Education in a Nutshell

At the CSMOA we believe in Creating Community through the Arts!  Our education program allows everyone, regardless of age or skill level, to learn a new skills, techniques and concepts while enjoying the arts.  We have something for everyone and offer programs during the day, evening & weekends throughout the year taught by some of the best professional artists around! If you need help accessing or setting up your account, stop in or call us at (954) 340-5000. Please send all refund/credit requests to Fiorella Lavena at If you love art but aren’t interested in art making we have fun and informative Art Tours for all ages. 




Youth + Teen

CSMOA offers classes for both kids and teens, starting as young as 18 months old. Students will work closely and learn from professional artists in a fun and inspiring studio environment. If you don’t see a class that works for you sign up for private lessons or put a group of 6 together and we can make a class for you! 

Summer Camps + Teen Intensives 

CSMOA offers summer camp programs for kids of all ages! Art Start for Ages 5-6, our Cultural Camps for Ages 7-12 and our Teen Studios for Ages 13-17. Students will work closely and learn from professional artists in a fun, creative, and inspiring environment.  



Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with one of the many classes designed to engage both the beginner and seasoned artists. Our classes are great for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios! All classes are for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.



At the CSMOA, we want everyone to be able to explore their artistic side! We understand that life gets busy and committing to an extended class session may not be realistic for everyone. This is why we are proud to offer workshops all year long! Through our workshops, both beginner and advanced students have the opportunity to explore new artistic mediums and techniques without committing to an extended class session. We have workshops for all adults, teens, kids, + families. 


Drawing Interior Spaces with Lisa Lee
Ages 16+

If you have struggled with drawing geometric spaces like rooms, buildings, or cities, you may need to develop perspective. This workshop introduces linear 1-point and 2-point perspective, starting with creating imaginary spaces and then drawing from observation of the museum’s unique architecture structures. By the end of this workshop, you will never see your drawings the same way again! This is a beginner’s class but is also a valuable refresher for artists of every level. A one-hour lunch break is held at the midpoint of the workshop, so bring along a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant. Supply list can be found at

Saturday August 13 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Easy Guide to Photographing Art + Objects 
Ages 16+

Whether you take pictures of everyday objects, document your own artwork, or even take photographs of items that you sell online – this course is for you! Learn the ins and outs of improving your skills as a still life photographer through insights into lighting, positioning, and essential camera settings. No previous experience necessary! A one-hour lunch break is held at the midpoint of the workshop, so bring along a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant. Digital camera required, and students will bring 2 artworks or 2 objects to photograph.

Saturday July 30 | 9:30 am – 4:30pm

The Art of Healing
Ages 16+

Leah board certified art therapist and artist, will guide you in creating a life wheel, looking at each section of life for balance. In the first half, you will create art related to an area of life that needs healing (releasing). In the second half, you will create art related to what you want to manifest in your lives. Each participant will receive a signed copy of her book.
Saturday August 27th | 1:30 – 4:30pm

Portrait Drawing Workshop
Ages 16+

Ever dreamed of drawing a portrait, but thought it would be too challenging? Using sculpture and photo references, learn how forms, values, halftones, hard/soft lines, and relationship lines can be used to construct the face. With the knowledge of what lies beneath the skin, coupled with learning about structural planes, students will gain understanding of how to complete a portrait from a photo reference. Beginning students and those with prior experience are welcome! A one-hour lunch break is held at the midpoint of the workshop, so bring along a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant. Materials provided. Supply list can be found at

Saturday July 16th | 9:30 am – 4:30pm

Teaching Artist

CSMoA Teaching Artists are professional artists with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engage people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts. The Museum brings high caliber artists into our studios through a range of innovative creative arts educational programs. Teaching artists work at the intersection of artistry and education by using their expertise, creativity, and passion to provide distinctive arts learning experiences for students and teachers.