We've changed our name!
The Old Church Cultural Center School of Art has become the Art School at Old Church.
Was the old name too hard to say? Did we get too many letters addressed to the Reverend? Were people confused about who and what we were? Yes, all that is true and more.
The Board of Directors after much discussion decided that it was time to have a name that better reflects who we are and the Art School at Old Church does that. Old Church is now the destination for both the Art School and the Center Gallery. The underlying beauty of being in an old church building remains but it no longer defines us.
While the name has changed our mission hasn't. We are still dedicated to the principals that have made us strong. The Art School at Old Church remains a meeting place for learning and exchanging artistic ideas, a supportive atmosphere and an environment conducive to the creative spirit.
The Art School and Center Gallery at Old Church is a meeting place for learning and exchanging artistic ideas. Our goal is to provide an environment conducive to the creative process. We believe that art is an important expression of the human spirit; that creativity is an innate function, and that in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere it is bound to flourish.
Established in 1974 as a nonprofit, nonsectarian community educational facility, our mandate is to improve the quality of life through instruction in fine art and craft. Our well-equipped studios are light, spacious and barrier-free.
Our courses are designed to give students a basis in aesthetics as well as technique. A year-round program of exhibitions, cultural events and travel stimulates the atmosphere further. Supported by tuition and memberships, as well as by individual, corporate, and government contributions, the tax-exempt, nonprofit and barrier-free Center is open to all.