Cabrillo Arts

Registration is now open! Explore our subcategories below 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 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.


Summer 2021 Cabrillo Arts


Summer is back, and so is Cabrillo Arts! Our catalog is full of new arts workshops and new creative opportunities. Inside, you'll find a mix of our most popular virtual workshops, as well as a return to in-person classes! View the Cabrillo Arts Catalog.

Don't delay - these opportunities are sure to fill fast. Register before June 3rd to receive a discounted fee on select classes!

Bring a friend! We believe in the more, the merrier - even across the distance. Register yourself and a friend, a family member, neighbor, or special somebody to join you and get a discount on registration fees on select classes.

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.

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? Whether you're just starting out, or are looking to take your hobby to the professional level, 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.

Got a Young Artist?
Enrichment for the youngest members of the community

The Cabrillo Youth Program is a safe, fun, and engaging environment for children to explore and grow. With everything from cooking to coding to creative arts, these classes are designed to connect kids to expert instructors and to one another - and learn something too!

Some classes are open for young artists to attend with their families Please check the description of the class(es) you are interested in to find out more.

VAPA Classes & Events

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