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 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

 $110 Members   $120 Non-members 
for Kids

Session II

Camp Saturday Classes art creative fun - play with clay

February 28
Saturday, 10 am – 2:30 pm

Clay Creationwith Jen Hennig
Ages 6 – 12

This class is designed for beginners and continuers for their love of the clay medium. We go through the FUNdamentals of creating wonderful creations with clay.

$65 Member $70 Non-Member

includes materials fee

Learn more about Camp Saturday for kids!

Kids ages 6 – 12
Camp Saturday offers one day workshops for kids ages 6 – 12 and separate classes for tweens. Spend a whole Saturday making amazing art! Sign up for any one, or all, of the Camp Saturday workshops.

Workshop hours: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Classes for kids: Mask Magic and “Pop” Art

for Tweens & Teens

Session II begins February 21st.

Camp Saturday: Mixed Media

February 21-March 21
Saturdays, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Mixed Media Collage with Kathryn Pierno
Ages 9-17

Create vibrant and imaginative collages that incorporate an exciting combination of media and the layering of multiple materials. We will explore the use of paint, pastels, charcoal, wax, specialty papers, natural and found objects, fabric, and photographs in 2- and 3-D projects.

$160 Members $170 Non-members Registration includes $10 materials fee.

Kids ages tweens-teens
For this age group, Camp Saturday is a  series of five classes, five Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Classes: Mixed Media Collage, Getting Centered
Learn more about Camp Saturday for tweens & teens!

(Artwork by Kathryn Pierno)

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!