Get your art on this summer with KCAI’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies

16 April 2012

Kansas City, Mo. (April 16, 2012) – From summer art camp for children to intensive workshops for art instructors, the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute wants to help you get your art on, get down with your creative self and offer you an opportunity to be inspired and go from doodling to doing. Spring and summer classes are being offered for youth, high school students and adults, as well as intensive workshops for educators and certificate programs in graphic design and digital media.

“Our wide variety of summer class offerings includes something for everyone,” said Tabitha Schmidt, direct of Continuing and Professional Studies. “We pride ourselves on being the go-to place for art and design and on having classes that range from traditional arts to technology-based arts.”

This summer, classes are offered for youth as young as 6 years of age. Art Soup, a class for students age 6 to 8 includes drawing, painting and sculpture projects. Older children can learn how to use animation and image editing software in the computer animation class or create their own personal style in the jewelry-making class. The school also offers extension classes such as Collaborative Sculpture, Field Guides and Mural Magic to keep kids engaged in art-making activities for an extra hour in the late afternoon after regular classes conclude. Adults and professionals also have opportunities to get their art on with fun classes being offered such as Kiln-Formed Glass and even regular for-credit college summer intersession courses.

“Spending part of your summer with us will afford the opportunity to have fun while growing your skills,” Schmidt said. “Class content will surprise and delight you while helping build a strong creative foundation.”

For more information about spring and summer classes in the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, visit

About the Kansas City Art Institute

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization.


For more information, contact Cat Szalkowski at 816-802-3458 or