Classes and Workshops

Important Changes to registration dates and system!

Please note NEW registration dates for Winter 2020:

Tuesday, December 3: Palo Alto Resident Registration

Tuesday, December 10: Non-Resident Registration


We are building a better registration system for you! Winter Registration is delayed until December 3 for Residents and December 10 for non-residents as we work behind-the scenes to create a new, easy-to-use registration system! Starting Friday, November 22 you can get into the system here and update your record so that you’ll be ready to register on December 3 or 10. For more info see:


View the Art Center Winter Class Catalog.


Please note the Adult Studios are closed on the following 2020 holidays: January 1, January 20, February 17, May 25, July 3 and 4, September 7, October 12, November 11, November 26 and 27, and December 21-31. There will be no classes, drop-in or studio access on these dates.


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, printmaking, 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.


A satisfied adult student making a vase on the pottery wheel


 For more information call 650.617.3525 or email Fanny Retsek at