Clay Creation 1125 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Clay Creation caters to DIY types looking to stoke their creative juices by throwing a pot or two. This full pottery…More studio offers classes for all levels and one-on-one tutoring, as well as open studio time for experienced crafters. Clay Creations welcomes budding artists who want to learn both the wheel-throwing and hand-building methods of making pottery. It's located toward the back of a slim alleyway.
Kelly-Moore Paints 1001 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 While this paint store has a boxy, utilitarian look from the outside, the helpful employees and well-organized aisles…More are welcoming. Several displays are set aside for environmentally friendly products, including Green Certified low VOC and zero VOC paints. Every can of paint comes with optional free advice from the experienced employees, and on weekend mornings the store is full of homeowners preparing for a DIY paint job. Amateur and professional painters can rent large paint sprayers for big jobs and take the occasional classes offered in how to use new kinds of paint equipment.