Welcome! The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities. Explore our site to find art classes and specialty workshops. Join us for good times and friendships through art.

What’s Happening?

with Mary Tartaro

March 17, 19, 24, 27, 2015
1 pm – 4 pm


Learn various methods of moldmaking to be used in the creation of sculpture including: two-part plaster molds, rubber molds, and multi-piece moldmaking. Students will create original sculptures from molds of their own work, and found and constructed objects combined. The class will culminate in a final piece. The resulting mold can be used again and again to create additional pieces for sale, gifts, etc.

All materials will be provided, including but not limited to: clay, plaster, mold release agents, found objects, professional grade rubber moldmaking material, loaner molds of forms to incorporate in hybrid sculpture, and all tools neccessary.

For Adults, Skill level: Beginner

Learn more about Mary Tartaro.

 $250 Members   $275 Non-members 
with Travis Lange

Eight Mondays & Wednesdays
6 pm — 9 pm

A Taste of Throwing with Travis Lange
An introduction to wheel throwing techniques and aesthetics. Basic stylistic approaches to the craft of creating pottery. Working through the process step by step till the finished product is formed. Come get your hands dirty and make some pots!

March 16 – April 8, 2015

 $180 Members   $190 Non-members 

18th Annual Youth Art Show

Bring in Your Artwork
Sunday, March 22, 2 – 5 pm


Young artists! Now’s your chance to share your artwork with the community.
Anyone under the age of 21 is invited to submit artwork of any medium.

Please download and fill out the
entry form.

FREE Matting Workshop
Sunday, March 15, 12 – 3 pm

We are pleased to once again offer a FREE workshop in conjunction with this exhibit,
“Mat Framing Your Art” with Anouk Johanna, on Sunday, March 15th, from 12 – 3 pm. Drop in to create and decorate a mat and/or frame for your 2D artwork. Call 336-4ART for more information.

Additionally, Art Services in Boulder Creek is offering a 25% discount on framing art for this exhibit.
Call Steve or Mary Lanctot at 338-3232 for more information about this great deal!

Important dates:
Matting Workshop: Mar. 15, 12 – 3 pm
Bring in Your Artwork: Mar. 22, 2 – 5 pm
Exhibit Dates: Mar. 25 – Apr. 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Mar. 27, 6 – 8 pm
Pick Up Artwork: Apr. 12, 6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12 – 6 pm

Artwork by Ethan Powers

Crisis and surrender, chaos and calm. How is life affected by these ever-existing extremes that surround us? How does it affect the work we create? For this show artists are asked to demonstrate the war, the peace, or the struggle between them.

This exhibit will run from January 14th – March 22nd.

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

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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!