Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science
303 Potrero St., Suite 7A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

PH: (831) 345-9893

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Classes

Home School and After-school Classes

Art and science classes at Seven Directions Institute are offered September 17th - May 31st. All classes run weekly on a month to month payment schedule. Enrollment is ongoing.

Classes are available in drawing, painting, digital photography, animation and sculpture. KidStudio, our unique student led program, offers kids the chance to blend all the materials and tools at Seven Directions into one creative adventure. Additionally, Seven Directions offers thematic classes geared to teens, and home school kids. Classes are available for kids 4 and older.

Please use the class descriptions below to learn more about our diverse class offerings. To view a full schedule of all our programs offered, use our calendar schedule.

If this is your first time signing up for one of our programs, please complete and submit our one-time registration form first.
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When you are ready to sign up for our programs, you may pay online using our convenient Paypal cart system. Add each class to your cart then click view cart or add to cart to check out. A paypal account is not required to use your credit card.

Animal ArtHomeschool

Animal Art

Animal Art focuses on the beauty found in nature, from the bright and vibrant colors of the parrots to the shiny scales and textures of the reptiles living at the studio. Students will have the rare opportunity to interact with a variety of the over 75 live animals at our studio while they create artwork representing what they see and observe. This class focuses on drawing and painting technique while learning about nature and animals.

Recommended ages 4-7
MONDAYS -
1:00PM-3:00PM

Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Advanced Anime Academy

Learn to draw and paint like a Japanese Manga artist! This class will focus on learning about different types of Japanese animation, and students will produce works of art inspired by their favorite books and shows. Students will learn to create original characters that boast their own sense of style, by focusing on the basic foundation of drawing the human figure. Students will learn about the history of Japanese animation, and work with tools like brush pens and ink to realize their style.

Recommended ages 9-14
MONDAYS -
4:00PM-6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

PokemonPokemon

Pokemon

Learn about all the different Pokemon and how to draw them! We will be creating our own Pokemon and designing Pokemon cards! We will have Pokemon card trading break time and learn and interact with live animals (our own living, breathing Pokemon!) Class will utilize traditional drawing mediums, digital painting and stop motion animation!

Recommended ages 7-11
TUESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

How it Works: Intro to Engineering

Students will be working in small groups and given a challenge each week (ex: how can we build a device that can move this marble from the table up into the cup? How can we create an invention that moves all of the water out of this bucket to fill all of these cups?) This class will focus on engineering, design, re-design, how engineering can help solve challenges in society and teamwork.

Recommended ages 6 - 11
WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Biology/Ecology

We will be learning all about life and our environment around us! We will be observing, learning and studying a variety of life forms from tiny microscopic germs to large blue whales! This class will include a combination of science experiments, work sheets and art projects geared to help us better understand the world around us.

Recommended ages 7 - 11
WEDNESDAYS 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Biology/Ecology

We will be learning all about life and our environment around us! We will be observing, learning and studying a variety of life forms from tiny microscopic germs to large blue whales! This class will include a combination of science experiments, work sheets and art projects geared to help us better understand the world around us.

Recommended ages 7 - 11
THURSDAY 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Meet the Masters

A focused step by step art class that introduces a variety of art styles by studying classical artists and their techniques. Students will be completing small paintings each week in a new style while learning about the history of the artist we are studying.

Recommended ages 7 - 11
THURSDAY 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Jr. Open StudioJr. Open Studio

Jr. Open Studio

Open studio is available for any students ages 4yrs -9yrs to come in and work on a variety of projects. There will be 6 stations set up each with a different art supply and project. Students can drop in for any amount of time between 3PM - 6PM to work on a project of their choice from painting and drawing to animation or mixed media and sculpting. Great to finish school projects or try out new art materials on a personal project. Students will have access to all art supplies including our library of stock photography and drawing books as well as the computer lab for digital art.

Recommended ages 6 - 10
THURSDAY 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Science AnatomyFirst Friday Field Trips

First Friday Field Trips

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Study StudioOpen Studio

Advanced Open Studio

Open studio is available for any students ages 10yrs - 16yrs to come in and work on a variety of projects. There will be 4 stations set up each with a different art supply. Students can drop in for any amount of time between 2PM - 6PM to work on a project of their choice from painting and drawing to animation or photography and Photoshop. Wood burning and sewing projects available if students are interested! Great to finish school projects or try out new art materials on a personal project. Students will have access to all art supplies including our library of stock photography and drawing books as well as the computer lab for digital art or research on the internet.

Recommended ages 10 - 18
FRIDAYS - Anytime 2:00PM-6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Custom Classes

Custom classes are available for groups of 8 or more students. Customize a lesson plan to meet your group's interests. Select from a wide range of projects! Please call or email for details and availability.