Teen Art Classes

Help your teens 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 workshops 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 video and stop-motion animation.

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

New Teen Classes!
Learn Design Thinking & Create Change
High schoolers, join the design thinking revolution. In this seven-week course, you will work for a real "client" to make a difference in the world. Teens will learn and practice the human-centered design process taught in the Stanford d.school. This real-world class qualifies for Community Service hours.
Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m., ages 14-18 years. Click here to register.

Jewelry & Metal Working
Saturdays just got a lot more fashionable! Come make wearable sculpture. This class will introduce basic jewelry making and metal stamping techniques that will enable you to make unique pieces of wearable art. Learn how to pierce and shape metal sheets, make wire-wrapped rings, key chains and more. Students will use a variety of materials to create finished jewelry and accessories.
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ages 10-15Y. Click here to register.

To find out detailed information about all of our teen programs click one of the links below:

Classes and Workshops

Drop-In Programs (Summertime)

Our Spring 2017 Class Catalogue is available now!

First day of registration for Palo Alto residents: Thursday, March 2
First day of registration for non-residents: Thursday, March 9

Register online at

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

**Students age 16+ can also register for some of our adult art classes. Call our front desk at 650.329.2366 if you have questions.

For more activities and opportunities for teens beyond the Art Center, please visit clickPA.org, the co-created one-stop activities central for teens in and around Palo Alto!
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017