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

Phone: (831) 818-7218

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Classes

Winter/Spring Semester Classes 2021

Winter/Spring Semester classes will start Monday, January 4th, 2021 and run until May 21st, 2021. All of the classes you see listed on the website will be meeting virtually. We use Zoom software, which you can download here. We will resume in-person classes as soon as it is safe to do so!

Project Packs containing all of the materials your child needs to participate in the class will be made available during specific dates and times. Each class will have a materials fee to participate. Students CAN participate without a Project Pack, if you choose to get sufficient materials yourself.

Please use the class descriptions below to learn more about our diverse class offerings. To view the weekly schedule, use our calendar!

Seven Directions Institute is a safe space for students of color and LGBTQ+ students. We strive to make sure every student goes by their desired pronouns and name. Overt and covert discrimination is not tolerated in any form.

Monday

Science

Lego Math

Let’s build with legos to learn math concepts! We’ll utilize fun and colorful lego bricks to learn about multiplication, division, fractions and more! There will also be mathematical building challenges! We will cover concepts from 2nd~3rd grade math. At the end of each class, the instructor will bring out a live animal from our studio to show and talk about!

Recommended ages 6-8
MONDAYS 11:00am - 12:30am
$30 per class/$120 per month
One-time material fee of $30 for the entire semester.

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

Monday - Lego Math
Cartooning for Kids

Let’s Make a Comic Book

Let’s draw, write and complete a comic book together, step by step in this cartooning class! Each week we will focus on a new aspect of comic book creation, including designing our main and side characters, a template for the panels, dialogue and a plot! This class aims to empower students with visual storytelling skills like writing, planning and drawing scenes. Each student will be able to make a unique comic with their own characters and creatures by the end of the semester. It is strongly encouraged that students start from the beginning of this class to enjoy the full benefit of the lessons!

Recommended ages 9-12
MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$30 per class/$120 per month
One-time material fee of $40 for the entire semester.

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

Monday - Let's Make a Comic Book

Tuesday

Life Drawing

STEM Engineering Adventures

Focusing on a different area of Physics each month, students will be given engineering challenges and building exercises that are hands-on! A combination of freeform building and guided tinkering will broaden their understanding of practical and conceptual physics and engineering! Materials will be provided in Project Packs, which will contain everything the student needs to complete the challenge!

Recommended ages 7-10
TUESDAYS 9:00am - 10:30am
$140 a month (Project Pack included)

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

Tuesday - STEM Engineering Adventures
Science

Pokemon Art Club

Welcome to Pokemon Art Club, where students will meet others who share the same love and excitement for Pokemon! Students will keep a Pokedex journal to record a new Pokemon they encounter each week. Drawing new Pokemon, and recording interesting facts about them will help build on visualization and writing skills in a fun and engaging way! We will have a special Pokemon themed art project once a month!

Recommended ages 8-12
TUESDAYS 4:00pm - 6:00pm
$30 per class/$120 per month
$15 a month material fee

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

Tuesday - Pokemon Art Club

Wednesday

Animals

All About Animals! (Advanced)

(Intro and Advanced Classes Available)

Science and art come together in this fun and fascinating class all about animals! Each week, we will learn about an animal you may never have heard of before. Learn about its’ habitat, diet and behavior, and then learn to draw it! Each month we will focus on a new theme! The Advanced class will focus on: Deep Sea (Midnight and Abyssal Zone) Creatures, Extremophiles from around the world, Strange Raptors and Rare Reptilians!

(Advanced) Recommended ages 10-13

WEDNESDAYS  9:00am - 10:30am
$30 per class/$120 per month
There will be a one-time material fee for this class of $40 for the entire semester.

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

Wednesday - All About Animals
Chemistry

Advanced Chemistry

Starting with the different forms of matter, we will work our way through the Periodic Table and learn about how chemistry shapes all that we see around us! We will use a combination of experiments, interactive lessons, data analysis and the scientific method to explore chemistry concepts. Using NGSS guidelines, this class will help prepare your student for taking on high school level science!

Recommended ages 12-14
WEDNESDAYS 11:00am - 1pm
$30 per class/$120 per month
$15 a month material fee

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

Wednesday - Advanced Chemistry

Beginning Anime Art For Kids

(Intro and Advanced Classes Available)

What is Anime? Anime is an amazing, exaggerated style of drawing from Japan that uses large eyes, fantastic colorful hair and amazing outfits! Learn how to draw Anime art in this class for kids! Teacher Gina will show you how to draw everything about Anime characters; faces, hair, funny expressions, bizarre companions and crazy costumes! This is an intro class for kids, and no prior experience drawing Anime is needed.

(Intro) Recommended ages 8-12
WEDNESDAYS 4:00pm - 6:00pm
$30 per class/$120 per month
One-time material fee of $40 for the entire semester.

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

Wednesday - Beginning Anime For Kids

Friday

Digital Painting

Digital Painting

Learn to paint digitally on a Surface Pro tablet using Photoshop and Krita paint! Starting with the basics, we will explore common tools and tricks, and advance to completing full works of art. Students will learn how to create photorealistic paintings and stylized characters using digital art techniques. Students will need a secondary computer to use Zoom on that is not the provided drawing tablet. ***Only 5 tablet rentals available**

Recommended ages 14-17
WEDNESDAYS 1:00pm - 3:00pm
$30 per class/$120 per month
One-time $50 tablet rental fee

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

Friday - Digital Painting
Anime

Advanced Anime Academy for Teens

Learn to draw anime/manga using the highest quality art pens and inks available. Students will learn all about what techniques and tools professional mangaka (manga artists) use to produce incredible pieces of art and comics! Step-by-step instruction and freeform drawing lessons will teach students anatomy, proportions and style to produce pen and ink drawings of japanese anime characters! Please note that this is a technical drawing class recommended for teens!

Recommended ages 13+
FRIDAYS 4:00PM-6:00PM
$30 per class/$120 per month
One-time $40 material fee

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

Friday - Advanced Anime Academy

LGBTQ+ Teen Hangout!

Join us over Zoom for fun, games and topical discussions together in a safe and inclusive space. This is not a class, but a freeform, mentor-led space for LGBTQ+ teens to meet and hang out with one another while we cannot gather in person. Students are encouraged to share and express themselves however they like, or just tune in to listen to each other. The mentor will stream videos, live art and show and tell of live animals as well!

Recommended ages 13+
FRIDAYS 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sliding-scale payment
No material fee

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

Friday - LGBTQ+ Hangout - Sliding Scale Payment

Seven Directions Institute Refund Policy:

If you need to cancel your registration with us, refunds are honored only if the cancellation is made one week before class begins. Cancellations made less than one week before class/camp begins is subject to a %40 cancellation fee. Cancellations can be made by emailing sevendirectionsinfo@gmail.com. For full semester registrations: refunds can be honored only for remaining unattended classes. Refunds will be in the form of a Seven Directions Credit for future classes or camps which is non-transferrable.