Voted Best Art Instruction in Santa Cruz 2012 Gold Awards
Seven Directions Institute of Art and Science is Santa Cruz’s premiere creative center for kids. Seven Directions Institute offers art and science instruction in a lively 2000-square-foot studio with over 75 live animals and countless 3D models to inspire creativity in every student.
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Fall & Spring Program
September 14th through May 31st
Home School and
After School Classes
Art and science classes at Seven Directions Institute are offered September 17th through 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 mixed media. Classes are available to students 4 years old and older.
Create-A-Class: 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.
Try your first class for free
A free intro class is available for new students during our weekly program from September through June. Intro classes are not available during seasonal camps.
The summer camp schedule has now been posted for morning and afternoon sessions. Learn More>>.
Gift Certificates Available
Seven Directions Institute of Art and Science offers gift certificates in any quantity towards classes and camps. Contact us to arrange one.
Seven Directions now offers private or group tutoring in a wide range of subjects with our credentialed teacher, Amy Locatelli. Please call or email for availability.