New this Summer, we are offering a number of intensives, which are classes specially designed to immerse you for several focused days in a medium or topic. These intensives provide strong foundations for future creative work by allowing you a stretch of time long enough to fully dive into a new medium, project, or idea. Make the summer your creative incubator with these retreat-like programs that will leave you feeling inspired and enthused to make new work within our supportive community.
Since 1898, NHIA has proudly provided community education to the community of Manchester. Today, with campuses in Manchester and Sharon, NH, we offer weekly classes, workshops, intensive residencies, and summer programs for teens and adults designed to fit your level of curiosity, experience, and available time. Our Community Education staff invites the novice and experienced artist alike to explore their unique voice and creative potential. On each of our campuses, our faculty of accomplished practicing artists and passionate educators help students bring their inner artist to life. You’ll take advantage of our top-notch facilities and a constantly evolving curriculum working together to help you accomplish your own, personal creative goals.
Select a category below to register online
Book Arts, Decorative Arts & Professional Practice
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
We offer programs in two locations:
Manchester Campus: 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH 03104 | (603) 623-0313
Sharon Arts Center Campus: 457 NH-123, Sharon, NH 03458 | (603) 924-7256
Questions about classes, workshops or membership?
Please contact the Community Education team at:
- 7 days prior to the start of the 1st class: 100% refund of tuition and fees
- Within 7 days prior to the first class: 75% refund of tuition and fees
- After the 1st class but before the 2nd class: 50% refund of tuition and fees
- After the 2nd class: no refunds