Creative Summer Workshops for Adults

Build your creative skills.

Creative Summer Workshops for adults are back this summer! Enjoy five weeks of classes on consecutive Saturdays in subjects such as painting, digital photography, jewelry, and more. These classes are designed to build skills and provide enrichment for students aged 18+.

Registration is closed for 2023.

Class dates:
Saturdays, June 10, 2023 - July 15, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm
(Recess on July 8, 2023)

(Includes all materials, access to studio spaces, and cost of instruction.)

Workshops Catalog

Digital Portfolio for Artists & Designers

Today’s artists use digital portfolios to share their work with the world. Learn to create a professional web presence using industry-standard software. Design skills such as type, graphics, and color theory will be explored while editing and preparing images for use online. Creativity and personalization are emphasized to achieve a unique representation of your artistic voice.

Jewelry Making 

Explore the art of jewelry making using materials such as beads, wire, metal, and clay. This series of five workshops is designed for beginners and confident jewelry makers who wish to enhance their techniques in a fun, welcoming environment.

Digital Photography

Investigate photographic techniques and aesthetic principles of subject, light, and composition. Students will learn fundamental techniques of photographic  artmaking for still photography. *Cameras will not be provided by CCAD, please bring your own!

Foundations of Painting

Foundations of painting expands students’ understanding of color and technique through a variety of paint materials. Traditional painting techniques as well as experimentation are used to guide students toward greater confidence in their medium and in their ability to create unique, expressive works.

Graphic Design

Explore typography, logos, commercial design, and more! Students in this class will have the opportunity to study basic graphic design techniques, software, and applications. This class will focus on graphic design tools within the Adobe Creative Suite.

Sewing & Mending 101

Learn about visible mending traditions and techniques and hone your skills to transform or extend the life of a garment. This workshop series will cover sewing basics, by hand and sewing machine, to help you understand the construction and care of your favorite fabrics. Students will leave with a foundational understanding of garment construction, care, and mending techniques.

Refunds are granted according to the following policy:

  • I understand that I may request to withdraw from a course up to two weeks prior to the start of a class by emailing [email protected] for a refund of 100% minus a $25 administrative fee per course. There are no refunds thereafter. Nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Please note that classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Registrants with cancelled sections will be offered an alternative class section for their young artist, or a full refund for their class registration. Our staff will contact registrants no later than five days before the start of the scheduled session.

Adult Program FAQ

  • Saturday Morning Art Classes run concurrently with college semesters, with one 10-week session in the fall and spring of each academic year. 
  • Each Saturday Morning Art Class session will focus on the same subject for the duration of your registration.
  • Registration for Saturday Morning Art Classes begins one month before registration closes. Registration for Saturday Morning Art Classes closes two weeks before the start of each session. 
  • Due to the logistics of staffing, supply ordering, and class rosters, we are unable to accept new registrants past a program’s enrollment deadline. 
  • Refunds are granted according to the following policy: I understand that I may request to withdraw my student(s) from a course up to two weeks prior to the start of a class by emailing [email protected] for a refund of 100% minus a $25 administrative fee per course. There are no refunds thereafter. Nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal. 
  • Please note that classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. There is no administrative fee or other penalty applied to registrants who need to withdraw and receive a refund due to COVID-19 or other illness.

Alumni and Veterans both receive a 10% discount and the codes can be obtained by contacting our department directly at [email protected].

  • Programs within Youth & Community Learning at CCAD are enrichment-oriented classes designed to build skills and confidence in a supportive environment. Currently we do not offer certificates of completion for any Youth & Community Learning Programs. If you would like a letter of recommendation after completing a course, please contact your instructor. 
  • Our classes are designed to accommodate learners of all skill levels and prior experience. If you would like increased rigor and independence while utilizing our professional studio spaces, please discuss these needs with your instructor. 
  • The tuition fees for all Youth & Community Learning programs are inclusive of material fees. You do not need to bring any additional materials to class, unless you have your own supplies you would prefer to work with.
  • Students will often have the opportunity to take work home with them, either physically or by uploading their digital work to a USB drive or digital storage drive. For Saturday Morning Art Classes, students will take their work home with them after they visit the Saturday Morning Art Classes Exhibition.
  • As a growing campus with frequent updates to our lab spaces, we often change where classes are held and where students should park. You will receive an email within two weeks of the start of your program with a campus map, pickup and dropoff instructions, and your classroom location.

Give the gift of art and design

Introducing gift cards for Youth & Community Learning at Columbus College of Art & Design! Use this link to purchase a gift card. Gift cards do not expire and can be used for any future programs, including Saturday Morning Art Classes, Creative Summer Workshops, and College Preview. 

Gift card purchase link

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