Arts and Music

Arts

Art duJour
www.artdujour.org/
1013 Cedar St. (x street is Locust in downtown Santa Cruz)
621-0672
Offers various themed one-time or series classes, with a free First Friday event, and classes for 5 and up, 9 and up, teens, adults, and all ages together

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
www.ccscc.org/
Provides support for local art and artists, Open Studios Weekends, SPECTRA artist teachers for local schools, resources for artists, special events, and directory.

Cultural Council Spectra Artist Teacher Directory
www.ccscc.org/index.php/spectra-search.html
Search for artists who contract with schools and/or for those who are available for the general community.

The Fábrica Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop
http://thefabrica.wordpress.com/
703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Take low-cost or free classes or use this “community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, and Bookbinding among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants.”

Friday Shakespeare Club of Santa Cruz
www.kollos.com/shakespeare.html
Join this womens’ club and share readings, discussions, plays, speakers, movie viewings, and events relating to the works of Shakespeare.

The Golden Fleece
www.thegoldenfleece.com
317 Potrero Street Santa Cruz
831-426-1425

Metro Santa Cruz
www.metrosantacruz.com
Read online about music & nightlife, movies, the arts, and news and features or check out their weekly newspaper.

Mountain Arts Center
www.mountainartcenter.org/
Classes for all ages and in all mediums, as well as art exhibitions.

Pine Mountain Arts
www.pinemountainarts.org/
Contact: Bodo Langen at 831-425-3623 or cell  650-248-6831
“Pine Mountain Arts is an independent institute where adults and home schooling and other children of all ages can experience the fruits of Rudolf Steiner’s curriculum in a nature based environment. Most classes are conducted in the tranquil forested mountains and meadows of Big Basin near the Pacific coast, north of Davenport.”

Poetry Santa Cruz
www.baymoon.com/~poetrysantacruz
Offers local author info, archived interviews, book info and purchase, resources, and events such as readings, with open mic for youth and adult poets.

Scribbles Institute
http://scribblesinstitute.com/
Classes offered for middle-school, high-school, and adult students, including “Draw the Moment,” Object Drawing workshop, and Concept Sketching.

Santa Cruz Crafters Studio
www.thecraftersstudio.com
504 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
831-421-9605
Offers workshops for all levels in sewing, metal smithing including enameled jewelry glass bead making, knitting, screen printing, kids craft parties, craft kits for sale and more!

TechShop
www.techshop.ws/
120 Independence Drive, Menlo Park, CA
Toll Free: 800-640-1975  or  Local Phone: 650-521-9027
Offers memberships for families and adults for full use of workshop and wide range of tools and equipment; also offers classes to teach you how to use the tools and equipment as you need them. Shops scheduled to open in Fall 2010 in San Jose and San Francisco.

Music and Dance

Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus
www.topsy.org/chorus
Adult Chorus, with training and performances.

Community Music Schools Guide to Group Classes and Activities
www.communitymusicschool.org/group_classes
Variety of classes, workshops, camps, and activities for children, teens, and adults.

International Academy of Dance
http://iadance.com/
320 Encinal St. (Near Costco) Santa Cruz, CA
Offers adult classes in: Ballet, Zumba, Pilates, Jazz & Belly Dance. “Drop-ins always welcome!” Also offers professional children’s dance classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical dance.

Motion Pacific
www.motionpacific.com/index.html
Classes offered across various dance genres, “bringing traditional, street, folk and contemporary dance to the theatre and streets” for dancers and choreographers, of all ages and levels.

Mountain Music for Everyone! A Family Tradition
www.playingbyear.com
Individuals or families can earn to play by ear with this particular technique and low-cost guidebook.  Info on the site about local classes, community music events, free lyrics to 400 traditional songs, and products for sale.

Santa Cruz World Choir and Orchestra
http://santacruzworldchoir.com/contact.htmlsantacruzworldchoir.com/
831-521-3470 or email at: info@santacruzworldchoir.com.
Offers a new option for music education (choir or orchestra) in a group setting, for high school age and older adults. Family members are encouraged to join together.  Minimal singing experience is required to audition, and skills training will be included in each rehearsal.

Singing Wood Marimba Centre
www.singingwoodmarimba.com/HomePage.php
(831) 427-2097
Holds classes for adults (age 14+) from beginning level to experienced, as well as an introductory workshop for children ages 8-13.  Watch their video and check out other introductory and 3-class trial offers.

Threshold Choir
www.thresholdchoir.org
Volunteer all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling with living or dying including newborns in intensive care and offer this service for free. Volunteers meet in the Bay Area twice monthly for practice.

Vau de Vire Circus and Dance Institute
http://vaudeviresociety.com/?page_id=1144
Offers private instruction in Aerial Tissu, Aerial Trapeze, Aerial Silks, Aerial Lyra (hoop), Dance Techniques, Hula Hooping, Parkour, Stage Combat, Acrobatics, Contortion

Visit Santa Cruz – Online Guide to Performing Arts
www.visitsantacruzcounty.com/arts/performing_arts.php
Upcoming events, venues.