Welcome to COCA’s Class Guide!

Join us this summer to develop and build your skills—or experience something new! 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 lead students of all ages through a creative and fulfilling experience.

Explore our classes by browsing the options below, filtering based on category, day, or course type. 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). 

Registration Opens: COCA Member registration for summer classes is now open. General public registration opens March 19, 2021.

Last day to register: June 19, 2021 is the last day to register, transfer, or withdraw from semester-long activities. For all other activities, contact the Registration Office for deadlines. Last day to withdraw for a refund is June 5, 2021.

First Day of Classes: June 7, 2021
Last Day of Classes: August 22, 2021

No Classes: June 19, 2021 and July 4–5, 2021

Livestream: A class streamed at the same time as an in-person class and is interactive utilizing Zoom
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: 10


COCAfamily: Secret Ingredient

COCAfamily: Secret Ingredient

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Think your family can work together to create the most delicious, well-constructed dish? Join us in the COCA Kitchen to find out! A COCA Chef-Instructor reveals a secret ingredient for the day. Then, ...
Colorful Cooking: Pie's the Limit

Colorful Cooking: Pie's the Limit

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Up to 2 children and 1 caregiver spend the late morning together as a family cooking the "color wheel" in the COCA kitchen. We create kid-friendly recipes that make a meal. We focus on both the health...
Colorful Cooking: Wrappin' and Rollin'

Colorful Cooking: Wrappin' and Rollin'

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Up to 2 children and 1 caregiver spend the late morning together as a family cooking the "color wheel" in the COCA kitchen. We create kid-friendly recipes that make a meal. We focus on both the health...
Health Moves

Health Moves

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Up to 2 children and 1 caregiver spend the late morning together as a family cooking creative foods in the COCA kitchen; then, we mix it up with the exploration of another arts discipline. We cook wit...
Passport Latin America

Passport Latin America

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Up to 2 children and 1 caregiver spend the late morning together as a family cooking creative foods in the COCA kitchen; then, we mix it up with the exploration of another arts discipline. We cook wit...
VIRTUAL Around the World in Art & Cooking (Mexico)

VIRTUAL Around the World in Art & Cooking (Mexico)

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Adults split the evening, virtually exploring each country through both culinary treats and fine art. Each session features different culinary and art techniques, inspiring master artists and cultural...
VIRTUAL Decked Out Donuts

VIRTUAL Decked Out Donuts

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Students will make delicious baked donuts. They will create the vast array of colored frostings, glaze and fillings to make their treats truly artful and unique. Then they will deck out their donuts w...
VIRTUAL Farm to Table - June 29

VIRTUAL Farm to Table - June 29

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While it is possible to acquire most ingredients year round, every chef knows that the best foods and flavors are seasonal. In this workshop, explore the flavors associated with Summer as you create W...
VIRTUAL Seasonal Chef - June 23

VIRTUAL Seasonal Chef - June 23

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While it is possible to acquire most ingredients year round, every chef know that the best foods and flavors are seasonal. In this workshop, explore the flavors associated with Summer in St. Louis as ...
VIRTUAL Yoga and Seasonal Sustenance - June 10

VIRTUAL Yoga and Seasonal Sustenance - June 10

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Students split their time between relaxing beginner level yoga to calm their mind and strengthen their body and cooking a healthy meal to nourish themselves. After yoga, they learn to make a Summer Bu...

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