Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education

Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education

138 years in business

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KCAI's Continuing Education has provided fine art courses to the community that advance the skills of aspiring artists of all ages for 130+ years.

Continuing Education offers opportunities for youth, high school, adult, and art educator students. All of our courses are taught by professional artists with an active studio practice and presence in the Kansas City art community.

Learn more about us here: KCAI.EDU/ARTFOREVERYONE

About the Kansas City Art Institute:

In 1885, an enterprising group of Kansas Citians with a mutual appreciation for art decided formed a Sketch Club. They had no idea this Sketch Club would lay the groundwork for an institution that would become a distinguished four-year college of art and design.

Notable names associated with the Kansas City Art Institute include Walt Disney, who took Saturday classes here as a child; painter Thomas Hart Benton, who taught here from 1935 to 1941; multimedia artist Robert Rauschenberg, who studied fashion design at KCAI; sculptor, conceptual artist and writer Robert Morris; celebrated, present-day performance artist, noted fabric sculptor and more recent KCAI graduate, Nick Cave, and the list goes on.

Today, KCAI is an impressive reflection of its 130-year history and the community in which it evolved.

Continuing Education has a long history of programming courses based on the interests of the community of lifelong learners we serve. Our motto, art for everyone, is engrained in everything we do. So regardless if you are interested in making with your own two hands, mastering a new medium, experimenting, or simply appreciating the history of art, we have something for you. 

We welcome everyone to join our community passionate about creativity. 

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Kansas City, MO 64111
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We want to your know goals and ambitions, from their we will evaluate your availability and determine if there is an upcoming course that is a good fit for you.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All KCAI Continuing Education faculty are professional artists with active studio practices in the local Kansas City community. 

Lessons offered

Photography Classes Drawing Lessons Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Sculpting Classes Oil Painting Classes Illustration Classes Pottery Classes Calligraphy Classes