Columbus youth art classes & workshops

Your child's love of art starts now.

At CCAD, we pride ourselves on providing the resources and mentorship for creatives to discover their true passions. But this isn’t just at the undergraduate and graduate level. An interest in art and design takes shape at a young age. We see the kids who crush sidewalk chalk and make their own paint. The ones who color outside the lines and wear purple swimsuits to school. The ones who always ask “Why?” and build cardboard cities. We see these kids and see an opportunity to let their love of art grow.

CCAD has one the largest and oldest youth art programs in the country. From painting and fashion to photography and drawing and more, our classes connect students to hands-on projects and experienced faculty who care passionately about art education.

Saturday Morning Art Classes

Fall classes | July 15–Sept. 5
Spring classes | Nov. 1–Jan. 5

Grades: 1–12

Classes: Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Drawing, and more

Upcoming class dates:
Fall 2019 | Sept. 14–Nov. 16 
Spring 2020 | Jan. 18–March 21
Fall 2020 | Sept. 12–Nov.14
Spring 2021 | Jan. 16–March 20

10-week program
9–11:30 a.m. Saturday

Program cost: $325, including tuition, registration, and all materials

Scholarship application deadline:
Fall classes | June 15
Spring classes | Oct. 15 

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Creative Summer Workshops

Registration: Feb. 1–May 30

Grades: 1–12

Classes: Printmaking, Painting, Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Drawing, Photography, Fashion Design, and more

Upcoming class dates:
Summer 2019 | June 3–July 19

1-week programs
9 a.m.–noon or 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Lunchtime childcare is available for students who sign up for both morning and afternoon classes.

Program cost: $195 per week, including tuition, registration, and all materials

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CCAD College Preview

Early bird: Sep. 2–Dec. 2
Regular registration: Dec. 3–June 1

Grades: 10–12

Classes: Multi-disciplinary tracks | Animation, Comics & Narrative Practice, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, and Illustration

Upcoming class dates:
Summer 2020 | July 12–Aug. 1

3-week residential program

Program cost: $3,450, which includes 3 college credits, 3 weeks of on-campus residence, all meals, and all required supplies

Scholarship application deadline: May 4

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CCAD Film & Video Camp

Registration: Registration opens Feb. 1 and closes May 27.

Ages: 13–18

Details: The CCAD Film & Video Camp is a three-week filmmaking workshop for students ages 13–18 that explores everything from pre-production and set design to filming and post-production work. Sign up for one week, two weeks, or all three. Interested in directing? Sign up for weeks one and two. Interested in post-production? Sign up for weeks two and three.

Schedule: June 3–21, 2019 | 1:30–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Program cost: 1 week: $195 | 2 weeks: $350 | 3 weeks: $525

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