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.

Winter Quarter is Saturday, January 7-March 27, 2017.
The studio is closed 1/16 for Martin Luther King Day and 2/20 for Presidents Day.

Registration begins December 1 for Palo Alto residents and December 8 for non-residents.

Classes and workshops are listed below. Click on the class name for full description and to register.

To see the full City of Palo Alto online catalog of classes, including those at the Art Center, go to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/paloalto.

Or click here to download a PDF of the Palo Alto Art Center's classes for adults and children.

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


Class code  Instructor Day Dates Time $Res/NonR
Book Arts                                                                                                                                                                              
Exposed Stitch Bindings  9227  Ginger Burrell  Fri  1/13- 3/17  10 a.m.- 1 p.m.  $250/$287
CERAMICS                                                                                                                                                                          
Ceramics  9229  Lynne Meade  Mon

 1/9-3/27
no class 1/16 & 2/20

 7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Ceramics  9234  Scott Jennings  Tue  1/10-3/14  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Wheel Throwing  9235  Jonathan Huang  Wed  1/11-3/15  7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Hand Building  9232  Julia Feld  Thu  1/12-3/16  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Sculptural Ceramics  9233  Michal Niv   Thu  1/12-3/16  7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Ceramics  9230  Gary Clarien  Sat  1/7-3/18 no class 1/28  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Self-Directed Projects  9231  N/A  N/A  1/10-3/19  Drop-in hours  $330/$379
Ceramics Drop-In Pass  9250  N/A  N/A  1/10-3/19  Drop-in hours  $75 all
FOUNDATIONS                                                                                                                                                                 
Introduction to Art  9238  Richard Becker  Thu  1/12-3/16  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  $207/$238
DRAWING                                                                                                                                                                           
Writing and Publishing a Graphic
Novel
 9249  Daniele Archambault  Tue  1/10-3/14  7-9:30 p.m.  $260/$299
Sharpening Your Drawing Skills  9255  Ann McMillan  Wed  1/11-3/15  7-10 p.m.  $250/$287
Quick Figure Sketch  9236  Jim Smyth  Fri  1/13-3/17  1:30-4:30 p.m.  $300/$345
Fashion Design Workshop  9237  Chiara Gasparini  Sun  3/5  10 a.m.-4 p.m.  $160/$184
PAINTING                                                                                                                                                                            
Understanding Acrylics  9244  Richard Becker  Tue  1/10-3/4  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $250/$287
Painting Landscapes in the Studio  9243  Brigitte Curt  Wed  1/11-3/15  10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  $300/$345
Painting - Beginning and Beyond  9242  Ann McMillan  Thu  1/12-3/16   7-10 p.m.  $250/$287
Watercolor  9245  Richard Becker  Sat  1/14-3/18  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $250/$287
Large-Scale Minimalism Painting Workshop  9248  Zoya Scholis  Sun  2/12  10:30a.m.-2:30p.m.  $120/$138
JEWELRY                                                                                                                                                                           
Jewelry Fabrication
Level 1
 9240  Edith Schneider  Wed  1/25-3/15  1:30-3:30p.m.  $240/$276
Jewelry Fabrication
Level 2
 9241  Edith Schneider  Tue  1/24-3/14  7-10p.m.  $240/$276
Precious Metal Clay  9239  Stephanie North  Wed

2/1-3/15
no class 2/22

 7-10 p.m.  $162/$186
PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                                                
Joy of Photography: Digital and Film  9246  Conrad Johnson  Mon

 1/9-3/20    no class 1/16 & 2/20

 7-9 p.m.  $240/$276
MIXED MEDIA                                                                                                                                                                     
Meet the Media: Soft Pastels Workshop  9253  Ann McMillan  Sun  1/29  10 a.m.-3 p.m  $100/$115
Meet the Media: Collage and Mixed Media Workshop  9256  Ann McMillan  Sun  2/5  10 a.m.-3 p.m.  $100/$115
PRINTMAKING                                                                                                                                                                   
Monotype Workshop 9251  Gloria Huet

Sun 

 2/26

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  $100/$115
SCULPTURE                                                                                                                                                                      
Soft Sculpture Workshop  9228  Zoya Scholis  Sun  3/19  10:30a.m.-3:30p.m.  $120/$138
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016