We offer an excellent selection of fun and enriching classes in many of the arts disciplines. Adults, ages 16 and up, will enjoy these fun classes and workshops. All classes are offered once a week for each five week session unless noted otherwise. Classes run consecutively on the same day each week. Workshops are offered once per session. Pre-registration is required for all classes and workshops. Taught by experienced art professionals, and designed to provide individual attention and feedback, our classes and workshops are sure to educate and inspire artists of all ages. All supplies are included unless otherwise noted in the class description.


Class registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes when classes meet maximum capacity. Teaching Artists are unable to admit students who have not registered in advance. Full payment by check, cash or credit card is required to secure a space in a class. There is a $2 processing fee for online transactions.

ACA members receive a 10% discount on most classes, camps and workshops with the exception of music classes.

How to Register

  • Online registration is the preferred registration method of the ACA. Online registration is secure and includes email confirmation.
  • Aiken Youth Orchestra: To register, please call 803-641-9094
  • Pick up a hard copy of the registration form at the ACA front desk, complete and return to the front desk.
  • Call us at 803-641-9094 and register over the phone.


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified children and seniors. Please visit the Scholarships page under for more information and to download the application.

Inclement Weather Policy

It is our policy to close for inclement weather conditions when Aiken Public Schools are closed (listen to local radio/TV bulletins). Call us at 803-641-9094 or check our website/Facebook page for updated information as weather conditions can change during the day. If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up class may be arranged.


If you cancel your registration after it has been processed, but at least seven business days before the class begins, we will refund your class fee (less a $10 cancellation fee). If you cancel with less than seven business days’ notice, no refund will be given. ACA reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment. If we must cancel a class, we will issue a full refund.