Home & Environment
Palo Alto Adult School offers a wide breadth of classes in the home arts, home economics and gardening program. Our exceptional instructors in this program have kept demand strong for these courses. Numerous students return quarter after quarter to further develop their skills in upholstery, sewing, gardening and home design. In response to the “green” and eco-friendly desires of our students, a number of new classes are offered every quarter to address these areas of interest.
- FLORAL DESIGN WITH IKEBANA
Instructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, email@example.com Register Now »
Learn traditional and contemporary ikebana. Each week students will complete one or two designs, then bring them home to display. Bring sturdy garden scissors, a pyrex bowl and a large pin frog to the first class for practice. Information will be given on additional ikebana equipment you will need. A $50 flower material fee is payable to the instructor, or students can bring their own flowers. The instructor has over 23 years of experience and is certified for both Wafu and Sogetsu styles.
- GARDENING IN SUMMER
Instructor: Sherri Bohan Register Now »
Enjoy caring for your summer garden using proper lawn watering, deadheading, clipping flowering shrubs, minor irrigation repairs, fertilizing, pruning and planting techniques, plus tool uses, and treatment for plant disease problems. The instructor has been teaching gardening classes for 16 years and has over 30 years of local experience in professional residential garden maintenance and construction. Materials fee of $2. No class July3.
- UPHOLSTERING: BASIC TECHNIQUES
Instructor: Ann Laveroni and Kathleen Koenig Register Now »
Learn techniques to update a contemporary piece or recover an antique. Refurbish your furniture, rebuild old worn springs, change the style and/or bring a chair up to date. Antique techniques are taught when needed. Please bring your chair to the first class. If you are a new student, please call the Adult School office before your first class. No class July 2 and 4.