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About Us

Wed. Dec 18, 2019 is our last class at Brasil Arts Cafe!


Join us on 

Wed. Dec. 18th

10-10:45 am 

for our class and/or join us after class to enjoy fabulous food at Brasil Arts Cafe

1230 State Street

Thank-You Daniel Yoshimi and Jennifer Yanella for the countless ways that our community has come together through Brasil Arts Cafe.


Through these past few years, it has been wonderful to call BAC "home" for our classes. We are trusting that there will be blessings for all, during this season of changes and growth.


To view current calendars, 

click on this link.


(805) 966-9078


Art from the Heart


Dance, Art, 

Music & Stories

are presented with 

kindness and care, for 

all ages and abilities, 

from 4 months to 

104 years young!

With a goal to build community, our main focus is not on a polished performance or finished piece of art, but rather on offering respect and encouragement to everyone during the process of our twirly, swirly creative fun.

Birthday Parties 

Musical Story Times 

& Classes

are scheduled inside dance studios, homes, pre-schools and outside at 

parks and beaches in 

Santa Barbara, California

Multigenerational Events 

are offered in retirement communities. where babies, young children, teens and elderly are invited to participate together. 

Mrs. Dancing Paintbrush


Karen Putnam, AKA:  

"Mrs. Dancing 


is dancing artist with more than 30 years experience teaching, and learning from children. 

In 1998, she founded 

Art from the Heart 

with Karen

Karen is the author/illustrator 

of two children’s books: 

Move with Mrs. 

Dancing Paintbrush


Share with Mrs. 

Dancing Paintbrush

Printed/published and sold locally at Chaucers Bookshop, 

Santa Barbara, California


Mrs. Dancing Paintbrush was selected this year to paint a piano for


Through collaboration with community and support of friends and family, Karen is blessed to offer creative fun, and is thankful for each priceless participant.