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.

Class Registration

The Rhein Center offers online registration. Browse the online course catalog to view up-to-date class listings, register and pay. Please remember to select classes carefully, as the Rhein Center unable to issue refunds for class fees.

NEW in 2018: Saturday Classes!
New Saturday classes are available for sign-ups online starting May 1 and in-person starting June 4. Continue to check back throughout the summer, as new classes may be added.

Weekday Classes
Online registration and payment for weekday classes begins each Thursday at 8 a.m. before the week’s classes start and continues through the week. Offered classes will be available to view online in May. Continue to check back throughout the summer, as new classes are added frequently.

Sunday Open House
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 the week's classes begin, Weeks 1-9. During this time, view class samples and meet the instructors.

C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living 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.

2018 Course Catalog

2018 WOC Course Catalog

2018 EOC Course Catalog

2018 Week 1 Course Catalog

2018 Week 2 Course Catalog

2018 Week 3 Course Catalog

2018 Week 4 Course Catalog

2018 Week 5 Course Catalog

2018 Week 6 Course Catalog

2018 Week 7 Course Catalog

2018 Week 8 Course Catalog

2018 Week 9 Course Catalog

2018 Week 10 Course Catalog

2018 Week 11 Course Catalog

Volunteer Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

The Rhein Centers is always looking for artists to offer inspiring classes. For more information about instructing at the Rhein Center, contact the Rhein Center Director or visit the Rhein Center during the summer.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Rhein Center is always in need of volunteers, and we'd love to have you join us. Volunteers are needed as registration aides during Sunday Open Houses throughout the summer, as instructors' aides in some classes, as photographers for classes each week, and more. For more information, return a Volunteer Application or a Youth Volunteer Application (ages 12-17) to


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