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.


Our spring catalog of classes and workshops for adults and children is now available as a PDF download.
First day of registration for Palo Alto residents: Thursday, March 2
First day of registration for non-residents: Thursday, March 9
Register for classes online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/paloalto

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

Summer Camp Registration Information
Online registration for Palo Alto residents will open Monday, March 20; and Monday, March 27, for non-residents. To register for classes, please use this link.

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

Ceramics
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Beginning Ceramics 9919 Emma Moran Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 11Y $85R/$98NR
Ceramics Studio 9922 Emma Moran Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 4:30-5:45 p.m. 9 - 14Y $106R/$122NR
Wheel Throwing 9947 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 2:15-3:45 p.m. 11-13Y $128R/$147NR
Wheel Throwing 9948 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 4-5:30 p.m. 13 - 18Y $128R/$147NR
Fun with Clay 9936 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 3-4 p.m. 5 - 6Y $85R/$98NR
Continuing Ceramics 9928 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 4:15-5:30 p.m. 9 - 15Y $106R/$122NR
Fun with Clay 9937 Corinna Mori Friday 4/14 - 5/26 3:05-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $99R/$114NR
Beginning Ceramics 9920 Corinna Mori Friday 4/14 - 5/26 4:30-5:45 p.m. 7 - 11Y $106R/$122NR
Fun with Clay 9938 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 10:15-11:15 a.m. 5 - 6Y $73R/$84NR
Together with Clay 9946 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 5Y & UP $109R/$126NR
Beginning Ceramics 9921 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 1:30-3 p.m. 7 - 11Y $109R/$126NR
Middle School Ceramics 9982 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $109R/$126NR
Design
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Fashion Design and Illustration* 9979 Paulina Shapona Monday 4/10 - 5/22 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $80R/$92NR
Learn Design Thinking & Make Change 10081 Claudia Truesdell Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 4:30-6 p.m. 14 - 18Y $128R/$147NR
Drawing
Drawing Comics* 9978 Paulina Shapona Monday 4/10 - 5/22 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 9Y $80R/$92NR
Pastels 9945 Paulina Shapona Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 9Y $80R/$92NR
Drawing for Kids 9932 Paulina Shapona Friday 4/14 - 5/26 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 6Y $80R/$92NR
Kid's Drawing Skills 9942 Paulina Shapona Friday 4/14 - 5/26 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 9Y $80R/$92NR
Drawing Discoveries 9987 Nicola Franklin Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 10 -11 a.m. 7 - 9Y $69R/$79NR
Creative Drawing 9930 Sue Emsley Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 3:15-4:45 p.m. 9 - 15Y $109R/$126NR
Mixed Media & Sculpture
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Fun with Sculpture 9939 Sharon Reich Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 3-4 p.m. 5 - 6Y $80R/$92NR
3-D Sculpture 9915 Sharon Reich Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $80R/$92NR
Discover Art! 9931 Sharon Reich Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 4:30-5:30 p.m. 7 - 11Y $80R/$92NR
Jewelry & Metal Working 10080 Breeta Toma Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10 - 15Y $73R/84NR
Painting
Expressive Painting 9934 Paulina Shapona Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $80R/$92NR
Watercolor for Middles Schoolers* 9977 Taryn Curiel Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 3-4:30 p.m. 10 - 14Y $128R/$147NR
Colorful Painting 9927 Sharon Reich Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 3:15-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $80R/$92NR
Watercolor for Kids 10083 Taryn Curiel Friday 4/14 - 5/26 4-5 p.m. 7 - 10Y $80R/$92NR
Japanese Brush Painting 9940 Patti Iseke Otani Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 6 - 18Y $137R/$158NR
Photography
Digital Photography* 9981 Cathy Gregory Monday 4/10 - 5/22 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $131R/$151NR
Digital Photography 10075 Cathy Gregory Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $131R/$151NR
Preschool
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
My First Art Class 9943 Debbie Nelson Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 9:30-10:30 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $101R/$116NR
My First Art Class 9944 Debbie Nelson Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 10:45-11:45 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $101R/$116NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 9926 Emma Moran Tuesday 4/11 - 5/23 1:15-2:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $106R/$122NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 9923 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 9:30-10:45 a.m. 3 - 5Y $106R/$122NR
Art Adventures 10074 Sharon Reich Wednesday 4/12 - 5/24 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $80R/$92NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 9924 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 9:30-10:45 a.m. 3 - 5Y $106R/$122NR
Art Explorers 9917 Sharon Reich Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2 - 3Y $80R/$92NR
Art Explorers 9918 Sharon Reich Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 10:45-11:45 a.m. 2 - 3Y $80R/$92NR
Art Adventures 9916 Sharon Reich Thursday 4/13 - 5/25 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $80R/$92NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 9925 Corinna Mori Friday 4/14 - 5/26 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $85R/$98NR
Preschool Art Sampler 10082 Breeta Toma Saturday 4/15 - 5/20 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $69R/$79NR
Workshops
Family Ceramics Workshop 10077 Kathleen Gordon Sunday 4/23 & 5/7 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $49R/$56NR
Family Printmaking Workshop 9935 Charles Coates Sunday 4/30 1-4 p.m. 6Y & UP $34R/$39NR
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017