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Due to small class sizes, some classes

require advance sign up at or sign up in-store or on 415.326.5217

Other classes are drop in.

To see our complete class Terms & Conditions, click here

For adult classes click HERE

Teen Drawing & Painting Studio

with Melissa Parhm, M.F.A.


TIME: Fridays 5-6:30pm

Jan-Feb 4-week block: 1/17-2/7 $140

Feb-Apr 6-week block: 2/28-4/3 $210


$40 drop-in trial class BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY

Sign up at or call into the store or phone 415.326.5217

More info:


Once Around offers a 20% discount on supplies to all students actively taking these classes. 

This program is an opportunity to deepen your art practice, develop observational skills, work with a model, the landscape, still life objects, and gain classical drawing and painting skills. I provide initial guidance as well as working individually with those who would like instruction during the poses.  Painting will be introduced as the class feels ready to move from drawing into painting.


My intention is to offer tools that will help develop both the inner and the technical skills that lay a  foundation for an artist. My job is to help you “draw out” your creativity. I have studied with very skillful teachers and have a lot of knowledge to impart, however, I feel helping to open up one’s vision through objective observation and to help organize this vision so that one can put their ideas onto paper is most vital. These  observational skills transfer into many areas including the sciences.

Note to Students and Parents:

There is a progression in my classes. To participate in all three semesters would be ideal, or to continue each year when one is able.  The artists will work on exercises and processing, possibly looking as if they are floundering. Then, like growth spurts, there will be a huge leap in their artistic development and ability to see, this will translate into their work.  Years later they will still be unlocking this amazing tradition that has been handed down to me from artists that stretch back to the knowledge of the Greeks and Renaissance. 


Once Around offers a 20% discount on supplies to all students actively taking these classes. Please  bring a 20" x 26" drawing board if you are able. I can bring boards for students riding bikes from school, etc.   I will have a few materials on hand. I encourage that you bring any drawing materials you feel comfortable with and would enjoy using at home. I will offer a drawing assignments for you to work on at home. I am happy to answer any questions.

Knitting Club

Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

(next session start date TBC)

Ages 10+

Cost $12.50/hour sign-up required;

Drop-in $16 if space available

TEACHERS: Sarah Oliver & Tisha Thompson


Knit up a storm and make new friends. This is a fun knitting bee with a teacher to help you through problems. Beginners welcome!


Artful Makers

by A Little Culture 

Artful Makers classes are brought to you by A Little Culture, the brain-child of Lucie Charkin. We love Lucie’s classes because they are all about unleashing your creativity by exploring a wide range of materials as well as learning about how and why other artists use them in their work. As an art historian, VTS professional (Visual Thinking Strategies) and local maker, Lucie brings a uniquely artful approach to learning through creative play. We are excited to be collaborating with Lucie to offer a range of classes, birthday parties and take home experiences from our new space!


COST:  All ALC classes are DROP-IN and are $16 per class (or per hour for longer classes); buy 10 classes/hours for $125 or just $12.50 per class/hour.

Arts & Crafts Club

Ages 2-5 with carer

Mondays 10:30-11:15am (ends 1/27/20)

Join us for a weekly explorations of different artists, techniques and materials. Each art club session with Lucie from A Little Culture includes both an open-ended project and an instructor led exploration of diverse artists, movements and techniques. Lucie weaves in image discussions of artworks and art stories to bring the lessons to life. Aprons are provided and relax . . . 

clean up is on us! 


Artful Makers enrichment classes

Ages: 6+ and 10+ years


3:30-4:30pm (age 6+)

and 4:45-5:45pm (age 10+)

(ends 1/29/20)

Come paint, draw, model, sculpt, collage, cut, stick, squish, squirt, mark, make, transform, laugh, imagine, think, create, experiment and make new friends.  We help kids understand art by exploring the how and why it’s made. Come and unleash your creative powers through fun hands-on art projects, whilst exploring the background of artists who inspire us. We look at great works of art together and then craft/ make our own works inspired by them.


Artful Makers Kids Nite Out

SIGN UP only (no drop in) at

Ages: 7+




Drop the kids off to be Artful Makers with us on Thursdays with a late night art hack in which we explore a variety of mediums, materials and artists. Lucie and guest teachers provide fun, art and craft-based activities for age 7+. 


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