Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center offers the premier art classes in the San Lorenzo Valley, the heart of the local art world. With a long history of providing arts programming to Santa Cruz County, the Art Center provides a chance for young people ages 6 – 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! Art classes are 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, many professional artists in diverse fields. Off campus art classes are also offered at local schools from September through May.

art LEDs circuits drawing illuminated cool funOur goal is to provide students with opportunities that build self-esteem through art and friendship. We also hope to provide students 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 STEAM classes. Students will learn to feel comfortable expressing themselves artistically and within a group setting. Young artists also have an opportunity to participate in critiques, and learn how to present and discuss their work.


child's drawing spring into art text22ND ANNUAL YOUTH ART SHOW

The Spring into Art Youth Show, now in its twenty-second year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people. The exhibition is open to all artists under 21 years of age.  Fill out the ENTRY FORM and bring it with your artwork(s) to the Art Center on March 10th from 2 – 5 pm.


ART IN THE REDWOODS: SUMMER ART CAMP!

It’s almost that time of year again! Voted the Banner’s FAVE PLACE to take an Art Class, be sure to mark your calendars for exciting upcoming classes!

REDWOOD CAMPERS: Ages 12 – 17
July 15-19

SCMAC offers a vigorous and engaging summer art program for students ages twelve to seventeen. We invite students to enlarge their artistic vision and enhance their technical skills in an environment dedicated to supporting artistic inquiry. 

*8:00 – 8:30 am: Early Arrival
8:30 – 11:00 am: Morning Class TBA
**11:00 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Activities at the Park
12:00 – 2:30 pm: Afternoon Class TBA
**2:30 – 3:00 pm: Park
3:00 – 5:30 pm: Late Afternoon Class TBA 

REDWOOD CAMPERS: AGES 7-11
July 22-26 &
July 29-August 2

SCMAC is the perfect place for young people, ages seven to eleven, with a love for the arts, and a great choice for families seeking a safe, friendly, and creative art camp for their kids to explore the visual arts. We offer engaging programs for young artists at all levels.

*8:00 – 8:30 am: Early Arrival
8:30 – 11:00 am: Rise and Shine Art Making 
**11:00 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Activities at the Park
12:00 – 2:30 pm: Art in the Afternoon
**2:30 – 3:00 pm: Walk to the Park
3:00 – 5:30 pm: Create! Late Afternoon 

*Early Arrival. Additional fee paid to teacher.
**Available to Full-Day Campers
Questions? Contact


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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. 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.

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