"The process of making is a celebration of life."
- Mikhail Zakin (co-founder)
The Art School at Old Church was founded in 1974 when visionary artists transformed a
19th-century church building into a nonprofit, non-sectarian art school and cultural center. Our mission is to provide a wide range of arts experiences that enrich lives in our community and across the region. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, identities, and abilities to participate in life-long learning in and through the arts.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ACCESS, & INCLUSION
Our long-standing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion informs all aspects of the organization, including program content, admissions policies, financial assistance opportunities, community partnerships, employment practices, ADA accommodations, and staff, faculty, and Board constitution. Members of the Diversity Committee include Urvashi Joneja, Zola Kendi, Maureen Lostumbo, Carrie Ortiz, Judy Schaefer, Valerie Sutton, and Rachel Woursell.
The Art School at Old Church is a vibrant community of artists and art enthusiasts who support and encourage each other in their creative endeavors. There are many ways to participate at the school: join us for a class or workshop, attend our gallery exhibitions, or volunteer! To keep connected and stay informed about Art School happenings: check our website calendar, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also join our email list to receive reminders about registration, events and volunteer opportunities.