Adult Art Classes

Be part of a community hub for creative exploration through weekly classes, workshopsdrop-in programs and our Visiting Artist Workshop Program. Novices appreciate our supportive environment and expert instructors. All students love our well-equipped facilities and the opportunities our programs provide for continued art practice. Whether your interests lie in drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, or book-arts, everyone can find a way to see, make, and be inspired in the adult studio program. 


Now Open: Paula Kirkeby Press

Made possible by a generous gift from the Kirkeby Family

Paula Kirkeby Press in action! 


Located in room F4 at Cubberley Community Center, this fine art printmaking studio hosts classes for all levels and a drop-in program for experienced printmakers.

Paula Kirkeby’s connections to Palo Alto and printmaking run deep. She first came to Palo Alto in 1956 and in 1969 opened a gallery on Homer Street. A decade later she opened 3EP press with partners Mary Margaret (Moo) Anderson and Joseph Goldyne. In 1984, Paula became sole owner of the press and renamed it Smith Andersen. She provided extraordinary opportunities for artists to work in monotype at the press, developing an impressive roster of editions from artists of national and international acclaim.

Equipment includes a custom-built press that can print works up to 40 x 58 inches.

Students printing a monotype at Paula Kirkeby Press printmaking studio

Students are excited to see their monotype as it comes off the press

Volunteers Needed for Paula Kirkeby Press!
Are you an experienced printmaker looking for a studio community and access to a large format press? Then please consider becoming a volunteer! Volunteer studio monitors will be responsible for opening, closing and monitoring our drop-in program.

For more information call Studio Program Director, Fanny Retsek: 650.617.3525 or email