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Spring Courses will start March 30; Summer Camps begin June 8! You may view the Spring Courses and Summer Camps by clicking the Course Brochure Button to the right. Register and pay for the courses by clicking on the link above the Course Brochure. Remember that for private music, dance and art classes, as well as Small Groups and Scout Troops classes and pass classes (Open Studio Ceramics & Yoga Abbreviated), INITIAL registration MUST be handled by phone or in person.

Unattended Children Policy The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center (The Arts Castle) is an institution where all patrons can engage in artistic activities safely. However, due to limitations of space and resources, our staff and instructors are not available to provide adequate security and safety for children outside of the registered class timeframe. Therefore, it is imperative that parents/guardians drop off and pick up children for classes in a timely manner. Children should be picked up from class within 10 minutes of the scheduled class completion time. If a parent or guardian is delayed in picking up a child, prompt telephone notification to The Arts Castle staff is required. In addition, children who visit the center for activities such as exhibit viewing and special events should always be accompanied by a caregiver or parent.

Photography Waiver By registering for a class, workshop, camp or event, you hereby grant and give this organization and its partner organizations the right to use your photograph or your child's photograph or image with or without your name or your child's name, both singly and in conjunction with other persons of objects, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, private or public presentations, advertising, publicity, and promotion.

Save on your classes and become a member!
We have brought back our membership rates so, if you become a member between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 (our fiscal year), you will save 10% on most classes plus your membership helps support your Arts Castle. See our Home Page for exceptions.

Arts Castle and Gallery Shop gift certificates are available year-round. Give the perfect gift -- the gift of art! Call 740/369-2787 for details.

LOOKING AHEAD TO SPRING! Start with the Arts Preschool Extension

PLEASE NOTE: This program is only offered Spring, Fall and Winter quarters.

Exposure to and engagement in the arts during childhood is essential to developing into a well-rounded, well-educated adult.  Deep engagement in both performing and fine arts has been proven to stimulate school readiness.  Beside helping to develop social, emotional, motor, and language skills, the arts nurture a child’s imagination, expression of thought and persistance in completing tasks.  These are skills which play a critical role in the development of a child’s problem-solving ability and attitude towards learning which will have more impact on success in school and life than a high IQ.

Our changing culture and national prioritizing of math and language arts above all other disciplines has limited our children’s opportunities in the arts during the school day.  Given the benefits of a childhood that includes the arts, a critical need exists for additional arts opportunities for our young children outside of traditional preschools.  This is the reasoning for Start with the Arts!, a pilot program offered by The Arts Castle and funded by the Delaware County Foundation.

You may register your child for Start with the Arts! by clicking on this link (CLICK HERE to register and pay for classes) and scrolling down to "Preschool: Start with the Arts."

Download a Start with the Arts brochure HERE.

Lora Kruse
Manager of Administration and Registration

Karen McCulloch
Program Coordinator

Cindy Smith
Graphics Coordinator


Descriptions of Spring Courses
and Summer Camps for 2015

REGISTER & PAY for classes online.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form and refund policy.

  • PLEASE NOTE: PRIVATE CLASSES (art, music and dance) are arranged with the instructor and are offered YEAR-ROUND as are Small Group and Scout Troop classes. TIMES AND DATES ARE ARRANGED WITH THE INSTRUCTORS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY RUN ACCORDING TO THE QUARTERLY TIMEFRAME. Call The Arts Castle for details or check with your instructor to see whether or not you have class.

Check out these Spring classes offered at The Arts Castle. Click on the photo for more information.

Classes for toddlers age 1-2 and 3-4 along with their caregivers.
Instructor Marlene Hartzler


Scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of The Community Foundation of Delaware County, The Ohio Arts Council, individuals, corporations and fundraisers. Scholarships are available for students who qualify, and are based on financial need.
Download a Scholarship Form HERE


If you have a specific class that you would like offered at The Arts Castle, please email our Program Coordinator Karen McCulloch at If our facilities can accommodate such a class and we can line up instructors to teach them; we will be happy to explore options. Our staff will answer any questions you might have. Please direct your questions to Karen.

The class evaluation forms are an important tool to gauge the success of our programming. Please let us know how you feel about the classes you or your children take and rate the instructor's performance. If you would like to discuss a class in private, please call.

Feedback is important for our instructors as well. If you liked the class or have suggestions for follow up classes, please inform your instructor. Our instructors present class proposals before each quarter and the programming is developed from those proposals. Student ideas play an important role and will be considered. While it may not be possible to act on every suggestion, we encourage your participation in the planning process.

Programming could be affected by weather.
Class cancellations will be announced on the following TV/radio stations.

Please check our Facebook page for closings due to weather conditions:
A message will also be recorded on The Arts Castle's
voicemail at 740/369-2787.
We will do our best to post notice at least an hour
before your class is due to start.

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