The Community Arts Academy (CAA), a division of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at IPFW, offers a wide range of instruction in art, music, theatre and dance for students in grades pre-K-12. Taught by IPFW faculty members, professional artists and advanced IPFW university students, classes focus on the artistic process, encouraging culturally enriching opportunities for enjoyment as well as advanced study in the arts. The CAA is recognized as a broad-based arts alternative, supplementing traditional school classroom arts instruction. By sharing the same facilities utilized by university students, the program acquaints students and their families to the accessibility and benefits of the university environment on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. Students study art, music, theatre and dance in a positive, supportive environment.
Quality teaching is the highest priority of the CAA. The instructors, experts in their arts fields, are comprised of IPFW faculty or outstanding community arts teachers. A few are selected IPFW arts majors who teach under faculty supervision.
Most classes and private instruction take place on the IPFW campus during the week or on Saturdays of the spring and fall semesters. A variety of summer classes and exciting camps is also available. Please peruse this site for class listings and registration information or contact the CAA at 260-481-6977 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to be placed on our mailing list.
IPFW's Appleseed Writing Project Camps are offered each summer. For more information, click here.
The IPFW College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science runs Exploration camps on the topics of engineering, leadership, computer science, math and science and physics. For more information, click here.
For kids of all ages, the IPFW Athletics Department offers camps through out the year in baseball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. For more information, click here.
The IPFW Physics Department offers Physics Camp, Math & Science Camp and Smarty Pants Camps in the summer. For more information, click here.
Run by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Dental Education, Nursing and Radiography Health Exploration Experience is offered to students in grades 8-12. For more information, call 260-481-6608 or click here.
Registration for private music instruction is underway for the spring/summer term running January 1 through August 31, 2015, but students may enter into instruction at any time of year. Private music instruction students must register via phone or person. Contact Susan Robart for more information or to register at 260-481-6713. Returning students should contact their instructor to determine the number and length of lessons for the fall term prior to registering.
We love to educate your kids in the arts and keep them busy! The Community Arts Academy has classes scheduled all year long for kids pre-K through grade 12 (and even a few options for adults!). To learn more about our most recent class lineup, check out these interviews, stories and photos:
Summer 2014 Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette feature photo of our 19th Annual Summer String Camp: click here
Summer 2014 TV21's INsight segment: watch here
Spring 2014 TV21's INsight segment: watch here
Fall 2013 PBS39's CAA TV spot: watch here
Summer 2013 Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Fabric Fun Workshop: view photos here
Summer 2013 PBS39's CAA TV spot: watch here
Summer 2013 TV21's INsight segment: watch the interview
Spring 2013 TV21's INsight segment: watch the interview
Summer 2012 WBOI's ArtCentric radio show: listen to the podcast
Summer 2012 TV21's INsight segment: watch the interview