Fall Semester begins SEP 8 Review Health & Safety Guidelines

Welcome to the 2020 Fall Guide, for the first time, online! 

This semester, we have hundreds of ways to find your place in the arts. Whether you’re looking for classes to take in-person at our newly-expanded campus, virtually from your own home, or a combination of both options, we have you covered. Wherever you decide to take a COCA class, our talented Teaching Artists will lead students of all ages through a creative and fulfilling experience.

Explore our fall classes by browsing the options below, filtering based on category, day, or course type. Or download the class grids above. We are so excited to connect and get creative this season with you!

NOTE: For all Virtual Art & Design, COCAcooks, and Early childhood classes, students receive all supplies needed for the class (supplies will be distributed the week before classes at COCA) 

First Day of Classes: September 8
Fall Break: November 24-28
Last Day of Classes: December 19

Livestream: A class streamed at the same time as an in-person class (Please note there is no feedback or interaction with instructors through Livestream)
Virtual: A class that is fully online and is interactive utilizing Zoom
In-Person: A class that takes place at COCA
Hybrid Classes: Some classes occur in person, others will be Virtual

View Closure Protocol & Makeup Policy:

In the Event of Closure
In the event of closures, to protect public health, COCA has pre-recorded classes and created an online curriculum and infrastructure that will be immediately available to protect the continuity of your instruction. In the event that COCA experiences a closure, students will receive access to a website with content for their class within 24-hours.

Classes will continue in a virtual format as long as necessary to ensure that all students have a full semester of classes.  Please note that pointe students will receive instruction in ballet technique only, as they are not able to safely work on pointe from home.

Make-up Policy
Due to St. Louis County capacity regulations, all make-up classes will be held online during the Fall 2020 semester using either existing live online sessions or pre-recorded options. Specific make-up assignments can be accessed by contacting COCA Patron Services at patronservices@cocastl.org. Please have the date and class title of the course that will be missed

Courses Found: 11


Art I

Art I

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In this class, students explore various art forms and mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and textile art, in a studio setting. Projects are inspired by master ar...
Cartooning & Manga

Cartooning & Manga

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Students refine techniques in drawing characters in a variety of cartooning and manga styles. They work in pencil and ink as they explore hands, hair, figure, fabric, and facial expressions. They also...
Fashion Design I

Fashion Design I

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Students learn about the fashion design process as they create renderings and illustrations for garments they imagine. They learn the basics of machine and hand sewing as they construct simple accesso...
Fashion Design II

Fashion Design II

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Students will create renderings and illustrations of fashions that they imagine. They will create simple patterns and increase their skills with machine and hand sewing as they build accessories and g...
U Brand

U Brand

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Working in small teams, create a central image, customer profile, and clothing brand. Realize your brand through multiple variations and garment illustrations. We even have your logo silkscreened on a...
VIRTUAL Animation

VIRTUAL Animation

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Explore three different types of animation: stop motion, using legos, clay as well as hand drawn; and live animation. Write scripts, direct, perform, shoot, and edit using iPads. **Virtual classes ...
VIRTUAL Art & Design for Teens & Adults

VIRTUAL Art & Design for Teens & Adults

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Students explore a variety of fine arts including painting, drawing and mixed media assemblage, as well as design mediums like photography, videography and 3-D Image creation, in a studio setting. Stu...
VIRTUAL Art Beginner I

VIRTUAL Art Beginner I

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In this class, students explore various art forms and mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media, in a studio setting. Projects are inspired by master artists through...
VIRTUAL Design Beginner I

VIRTUAL Design Beginner I

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Students develop technical skills and ignite their imaginations as they use COCA's iPad lab to explore applied art and design, including photography, digital art, videography and architecture. Project...
VIRTUAL Design I

VIRTUAL Design I

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Students develop technical skills and ignite their imaginations as they use COCA's iPad lab to explore applied art and design, including photography, digital art, videography and architecture. Project...
VIRTUAL Filmmaking I & II

VIRTUAL Filmmaking I & II

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Gain practical, hands-on experience from the very beginning of this class. Working in small groups and guided by professional teaching artists, you will learn by doing as you collaboratively write an ...

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