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 Quarter is Friday September 9 - November 21, 2016.
The studio is closed 10/10 for Columbus Day and 11/11 for Veteran's Day.

Registration begins August 18 for Palo Alto residents and August 25 for non-residents.

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

Download the Art Center's fall 2016 catalogue of classes for adults and children.

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.

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


Class code  Instructor Day Dates Time $Res/NonR
CERAMICS                                                                                                                                                                          
Ceramics  8930  Lynne Meade  Mon  9/12-11/21
no class 1/10
 7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Ceramics  8935  Doris Fischer-Colbrie  Tue  9/13-11/15  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Wheel Throwing  8936  Jonathan Huang  Wed  9/14-11/16  7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Hand Building  8932  Malia Landis  Thu  9/15-11/17  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Sculptural Ceramics  8933  Wesley Wright  Thu  9/15-11/17  7-10 p.m.  $330/$379
Ceramics  8931  Gary Clarien  Sat  9/10-11/12  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $330/$379
Self-Directed Projects  8934  N/A  N/A  9/10-11/18  Drop-in hours  $330/$379
Fall Extension  9011  N/A  N/A 11/22-12/18  Drop-in hours  $120/$138
Ceramics Drop-In Pass  9012  N/A  N/A  9/10-11/18  Drop-in hours  $75 all
FOUNDATIONS                                                                                                                                                                 
Introduction to Art  8941  Richard Becker  Thu  9/15-11/17  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  $207/$238
Spark! Fueling the Creative Habit  8953  Elizabeth Foggie  Wed  10/5-11/2  7-9 p.m.  $150/$172
DRAWING                                                                                                                                                                           
Visual Storytelling: Graphic
Novel, Illustration and  More
 8955  Daniele Archambault  Tue  9/13-11/15  7-9:30 p.m.  $260/$299
Assembling Your Drawing Toolkit  8940  Ann McMillan  Wed  9/14-11/16  7-10 p.m.  $250/$287
Quick Figure Sketch  8939  Jim Smyth  Fri  9/9-11/18 no class 11/11  1:30-4:30 p.m.  $300/$345
Make Your Mark Workshop  8968  Conrad Johnson  Sun  11/13  10 a.m.-3 p.m.  $75/$86
PAINTING                                                                                                                                                                            
Understanding Acrylics  8949  Richard Becker  Tue  9/13-11/15  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $250/$287
Painting Landscapes in the Studio  8948  Brigitte Curt  Wed  9/14-11/16  10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  $300/$345
Painting - Beginning and Beyond  8947  Cheryl Battiato  Thu  9/15-11/17   7-10 p.m.  $250/$287
Watercolor  8950   Richard Becker  Sat  9/10-11/12  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $250/$287
Daily Painting Practice: Color Intensive Workshop  8938  Ann McMillan  Sun  10/23  10 a.m.-3 p.m.  $100/$115
Encaustic Workshop  8945  Ann McMillan  Sun  10/30  10 a.m.-3 p.m.  $100/$115
JEWELRY                                                                                                                                                                           
Jewelry Fabrication
Level 1
 8943  Edith Schneider  Tue  9/13-11/15  7-10 p.m.  $300/$345
Jewelry Fabrication
Level 2
 8944  Edith Schneider  Wed  9/14-11/16  1:30-4:30 p.m.  $300/$345
Precious Metal Clay  8942  Stephanie North  Wed

10/5-11/16
no class 10/26

 7-10 p.m.  $162/$186
PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                                                
Joy of Digital Photography 101  8951  Conrad Johnson  Sat  9/10-11/12  1:30-3:30  $240/$276
FIBER ARTS                                                                                                                                                                       
Introduction to Natural Dyeing Workshop  8956  Joy-Lily  Sun   9/18  10:30a.m.-4:30p.m.  $125/$143
Indigo Shibori Workshop  8352  Joy-Lily  Sun  11/6  10:30a.m.-4:30p.m.  $125/$143
PRINTMAKING                                                                                                                                                                   
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 8954  Charles Coates  Mon  9/12-11/21 no class 10/10  7-10 p.m.  $350/$402
Monotype Workshop 8946  Gloria Huet

Sun 

 10/9

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  $100/$115
SCULPTURE                                                                                                                                                                      
Sculpting with Wire Mesh Workshop  8937  Linda Tapscott  Sun  10/2  10 a.m.- 3 p.m.  $120/$138
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016