Art, Cooking & Photography Classes

Art Programs
Fremont Parks and Recreation offers many programs in the arts that inspire!

All classes are organized by age group, and we offer classes for tots, youth,
teens, and adults, as well as Hands Together classes for parents and children.
We offer a wide variety of programs during the week (days and evenings) and on weekends. Program sessions run quarterly in fall (September through December), winter (January through March), spring (April through June), and summer (June through August).

The Fremont Parks and Recreation Arts Programs aspire to be the community's
first choice for participation in the visual arts. Teachers maintain a comfortable environment focused on individual learning needs and creative interests giving all
aspiring artists a fun place to create art that is personal and expressive.

If you have any questions about the art program, please email or call Irene at 510-494-4322.

Art Benefits
Art education develops social skills, fine motor skills, imagination, creativity, sense
of self, cognitive skills, and much more. We believe that experiences with the arts as communicated by our staff promotes cross-cultural understanding and provides
new perspectives and insights which enrich the lives of our community.

Visual Arts Program
The Visual Arts Program inspires active engagement in the visual arts through exhibitions, educational classes and camps, and in-school programs in Fremont. Programs involve adults, teens, youth, and tots in the creative process. Instruction is offered for all ages through classes, workshops, and camps in areas such as Ceramics, Fabric Art, Floral Design, Charcoal Design, Digital Photography, and Painting. Go to and click on the Art category in the left side bar.

Our exhibitions at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery showcase contemporary artists and
share art with the community.

Culinary Arts Program (cooking, baking, etc.)
The Culinary Arts Program offers camps and classes to youth and focused theme-based cooking classes to adults. There are many benefits of cooking, including heightened math skills and socialization skills. Join in the Cook 'n Art Camp during
the summer and school break weeks or enjoy the focused Creative Chefs classes offering focused, hands-on, small group projects for youth ages 6-8 and 8-14
years. Classes are small, to ensure that teachers are able to work closely with
each student. Go to and click on the Cooking category in the
left side bar.
For more information, call Irene at 510-494-4322.

Photography classes (Ages 13 & up)
Whether your interest is taking outdoor pictures with people as your main focus, travel and nature photography, or you want to learn, improve or challenge your digital photography skills, we have a photography class for you. Go to and use the Advanced Search function for Photography. For more information, call Irene at 510-494-4322.

In-School Art Appreciation Program
The In-School Art Appreciation Program offers programs to elementary school-aged children through the Fremont Unified Elementary School District. If you are a teacher and would like to bring the In-School Art Appreciation Program to your classroom please Email or call Irene at 510-494-4322 for more information.
Art Programs
Visual Arts Program