Adult Classes

SCArt Academy's mission is to provide students with intellectually-informed, hands-on instruction in the arts. We integrate a studio-based education into a broad pedagogical framework, taught by working artists. SCArt Academy is founded on the belief that learning and practicing art informs our creative freedom, critical insight, and formal and technical innovation. Our goal is to design both programs and curricula that focus on the arts and that integrate the arts with other disciplines, and to develop a means of training other artists to teach in this manner.

Over the past couple of years, SCArt Academy has been developing a series of lesson plans and projects that focus on particular skills and techniques for painting. We are publishing some of these lessons on line, to give parents an idea of what their children will be doing in the beginning painting classes. We hope to expand on these curricular guidelines as time goes by.

After School Classes

This year we are focusing our after school classes on painting. Our Fall Session runs from Monday, September 23rd  through Monday, November 4th. Tuesday 4-5:30 is our Bodies in Motion Painting Class and Friday 4-5:30 is our Painting Landscapes Class. The cost is $150 for each 6 week session.

We are only offering four summer camps this summer, but they will be great ones. See the complete list by clicking "more."

Private and semiprivate instruction is available upon request.  Parents are required to remain in the classroom, but will be provided all supplies so that they may also participate in the lesson. We charge $35/hour. Please call or email to make arrangements.

Summer Camps

Semi-Private Instruction

At SCArt Academy, we take an integrated approach to teaching art. While we focus on  practical application, we consider meaning and intention as we go. Our beginning oil painters learn how to mix colors, transfer images, compose simple paintings, and paint! As students advance, they learn perspective, color theory, composition and many different techniques. Everyone can do it, we will show you how!

SCArt Academy's Mission

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Classes are currently suspended as a part of the Bay Area's Shelter in Place. We are following the San Carlos School district's lead, and classes will resume with the schools.  

Our adult classes are similar to the classes that we offer children. The classes are fairly informal, and are limited to 12 students each. Because the groups are small, we offer very personalized attention. This allows us to combine beginning and intermediate students in the same class. Shannon will be teaching the Monday evening class, Robin will be teaching the Thursday morning class.