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  • Start by clicking on your class of choice from our calendar, then register and pay online.
  • We open our doors 30 minutes early so you can sign in, pick your seat, and relax!
  • No painting or crafting experience is necessary! Our instructor will guide you step by step, recreating the day's or night’s featured painting. We even hand-sketch the significant elements of your painting for you! The painting classes are about the joy of mixing colors, not a drawing class!
  • All supplies needed to create your masterpiece are included! We provide canvases, paint, brushes, aprons, and easels!
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Open DIY Workshop ~ Create What You Want!

July 22nd 11am-2pm

2100 Delaware Ave, #B Santa Cruz, CA

Artist: Kimberly Godinho

Open DIY Workshop!

Paint & Craft what you want!

All ages are welcome!

Let's tune out the day and create away! Join us for an Open Workshop at our beautiful westside Santa Cruz Art studio! Open Workshop allows you to create your paintings and crafts in a DIY fashion with written lesson plans or video tutorials. This is not a step-by-step class like the other events listed on our monthly calendar. This option also allows you to bring in your own projects or touch up projects from previous classes. Please see the options listed below! 

OPEN DIY WORKSHOP lasts from 11am-2pm. Try to get in early to get the most time out of your studio visit!

See all Open Workshop options below:

$60 ~ Paint Your Pet ~ Warhol Style (about 3 hours)

  • This option must be pre-planned for us to hand-sketch your portrait for you. Find your favorite picture of your pet and send it to us at  at least seven days before the Open Workshop. We cannot hand-sketch drop-in requests. Your portrait will be sketched onto a 12 x 12 canvas in your choice of pencil or sharpie. This option comes with a written lesson plan, and it is not a step-by-step class. However, a professional Art instructor will be on-site to set you up and answer any questions. For step-by-step events, please check out our Classes & Events page!

$55 ~ Create a Resin Pour Window with video instruction (about 2 hours)

  • Choose from our vast collection of glitters, glass gems, sand, shells, stones, tiles, and many other beautiful elements to add to your 8 x 10 window. Or feel free to bring your own elements to add to your window, such as sea glass, shells, special trinkets, or even the ashes of those who passed! Tune out the world and create your own bedazzled window. This craft is so very satisfying and makes a wonderful gift as well. This process is quite messy, and you will be happy that the mess stays at our studio! This option is not a step-by-step class. However, a professional Art instructor will be on-site to set you up and answer any questions. For step-by-step events, please check out our Classes & Events page!

$45 ~ Create a Fluid Pour Painting with video instruction (about 1-2 hours)

  • Choose from our rainbow of fluid paints, including metallics and fluorescents, to create your own pour paint design on an 11 x 14 stretched canvas! Other size options are available! These beauties are so satisfying to create, and they make a great gift as well! Be prepared to get addicted to this art form! You will be blown away by the swirls, cells, and designs created through this process. This process is extremely messy so be careful of your clothes and kiddos! You will definitely be happy to leave the mess at our studio! This option is not a step-by-step class. However, a professional Art instructor will be on-site to set you up and answer any questions. For step-by-step events, please check out our Classes & Events page!

$35 ~ Paint one of our standard paintings ~ All Supplies and instruction included! (about 2-3 hours)

  • Choose a painting from one of our many standard canvas classes in our Gallery. We will hand sketch the image for you onto a 14 x 18 stretched canvas, and you can work from a detailed written lesson plan. Please enter your painting selection in the "comments" box at checkout so we can have your canvas pre-sketched for you, and your paint colors out for you before you arrive! This option is not a step-by-step class. However, a professional Art instructor will be on-site to set you up and answer any questions. For step-by-step events, please check out our Classes & Events page!

$25 ~ Work on your own painting projects with professional art guidance!

  • Bring your own project and supplies, and receive professional art instruction for your painting, along with the use of our studio space for 3 hours! Please, no oils or toxic mediums.

$15 ~ Work on your own painting projects without guidance!

  • No room in your house? Use our studio as a workspace for only $15! This fee does not include Art advice or instruction. This studio space rental fee is for 3 hours. We have lots of room, easels, and tables for big or small pieces.

$5 ~ Work on unfinished paintings from previous classes!

  • Choose this option to finish your painting from another Open Studio or painting class held at our studio! Feel free to come in and use our studio and supplies, including paint, for only $5!

About our studio!

Our beautiful studio is located on the westside of Santa Cruz at 2100 Delaware Ave, on the corner of Delaware and Swift St! Our studio is a massive 3600 square-foot warehouse with vibrant murals, skylights, and a rolling garage-style door that we are pleased to open for you on a sunny day. We have FREE parking in our abundant parking lot and free off-street parking all along Delaware! Our studio is three blocks from the beach and one block from various coffee shops, wineries, breweries, unique stores, and eateries on Swift St. Bring your own drinks and food to enjoy while you work. We supply complimentary paper plates, cups, napkins, plastic cutlery, bottle openers, designated food tables, and a full refrigerator and microwave for your use. By Summer of 2024 we will soon be offering drinks and food options!

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Looking for a Private event?

If you are interested in booking this time frame for a private painting party, don't hesitate to contact the studio at  or (831) 431-6544 to see if anyone has signed up for the Open Workshop. If not, we can swap out the time slot for your private party!  :)  

Give the gift of creativity by purchasing Gift Certificates for the ones you love! Gift Certificates can be purchased online from our website. They do not expire and can be used toward any class. 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER CERTIFICATES 

 CHEERS!

Class Details

Event Date 07-22-2024 11:00 am
Event End Date 07-22-2024 2:00 pm
Available Seats 44
Location Santa Cruz Studio