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@ Art Factory Studios 
7960 Soquel Dr. Aptos

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Art classes make great gifts for kids, teens & adults!

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 2, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 2, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 2, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 2, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 02, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 9, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 9, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 9, 1pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 9, 1pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 9, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 9, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 09, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 16, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 16, 10am Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Dec. 16, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Dec. 16, 3pm Ceramics: Ornament Making
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 16, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This class includes one hour of instruction for various techniques, clay for up to 3 ornaments and the first bisque firing. *An additional class is required for glazing, instruction and final glaze firing but not necessary or required. Photo shows bisque ware after 1 class.
  • Snow Days; All 3 Days; W,Th,Fr
    Snow Days; All 3 Days; W,Th,Fr
    Wed, Dec 27
    Dec 27, 10:00 AM – Dec 29, 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 27, 10:00 AM – Dec 29, 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Join us all 3 days of Winter Art Camp! This ticket includes 3 day discount.
  • Snow Day; Wed.  Dec. 27
    Snow Day; Wed.  Dec. 27
    Wed, Dec 27
    Dec 27, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 27, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Join us for creative, unplugged fun in the studio. Each day we will draw, paint and collage to students hearts content. All their chilly creatures and characters will come to life across various mediums. Bring your friends and your imagination for these creative days in the studio.
  • Snow Day; Thur.  Dec. 28
    Snow Day; Thur.  Dec. 28
    Thu, Dec 28
    Dec 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Join us for creative, unplugged fun in the studio. Each day we will draw, paint and collage to students hearts content. All their chilly creatures and characters will come to life across various mediums. Bring your friends and your imagination for these creative days in the studio.
  • Snow Day; Fri.  Dec. 29
    Snow Day; Fri.  Dec. 29
    Fri, Dec 29
    Dec 29, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Dec 29, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Aptos, 7960 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    Join us for creative, unplugged fun in the studio. Each day we will draw, paint and collage to students hearts content. All their chilly creatures and characters will come to life across various mediums. Bring your friends and your imagination for these creative days in the studio.

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Professional

Virtual and On-site Creative Team Building Events

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Adults

Private lessons, classes, retreats and custom celebrations

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Youth

Weekly school year classes, art camps, parties

Current Classes

View our current class offerings. 

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Who We Are

In 2009, Yvette Contois founded Art Factory Studios. Since then, it has evolved into a creative hub for the Aptos community. 

From our students and parents

"My son never wants to miss a week of his lessons with Yvette. Watching him experiment and get lost in the process is what it’s all about for him. We are so lucky to have a one on one teacher in the community who provides the space, materials and support to meet the creative needs of special needs students. Yvette kindly and patiently guides my son through a variety of lessons that are well-suited to his developmental stages. His confidence soars with each lesson!"
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