PGAC: Classes | Workshops | Summer Camps


After School Youth Classes with Charlsie Kelly

Explore Art! on Wednesday
3:30-5:00 pm
Ages 8-13
New session begins August 23rd, 2017

Explore Art! on Friday
3:30-5:00 pm
Ages 7-10
New session begins August 25th, 2017
  Charlsie teaches numerous techniques that emphasize experimentation, developing a color palette, and exploration of subtle nuances in art making. Students will work in a variety of mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, color pencils, pastels, pencil, charcoal and more which is great for students who want to explore the creative process of art making

6-week punch card $95 members/$110 non-members
Register with PGAC Office 831-375-2208 or
For more info contact Charlsie Kelly at 831-524-3894 or

After School Art Focus Classes with Dante Rondo

Tuesday for Teens Art Focus Classes
3:30-5:30 pm
Ages 13-18
Level: Intermediate to advanced (motivated beginning students will be considered!)
Classes are for art students who want to take their art skills in drawing and painting, color and design to the next level. Media: Graphite, Charcoal, Acrylics, Watercolor, Ink, Colored Pencil. Portfolio development and individualized instruction, and support for each student’s creative expression in art.

Thursday Youth Art Focus Classes
3:30-5:30 pm
Ages 9-13
This class is focused on drawing and painting techniques, value scale, design and color mixing, using black and white media, Acrylics, Watercolors, Colored Pencils.
This class is geared to intermediate to advanced young artists.

Eight-week sessions $190.00 members/ $210.00 non-members
Minimum class is 4; maximum of 8
Dante Rondo has been teaching art to youth locally on Monterey Peninsula since 1979 and as a resident studio artist and teacher at P.G.A.C. since 1987.

Register with PGAC office (831) 375-2208 during regular business hours
For additional information, call Dante at 831-626-4259 or email him at





Atelier* Class: an In-Depth Study of Art Materials and Techniques for Young Artists.

The Pacific Grove Art Center is proud to offer an art class for young people who show a serious interest in learning the basics of art and fine-tuning the skills they already possess. There will be an overview of different materials and techniques, with emphasis on individual expression. Mentors for this class will be Dante Rondo and Charlsie Kelly.

* Atelier - an artist's or designer's studio or workroom; workshop

• Classes to be held Monday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 pm, beginning October 16.
• Fee for 8-week session: $150 PGAC members/ $165. for non-members
• For more information you can contact Dante Rondo at 626-4259 or Charlsie Kelly at / (831) 524-3894
• To Register: call the PGAC during regular business hours at (831) 375-2208


Dante Rondo adult classWednesday Evening Adult Art With Dante Rondo

This adult class will cover fundamentals of drawing, design, color theory, and painting techniques in watercolor, acrylic and oil. It is geared to beginning to intermediate to advanced students, that want to choose their medium and subject matter of choice and have technical and creative feedback. Ages: 18 and up. Students will supply their own materials.

Dante Rondo has been a studio artist and teacher at the Pacific Grove Art Center since 1987. He has taught youth and adult art classes on Monterey Peninsula, Santa Cruz and Hawaii since 1979. His paintings have been featured in galleries locally and in S. California and Hawaii. In private and corporate collections, U.S, Japan, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Islands.

For more information or to register, contact Dante at: 831-626-4259, or email him at:

Sculpture's Workshop (drop-in)
The Sculptors’ Workshop is the Monterey Peninsula’s only figure sculpting workshop, happening every Monday from 6-9 pm at the Pacific Grove Arts Center. This is a live model session ranging from 1-4 week poses both nude and clothed. For more information please contact Lee Ballard at or 415.305.8847.

Ongoing Classes




Watercolor Classes/Beginning & Intermediate:
Classes taught by professional artist Charlsie Kelly
Learn numerous techniques that emphasize experimentation, developing a color palette, and exploration of subtle nuances in art making.
$160 for 8 consecutive classes
Drop-ins welcome if space is available
To register contact: or 831-524-3894





Ongoing Daily Classes



PGAC: Classes | Workshops | Summer Camps