Live the Arts

Whether you’re looking to learn a new craft, attend an exhibition, or shop handmade items from emerging and established artists, we have many ways you can join our community.

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Classes & Workshops

Become a creative maker through our classes and workshops.

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Events & Exhibitions

Join us for an upcoming event or exhibition.

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Handcrafted Shop

Shop artisan crafted, handmade items in-store or online.

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Our community of students and artists enjoy introductory to advanced-level classes and workshops that utilize raku, electric oxidation, gas reduction, sodium vapor, and wood-fueled firing techniques.

We offer metal courses and workshops that utilize various metalworking tools, enabling our students to explore the metal craft to the fullest extent.

The glass courses and workshops we offer teach the making of stained glass and fused glass; these are open to beginner and intermediate artists.

From fiber & textiles to collages and mixed media, our Multimedia department has a wide array of courses and workshops to offer to any and all aspiring creatives!

Our Healing Arts department has courses and workshops that offer creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping, and personal change.

With photography courses for beginners and experienced photographers, we cover a variety of mediums, including digital and darkroom photography.

Upcoming Events & exhibitions


On View in the Krikorian Gallery June 27 – July 5
Opening Reception: June 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

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Artists in Residence Program

Open to aspiring artists in clay, glass, and metals (and those who might work across more than one medium), the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Artists in Residence Program is designed to support the growth of pre-professional artists. Residents are chosen through a competitive process and are with the Center for 1 to 2 years.

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Helping for Today and Tomorrow

Supporting and sustaining craft is not a singular activity – it takes many partners! Become a supporter of the Worcester Center for Crafts and not only receive our gratitude, but know you are helping craftspeople and artists sustain themselves and carry on long-lasting artistic traditions. Our funding partners include the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Worcester State University, among many others. Thanks go to our individual, institutional, and corporate supporters for helping this small organization carry out a big mission.

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