Akron ArtWorks is an art studio offering open studio sessions, fine art instruction, and therapeutic groups for children, teenagers, and adults. All ages and abilities welcome!
Your mind, body & soul on art.
Familiarize yourself with our studio and offerings by taking a look at our course catalog and events calendar. We hold group art instruction classes that meet once a week, weekend workshops, and open studio times. We also offer group therapy for teenagers and adults.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Give the gift of ART!!
Gift cards are available in any quantity. Here we have a few convenient options, but feel free to contact us directly if you would like to order another value.
We have a collection of art supplies that every artist needs... watercolor pencils, paintbrushes, mixed-media and sketch notebooks, sketching pencils, an art book (pick for a kid, 13 Artists Every Kid Should Know or adult, Draw, Paint, Print, like the Great Artists) and a sharpener, all in a beautiful tote bag ($50 without the book, $65 with a book). Maybe add a gift card for art classes, too!
(add gift card, go here https://www.akronartworks.com/classes/giftcard)
Adventures in Art Materials
Explore paint, drawing, clay, sculpture and more! Building confidence and skills through art exploration.
Teachers: Sarah Vandygriff
Ages 4-7: Mondays 4:15-5:15pm* - Session 1 only
Session 1 - Mondays 4:15-5:15pm: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/18
Teachers: Melissa Redman
Ages 4-7: Saturdays 9-10am* – Session 2 only
Session 2 - Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am: 3/02, 3/09, 3/16, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13 NO CLASS 3/23
*NOTE: Parents are welcome to stay but not required to do so.
Around the World with Art!
Visit new cultures each week. Learn traditional art, music, and myth then make art that is inspired by that region!!
Teacher: Sara Vandygriff,
Ages 7-14: Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm - Session 1 only
Session 1 - Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/18
Exploration of Clay & Tools
From slip to scoring, explore building, sculpture and more!
Teacher: Jessica Soggs, Fee $115
Ages 4-7: Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm* - Sessions 1 & 2
Session 1 - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/05, 2/12, 2/19
Session 2 - Tuesdays 4:15pm-5:15pm: 3/05, 3/12, 3/19, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16 NO CLASS 3/26
Ages 7-13: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm - Sessions 1 only
Session 1 - Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/05, 2/12, 2/19
Learn techniques to manipulate light and lens to get the most out of your digital camera.
*Required equipment: Digital camera (DSLR is preferred but not necessary)
Teacher: Micah Beree
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm Session 1 only
Session 1 - Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/05, 2/12, 2/19