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Arts & Crafts

Palo Alto Adult School is an educational leader in Arts and Crafts. For years, the Drawing, Painting and Watercolor classes have given our students the skills and confidence to pursue their own artistic excellence. The Crafts curriculum offers new, innovative courses every quarter. All of these classes provide the perfect opportunity to try something new!

  • ACRYLIC OR OIL PAINTING: Beginning to Advanced

    Express yourself and discover your artistic talents with oil or acrylic paints in this inspiring class for all student levels.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 9
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 101

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Price: $180
    Instructor: Paulina Shapona

  • ARTIST TRADING CARDS (**NEW**)

    Artist Trading Cards are unique hand-made works of art collected and traded by people who want to participate in a world-wide collaborative cultural exchange.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 14
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, jamilarufaro@gmail.com

  • CLASSIC ILLUSTRATION

    Learn the craftsmanship of the Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration: watercolor over line drawing.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 11 to November 13
    (No class: October 9.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $180
    Instructor: Shaowei Liu, lushgrass@gmail.com, https://www.instagram.com/lushgrassart, http://lushgrass.com

  • ECO-PRINTING WORKSHOP

    Explore the potential of leaves and other plant material to make artistic earth-toned impressions on paper!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 16
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 10–2 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, jamilarufaro@gmail.com

  • FLORAL DESIGN WITH IKEBANA

    Learn traditional and contemporary forms of Ikebana and develop a closeness with nature while exploring this elegant art form.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 12:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P2

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $106
    Instructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, nguyeht@gmail.com

  • THE JOY OF DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR

    We will be learning about drawing and watercolor principles, perspective and composition. This method will help create fresh, and spontaneous drawings and paintings from a wide variety of subjects.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Ferenc Besze, besze@comcast.net, http://besze.com

  • KNITTING

    Knitters of all abilities are welcome! Learn basic and advanced skills in this fun and collaborative knitting workshop.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1702

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $160
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta

  • LEARN TO CROCHET

    This class will work for you regardless of your skill level and you will enjoy it!

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1702

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta

  • MAKE YOUR OWN COPTIC STITCH JOURNAL

    Become acquainted with variations of Coptic stitch while creating your own journal using recycled book covers.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 12
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, jamilarufaro@gmail.com

  • WATERCOLOR: Beginning / Intermediate

    Join this magical journey to discover the versatility that only watercolor can offer!

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 12 to November 14
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 101

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $200
    Instructor: Cathy Zander, artist@cathyzander.com, www.cathyzander.com