Art Center for Kids offers a range of unique design courses that teach critical thinking, innovation and visual literacy. The program aims to nurture creativity in young children in grades 4-8 and help them to become designers of their own worlds. Parents and teachers are encouraged to participate in the classes at no cost. Classes meet on Sunday afternoons, for seven weeks during the fall, spring and summer terms. Five-day weeklong workshops are also available every summer.
Scholarships are available to students with financial need.
Many of Art Center’s graduates began their quest for a career in art and design in Saturday High. This high school-level program gives teens an opportunity to explore a variety of creative disciplines and study with a faculty of artists and designers who import the relevance of professional practice into the classroom. Classes meet for 10 weeks and are held in the College’s superb facilities. Most classes meet on Saturdays, with morning and afternoon sessions available during the fall, summer and spring terms. During the summer term, five-day intensive workshops and several weekday courses are available.
Whether you are an accomplished professional or a newcomer to the visual arts, Art Center at Night (ACAN) offers unmatched educational opportunities to study with a renowned faculty of art and design practitioners.
Art Center at Night is strongly recommended for prospective applicants to the degree program who need further portfolio development. Up to 50 percent of full-time Art Center students attend ACAN prior to applying to the degree programs. Scholarships are available to students with financial need whose eventual goal is to apply to the College fulltime.
ACAN offers a varied and ever-changing curriculum led by a creative and dedicated faculty of design practitioners, and also offers a select range of educational programs in New York, San Francisco and Orange County. These, too, are taught by top professionals and held in professional art and design environments, such as Wieden + Kennedy, Smart Design, Mazda Design North America, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Oakley, IDEO, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.