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​Teen & Youth Courses

An artist is curious. An artist wants to discover. An artist needs to explore.

Our classes give youth and teens the chance to do all three. Students have the opportunity to take classes just for fun, to build their portfolio, learn something new or refine an existing skill. We offer a variety of studio and digital-based courses in a supportive learning environment for all.

Dual Enrollment Courses

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high school can take a variety of Freshman level art and design classes at CCS while earning college credits.

Teen Courses

Middle and high school students who want to learn art and design principles from CCS faculty at CCS world-class facilities.

Youth Courses

We offer a variety of studio and digital-based courses and classes in a supportive learning environment for all.

Precollege Summer Experience

Through the CCS Precollege Summer Experience you will earn 3.0 college credits, prepare college-level work, develop your interests and talent, and build your portfolio.


Jane Stewart



Angel VanDerHeyden
Department Coordinator


Erin Ellis Swilinski
Assistant Director



Precollege and Continuing Studies


Allie Runyan
Operations Manager


Supporting Partners

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