Art Educators

The School for Continuing and Professional Studies offers several opportunities for art educators

Educators Art Lab

Graduate level courses

Professional Development Network partnership

High school partnerships

Educators ArtLab

The annual Educators ArtLab (EAL) will take place Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29, 2016. This program is a special opportunity for high school educators to revitalize their artistic practice while working with esteemed Kansas City Art Institute faculty. 

Tuition for EAL is $300 and includes on-campus housing, meals, supplies as well as visits and receptions at local art museums and galleries. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Kansas City. 

Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of April. Applications received by April 1 will be considered for a scholarship. 

Those accepted into the program will have the option of earning two graduate level credits for an additional cost of $275. 

This year's studio options include: 

  • Fiber
  • Painting
  • Ceramics

The application for summer 2016 will open Monday, October 5.

Click here to apply. 

Graduate level courses

KCAI offers graduate level courses in the fall, spring and summer. Tuition is $275 per course and each course counts as two graduate level hours.

Area art teachers interested in enhancing their curriculum will benefit from the weekend format of the classes, which typically are held Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Courses are non-cumulative and will not transfer to a master's degree program. Their intent and purpose is to help teachers meet criteria for re-certification and to provide professional development. 

KCAI has been approved as a continuing education provider through the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City. View course listings or enroll here.

Additional work after each class is required and due to the instructor three weeks after each course ends. Transcripts can be ordered online here. There is a $5 processing fee per transcript.

Hotel accommodations

Many art educators make our graduate level classes a weekend getaway. Below is information on hotel accommodations. 

Holiday Inn (Main Street)
Marriot (Main Street)

Professional Development Network partnership

KCAI is now a part of the Professional Development Network (PDN), a branch of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City (CSDGKC). Additionally, our School for Continuing and Professional Studies has been approved as a continuing education provider for the CSDGKC.

We are pleased to offer all PDN and CSDGKC members a 20% tuition discount on Art Educator courses. This discount will be automatically applied when members enroll during the following promotional periods: February 1-15, June 15-30, and November 1-15. For credit courses outside of the Art Educators program are not eligible. Questions? Contact Lauren Park at 

High School partnerships

Art clubs

KCAI is pleased to offer workshops for local high school art clubs to promote art development. For details, contact Sonja Garrett at

Additional programs are offered through KCAI. Click on any of the topics below to learn more.

Visit KCAI
H&R Block Artspace
Jannes Library and Learning Center

Learn more about programs for your students.

Continuing education classes
Pre-College Art Lab three week summer residency

CPS Enroll

Click here to enroll today in a class at the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at KCAI.

Spring 2016 classes

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