Classes & Workshops

Artistry offers classes and workshops at the beautiful Bloomington Center for the Arts for adults and youth of all abilities - from beginners to experienced students - in clay, painting and drawing, fused glass, and much more. Business of Art classes provide information on career development, finance, marketing, and other topics relevant to practicing artists, and Affiliated Arts workshops offer students the chance to try a medium outside the traditional scope of fine arts. All of our classes and workshops are led by skilled professionals with subject matter expertise and a commitment to each student's development. Scroll down to access links to classes, images of the studios, instructor bios, scholarship and registration information, as well as information about art parties and other opportunities for groups. See you in the studios!


Updated February 21, 12:30pm


All Thursday classes are running as scheduled.

Students will be contacted directly if there are any updates that result in cancellation.

Questions? Call us at 952-563-8575 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

winter classes
Winter Session runs January 7 - March 16, 2019

Painting and Pastel Classes & Workshops

Drawing Classes & Workshops

Clay Classes & Workshops

Fiber Workshops

Business of Art Workshops

Affiliated Arts Workshops

Youth & Teen Classes & Workshops

Family Classes & Workshops

spring classes

Spring Session runs March 17 - June 1, 2019

Painting and Pastel Classes & Workshops

Drawing Classes & Workshops

Clay Classes & Workshops

Glass Workshops

Fiber Workshops

Business of Art Workshops

Youth & Teen Classes & Workshops

Family Classes & Workshops


Master Workshop and Demonstration 
Animal Portraits, Print, Pattern and Paper-Porcelain
with Susan O'Byrne

March 25 and 26, 2019

Obyrne workshop

In conjunction with the exhibition Urban Parallel: Ceramics in Scotland, Susan O’Byrne, visiting us from Glasgow, Scotland, will be demonstrating her making methods at Artistry. The master workshop will allow participants the opportunity to experiment with these techniques and make work in the style of her animal portraits. The techniques Susan uses in her work combine ways of making normally associated with papier-mâché, textiles, and collage. The artist talk and demo portion of this workshop is open to be purchased separate from the full workshop. 

Full Master Workshop including Demonstration
March 25 and 26, 2019

Artist Talk and Demonstration only
March 25, 2019

youth programs


instructor bios


> Online by clicking the categories above to find a class or workshop.
> By Phone at 952-563-8575.
> In Person: Stop by our office between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For information about scholarships, please click here.

Registration Policy and Terms and Conditions

10% MULTIPLE CLASS DISCOUNT Students can receive a 10% discount when registering for multiple 5-8 week classes at the same time from this catalog. Online registrations will receive a 10% refund after the registration is processed. Not included in 10% discount: workshops, master classes, and Summer Art Camps.

art parties

Artistry hosts and coordinates creative arts activities for birthday parties, parent and child groups, play dates, homeschool and scouting activities, and other special occasions. Party themes are designed to inspire, challenge, and introduce young artists to new art forms and skill sets. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to space availability. Click here for more information.


Artistry also welcomes adults to schedule two-hour clay experiences with us. We're now offering our Clay for a Day workshop and Clay Nights on a open-scheduling basis. Get a group together and schedule at your convenience (just give us at least two weeks' notice). We'll work with you to arrange a good time for your group and we'll set you up with an experienced instructor for your clay experience. Different from a basic art party*, we offer two-hour experiences on the wheel for completion of two pieces (including choice between underglaze decoration or selection from three glaze options) per person for group sizes between 4 and 12 people.. See below for pricing details, and just call Sarah at 952-563-8571 when you're ready to book. Pieces will be ready for pick-up around 3 weeks after the clay experience date.

4 participants: $250 total
5-6 participants: $350 total
7-9 participants: $450 total
10-12 participants: $600 total

*Clay parties within our Art Party program include one finished (clear-glazed) piece and 75 minutes of art time paired with 45 minutes of free time in a separate studio.

Looking for group lessons? Our staff would be happy to talk with you about developing one-time and ongoing arts learning opportunities for groups of five or more in the studios of the Bloomington Center for the Arts. To start the conversation, please contact Director of Community Partnerships Leah Hughes at 952-563-8575 or