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The Arts Division inspires creativity through dance, music, drama and the visual arts. Whether it's a class at the Adobe Art Studios, Weekes Art Center, the Hayward Area Senior Center or one of our many community centers, art abounds throughout the District. In addition to the countless classes for youth to seniors, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District operates the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. 

Art for Everyone

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing 
  • Jewelry Design
  • Quilting
  • Fashion
  • Painting
  • Preschool, Youth, Adult, and Parent + Child Classes
  • Open Studio Sessions

The Adobe Art Center Ceramics Studio

The Ceramic Studio is a stand-alone studio dedicated to ceramic pottery and sculpture, with a kiln room and designated Raku firing area. The District also hosts ceramic arts at the Weekes Community Center.  Learn and practice pottery as an art form in our peaceful classroom environments. We are one of the few programs in the bay area to offer gas high-temperature glaze (cone 10) reduction firings and alternatives for firing. We accommodate all levels. Classes include:

  •  Pottery
  •  Cookware Pottery
  •  Raku
  •  Studio Drop-in Workshops

Redwood Studios
Our Redwood studios include painting, drawing, jewelry, textile arts, and fabrication facilities and the lobby has art displays, a small library, tea, and a lounge. Classes include:

  •  Watercolor painting 
  • Acrylic and Oil painting
  • Jewelry Design
  • Quilting
  • Fashion design and dressmaking
  • Open Studio Sessions
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