“These classes are the highlight of my week and I look forward to them with enthusiasm!”
Louise Gibler – Lytton Gardens

Belmont Village Albany with AWE Artist Instructor Mei Mei Everson

Viamonte with AWE Artist Instructor Megan Majestic

AWE offers art classes through our partner communities, which include a wide range of senior living communities and senior centers, to provide 2,000 art classes throughout the Bay Area each year. We also have several Online Open Studios that are open to all.

Taught by a team of dedicated professional artists, classes meet weekly in person and online. Participants create art, learn about technique, art history, and engage in discussion. Classes are offered in a variety of languages, including English, Russian, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin. The program is sequential and tailored to each artist’s skill level and areas of interest.

AWE classes bring people with shared interests together, building real and meaningful community, and giving participants opportunities to express themselves through creativity.

Interested in classes for you or your community?
Online and In Person options available. For more information about classes for communities, contact us at [email protected]
. For individuals looking for classes, please provide your contact info below. We offer free introductory classes for individuals, residential communities, and senior centers.


Monday Open Studio Online with Darcie

Online Interactive Classes

Our experienced professional artists provide instruction and build community through online interactive art classes. Classes meet weekly for 2-hour sessions. Art students from beginner to advanced join us to take their creative abilities to the next level with the guidance of an instructor and support from classmates. Students need a computer, tablet, or smart phone for visual and audio access to the interactive classroom platform. You can start with just paper and pencil. Most students work with pencils, colored pencils, watercolors, and acrylic paints on paper or canvas.

$10-15 per session suggested donation for individuals requested, but not required. Free introductory classes available. Group/Community rates available. Please fill in the form below so we can contact you with more details and get you signed up!

    Open Studio Online Classes Schedule
    Mondays 10a-12noon PT with instructor Darcie
    Mondays 11a-1p PT with instructor Santiago
    Mondays 2:15-3:45 through the Community Living Campaign
    Tuesdays 9:15-11:15a PT with instructor Mei Mei

    You can make a donation for Online Open Studio Classes by clicking the Donate button below, $10-15 per session suggested. Major Credit Cards and PayPal accepted:



    Complete Classes Schedule