Fall classes are open for registration!

Take a peek on what we’re offering this fall.

A supportive environment

Become a Creative Maker

Diversify your artistic talents in our multimedia classes! By working with a multitude of supplies in a wide array of mediums, you can explore anything and everything we have to offer. From birch bark painting to learning the basics of book binding, we’re sure you’ll enjoy yourself down at the Worcester Center for Crafts!

Want to learn more specifics about our multimedia classes? Well, there’s multiple ways to do so! Start by perusing our class options below or visit our registration page and sign-up for a class now!

Birch Collage

Using the beauty of birchbark, create a woodland scene using collage and painting techniques. The natural paper-like structure of the bark is excellent for collage as we work on creating the structure of trees and use tones and shadows to create depth in a scene.

Endless Imagery: Block Printed Pattern for Textiles

This workshop teaches the basics of designing and printing a handmade repeating pattern for fabric. learn principles of pattern design, then transfer and carve single-color designs into linoleum blocks, and finally print those designs as fabric yardage.

Bookbinding Basics

Spend a fun afternoon exploring the basics of bookmaking. We will fold, glue and stitch a variety of book structures with soft and hard covers. Using only the simplest set of tools, students will transform flat sheets of paper into a variety of elegantly simple and dynamic structures.

Give the Gift of Craft

To purchase class gift cards, visit or call our Handcrafted Store at 508-753-8183 ext. 305 to make your purchase. Gift cards are not available for sale online. Read our Policies.

Earn Credits

The Worcester Center for Crafts, in partnership with Worcester State University, is now offering 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