Cabrillo Arts

Registration is now open! Explore subcategories below, or view the current catalog to see all classes.

Common Questions

What is Cabrillo Arts?

Cabrillo Arts is a reflection of the creative community that is Santa Cruz. Through hands-on classes and workshops, students enjoy expert instruction, access to cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, and the opportunity to collaborate and connect with their community.

How old do I need to be to take a class?

Cabrillo Extension workshops are for students 18 and older, unless otherwise noted. Please check out the Creative Arts section of our Summer Youth Program for camps and classes in the arts designed just for kids and teens!

How do I register?

Registration is easy with our online registration portal. Or, scroll to the bottom of this page for all registration options.

3 Dimensional Art
Creating Beautiful, Functional Art

Create in three dimensions! From basket weaving to woodworking and more, join local artists to make stunning, dynamic pieces with other creative minds.

Glass and Mosaic Arts
Sparking Works of Art

Design your own glittering pieces of art with guidance from local artists! Explore both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional pieces to catch the light and brighten up your home.

Create Art You Can Wear

Silver metal clay, sea glass, and more! Our jewelry workshops are perfect for creating gifts for your loved ones or unique statements all your own.

Painting and Printmaking
Using Ink and Paint to Create

Learn the basics of two dimensional arts and mixed media artwork in these workshops led by Santa Cruz artists! Have fun, create something unique, and meet other creative minds!

Photography, Video, and Photoshop
Capturing the World Around Us

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. How can you make yours sing? No matter your experience level in photography, these classes will give you the skills to take and edit amazing photographs.

Textile and Fiber Arts
Functional and Beautiful Creations

From sewing to indigo dyeing, to weaving and textile design, these dynamic hands on classes will let you create in the medium of fabric! With a variety of classes for beginners up through experienced fabric artists, there's something for everyone.

VAPA Classes & Events

The Visual, Applied, & Performing Arts has a wide range of classes and events for your enjoyment!