Enrichment Classes & Clubs

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831-359-0850
Art Factory
Address: 9099 Soquel Dr,
Redwood Village,
Aptos
95003
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Classes for kids and adults, with small class sizes and both virtual, indoor and outdoor environments to learn and create
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Art Factory

We are an all ages art studio located in the Historic Redwood Village of Aptos. Here you will find a range of classes for kids and adults, with small class sizes and both indoor and outdoor environments to learn and create. Art Factory instructors bring cross curricular experience to art education, using art as a medium to explore everything from history to mathematics to science. With an emphasis on art history, technique and creative expression, students will develop or expand their art practice. Use our classes to enrich your child’s education or for your own creative retreat.

Summer Camp Classes: Fiber Arts, Enchanted Gardens, 4th of July Parade Camp, Birds Around the World, Ultimate Comics & Legos, Cats!Cats!Cats! Tiny World: Miniature Creations, Art for the County Fair, Extreme Cuteness: Baby Animals

With an early love for Art and Art Education, Yvette began her formal education in Philadelphia, starting as a high school student attending Moore College of Art. She went on to receive her Degree in Visual Communications & Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and soon after, received her BFA & K-12 Art Teaching Certification from Rosemont College, PA.

Yvette has been giving art lessons to adults & children since 1990. Her guiding passion is bringing art into the lives of her students. You will also find her teaching art at the Cabrillo College Stroke Center and at Santa Cruz Montessori. When not in the studio/classroom, Yvette continues her freelance career as a technical illustrator and commercial artist.

Join us at The Art Factory for our 13th year of extraordinary art camp! Camps are 1 week long and meet for 2 hours per day, June  through August.  We have countless themes for three separate age groups: 5-7, 8-12, 12-17

WELCOME! WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU.

https://www.artfactorystudios.com/booking-new

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831-688-8862
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Black Oak Wilderness School
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Outdoor Leadership, Wilderness Survival, and Traditional Skills
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Classes for teens, adults, and families wanting to explore new ways to engage in nature and outdoor adventures.

Black Oak Wilderness School has expert instructors teaching survival skills, leadership, natural sciences, blacksmithing, bow making, archery, animal tracking, bird language, backpacking, bike shop and more!

heck out our Fox Walkers Teen Rites of Passage program for students grades 9-12. Fox Walkers meet once per month to go camping and learn what it means to become independent and confident adults who care for the environment.

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Cartooning Classes for Kids
Address: 317 Hames Hollow, Aptos, CA
95003
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Cartooning Classes for Kids

Specializing in cartooning classes for kids of all ages, Kiwi Studios owner Jon Hastings has taught cartooning for nearly three decades to hundreds of students in schools, museums and civic arts programs. His classes are geared to all levels of ability and skill and can be customized to individuals or groups.

Jon Hastings, professional cartoonist, writer and art teacher, teaches you and/or your kids the semi-honorable art of CARTOONING directly right at you in your own home through the magic of ZOOM!

FACTS:

  • Profesional toon-monkey for 27 years, teacher for 30
  • Has taught hundreds of students and the majority of them turned out OK!
  • Owns 75 Hawaiian shirts and if you want, will wear a different one for each class.
  • Has been known to tolerate children for several hours at a time.
  • Classes are $50/hour and scheduling is flexible.
  • Discount for multiple students.
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831-761-5494
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Musical Me
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Musical Me

Musical Me has been proudly serving the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties for over 20 years, bringing music into the lives and homes of families with children from birth to 8 years. When you join our program, you’re not just getting “a class”, you are embarking on a journey of music making with your little one that will produce benefits to last a lifetime. You see, here at MusicalMe, we know that music is not just for those who aspire to play in an orchestra or sing on stage, it is for EVERYONE.

Because Music Learning Supports All Learning®, we know how valuable music is to every single child, and now you do too! So give your child the lasting gift of music, and come join a class. The first one is on us!

Call/Text: 831-332-9002

Email: registrar@MusicalMe.com

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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Address: 1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
95062
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Welcome!

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has connected people to the wonders of nature for over 100 years. Located above Seabright Beach, the Museum highlights the region’s diverse plant, animal, and human communities from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We strive to fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world through an array of educational programs and exhibits focused on the natural and cultural history of our region.

Get wet — at least up to your elbows — in the touch pool, featuring live local inter-tidal plants and animals.

Framed by an enormous mural depicting everyday life in an Ohlone village, the Native Peoples of Santa Cruz exhibit explores life in Santa Cruz prior to the arrival of Europeans.

The far end of the Museum hosts many exhibits representing the ecosystems and native animal life of the Santa Cruz region. Visit the live honeybee display, giving you a peek at the inside of a working hive. A beautiful live “chocolate phase” king snake gives you a close-up view of a typical resident of the coastal California region.

On display you will find… Owls, Hawks and a Golden Eagle ~ Reptiles and Amphibians ~ Foxes and Coyotes ~ Bobcat and Mountain Lion ~ Jack Rabbits and Brush Rabbits ~ Great Blue Heron and Great Egret ~ California Quail and Hummingbirds ~ Song Birds, Nests and Calls ~ Squirrels, Raccoons and Skunks ~  Monarchs and Banana Slugs

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(831) 420-6115
SLV Swim Center
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SLV Swim Center

Our lessons and style of teaching focus on water safety, proper breathing, and having fun. We have classes ranging from baby classes to competitive training. You must pre schedule by contacting us to join the class that’s right for you.

All our classes are 1/2hr long.

Group Lessons

We have three students per instructor in our group lessons. Each lesson is a half an hour long. We schedule the students together based on skill and age.

We don’t use skill groups to schedule, instead we talk and get to know more about the student, their needs, and your schedule. We do our best to group you in the class that is the best fit for the swimmer so you always get a great class.

Contact us now!

Phone: Call or Text (831)278-0139       Email: slvswimcenter@yahoo.com

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SPCA Summer Camp
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Before Registering for Camp:

  • Please click the FAQ tab of our Humane Education page to get some basic information about camp that may answer some of the questions you have.
  • Please make sure your student is in the appropriate camp week, which is based on age group.
  • Please call us first if you have a student who suffers from animal allergies to determine if it is safe for them to attend camp.
  • Each camp week is essentially the same so please be aware of that if you are signing up for more than one week.
  • If registering for someone else please make sure all of that person’s contact information is in the registration as we will need to be in contact with them.
  • We recommend our camp for students under the age of 12.  If your student is 12 or older they can sign up to be a camp counselor with us.  Contact Sydney Lindquist at sydney@spcasc.org
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Violin 4 Kids
Address: 130 Echo Street Santa Cruz
95060
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Violin for Kids

 

Fun, affordable Violin and Viola lessons from a world travelled musician (Speakeasy String Quartet, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st6lyPPJKUQ) and published arranger whose family is steeped in string playing (cousin of Violinist and Curtis Institute Director Efrem Zimbalist, and of Lisa Gutkin, Violinist of the Klezmatics).

Just moved to Santa Cruz from Silicon Valley, string teacher at Bridgepoint Music in Menlo Park for seven years. Over 20 years total of teaching experience specializing in young beginners ranging to adults. Stress not only on playing but also on Music Theory and music history as an integral part of lessons. I aspire to the gentle, patient teaching style of my childhood teacher, Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic in Brooklyn. Lessons taught either on the internet or in outdoor, distanced settings.

David Laurence Zimbalist (Violin4kids.com) is from New York, and has a very artistic family, which includes: Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. and Alma Gluck, founders of Curtis Institute, the actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Stephanie Zimbalist, Grammy Award-winning Violinist Lisa Gutkin (the Klezmatics) and Academy Award-winning movie Producer Sam Zimbalist.

David Zimbalist studied Viola, Violin and chamber music for ten years with Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic, Ltd., in Brooklyn, New York. He continued studies in California at UC Santa Cruz with Roy Malan and Ruth Freeman, Concertmaster and First Violist, respectively, of the San Francisco Ballet. He also took advanced music theory with composer and George Crumb biographer David Cope.

Zimbalist attended Graduate School at UCLA in Historical Musicology to research the Viola D’Amore, and studied this instrument with Dr. Daniel Thomasson, President of the International Viola D’Amore Society. He has toured the United States and Europe as violist with productions of The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, and as violinist with Peter Pan.

Zimbalist formed The Speakeasy String Quartet to specialize in his note-for-note transcription arrangements of early jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. Their first CD, Rumble Seat Music, was produced by Academy Award-nominated Sound Designer Ren Klyce (Fight Club). The group has performed to standing ovations at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival. Zimbalist’s arrangements and musicological research has also been featured in Strings Magazine.

David Zimbalist is also a music educator with over 20 years experience teaching children age 4 through adults.

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347-495-6342