ART! It’s More Than You Think!

Art classes for children and adults.

Click HERE for a PDF version of this schedule.

Leonardo’s Studio Children’s program:
Click HERE for a PDF version of our kids’ class registration form.

Children learn while exploring the creative process through inquiry and experimentation.
Each Wednesday afternoon session offers a 90-minute class from 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Classes vary in subject from week to week, providing our students a wide range of art explorations.
View our calendar for our February and March class topics.

Children’s class tuition includes three options:
$170.00:  Eight consecutive once a week 90-minute classes

$90.00:    Four consecutive once a week 90-minute classes
$25.00:    One class at a time – 24hr notice is required

For more information, email: peninsula.museum.edu@gmail.com

Leo’s Studio10 Adult Workshops and Classes:
Click HERE for a PDF version of our Leo’s Studio10 Adult registration form.

Go With the Flow! Watercolor Basics
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Assistant Director of Education

In this introductory class for adults you will discover how versatile and accessible watercolors can be with just a little practice. Learn how to mix and apply watercolors using a variety of techniques such as dry-surface, glazing, backruns, and wet-on-wet while experimenting with colors through blotting and other impressed textures to expand your appreciation for what watercolors can do.
Cost, Date, Time:
$150.00:  February: 7, 14, 21, and 28 - Four consecutive Thursday classes, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$150.00:  March: 7, 14, 21, and 28 - Four consecutive Thursday classes, 10:00am – 1:00pm

I Missed that Day in School! Perspective
Instructor: Ellen Anne Chong, Director of Education
Does the idea of using perspective in art stump you? What is a vanishing point, and what does value have to do with anything? It’s all about point of view! Did you miss some of the basics in your quest to becoming a better artist? This three-hour workshop is designed for you! Materials provided.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:   Wednesday, February 13, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Tiffany Inspired Watercolor Workshop!
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Assistant Director of Education
Come join the fun in this special 3-hour workshop for adults where we will create stained-glass watercolors based on Tiffany’s magnificent designs. You will learn how to mix and apply watercolors using a variety of techniques to create brilliant effects. Take time to reconnect with your creative side and discover how versatile and accessible watercolors can be.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:  Saturday, February 23, 10:00am – 1:00pm

I Missed that Day in School!  Color Theory
Instructor: Ellen Anne Chong, Director of Education
Color. It’s more than you ever knew. Do you know that red blue yellow is not the only set of primary colors?  What exactly is a tint? Ellen teaches this session for adults about the same way she teaches it to kids. Wanna have some fun with color? Then this three-hour workshop is designed for you! Materials provided.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:   Wednesday, February 27, 10:00am – 1:00pm

I Missed that Day in School! Principles and Elements of Art
Instructor: Ellen Anne Chong, Director of Education
The English Language uses verbs and nouns. Art uses principles and elements. You may not know about these tools of art making if you cut that day in school! If you are looking for these missing pieces in your art box, then this three-hour workshop is designed for you! Materials provided.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:   Wednesday, March 13, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Drawing With Charcoal
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Assistant Director of Education
Drawing With Charcoal is a 3-hour workshop for adults that will help you learn how to represent a full range of light and shadow on paper. Charcoal drawing provides essential training in the representation of value, which is fundamental to making a successful drawing or painting. Through in-class exercises you will practice using this fast, flexible medium to improve your observation skills and “see” a composition through the use of line, light, and shadow. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:   Saturday, March 23, 10:00am – 1:00pm

I Missed that Day in School! Draw What You See
Instructor: Ellen Anne Chong, Director of Education
Have you ever drawn without looking at your paper? Do you REALLY know what you see? Join us in Leo’s Studio10 for some drawing exercises designed to open your eyes and make you think. If you want to learn some tips and tricks, then this three-hour workshop is designed for you! Materials provided.
Cost, Date, Time:
$45.00:   Wednesday, March 27, 10:00am – 1:00pm

TO LEARN MORE, CONTACT:
peninsula.museum.edu@gmail.com
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Ellen Chong

Ellen Anne Chong
Director of Education

With a background as a credentialed art teacher, fourteen years as a Lecturer in Art Education Concepts at Notre Dame de Namur University, and years as a practicing artist, Ellen draws on a wide range of experience in her role as Director of Education at Peninsula Museum of Art.

Ellen plans and facilitates classes, workshops, and PMA community events for children and adults for the PMA Education Department’s Leonardo’s Studio and Leo’s Studio10 art education programs. Additionally, she serves as a member of the PMA Curatorial Committee.

A Peninsula native, Ellen’s association with PMA began with the original 2003 founding of PMA in Belmont. Ellen holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, NDNU; earned a California Teaching Credential in Art, NDNU; a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a minor in graphics, NDNU; and an AA degree with certificates in Automotive Technology, Skyline College.
www.tishandcompany.com

 

Ellen Chong

Diana Reichardt
Assistant Director of Education

With a lifelong passion for the visual arts, Diana has been drawing and painting since she was a child. Diana was born and raised in New York, but her high-tech career drew her to the Bay Area in 1996 where she studied studio art at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. Diana was named a Bay Area Emerging Artist in San Francisco in 2004 and was an exhibiting artist in The American Landscape at Alameda Art Center in 2004. She loves to experiment with water-based media, moving back and forth from more structured paintings to the abstract in what she describes as serious play.

Diana joined the Peninsula Museum of Art as an art educator in 2018 where she teaches classes in Leonardo’s Studio 10 for both children and adults. She believes that there’s an artist in everyone and she is dedicated to sharing the joy of making art with the community. Diana is a member of the National Watercolor Society and a number of her paintings are in private collections.
www.dianareichardt.com

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