ART! It’s More Than You Think!

Art classes for children and adults.

Leonardo’s Studio Children’s Program
Children learn while exploring the creative process through inquiry and experimentation. Each Wednesday afternoon during the school year we offer a 90-minute class for children, 5 – 11, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Classes vary in subject from week to week, providing our students with a wide range of art explorations. Leonardo’s Studio returns this Fall on September 4. Please check our calendar for a list of planned activities by week.

Children’s class tuition includes two options:
$90.00:    Four consecutive once a week 90-minute classes
$25.00:    One class at a time – 24hr notice via email is required!

Peninsula Art Club (PAC)
An after-school art club for high school students, 14-18, with a genuine interest in making art, or AP art students who are considering a career path in the visual arts and need time to work on their portfolios. This is a self-directed program that brings together aspiring visual artists from the community to make art and share ideas. PAC starts September 5 and meets every Thursday in Studio 10, from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Monthly membership of $75 is due the first meeting of the month. Space is limited to 6 students per month, on a rolling, monthly basis. Applications for September 2109 are being accepted now. Monthly renewal is offered to current members first. A Peninsula Museum of Art Educator will be on hand to help with materials and ideas, answer questions, and facilitate connections with other professional PMA studio artists.

Come work on your art projects in our museum studios and see what it is like to be part of a professional artists’ community! Space is limited; please apply early!

For more information, email:

Leo’s Studio10 Adult Workshops and Classes

Tiffany Inspired Watercolor Workshop!
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, 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.
$45.00: Thursday, August 22, 10:00 am—1:00 pm
$45.00:  Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Art of the Bouquet: Impressionist Flowers Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Director of Education
Experience the glorious colors of nature in this special 3-hour workshop where you will create a stunning watercolor bouquet in the style of the great nineteenth-century French masters. Take time to reconnect with your creative side and discover how versatile and accessible watercolors can be. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. Space is limited so register early!
$45.00:  Friday, September 13, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE: Introduction to Digital Art With ProCreate for iPad
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Director of Education
If you’ve tried making digital art using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator but found it too complicated, come to our FREE digital art session and experience how easy it is to use ProCreate on the iPad. You will need to bring your own iPad with the ProCreate application already installed. If you have an Apple Pencil or other stylus, please bring that as well. This session is suitable for all ages. The only thing required is a genuine interest in making art. Space is limited so register early!

FREE:  Saturday, September 21, 11:00am – 12:00pm

If you have a special topic for an art class that you would like to see offered, please contact us at



Ellen Chong

Diana Reichardt
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.


Ellen Chong

Ellen Anne Chong
Art Education Advisor, Peninsula Museum of Art

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 an Art Education Advisor at Peninsula Museum of Art.

A Peninsula native, Ellen’s association with PMA began with the original 2003 founding of PMA in Belmont, CA. 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.

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