Middle School Offerings

The BW Community Arts School aims to support students in middle school as they begin new artistic endeavors or choose to commit to diving deeper into their artistic passion(s). From private lessons to classes, camps and ensembles, there are a number of opportunities for students to engage with our expert faculty and be encouraged by a supportive, nurturing environment. We understand how important this stage of development is for young artists and promise to support them as they grow as individual artists.

Visual Art

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. Several offerings are available to middle school students, including jewelry making and drawing.



At the middle school level, all participants can choose a personal enrichment path or to audition for our Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Company. The BW CAS Dance Department trains dancers to have solid technical foundations, a passion for the arts, positive self-expression and confidence. Student receive comprehensive dance training in an environment that supports personal achievement, discipline, friendship, teamwork, positive attitudes, creativity, kindness and respect. 


Instrumental Music

Creating a solid musical foundation for students to succeed through instrumental education is something we take seriously. Whether it be through private instruction, through the CAS Suzuki Center or in a CAS Youth Orchestra (grades 4-12), students in middle school can begin forming habits of quality and appropriate practice. Students in middle school can also begin participating in our Band and String Camps in the summer season. Our faculty use a wide-variety of teaching techniques and tools to meet the needs of every individual student.


Students learn the fundamentals of being on stage. With an in-depth look at the intricacies of acting, ensemble work, text exploration and other acting tools, students learn how to bring a story to life. These classes are designed for students who have experience or have taken PLAY! Theatre.