Best Art Classes Around the Bay Area
These Art Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Year-round programs for kids ages 4.5 and up, and classes teaching fine art fundamentals beginning at age 7. 14103-A Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos. 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.
Bronze: CalColor Academy. 2510 W. El Camino Real, #3, Mountain View, 650-665-6668. 10626 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408-818-8818. calcoloracademy.com.
SF & Marin
Gold: Randall Museum. This public nature, science and art museum has art classes and drop-in craft hours for kids, teens and families. 199 Museum Way, San Francisco. 415-554-9600. randallmuseum.org.
Silver: Messy Art Lab. 345 Judah St., San Francisco. 434-249-7075. messyartlab.com.
Bronze: Sharon Art Studio. 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco. 415-753-7006. sharonartstudio.org.
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. marvegos.com.
Silver: Laurel Street Arts. 733 Laurel St., San Carlos. 650-591-1005. laurelstreetarts.com.
Bronze: Young Art Lessons. 336 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo. 650-554-9044. youngartusa.co/hillsdale-shopping-center.
Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Its approach begins with the notion that everyone is creative. There are classes for young beginning artists and more advanced artists, as well as workshops and camps. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679. marvegos.com.
Silver: Green Forest Art Studio. 32627 Alvarado Blvd., Union City; 1974 Driscoll Road, Fremont (was scheduled to open in June). 415-595-4680. greenforestartstudio.com.
Bronze: CalColor Academy. 47816 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont. 510-580-6883. calcoloracademy.com/.