Classes and Workshops

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.

The Palo Alto Art Center and Adult Studios will be closed on the following holidays in 2019:

January 21, February 18, May 27, July 4, September 2, October 14, November 11, 28 and 29, and December 25.

A satisfied adult student making a vase on the pottery wheel

Summer 2019 workshops are still available!

To find information about upcoming workshops in collage, printmaking, and casting, and to register, open the catalog, see pages 5-6 for adult classes, and click on the class title for information and to register.


Fall Catalog is now available!

Fall Registration for Palo Alto residents opens on August 15 at 8:30 a.m. and opens for all on August 22 at 8:30 a.m.

To register, open the catalog, scroll to pages 11-12 for adult classes and click on the class title to register.


Learn about all City of Palo Alto classes and register through the Enjoy website.


For more information call 650.617.3525 or email Fanny Retsek at