Kids’ Art Classes at Los Altos History Museum

By February 11, 2020Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 11, 2020) Children in grades two through six who wish to learn basic drawing and painting skills may take a Kids’ Art Class led by the Art Docents of Los Altos at the Los Altos History Museum. Held from 9:30 – 11am, the class for second- and third-graders is on Feb 29, and fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders on March 7.

The classes are part of the program line-up 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 Dr. 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. Their goal is to create a sense of excitement about art and the freedom to be creative.

Fee for each class is $20 per child. Register at

Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit:, email, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

Media Contact:

Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10,