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Painting and Pottery Studio

Classes and open studio hours are CANCELED until further notice. Please schedule an appointment below to pickup your finished glazed works.

We have received many calls asking to have works wrapped and kept moist during the closure. Unfortunately, with the countywide shelter in place in effect, and the large number of works in progress on the studio shelves, we are not able to accommodate these requests. We regret this will result in some student works drying out during the closure. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

See all City updates for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Work on your painting, drawing and pottery projects surrounded by other artists during Open Studio sessions at Sunnyvale's Creative Arts Center. Open Studio provides access to equipment, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with other artists. No formal instruction is provided.

Questions? Call 408-730-7350.

Open Painting Studio

Who can attend:
Artists of all skill levels ages 18 and older

Mondays (weekly), 9 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays (1st and 3rd monthly), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on City holidays.

$5 (Mondays), payable at the door

$8 (Tuesdays), payable at the door

Bring your own art supplies (paints, brushes, canvases, solvents, etc.) and project.

Available equipment:
The studio offers ample table space, great natural light, large H-frame and bench easels, and water access.

Find Beginning Painting Classes

Open Pottery Studio

Who can attend:
Intermediate and advanced-level potters ages 18 and older

Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays, 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Pottery Studio is closed on City holidays and for brief maintenance periods throughout the year.

Session Pass
Potters need to purchase a 2-hour work session pass at the studio to participate. Pass includes glazing and firing for pieces created in the studio.

  • Sunnyvale residents: $14
  • Nonresidents: $17

Clay is not included in the work session pass and must be purchased at the studio.
Cost is $31 per 25-pound bag. Unused clay can be stored in the studio and saved for the next session.

Available equipment:

  • 15 electric pottery wheels
  • Kick wheel
  • Slab roller
  • Spray booth and extruder
  • Two 16.5 cubic foot electric kilns
  • Two 24 cubic foot gas kilns, with cone 10 oxidation and reduction firing
  • Low-fire Raku kiln

No dangling jewelry or open-toed shoes are permitted. Advice and demonstrations from kiln technicians is available during open studio.

Find Beginning Pottery Classes

Schedule Pottery Pickup Appointment

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020