Creative Arts Workshop is one of the few places in Connecticut with the space, flexibility, and variety of disciplines, mediums, and equipment to support interest in engaging in creativity in a variety of ways–from hands on work in our studio classrooms to engaging with art in our gallery spaces.
We make, exhibit, and talk about art here. In 2019, we held more classes than ever for a more diverse student body and filled the galleries with more pieces that explored socially relevant themes. Exhibitions addressed the sense of place, the properties of matter and physical connectivity in a digital world, and freedom from the constraints of everyday form and expectation. Our most ambitious and successful exhibit to date, Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream, fostered cultural understanding in our diverse community, and opened discourse between immigrant artists from around the U.S., thought leaders, policymakers, advocates, and the public on issues of place, cultural identity, and dislocation.
Our vision is for anyone from any background to be able to come to CAW and engage their creativity. You can help.