The Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) has a number of drop-in programs for adults. We offer affordable programs throughout the week so you can find a program that fits your schedule. 

Winter SESSION 2024

Starting in January 2024, no registration needed (except pottery) - Just pay as you go!

Drop-In Life Drawing

Drop-In Ballroom Dancing

Drop-In Ballroom Dancing Pass (discount pass for 10 visits per couple available)

Drop-In Sewing/Quilting

Drop-In Sewing/Quilting (discount pass for 10 visits available)

Pottery drop-in  

Rates for Pre-registered Pottery:

Pottery - Wheel (2.5 hours) - $13.53 + HST

Pottery - Non-Wheel (1.25 hours) - $6.76 + HST

Registration is required for Pottery Drop-In Program. Due to limited space and number of wheels, participants must register in advance with payment. Register for time on the wheel or non-wheel time. 6 spots available for the wheel (7th wheel for volunteer convener). 2 spots available for non-wheel work. Registration opens 14 days in advance of each date and also available at the door but the program may be full. See schedule below for list of dates/times and activity codes. Arts Centre membership discount does not apply to pottery drop-in programs. Bags of clay for drop-ins are not included, they must be purchased - please pay at front desk. 

PLEASE NOTE: Towels and aprons are not provided, please bring your own. Registration fee includes glazes, firings and use of equipment/tools. A volunteer convener will be present to answer questions and explain studio procedures.

How To Register  

Use the activity code for the date you wish to attend and pre-register online at  Registration is available in person as well, at any City of Cambridge facility or City Hall during open hours. Registration is also possible in person upon arrival on the program date and time but please note that it may be full. Arts Centre membership discount does not apply to drop-in programs.

If you do not already have an online account with the City of Cambridge you will have to create one if you wish to register online. This can be done at the above link.
Access to pre-registration for Pottery classes is also available at Schedule for Winter 2024 with dates, time and registration activity codes available here.

Drop-In Passes

Passes for multiple visit discounts are only available for Ballroom Dancing and Sewing/Quilting drop-ins. If you wish to hand in a previously purchased pass and receive a credit on your account for any unused portion please email

 Life Drawing 

Uninstructed opportunity to draw the model in this open studio program. Easels provided. 

Program hours:

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 

Pay as you go at the door - $12.89 + HST

 Ballroom Dancing 

 An opportunity for couples to dance to a selection of music in the Toyota Auditorium.

 Program hours: 

 Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Price: $7.56 per couple + HST for 2 hours

 Pass for 10 visits per couple - $51.91 + HST

 Sewing and Quilting

Sew and quilt in a friendly group environment in the Fabric Arts Room. Sewing machines, serger and large tables will be set up for you to work on your sewing and quilting projects.   You can also bring your own sewing machine, if you would like.

Program hours: 

Thursdays, 5pm to 9pm until the end of August 2024

Price: $3.24 per person + HST for 4 hours

Pass for 10 visits - $21.63 + HST

 Pottery Studio  

This program is for those with some pottery experience. An experienced volunteer is available for informal assistance. Please note pre-registration is required due to the limited number of wheels and space.

Program hours Wheel:

Wednesday, 9:30am to 12 noon; 1:30pm to 4pm; 6:00pm to 9:30pm 

Thursday, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Program hours Non-Wheel:

Wednesday, 9:30am, 10:45am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Thursday, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Wheel - $13.53 per person for 2.5 hours

Non-Wheel - $6.76 per person for 1.25 hours

No Pottery Pass available

Prices include glazes, slips and firing. Clay is also available for purchase for an additional cost. 

Baby Grand Piano

Drop in to the Centre for the Arts to use the baby grand piano in the Toyota room.

Program hours:

Anytime the Toyota room is available - you must call the Centre first at 519-740-4376 to book a time when the room is available.

Price: $4.33 + HST for 1 hour