As we launch now our fourth pilot of an arts residency teaching program, there is a collective sense that we may be emerging from a dark time, as well as many challenges still to overcome. These classes are fundamentally about refreshing and renewing the human spirit, to help us all engage and reengage in our world. 

Classes are mostly in a hybrid model, taking place online but with some sessions outdoors and socially distanced. As COVID conditions improve and regulations change we hope to increase in-person instruction. (See each class for specifics and contact teachers with questions.) Thanks to generous support from the Hazen Foundation, class fees are discounted for all, and scholarships are also available. This program is set up with working adults in mind, especially in the service and helping professions. But fundamentally these classes are for all who need them.

In our working lives we are so often told to keep our heads down, not wear our hearts on our sleeves, to keep our mouths shut. These classes offer an opportunity to speak up, to practice skills like curiosity, nuance, empathy, attention, and persistence; skills needed in these changing times. With your participation and support, we hope to continue to build this into an ongoing public service for Santa Barbarans.

Special thanks to the Hazen Foundation for their support to develop this program and provide scholarship funds. ​


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by The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative


As we launch now our fourth pilot of an arts residency teaching program, there is a collective sense that we may be emerging from a dark time, as well as many challenges still to overcome. These classes are fundamentally about refreshing and renewing the human spirit, to help us all engage and reengage in our world. 

Classes are mostly in a hybrid model, taking place online but with some sessions outdoors and socially distanced. As COVID conditions improve and regulations change we hope to increase in-person instruction. (See each class for specifics and contact teachers with questions.) Thanks to generous support from the Hazen Foundation, class fees are discounted for all, and scholarships are also available. This program is set up with working adults in mind, especially in the service and helping professions. But fundamentally these classes are for all who need them.

In our working lives we are so often told to keep our heads down, not wear our hearts on our sleeves, to keep our mouths shut. These classes offer an opportunity to speak up, to practice skills like curiosity, nuance, empathy, attention, and persistence; skills needed in these changing times. With your participation and support, we hope to continue to build this into an ongoing public service for Santa Barbarans.

Special thanks to the Hazen Foundation for their support to develop this program and provide scholarship funds. ​