Community Education Fall Classes

Jennifer Robertson on 07.28.15

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce the new line up of Community Education programs for the fall session. Starting on September 17, NHIA will offer over 100 programs that range in length from 1 day to 12 weeks in a variety of arts including painting, glass, jewelry making, fiber arts, interior design, photography, printmaking, book and paper arts, ceramics, writing, drawing and sculpture.

Director of Community Education, Chris Archer, said, “NHIA was born in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. At that time, the school’s only focus was community education so we’ve been doing this for a long time. We’ve spent a lot of time listening to what our students want. Based on their feedback coupled with the expertise of our faculty, we have crafted a roster of educational opportunities that will engage and excite the artist in everyone, whether they are new to the arts or have been practicing for many years.”

The structure of the programs is to keep class sizes to a maximum of 15 people with a focus on individual attention. As a result students get a great deal of personal instruction given the short time they are the studio. The programs will be run on one of two NHIA campuses in Manchester or Sharon, NH.

If you’d like to learn more about NHIA’s community programs, please view our full catalog or email

For those interested in pursuing a career in the arts, NHIA offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs. Applications are still being accepted for the fall term in Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Creative Writing. To learn more about any of NHIA’s programs, visit, call 866-241-4918 or email the admissions department at