Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer.

To find a specific class or supply list click on the 'Education' tab on the menu bar at the top of the page and then click 'Classes.'  Then in the search box on the right, click and select a class type and push submit.  All of the classes within the category you chose will be listed in alphabetical order. To see all classes offered just push sumbit and do not select any search options.

The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community arts organization, provides the Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay communities with a variety of educational opportunities both at its Crestridge Road facility and in local schools and pre-schools. Community education programs include exhibition tours, speakers and scholarships. Programs for schools range from Art at Your Fingertips to Educator Programs designed to meet California Standards for the Visual Arts.

In its own facility, the Palos Verdes Art Center offers quality visual arts classes (drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital arts, art history and more) for all ages from 3 to 103 and for all ability levels from novice to professional. Providing a total visual art experience, classes include visits to the exhibition galleries and interaction with skilled professionals. Instruction is not based on a set formula. Instead, small classes—taught by artists and art educators—focus on individual needs, provide a nurturing environment and help students pursue their own special interests and projects. Private and semi-private lessons also can be arranged.

Terms begin in January, April, July and September. Although class fees are low, there is limited financial assistance for those in need through the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund for the Visual Arts.