A little creative haven in downtown Santa Cruz
Need a place to de-stress, tap in to your creative side, and meet some other crafty folks? Dream Maker Creative is a do-it-yourself arts and crafts studio where you can get create in the company of others who share the maker spirit. For the experienced crafter, we're the craft room you wish you had at home: well stocked, comfortable, and roomy enough for your friends! For those that don't make crafting a regular hobby, we take away the intimidation factor with guided instruction and make it easy to try something new with less time and investment.
We offer a variety of classes for children and adults, including school break camps. Or join us for drop-in crafting days where you can choose from a variety of projects, some of which change on a monthly basis so there's always something fresh or seasonal.
News and Events
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What We Offer
Drop-in Pop Culture Crafts
Once per month, we feature crafts for all the fan girls and boys out there. These sessions are geared towards kids ages 6-12, but adult fans are welcome to join. Themes have or will include: Minecraft, Pokemon, Harry Potter, DC/Marvel, Moana, Star Wars, and more. View our calendar for scheduled dates.
On Friday and Sunday afternoons, we open the studio for drop-in. Come on your own or bring a friend. We've got a variety of projects to choose from, with customization options to make it uniquely yours. Learn More about how drop-in works and project options.
Don't want to clean your house? We feel you. Have your party in our studio instead! We can rent you the studio for a 2-hour minimum and you do the rest, or we can do an all inclusive package that includes craft projects, decorations, food, etc. Contact Us to discuss and check availability.
Tech Education for Artists and Makers
Want to learn more about online promotion and sales for your arts and crafts? We offer classes and consulting to help you with your e-commerce website, online marketplaces (like Etsy), social media, email marketing and more.
Room Rental & Guest Teaching
Need a fun space to host your book club, board meeting, or small meetup group? Or maybe you're itching to to teach an arts or crafts class of your own and need a classroom space and marketing support to get students enrolled in your course. Learn about the options we have for you.
Find or Contact Us!
Dream Maker Creative at the Santa Cruz Arts Center
1001 Center Street, Suite 2
Santa Cruz, CA 95060