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There's always something happening at The CVA! Classes, workshops, exhibitions, artist talks, artists in residency, and events put on by others in our creative community. Check back often to find out what's new...or suggest your own creative way to use our space.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, January 01, 2021
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    • Friday, December 31, 2021
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    • Cultural Arts Center

    Greensboro Residency for Original Works

    GROW (Greensboro Residency for Original Works), managed by Creative Greensboro, the city’s office of arts and
    culture, is an open flex space for Guilford County-based creative individuals and organizations to produce new and original works that encourage visitation and engagement by the public. 

    The space is available at no charge by competitive review for residencies of one to four weeks. Creative Greensboro welcomes proposals from individuals, collaborative groups, or organizations with a history of producing and presenting creative programming. We are particularly interested in supporting residencies that are programmatically diverse when compared to other activities already occurring in the Greensboro Cultural Center and those that center the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income communities, and or people who are disabled.

    GROW is located on the second floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center, overlooking Davie Street. This central and prominent space is versatile and can be used for various mediums, multi-disciplinary projects, and intimate performances. We are excited to support a wide variety of creative projects through this residency program.

    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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    • Friday, July 02, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EDT)
    Register

    At this  time we have limited funds for partial scholarships.  Please click on "register" at the bottom left of the page in order to complete the scholarship application.  You will need the following information:

    For Merit-Based Scholarships: Three Images of  your work in jpg or pdf format, 2 letters of recommendation from instructors/supervisors, and a personal statement about what the camper hopes to gain from their time at summer art camp

    For Need-Based Scholarships:  A statement indicating financial need, total household gross annual income and family size, list of total monthly income versus monthly expenses (which may include any unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, etc). and how this scholarship/art camp will benefit your child.  Additionally, we need a letter of recommendation from someone who is not a family member (teacher, principal, minister, neighbor, supervisor, etc).

    • Sunday, May 16, 2021
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    • Sunday, July 18, 2021
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    • 8 sessions
    • CVA Pottery Studio, Rm 135, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27401
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    Instructor-Led Pottery Classes:

    Each session is open to all skill levels. Participants work in a community environment where beginner to advanced students learn together and from one another under the guidance of a mentor instructor. Available in 8-week sessions and annual membership options; beginner pottery class offered periodically throughout the year.

    The next session begins May 16, 2021. This is an 8-week session.  Register now to reserve your spot!

    Open Studio:

    Available for students who have completed sufficient instruction – requires instructor permission. Available in monthly or annual installments. Please call our education department at (336) 333-7475 for more information, or email create@greensboroart.org.

    • Monday, May 17, 2021
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    • Monday, July 19, 2021
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    • 8 sessions
    • CVA Pottery Studio, Rm 135, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27401
    • 1
    Register

    Instructor-Led Pottery Classes:

    Each session is open to all skill levels. Participants work in a community environment where beginner to advanced students learn together and from one another under the guidance of a mentor instructor. Available in 8-week sessions and annual membership options; beginner pottery class offered periodically throughout the year.

    The next session begins May 17, 2021. This is an 8-week session.  Register now to reserve your spot!

    Open Studio:

    Available for students who have completed sufficient instruction – requires instructor permission. Available in monthly or annual installments. Please call our education department at (336) 333-7475 for more information, or email create@greensboroart.org.

    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
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    • 8 sessions
    • CVA Gallery in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Figure Drawing Sessions with different models, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. We welcome artists (18 years and older, please) with a range of experience, style, and medium. Our facilitator helps to foster a supportive environment for study and practice, with the goal of strengthening artistic skills and creating community. Easels, chairs, and drawing boards are available for use, or you may bring your own. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper (limited supply of paper may be available for use at times).

    --Masks are required to be worn while in the building.
    --Registration required, as space is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Sessions tend to fill up very quickly, so we are offering students the chance to register for 8 sessions at once for a special, discounted rate.  If you only wish to sign up for a session or two, any remaining spots in the weekly sessions will be opened up for registration beginning May 12, 2021.
    --All sessions will be held at the CVA gallery on the 2nd floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC


    • Saturday, May 22, 2021
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    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
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    • 8 sessions
    • CVA Pottery Studio, Room 135 Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC
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    Registration is closed

    Designed for parents and their children/teens, this pottery class is perfect for beginners or for those wanting to extend their existing knowledge of working with clay.  Our instructors can work with all skill levels.

    • Classes meet on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 135 of the Greensboro Cultural Center.
    • Class fee includes 1 bag of clay per parent/child couple and glaze fees. Additional clay may be purchased for $20 per 25-pound bag.
    • Classes meet weekly for 8 weeks.
    • Members receive a 10% discount.
    • Sibling Discount Available.

    Classes begin May 22, 2021.

    • Saturday, May 22, 2021
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    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
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    • 8 sessions
    • CVA Pottery Studio, Rm 135, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27401
    • 4
    Register

    Instructor-Led Pottery Classes:

    Each session is open to all skill levels. Participants work in a community environment where beginner to advanced students learn together and from one another under the guidance of a mentor instructor. Available in 8-week sessions and annual membership options; beginner pottery class offered periodically throughout the year.  Please note: This Saturday afternoon class has a predominate focus on handbuilding.  Those with prior experience wheel throwing are welcome to use the pottery wheels.

    The next session begins May 22, 2021. This is an 8-week session.  Register now to reserve your spot!

    Open Studio:

    Available for students who have completed sufficient instruction – requires instructor permission. Available in monthly or annual installments. Please call our education department at (336) 333-7475 for more information, or email create@greensboroart.org.

    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
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    • Saturday, May 27, 2023
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    Register

    How to submit your work to CVA online gallery:

    • Artists who are current members of the CVA may exhibit up to 10 pieces of art in the online gallery.
    • Each work must be for sale (note that CVA takes 40% commission of each sale).
    • Artists are encouraged to replace any works sold with new work available for purchase.
    • Artists must be able to deliver artwork to the gallery within 7 days after sale, or arrange an alternative with the CVA. CVA will deliver the artwork to the buyer. 
    • Artists must alert the CVA if a work is sold outside of the CVA members' gallery so we can take the work down. 

    Information needed from artists:

    Images

    • Photographs of artwork should be clear, high resolution photographs with plain backgrounds or no background
    • 300 dpi resolution, 4"x6" in jpg or jpeg format
    • Label images (artist name_artwork title)
    • Artists can submit one full image and up to 3 additional images of details of an individual piece, if applicable

    Artwork information

    Submit to the gallery in a Microsoft Word document using the registration form for this event.

    Images of artwork should accompany the artwork information so we know what information goes with what artwork. 

    • Title: Untitled or The Blue Sea
    • Date: 2020
    • Size: Height x width x depth (36" x 58" x 1.5")
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
    • Price:  $175

    Artist Statement, Bio, and Website/Social Media Contacts:

    Submitted in Microsoft Word document

    250-word limit for each

    Artists must be able to deliver artwork to the gallery within 7 days after sale, or arrange an alternative with the CVA. 

    Artwork should be signed and prepared for delivery. If the purchaser is local to Greensboro, CVA will deliver the artwork to the buyer or arrange for pickup at the CVA Gallery. If the purchaser requires the artwork be shipped out of the area, the purchaser will be responsible for shipping costs. The artist will be responsible for properly and safely packaging the work for shipping, if shipping is required.

    Helpful links:

    https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/4-steps-to-photographing-your-art-like-a-professional

    https://thecreativeindependent.com/guides/how-to-write-an-artist-statement/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0g4a1Ge-Ds


    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • CVA Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
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    CERAMICS--Campers will learn basic handbuilding techniques such as pinch pottery, slab building, coil building, and score & slip. They’ll practice those skills making fun, imaginative projects -in the past, students have made gnome cottages, ceramic foods, cups, bowls, and a wide array of animals. Our instructor will guide students from the beginning of the design process through the finished glazed products. 

    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 1
    Register

    Introduction to Photography (7th-9thGrades)

    Say cheese! Students will learn the basics of how to use the camera while learning about different kinds of photography and exploring how professional photographers use digital photos in art and business. Through hands-on practice with the CVA’s DSLR cameras (or their own, if they prefer) students will be able to create their own portfolios of images by the week’s end. Simple photo editing skills will be introduced.


    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    LEGOs Art (4th-6thGrades)

    Everyone loves LEGOs! In this super-fun camp, young artists will construct sculptures, make art prints, and even create a stop-motion animation video using the colorful interlocking blocks. This isn’t a step-by-step LEGO construction experience, but a full-on art experimentation camp for creative kids wanting to push their creative limits.


    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    ArtSplosions! (1st-3rdGrades) Eek, boom, splash! Homemade goo, robots that can move, and plants that just “dye” to be different make their way into this artful science camp. From

    chemistry to ecology, drawing to sculpting...art and science explode at the CVA this summer.


    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.


    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 7
    Register
    Inspired by Black Artists (1st-3rdGrades) Drawing inspiration from the works of Black artists such as Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, students will create their own pieces using similar techniques and styles. Campers will explore the stories and imagery in picture books illustrated by Black artists to develop their visual literacy and expand their sense of what’s possible with art and design.

    This is one week in a series of related camps where students will have the opportunity to learn about the important contributions to the world these artists made and how their art serves as a way to teach others about cultural diversity.


    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • CVA Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 3
    Register

    Campers will enjoy up to three hours of time exploring the Cultural Center, LeBauer Park, and indoor free play time as a group with instructor supervision.  This camp is intended only for those who are registered for a full-day summer art camp at CVA for the same week.


    Please note: This is a 4-day camp.  The Cultural Center building is closed on June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • CVA Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
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    Join waitlist

    Ceramics: Fantasy Worlds (1st-3rd Grades)

    Campers will create their own ceramic fantasy worlds using basic handbuilding techniques such as pinch pottery, slab building, coil building, and score & slip. Imaginary creatures, out-of-this-world buildings, gnomes, fairies, and more abound. Creative campers’ imaginations will have a chance to soar as the instructor guides them from design to finished glazed products.


    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Video Editing: Create Your Own YouTube Videos (7th-12thGrades)

    Calling all wanna-be YouTubers! Think you have what it takes to create your own video shows, unboxing videos, game review, or something else folks will tune in to? In this camp, you will develop ideas for your production, figure out how to plan out the story,and ensure you have all the materials you need. Next, you’ll dive in, creating content for your video using Adobe Premiere. At the end of the week, you will go home with your video and a one-year personal subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (a $699 value!)

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 2
    Register
    Inspired by Hispanic & Latinx Artists(4th-6th grades)

    Drawing inspiration from the works of artists such as Frida Kahlo, Carmen Lomas Garza, Diego Rivera, and Freddy Rodriguez, students will create their own pieces using similar techniques and styles. Campers will explore the stories and imagery in picture books illustrated by Hispanic and Latinx artists to develop their visual literacy and expand their sense of what’s possible with art and design.

    This is one week in a series of related camps where students will have the opportunity to learn about the important contributions to the world these artists made and how their art serves as a way to teach others about cultural diversity

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    DIY: Nailed It! (4th-6th Grades) 

    Is your child a DIYer in the making? This camp is perfect for kids who want something different each day! Campers will have the opportunity to “Nail it!” by completing new challenges each day in re-creating professional masterpieces. They’ll have a blast competing as they try to build, craft, decorate, and more.

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    Register

    Strengthen Your Portfolio 1: Building and Documenting Your Body of Work

    In this week-long program, serious high school art students will gain experience and knowledge that will aid in their readiness for AP Art, portfolio development, and professional presentation of their work. Appropriate use of sketchbooks and thumbnails, as well as digitizing work will be included.

    All supplies are included, but students are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks or materials if they prefer to use them.  Materials will not be shared among students.

    This is one in a series of three art intensives designed to strengthen the artist portfolio.  In order to register for any of these weeks, students must apply and submit a letter of recommendation from their art instructor.  Students accepted into the program will be provided a registration code so that they may register online.  The cost per week is $275.  Students may select to attend 1, 2, or 3 weeks if accepted.


    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4th Floor, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 7
    Register
    Inspired by Indigenous Artists of the Americas (1st-3rd) Drawing inspiration from the works of indigenous artists from North and South America students will create their own pieces using similar techniques and styles.  Artists referenced may include those from the ancient Mayan civilization, as well as Inuit peoples, First Nations, American Indians, and indigenous peoples of Mexico and South America.  At least part of the focus will be on indigenous artists from the Eastern United States. Campers will explore the stories and imagery in picture books illustrated by indigenous artists to develop their visual literacy and expand their sense of what’s possible with art and design.

    This is one week in a series of related camps where students will have the opportunity to learn about the important contributions to the world these artists made and how their art serves as a way to teach others about cultural diversity

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • CVA Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 5
    Register

    Campers will enjoy up to three hours of time exploring the Cultural Center, LeBauer Park, and indoor free play time as a group with instructor supervision.  This camp is intended only for those who are registered for a full-day summer art camp at CVA for the same week.

    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • CVA Gallery in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC
    • 8
    Register

    **This event is part of our Friday Evenings Out with Friends, an ongoing series of creative make and take workshops.**

    Are you finally ready to venture out again on Friday nights?  Looking for a new or different way to spend your time and tap into your creative side?  Come join us at CVA on Friday evenings this summer to experiment with various collage techniques and create your own artwork you can be proud to display or share with others.  Grab a friend, your favorite beverage, and a snack and head on over to our gallery in the beautiful Greensboro Cultural Center.  It's sure to be an evening filled with fun and friends!