Fall classes are open for registration!

Winter Registration opens Monday, Nov. 13th at 12 noon!

A supportive environment

Become a Creative Maker

Our talented instructors are all professional artists with teaching experience who can guide and direct you in learning and exploring ceramics, glass, metals, and photography—among others. You can find examples of their work online or in our Gallery Store.


Our students enjoy ceramics classes and workshops that utilize raku, electric oxidation, gas reduction, sodium vapor, and wood-fueled firing techniques.

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

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

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

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

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Healing Arts

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

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Youth classes for students ages 6 to 17 provide youth and teens with opportunities for hands-on making and creative development.

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One-day Workshops

Want to try a craft out before you delve into a six-week class? Sign up for our short one evening or one day workshops! Make it social; bring a friend.

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Private/Group Lessons

Plan an experience for your school class or youth organization to experience the art and science of craft.

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Browse our Online Course Catalog


Looking to purchase a gift card for classes? Visit or call our Gallery Store at 508-753-8183 ext. 305 to make your purchase. Gift cards are not available for sale online. Read our Policies.

independent learning

Open Studios

We know it takes time, patience and work to develop craft skills. Open Studio is an option designed to help students who are enrolled in our multi-week classes practice their skills and develop their work. Think of Open Studio as self-directed homework time during extra available studio hours.


Earn Credits

The Worcester Center for Crafts offers professional development points for all Worcester Center for Crafts Studio classes. These classes meet the requirements for content-based courses for re-licensure.

If you’re interested in filing for professional development points with the state of Massachusetts, please review your requirements stipulated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary (ESE) or your school district. Many of the Craft Center’s classes are eligible as professional development activities, and the Registration Office is happy to provide you with a record of enrollment and course completion certificate once confirmation is received from your instructor of your full course completion.

To initiate the PDP process, please inform the Registration Office via email at wccregistration@worcester.edu at the start of the session to indicate that you will require PDP documentation at the end of term. Then, at the end of your last class, please email the office once more to request your records, which will then be emailed or mailed to the student address on file.

Scholarships & Awards

We believe that everyone can benefit from taking craft classes. The Worcester Center for Crafts Adult Artist Award is presented to an individual that exemplifies an appreciation for the arts and an interest in our creative community. The recipient of this award will receive a scholarship to attend a course at Worcester Center for Crafts.


An email or phone call will inform you whether you qualify for the award. Decisions on placement generally occur less than a week before classes begin as we wait to see if there is sufficient enrollment for the class to run. Placement in preferred class is not guaranteed. If you wish to secure a seat in a specific class, paid registration is advised.

Application Deadline: All application materials are due to the Craft Center two Fridays before the scheduled start of the session for which you are applying.

Fall Session 2022:
Session I: Sept. 12- Oct. 23 2022
Session II: Oct. 24- December 11 2022

Winter Session 2023:
Session I: Monday, January 9 – Sunday, February 19, 2023
(Break/Make-up Week: February 20th-26th)
Session II: Monday, February 27 – Sunday, April 9,

2023 Applications may be emailed to wccregistration@worcester.edu or mailed or dropped off to the Craft Center’s front office:

Worcester Center for Crafts
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605