Creative Arts Workshop employs over 55 professional artists part-time to teach classes and workshops to more than 1700 student artists each year. Classes are available for students at all levels of experience and are kept small to ensure that individual attention can be given to everyone. Students learn in a supportive environment and are encouraged to fully explore their creativity. Advanced students and professional artists come to CAW to learn new techniques and to take advantage of open studio sessions with access to equipment, live models, and critique sessions.
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Winter Open Enrollment Week is your chance to explore Spring 2020 classes risk-free. Come to CAW during the week of March 16, 2020 and try something new or see what it’s like to take a class, meet our world-class faculty, and find new inspiration. No pre-registration or fees are required. Spring 2020 Open Enrollment Week is from Monday, March 16, to Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Note: Only full-term classes that meet during the designated days are eligible for open enrollment; this excludes all workshops and classes that start later in the term. Please check the class listings for updates before you come.
Individualized instruction for any kind of artist – beginners and those exploring new mediums, high school students and wise-ones, new and returning learners.
Intermediate & Advanced
Prerequisites or approval from faculty required to deepen your creative process.
Work independently during monitored sessions in our fully-equipped studios. No instruction; approval from faculty required.
Workshops and Mini-Classes
Kick-start your creativity or learn a specialized skill in a convenient, shorter format.
If you are unsure whether a certain course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. If necessary, we can arrange for the instructor to contact you to answer your questions.
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You can manage your courses and payments anytime using our online registration system with Active Network.
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New Instructor Course Proposal
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CAW may offer tuition assistance for both adults and children as resources are available. Applications are considered by a review committee based on financial-need. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must submit an application. Forms are available below or at CAW’s front desk. The deadline for the Spring 2020 term is Saturday, February 29, at noon.
Winter 2020: January 13–March 1, 2020
Spring 2020: March 16–June 14, 2020
Summer 2020: June 29–August 30, 2020
Fall 2020: September 21–December 20, 2020