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

Phone: (831) 713-9392

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Classes

Fall Semester Classes 2022

Semester Dates:
September 12, 2022 through December 16, 2022

(13 Weeks of Instruction)

Classes will be held in-person while it is safe to do so. Classes may be switched to being held virtually at any time, and there are no refunds for classes that need to be held virtually. Please see our Refund Policy for further details. Payment is required either by cash, credit/debit card, check or purchase order one full calendar week before the class or program begins for a registration to be valid, and for the student's spot to be held in the class. Class fee is billed monthly. Thank you for your understanding.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Open Studio

Drop kids off for fun, friendship and learning! Children have free choice between a variety of different activities each day including: Art, sensory activities, science explorations, story time & hands on activities and games. Each class will start with a creative drawing challenge and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

HOMESCHOOL: Meets academic standards and includes documented learning samples sent home every class

Recommended ages 5-8
MONDAYS 9:00AM - 11:00AM
$160 per month / $510 fall 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 Open Studio

Cartooning for Kids

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Playful yoga and non-religious mindfulness activities and games designed to help children center, be present, have better body awareness, & increase their ability to focus & self regulate. Each class starts with physical centering through yoga and stretching and ends with a guided relaxation and focused mindfulness practice, as well as exploring different breathing techniques and a wide range of hands on mindfulness activities.

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 5-8
MONDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM
$80 per month / $250 fall 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 Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Science

Beginning Anime Art

Let's learn to draw Anime art in this unique class for beginners! Learn how to create cute critters, cool characters and elaborate expressions on your characters! Together, we will explore the basics of anime anatomy, amazing huge eyes, and fun hairstyles. Each class day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Recommended ages 7-10
MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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 Beginning Anime Art

Science

Meet The Masters

Explore the art and lives of some of history's greatest artists! For each artist, students will learn the story of the artist's life and influences, get to know their art and will explore a series of art projects inspired by that artist and their work. A fun way to expand your creative limits, explore new styles and express your personal artistic style in different and interesting ways.


Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 8-13
MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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 Meet The Masters

Science

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness

Teen mindfulness focuses on stress relief through practical and hands-on non-religious activities to help them be healthier, happier and more successful. Each class starts with physical centering through yoga and stretching and ends with a guided relaxation and focused mindfulness practice, as well as exploring different breathing techniques and a wide range of hands on mindfulness activities.


Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 13-17
MONDAYS 6:30PM - 7:30PM
$80 per month / $250 fall 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 Teen Yoga & Mindfulness

Tuesday

Science

All About Animals! Ecology

Explore the habitat, environment, behavior and diet of a new animal every week, and learn to draw it. Instructor will choose bizarre and amazing animals from all over the world to share with the students. The last 30 minutes of class will be Animal Time, where we hold a live animal from our studio!

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

HOMESCHOOL: Meets academic standards and includes documented learning samples sent home every class

Recommended ages 6-9
TUESDAYS 9:00AM - 10:30AM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Tuesday All About Animals

Science

Let's Build It!

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!

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

HOMESCHOOL: Meets academic standards and includes documented learning samples sent home every class

Recommended ages 6-9
TUESDAYS 11:00AM - 1:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Tuesday Let's Build It

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!

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Recommended ages 10-13
TUESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Tuesday Pokemon Art Club

Wednesday

Chemistry

Science Explorers, Outer Space!

Learn all about space in this semester long exploration of the solar system, its planets, black holes and more through interactive hands on activities, experiments and art projects. Take home concrete learning samples that meet required standards for science and art. Science Explorers is an ongoing class that will continue in Spring with a different theme each semester.

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

HOMESCHOOL: Meets academic standards and includes documented learning samples sent home every class

Recommended ages 7-10
WEDNESDAYS 9:00AM - 11:00AM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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 Science Explorers

Open Studio

Children have free choice between a variety of different activities each day including art projects, science discovery, sensory activities & games. Each session will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

HOMESCHOOL: Meets academic standards and includes documented learning samples sent home every class

Recommended ages 7-10
WEDNESDAYS 11:30AM - 1:30PM
$160 per month / $510 fall 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 Open Studio

Anime

Yoga & Mindfulness for Happier, Healthier Kids

Learn through hands-on movement, yoga, interactive mindfulness activities and non-religious guided meditations to help kids be happier, healthier and more successful. Each class starts with physical centering through yoga and stretching and ends with a guided relaxation and focused mindfulness practice, as well as exploring different breathing techniques and a wide range of hands on mindfulness activities.

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 9-12
WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM-3:00PM
$80 per month / $250 per 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 Yoga & Mindfulness for Healthy Kids

Anime

Teen Open Studio

Make art, make friends and interact with our resident animals! An open space for teens to explore their own creative interests with the support of an experienced artist instructor. Come with an idea of what you want to create or choose from a series of inspiring suggestions from the instructor and utilize our artist grade materials, models and references to bring your ideas to life. Build skills, express yourself and develop your own artistic style in a flexible environment with like minded teens.

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 11-17
WEDNESDAYS 4:00PM-6:00PM
$160 per month / $510 per 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 Teen Open Studio

Thursday

Chemistry

Intermediate Anime Art

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 using the finest art materials available, such as alcohol based brush tip markers and fineliners. I will show you how to draw everything about Anime characters; faces, hair, funny expressions, bizarre companions and crazy costumes!

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Recommended ages 10-13
THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Thursday Intermediate Anime Art

Chemistry

Animal Art!

Learn exciting facts and true stories about a new animal every week, and learn to draw it! Instructor will choose amazing animals from all over the world to share with the students and support them in creating art in a variety of mediums. The last 30 minutes of each class will be Animal Time, where we hold a live animal from our studio!

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 5-9
THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 5:30PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Thursday Animal Art

Friday

Chemistry

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!

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Recommended ages 13+
FRIDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
$140 per month / $450 fall 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

Friday Advanced Anime Art

Chemistry

LGBTQIA+ Teen Hangout

Join us 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. Students are encouraged to share and express themselves however they like, or just listen to each other.

Mentor Instructor: Margaret Hawkins

Recommended ages 13+
FRIDAYS 6:30PM - 8:00PM
$20 recommended donation per class / $80 recommended donation per month

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

USD

Every other Saturday

Chemistry

Meet the Masters for Adults!

By popular demand, our Meet The Masters class is now available as a bi-monthly class for Adults! Explore the art and lives of some of history's greatest artists! For each artist, students will learn the story of the artist's life and influences, get to know their art and will explore art projects inspired by that artist and their work. A fun way to expand your creative limits, explore new styles and express your personal artistic style in different and interesting ways. All materials provided.


*PLEASE NOTE: Meet The Masters for Adults starts late October and meets every other Saturday. Class dates for Fall Semester are: 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Age 18+
Every other Saturday 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$90 per month / $220 fall 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

Saturday Meet The Masters for Adults

First Sunday of Every Month

Chemistry

Beauty Beyond The Binary: Gender Affirming Workshops for Teens

A safe space for Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, and other Gender Queer teens to explore gender expression in ways that affirm their true identity and to build community. Each workshop will offer instruction in gender affirming makeup techniques for all gender expressions from a professional makeup artist with years of experience supporting trans adults of all genders with makeup skills, and a free clothing swap.

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Recommended ages 13+
First Sunday of Every Month 5:00PM - 7:00PM
$15 recommended donation per class (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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

USD

Third Sunday of Every Month

Chemistry

Adult Makeup Workshops

Join us for a fun night of adult community building, fun and creative self expression while learning a variety of makeup skills from a professional makeup artist. Each workshop will focus on a different makeup theme and all are appropriate for any skill level, including those who have never done makeup before. Please note the materials list for each workshop will be listed with that classes theme on the website.

Fall themes:

  • October: 1950's Glamour a la Marilyn Monroe
  • November: Smokey Eye Soft or Dramatic
  • December: Holiday Party Shimmer

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Age 18+
Third Sunday of Every Month 5:30PM - 7:30PM
$45 per class / $135 per 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

Adult Makeup Workshop

Seven Directions Institute Refund Policy:

At this time, requested refunds can only be made in the form of a future credit for classes and programs at Seven Directions. By registering for a Seven Directions program and making a payment, you agree to there being no refunds in the case that a class is switched to being held virtually due to Covid-19 safety protocols.

In the event that a class is cancelled due to the instructor being unable to attend, you may request a refund, which will be given via cash or credit at the customer's discretion.

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