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.

First day of registration for Palo Alto residents: Thursday, August 17
First day of registration for non-residents: Thursday, August 24

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.

Ceramics
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Beginning Ceramics 11034 Emma Moran Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 11Y $102R/$117NR
Ceramics Studio 11035 Emma Moran Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 4:30-5:45 p.m. 9 - 14Y $128R/$147NR
Wheel Throwing 11044 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 2:15-3:45 p.m. 11-13Y $153R/$176NR
Wheel Throwing 11045 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 4-5:30 p.m. 13 - 18Y $153R/$176NR
Fun with Clay 11043 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 3-4 p.m. 5 - 6Y $102R/$117NR
Continuing Ceramics 11042 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 4:15-5:30 p.m. 9 - 15Y $128R/$147NR
Evening Ceramics 11072 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 5:45-7:15 p.m. 12 - 18Y $153R/$176NR
Fun with Clay 11037 Corinna Mori Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 3:05-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $119R/$137NR
Beginning Ceramics 11306 Corinna Mori Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 4:30-5:45 p.m. 7 - 11Y $128R/$147NR
Fun with Clay 11039 Amy Steinmann Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 10:30-11:30 a.m. 5 - 6Y $102R/$117NR
Together with Clay 11041 Amy Steinmann Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 12-1 p.m. 5Y & UP $153R/$176NR
Beginning Ceramics 11038 Amy Steinmann Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 2-3:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $128R/$147NR
Middle School Ceramics 11040 Amy Steinmann Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Design
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Fashion Design and Illustration* 10903 Paulina Shapona Monday 9/18 - 11/13; no 10/9 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Learn Design Thinking & Make Change 11026 Claudia Truesdell Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 4:30-6 p.m. 14 - 18Y $153R/$176NR
Drawing
Drawing Comics* 10902 Paulina Shapona Monday 9/18 - 11/13; no 10/9 3:05-4:05 p.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Pastels 11023 Paulina Shapona Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Drawing for Kids 11020 Paulina Shapona Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 3:05-4:05 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
Kid's Drawing Skills 11021 Paulina Shapona Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Drawing Discoveries 11019 Sue Emsley Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 10 -11 a.m. 7 - 9Y $96R/$111NR
Creative Drawing 11051 Sue Emsley Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 3:15-4:45 p.m. 9 - 15Y $96R/$111NR
Mixed Media & Sculpture
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Discover Art! 11055 Sharon Reich Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Fun with Sculpture 11056 Sharon Reich Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 3:15-4:15 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
3-D Sculpture 11025 Sharon Reich Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 4:30-5:30 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Jewelry and Metal Working 11050 TBD Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 1:30-2:30 p.m. 9 - 15Y $102R/$117NR
1-Day Jewelry Workshop 11073 Breeta Toma Sunday 12/3 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10 - 15Y $26R/$30NR
1-Day Jewelry Workshop 11074 Breeta Toma Saturday 12/16 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 10 - 15Y $26R/$30NR
Secret Saturdays 11052 Eileen Plichta Saturday 12/2 & 12/9
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
7 - 9Y $51R/$59NR
Painting
Expressive Painting 11022 Paulina Shapona Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 4:15-5:15 p.m. 7 - 11Y $96R/$111NR
Watercolor for Middles Schoolers* 10905 Taryn Curiel Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 3-4:30 p.m. 10 - 14Y $153R/$176NR
Colorful Painting 11054 Sharon Reich Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 3-4:30 p.m. 5 - 6Y $96R/$111NR
Watercolor for Kids 11024 Taryn Curiel Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 4-5 p.m. 7 - 10Y $96R/$111NR
Japanese Brush Painting 11049 Patti Iseke Otani Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 6 - 18Y $192R/$221NR
Photography
Digital Photography* 10901 Cathy Gregory Monday 9/18 - 11/13; no 10/9 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $158R/$181NR
Digital Photography 11048 Cathy Gregory Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $192R/$221NR
Preschool
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
Storybook Art 10904 Heewon Park Monday 9/18 - 11/13; no 10/9 1-2 p.m. 3-5Y $96R/$111NR
My First Art Class 11006 TBD Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 9:30-10:30 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $115R/$132NR
My First Art Class 11007 TBD Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 10:45-11:45 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $115R/$132NR
My First Art Class--Mini Session 11008 TBD Tuesday 11/14 - 12/12; no class 11/21 9:30-1030 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $58R/$66NR
My First Art Class--Mini Session 11009 TBD Tuesday 11/14 - 12/12; no class 11/21 10:45-11:45 a.m. 1.5 - 3.5Y $58R/$66NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11017 Emma Moran Tuesday 9/19 - 11/7 1:15-2:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11014 Kathleen Gordon Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8
9:30-10:45 a.m.
3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Art Adventures 10097 Sharon Reich Wednesday 9/20 - 11/8 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96/$111NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11015 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 9:30-10:45 a.m. 3 - 5Y $128R/$147NR
Little Artists 10998 Sharon Reich Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2 - 3Y $96/$111NR
Little Artists 10999 Sharon Reich Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 10:45-11:45 a.m. 2 - 3Y $96/$111NR
Art Adventures 10996 Sharon Reich Thursday 9/21 - 11/9 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96$111NR
Clay for Preschooler and Parent 11016 Corinna Mori Friday 9/15 - 11/17; no class 10/6 & 11/10 1:15-2:15 p.m. 3 - 5Y $102R/$117NR
Preschool Art Sampler 11018 TBD Saturday 9/16 - 11/4 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3 - 5Y $96/$111NR
Family Workshops
Family Ceramics Workshop I 11046 Kathleen Gordon Sunday 9/17 & 10/1 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $51R/$59NR
Inventing Fun: Family Workshop 11075 Claudia Truesdell Sunday 9/24 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $24R/$28NR
Family CeramicsWorkshop II 11047 Corinna Mori Sunday 10/22 & 11/5 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $51R/$59NR
Stop Motion Animation for Families 11186 Lessa Bouchard Sunday 10/29 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $24R/$28NR
Family Clay Houses Workshop 11053 Amy Steinmann Sunday 12/2 & 12/9 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6Y & UP $51R/$59NR


Last Updated: Aug 7, 2017