Visual Arts Studios
Metro Parks' Visual Arts Program offers a variety of art classes in painting and pottery in three Nashville locations. The Visual Arts Program has recently been expanded with Visual Art Studios located in the new Bellevue Community Center. Classes are also held in Centennial Art Center and West Park Community Center Pottery Studio.
Classes are typically offered in three different sessions (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer). Workshops that focus on specific skills or techniques are often offered in between sessions. The class schedule varies bases on space and teaching staff availability.
Centennial Art Center Studios
Centennial Art Center Studios, located in beautiful Centennial Park, host 23 weekly pottery and painting classes. Pottery classes are also held at the West Park Pottery Studio at 6105 Morrow Rd.
Bellevue Visual Arts Studios
Bellevue Visual Arts Studios, located at 7638A Hwy 70 South, is opening with a wide variety of painting and pottery classes.
Visual Arts Class Registration
Register online for Metro Parks Visual Art Classes beginning Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. Registration will continue through Wednesday, February 17, 2021 or until classes are full. To check on class availability after the February 17 deadline, please send an e-mail to Donelle McCollum or Darreth Walker. Classes start Monday, February 22, 2021. Class size will be reduced to meet Covid-19 phase requirements. Please see the 2021 Winter/Spring Visual Arts Class Schedule for a list of upcoming classes.
Reminder: On registration day you must log in to the online system to sign up for classes (to see "Sign Up" button). Also, classes will not be visible online the morning of Tuesday, February 9, 2021 until 10:00 a.m.
Unfortunately, we cannot take registrations over the phone. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks, unless otherwise noted in the schedule.
Note: Due to increased demand, pottery students are permitted to register for only one pottery class per session. This includes classes at Bellevue and West Park Community Centers. If a student is enrolled in more than one pottery class, staff will withdraw the student from one class at staff’s discretion. At this time, painting students may continue to register for a maximum of two classes (or one pottery class and one painting/drawing/printmaking class).