Art in the Redwoods

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp has not yet returned to our schedule since the pandemic. See listings below for other youth classes currently being offered at the Art Center.

9/19/22 While visiting the gallery, working inside, or taking a class, please consider wearing a mask for your protection and that of others. See class descriptions for instructor’s individual requirements.

Inspire          Encourage         Create

Voted the Press Banner FAVE “Place to Take a Class.”

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center offers the premier Summer Art Camp in the San Lorenzo Valley, the heart of the local art world. With a long history of providing arts programming to Santa Cruz County, Summer Art Camp provides a chance for young people ages 7 – high school to survey different artistic movements and develop their own craft. All levels are welcome—the only requirement is a sincere interest in the visual arts! Summer Art Camp is held at the Art Center’s 9341 Mill St. location in Ben Lomond, equipped with a studio classroom, gallery, and offering a wide range of art classes with our talented and creative instructors, most professional artists in diverse fields.  Easy registration below.

Our goal is to provide campers with opportunities that build self-esteem through art and friendship. We also provide campers with a variety of experiences to explore their artistic creativity! Students work on individual and collaborative projects in disciplines such as painting and drawing, cartoon art, ceramics, printmaking, and art-meets-science (STEAM) classes. Students will learn to feel comfortable expressing themselves artistically and within a group setting. Campers will have an opportunity to participate in critiques, and learn how to present and discuss their work.

MAC Youth art programs are made possible because of donations from the following and people just like you.

Wild Roots Markets
Art Services by Steve & Mary Lanctot in Felton

We have established a Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund which directly supports our Youth Art Programs. DONATE online today or send a check to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St. Ben Lomond, CA 95005. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thanks for helping make youth art happen!

SCMAC Visual Arts and Music Content Standards

The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center recognizes the importance of a variety of art experiences for the well-rounded development of children, for enriching local communities and for a more humane global community. All Art Center youth art classes incorporate age appropriate SCMAC Standards and California State Content Standards for the Visual Arts and Music. Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.