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Inspiration, Of Course!

Join the Party on June 8th, 2024


Express Yourself

Visual Arts and Crafts Classes


You're invited to Inspiration, Of Course!, CCAE’s Annual Spring Party, on Thursday, June 6th 5:30pm to 8pm at the Blacksmith House on 56 Brattle Street.

Some of the best eateries across Cambridge will serve a delectable, chef-selected bite at this year's annual spring party. Surrounded by live music and vibrant conversation you can look forward to sampling the flavors that are inspiring some of your favorite chefs in Harvard Square and beyond.

Delicious bites from: Felipe's Taqueria, Harvest, Honeycomb Creamery, Mamaleh's Delicatessen, Mimi's Chūka Diner, Nirvana The Taste of India, SOURCE, and Pammy's. Beverages provided by: 90+ Cellars, Samuel Adams Brewery, and Urban Pharm.

The dollars raised from Inspiration, Of Course! will help to fund our scholarship program, maintain our historical buildings, and support our expert staff and host of instructors as they carry out CCAE's distinguished programs.

“Inclusive, fun approach to learning a difficult subject. Joan [Brunetta] had a lot of little things - declension songs, memorization aids, a great way to use flash cards - that were unique to her and made studying easier. There was just enough rigor, without being overwhelming. This class was a lot of fun. There was a great camaraderie among the students and with the teacher. We all learned a lot in a non-threatening context.”

Tim S., Salvete Romani: Latin Beginner Level 1

“Natalia [Slattery] did a great job! She demonstrates and explains what she is doing in a very clear way. She was well prepared and sent excellent material to everyone before the class. Now I can go back and review everything she covered. The class was an excellent combination of demonstration and hands-on experience. ”

Martha B., Digital Collage: Creating Composite Images in Adobe Photoshop

“Ploy [Khunisorn] is a great teacher! Her ability to cover a vast amount of information and help students create several dishes in their own kitchens, all in an absolutely choreographed, simple manner is amazing. She is always kind and supportive and answers all questions, making sure she loses no students along the way. It's a joy to share her kitchen!!”

Claudia W., Korean Kitchen

Jane [Katims]'s selection of stories is exciting, gratifying and sometimes challenging! It's like a mini-vacation and a lot of fun everytime we meet! I love it! Everyone was able to express themselves thoughtfully and respectfully through a variety of story subjects.”

Robert N., Self-Exploration Through Literature

Private Classes!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE experience by immersing you and your group in a private setting. Private classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

Whether it's a team event for your business, a loved one's birthday, or a hangout with friends, we will put together the perfect in-person or online class for you. Contact us at and start planning today!

Macarons Cooking Class

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Scholarships Available

CCAE offers need-based financial assistance. For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new. We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means.

For more information, and to apply for a scholarships, view our scholarship guidelines.

Support CCAE

From all of us at CCAE, we wanted to say thank you for your kindness and generosity during this unprecedented time. Your continued support shows the importance of education within our community. We are confident that working together we can all get through this and we cannot wait to see you in class again!

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