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 creativity@santapaulaartmuseum.org.


Classes for Children

The Summer Studio Art Program for children will introduce various materials, concepts, and techniques designed to challenge a child’s imagination and ability while providing opportunities for playful exploration. Children's courses are organized by age group and limited to 15 students per class to allow for more individualized instruction. Each week-long course meets for 90 minutes on five consecutive days for a total cost of $85.00 per week. 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 Summer Studio Art Program Registration Form

Summer Studio Art Program - Recycled Rainbow (Ages 3-5)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 2018: 8:30am to 10am

This is a class for children ages 3-5.

Cost: $85.00 per week

Summer Studio Art Program - Clay Characters (Ages 6-8)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 2018: 10:30am to 12pm

This is a class for ages 6-8.

Cost: $85.00 per week

Summer Studio Art Program - Drawing and Painting (Ages 9-11)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 2018: 12:30pm to 2pm

This is a class for ages 9-11.

Cost: $85.00 per week

Summer Studio Art Program - Big and Small Things (Ages 6-8)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018: 8:30am to 10am

This is a class for ages 6-8.

Cost: $85.00 per week

Summer Studio Art Program - Geo-Me-Tree (Ages 3-5)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018: 10:30am to 12pm

This is a class for ages 3-5.

Cost: $85.00 per week

Summer Studio Art Program - Printmaking (Ages 12-14)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018: 12:30pm to 2pm

This is a class for ages 12-14.

Cost: $85.00 per week


Classes for Adults

Explore your creative side! The Summer 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

Creative Journaling with Pen and Ink (Ages 16 and Over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Friday, June 29, 2018: 7pm to 9pm

Teaching Artist: Lala Konrath

Cost: $35.00 per class

Women Create! (Ages 16 and over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Wednesday, July 11, 2018: 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018: 7pm to 9pm

Teaching Artist: Mary-Gail King

Cost: $35.00 per class

Creative Family Yoga

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Wednesday, July 18, 2018: 10am to 11am
Wednesday, July 25, 2018: 10am to 11am
Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 10am to 11am
Wednesday, August 8, 2018: 10am to 11am

Teaching Artist: Stefanie Malaves

Cost: $20.00 per class (for 1 adult + 1 child)

Collage Essentials (Ages 16 and over)

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

Teaching Artist: Karen Browdy

Cost: $35.00 per class

Introduction to Clay: Inside High-Fire Ceramics (Ages 16 and Over)

Class Date(s)/Time(s):
Session I: Saturday, July 21, 2018: 9am to 12pm
Session II: Saturday, July 28, 2018: 9am to 12pm
Session III: Saturday, August 4, 2018: 9am to 12pm
Session IV: Saturday, August 11, 2018: 9am to 12pm

Teaching Artist: Nate Pidduck

Cost: $145.00 for the 4-part series

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