Corbin Art Center

What's New

What's New?

Youth Classes

Make Art Together: Beat the Winter Blues!

6 weeks | Ages 2-4 Are you tired of being cooped up in the house? Then this is the creative class for you and your child. Experience a new weekly art theme, story, and relevant project. Children will discover color, texture while practicing basic cutting and gluing skills while exploring a variety of art techniques and materials. This class is fast paced, active and most of all fun! There are new projects each week for returning students. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $47

Activity Day Dates Time
38605 Thurs 2/8-3/15 9:30-10:30 AM
Calzones, Pizza and Breadsticks!

1 day | Ages 6-11. Learn to make your own personal calzone or pizza from Scratch! You’ll make the crust, the sauce, and of course pick out your own toppings. We'll also make cinnamon breadsticks for dessert. Bring your own beverage and eat the lunch you have made. Cooking safety, clean-up and recipes included. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $39

Activity Day Dates Time
38613 M 1/15 9 AM-3 PM
Art of Star Wars!

1 day | Ages 6-11 Calling all Jedis! Follow the path to the light side young Padawans while we create Star Wars themed art and craft projects. Make Yoda ears, Chewbacca puppets, Porgs, masks and much more. Please dress for a mess and bring a lunch. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $39

Activity Day Dates Time
38614 M 1/15 9 AM-3 PM

Adult Classes

Intro to Mandarin Chinese

6 weeks | Ages 18+| Elene Johnston Mandarin Chinese is an elegant and rich language. Even a cursory introduction gives the language learner insight into China’s history and culture. In this class you will learn to understand, speak, read and write about 50 characters. During class, we will engage in Chinese conversations, read sentences written in Chinese and practice writing Chinese characters. Supply list included upon confirmation of registration. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $59

Activity Day Dates Time
38600 Thurs 2/12-3/19 10 AM-12 PM
Building Resiliency for Stress Relief with Art Journaling

1 day | Ages 18+ | Bevie LaBrie How many times have you scrolled through "art journaling" books or pins and thought about how great the ideas are, but struggled to stop and make time to engage in those ideas. This class is for you! Bring your art journal with you and any of your favorite supplies to work from the 10 Art Journaling Prompts to Save the Day! All experience levels welcome and there will be a 1-hour lunch break. Supply list included upon confirmation of registration. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $65

Activity Day Dates Time
38551 Thurs 2/26 5-9 PM
Building Resiliency for Stress Relief with Art Journaling

1 day | Ages 18+ | Bevie LaBrie How many times have you scrolled through "art journaling" books or pins and thought about how great the ideas are, but struggled to stop and make time to engage in those ideas. This class is for you! Bring your art journal with you and any of your favorite supplies to work from the 10 Art Journaling Prompts to Save the Day! All experience levels welcome and there will be a 1-hour lunch break. Supply list included upon confirmation of registration. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $65

Activity Day Dates Time
38551 Thurs 2/26 5-9 PM
Needle-Felted Bluebird of Happiness

1 day | Ages 14+ | Kelly Trowbridge Using a ball of yarn as a base, create your own needle-felted bluebird of happiness to brighten a winter day. Class is suitable for beginning or intermediate needle-felters. You'll also learn a little bit about the history, needles, and wool used in needle-felting. Please bring a ball of yarn (white or cream in color) approximately 3" in diameter. All other supplies provided by the instructor. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $39

Activity Day Dates Time
38574 Sat 2/24 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Basic Portrait Photography

5 weeks | Ages 16+ | Al Berger Learn the secrets and steps of working with a person or persons to create beautiful portraits. We will explore working with light, both natural and artificial as well as flash. Students will be taught how to meter light for the best results as well as learning how to pose a person for the most natural portraits. Assignments will be given and results will be critiqued in class. Class held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Avenue. $55

Activity Day Dates Time
38556 T 1/30-2/27 6-8 PM

Location: 507 W 7th Ave Contact: 509.625.6677

For over fifty years the Center has been providing affordable, quality fine arts and crafts programs for children and adults. Our programs are developed to foster cognitive, creative and personal growth, and classes are small so participants receive maximum attention from the instructor.

Corbin Kids - Preschool and Youth

No School Day Camps

For children ages 6-11, our day camps are held when Spokane Public Schools are not in session. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a supervised lunch. The Art Center also hosts a Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-5 and 6-11. Programs include fine art, crafts, history, science, theatre, adventure and more. One day or week-long day camps are available.

Classes and Workshops

The Art Center hosts classes and workshops for ages 2, 3-5, 6-11, and 9-13 year olds. Programs include creating art, drawing, painting, mixed media, Mom & Me, a variety of holiday-themed classes and one-day craft workshops.

Children are encouraged to try new things in an imaginative atmosphere where they can express themselves and enjoy the process of creating. We encourage children to explore art materials and enjoy what happens. Children will be working with paints, glue and much more so dress for a mess or bring a work shirt.

Adult Fine Art Classes & Workshops

Fine art classes include drawing, painting, creative writing, fiber, gardening and landscape, photography, sewing, cooking and baking. Our programs are designed to give participants the opportunity to explore a new medium, expand your creative repertoire, or experience something new.

Our variety of workshops will teach you the skills you need to make your own crafts including candles, crochet rugs, jewelry, soaps and more.

Parties & Rentals

Kids' Art Parties

Throw a truly unique kids' party! We make it easy and fun to plan art projects and scavenger hunts, or for your child to become a princess, prince, pirate or pixie! Choose from our several party themes or plan your own party for your child and his or her friends to enjoy. More information.

Rentals

The Corbin Art Center is available to rent for:

  • Meetings
  • Receptions
  • Special Events

Rentals are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The facility is wheelchair accessible with a designated wheelchair parking area. Situated on Seventh Avenue in the Marycliff/Cliff Park National Register Historic District, the historic D.C. Corbin House is listed on the local, state and national Historic Registers. The House and its grounds are east of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens in Edwidge Woldson Park.

The first floor features a vestibule, foyer, the original formal and informal parlors and dining room, an ornate staircase to the second floor and a kitchen. The exterior features an impressive 3/4 wrap-around veranda with panoramic views of Spokane.

For more information on our rental program and fees, please contact the Corbin Art Center at 509.625.6677.

About Corbin Art Center

The Corbin Art Center supports the cultural arts throughout the Northwest. Originally operated by Washington State University as the Spokane Art Center from 1952 until 1963, the program became the Corbin House Arts and Crafts Center until early 1970, when it was renamed the Corbin Art Center. The Center has been offering affordable, high-quality cultural arts education in a creative environment for over fifty years.

Corbin Art Center is housed in the historic D.C. Corbin House located in the Marycliff-Cliff Park Historic District, an area rich in early-Spokane history and architecture. In the Colonial Revival architectural style, the house was designed for Daniel Chase Corbin by his former son-in-law Kirtland Cutter and completed in 1898. A significant historic landmark for its affiliation with the original owner and prominent architect, the house was placed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 1997 and the Washington Heritage Register and National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Mr. Corbin was a pioneer in transportation and other successful business ventures in the Inland Northwest. He realized the need for transportation and built feeder railways to the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines and Weyerhauser pine forests in Idaho, British Columbia's Kootenay and Rossland copper-gold mines, and the Fernie coal mines. Corbin's railroads were pivotal in establishing Spokane's position as a railroad center in the Inland Northwest at the turn of the 20th Century.

Renovation projects to refurbish the building began in 1994. The projects included revealing doors, refurbishing hardwood floors, refurbishing and repairing woodwork, restoring the second floor exterior balcony, replacing and repairing electrical wiring and lighting, cleaning and repairing exterior masonry, restoring and repairing the wraparound veranda, and restoring light fixtures, the parlor, dining room, foyer and vestibule.

The original Corbin grounds, adjacent to the home, included an elaborate basalt children's castle-like overlook, pathways, footbridges and a rose garden. Based on historic photographs and recovered site plans, the grounds were restored in 2003. In 2007, the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, adjacent to the D.C. Corbin House, were restored to the period they flourished following their redesign in 1911.

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, the Comstock Foundation, the Corbin Art Center Association, the Foseen Foundation, the Johnston-Fix Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, WAMPUM, the Washington State Building for the Arts Program, the Washington State Historical Society Capital Projects Fund and Washington Trust Bank have demonstrated a strong commitment to the building and grounds. Maintaining and enhancing the site provides for year-round cultural programs and services in the Spokane community and the Northwest region.

The D.C. Corbin House is part of Edwidge Woldson Park. Formerly Pioneer Park, the Park was renamed in 2010 to honor Edwidge Woldson for her contributions to the community.