Community Education Overview

Every year over 2,600 people of all ages study art through the AACís Community Education Department. Courses are affordable and open to all. Our programs include: Adult/Teen, Summer Portfolio Preparation, Teen Studios for 13-18 year olds, Camp Art Academy for 5 Ė 12 year olds, Saturday and After-school Art for Kids, and the P&G funded Visual Art Outreach Program.

Mission & Vision
Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to providing a distinctive education to children, teens, and adults, empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities by giving them the proper tools to pursue a life of creativity.

Our vision is to be the leader in educating the community in the visual arts at every skill level and promoting creative opportunities for the public.

News & Events

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AAC Helps Sponsors the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 02/06/15


The Art Academy of Cincinnati and the AAC Community Education Department are proud to be site sponsors of the this years Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation‚Äôs longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for […]

Creative Holiday Shopping Supports Students 10/31/14


Come see an Art Show that is for Artists, organized by Artists in support of Future Artists! The 6th Annual Autumn Air Art Fair is a fabulous fundraising event that raises much needed scholarship funds for Art Academy of Cincinnati BFA students and Community Education students.

SmartArt After School Program Grows From Grants 10/14/14

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Art Academy of Cincinnati Community Education Department (AAC CE) would like to thank the following foundations for their contribution to the SmartArt program: Pfau Foundation, Luther Charitable Foundation, Chemed Foundation and the Dater Foundation. ¬† The AAC CE SmartArt program serves as a powerful, creative tool to reinforce Common Core standards.¬† Focused on higher-order thinking […]

Classes Announced for CE Satellite Location 09/04/14


In July the Art Academy of Cincinnati Community Education Department announced its partnership with the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. We are excited to inform you course offerings at the Center are now available!

Now Accepting Applications for Visual Arts Outreach 08/26/14

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Research shows that involvement in the Arts fortifies academics, raises test scores, and cultivates greater aspiration in employment and civic responsibility (Catterall, 2009: College Board, 2011). Let us come to you! The Visual Art Outreach Program,¬†funded by Procter & Gamble is now seeking applications for the¬†2014-15¬†school year.¬† ¬† The program sends artists and art educators […]

Satellite Location Spotlight on Brazee Street Studios 08/20/14


The Art Academy is proud to partner with instructors Sandy Caruso and Barbara Coe at their studio on Brazee Street! Brazee Street Studios is an artist community housing over 25 professional artist studios, Brazee Street School of Glass, and gallery One One. Located in Oakley’s growing arts district, Brazee Street Studio’s building is the renovation […]

Community Ed Partners with Walnut Hills NEP 08/19/14


Community Education is honored to be a part Walnut Hills Neighborhood Enhancement Program.  The program will last 90 days and focus on enhancing aspects of community health, removing blight, lowering crime and overall improvement of the neighborhood. 

From Artist to Entrepreneur 07/22/14


[SlideDeck2 id=1851] Not every school can say they have someone teaching for them that not only is an amazing Instructor, but also a successful entrepreneur; enter Sarah Francis Hollis. She has been teaching with the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s B.F.A and Community Education Departments for the last five years. This past year Sarah has put […]