The Cole Creativity Center is a shared space where creativity is abundant, artists share and inspire, students discover and explore, imagination has no limit, all are welcome, and art builds community.

Classes at the Santa Paula Art Museum's Cole Creativity Center

In summer 2018, the Santa Paula Art Museum will launch a new Studio Art Program in its newly renovated Cole Creativity Center for children, teens, and adults! Teaching Artists will lead students in hands-on art projects where they will be introduced to various art materials, concepts, and techniques and build skills through creative and engaging activities.

Members of the Santa Paula Art Museum receive a 10% discount on all art classes. Just use the discount code MEMBER at checkout. To become a member, click here to visit our membership page.

Have questions or comments? Please call the Museum at (805) 525-5554, or email Curator of Creativity Meg Phelps at

Classes for Children

Our debut summer 2018 studio art program for children has ended. Check back soon for a schedule of upcoming fall classes, or scroll to the bottom of this page and join our mailing list to have class information delivered straight to your inbox!

Classes for Adults

Explore your creative side! The Cole Creativity Center's summer 2018 studio art program for adults (ages 16 and over) offers courses in a variety of media and topics, from one-time workshops to in-depth series. Courses are led by professional teaching artists and are designed for beginners as well as seasoned artists. Adult classes are open to all persons aged 16 and over. The price of each course varies and space is limited. Select a course below for more information and to register online. Online registration is preferred. Alternatively, please download a registration form using the link below and return your completed form and payment by mail.

Click here to download the Adult Summer Studio Art Program Registration Form

Women Create! (Ages 16 and over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Wednesday, August 8, 2018: 7pm to 9pm

Teaching Artist: Mary-Gail King

Cost: $35.00 per class

Collage Essentials (Ages 16 and over)

Class Date(s)/Times:
Thursday, July 19, 2018: CLASS FULL
Thursday, August 16, 2018: 12pm to 2pm

Teaching Artist: Karen Browdy

Cost: $35.00 per class

Ceramics as Personal Sculpture (Ages 16 and Over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Saturday, August 11, 2018: 10am to 1pm

Teaching Artist: Marianne McGrath

Cost: $40.00 per class

Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates (Ages 16 and Over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Session I: Friday, August 24, 2018: 7pm to 9pm (making plates)
Session II: Saturday, August 25, 2018: 7pm to 9pm (printmaking)

Teaching Artist: Gail Herscher

Cost: $80.00 for the 2-part series