Now at the CAW

Community Art Workshops

Learn from some of Santa Barbara’s most exciting art teachers and mentors and create in community at the Community Arts Workshop.

Classes begin January 27, and options are available throughout February and March 2019 

At the CAW In our second semester of Community Art Workshops we are offering classes that refresh and inspire, that teach new ways of attention, ideation, communication, and emotional nuance. This second semester we’ve got classes in poetry, storytelling, drawing, public art, and imagination. 


100% of our first semester of students said they would recommend the program to others. 89% of them rated the quality of teaching 5/5 (“Excellent”) and the other 11% gave it 4/5. 


Come be a part of it. We’ve got eight week classes, four week classes, and drop-in classes, all at different times to fit around your schedule. We offer scholarships. 

Participants last time said:


  • “I felt truly stretched... it was amazing to feel myself growing in the process and seeing how other class members were growing in leaps and bounds.”

  • “Wonderful project which inspires art and community connection. It is a gift to listen to other peoples’ stories, to learn from experts in town, and be a part of community work.”

  • “This was a community building experience for each of us. Phenomenal.”


Come take a class!

Orr Redko Presents:

Laughing Nomad Comedy

Saturday, January 18, 7pm — 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

Tickets $20 Advance Purchase, $25 at the door

Grab your significant other, friends, neighbors, hairdresser, mailman, and the NSA agent assigned to watch you and come in for a night of laughing so hard your face will be sore!

Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door (cards only, no cash). 

Found Create Presents:

Children's Art Classes

A space dedicated to supporting the development of children through artistic learning.

Classes begin March 5.

This 8 week session is focused on helping children build a strong relationship between themselves and the studio space by establishing an art practice. The class will focus on various artists work and is heavily material based.

  • For children age 7-12 years old

  • Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm, March 5, 12,19, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

  • $200 for 8 week session.

To register or with questions contact teaching artist Emily Murray at, (805) 895-1134.


Emily Murray has 14 years of experience teaching art to children in non-profits, art museums, the United States, Tanzania, and India.  She has a bachelors in Art Education from California State University Chico. Enthusiasm and creativity are contagious and she hopes to share this with all her students. 

The CAW is a project of the

Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

Non-profit Tax ID: 27-3262168

The Community Arts Workshop is funded in part by the Organizational Development Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.