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 community gathering space for people to unwind and let the creative juices flow. Whether you already consider yourself a crafter or maker, or swear that you don't have a creative bone in your body, we've got something just for you. We offer a variety of classes for children and adults, plus open-studio times where you can use our tools and supplies or work from one of our project kits. Or book our space for a private party.
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 Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoon/evenings, we open the studio for drop-in. Come on your own or bring a friend. We've got a number of project kits to choose from, or use our supplies and tools to invent something of your own. 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