills 11340 Paulina Shapona Fri 1/19 - 3/16; no class 2/16 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Drawing Discoveries 11333 Sue Emsley Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 10 -11 a.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Creative Drawing 11327 Sue Emsley Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 3:15-4:45 p.m. 9 - 15Y $96R/$111NR
Mixed Media & Sculpture
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Discover Art! 11330 Sharon Reich Wed 1/24 - 3/14 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Fun with Sculpture 11347 Sharon Reich Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 3:15-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
Art & Science 11312 Sharon Reich Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 4:30-5:30 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Jewelry and Metal Working 11350 Michelle Thomas Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10 - 15Y $102R/$117NR
Be Mine Valentine-Themed Jewelry Workshop 11310 Breeta Toma Sun 2/2/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. 11 - 18Y $26R/$30NR
Teen Printmaking Workshop** 11577 Nicola Franklin Sun 2/4/2018 2-4 p.m. 14 - 18Y $26R/$30NR
Basic Jewelry Techniques Workshop 11311 Breeta Toma Sat 3/25/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. 11 - 18Y $26R/$30NR
Painting
Mixed Media Painting for Middle Schoolers*  11371 Taryn Curiel Tues 1/23 - 3/20; no class 2/20 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR 
Expressive Painting 11338 Paulina Shapona Tues 1/23 - 3/13 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Watercolor for Middles Schoolers* 11366 Taryn Curiel Wed 1/24 - 3/28; no class 2/7 & 2/21 3-4:30 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Colorful Painting 11325 Sharon Reich Wed 1/24 - 3/14 3-4:30 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
Watercolor for Kids 11364 Taryn Curiel Fri 1/19 - 3/30; no class 2/16 & 2/23 4-5 p.m. 7 - 10Y $96R/$111NR
Japanese Brush Painting 11348 Patti Iseke Otani Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 6 - 18Y $192R/$221NR
Photography
Digital Photography* 11328 Cathy Gregory Mon 1/22 - 3/26; no class 2/19 & 3/12 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $158R/$181NR
Digital Photography 11329 Cathy Gregory Wed 1/24 - 3/14 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $192R/$221NR
Preschool
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
My First Art Class 11358 Julie Greenwood Tues 1/23 - 3/20; no class 2/20 9:30-10:30 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $115R/$132NR
My First Art Class 11359 Julie Greenwood Tues 1/23 - 3/20; no class 2/20 10:45-11:45 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $115R/$132NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11323 Emma Moran Tues 1/23 - 3/13 1:15-2:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11319 Kathleen Gordon Wed 1/24 - 3/21; no class 3/14
9:30-10:45 a.m.
3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Art Adventures 11314 Sharon Reich Wed 1/23 - 3/14 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96/$111NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11320 Kathleen Gordon Thurs 1/25 - 3/22; no class 3/15 9:30-10:45 a.m. 3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Little Artists 11353 Sharon Reich Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2 - 3Y $96/$111NR
Little Artists 11355 Sharon Reich Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 10:45-11:45 a.m. 2 - 3Y $96/$111NR
Art Adventures 11313 Sharon Reich Thurs 1/25 - 3/15 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96$111NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11322 Corinna Mori Fri 1/19 - 3/23; no class 2/16 & 3/16 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $102R/$117NR
Preschool Art Sampler 11360 Michelle Thomas Sat 1/20 - 3/24; no class 2/17 & 3/10 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96/$111NR
Family Workshops
Family Ceramics Workshop I 11342 Kathleen Gordon Sun 1/21 & 2/4 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $51R/$59NR
Watercolor Card Making Workshop for Families 11528 Breeta Toma Sun 1/28/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. 5Y & UP $26R/$30NR
Family CeramicsWorkshop II 11343 Corinna Mori Sun 2/11 & 2/15 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $51R/$59NR
Birds of a Feather Acrylic Painting for Families 11530 Breeta Toma Sun 3/4/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $26R/$30NR
Family Diorama Workshop 11531 Sarah Joy Cabana Sun 3/18/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $26R/$30NR
Family Portrait Workshop 11529 Eileen Plichta Sun 3/25/2018 1:30-3:30 p.m.  6Y & UP $26R/$30NR


Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
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