ART! It’s More Than You Think!

Art classes for children and adults.

Leonardo’s Studio Children’s Program
Children learn while exploring the creative process through inquiry and experimentation.
Each Wednesday afternoon session offers a 90-minute class from 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Classes vary in subject from week to week, providing our students a wide range of art explorations. Leonardo’s Studio children’s program returns on Wednesday, September 4.

Children’s class tuition includes two options:
$90.00:    Four consecutive once a week 90-minute classes
$25.00:    One class at a time – 24hr notice is required

Summer Art Camp at Leonardo’s Studio

This summer we welcome young artists, ages 5-11, to join in the fun at Leonardo’s Studio Summer Art Camp. Sponsored by the Education Department of the Peninsula Museum of Art, we offer a unique program that encourages artistic expression through experimentation, discovery, and play. With direct access to the museum galleries as well as special Meet the Artist studio visits, we use an integrated approach to art education that connects the classroom to professional artists in a variety of media.

Sample activities include: Making a Terrarium, Comic Strips & Storytelling, Painting a Planter, Mosaic Paper Collage, Stop Motion Video, Daydream Like Marc Chagall, Henri Rousseau’s Fantasy Jungle, Create a Color Wheel, Mixed-Media Painting, and special Meet the Artist studio visits. Activities change week by week.

Art Camp meets 5 days a week, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon on the dates listed below at Leonardo’s Studio 10 in the Peninsula Museum of Art. The cost is $225 for all 5 days. Single-day, drop-in participation costs $50 with permission of the instructor, if space allows. Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot!

All materials will be provided. We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

Week 1            June 17-21      9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Week 2            June 24-28      9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Week 3            July 15-19       9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Week 4            July 22-26       9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Week 5            August 12-16       9:00 am – 12:00 noon

No Refunds after the first class. Parents should send children to art camp with a mid-morning snack. We have a kitchen and refrigerator to store perishable food.

Click HERE for a PDF version of our Summer Art Camp registration form.

For more information, email:

Leo’s Studio10 Adult Workshops and Classes:

Click HERE for a PDF version of our Leo’s Studio10 Adult registration form.

FREE: Introduction to Digital Art With ProCreate for iPad
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Director of Education
If you’ve tried making digital art using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator but found it too complicated, come to our FREE digital art session and experience how easy it is to use ProCreate on the iPad. You will need to bring your own iPad with the ProCreate application already installed. This session is suitable for all ages. The only thing required is a genuine interest in making art. Space is limited so register early!
FREE:  Thursday, July 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Art of the Bouquet: Impressionist Flowers Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Diana Reichardt, Director of Education
Experience the glorious colors of nature in this special 3-hour workshop where you will create a stunning watercolor bouquet in the style of the great nineteenth-century French masters. Take time to reconnect with your creative side and discover how versatile and accessible watercolors can be. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. Space is limited so register early!
$45.00:  Saturday, July 13, 10:00am – 1:00pm

If you have a special topic for an art class that you would like to see offered, please contact us at

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Ellen Chong

Diana Reichardt
Director of Education

With a lifelong passion for the visual arts, Diana has been drawing and painting since she was a child. Diana was born and raised in New York, but her high-tech career drew her to the Bay Area in 1996 where she studied studio art at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. Diana was named a Bay Area Emerging Artist in San Francisco in 2004 and was an exhibiting artist in The American Landscape at Alameda Art Center in 2004. She loves to experiment with water-based media, moving back and forth from more structured paintings to the abstract in what she describes as serious play.

Diana joined the Peninsula Museum of Art as an art educator in 2018 where she teaches classes in Leonardo’s Studio 10 for both children and adults. She believes that there’s an artist in everyone and she is dedicated to sharing the joy of making art with the community. Diana is a member of the National Watercolor Society and a number of her paintings are in private collections.


Ellen Chong

Ellen Anne Chong
Art Education Advisor, Peninsula Museum of Art

With a background as a credentialed art teacher, fourteen years as a Lecturer in Art Education Concepts at Notre Dame de Namur University, and years as a practicing artist, Ellen draws on a wide range of experience in her role as an Art Education Advisor at Peninsula Museum of Art.

A Peninsula native, Ellen’s association with PMA began with the original 2003 founding of PMA in Belmont, CA. Ellen holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, NDNU; earned a California Teaching Credential in Art, NDNU; a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a minor in graphics, NDNU; and an AA degree with certificates in Automotive Technology, Skyline College.

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