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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes + Workshops 

Classes + Workshops

Do what you love

This summer, we plan to offer both in-person and online classes.
Our summer session will begin the week of June 6. Young Artist classes will meet daily Monday - Friday, June 6 - 17. Adult classes will meet once a week for 8-weeks.
Register online here or call 216-421-7460 to register over the phone. 

Our courses for adults and young artists cover a wide range of processes and mediums, and can accommodate all skill levels. Through in-person programming our community can access state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including ceramics and metal studios, digital labs, and more. Our online courses allow students to learn from the comfort of their home. No matter what type of class you take, you’ll get a unique and in-depth learning experience from our instructors, who are practicing artists and designers, and often faculty here at CIA. 

Evening classes for adults take place once a week for an eight-week session. Young Artist classes are held on Saturdays for eight weeks during the spring and fall semesters, and are Monday through Friday during the summer for two weeks.

How to Register

We look forward to having you take a course with us. View our current course catalog to choose your class, then either register online or download and print a paper registration.

Online Registration

  • Submit an online registration
  • If you're having trouble signing up, contact our office for assistance at 216.421.7460.

Paper Registration

Download a paper registration form here. Forms can be returned the following ways:

  • Emailed to
  • Drop off or mail to: Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106
  • Fax to 216.754.4089

Full payment is due at the time of registration. Please note that you are not considered registered for a class until payment is received. 

Before you sign up

It’s important to read through our policies and guidelines so that we can provide the best environment for our students, faculty, and staff.  Learn more about our policies and guidelines before you sign up for a class.

Vaccination Requirement

Beginning in January 2022, anyone enrolled in an on-campus Continuing Education course designated for Adults or Young Artists is required to be fully vaccinated. Instructions on how to comply with that requirement will be communicated to students prior to classes starting. Exemptions will not be granted.

If you would like to register, please do so online, mail in a registration form with payment, or call 216.421.7460. 

  • Adult classes will run once a week for eight weeks from June 6 - August 1 (no class July 4). 
  • Young artist classes will run Monday - Friday from June 6 - 17. 
  • We are also offering one-day workshops. 

In-Person COVID Policies

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the Cleveland Institute of Art continues to plan for maintaining a healthy environment when our community is on campus. We continue to work in partnership and consultation with the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, the Cuyahoga County Health Department, the City of Cleveland, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Please refer to CIA's Smart Return to Campus for more information on CIA's most up-to-date COVID-19 policies and procedures.

All students participating in in-person classes must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and adhere to CIA's COVID-19 policies and procedures. Failure to do so will result in removal from a class at the student's expense. 


To obtain a tuition refund, please send written notification to There is a $50 non-refundable processing fee for all refunds not initiated by the Institute. Processing of refunds may take up to three weeks.

Refund Schedule

Written notification received seven days or more prior to class start date will receive 100% tuition refund minus the non-refundable processing fee of $50.

Notification received four to six days prior to the start of the class will receive a 50% tuition refund minus the processing fee of $50.

There will be no refunds for notifications received less than four days prior to the start of the class.


Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. If you are registered for a course that is canceled you will be offered the opportunity to enroll in another available course or have your full tuition refunded. Decisions on course cancelations are at least one week before courses begin. Early registrations lead to more courses that run, so we encourage you to register early. In the event that your instructor needs to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified and a make-up class will be held in the week following the end of your course: you should tentatively block off this week, in case it is needed.

Missed Classes

If you are unable to attend a scheduled class, we regret that we will not be able to prorate any tuition or reimburse you for the missed class. We encourage you to contact your instructor via their information in the syllabus to discuss any material you may have missed if you were unable to attend a class. CIA cannot offer any individual make up time for missed classes.

Online Privacy

The information we collect is used to communicate with past, present, current and potential students. It is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. We do not record your credit card number after the payment is complete.

Summer 2022 Classes

Adult Classes
Evenings + Weekends

Jun 6–Aug 1 (no class Jul 4)

Young Artist Classes
Grades 5–12
Monday - Friday
Jun 6–17

Teacher Workshops
Sat Apr 23

Registration is open, sign up online.


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