Adult art classes
Saturday Morning Art Classes
CCAD's popular Saturday Morning Art Classes run concurrently with the college semester, with one 10-week session in the spring and fall. During the session, students will have the chance to dive into their medium of choice, with classes ranging from traditional arts to art & technology. The session will culminate in a student exhibition, where we will showcase artworks from all ages and mediums in one space!
Nov. 8, 2023–Jan. 5, 2024
Saturdays, Jan. 20–April 6, 2024
No classes Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 30
$370 per session
Includes all materials, access to studio spaces, and cost of instruction.
Enroll Today - Here's How
Step 1: Explore Classes
Use the dropdown below to select the appropriate courses and then choose the corresponding session week for enrollment.
This course provides a foundational exploration of design and structure, wheel throwing techniques, hand building, and sculpture. Artists will experience exercises designed to encourage creativity and craftsmanship while developing a repertoire of methods for working with clay.
Hone your technique in this expressive art form through figure studies, life drawing, illustrative approaches, and other techniques. This course allows artists to explore different media all grounded in the foundational skill of drawing.
Learn to create vibrant, colorful paintings using a limited palette. Artists will experience the power and versatility of primary colors while creating beautiful landscape paintings on location and still life paintings in the studio. Exercises designed to expand knowledge of color theory and painting with oils are included.
Learn to create vibrant, colorful paintings using a limited palette. Artists will experience the power and versatility of primary colors while creating beautiful landscape paintings on location and still life paintings in the studio. Exercises designed to expand knowledge of color theory and painting with watercolor paints are included.
Skill-building workshops for teens & adults
In Digital Photography, students will investigate photographic techniques and aesthetic principles of subject, light, and composition. Students will learn fundamental techniques of photographic artmaking for still photography. They will have a deeper understanding of how to use the settings of their DSLR or smartphone camera to create successful images, be able to composite aesthetically pleasing images and edit images in the student's own artistic style.
Class dates: Jan 20 - Feb 3 2024
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.
Class dates: Feb.10 - Feb. 24, 2024
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.
Class dates: Mar.2 - Mar.23, 2024 (No Class 3/16)
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.
Class dates: Jan. 20 - Feb. 17, 2024
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.
Class dates: Jan. 20 - Feb.17, 2024
Step 2: Enroll
After selecting which course and session week you'd like to enroll in, use the button below to sign up and enter your enrollment information.
Step 3: All set!
After enrolling, you'll receive a confirmation email for your records. One week prior to the start of class, you'll receive additional information about the syllabus, map of the campus, parking, and other important details for the workshop.
Need-based scholarship: Pat & Hank Brooks Scholarship
Submission form for Need-Based financial assistance for Saturday Morning Art Classes (SMAC) at Columbus College of Art & Design
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 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.
- 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.
- 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.