22ND ANNUAL YOUTH ART SHOW

spring into art reception funThe 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, March 10th from 2 – 5 pm. Our purpose is to provide all budding young artists with opportunities to advance their talent by experiencing the process of entering their work in a public exhibition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts and reflects the impressive talent and excellent quality of art instruction offered at the Art Center and throughout our area.

Please join us for this free annual event!

Free Matting Workshop: Sunday, March 3, 12 – 3 pm (Register Below)
Deliver Artwork:  Sunday, March 10, 2 – 5 pm (ENTRY FORM)
Exhibition:  March 13 – 30, 2019
Opening Reception:  Saturday, March 16, 4 – 6 pm
Pick-up Artwork:  Sunday, March 31, 2 – 5 pm
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sun. 11 – 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!

student canvas acrylic paint easelREDWOOD 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 

Hats! Hats! hats!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.
**Included for Full-Day Campers
Questions? Contact


The 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 seven – 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 After School classes are also offered at local schools from September through May.


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Click   below to register for awesome art classes!


Thanks to donations from people just like you, four week Art After School classes are provided for a small stipend to elementary and middle school students.

We have established a Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund which directly supports our Art After School programs. If you wish to make a contribution 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.

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