Celebrating Over 20 Years of Art in Patagonia

The Tin Shed Theater is open!

We are looking forward to getting back to business!

As always, we continue to follow CDC guidelines and ask all non-vaccinated guests to wear a mask.


What We Do

We Are Artists

GOAL: To enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through art.
Art workshop series for members of the Santa Cruz Training Programs. Workshops occur monthly at the Santa Fe Ranch and Arts Center locations.

Each year our artists here at the Patagonia Creative Arts Association partner with The Santa Cruz Training Programs and The Santa Fe Ranch to deliver a series of engaging monthly workshops. This project empowers participants to realize their potential as artists, provides meaningful participation through hands-on experiences, and culminate in an exhibition to connect people with disabilities with the larger Santa Cruz County community.

Our Partners:

Our Sponsors:
The Santa Cruz Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

The Arizona Commission on the Arts

Club Theater

GOAL: To encourage respect for cultural diversity, increase self-awareness, promote teamwork and build self-esteem through artistic expression.

  • Theater-based program for children, ages 9-15 that has proven very successful for over 14 years.
  • It operates two semesters after school.
  • It uses theater performances to develop imagination, sequencing, vocabulary enrichment and reading.
  • Fridays 1:15- 4pm

***registration required space is limited


A Voice for Young Authors

GOAL: to promote literacy and to instill a love of reading and writing with the help of art.

  • In school program for grades K-2nd
  • Established in 2007, and is a collaboration with the Patagonia Library
  • Encourages kids to write meaningfully during 8, one-hour sessions on a selected theme that will be accompanied by illustrations and combined into a book.
  • The children’s work is compiled into a book, which is then put on display at the library for the public view with emphasis on family participation.

Art Makers

GOAL: To ignite a child’s innate imagination and lead to relevant learning through the arts experiences.

  • A visual arts after school program for children ages 5-12 that operates during the school year.
  • Kids can paint, draw, sculpt and create with their friends in a safe and fun environment.
  • Thursdays 3:30-5pm
  • $3-$5 donation per class

Drop ins welcome
No registration required

Art Makers for Tots

  • Visual arts for children age 0-5 and their caregivers.
  • Children can paint, draw, sculpt and create with their friends in a safe and fun environment.
  • Second Friday of the month
  • 9:00am – 10:00am
  • $3-$5 donation per class

Drop ins welcome-
No registration required

Summer Art Camp

Our summer program offers a variety of drama, music, and visual arts during the month of June culminating with a performance in the Patagonia 4th of July parade or a live theater performance in our Tin Shed Theater. The Summer Arts Program provides opportunities to delve deeper into the arts in a more intensive atmosphere allowing more time for process and development.

Space is limited
Registration and fee required

Adult Ceramics with Martha Kelly

Contact Martha for class times 520-604-0300

Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00AM -3:00PM