An array of colorful wet felt projects
 Colorful glass straws used for glasswork
 Grouping of bottles of frit on a table
 In front of a small mirror, a student places a stone on her finger to test it for use in a ring
 A rainbow colored knit mesh

The Miami University Art Center located in Phillips Hall is the home of the popular Art Sprint Class program, which includes classes in ceramics, photography, 3D design, drawing, glass work, jewelry, sewing, laser cutting and manufacturing techniques and woodworking. These short-term, introductory classes are oriented towards the non-art major and are focused on hands-on, experiential learning.

Art Center instructors are working artists and educators who love creating the opportunity for others to experience the joy and enrichment that comes from artistic pursuit. All classes are limited in size to ensure each student receives personal attention and guidance

Sprint Courses

Art Center Sprint Classes are open to all Miami University students. Multiple classes are offered each semester. Each session is 7 weeks, meeting once per week. Student reviews cite Art Center sprint classes as one of the most-enjoyed educational experiences at Miami.


To register for a sprint course, use the standard online Miami University registration process. Sprint courses are listed as “T” for first seven weeks and “U” for second seven week sessions.