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. 

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

Weekend Workshops

This new series of one-day workshops allow students to join us safely on campus this fall. The maximum enrollment for each workshop has been significantly reduced so proper social distancing can be practiced and all who enroll in these courses are expected to wear a mask for the entire duration of the course. 

Virtual Learning

Art for everyone, even at home. During this unprecedented time, people across the globe are looking for ways to connect with peers, friends and colleagues. Stay connected, enroll in an upcoming course and advance your creativity from the comfort of home.

Course Formats

Synchronous courses provide students with the opportunity to learn from and engage with their favorite instructors in real time. Students in these courses are able to connect with one another, just like they would on campus!

Asynchronous courses have been recorded and are project-based. Students can take these courses whenever their schedule permits. A variety of assignments are provided through video demonstrations, tutorials, presentations, projects and prompts.

Course Requirements

To participate in these courses students need:

  • Access to reliable wi-fi
  • A email account (free to create)
  • A tablet, smartphone or computer
  • To procure supplies listed for the course

Refund and Schedule Change Policies

Need advice on what course to choose based on your learning objectives? Our staff is available for advising Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. by phone (816) 802-3333 or by email 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