The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts, also known as the Rhein Center, is a place in Lakeside that focuses on inspiration and exploration across the entire arts spectrum.
Arts programming in this large, open studio began in 1999, the result of a generous gift from the Rhein family and their friends in memory of their son Kirk. At the Rhein Center, you will find a welcoming staff, dedicated instructors and students who have a shared passion for the arts.
Located in historic Epworth Lodge, on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street, the Rhein Center provides classes in fine arts, practical arts and creative crafts for students of all ages.
The Rhein Center offers a wide variety of classes throughout the summer. Each week, a unique combination of classes and instructors provide enrichment in areas such as glass, pottery, literature, dance, painting, music, photography, fiber arts, paper crafts and more.
Rock painting, a beloved Lakeside tradition, continues to bring guests of all ages together in a common artistic endeavor.
New in 2017: online registration and payment begins each Thursday at 8 a.m. before the week’s classes start. Offered classes will be available to view online in May.
For step-by-step instructions on how to create an account, register for a class or browse the online catalog, download the How-To Guide for Registering Online for Rhein Center Classes.
Students needing assistance registering online or wishing to pay by cash or check may visit the Rhein Center from 1-3 p.m. the Sunday before classes begin. During this time, view class samples and meet the instructors.
Online registration and payment for open classes is available throughout the week.
Class offerings throughout the summer may change after these lists have been posted. For the most up-to-date listings please view the live online registration database.
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