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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, writing, and painting.

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? Submit a course proposal using the online form linked above or email ArtSchool Manager Anna Hewett at ahewett@artscenterlive.org.

Suggest a Class



Is there a class you’d like to take that you don’t see on our current menu? We want to hear from you! Help us plan future programming by filling out the course suggestion form linked above. Every response to this form helps us plan better programming for our community in the seasons that lie ahead.



Current ArtSchool Classes

Tarot for the Soul – December Gathering

Wednesday, Dec 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Imagine a Children’s Book Part 2 (Online)

Wednesday, Nov 2
7:00 pm - Wednesday, Dec 7
9:00 pm

Flash Memoir (In-Person)

Saturday, Nov 5
2:30 pm - Saturday, Dec 10
4:00 pm

Be Here Now! A Day of Improv (In-Person)

Saturday, Dec 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stained Glass Crash Course (In-Person, Off-Site)

Saturday, Dec 10
9:00 am - 5:00 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.
  • 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 www.artscenterlive.org, 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: 5pm – 9pm except during showtimes
    • Saturday: 10am – 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 ahewett@artscenterlive.org.
  • 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 your registration for a class, you must notify the ArtSchool Manager at ahewett@artscenterlive.org 5 business days prior to the start date in order to receive a full refund. If we are notified less than 5 business days ahead of the start date, 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 >