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

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.

Personal Bookmaking: Japanese Binding (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Teaching Artist: Gail Hercher

Cost: $40.00 per person

The Magic of Mandalas (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Teaching Artist: Lynne Okun

Cost: $40.00 per person

Women Create (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Teaching Artist: Mary-Gail King

Cost: $35.00 per person

Watercolor on Canvas (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Teaching Artist: Wana Klasen

Cost: $45.00 per person

Digital Drawing and Painting (Ages 16+)

Dates/Times: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Teaching Artist: Anita McLaughlin

Cost: $65.00 per person (includes both sessions)

Introduction to Linoleum Prints (Ages 16+)

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Teaching Artist: Matilda Morrison

Cost: $85.00 per person (includes both sessions, plus a tool set and linoleum blocks that each student will take home)

Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates (Ages 16+)

Dates/Times: Friday, March 22, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Teaching Artist: Gail Hercher

Cost: $85.00 per person (includes both 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 where art creates community.