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 and strive for excellence. 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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Spring Open Enrollment Week is your chance to explore Summer 2019 classes risk-free. Come to CAW during the week of June 24 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. Summer 2019 Open Enrollment Week is from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, June 29, 2019.
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.
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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.
Start browsing our departments to find the perfect class
- Drawing + Painting
- Book Arts
- Young People
- Innovation Lab
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 Summer 2019 term is Friday, May 31, 2019
Spring 2019: March 11–June 9, 2019
Summer 2019: June 24–August 25, 2019
Fall 2019: September 16–December 15, 2019
Winter 2020: January 13, March 1, 2020