School Year (September - end of May)
(For morning classes, see
Los Gatos :Schedule/registration
form (.pdf) and calendar(.pdf)
Fremont :Schedule/registration form (.pdf) and calendar(.pdf)
San Ramon :Schedule/registration form (.pdf) and calendar(.pdf)
Students come one time per week for fine art making during the
school year. Our program includes Art Exploration for Ages
4 ½ to 7; Fine Art Fundamentals for Ages 7 to 11; and Advanced
Exploration for Ages 11+
Our curriculum covers the entire school year and provides
students with a comprehensive understanding of particular concepts,
media and terminology used in art making. Our school year is
divided into 4 payment periods or sessions. New students may join
at any time. All programs focus on creating original
works of art. Students attending all sessions of the school year
qualify to participate in our annual student exhibit in
June. See FREE INTRODUCTORY
LESSONS to try a class.
Art Exploration (ages 4 ½ - 7)
Students learn the terminology used in the world of fine art making
through an interactive method. Projects designed for all
our programs are age appropriate, fun and develop each student’s
confidence in making creative decisions. Our Art Exploration
program prepares students for our Fine Art Fundamentals program.
The student/ teacher ratio is 7:1.
Fine Art Fundamentals (ages 7 – 11)
Our Fine Art Fundamentals program is a developmental
program, allowing participants to build on what they learn from session
to session. Our semi-private classes (7:1 student/teacher ratio)
and program planning ensure continuity of instruction and nurture
individual student development in fine art. Students enjoy the
challenges and joys of creating ‘original’ works
of art while developing observation and problem solving skills.
Each session is devoted to a particular media. There is a
class for new students to the Fine Art Fundamentals program.
An Early Fine Art Fundamentals class eases our 7-year-old
students into a more intense study of form and composition.
Students are automatically placed in an appropriate Fine Art
Fundamentals class when you register.
Advanced Exploration (Ages 11+)
This program is designed to develop self-directed art
makers. Through some initial guidance, students make the studio
their own by learning to set goals, design their own projects and be
responsible for their own learning and projects. Students build
an awareness of the world around them through the process of creating
their own projects. No prior art training is required.
Interest in art making is a must.
There is a 7.5 - 10 hour pre-requisite class for
students to this program.