Center for Arts Programming

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts has established a new center for community engagement and arts programming to enrich the quality of life throughout the region by developing a robust and dynamic experience in the arts. The new programming offers an extensive array of studio classes and other courses as well as a robust series of lectures, exhibitions, readings, film series and more for high school students and adults with previous or no previous art experience. Area residents and others who are interested in pursuing serious artistic study without being officially enrolled in a degree-seeking program are welcome to take part in these year-round programs in studio instruction and art appreciation.

Lyme Pre-College Academy
High school students with beginning to advanced level art training are welcome to enroll in a series of courses to further explore and expand their technical skills and abilities. All Pre-College courses and workshops aim to foster creativity, build artistic skill, and mentor personal vision in young artists. Lyme Pre-College Academy runs an intensive series of weeklong, daytime classes during summer months, as well as Saturday and evening classes and workshops that are flexibly scheduled to complement work and school schedules throughout the academic year. Lyme Pre-College Academy also offers free Portfolio Preparation workshops for high school seniors during the fall semester. Click here to learn more about the Lyme Pre-College Academy.

Adult Studio Classes, Open to the Community
Adult learners have an opportunity to work in a studio setting with skilled artists at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts who can provide expert instruction at all levels. Some of the many reasons that our adult students return each year are to work with established artists in the regional community, to build portfolios for entrance into credit-carrying courses at the College, and to advance their skills in various mediums and techniques. All adult art classes are designed to augment the strengths of the core degree programs at the College of Fine Arts with special interest topics and professional development. Click here to learn more about Adult Studio Courses.