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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 Intermediate

    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: January 17 to March 14
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $180
    Instructor: Paulina Shapona

  • CLASSIC ILLUSTRATION

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

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: January 28 to March 18
    (No class: February 18.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $140
    Instructor: Shaowei Liu, shaoweiliu0@gmail.com, https://www.instagram.com/lushgrassart, http://lushgrass.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: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Ferenc Besze, besze@comcast.net, http://besze.com

  • WATERCOLOR: Beginning / Intermediate

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

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 15 to March 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 101

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $200
    Instructor: Cathy Zander, artist@cathyzander.com, www.cathyzander.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: January 17 to March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 1–4:30 p.m.
    Address: Cubberley Rm H6

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $105
    Instructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, nguyeht@gmail.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: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1703

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    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: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1703

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta

  • MAKING PAPER-CIRCUIT LIGHT-UP GREETING CARDS (**NEW**)

    Explore the magic of electricity on paper by making two greeting cards that light-up!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: January 22
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, jamilarufaro@gmail.com

  • PRINTMAKING WITH THE GELLI PLATE

    The Gelli plate is a popular tool used by mixed media artists. You will learn quick and easy, techniques for creating several unique pieces to take home.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: January 15
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Dorit Elisha, dorit_elisha@yahoo.com