Welcome! The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities. Centrally located in the San Lorenzo Valley, we serve a large mountainous region that stretches from Santa Cruz to Los Gatos providing a venue for cultural activities, exhibition space and arts education programming for our membership and the general public. Explore our site to find art classes and specialty workshops. Join us for good times and friendships through art.

 

What’s Happening at the Art Center?

SUPER SUMMER ART CAMP for KIDS

Monday-Friday: June 22 – 26, July 6 – 10, July 20 – 24, August 3 – 7

summer art camp painting fun classesTime:
9:30 am – 12:00 pm for ages 6 – 12
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch for ages 6 – 12
12:30 – 3:00 pm for ages 6 – 12
3:30 – 5:30 pm for Tweens & Teens.

Discover a world filled with inspirational art projects that will unleash your child’s creativity. Our week-long Summer Art Camp classes encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, understanding, imagination and fun for kids ages 6 – 12 and Tweens & Teens.

See the complete ages 6-12 class listing and Sign up now!

TWEENS & TEENS

June 22 – 26, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center: robotics classes for tweens and teens

programming Lego Mindstorms robots

Robotics with Ted & Brenda Berg

Build, program, and control a robot! This fun class is ideal if you like to know how to make things work, crawl, roll, blink, buzz or even think! A great introduction to the world of robotics and an opportunity for further robotics exploration for returning students. Students will have a chance to assemble and program simple to more complex robots that communicate, move and think on their own. During the class, we’ll break out different types of robots, including the totally fun Lego Mindstorms. In addition, each student will have an opportunity to build and keep one kit robot.

Age: 8 years – high school

Members $185 Non-Members $195 Includes $25 materials fee.

See the complete tween-teen class listings and Sign up now!

A Closer Look: Spring Exhibit
April 25 – July 11, 2015

Stop, slow down, take a closer look at the details around you. Focus on the piece of the whole that catches your eye. This exhibit entices the viewer to feel the texture and breathe in the color.

Thomas Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm
Admission is free to the public.

Summer Art Camp

Discover a world filled with inspirational art projects that will unleash your child’s creativity. Our week-long  Summer Art Camp classes encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, understanding, imagination and fun for kids ages 6 – 12 and Tweens & Teens.

Save the dates:
Session I:  Reach For The Sky,  June 22 – 26
Session II:  It’s Like Magic,  July 6 – 10
Session III:  Bright Ideas,  July 20 – 24
Session IV:  All A-Flutter,  August 3 – 7

MAKE A DONATION

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If you wish to make a contribution to the youth program through the Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund, which directly supports our Art After School programs, please send a check to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St. Ben Lomond, CA 95005. All contributions are tax-deductible.

A little goes a long way If ten people donate $25, that’s $250 or is it? Actually, it’s lights, power, art materials and glazes, newsletters and postage, school programs and special events…

Just think if ten was really fifteen or twenty people? Together, we donate a little and watch it go a long way, enriching everyone’s experience at the art center.

Your contribution is tax deductible. Thanks for helping us “make art a part of your life.” Donate now.

The generous donation of Barbara and Jim Thomas continues on. Since 2004, the property/building that the Art Center resides in is a life gift that continues to give to the community.

Barbara is a weaver, acrylic painter, writer and participated in the life drawing sessions at the Art Center. They had a strong desire to encourage arts in the area.

Thanks for helping make youth art happen!