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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Overview

Continuing Education + Community

March 12, 2020: In response to ongoing concern about the coronavirus, and upon recommendation by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Cleveland Institute of Art is canceling remaining spring 2020 Continuing Education classes, effective March 16. Click here for more information.

About Continuing Education at CIA

Our Mission

CIA’s Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) program offers dynamic art and design classes through unique course content and access to high-quality faculty and facilities. Each semester we serve adults and students in grades 5-12 by helping each individual learn new techniques or improve existing skills.

Our courses for adults and young artists cover a wide range of processes and mediums, and can accommodate all skill levels. Evening classes for adults take place once a week for an eight-week session. Young Artist's classes are held on Saturdays during the spring and fall semesters for eight weeks, and are Monday through Friday during the summer for two weeks.

Course Registration

Summer registration is open through Friday, May 15.

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Our Programming

Young Artists Classes


Scholastic Art & Writing

Teacher Workshops

Summer Teacher Residency

Pay-as-you-go Life Drawing


Contact us at or 216.421.7460.

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Pre-College courses in design and painting helped him sharpen focus

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Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

High school students: extend your learning and earn college credit this summer in CIA’s Pre-College program.

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Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this two-week residential program.