2017 Summer Camp Registration is Open!


Community School of the Arts is excited to announce open registration for our 2017 art and music summer camps!  Visual Art and Music camps provide children with creative and engaging summer activities that promote self-confidence and academic performance.

We look forward to welcoming your family to our creative music and art camps at locations across Charlotte this summer!  Please contact the office at 704.377.4187 or registration@csarts.org with any questions.

Click here for more information about CSA's 2017 summer camps!

Lessons and Classes Taking Place Jan. 9 & 10

CSA's lessons, classes, and Charlotte Children's Choir rehearsal will take place as scheduled on Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10. Please contact your instructor if you are unable to make your CSA program.

Announcing the Gingerbread Champion of Charlotte!

Congratulations to LITTLE, the Gingerbread  Champion of Charlotte!

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Community School of the Arts is excited to announce that Little won the 2016 Gingerbread Competition with "The Ronald McGingerbread House."  Little received 37% of the votes in the competition, which took place December 12-18, while the participating houses were on display in Founders Hall.  "The Ronald McGingerbread House" will be spending the holidays at The Ronald McDonald House for families and guests to enjoy.  Entries had to be completely edible and held together with only icing, and were inspired by Charlotte and its iconic buildings.

Also participating in the close competition this year were: Barringer Construction, C Design, Duke Energy, Gensler, Lat Purser, Parker Poe, Walker Zanger & Bonitz Flooring, and Wray Ward.

Thank you to all of the participating organizations!  We look forward to another exciting competition next year. 

Winter Weather, Jan. 6-8

This Weekend's Weather
Students with private lessons taking place today (Friday, January 6th), Saturday, January 7th or Sunday, January 8th should contact their instructors to find out if your lesson will take place.


Inclement Weather Policy
CSA's Inclement Weather Policy can always be found on our website and is listed below:

Community School of the Arts generally follows the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closing policy for inclement weather, however exceptions do occur based on our community partner locations and weather conditions in the evening, when most of our programs take place.  In the event of bad weather or a CMS closing, parents should always check for closing information on CSA’s website at www.csarts.org, CSA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/csarts.clt, or CSA’s main phone line, at 704.377.4187.  Any information on CSA closings will be posted there by 11:00AM on days with potential inclement weather.
Lessons or classes canceled due to weather will be made up at a later date at no additional cost.  The School staff and faculty absolutely do not want you to venture outside in unsafe driving conditions, so please be cautious in your judgment and talk to your teacher if you don’t feel safe attending your scheduled CSA program.  Our students and parents are precious to us, and we want you to be safe!
The CSA website, www.csarts.org and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/csarts.clt, will have the latest news on lesson and class cancellations, so please check these often during inclement weather.

Vote in CSA's Gingerbread Competition Dec. 12-18

Community School of the Arts is excited to present the second annual Gingerbread House Competition from Dec. 12-18. Area businesses will harness their creativity as they compete for the title of Gingerbread Champion of Charlotte, with employee-built and entirely edible design replicas of some of Charlotte’s most well-known landmarks and buildings. All entries will be displayed on the second floor of Founders Hall for a week starting Dec. 12. The public is invited to vote during that time at www.csarts.org/voting for their favorite.

The winner of the competition will receive bragging rights and a trophy designed by local Charlotte mixed-media artist Jason Watson, who is also CSA’s visual arts manager. Jason’s work has been shown at galleries, universities, and non-profit spaces.

The Gingerbread House Competition helps fund CSA’s programs throughout the year. CSA has served the community for almost 50 years by providing accessible arts education through private lessons, group classes, workshops, camps, and outreach programs supporting more than 4,000 children a year.


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