Best Art Classes Around the Bay Area



These Art Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

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. It has classes at locations and schools throughout the Bay Area. 14103-A Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos (See website for other locations). 877-353-0679. marvegos.com.

Silver: Drawn2Art. 15994 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. 408-355-5850. 941 Fremont Ave., Los Altos. 650-948-4719. drawn2artclasses.com.

Silver: CDs Kids Art Studio. 14456 Union Ave., San Jose. 408-460-1060. cdskidsartstudio.com.

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

Bronze: Starting Arts. 525 Parrott St., San Jose. 408-492-9022. startingarts.com.

SF & 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. artworksfineartstudio.com.

Silver: Creative IQ Art Studio. 3423 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-742-4274. creativeiqsf.com.

Bronze: Children’s Creativity Museum. Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 Fourth St., San Francisco. 415-820-3320. creativity.org.

Bronze: San Francisco Children’s Art Center. 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. 415-771-0292. childrensartcenter.org.

Peninsula

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

Silver: Drawn2Art. 949 Fremont Ave., Los Altos. 650-948-4719. facebook.com/Drawn2Art-Los-Altos-201581599871018/.

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

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. marvegos.com.

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

Bronze: Museum of Children’s Arts (MOCHA). 1625 Clay St., Oakland. 510-465-8770. mocha.org.

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