Community Arts Education


Community Arts Education

For the ultimate arts education experience, the School of Art offers kids, teens, and adult classes taught by experienced, professional artists using state of the art equipment in contemporary facilities. 

The school’s mission is to enhance artistic appreciation, understanding, and skill in people of all ages. For more than 60 years The Community Arts Education Program continues to build relationships with area individuals and organizations and remains the leader in arts education through innovative programming. The program focuses on growth, accessibility, professional development, advocacy for arts education, outreach, and community partnerships.

Tuition-Free Summer Classes for Kids and Teens

Kids and teen classes are free of charge this summer! Anyone can take part, regardless of economic circumstances, and we hope to welcome many new participants. This is made possible through New York State’s Gun Violence Prevention Program. If you are a part of a local organization working with families, please call us at 315-797-8260 for assistance if needed. Registration for Summer 2022 is now open!

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Arts Education Scholarships

Scholarships for each semester are available to kids, teens, and adults who demonstrate significant financial need. Awards are limited and the amounts vary based on the number of qualified applications received. Scholarship forms may be downloaded below, by phoning (315) 797-8260 or email at 

+ Elizabeth R. Lemieux Children’s Scholarship Fund

+ Ellen Marie Geiersbach Memorial Children's Scholarship Fund

+ Carmen E. Guarnieri Scholarship Fund

+ Community Arts Education Scholarship Fund

Please note applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

Adult Scholarship Application - Apply Now

Child/Teen Scholarship Application - Apply Now


Summer 2022 Calendar

JULY 12 - 17
JULY 11 - 15
JULY 18 - 22
JULY 25 - 29
AUGUST 1 - 5

Priority Scholarship Application Deadline
Community Classes begin
Munson-Williams Summer Arts Festival


Consider funding a scholarship or special facilities at the School of Art. Art enhances our lives, adding beauty and substance to human existence. Click the button below and choose which scholarship you would like to support or contact our Development Office at (315) 797-0000 ext 2297

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Interested in modeling? MWP is always in need of models for our art classes, to learn more or to apply visit our employment page.