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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: March 23 to May 25
    (No class: April 6.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 101

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $180
    Instructor: Paulina Shapona, pshapona@yahoo.com

  • CLASSIC ILLUSTRATION

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 20 to May 22
    (No class: April 3.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

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

  • 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: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $216
    Instructor: Ferenc Besze, besze@comcast.net, http://besze.com

  • DRAWING FOR ILLUSTRATION (**NEW**)

    Starting from basic drawing elements: line, shape, value and form, students learn to draw from simple to complex subject matter progressively, with the goal of illustration in mind.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 25 to May 27
    (No class: April 8.)
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 1–3:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

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

    No Longer Available

  • WATERCOLOR: Beginning / Intermediate

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 21 to May 23
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $180
    Instructor: Cathy Zander, artist@cathyzander.com, www.cathyzander.com

  • BACKWARDS COVER BOOK (**NEW**)

    Backwards Book Cover! What? Your instructor will guide you from start to finish through the creation of a unique book structure.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 18
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

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

  • BOOKBINDING STITCHES

    Learn three popular bookbinding stitches in one night of bookmaking fun!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 11
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Spring 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: 9 wks
    Date range: March 23 to May 25
    (No class: April 6.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 12:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P2

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $94
    Instructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, nguyeht@gmail.com

  • FUN FIVE ARTISTS’ BOOKS (**NEW**)

    Create five easy and uniquely artistic book forms including the popular Flag book, Gallery book and a woven accordion.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 25
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

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

    No Longer Available

  • KNITTING

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1706

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta

    No Longer Available

  • LEARN TO CROCHET

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1706

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $72
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta