Programs & Events

The Foster hosts public and private events. Explore the calendar to the right to see all upcoming scheduled public programs and events.

Visit Eventbrite for more information and to register for programs, described below:

Classes and Workshops

The Foster offers art classes and workshops for adults. We are excited to announce our newest Printmaking and Digital Plein Air Painting classes as well as continuing watercolor workshops taught by science illustrator Mattias Lanas.

Additionally, we partner with the Pacific Art League Palo Alto to host periodic watercolor workshops as well as a weekly Art/Hiking class that meets at The Foster.

Family Fun Day

Second Saturday of every month
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us each month as we read a story, take a short gallery tour and make art that is related to Tony Foster’s beautiful watercolor diaries. This STEAM event is for children ages 4 - 10 accompanied by an adult.

Third Thursday

Third Thursday of every month
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is an artist at Third Thursday, a monthly event at The Foster for adults. Bring your art supplies or borrow some of ours to draw, paint and socialize with other creative types in the galleries. Professional, casual and amateur artists are all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Tours and Gallery Talks

Public tours are offered every day at 1 pm.

Guided group tours are available by appointment; contact info@thefoster.org to schedule a private tour.

Occasionally Tony Foster is in town and he may give a gallery talk.

Speaker Series

Acterra has partnered with The Foster to host its Spring Public Lecture Series 2019. Register to attend through Acterra.

The Foster hosted two Speaker Series in 2018-2019:

My Journey with Tony — Friends of Tony Foster talk about their travels and experiences with the artist.

Guest Artist-Explorers at The Foster — Gifted artist-explorers who, like Tony Foster, are deeply connected to nature talk about their art.

You can still watch each of these talks which are posted on our free YouTube channel.