Classes are for 5 to 105 years old.
The criteria is a will to learn.
45.00 per hour and half
3 class minimum paid in advance
This is a science based curriculum in a fun and relaxed environment
Kim and Cindy use an academic-based art program and offer classes in the following categories:
- Drawing Through the Alphabet for children ages 4 through 6
- Drawing Through Geography for ages 6 through 10
- Basic Drawing for children 6 through 12
- Math Tutoring and Art for grades 3 – 5
- Intermediate Drawing for ages 8 through adult
- Advanced Drawing for ages 12 through adult
The community stands witness to the challenges of under privileged kids that want, and deserve, a chance for a full and rewarding life. This chance is well within reach, with help from our community.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County have been a vital part of this community for over 45 years.
The Camerata Singers provides high-quality cultural and educational opportunities for a multi-generational audience through the production of choral music recognized for its imaginative programming and performance excellence.
Youth Classes: http://camerata-singers.org/cms%7Ceducationoutserach-3.html
Caminos Del Arte enhances the cultural life of our community by educating our youth, through arts training, mentoring, performance and cultural programs. We teach and promote traditional and nontraditional arts, which fill cultural voids in our community, and we provide leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
CBF’s mission is to celebrate the works, inspiration & ongoing influence of J.S. Bach worldwide by immersing audiences in experiences that integrate music, education & ideas, and by meaningful engagement supportive of our diverse communities. We aim to inspire a younger, more diverse, and generally broader population to experience our programs, whether as audience members or students participating in our training programs.
Youth Programs: http://www.bachfestival.org/community-engagement.htm
The Carmel Classic Guitar Society (CCGS) promotes the classical guitar through education, workshops, recitals, lectures, and gatherings for the public. The CCGS serves the youth and underserved elderly and ailing residents of Monterey County through its two arts programs The Guitar in Schools and the Healing Guitar.
See Calendar for Classes: http://www.carmelguitarsociety.org/Calendar.html
The library is an essential part of life on the Central Coast of California. Charitable contributions fund 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment, and services. Thanks to this generous support, Carmel Library maintains its superior reputation, serving 106,000 locals and visitors from our community, the Central Coast and beyond.
Classes for children (scroll to bottom): http://hm-lib.org/
Carmel Visual Arts was established by painter Rich Brimer and photographer Carol Henry to build a space where art education, creation and exhibition can be fully explored by artists and the community. Offering art classes & workshops for the beginner and professional artist.
Weekly Art Classes: http://www.carmelvisualarts.com/workshops/weekly-art-classes/
The Carmel Youth Center is committed to providing a positive and academically friendly environment that is safe, drug-alcohol-and-tobacco-free, and is designed for the community youth.
Learn black / white line and stipple technique along with traditional watercolor to create fresh, dynamic colorful botanicals.
A multiple step method is provided for students to lay the groundwork for a successful drawing and painting.
Bringing art to science: observation, attention to detail and plant structure, measurement, accuracy, all made fun with integrating fine art skills into their work. There will a lot of opportunity for personal assistance and fun additions for the your tool box. Claudia’s lectures are simple, straightforward and manageable including demonstrations, which will give you all the tools you need to create striking botanical subjects and new tips for your repertoire.
There will be tea and an art reflection at the end of class.
Ages: Teen – Adult
Dates: Two Saturdays; Nov 11, 18, 2017
Hours: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Stevens
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
We are always casting , & making new items for our store & studio.We have a large selection of ceramics to paint, we offer workshops in clay & glass fusion jewelry. There are somethings in our store that is very delicate, & we would like Parents to control their children from touching these things. Please control your children, or We will control them for their own safety in our store & studio. Our store & studio is a work place, & not a play ground. Thank you for respecting us and our store & studio spaces.
Click to view various workshops.
Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) is a prevention program providing positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence while reinforcing individual strengths. Our vision is to provide our youth with a safe, structured environment that encourages healthy boundaries, positive self-esteem, and the ability to make good choices for a full and successful life.
Programs and Classes: http://cpy.org/programs/
“I live my life in widening circles that read out across the world.” Rainer Maria Rilke
We’ll take inspiration from mandalas and paintings by Miró’ that he called Constellations to make collages in the round. Using decorative papers, images brought from home and various embellishments, participants will create their own constellation collage. We’ll think about what’s at the center of our lives and what emanates out into the world. Discover the wisdom of your artist self in this workshop designed for those who see themselves as artists and those who don’t.
Ages: Teen to Adult
Date: Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
Hours: 10:00am – 2:30p.m.
Location: The Lyceum
Instructor: Patrice Vecchione
Size: Up to 8 participants
While botanical artists love springtime for sketching wildflowers, fall and early winter can offer opportunities for drawing and painting native plants too—especially the vivid colors of turning leaves and fruiting shrubs. Join science illustrator Erin E. Hunter as we learn a bit more about our native plants by drawing them from life, as well as some color theory and watercolor techniques. All skill levels welcome! Materials list provided upon registration.
Ages: Teen to Adult
Date: Saturday, Dec 9, 2017
Hours: 11:00am – 4:00p.m.
Location: The Lyceum
Instructor: Erin Hunter
Size: Up to 8 participants
MeCards4Kids™ encourages creative self-expression, and similar to the parent process of SoulCollage® for older children and adults, each MeCard offers a fun and engaging opportunity for young children to explore, enjoy and appreciate their inner and outer worlds. Children gather images and collage imaginative cards to express different parts of themselves (qualities of their personalities, feelings, interests or experiences), to honor family, friends, pets or heroes, to tell a story and much more. A deck of MeCards is similar to a visual diary or journal.
During this 2.5 hour workshop, Lisa Handley will provide guidance and encouragement as participants gather images of animals, plants and landscapes, create Fall-inspired MeCards and enjoy a writing activity to discover each card’s personal expression. All materials will be provided.
Because MeCards4Kids™/SoulCollage® as a family activity can create wonderful connections between parents and children, we invite both parent and child participants to this workshop!
Ages: 8 to 12 (Parents may also register as participants and join in on the fun!)
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Hours: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Lyceum of Monterey County
Size: Up to 8 participants
Instructor: Lisa Handley
The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries was founded with the goal of supporting vital enhancement programs for the Monterey County Free Libraries. In 1989, Mark Massel left a $100,000 bequest to the county libraries. The head librarian at the time, Dallas Shaffer, had a vision of using the funds to create an institution that would support the local libraries for years to come.
Programs and Classes: http://www.fmcfl.org/programs.htm
HARA is dedicated to nourishing the hearts, minds, and spirits of young professionals who feel drawn to represent life through new media–providing Monterey Bay high school students film-making and acting training through hands-on experience producing original films in order to prepare them for a sustainable career in the collaborative arts.
Click on 2017 Summer Camp for more details.
Marine Life Studies is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting our oceans, whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife.
Our mission is to acquire knowledge and share knowledge and inspire the next generation of whale, dolphin and ocean conservationists.
We acquire knowledge through on-going research, share and utilize that knowledge to encourage conservation, and inspire the public, especially children,
with our educational programs.
Programs and Classes: http://www.marinelifestudies.org/index.php/Education-Programs/educatio-programs.html
The mission of the Monterey County Dance Foundation is to support the performing art of dance in Southern Monterey County through fundraising, event promotion, and event organization that directly benefits performers, youth, and the community of Southern Monterey County.
Programs and Classes: http://www.montereycountydancetheatre.com/classes.html
The mission of Monterey Jazz Festival is to celebrate the legacy of jazz, expand its boundaries, and provide opportunities to experience jazz through performances and education programs.
Programs and Classes: http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/jazz-education
We believe art-making feeds the soul… Our education program is rooted in the belief that art and creative personal expression is a vital part of life. We hire local teaching artists to share their passion and technical expertise through classes, workshops, and private lessons. All experiences welcome, ages 13 and up.
Open Ground Studios is an oasis for self-expression through the artistic soul; a safe-haven for the novice, an ally for the professional artist and entrepreneur, and a home for the creative adult.
OGS is a place where art is the vehicle for learning, practice and connection.
Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 40 years. Emerging to established artists are professionally shown in our historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteered hours, the Art Center continues its mission today.
In celebrating the transforming power of the creative spirit, PacRep Theatre produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage – plays that engage, excite, educate, and inspire – presenting a world class theatrical experience.
Youth Classes and Programs: http://www.schoolofdramaticarts.org/classes.html
Rancho Cielo’s mission is to partner with our community to provide a safe campus to deliver programs and services that inspire at-risk youth to learn new skills, gain self-esteem and confidence. Our vision is to transform the lives of at-risk youth and empower them to become accountable, competent, productive, and responsible citizens.
Programs and Classes: http://ranchocieloyc.org/new/programs/
Lisa Goettel’s super-fun and heart-led group singing classes are for singers, shower singers and wanna-be-singers alike. No experience required. Lisa leads vocal exercises and teaches songs of every genre in the round, guiding the way to vocal freedom and joy.
Weekly classes for adults (kids 8 and over welcome) every Monday at Evolution Transformative Arts in Pacific Grove and every Wednesday at the Big Sur Charter School in Big Sur, next to the Big Sur Bakery. Classes are held at 5:30pm and offered by donation.
Our mission is to provide cultural stimulation to the community by affording its citizens an opportunity to view, enjoy, and participate in the performing arts, and to encourage and promote the education and training of performers and youth of the community through grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.
The Santa Cruz Art League is an art gallery, theater, classroom, and gift shop. The gallery exhibits are free to the public. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages and supports a wide range of visual and performing artists, professional and recreational alike, in a welcoming environment which celebrates the arts and makes them accessible to the community.
The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities. Explore our site to find art classes and specialty workshops. Join us for good times and friendships through art.
Classes and Workshops (links to adult & youth classes): http://www.mountainartcenter.org/classes-2/
Santa Cruz Studio School is an art school located in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, offering art students of all ages a variety of experiences aimed toward deepening and sustaining creative artistic expression.
Seven Directions Institute of Art and Science is Santa Cruz’s premiere creative center for kids. Seven Directions Institute offers art and science instruction in a lively 2000-square-foot studio with over 75 live animals and countless 3D models to inspire creativity in every student.
Sol Treasures awakens and nurtures appreciation and passion for the arts in people of all ages in South Monterey County and provides a home for creative and inspiring opportunities to unify the community through art and culture. We fulfil our mission through our gallery of local artists, classes in art, music and theater for all ages, and cultural enrichment events.
The mission of the Soledad-Mission Recreation District is to enrich our community through the provision of programs and facilities that enhance positive, wholesome, and healthy recreation.
Classes (scroll down to art classes): http://www.soledad-mission-recreation-district.org/programs/
The SD mission is to establish a vibrant center for the performing arts offering a wide variety of dance-based activities that connects diverse artists and audiences, bridges disciplines through collaboration, and celebrates the power of dance to inform and inspire. The SD vision is to utilize dance and the arts as a vehicle to open doors, ignite creativity, and fuel the human spirit.
Our mission is to serve as a multi-purpose gathering place that enriches, educates, inspires, and entertains Monterey County residents and visitors by presenting performances, visual arts, and education programs, and by hosting public, private, and community events.
Aditi, Sanskrit for creative abundance, promotes the living arts for daily survival with style through education, youth scholarships, performance and touring, and multicultural programs of ethnic dance and interarts in Monterey County.
Danzas Aditi was formed in 2003 as a professional touring ensemble. Its mission is to choreograph, stage and perform dance concerts featuring traditional and innovative collaborations, with interfaces that accent cultural and artistic commonalities while revealing the authentic uniqueness of each dance.
The National Steinbeck Center is located in John Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, Calif., a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well special events and educational programs.
Writing Program: http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/steinbeck-young-authors
Valley Greens Gallery is located in the heart of Carmel Valley Village. We embrace all of the wonderful things about Carmel Valley and Monterey County; the wonderful art scene, the fascinating wildlife and the awe of the landscape are just some of the things we love about the Central Coast that keep us inspired.
The mission of Youth Arts Collective (YAC) is to provide a creative sanctuary for Monterey County youth ages 14 t 22 to explore their potential as artists as they develop personal awareness and self-esteem, social understanding, and an appreciation for contributing in positive ways to their community.
YAC provides supplies, studio space, art training, exhibition and commission opportunities, individual mentoring, and a community unlike any other. We’re open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week, year round.
YAC is open to the public:
Weekdays: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.