CSMA’s Art School offers:

  • Small class size for personalized instruction
  • A faculty of accomplished professional artists and arts educators
  • A positive, supportive, pressure-free environment
  • A community to enjoy making art with others
  • Flexible program of study for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists
  • Financial aid assistance for qualifying students.
adult art classes

Ceramics

Welcome to CSMA's ceramics studio! Our spacious ceramics facility is set up for handbuilt and wheel-thrown pottery and sculpture. The studio is equipped with two electric kilns firing bisque and Cone 5 glazeware. Students may use a selection of clay bodies and glazes.

Materials, firing and glazes are all included with class tuition.

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Drawing & Illustration

CSMA presents opportunities for adults to learn drawing foundations, or grow their existing skills in a specific medium. Progressively master key techniques led by our teaching artists. Explore working with a variety of mediums like charcoal and graphite and a range of subject matter including portrait and figure drawing.

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Fashion & Fabric Arts

Interested in designing and creating your own clothes or fabric projects? All fabric and fashion arts classes include opportunities for students to create and complete original projects, accessories and garments. 

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Mixed Media

Get creative with a variety of papers, photos, found objects, and more! You'll be amazed at the many uses for common objects in making unique works of art.

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Painting

Love using color and experimenting with paint? CSMA’s painting classes allow adult students of all skill levels to explore media including watercolors, acrylics, tempera and more. 

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Printmaking

Learn basic printmaking techniques to create fabulous works of original art!

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Workshops

Our art workshops let adult students try out a new art experience with no long-term commitment. Each session brings a new selection of fun and creative single or multi-day workshops.

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Important info for adult art classes

CSMA’s art classes are held at Finn Center. Class schedules are subject to change. Please note:

  • Ages: Students must meet age requirements indicated.
  • Class size: Maximum of 12 students per class (unless otherwise noted). Classes not meeting minimum registration may be canceled. 
  • Materials: Basic materials are supplied for most adult classes. Supply list provided for some classes. See full class descriptions for details.
  • Dress: Please wear comfortable clothes appropriate for movement, getting messy and making art.
  • Calendar: Review the art school semester calendar

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