Continuing Education

With an impressive 130+ year history of providing accessible fine art, design and liberal arts instruction to students of all ages and skill levels, Continuing Education at KCAI is the region’s resource for connecting community members that share a love of the arts.

In an abundance of caution all summer courses scheduled to take place on campus throughout June and July have been canceled or adapted for virtual learning. Students can still advance their creative skills by enrolling in virtual learning courses.

View the full schedule of upcoming courses

Should you have any questions or need advice on what course to choose based on you or your student’s learning objectives, please contact us at

Residency Dates + Deadlines

Applications for KCAI’s 2021 summer residencies for art educators and for creative high school students open in the fall. Applications are accepted until each program fills. Submitting your application and supporting materials before the deadline gives the KCAI Continuing Education office an opportunity to work closely with you.

Summer 2021

October 1 Applications open
February 1 Scholarship deadline
March 1 Scholarship recipient notification
April 1 Educator ArtLab Tuition Deadline and Pre-College ArtLab Deposit Deadline
June 1 Pre-College ArtLab Tuition Deadline