School Hosted Classes


Eastern Iowa Arts Academy offers a wide variety of after-school classes in area schools, free of charge. Classes range from 1st through 12th grade and are offered by local artists, musicians, and teachers. Classes are usually held after school.

Some previous classes we've held include:

  • Art of Japan
  • Chihuly Sculpture
  • Prairie Creek Choir
  • Field Notes: Create your own World
  • Orff Ensemble
  • Hip Hop Dancing

We are watching COVID-19 recommendations

EIAA is doing its best to gather reliable information from the CDC ( and the Iowa Department of Public Health ( in response to COVID-19.  We are following the lead of the Cedar Rapids Community School District and monitoring their decisions.

Meanwhile, for those who aren't comfortable with in-person activities, we have EIAA’s Virtual Classroom where you can view lessons and projects made by local artists and professionals. Projects are accessible to all ages. 


In which schools do they take place?

The schools we offer classes in rotate each term, so there currently may not be a class at your child's school. Please check our classes page.

How much do the After School Classes cost?
Classes are offered at no cost to students.

Can home school students register for classes?

Students in home school programs who are registered with the Cedar Rapids Community School District may enroll in the classes at Cedar Rapids School District facilities.

Are After School Enrichment Classes offered at any other locations?

EIAA offers classes at its Music and Arts Studios (MAS) located at 1847 E Avenue NE and its second facility Studio 17, located at 907 7th St NE. Both are only a few blocks apart. These classes may have fees associated, but financial aid is available.