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 student. Many 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 photography 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.

 

Summer Fun for Teens at the Palo Alto Art Center

 

Teen Ceramics Workshops

In this two-evening workshop, teens will gain experience in hand-building, modeling, sculpting or using the potter’s wheel. The first session will focus on making and in the second session, students will glaze their work. Artwork will be available one week after the second session.

Instructor: Emma Moran

2 classes

$61R/$70NR

PAAC – Children’s Ceramics

20 Max

13824

6/13 & 6/20

Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

13-18Y

13825

7/11 & 7/18

Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

13-18Y

13826

7/25 & 8/1

Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

13-18Y

 

Summer Camps for Middle and High School Students

We offer a variety of camps for tweens and teens at the Palo Alto Art Center (PAAC) and Mitchell Park Community Center (MPCC). Please see the Enjoy! Summer Camps catalog for camp descriptions and pricing. We offer both full and half-day Digital Photography camps weekly (see Enjoy! for details).

 

Camp #

Camp Title

Dates

Time

Ages

Location

13732

Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography

6/106/14

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

13-18Y

PAAC

13740

Mixed Media Painting at MPCC

6/10—6/14

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13760

Film Festival at MPCC

6/10—6/14

12:30-3 p.m.

11-14Y

MPCC

13733

Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography

6/17—6/21

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

11-15Y

PAAC

13734

Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography

6/24—6/28

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

13-18Y

PAAC

13774

Painting for Teens

6/24—6/28

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

PAAC

13759

Film Festival at MPCC

6/24—6/28

12:30-3 p.m.

11-14Y

MPCC

13822

8 Days of Ceramics for Teens

6/24—7/3

12:30-3 p.m.

13-18Y

PAAC

13735

Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography

7/1—7/3

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

11-15Y

PAAC

13746

Mixed Media for Teens at MPCC

7/8—7/12

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13769

Digital Photography with PhotoShopTM

7/8—7/12

12:30-3 p.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13748

Painting at MPCC

7/15—7/19

9-11:30 a.m.

11-15y

MPCC

13770

Digital Photography with PhotoShopTM

7/15—7/19

9-11:30 a.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13749

Teen Painting at MPCC

7/15—7/19

12:30-3 p.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13750

Realistic Portrait for Teens at MPCC

7/22—7/26

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13771

Digital Photography with PhotoShopTM

7/22—7/26

12:30-3 p.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13753

Sustainable Fashion at MPCC

7/28—8/2

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13772

Digital Photography with PhotoShopTM

7/28—8/2

12:30-3 p.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13773

Digital Photography with PhotoShopTM

8/5—8/9

9-11:30 a.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13754

Mixed Media for Teens at MPCC

8/5—8/9

9-11:30 a.m.

13-18Y

MPCC

13755

Middle School Painting at MPCC

8/5—8/9

12:30-3 p.m.

11-15Y

MPCC

13814

Jewelry and Metalworking Workshop

8/5—8/9

12:30-3 p.m.

12-16Y

PAAC

13815

Jewelry and Metalworking Studio

8/8

6:30-8:30 p.m.

10-18Y

PAAC

Teens making art

 For additional program information contact Rebecca Passarello at 650.617.3509 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!