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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Overview

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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

Spring class registration is now closed. Check back for info on our summer session!

Mark your calendars

  • Spring teacher workshops are open for registration through April 6.
  • Pre-College and Summer Teacher Residency applications are now open.
  • Life Drawing runs through April 8.

Other Programming

Young Artists Classes


Scholastic Art & Writing

Teacher Workshops

Summer Teacher Residency

Pay-as-you-go Life Drawing

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Check Out Our CE Classes

Check Out Our CE Classes

Take a look at our current course catalog!

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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.