With a long line-up of painting, jewelry, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, pottery classes, and beyond, the Cultural Arts Center offers a vast array of options for both beginning and experienced artists. Classes are available in sessions of 7-8 weeks.

Class and workshop registration is handled through the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s registration site. If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one before registering for any classes or workshops.

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Mediums Taught in Our Classes

We have a robust list of recurring classes. Our available classes include:

2024 Schedule of Classes

Class Session 1

January 8- March 2nd 2024
Registration: December 16, 2023 8:30am
Observed Holidays MLK JR January 15

Class Session 2

March 4th – April 27th 2024
Registration: February 24th 8:30 am

Full Class Listing

Class Session 3

April 29th – June 22, 2024
Registration: April 20th 8:30 am

Observed Holidays Memorial Day May 27th & June Teenth June 19th

Class Session 4

July 15th – September 7th, 2024
Registration: June 15th 8:30 am

Observed Holiday Labor Day September 2nd

Class Session 5

September 9th – November 2, 2024
Registration: August 31st 8:30 am

Class Session 6

Nov. 6–Dec. 23, 2023

Registration: Oct. 28, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.

Class Fee Assistance

One of our goals is to make art accessible to everyone in the city of Columbus. As such, the Friends of the CAC have established a fund for class fee assistance. It’s available for any prospective, current or former CAC student who needs help paying for Cultural Arts Center classes. Instructions and limitations are spelled out on the application, which is available at our front desk in addition to the link below.

Class Fee Assistance Form

Selling & Displaying Your Work

Students in our classes have the opportunity to submit their work to Created, the Art Shop at the Cultural Arts Center, to be considered for sale. They can also apply to have their work exhibited in our Loft Gallery. Check out both to see where your art might be seen if you take our classes!

Our Shop Loft Gallery

Enroll Using Your Gift Card

Find instructions here on how to use your gift card to enroll when registering for classes.

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