Best Art Classes Around the Bay Area



These Art Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Its approach begins with the notion that everyone is creative. Students develop their own eye for art as they create original masterpieces in a structured and nurturing environment. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679. www.marvegos.com.

Silver: Green Forest Art Studio. 32627 Alvarado Blvd., Union City. 415-595-4680. www.greenforestartstudio.com.

Bronze: The Growing Room. 2849 Calais Drive, San Ramon. 925-833-9166. thegrowingroom.org/locations/neil-armstrong.

Peninsula

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Instructors offer students ages 4 to 17 structured training in many media while at the same time encouraging them to create freely and explore their own themes and styles. 1212C W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. 877-353-0679. www.marvegos.com.

Silver: Laurel Street Arts. 733 Laurel St., San Carlos. 650-591-1005. www.laurelstreetarts.com.

Bronze: Scribble Me Happy. 411 S. B St., San Mateo. 650-343-4119. www.scribblemehappy.com.

Silicon Valley

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Offering year-round programs for kids of all ages, Marvegos guides students to develop their own style and create original works of art. Multiple locations. 877-353-0679. www.marvegos.com.

Silver: The Art Beat. 68 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408-370-5002. www.theartbeat.net.

Bronze: Hidden Talent Art Studio. 1375 Blossom Hill Road, #17, San Jose. 408-510-8046. hiddentalentartstudio.com.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: ArtWorks Fine Art Studio. This studio recognizes that each student is unique. It offers instruction in a relaxing, non-competitive environment where students feel encouraged, supported and inspired. 360 W. Portal Ave., San Francisco. 415-759-5757. www.artworksfineartstudio.com.

Silver: Randall Museum. Temporary location 745 Treat Ave., San Francisco. 415-554-9600.   www.randallmuseum.org.

Bronze: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. 3200 California St., San Francisco. 415-292-1200. www.jccsf.org.

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