Arts Education

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Get creative and have fun at Beck Center!  We have the perfect class for you. We provide over 200 award-winning classes, programs, and lessons every week. Our comprehensive, curriculum-based arts education spans topics such as creative arts therapies, dance, music, theater, and visual arts, and serves over 60,000 annually in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, and Summit Counties.

Financial Assistance is available for all classes and programs. Please contact Ed Gallagher, director of education, at 216-521-2540 x 12 for details.

We never charge registration fees for educational programs. Free parking is always available.

We offer OPEN ENROLLMENT for private instrument and voice lessons, and Creative Arts Therapies sessions with our talented staff of arts professionals.

Benefits of Arts Education – Motion Infographic

View our arts education video

We've all seen the statistics about the value of arts education. Children do better in school and score higher on tests, young professionals are more likely to be financially successful, and adults are more creative and productive workers. Those are the measurable benefits. But what about those things you can’t track on a graph? Happiness. Joy of discovery. Patience. Appreciation for beauty in all forms. Sense of accomplishment.

With more than 200 opportunities each week, Beck Center for the Arts is the place for you and your family to experience all the arts have to offer. We have classes, lessons, and award-winning programs in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well creative arts therapies for individuals with special needs, and outreach education. We welcome thousands of students from across Northeast Ohio to our campus each year for field trips and student matinees. And we are particularly proud to showcase the best in student and professional achievement thanks to our valuable onsite resources in the form of two stages, art galleries, and a recital hall.


Our Dance and Theater Education and Music Education programs have been named "Best of the West,” or a finalist for these categories, for 11 consecutive years!


Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Lakewood Arts Festival.