Children's Fine Art Classes Program

The Children’s Fine Art Classes program engages and inspires the next generation of creative leaders by providing intensive, in-depth art experiences to visually talented and motivated elementary and middle school students. Since 1925 the program has offered concentrated studies in two-dimensional art that include studio practices in drawing, painting, and mixed media; art history; critiquing skills; and aesthetics. Each student is provided a $350 scholarship to attend so that economic status will play no part in a child’s participation or placement. A supply fee is paid by those who are financially able to support the program.

Frequently Asked Questions • 2015/2016 Numbers and Stats

We will begin enrolling for our spring semester on December 1st and classes will start mid-January. 

PDF of the Fall 2016 Schedule

How to Become a CFAC Student:

Mark your Calendar

CFAC Classes run for 10 weeks in the Fall & Spring and meet each week.

Teacher Recommendation

Elementary & Middle School Students: Art teacher or principal recommends 4 talented students per semester. Students must be 9 years old to participate.

High School Students: The Academy of LVA is open to all high school students.

Continuing Participation

All students are eligible to participate in scholarship-based classes in elementary and middle school and can apply for financial aid once in The Academy.

 After CFAC

100% of Academy seniors were accepted to universities across the country and were offered scholarships or financial aid in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Academy seniors were offered 1.5 million dollars in scholarships when applying to art programs around the country in 2014.

Instructors of the Children’s Fine Art Classes program have experience as art teachers or professional artists. The curriculum and assignments are developed to help children gain increasing mastery over the tools and techniques of the visual arts and to foster their cognitive abilities. 

Learn more about each CFAC instructor here.



Each year, Louisville Visual Art hosts a gallery exhibit of the work from the Children’s Fine Art Classes. Every student from that year has work on display, providing them a chance to see their work in exhibition and to share that experience with their families.



More Information:

Learn more about the Children’s Fine Art Classes Program here or contact: 

Sarah Davis, Education Program Manager, 502-584-8166 x105