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Art Classes in the East Bay

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Alcosta Senior and Community Center (San Ramon)

Art classes include poetry, calligraphy, creative writing and painting.

Bancroft Senior Center (San Leandro)
The center offers ceramics, handicrafts and needlework classes.
Civic Arts Education (Walnut Creek)

They have ceramics and sculpture, decorative and fiber arts, digital media and photography, drawing, painting and printmaking, and glass and jewelry classes.

Dublin Senior Center (Dublin)

The senior center offers arts and crafts, writing, quilting, sewing and knitting classes.

East Oakland Multipurpose Senior Center (Oakland)

The center offers crafts classes.

Emeryville Senior Center (Emeryville)

The center offers art, quilting and yarn classes as well as a knitting circle.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts (Alameda)

Classes and workshopsinclude drawing, watercolor, figure, oil painting, sketching, print making, mixed media art and photography.

Fremont Art Association (Fremont)

They offer a wide range of classes including digital photography, watercolor, oil painting and others.

Fremont Senior Center (Fremont)

The center offers painting, Chinese calligraphy, mosaics, needlecrafts, quilting, creative writing and woodcarving classes.

Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center (Oakland)

The center offers arts and crafts classes.

Mastick Senior Center (Alameda)
Persons age 50 and over can become members for free by registering at the front desk. There are quality programs, classes and services seven days a week with a fee for some classes, while others are provided free of charge. Arts and crafts classes include cardmaking and stamping, drawing and painting, stained glass, creative writing, knitting and crocheting, needlecraft and sewing, ceramics and quilting. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 to 3:30 pm.
North Berkeley Senior Center (Berkeley)

The center offers Chinese art and history, world art history, writing, ceramics, drawing, painting and poetry and art therapy classes. The center is accessible via public transportation.

PhotoCentral Gallery (Hayward)
PhotoCentral was founded in 1983 by Geir and Kate Jordahl. For the past twenty three years, PhotoCentral has developed into a community program for photographers to grow, explore and enjoy the company of other photographers. Classes and workshops are designed for photographers of all abilities and ages and are appropriate to both traditional and digital imagemakers. The instructors and assistants represent a broad range of talents and photographic interests.
Pleasanton Senior Center (Pleasanton)

The offers a variety of arts classes including ceramics, origami, drawing, painting, and photography. The center offers arts and crafts and oil and acrylics classes.

Richmond Art Center (Richmond)

The Richmond Art Center offers a range of beginning to advanced classes in ceramics, metals, enameling, screen-printing, encaustics, printmaking, collage, drawing, painting, fiber arts, weaving, jewelry and much more. Choose from multi-week classes or one-day workshops. Classes are offered during the day, in the evening and on weekends.

Ruggieri Senior Center (Union City)

The center offers arts and crafts, silk flower making and watercolors classes.

Senior Services at Silliman (Newark)

The center offers free quilting classes, as well as creative writing, and drawing classes.

South Berkeley Senior Center (Berkeley)

The center offers sewing and ceramics classes. The center is accessible via public transportation.

Walnut Creek Senior Center (Walnut Creek)

The center offers arts and crafts and oil and acrylics classes.

West Oakland Senior Center (Oakland)
The center offers weekly crafts and sewing classes. The Senior Shuttle provides transportation to the Center from various senior residential facilities in West Oakland.