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 October 3rd - 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.

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Home School

Beginning Homeschool
Our home school classes will work with a wide variety of art materials from water color and acrylic paints to oil pastel, tissue paper and gel gloss. Students will get hands on experience working with the animals and learn how to draw from observation using the live animals and hundreds of 3D models.

Recommended ages: 4-6
BEGINNING 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

Advanced Homeschool
The homeschool program offers kids a thematic, in depth art experience. Consistently, kids in this program have the opportunity to work together to make projects from a wide range of materials and disciplines. There are two home school classes. Monday 1-3 home school is geared to kids approximately 4-6 years old and the Tuesday 1-3 class is for kids 7 and older. Our home school classes will work with a wide variety of art materials from water color and acrylic paints to oil pastel, tissue paper and gel gloss. Students will get hands on experience working with the animals and learn how to draw from observation using the live animals and hundreds of 3D models. Students complete a large project every 4 weeks. Students who wish to attend classes throughout the entire Fall and Spring class program will have the option of working on larger projects.

Recommended ages: 7 and up
ADVANCED TUESDAYS -
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

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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 camp focuses on drawing and painting technique while learning about nature and animals.

Recommended ages 6-10
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

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KidStudio

Kid Studio is our popular mixed media class. Each child will explore and experiment with wide variety of materials and resources we offer. New projects are introduced regularly in short mini lessons designed to expand each child’s creative inquiry. During a typical day, students can be found making a clay sculpture, drawing from a realistic 3D model or live animal, or painting on a canvas with artist grade acrylics. The possibilities are limitless!

Recommended ages 4 - 8
TUESDAY - 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

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design and Digital Photo will focus on what it means to be a Graphic Designer. Students will create original designs and complete design assignments to print on t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, bags and posters. Students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or use one of the computers in our computer lab.

Recommended ages 10 - 18
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

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How to Draw 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 8 -12
WEDNESDAYS 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

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Jr. Open Studio

Junior 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 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. 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 4-9
THURSDAYS - 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

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. 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.