The Studios at the Art Center provides youth, teen, and adult studio art classes.

Classes are taught in a variety of traditional mediums like painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics. Specialty classes, such as metals, mixed media, and calligraphy, are also offered. We hire local, practicing artists who have a background and passion for art education. Their mission is to foster a path for students to reach their artistic goals.

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Art Access Program

Partner with Des Moines Art Center on programming that provides art education to under-served audiences.

About Art Access


Scholarships for children and adults with financial need are available to give everyone the opportunity to participate in studio classes.

About Scholarships

Teen Arts Academy

Join us in the studio for a nine-month program designed to assist motivated high school students in the development of a college art portfolio.

About Teen Arts Academy