Loving the Arts!

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, have a good camera but never took a lesson (or it was so long ago….) or want to learn/expand your painting and drawing skills, we have the courses for you!

CIAS adult art courses are affordable classes scheduled one day each week for 3 or 4 weeks. Professional artists who are experienced instructors make the classes fun, dynamic and educational.

CourseAge (yrs)DayDatesTime
Break Into Acting15-17 yrs, Adult 18+MondayJan 17, 24, 317-8:30pm
Weaving Words:
A Writers' Workshop
15-17 yrs, Adult 18+WednesdayJan 19, 26, Feb 2, 97-8:30pm
Beginner PhotographyAdult 18+MondayFeb 7, 14, 28
(not Feb 21)
Write On!Adult 18+WednesdayFeb 16, 23, March 2, 97-8:30pm
Beginner Photographic
Adult 18+MondayMar 7, 14, 21, 287-8:30pm
Lino Printmaking Tools & TechniquesAdult 18+WednesdayMar 16, 23, 307-8:30pm
Acrylic Landscape PaintingAdult 18+WednesdayApr 6, 13, 20, 277-9pm

Weaving Words guides writers in the beginning stages of a new writing project so that they may feel confident and invigorated to take the next steps. Pitch and discuss your writing ideas with a safe group and benefit from one-on-one support from a professional writer.

Are you scared to select M (manual) on your camera? Learn how to manipulate aperature, shutter speed, and ISO to get the perfect picture with Beginner Photography – Do Not Fear the M!


Are you struggling with why a photo you took just isn’t “popping”? Do you want ideas to ignite the imagination and tap into the amazing power of your camera? Then the Beginner Photographic Composition course is for you!


Discover the history and cultural significance of traditions in printmaking while you create your own design and learn cutting and printing techniques to produce striking prints in Lino Printmaking Tools and Techniques.


Have you always wanted to give acrylic painting a try? Learn about paint application, composition, painting terms and how they relate to all styles in Acrylic Landscape Painting.


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