About Corcoran Continuing Education
Capture Your Creativity
The Corcoran's intimate class environment allows our experienced faculty to focus on your needs; whether you are looking to discover your hidden talent, augment your abilities, or indulge in your passion for art and design.
A HISTORY OF ONGOING COMMITMENT
TO ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
The Corcoran Gallery of Art was formally founded as a public institution in 1869 at the intersection of Seventeenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. When the Gallery opened its doors in 1874, art students immediately flocked to the museum to observe, sketch, and paint copies of the collection’s famous works. (Read more about the history of the College and the Gallery.)
Today the Corcoran's Continuing Education department offers more than 200 for-credit and non-credit classes and workshops in studio art, design, photography, art education, and art history. The Corcoran is committed to making art accessible to everyone with a desire to learn, regardless of age, skill level, or experience.
United States Botanic Garden (USBG)
The Corcoran College of Art + Design, in partnership with the United States Botanic Garden, is proud to offer a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration.
Last day of fall classes
Make-up days for classes canceled due to inclement weather/emergencies, as announced by the Registrar. All other make-ups must be scheduled prior to the last day of class.
December 25–January 1
Winter recess (College closed)
Continuing Education Open House