Metro Arts Center

8360 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258


*The Metro Arts Center will be temporarily closed starting September 17 for renovations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Manager: Kevin Kinney 

The Metro Arts Center offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you're looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill – from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing – the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you.

Summer Operating Hours: Thru September 1, 2018

Monday  3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday  10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday  1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday   4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Sunday   Closed


Open Studio Times
Tuesday           11 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday       1 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thurday            6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

PreSchool Art
Children explore creativity and various art processes
Tuesdays 2:00-2:45
July 31-Sept 17

Learn to draw cartoon characters and scenes.
Instructor: George Taylor
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30
June 12-July 31
$65, ages 6-12

Oil Painting
Study light, form and feeling.
Instructor: Ken Lucchese
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 11 - Sept. 12
$117, ages 17 and older

Develop drawing skills using pencil and ink. 
Instructor: George Taylor
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
July 19-Sept 6
$96, ages 14 and older

Screen Printing
Learn screen printing techniques to transfer images to cards, posters, and clothing.
Instructor: Allen Martin
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30
July 3 - Aug. 28
$96, ages 15 and older

Make ceramic objects using the potter’s wheel and other techniques. 
Tuesdays 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Instructor: Laura George
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00
Instructor: Charles Riche
Sept 11 - Nov 20
$145, ages 17-older

Hobbyist Model Techniques
Learn methods and techniques in buildingand painting models.
Instructor: Rob Edwards
Wednesdays, 6 - 9
August 22 - Oct. 10


Flute Lessons
Children and adults can learn to play flute. 30 minute lessons scheduled individually with the instructor.

Guitar Lessons
Children and adults can learn to play guitar. 30 minute lessons scheduled individually with the instructor.

Family Mud
Learn hand building and wheel throwing techniques
Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
June 16 - Aug. 4

Sculpting Animals
Learn techniques and methods of sculpting animals in clay.
Instructor: Terri Gilmore
Saturdays 12 pm - 2 pm 
June 23 - Aug. 11


Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land, and operates recreation programs for all ages. Its mission is to create a City of Parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations.