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How It Works:

  • Check our list of events at different venues in Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay.
  • Click onto the class of your choice from our list to register and pay online and reserve your seat.
  • Show up to the venue about 25-30 minutes early to check in, pick your seat and order food or drinks if they are sold at the venue.
  • No painting experience necessary! Our instructor will guide you step by step recreating the day or night’s featured painting.
  • All supplies are included in one fee! We provide the canvases, paint, brushes, aprons and easels!

Paint Your Pet ~ Classic Style ~ Capitola Community Center


Artist: Kimberly Godinho

PAINT YOUR PET at the Capitola Community Center!! 

Click HERE to register online through the Capitola Recreation Website!

This event is for ages 14 and up

Send us a photo of any kind of pet and we will handsketch the image onto a

stretched canvas and show you how to paint your pet step by step!  Send pic to

September 8th 12-4pm

Simply Send us a high resolution photograph of your pet that has clarity and good lighting and we will hand sketch the image of your pet onto a 14 x 18 stretched canvas for you prior to the class!  During the class, we will guide you through the step by step process of creating a painted portrait of your pet by showing you the colors to mix and painting techniques needed to bring your pet portrait to life.  Please do know that the better the photograph, the better your drawing and painting will be!  Head shots give the best result, but if you would like the full body then please let us know.  We suggest that you avoid long distance pictures and action shots as they are difficult to paint.  Background elements are OK, but please keep it simple so that they do not overpower the pets portrait or take all of your time to paint.  Backgrounds can be eliminated all together and changed with different brush strokes or colors.  THIS CLASS IS FOR ONLY ONE PET.  Each animal is a separate portrait and there is not enough time in a 4 hour class to paint more than one portrait.  We will have an 8 x 10 picture of your pet for you to paint from, but feel free to bring even more photos to use as reference for your painting.  This class is listed as a 4 hour class, but it may take less time for some guests depending on your painting style and photo image. 

Kimberly Godinho will be teaching this amazing class.  Kimberly is the owner and founder of The Painted Cork has been teaching for 25 years and teaching Paint Your Pet classes for 10 years.  This class is one of her specialties and her pride and joy!  Come paint your pet with us!  :) 

Light snacks are included!  Feel free to bring in your own food and non-alcohol beverages

After reserving your seat online, send your image as soon as possible via email to  with YOUR NAME and CLASS DATE. Please send your photo at least 4 days in advance


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Click HERE to register online through the Capitola Recreation Website!

Click here to see previous Paint Your Own Pet class paintings.



Class Details

Event Date 09-08-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-08-2019 4:00 pm