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Classes & Workshops

At Holyoke Creative Arts Center, we are dedicated to building and strengthening our community through the power of art. Our talented instructors and students are hard at work creating unique and inspiring projects in our diverse range of Core Classes and workshops. We believe in the transformative power of creativity and strive to create a welcoming space where people of all skill levels can explore their artistic passions.




Upholstery Basics




Chair Caning, Rush Seating, Basketweaving


Sewing Basics


Soft Furnishings
for the Home

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Floral Arranging


I wanted to take an upholstery class for a long time. I not only learned upholstery, but also how to repair furniture and the history of upholstery. I learned how to use simple tools such as nail and tack removers, hammers, and a power staple gun. Taking this class gave me the courage to take my next class at HCAC. I am currently taking woodcarving and have enjoyed and learned so much in this class. I never thought I could carve a flower, a dragon fly and now I am working on an angel ornament. I have enjoyed taking classes at HCAC and the next class I plan on taking will be sewing. I have made many friends and I want to thank all my instructors who have been great teachers, Annamarie, Gary, and James.

Maria D. - Agawam, MA

HCAC student since 2023

Maria D. - Agawam, MA

HCAC student since 2023

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