Summer Classes

Courses open for registration on May 24 at 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.

Ceramics

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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Metals

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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Glass + Enamel

Our Glass + Enamel Studio offers classes and workshops in stained glass, kilnforming glass, enamel on copper, and mosaic glass.

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Photography

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

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Multimedia

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

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

VIEW OUR SUMMER 2024 BROCHURE

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.

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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.

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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 the 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.

Spring Session 2024 :
Session I:
Monday, April 8, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
Session II: Monday, May 20, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024

Summer Session 2024 :
Monday, July 8, 2024- Sunday, August 18, 2024

Fall Session 2024:
Session I: Monday, September 9, 2024- Sunday, October 20, 2024
(**Week of November 25th – do not schedule any classes, prep for Holiday Festival)

Session II: Monday, October 21, 2024- Sunday, December 8, 2024

2024 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