Applied Arts


    Painting, Drawing, Fabric




    Woman painting with watercolors This class is for experienced watercolorists and adults with some experience, past or present, painting in watercolor. Illustrator Matt Crane will demonstrate a sampling of painting and drawing techniques weekly to assist you in fine tuning your ‘eye’ as it applies to composition, color, shading and form - all important visual and aesthetic considerations that are sure to enhance your paintings. Advanced students who want to practice and ‘workshop’ their own projects, welcome. For a materials list email: Jeri McGovern.

    Matt Crane has been a freelance graphic arts whose portfolio includes a variety of Illustration and Design projects including book and editorial illustration, logo design, game characters and backgrounds, storyboards, posters and signage. 12 meetings.


    San Mateo Senior Center 
    Classes at this site are subject to a $5 surcharge.

    San Mateo Senior Center (No class 7/4)

    220300  Th           9:30 - 12 pm         Crane     9/05 -  11/21           $105 



    Learn useful drawing and watercolor tips and practice use of materials.  Illustrator Matt Crane begins class with a drawing or painting demonstration during which he employs a range of basic application techniques to shape composition and give images a three dimensional view. Some techniques employed include control of line weight when drawing and painting, shading, color blending, brush techniques and color lifting to create highlights.  Demonstrations are followed by student practice.  The class size is small so each student receives individual attention.  Still Life, Landscape and the Human Figure are among subjects covered.  For a materials list email:

    Foster City Community Center


    220301               Th                 1 - 3 pm                       Crane                9/05 - 10/10           $75

    220302               Th                 1 - 3 pm                       Crane               10/17 - 11/21           $75




    Instruction is offered in the fundamentals of art: drawing, color, shape, form perspective, and texture. It includes a variety of art mediums: graphite, drawings, watercolor, colored pencils, water soluble colored pencils, pastels, portraiture, scratchboard, and additional techniques with art mediums. Julie’s goal is to enhance the participant’s enjoyment, art skills, and personal styles. The class is non-judgmental. All skill levels are welcome. Julie Andrews Paladino’s art work has been marketed throughout the United States by showrooms and designers. She has a BA in Fine Arts and is a registered Art Therapist. Materials fee discussed at first class meeting. 12 meetings.

    Foster City Recreation Center


    080333             T                 9:30 - 11:30 am                Paladino       9/3 - 11/19          $105

    080301             T                12:30 - 2:30 pm                Paladino        9/3 - 11/19           $105




    A hybrid of batik and watercolor, silk painting on silk is a satisfying and goof-proof medium to express yourself spontaneously, whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished artist. In this 6 week class, discover the basics: how to mix dyes and colors, apply/remove resists, paint a variety of effects, and steam set your art for colorfastness. Create gorgeous original silk scarves or wall art.

    Supply fee for silk and all materials $20.

    Millbrae Community Center  

    220304        F               10 - 12 pm                  Herman                10/11 - 11/22 (no class 10/18)             $75



    HAND KNITTING - 6 WEEKSBall of Yarn

    Learn basic or advanced knitting skills in this small group setting. Complete an introductory project, or learn new techniques to add to your current skills. Learn to read the pattern books to create designs that inspire you. $15.00 Guest passes can be purchased in class for “drop-in” consultations.


    Foster City Recreation 

    080372       W          10:30 - 12:30 pm                  Trombetta              9/04 – 10/09 $70

    080371       W           1:30 - 3:30 pm                     Trombetta              9/04 – 10/09 $70

    080373       W          10:30 - 12:30 pm                  Trombetta             10/16 – 11/20 $70

    080374       W           1:30 - 3:30 pm                     Trombetta             10/16 – 11/20 $70