Classes at the Santa Paula Art Museum

The Santa Paula Art Museum now offers creative classes for children, teens, and adults! Teaching artists lead students in hands-on art projects where they are introduced to various art materials, concepts and techniques, and build skills through creative and engaging activities. Courses are offered year-round at the Santa Paula Art Museum with the lineup of classes changing quarterly. 

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 ext. 104, or email Curator of Creativity Meg Phelps at

Waitlist: If you find that a class that you’d like to register for is sold out, you can add your name to a waitlist. Click here to add your name to a waitlist. We will contact you in the event that a spot in the class opens up, or if we offer that particular class again in the future.

Classes for Adults (Ages 16+)

The Santa Paula Art Museum's adult studio art program 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. All skill levels are welcome and all supplies are provided in every class. Adult classes are open to all persons age 16 and over. The price of each course varies and space is limited. Pre-registration is required for every class and online registration is preferred. Select a course below for more information and to register online. Having trouble registering online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554.

Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates (Ages 16+)

Dates/Times: THIS IS A TWO-PART CLASS on Saturday March 23, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Teaching Artist: Gail Hercher

Cost: $85.00 per person (includes both sessions)

Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: THIS IS A TWO-PART CLASS on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Teaching Artist: Kasia Lisowska

Cost: $80.00 per person (includes both sessions)

Buttonhole Bookmaking (Ages 16+)

Dates/Times: Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Teaching Artist: Gail Hercher

Cost: $40.00 per person

Watercolor Intensive (Ages 16+)

Dates/Times: THIS IS A THREE-PART COURSE on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, and Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Teaching Artist: Wana Klasen

Cost: $120.00 per person for all three sessions

Gift a Class Credit

Purchase a class credit in any amount and gift it to a friend or family member! They’ll be able to use it towards the purchase of a spot in any of the Museum’s upcoming classes on a date that works for them. Most of the Museum’s one-time classes are $40.00 per person, but you can purchase a class credit in any amount. Once we are notified of your purchase, we’ll send you and/or your recipient a unique code that can be used to register for a class online or by telephone. We can also send you a gift certificate with this information. Just let us know what you prefer under “special instructions” during checkout. Click on the button below to purchase a class credit.

Gift a Class Credit

*You’ll be asked to “donate” at the end of the checkout process, but rest assured that you are purchasing a class credit. PLEASE NOTE: Class credits are non-refundable, cannot be returned or exchanged for any other goods or services, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

The Santa Paula Art Museum’s 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 creates community.