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Local Classes - All Disciplines

Here's a great list of local art classes for the visual arts, literature, and performing arts.


Visual Art

Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
has workshops geared towards supporting artist's careers. Downtown Ithaca

Community School of Music & Arts.
Private instruction & visual art, dance, music, theater,
language classes. Downtown Ithaca

Gourdlandia (Graham Ottoson)
Come and visit... there's a lot to see and do at Gourdlandia. It's the perfect Finger Lakes activity destination for all ages. Learn how to grow and dry gourds, explore the gourd garden, shop, be inspired, and maybe even make something!  (607) 277-0589 / /

Ink Shop and Printmaking Center.
A variety of print making classes.  Downtown Ithaca

Johnson Museum of Art

Kadie Salfi
Printmaking workshops: Drypoint, Etching, Photo-Etching, Cyanotype, screen printing & private lessons.
Location: Artist Alley at South Hill Business Campus /

Salmon Pottery.
Ceramist Mary Ellen Salmon runs classes year round. Village of Trumansburg.

Ivy Stevens-Gupta
In-person and Zoom painting, color theory, color therapy and mixed media.
11 Wedgewood Drive, Ithaca, NY / 607-742-4932 /

The Clay School
Enlisting a cadre of well established potters in the area with decades of combined teaching experience, The Clay School is able to offer a variety of class descriptions, techniques and approaches to working with clay. There are weekend and one-day workshops offered throughout the year for locals and out of town students as well.

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Village of Trumansburg


Literature and Performing Arts

Community School of Music and Arts, see above.

Actors Workshop of Ithaca

Writing Room: Writing Through the Rough Spots

Spring Writes Literary Festival
First Weekend in May and writing workshops throughout the year.

Southside Community Center's Unity Studio
a place to take classes in music recording, or have private sessions.


For Children and Teens

Community School of Music and Arts, see above. 

Ithaca Media Arts.

Hangar Theatre.
Lab Company and Next Generation School of Theater


Acting Out! New York

Studio Playground Ithaca

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts