Art Classes in Harvard Square

Cambridge Center Painting Classes Cambridge Center Drawing Classes Cambridge Center Printmaking Classes Cambridge Center Woodworking Classes
Cambridge Center Photography Classes Cambridge Center Jewelry Classes Cambridge Center Sewing Classes Cambridge Center Craft Classes
Cambridge Center Art History Classes Cambridge Center Glassblowing Classes Cambridge Center Studio School

Each term, students from Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding communities come to take a wide array of art classes at CCAE. Regardless of age or experience, art classes offer an opportunity to flex your creative muscles and have fun! The art community at CCAE welcomes those who are new to art, looking for a hobby, exploring a new artistic venture, or trying to polish their artistic skills.  CCAE also offers conservatory-level classes in a casual setting through our Studio School. Each term students and teachers have an opportunity to display their artwork in the CCAE gallery located at 42 Brattle Street. Click on the topics above where you will find currently enrolling art classes on various fields of study.

New Classes

Check out some exciting new offerings in the visual arts department available in the Spring term.


Enameling is the process of fusing colorful glass onto metal. In this class, students will be introduced to several different enameling techniques, and learn proper metal preparation and finishing processes as well. All experience levels welcome; no metalsmithing experience necessary. 

Steam Bending 101

Try your hand at an exciting and unique way to work with wood. In this class we will discuss the principles and methods of steam bending wood. Students will learn how to build a steam box using affordable materials and discover which woods bend the best and why.


In this project-based workshop we will make photographs that narrate characters, events, and locations. We will research topics, examine examples of photojournalism that utilize a variety of styles and intentions, and implement an independent project for powerful effect. 

Berta Golahny Awards

CCAE students may submit recent works for consideration in the second annual Berta Golahny Awards. Accepted work will be included in our spring exhibition, Recent Works, which will run from March 31st through June 2nd, 2017. The opening reception and celebration of the Berta Golahny Awards will be held on March 31st.

Cambridge Center Studio School est. 1994

The Cambridge Center School Offers a group of coordinated course that focuses on perceptual drawing and oil painting. We are interested in helping students develop skills that enable them to record and interpret, analyze and express. We are geared to painting and drawing from life, stressing the importance of spatial relationships and careful observation.

Studio School classes are taught by Brett Xavier Gamache, Jeremy Raymond Durling, and Anya Smolnikova. Click "View Studio School Classes" above to see currently enrolling studio school art classes.