Drop-in Programs

These programs provide a unique opportunity to work independently in the company of other students and artists. Bring your own supplies. Attend when you can. No registration is required. No formal instruction is provided. For more information contact Fanny.Retsek@CityofPaloAlto.org


2019: The Adult Studios are closed on July 4, September 2, October 14, November 11, 28 and 29, and December 21 through January 2. Please see additional notes for individual drop-in groups regarding meeting dates below.

Afternoon Drop-in Life Drawing and Painting

Every Tuesday (costumed model) and 
Every Thursday (nude model) 
1:30-4:30 p.m. in Studio A at the Art Center
$10 per session paid to group liaison
These long-pose sessions are your opportunity to work from the figure to develop a finished work of art. 

Tuesday Evening Life Drawing

Every Tuesday
7-10 p.m. in Studio A at the Art Center
$8 per session paid to group liaison
Working from a nude model, participants start with short warm-up poses gradually moving to longer poses. 


Open Painting and Drawing Studio

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 17-August 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Studio A is open to the community for drawing and painting. Bring your own supplies. 

$3 per hour for Palo Alto residents and $4 per hour for non-residents.

Every Wednesday (except: 6/12/19; 7/3/19; 11/27/19; 12/18/19; 12/25/19; 1/1/20)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Studio B at the Art Center  
$5 per session paid to group liaison
Join us for student-directed projects in collage, paper-altering techniques, book arts, and assemblage. 

Open Jewelry Studio Program
Program membership is required. Membership is available to experienced students age 18 and up who meet eligibility requirements. Membership is $30/month for Palo Alto residents and $40/month for non-residents. Day pass is $10. Schedule below is subject to change due to monitor availability and occasional special jewelry workshops. Monthly schedule emailed to members. Contact Fanny.Retsek@CityofPaloAlto.org for more information.
General Schedule
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 2-10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The ceramics studio is available during non-class times to currently registered ceramics students only. Advanced students may register for Self-Directed Projects and use the studio during drop in times for a flat fee. Please enroll at the front desk. Students enrolled in instructed classes may get either a quarterly drop-in pass for unlimited access, or a day pass for $10. Passes available at the front desk or studio office.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Studio shared with kid's wheel class 2:00 - 5:30)
Thursday: 1-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-5 p.m.