Art Education – Places for Classes & Workshops

CADC – The Cannery Art and Design Center
45 South St. Clair Street, Dayton, OH 45402

A not-for-profit contemporary fine arts organization with a full service art gallery, membership, rotating exhibits, special events, seminars, artistic instruction, mentorship and art classes.


Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405

The Dayton Art Institute’s Education Department is committed to providing quality arts education opportunities for visitors of all ages. Their goal is to develop visual literacy, an awareness of art’s place in history, an appreciation for its ability to transcend various cultures and ethnic backgrounds, an understanding of how visual art is created and an on-going inquisitiveness about the nature of art and its value in our lives.


Decoy Art Studio
1561 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432

This is a studio founded on Art Creation. We define Art as the expression of human creativity and invention through various media and unlimited form. We do not believe that there are limits to human creativity. Everyone has the innate ability to create something beautiful. Art is what comes from the biological curiosity of human nature and desire for self-expression, the drive to discover and learn. Every human is born with this, and every human can use it, no matter the age, training or skill level of the individual. We are here to facilitate that biological creative spark in an environment where it can bud and grow into something wonderful.


Dayton Visual Art Center (DVAC)
118 North Jefferson Street, Dayton, OH  45402

From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, DVAC provides opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art.


Fairborn Art Association
P.O. Box 1231, 
Fairborn, OH 45324
221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324

The Fairborn Art Association sponsors workshops and classes, and has member shows.


The John Bryan Community Pottery (The Penguin Building)
100 Dayton Street

Community Ceramic Classes offered.  Become a member and use wheels, slab roller, clay tools, glaze room and electric, gas and wood kilns as your studio space to work on your own.  You can also buy clay, work there during open studio hours and have ceramic pieces fired there for reasonable prices without being a member.


K12 Gallery for Young People/TEJAS
341 South Jefferson Street, Dayton OH 45402

K12/TEJAS Gallery is a regional center for artists, aspiring artists and art patrons to connect through art experiences, education, public outreach, collaborative projects and gallery exhibitions for children, youth, and adults. These programs include summer art camps, field trips, professional exhibitions, workshops, art parties, after school, evening and Saturday classes.


Lord of the Strings
Millworks, 305 N. Walnut Street

Oliver Simons and Zac Fenton teach guitar, keyboards, drum, bass, mandolin, etc. to kids/adults. Private lessons intermixed with group jam sessions and sometimes freestyle play when students are encouraged to pick up any instrument in the studio and give it a try. The space can also be rented by any individual or band for recording.


Rosewood Arts Centre
2655 Olson Drive,  Kettering, OH 45420

Rosewood Arts Centre is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Kettering and the greater Dayton area by providing creative experiences through the arts.


Sculptor’s Emporium
305 N. Walnut St. Suite D-2

Stone carving classes and supplies.


Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH  45402-1460
937-512-3000 or toll-free 1-800-315-3000

The art program at Sinclair Community College will help you achieve your goals as you grow as an artist—no matter how you choose to express yourself. With programs in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpting/sculpture and ceramics, your artistry can be expressed and enhanced while you build a strong academic foundation.


Soul Fire Tribe
Yellow Springs and Dayton, OH

Explore multi-disciplinary dance forms including belly dance, ballet, circus arts, modern dance, and African dance through classes, workshops and spin jams.


Springfield Art Museum
107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, OH 45501

Springfield Museum of Art is committed to creating opportunities for everyone in our area to participate in art. With our interactive art lab, art classes for all ages, extensive research library and more, the Museum is a vital resource for the community. The museum hosts art classes for children and adults alike.


Springs Gallery
Fine Arts and Art Classes


WYSO Public Radio
150 East South College Street

Community Voices is all about getting local voices on the air. WYSO helps local people record essays, poems and commentaries, works with public school teachers who want to bring radio into their classrooms and collects oral histories. In the spring of 2011 they launched a training program to teach listeners how to produce radio stories.


Yellow Springs Arts Council
111 Corry Street

The Yellow Springs Arts Council is pleased to be encouraging creative minds of all ages to explore and make art! There are classes for children and adults, awards for High School Artists and Internships for Antioch College students. No matter what your age or background, we have a place for you to Make Art!

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