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! 



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. 


Ceramic Wall Art Workshop Workshop
Ages 16+

Most are familiar with clay being used to create pottery and sculpture, but it can also be formed into flat surfaces intended to highlight color and shape. In this course, students will create assorted “canvases” of clay that are painted with glaze to create beautiful wall-hanging decoration and art. Hanging mechanisms and mixed-media considerations are also explored. All skill levels are welcome. Pieces will be underglazed during the workshop, and fired by the museum when dry. Participants will be notified on when they can pick up their work.

Saturday December 3 | 9:30am-12:00pm

Throwing – Go Big! 1-Day Class
Ages 16+

Are you ready to go big with your pottery? Big bowls, big vases, and big plates are all possible with the right guidance. This workshop is intended for students who have completed Beginning or Continuing Wheel-throwing and have experience with the basic wheel process. Through an intensive 1-day session with an instructor experienced in throwing large forms, students will better understand how their own approach can be improved and allow for larger pottery to be possible. A $20 material fee is included in the class price. After the class you will select one piece and we will dry, fire and glaze your work (you will select the glaze color.) Once your work is completed you will be contacted for pickup.

Saturday October 8 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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.