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Silicon Valley Open Studios

May 14
11 am – 3 pm
Cubberley Community Center
E, F, and U Wings
TinkerLab: Studio U-5
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Follow the yellow SVOS signs

Past Events

2016 ArtMaker Saturdays. 2 – 4 pm. See dates below. 

Drop-in Art-Making Saturdays. Think like an artist and get inspired to create new works of art in ArtMaker Saturdays, a fun, interactive workshop for families with children ages 3 and up. Drop into our pop-up studio any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to create new projects based on the monthly theme. In April we will use a variety of materials to create Mail Art. We will have a limited number of stamps for sale if you’d like to mail your art on the spot! Presented by artists Rachelle Doorley of TinkerLab and Ann McMillan of Draw Paint Studio. Suggested Donation: $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • January 9 – Book Making
  • April 30 – Mail Art
Open house art-making
All ages welcome
Suggested donation: $5
Cubberley Community Center, Studio U-7
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Palo Alto, CA: Cubberley Artists Holiday Open Studios
Saturday November 21, 2015 11 am – 5 pm
Palo Alto, CA: Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 11 am – 5 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Studio U-5. More about Silicon Valley Open Studios here.

Palo Alto, CA: Saturday, May 9, 2 pm – 4 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Studio U-5. Join me and artist, Ann McMillan for hands-on fun for the whole family. This is a FREE drop-in program. The theme of this TinkerLab studio event is Sculpture. Ann will facilitate a wire-sculpture project and I’ll facilitate a paper sculpture project. If you’re coming with children, please plan to stay with them. This is not a drop-off event. Thanks!

Palo Alto, CA: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm. Cubberley Community Center. Cubberley Community Day. Come visit me in my new studio with hands-on art making for all ages. Studio U-5.

2014 Events

Portland, OR: Sunday, December 14, 2014 Portland Museum of Art. Hands-on activities and book signing

Palo Alto, CA: Sunday, December 7, 2014 Palo Alto Art Center. Hands-on Science and book signing.

San Jose, CA: Friday, November 21, 2014 San Jose State University, Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education, Keynote Talk

San Jose, CA: Sunday, October 5, 2014 San Jose Museum of Art, Hands-on workshop and museum looking activity

Los Altos, CA: Saturday, September 13 Helix (Exploratorium), Book Launch Party

Cambridge, MA: Sunday, August 10 Porter Square Books, Book Signing + Activity from the book

NYC, NY: Saturday, August 2 Books of Wonder, Book Signing + Activity from the book

San Francisco, CA: Sunday, July 20  Books Inc., Book Signing + Activity from the book, Laurel Village

Marin County, CA: Sunday, July 13 Book Passage, Book Signing + Activity from the book, Corte Madera

Stanford University, CA: Saturday, July 12, Play Symposium, Book Signing + Activity from the book, Cemex Auditorium