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At HCAC, we believe that creativity is the core of successful communities. For over 100 years, we've been empowering individuals to explore their artistic abilities through a diverse range of classes and workshops. As a current or future student, you're joining a community of creatives, dedicated to making a positive impact through the arts.

At Holyoke Creative Arts Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality instruction in the creative and industrial arts to adults. Based in West Springfield, Massachusetts, our students are primarily from Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, We also attract students from Berkshire County, eastern Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York.


We are a non-profit organization with a passion for inspiring creativity through an array of classes, workshops and events. Our experienced, devoted instructors are committed to providing an environment that supports all students in mastering new skills and unlocking their full creative potential. We offer a variety of core classes and specialized workshops to interest both the beginner and experienced students alike.


We invite you to EXPLORE, LEARN, and CREATE with us TODAY!

HCAC News & Announcements

Check here and our Facebook page for weather updates, class cancellations, upcoming special events at the studio, and more!

April 17, 2024: 

  • May Class and Workshop Flyers are now available here. 

  • Upholstery Basics on Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm with Annamarie Golden will not be offered in May; will resume/accept new cohort of students in June (Register here). 

  • TRAIN REMINDER! When traveling to HCAC from the North side via West Springfield you will need to cross the railroad tracks to enter the Mill City complex. Train traffic is intermittent and occasionally a train may be moving slowly or stopped for a period of time on the tracks. If you get stuck for too long go around the Agawam way. Please be patient and exercise caution navigating the train tracks.

  • DO NOT PARK/BLOCK THE LOADING DOCK REMINDER! Students may briefly park near loading dock (please use hazards) to unload/load furniture pieces only. All students must park past the loading dock entrance, down the hill, behind the building. The parking lot is well lit at night.


  • May classes begin the week of Monday, April 29 (through week of May 20)

  • No regularly scheduled classes during the week of May 27

  • Drop-in Workshops* to be offered on:

    • Sunday, May 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Annamarie - Upholstery)

    • Sunday, May 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Annamarie - Upholstery)

    • Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Gary - Upholstery)

    • Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Gary - Upholstery)

    • Thursday, May 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Janet - Upholstery)

    • Thursday, May 30, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Gary - Upholstery)

    • Thursday, May 30, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Janet - Sewing Basics)

    • Friday, May 31, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Gary - Upholstery)

    • Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Gary - Upholstery)

*Drop-in Workshops are offered by HCAC when there are odd days in the beginning or end of the month class cycle. These workshops are only for students currently enrolled in a class and working on an existing project (NO NEW PROJECTS). The cost is pro-rated for the day (cost varies based on hours). These are a great opportunity for students to catch up on or wrap up a current project. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please email to sign-up for a May Drop-in Workshop

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