Making art is easier than you think! Whether you’re interested in career or personal enrichment, taking courses as a stepping-stone to full-time studies, or just for the fun of it, we offer a wide range of short and long term courses, workshops, open studios and online courses.


Adult Summer Courses (16+)

Join us online in art classes designed for everyone 16 and older, from the novice to the expert, and everyone in between!

2021 registration is now open!


Youth Summer Camps

Join our phenomenal instructors IN PERSON this summer with Extended Studies’ week-long camps for ages 8 to 15!

At all times, our day camps will be following the NS Return to Day Camp Guidelines. Health and safety precautions are outlined in our FAQs.

2021 registration is now open!


Spring Courses

Refresh and restore this Spring with Extended Studies. Grow your art practice, or start from scratch with courses open to all, no experience necessary.


Fall Courses

Paint your heART out with NSCAD Extended Studies this fall! No experience necessary.



Extended Studies offers three certificates:

The School of Extended Studies Certificate in Digital Media

The Anna Leonowens Certificate in Gallery and Studio Management

Certificate in Creativity, Innovation, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset, delivered in partnership with Dalhousie Executive Education


Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

The Creativity and Innovation Certificate is a partnership between NSCAD and Dalhousie University. Learn innovative research tools, techniques and approaches that will empower you to think disruptively and creatively about solutions. The 6-week online course is designed for working professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs who work in a wide range of industries, from business to government and not-for-profit.

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Winter Courses

MAKE something new this winter at Extended Studies. Courses open to all, no experience necessary.



Registration information and more!

Exhibitions and events

Exhibitions and Events

Download our Awesome Activity Book PDFs for FREE via the links below:
NSCAD’s Awesome Activity Book part 1
NSCAD’s Awesome Activity Book part 2

View our past exhibitions and events below!