Classes & Workshops

Help your teen 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 photography and stop-motion animation.


Because classes and camps are taught by highly trained professional artist instructors with limited group sizes, students of all ages receive individualized attention.


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.

These are the classes and workshops for teens:

Ceramics
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
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
Continuing Ceramics 9928 Kathleen Gordon Thursday 4/13-5/25 4:15-5:30 p.m. 9 - 15Y $106R/$122NR
Together with Clay 9946 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15-5/20 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 5Y & UP $109R/$126NR
Middle School Ceramics 9982 Amy Steinmann Saturday 4/15-5/20 3:30-5 p.m. 10 - 14Y $109R/$126NR
Design
Learn Design Thinking & Create Change 10081 Claudia Truesdell Thursday 4/13-5/25 4:30-6 p.m. 14 - 18Y $128R/$147NR
Drawing
Creative Drawing 9930 Sue Emsley Saturday 4/15-5/20 3:15-4:45 p.m. 9 - 15Y $109R/$126NR
Mixed Media
Jewelry & Metal Working 10080 Breeta Toma Saturday 4/15-5/20 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10 - 15Y $73R/$84NR
Painting
Watercolor for Middles Schoolers* 9977 Taryn Curiel Wednesday 4/12-5/24 3-4:30 p.m. 10 - 14Y $128R/$147NR
Japanese Brush Painting 9940 Patti Iseke Otani Saturday 4/15-5/20 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 - 18Y $137R/$158NR
Photography
Class Code Instructor Day Dates Time Age Cost
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
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 20, 2017