Barranca Vista Center


Barranca Vista Center (BVC)
The Imagination Center for the Arts
7050 East Ralston Street (click here for a map)


Download the current My Ventura for a complete listing of classes in theater, dance, music, art, wellness and family events
for all ages.

Or see the individual class description and to register online using the class numbers listed below, or call 805-658-4726.



A sample of Spring 2014 Classes


Facebook for Entrepreneurs & Artists
18 years-Adult $115 + $10 supply fee
2/5-3/5 Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
Beginners to intermediate users will learn how to create an engaging Facebook Page, measurements and management, apps and advertising. Great for small business owners, artists/musicians, non-profit managers, and government employees. Instructor Lea Kozin. Classes held at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St, Santa Cruz & Anacapa Conference Rooms. To register call 805-658-4726. Course# 36619



Japanese for Fun
16 years-Adult $60
2/4-2/25 Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
Learn formal and informal conversational phrases in Japanese in a fun new way. Instructor Keiko Horrock. Classes held at Barranca Vista Center 7050 Ralston St. in Ventura. To register call 805-658-4726. Course# 36746


First Time Sewing for Youth and Adults
10 years-Adult $55
2/5-3/12 Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm
Learn hand-stitch and machine sewing basics including knots, zigzag and buttons. First project is a large stylish bag (pattern provided). Returning students will have their choice of project. Students under 10 must be pre-approved. Students supply fabric, thread and other supplies but sewing tools are provided. Instructor Angel Jones. Classes held at Barranca Vista Center 7050 Ralston St. in Ventura. To register call 805-658-4726. Course# 36692


Children's Celebration of the Arts (CCA)


The City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to be celebrating 23 years
of our Children’s Celebration of the Arts Educational Outreach (CCA) program offered to elementary school classrooms from April 7 through May 30, 2014. Register by February 13, 2014. 

During this exceptional educational outreach program, professional artists visit the classroom during the school day and conduct a variety of arts workshops highlighting the art forms of world cultures. 

CCA Workshop Booklet and Registration Form:

CCA Booklet (pdf)

CCA Registration Form (pdf)

Please note: Registration is first-come, first-served and mail-in only. FAX, phone or walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

For more information contact:
Kathryn Dippong-Lawson, Cultural Affairs Coordinator
805.654.7552  •







Your $40 Gift Certificate will pay for a professional artist during the 2014 April & May Children's Celebration of the Arts Workshop season to help students (grades K-8) explore other cultures through visual arts, dance, music and language. Contact Kathryn Dippong Lawson at or 805-654-7552.

Click HERE to view workshop descriptions from the 2014 season.