The Community Arts Academy (CAA), a division of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at IPFW, offers a wide range of instruction in art, music, theatre and dance for students in grades pre-K-12. Taught by IPFW faculty members, professional artists and advanced IPFW university students, classes focus on the artistic process, encouraging culturally enriching opportunities for enjoyment as well as advanced study in the arts. The CAA is recognized as a broad-based arts alternative, supplementing traditional school classroom arts instruction. By sharing the same facilities utilized by university students, the program acquaints students and their families to the accessibility and benefits of the university environment on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. Students study art, music, theatre and dance in a positive, supportive environment.
Quality teaching is the highest priority of the CAA. The instructors, experts in their arts fields, are comprised of IPFW faculty or outstanding community arts teachers. A few are selected IPFW arts majors who teach under faculty supervision.
Most classes and private instruction take place on the IPFW campus during the week or on Saturdays of the spring and fall semesters. A variety of summer classes and exciting camps is also available. Please peruse this site for class listings and registration information or contact the CAA at 260-481-6059 or email@example.com for additional information and to be placed on our mailing list.
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Although not run through the Community Arts Academy, IPFW's Appleseed Writing Project Camps are offered each summer. For more information, click here.
The IPFW College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science runs Exploration camps on the topics of engineering, leadership, computer science, math and science and physics. For more information, click here.
We love to educate your kids in the arts and keep them busy! The Community Arts Academy has classes scheduled all year long for kids pre-K through grade 12 (and even a few options for adults!). To learn more about our most recent class lineup, watch an interview with CAA director Melinda Haines that aired on TV21's INsight program. Or listen to a podcast of a recent WBOI public radio interview that describes our summer camps.
To learn more about last summer's CAA camps, view an interview with CAA director Melinda Haines that aired on TV21's INsight program.
Registration for private music instruction is underway for the summer term running May 1 through August 31. The summer term runs May 1 through August 30. Private music instruction or Suzuki students must register via phone or person. Contact CAA director Melinda Haines for more information or to register at 260-481-6059. Before registering, contact your instructor to determine the number and length of lessons for the summer term.