Best Art Classes Around the Bay Area

These Art Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

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.

Silver: Art Beat. 68 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408-370-5002.

Bronze: Young Art Lessons. Westfield Valley Fair. 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., #1289, Santa Clara. 408-960-5863.


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. 260F Main St., Redwood City. 877-353-0679.

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

Bronze: Create, Mix and Mingle. 1888 S. Norfolk St., San Mateo. 650-434-2781.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Little Tree Art Studio. Offers art classes, art kits and gifts. 14 Ross Ave., San Anselmo. 415-295-7037.

Silver: Messy Art Lab. 345 Judah St., San Francisco. 434-249-7075.

Bronze: Sketchbook Studio. 3316 22nd Ave., San Francisco. 628-444-3137.

East Bay

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Marvegos emphasizes creativity, with classes for beginner through advanced artists, camps, workshops and parties. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679.

Silver: Center for Community Arts. 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. 925-943-5846.

Bronze: i heart art. 15 Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill. 925-602-0140.