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Art Classes at the PJCC

Bring out the color in your life. Develop your skills, hone your techniques, and have fun during our expertly led art classes.

Virtual Art Classes

Youth Watercolor Classes (Ages 8-15)
New Session Starts Soon!
Sundays, April 11–May 16 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $175 Members/$200 Public • Register Today

Budding artists will learn how to paint with traditional watercolor techniques, including layering transparent washes, building color gradation, and using tones and values to create forms. Students will learn how to think creatively and see that what is ordinary can become extraordinary in a painting! Instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations to the group as well as individual guidance. Students will create their artwork using reference materials (still-life, paintings, book illustrations, or photographs). Thanks to the small class size, each student receives significant individual attention from the instructor, Shirley Lim.


Beginning Drawing & Watercolors for Adults
New Sessions Start Soon!
Fridays, April 9–May 7 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $175 Members/$200 Public • Register Today

Sundays, April 11–May 16 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $175 Members/$200 Public • Register Today

Experience the fun and excitement in painting with watercolors. This class will focus on learning basic watercolor techniques such as washes, gradation, color mixing, and blending. There will also be strong emphasis on design and composition of subject matter. Students will learn how to draw a pencil layout with accuracy and balance with the guidance of step-by-step demonstrations by the instructor. A small class size ensures that each student receives significant individual attention from the instructor, Shirley Lim.


Essential Elements for Great Photography
Mondays, February 22-March 22 • 7:00-9:00 pm
Series Price: $175 PJCC & PCC Members/$210 Public; Drop-In: $40 PJCC & PCC Members/$45 Public

This 5-session course, presented by the Peninsula Camera Club, will cover the essential elements present in great photography. For advanced beginners and intermediate-level photographers who want to upgrade their skills and explore the camera’s creative possibilities, this course – or any part of it – is for you!

February 22: How to Capture Light: The Art of Exposure

March 1: Crafting Our Images: The Use of Effective Composition

March 8: Light: Its many forms and how it may be used; Lenses: What are they and what do they do

March 15: Getting Our Images to Reflect What We See: The Art of Processing

March 22: Pulling It All Together: Review of Student Images

Class contact and principal instructor: Charlie Ginsburgh, cginsburgh@gmail.com

Presented with the Peninsula Camera Club. Takes place via Zoom. Registration required. Register for the series or by class.


Program Cancellation Notification
Your health and safety is the PJCC’s highest priority.

Due to San Mateo County Department of Health order, we have cancelled in-person programs for the current time.

Thank you for your understanding during this evolving situation.

We are currently in Stage One of our reopening plan. To learn more about this and future stages, please visit https://pjcc.org/reopen/

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