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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

    Check back in August to register for Paulina Shapona’s Fall 2017 quarter ACRYLIC OR OIL PAINTING: Beginning to Advanced class.

    Instructor: Paulina Shapona

  • ALL ABOUT COPTIC STITCH

    Coptic stitch is a sewn binding method that creates an exposed spine that lays open flat. Students are guided through the creation of three handmade books.

    Duration: Two Sessions: June 19 and June 21
    Date range: June 19 to June 21
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $90
    Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, jamilarufaro@gmail.com

  • DRAWING FOR ILLUSTRATION

    Students learn to draw various subject matters to set the foundation for illustrating them.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 5 to July 10
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $120
    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: June 28
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

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

    No Longer Available

  • INTRODUCTION TO HANDMADE BOOKS

    Artists’ Books, are unique or small edition handmade books that come in a vast array of sizes, formats and structures.

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

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

  • KNITTING

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

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    (No class: July 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1706

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

  • LEARN TO CROCHET

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

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    (No class: July 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1706

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $40
    Instructor: Paola Trombetta

  • MAKING PASTE PAPERS

    Make your own colorful patterned papers to incorporate into your books, collages, and art projects.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: June 17
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701

    Quarter: Summer 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: 5 wks
    Date range: June 6 to July 11
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $100
    Instructor: Cathy Zander, artist@cathyzander.com, www.cathyzander.com