ArtSchool is now Online

The ArtSchool offers a diverse range of art classes to adults of all ages. The oldest program of The ArtsCenter, the ArtSchool has provided year-round community arts education to Triangle residents for 50 years. Professional artists provide quality arts education in subjects as varied as ceramics, digital arts, and dance.

Browse Classes

Teach A Class

ArtSchool classes are designed and taught by artists in our community. Do you have a great idea for an ArtSchool class you want to teach? Email Deputy Director Mark Bettger at


Upcoming ArtSchool Classes

Wheelthrowing (In-Person)

Monday, Jul 11
6:30 pm - Monday, Aug 22
9:00 pm

Introduction to Oil Painting and Still-Life (In-Person)

Monday, Jul 18
6:30 pm - Monday, Aug 22
9:00 pm

Improv For Confidence & Joy (In-Person)

Monday, Jul 18
7:00 pm - Monday, Aug 29
9:00 pm

Drawing (In-Person)

Tuesday, Jul 26
6:30 pm - Tuesday, Aug 30
9:00 pm

Photography – Mastering Manual (In-Person)

Thursday, Jul 28
6:30 pm - Thursday, Aug 25
8:30 pm

Lets Make a Map! (Online)

Tuesday, Aug 2
6:30 pm - Tuesday, Aug 30
9:00 pm

Open Studios

The ArtsCenter Open Studios offers artists space and equipment to practice their craft in an open, unstructured environment.

See our Open Studio Options > 


The ArtsCenter is the single largest employer of artists in Orange County, and our instructors come from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines.

Meet our instructors >

Registration & Policies

  • Please register in advance to ensure your enrollment. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled  in advance of the first class meeting. The ArtsCenter will contact you via email if your class is canceled.
  • All courses are open to adults and teens ages 15 & up unless otherwise noted. Thirteen and 14 year olds may be admitted to many courses— please check with the instructor prior to registering.
  • All materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting (please bring exact change), except where otherwise noted in the course description.
  • You may also register online at, in person at The ArtsCenter front desk, or by phone (929-2787 x 201) with a credit or debit card.
  • The ArtsCenter box office hours:
    • Monday through Friday: 5am – 9pm except during showtimes
    • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Please make checks payable to The ArtsCenter. There will be a $25 service charge on returned checks.
  • College students with ID are eligible for Member prices.
  • Material lists are provided to students for certain classes. Students may wish to wait until their class has met its minimum enrollment before purchasing their materials. The ArtsCenter is not responsible for materials purchased for a class that is canceled. Please contact the front desk to inquire if your class has met its minimum.

All refund requests must be made via email to

You may request a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the start date of your course.

You may request a transfer of your enrollment up to 5 business days prior to the start date of your course.

We do not process requested refunds or transfers within 5 business days of the start of a class, nor after the class has begun.

Sometimes external events (low enrollment, teacher illness, etc…) require us to cancel a course.

In these cases, The ArtsCenter will inform you of the cancellation 1-3 business days prior to the start of the class via email, and process your refund immediately.

If you would like to cancel a class, you may only receive a refund if you notify 5 business days prior. Once the class has begun, we cannot process a refund or transfer your tuition to another course.

ArtSchool scholarships are given out on a semester-by-semester basis. Please fill out and return this application with the requested support materials to The ArtsCenter Box Office during business hours, or mail to 300-G East Main St. Carrboro NC 27510.

Download application >

Formulario de solicitud de beca >