Art Lessons in the Bay Area

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Many art studios offer fun classes for children in painting, ceramics, cartoon drawing, computer art, and more. Visit the sites below to find classes for your child’s age, abilities, and interests.

Also check with your city’s Parks & Recreation Department for classes in your community.

Sewnow! Fashion Studio ~ Lafayette
Sewnow! is a fantastic workspace equipped with the latest technology,  allowing you to design, embroider, and sew anything you can imagine!  Our Fashion design and sewing classes are offered afterschool and Saturdays for Kids & Teens, and day and evening for Adults.  We also have shorter workshops, holiday camps, and fun birthday parties.

Green Forest Art Studio ~ Union City, Fremont
Kids Art Classes, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties for children ages 2-18.  East Bay near Fremont, Union City, Milpitas. Oil painting, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, drawing, sculpture, print art, Chinese art, & more. Highly experienced instructor with a strong background in Fine Art, Art Education, and Child Development. More details at www.greenforestartstudio.com.

JCCSF Art & Ceramics ~ San Francisco
Children learn from patient and professional instructors in the JCCSF’s incredible art and ceramic studios, working with nontoxic materials and safe tools and developing fine motor skills. Nature art classes connect children to the environment. Themed classes for outer space and deep sea projects encourage inquisitive minds. Families can spend creative time together in classes for parent and child. Activities include painting, drawing, clay molding by hand and on the wheel and glazing.

Our Art Room ~ San Mateo
Programs for Ages 6-18. Specialized fine art classes (watercolor, pastel, sketch, acrylics, oils, Chinese brush painting, etc) for children taught by award winning artists and highly experienced teachers, Loren Chin & Pat Chin. Class size is kept small (maximum class size of 8 students for 1 or 2 teachers present) to emphasize personal attention. Students are taught on individualized basis and designed with personalized curriculum.

The Sketch Collective ~ San Francisco
The Sketch Collective is a positive and nurturing San Francisco art studio. We specialize in fundamental drawing classes for ages 5 and up, and also offer weekend workshops and camps to learn specific techniques, create crafts and study the work of particular artists. Our teaching and supervision ratio is less than 5:1 and all of our teachers are working artists. Please visit our website at www.sketch-collective.com, email sfsketchcollective@gmail.com or call 415-762-0727. Have a beautiful day!

Monart Drawing Studio ~ Berkeley
Monart teaches realistic drawing skills. Our curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects and media. Monart is known as a program that achieves artistic skills while having fun. Students learn about the subjects they draw, gain focus and concentration skills, and learn problem solving. At Monart every student receives enough structure for success and enough freedom for individual creative expression. Classes are taught by Mona Brookes, the author of “Drawing with Children.”

DOARTLAB ~ San Mateo
DOARTLAB offers fun and experimental art programs that encourage students to think outside the box, solve problems, and express their ideas creatively while learning the fundamentals and the unique languages of fine art. Our programs are for ages 4 and up including drawing studio, STEAM, painting studio, and DOARTLAB, our signature class that covers all of the disciplines. We also offer party packages for kids birthday parties, parents socials, and team building events.

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