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Community Arts

Summer 2024 Art Classes Are Here!

Art classes for all ages and all levels begin in June and July. Registration for all summer classes opens April 25. 

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Free Summer Art Classes Are Back.

Munson is thrilled to announce Summer 2024 FREE Art Classes for kids and teens, through the Community Arts program and made possible through the MetLife Foundation. 

Limit 1 class per student for the summer. Space is limited. Please do not register if not planning to attend the full week or course. Please cancel your registrations if plans change.

Please Note: Paying for additional courses is not available which means one class per student for the summer. All courses in this summer program are free but limited so that more students can take part, regardless of economic circumstances, and we hope to welcome many new participants.

Pre-Registration for free classes is closed. 

Thank you for your interest in Munson’s Free Summer Kids Community Arts Classes. We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest in the program this year and have unfortunately reached the cap in pre-registrations for ages 4-12. We welcome you to join our waitlists available on each course.

If you were not able to register for kids summer classes this year, we do continue to offer full scholarships for Saturday morning kids classes during the fall and spring semesters.

Summer 2024 Calendar:

Week 1: July 8-12
Week 2: July 15-19
Week 3: July 22-26
Week 4: July 29-August 2
Weeks 5+6: August 5-16

Class Length Key:

+ WORKSHOPS: 1 to 4 sessions
+ MINI-COURSES: 4 to 6 sessions
+ REGULAR COURSES: 8 to 12 sessions
+ KIDS CLASSES: 6 sessions each
+ TEEN CLASSES: Lengths Vary (Some adult courses are 16+)

Class Age Key:

+ ART EXPLORATIONS I = Class for ages 4+5
+ ART EXPLORATIONS II = Classes for ages 6 - 8, non-sequential
+ YOUNG ARTISTS = Classes for ages 9 - 12, non-sequential
+ TEEN = Classes for ages 13 - 17
+ ADULTS and 16 + = Adult classes that are open to older teens
+ ADULTS = Classes for ages 18 +

Community Arts Scholarships

Scholarships for one class each semester are available to kids, teens, and adults who demonstrate significant financial need. Awards are limited and the amounts vary based on the number of qualified applications received. Kids and teens often receive scholarships for the full tuition. Adult applicants often receive partial tuition and full tuition in special circumstances. Scholarship forms may be submitted online via the links below, by calling (315) 797-8260, or email at Applications are reviewed every few weeks and in the order they are received.

Child/Teen Scholarship Application - Apply Now

Adult Scholarship Application - Apply Now

We are honored with awarding from the following funds:

+ Partnership For Equity In The Arts Fund
+ Elizabeth R. Lemieux Children’s Scholarship Fund
+ Ellen Marie Geiersbach Memorial Children's Scholarship Fund
+ Carmen E. Guarnieri Scholarship Fund
+ Community Arts Education Scholarship Fund


Munson Community Arts offers kids, teens, and adult classes taught by experienced, professional artists using state of the art equipment in the same contemporary facilities that encompass the stellar Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica. The Community Arts program mission is to enhance artistic appreciation, understanding, and skill in people of all ages. For over 60 years, the program continues to build relationships with individuals and organizations and remains the leader in arts education through innovative programming. Community Arts focuses on growth, accessibility, professional development, advocacy for arts education, outreach, and community partnerships.


Interested in modeling for drawing and painting classes? Munson is always in need of models for our art classes. No previous experience necessary. To learn more or to apply, please call (315) 797-8260 or email


Consider funding a scholarship or special facilities for Munson Community Arts or Pratt Munson College of Art and Design. Art enhances our lives, adding beauty and substance to human existence. Click the button below and choose which scholarship you would like to support or contact our Development Office at (315) 797-0000 ext 2297

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