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Art Appreciation & Projects

Throughout the day we encourage creativity in our participants. We offer opportunities to craft, draw, paint, make jewelry, and learn about the many facets of art. Our activity leaders always find new ways to approach art projects in ways that are fun, engaging, and enriching. 

Join us as we virtually recreate that experience!

Judy's class on Beatrice Wood, an American artist and studio potter involved in the Avant Garde movement in the United States.

Judy teaches a class on Matisse who was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.

Judy teaches us about the world of puppetry arts.

Judy teaches us about Chuck Close an American painter, artist and photographer who makes massive-scale photorealist portraits.

Judy's class on Ester Hernandez, a San Francisco-based Chicana visual artist best known for her pastels, paintings, and prints of Chicana/Latina women.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude were artists noted for their large-scale, site-specific environmental installations, often large landmarks and landscape elements wrapped in fabric.

Maynard Dixon was an American artist whose body of work focused on the American West. He was married for a time to American photographer Dorothea Lange.

Let's learn about an American architect and sculptor who is concerned with environmental themes and is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Judy gives a lesson on Norman Rockwell.

Judy teaches us about Claude Monet and the Impressionism movement!

An American artist known for his chronicling of African American related subjects in paintings, drawings, lithographs, and murals.

Let's learn about an American visual artist, who was known for her portraits depicting friends, family, lovers, poets, artists, and strangers.

Betye Irene Saar is an African-American artist known for her work in the medium of assemblage. Saar has been called "a legend" in the world of contemporary art. She is a visual storyteller and an accomplished printmaker.

Faith Ringgold is an American painter, writer, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake".

Judy's class on a cultural Bay Area artist who is known for her work as a silkscreen artist, writer, graphic designer, curator, and children's book illustrator.

Judy teaches us about some wonderful Chinese Artists: Tyrus Wong and Cai Guo-Qiang.

Let us explore Elizabeth Catlett, an American and Mexican graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often focused on the female experience.

Judy's class on a wonderful artist who is known for making quilts.

Judy teaches us about a wonderful artist who uses the environment and natural features to create vivid installations.

Judy teaches us about a contemporary artist from Alabama, Kerry James Marshall.

Judy take us along to learn about some wonderful contemporary Native American Artists.

Judy gives us a lesson on Alexander Calder, an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures.

Judy's class on Joan Miró i Ferrà, a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona.

Judy's class on a wonderful sculptor who is known for her monumental monochromatic wooden installations.

Judy explores the world of art in motion.

Judy teaches us about a Bay Area local artist who is known for her fiber and weave art that shed a light on immigration issues.

Learn about one of France's most revered artists of the 20th century.

Judy teaches us about some influential portrait artists.

Judy teaches a class two artists who focus on environmental awareness in their art.

Judy teaches a class about the puppetry arts.

Judy introduces us to one of the first Chinese artists to establish a career in the West, Liu is regarded by many as "the greatest Chinese painter in the US."

Judy introduces us to Georgia O'Keefe, a wonderful American painter known for her flowers, animal skulls, skyscrapers and landscapes.

Come join Judy as we learn about one of the modern masters of glassblowing.

Judy teaches us about Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the world's most renown artists.

Follow with Judy as we learn about a thought provoking Belgian Surrealist artist.

Come along and learn about a fascinating Korean sculptor and installation artist.

Learn about an American painter who delved into French Impressionism.

Learn about Judy Baca, a renown Chicana artist and activist.

Art Projects

Learn how to make an origami crane with Kris.

Work a couple fun art projects with Emily.

Learn how to make an origami butterfly with Kris.