"Somehow, along the way, making art or creating in any way has become a luxury. Our priorities have shifted to thinking that grammar and math and testing are more important than the act of making. And while all of those are important, we forget that art is fundamental to all learning. It’s not just a luxury, or intended solely for the talented. It is in all of us. The very essence of our being is made to make. Creating brings articulation, confidence and clarity. It teaches us how to make a mistake, stick with that problem and turn it in to something beautiful.” – Cayce Ellison for Growing Up In Santa Cruz, 2016
We believe empowering children early on in their creative process will carry on to encourage confidence in many different areas throughout their lives as they grow. If you have someone who loves art, please come visit us.
Our weekly classes include working mostly in drawing and painting. We work in mediums such as: pencil, pen+ink, oil pastels, tempera, watercolor+gouache, and acrylic on canvas. Our workshops include all of these mediums plus fabric, wood, metal, glass mosaics and more.
We offer preschool, after school and homeschool classes during the week.
We offer seasonal and holiday workshops on the weekends, summer camps, ladies nights, private classes and special projects including murals and community building events.
Looking for something extra?
In addition, we also host parties for birthdays and private events for children and adults alike.
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