Los Altos History Museum offers art classes for kids


The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled art classes led by the Los Altos Art Docents for children in grades 2-6 who wish to learn basic drawing and painting skills.

A class for second- and third-graders is slated 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, and a class for fourth- through sixth-graders is set for 9:30-11 a.m. March 7.

The classes are part of the program lineup for the museum’s exhibition “Gallery 9: Celebrating Art in Los Altos,” on display through March 8. The exhibition showcases the work of artists from Gallery 9 in Los Altos, a cooperative fine-art gallery now in its 50th year of operation.

“This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Art Docents of Los Altos, a group that has done so much to foster art education in Los Altos schools,” said exhibition curator Amy Ellison. “We want to celebrate their accomplishments. The classes they are offering at the museum are special because the docents will be teaching the kids skills using art that is in the gallery as examples.”

The Art Docents are a group of volunteers through the Los Altos School District who provide a comprehensive visual arts education to students in grades K-6, with the goal of creating a sense of excitement about art and the freedom to be creative.

Cost for each class is $20 per child. Advance registration is required.

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

To register and for more information, visit


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