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Explore art at Valley Art Center

For over 50 years, Valley Art Center has been at the forefront of visual arts education in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.  They offer classes and workshops year-round with some of the region's finest working artists as instructors.  Valley Art Center's large facilities include five classrooms that are fully equipped for learning ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture and other fine art and craft media.  Students, novice to experienced, are encouraged to learn and enjoy the entire art experience from the process of art making to the rewards of exhibition.

The children’s program is robust and thriving!  From week-long summer camp experiences to after- school classes, young artists benefit from experienced instructors who bring out their creativity in a fun and engaging environment.  This session check out the new Clay Play Wednesdays (pictured), Adventures in Art and Art Exploration classes.

New adult opportunities this year include: conversational critique sessions where artists of all levels can present their artwork and have it objectively and supportively discussed in a group setting.  A two-day Indigo Shibori dyeing workshop will introduce students to the age old techniques of Japanese Shibori dyeing.  Brunchtime Clay Date offers a weekend respite for adults to relax around the potter’s wheel.

Additionally, Valley Art Center now offers in-person art therapy group and individual sessions for both children and adults.  Art therapy is using art in a therapeutic way to support overall well-being and building an understanding of yourself.  Art therapy is about the process of creating art, not creating a perfect masterpiece, which opens the door for anyone to be an artist.  The benefits of art therapy are many.

For more information call 440-247-7507 or visit