Visual Art Department

Visual art classes and instruction at BW’s Community Art School provide challenging courses and a creative outlet for students of all experience levels. Refine your skills as an artist, or discover a completely new art form as a beginner to expand your skills. As an extension of Baldwin Wallace University, courses leverage resources and expertise of the University to provide the community with a high-level of instruction. Our classes provide a welcoming environment where students are free to create and explore their craft together.

In-person CAS visual art classes are held at the Whistle Stop location, 611 West Bagley Road (2nd Floor), conveniently located a few minutes from Baldwin Wallace University’s main campus.

Visual Arts Faculty

Dottie Abner
Visual Art Instructor
Jackie Wagner
Visual Art Instructor

Visual Arts Classes

Enroll in a visual art class in drawing, art exploration, and more! Classes are available for students age 8 through 18. Art Fundamentals and Portfolio Prep classes are also offered to high school students looking to hone their artistic skills and plan for the college application process.

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CAS UNBOXED™ brings the quality arts programs you expect from Baldwin Wallace University's Community Arts School straight to your home! Virtual classes are led by expert BW CAS faculty and are specifically designed for a completely online style of learning. In these 5-week virtual classes, students will receive weekly interactive video lessons that students can engage with at any point throughout the week. All the materials you'll need for the class will be shipped directly to your door before the program begins.

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