Registration is now open! Explore subcategories below, or view the current catalog to see all classes.
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 classes are for students 18 and older unless otherwise noted.
How do I register?
Registration is easy with our online registration portal. Or, scroll to the bottom of this page for all registration options.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Registration is Easy!
- Create or log in to your Extension profile - no college application required!
- Find your class(es) and add to your cart
- Click "Checkout" to complete your payment by Visa or Mastercard
The Extension team is available by phone Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
6500 Soquel Dr., Building 2100A
Aptos, CA 95003