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 17, 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

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Thank you to our Sponsors:







US Bank Foundation
Pershing Charitable Trust
The Saigh Foundation
Dula-Kobusch Charitable Trust
Norman J. Stupp Foundation
Spoehrer Charitable Trust