The Yellow Springs Arts Council is pleased to encourage creative minds of all ages to explore and make art!

Artists, Performers and Practitioners

Need space to teach classes, hold interviews, rehearsals or meetings, or host a reception? We invite you to rent our Multi-Arts Space at affordable rates, especially for YSAC members.

Let us Publicize your Educational Offerings!

Join YSAC and we can publicize your arts related classes, workshops, and lectures through our 2000+ online network.

ArtSampler0315Art Classes for Adults

Due to chronic low registration, the Art Sampler series has been cancelled.

Art Classes for Kids

Art Foundations Workshops
Aimed at children 8 – 12 years old


Participants creating self-portraits during the July 2014 workshop

In 2014 and 2015, local folk artist Anna Burke held a monthly summer series of art workshops for up to 15 children aged 8 – 12 years old. Teaching, application, and activities sends your child home with a greater knowledge of fine art and a piece of their own! Your child can attend one or many; each workshop stands alone, just pay as you go. The $10 per-workshop fee includes snacks and supplies. The fee must be paid at the start of each workshop.

In Our Community

Annual Yellow Springs High School Art Awards

Presented each spring in collaboration with the YSHS District Art Show, supporting emerging artists for more 20 years. In 2015, the winner of the Accomplished Artwork Series is Nadia Mulhall for “Botanical Portraits”, and the winner of the Excellence in Art Individual Award was Shanice Wright for an untitled black and white photo.

Past Education Projects

Project Peace: Confronting Bullying through Art
Mills Lawn Elementary School Artist Residency 2013

YSAC partnered with Mills Lawn School to explore social equality and mediation for K-6th Grade students. Under the guidance of the school counselor, teachers and YSAC resident artists, students explored bullying and peace education. The project concluded with a series of three paintings displaying historic peacemakers, along with symbols and statements of peace. Deb Housh, then YSAC’s Manager and Education Coordinator, said, “We’re working together to extend the social justice message beyond the school walls and to help students view themselves as agents for change.”

Click here for the Project Peace Blog