The Adult Arts Center is offering a selection of limited enrollment in-person workshops for Summer 2021. This includes workshops in Ceramics (Hot Clay), Native American Arts, Sculpture, Painting, and Writing (Writers Week), as well as Jewelry (Metals Week) online.

Adult students work intensely in a focused, yet relaxed setting, and receive detailed technical instruction and personal attention to individual artistic needs in a community of fellow artists and creatives. Our outstanding artist faculty are passionate about working with students of all levels and abilities.

Registration for Native American Arts workshops Open Now!

Registration for Adult Arts Center Workshops Open Now!

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, on-campus housing will not be available for adult students, except for scholarship recipients. Click here for recommendations for off-campus housing.

Adult Arts Center Workshops

IN-PERSON / ON CAMPUS WORKSHOPS

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Metals Week workshops will all be held online via Zoom for 2021. You will be working in your own studios and your instructor will be present on your computer. The workshop line-up includes:

Native American Art Workshops

Registration is now open for Native American Arts workshops.

FAQ’s

Register and make payments online at idyllwildarts.org/register. We accept VISA, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Completed applications must include the $50 application fee and the per-course deposit to ensure placement. The deposit is applied toward tuition. If you are applying for financial aid, we encourage you to register early. If you cannot afford to pay the deposit, you can choose “Pay by Check” and your application will remain in Applied status. Your enrollment will not be confirmed until a scholarship is awarded or a deposit is paid. Scholarship applications in applied status will still be required to pay the $50 application fee.

Enrollment status is confirmed upon payment of application fee and deposit. Enrollment (class placement) is not guaranteed until the balance is paid in full. Auditioned workshops also require acceptance before enrollment is confirmed. The complete balance is due at least 30 days before class begins; a $100 late fee will be assessed to past due accounts.

Click here for the updated Summer 2021 Enrollment Agreement.

The current health crisis is ever-changing and best practices for safety are constantly evolving. At this time, we anticipate the following processes to help keep students safe. Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2021. 

We ask that students start exercising increased precautions (stay at home as much as possible, wear masks in public spaces, increased hygiene practices) two weeks before arriving on campus, and to continue to exercise as many precautions as possible while traveling to Idyllwild. Other safety regulations include:

  • Requiring students to provide COVID test results before arrival to campus. 
  • Holding smaller classes in well ventilated, primarily outdoor spaces. 
  • Providing grab and go meals, with outdoor spaces to eat while socially distancing. 
  • Daily Health Symptom screenings.
  • Social distancing rules and wearing masks at all times on campus.

Students who do not follow all health and safety guidelines will be required to leave campus immediately and will not be allowed to return for the duration of the workshop session. The safety of all students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance so there will be no exceptions to this policy. No refunds.

Due to the increased cost of running programs during the pandemic, we will not be offering promotional discounts like Bring a Friend and Pay In Full Today.  Scholarships are still available for Native American students and Inland Empire teachers and graduate students.

Click here to learn more about scholarships for adults.

Click here for our Adult Arts Center FAQ, which has even more common questions and information about Summer 2021.

Adult Students Testimonials

"I can't say enough about how wonderful the Teller sisters are as instructors and as representatives of their culture and craft. Their patience and humor are heroic."


[Navajo Weaving]

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T13:57:55-08:00

[Navajo Weaving]

"I can't say enough about how wonderful the Teller sisters are as instructors and as representatives of their culture and craft. Their patience and humor are heroic."

Adult Students Testimonials

"David Reid-Marr for LIFE! I’d take anything and everything he teaches!"


[Sculpture/Painting]

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T14:05:38-08:00

[Sculpture/Painting]

"David Reid-Marr for LIFE! I’d take anything and everything he teaches!"

Adult Students Testimonials

"Love being in the woods! Walking to classes and dining! Love all activities! Your gallery is fabulous!"

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T13:56:14-08:00
"Love being in the woods! Walking to classes and dining! Love all activities! Your gallery is fabulous!"

Adult Students Testimonials

"My Hot Clay instructors were OUTSTANDING! This is a very special place to be with wonderful people from everywhere."

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T14:00:34-08:00
"My Hot Clay instructors were OUTSTANDING! This is a very special place to be with wonderful people from everywhere."

Adult Students Testimonials

"Keep bringing these excellent workshops and instructors!"

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T13:50:22-08:00
"Keep bringing these excellent workshops and instructors!"

Adult Students Testimonials

"Dorothy and Emerson Ami were amazing, helpful, informative and supportive. I especially enjoyed their personalities and stories from a Hopi perspective."


[Hopi-Tewa Pottery]

Idyllwild Arts
2021-02-05T14:03:02-08:00

[Hopi-Tewa Pottery]

"Dorothy and Emerson Ami were amazing, helpful, informative and supportive. I especially enjoyed their personalities and stories from a Hopi perspective."
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Comments from Adult Students about the Faculty

“Articulate, knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about their art and teaching 😊!”

“Fantastic in every way – knowledge, teaching skills, expertise.”

“Beyond excellent. Full of wisdom.”

“Phenomenal.”

“Fabulous.”

Idyllwild Arts Land Acknowledgement

Idyllwild Arts respectfully acknowledges the Qawishpa Cahuillangnah (also known as Cahuilla Band of Indians) and all nine sovereign Bands of Cahuilla people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and continue to steward this land for all future generations.

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