In collaboration with the departments of Performing Arts and Visual Arts and partnering educational institutions, the Workhouse Education Department conceptualizes, plans, coordinates, and implements and oversees all Workhouse educational programming. The Workhouse currently houses 20 classrooms of various sizes to include eight visual arts classrooms, one ceramics classroom, three glass classrooms, one glass blowing classroom, two dance classrooms, two media labs, and two Pilate’s reformer classrooms.
Quarterly Course Offerings
Please click Register for Classes to view our most current class listings. The course registration site is updated frequently with new classes and workshops, date and room changes, and catalog print corrections and is the most up-to-date authority of educational offerings and ticketed events. The Workhouse schedules two quarters at a time; fall and winter; spring and summer. The fall and winter catalog of classes is available online in July and the spring and summer catalog is available online in January. To receive a print copy of our course catalog please email your full name and mailing address to email@example.com.
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Workhouse Classes & Workshops - The Workhouse offers an array of arts education courses and workshops designed for life-long learning experiences. Beginner through master classes are offered in all media (as listed above) and new course schedules are created quarterly. New classes are constantly being created and added to our website. Our students return year after year to brush up on their skills, keep in touch with new friends, or master a new artistic technique. Many of our instructors are professional self-supporting artists, have extensive art teaching backgrounds, and are masters in their craft.
Summer Camp Programs - Designed for children ages 6 - 15 in visual and performing arts, music, dance and new this year game design! All camps are taught by professionals in their field offering the student’s unique training in many disciplines and media. With a small teacher/student ratio, students receive the attention they need to improve their skills while building confidence and encouraging creative expression. Click HERE for more information.
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal for the promotion of Ceramic Arts in the Community through research, education and outreach. The studio facility is also home to 6 private resident artists’ studios whose works range from functional to sculptural and a retail gallery for the exhibition of Resident and Associate Ceramic Artist works. The Workhouse Ceramics Program housed in W-8 at the Workhouse Arts Center is a state of the art facility with two indoor kiln rooms, an outdoor kiln yard with a 32 cu. Ft. gas downdraft shuttle and Raku kiln(s). A variety of classes, workshops and outreach activities are offered for ages 5 and up in wheel-throwing, hand-building and ceramic sculpture.
The Glass Program at the Workhouse is one of the few glass programs in the country to include all disciplines of glass art under one roof. We have facilities for fusing, casting, mosaics, flameworking, coldworking, sandblasting, sculpture and glassblowing. The program has eight artist studios, two general purpose classrooms, a flameworking classroom, a kiln room, a coldworking room, artist gallery, a glass supply store, and a glassblowing studio all within its 8500 sq ft building. All classrooms are outfitted with state of the art tools and equipment. The primary focus with the Glass Program is education and we offer approximately 30 different classes per quarter.
Art of Movement Program
Along with the visual and performing arts, the Workhouse offers a premier Mind & Body center. Our fully equipped studios offer programs and classes for all ages and abilities. Three beautiful studios encompass the program where Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Dance, Nia and more are held. The Pilates studio features state of the art Stott Pilate’s equipment including V2MaxPlus Reformers, Stability Chair, Cadillac, Barrels, and an array of small equipment. Our team of highly skilled and caring instructors, lead by Mind/Body Program Director Lesley Spalding, is dedicated to helping you achieve measurable results.