About Cornell Creative Arts Center

The Cornell Creative Arts Center was created to offer an inclusive multi-disciplinary Arts Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn to create artwork and techniques to express their creativity, alongside our community artists of all abilities. Our programming is focused on the inclusion and integration of the Hudson Valley’s diverse population of artists and community creatives from every background. We offer accessible educational events including classes, workshops, gallery exhibitions, and community event space for audiences of any age and ability. We launched the art center in 2019 with the opening of our beautiful ceramic studio, located on Bruyn Ave (the back of the art center). The remainder of the Cornell Creative Arts Center is a 12,000 SF building located in the heart of Midtown Kingston, right on Cornell St! (Our namesake). Our facilities include a large open ceramic studio, a dance/movement studio, a public gallery space, a pending digital arts-media studio, a painting/drawing/mixed media studio, several private artist studio/offices, and a classroom for music/creative writing. In addition, our facility also houses the Kingston location for Arts Mid-Hudson, and a communal Co-working office space as well. At Cornell Creative Arts Center, every person is supported, encouraged, empowered and accepted into an environment where they are provided with rich opportunities to learn and grow their artistic talents. People who enroll in classes offered by the CCAC will participate in an integrated program that serves Midtown Kingston, providing affordable and comprehensive access to the arts to both people with and without disabilities. People can work together in our supported arts program to teach, learn, and mutually uplift one another with quality art practice, teaching, exhibition, and sales opportunities. In 2020 to respond to the changing needs of our community due to the Pandemic, we have developed a wide breadth of virtual offerings to compliment in-person opportunities. We offer online visual art classes, online dance/movement classes, virtual galleries, and remote teaching opportunities.

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Click here to see our video tour of our space!

In the Press:

Chronogram, Aug. 2020

Chronogram, Oct. 2020

Hudson Valley Press, Nov. 25th 2020

Hudson Valley 360, May 6th 2021

What People are Saying:

“I was excited and nervous to attend my first watercolor painting class as I didn’t consider myself a ‘real artist’. When I first walked into the art center, I was greeted warmly by the receptionist in a big, bright, open space. In the studio, we were spread out with materials and workspace. Shana herself was excited, offering a sunny disposition and breadth of experience to guide us. She gave clear instructions and helped us feel comfortable starting as beginners. By the end I had thoroughly enjoyed myself and was happy to have been able to create a ‘real painting’. This was just what I needed to get back to doing things in person rather than virtually or not at all! I’ve since purchased my own watercolor set and signed up for more watercolor classes in the series.” -Michelle M.

 

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