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

Spring Registration: Nov. 1- Jan. 14. Classes start Jan. 19.

Grades: 1-12.

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

Schedule: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and span 10 weeks.

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

Scholarship application deadline: Oct. 15. 

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Creative Summer Workshops

Registration: March 1 - Seven days before each class starts. 

Grades: 1-12.

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

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Lunchtime childcare is available. 

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

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CCAD College Preview

Registration: Nov. 30 - June 3.

Grades: 10-12 residential program. 

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

Schedule: July 7 - 27.

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

Scholarship application deadline: May 1

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