Los Altos History Museum hosting kids’ art classes

With its celebration of local artists in the “Gallery 9” exhibition ongoing through March 8, the Los Altos History Museum is expanding its programming to the next generation of artists.

On two upcoming Saturdays, February 29 and March 7, the museum is holding art classes for local youth, led by museum docents.

These docents are volunteers through the Los Altos School District who provide a comprehensive visual arts education to students in grades K – 6, with a goal of creating excitement about art and the freedom of creativity.

“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 Dr. Amy Ellison.

Ellison continued, “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.”

Classes for second and third grade students are this Saturday, February 29, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Classes for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students are Saturday, March 7, also from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Each class is $20 per child and is run at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 South San Antonio Rd.

For more information about the ongoing exhibition, or to register for the classes, click here.