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Quality instruction, Affordably priced.

The Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) offers discovery, growth, and learning opportunities for all ages with a variety of free or affordable visual, performing, and cultural arts experiences. The Carver is committed to offering diverse artistic and cultural experiences, with a lasting commitment to celebrate, preserve and share black culture, artistry, and heritage.

Each six-week Art Lab session consists of an eclectic offering of visual, performing and cultural arts classes for all ages. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction by professional artists our instructors to give students individualized attention to grow at their own pace. Budget-friendly class fees and financial assistance for qualifying individuals make our classes affordable and accessible to virtually everyone.

For schedules, descriptions and enrollment visit or call 210-207-2719. Courses and schedules posted quarterly. 

Financial Assistance with ARTicipate!

Financial assistance is available through our ARTicipate! Program for all fee-based classes, camps and workshops. To see if you qualify or for more information, please visit or call 210-207-2719.

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2023-24 Semester Schedule


FALL: October 14 – November 18, 2023

Enrollment Opens: September 1, 2023


WINTER: January 20 – February 24, 2024

Enrollment Opens: December 1, 2023


SPRING: April 6 – May 11, 2024

Online Enrollment: March 01, 2024

Connect body + mind with a FREE yoga class. This beginner friendly practice takes place Saturdays 9am in the beautiful Little Carver building behind the main theatre. It’s vinyasa style which includes sun salutation sequences that focus on individual poses for strength, balance and restoration. Emphasis on linking breath to movement, while relieving tension in the body, holding stretches and moving mindfully. Modifications and progressions are given so that everyone feels successful. Flow at your own pace. Class ends with a savasana or quiet time to be with yourself in relaxed reflection. Bring your own mat and water.

Please note: Participants MUST register on the Free Community Yoga website.

Register here