75 North Walnut Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: (419) 522-8224

for Adults

You’re Never Too Old to Create

Richland Academy welcomes people of all ages and experience levels to discover
new ways to learn and grow!

Program Offerings

We offer classes and programs for both adults 16+ and adults 60+. Explore class options below and click through for more information.

All Adults


  • For both beginner and experienced adults 16+, experience all the benefits of yoga in a class taught by a knowledgeable,  supportive instructor.

Adult Ballet

  • No experience necessary! Experience the magic and beauty of this discipline while you learn ballet basics and experience its benefits.

Salsa Drop-In

  • Get moving and have fun at the same time as you learn salsa basics and make new friends! No experience required.

Adult Tap

  • Whether you have years or experience or are just starting out, our adult tap classes emphasize proper technique, clarity of sound, and having fun!

Tap Master Class

  • For those with prior training, this class will take your tap skills to the next level.

Hip Hop Master Class 

  • Designed for adults 16+ with previous Hip Hop dance experience, this class will allow you to continue hone your skills in this vibrant, exciting style.

Private Lessons

  • Work with a seasoned instructor at your own pace as you learn dance basics or push your skills to the next level.

Private Lessons

  • Our private music lessons give beginners and experts alike the opportunity to learn at your own pace through individual attention.

Private Lessons

  • Hone your stagecraft at your own pace through our private theatre lessons.

Private Lessons

  • Explore your creativity and work within your preferred media through private visual art lessons.

Adult Ceramics, Trinket Dish Class

  • Students will learn how to wedge clay, evenly roll out the clay, and learn from experimentation how
    to cut and carve the clay.
Modern Arnis
  • This Filipino fighting art is great for staying fit and achieving unique mental benefits for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Kenpo for Adults
  • American Kenpo Karate is considered one of the most comprehensive martial arts systems in the world today. Adult Kenpo classes are designed for students from beginner to advanced level martial arts. 

Private Lessons
  • Learn Modern Arnis, Kenpo, or self-defense at your own pace from an expert instructor.

60 + Classes at RAA

Are you looking to try something new or make new friends in a supportive, creative environment? Start with one of our classes! As an additional incentive, we are privileged to offer free classes for students 60 and over! These classes are sponsored by grants provided to us by the Area Agency on Aging and the Ohio Arts Council. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of materials for these classes.

Seniors 60+


  • Learn spatial and body awareness, rhythm, coordination, and socialization skills while expressing yourself creativity in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

Senior Stretch

  • This class will focus on safe stretches and movement to increase mobility and flexibility with a focus on safe stretches, movement, and modifications based on your physical ability.

STRUT Your Stuff: Senior Tap

  • Designed for the beginner, this class is for you if you’re looking for a way to enjoy the art of tap dance with no pressure to perform outside of the studio!

Chair Ballet

  • Come Dance with Miss Erin Ekin! This is the class for dance lovers with restricted mobility! Structured like a regular ballet class, you will learn the exercises and perform them to music. Great for posture, increase of movement, muscle awareness, and all tied into musicality and artistry.

Senior Keyboarding

  • Want to learn to play, or polish your existing piano skills? We offer keyboarding classes for both beginner and intermediate students.

Senior Guitar/Ukulele

  • During this introduction to guitar/ukulele basics, you’ll receive one-on-one instruction as you learn how to read music, play chords, and work up to playing popular music styles!


  • In this course, students will engage in drumming and rhythmic exercises to upbeat, recorded music while increasing range of motion, coordination, and muscle tone.

Alternate Mediums

  • Perfect for those who want to try something new, this beginner mixed media class will introduce you to different types of media and how to apply them effectively in a composition.


Studio Art

  • From the beginner to the advanced student, this course is set up as a free, expressive studio format allowing students to explore different media at their own pace and engage in individual projects.



  • The focus of this class is to explore and experiment with ceramic techniques. Students will learn various hand-building techniques like pinching, coil building, and slab building. They will also learn how to use a variety of hand tools to cut, smooth, and add texture to clay. Students will then choose a combination of techniques to create various projects of their choosing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’re committed to ensuring that every member of the community, no matter their financial situation, has the ability to learn and grow as an artistic human being.

Meet Your Instructor

Our team of instructors brings teaching experience and a passion for their art to every interaction. Click below to meet your faculty member.

Take the next step in your artistic journey!

What Others are Saying

From the moment I enter Richland Academy the joy begins. The girls at the front desk are so welcoming and helpful. They ensure all my questions regarding the class schedules for all of the sessions that are offered for the "senior citizens." I truly love learning piano, it was always a childhood dream for me. Now, it has finally become a reality. I will begin my 5th year at the Academy in the "senior citizens" program and am looking forward to another rewarding year of learning and exploring all that is offered in my journey as a pianist and artist.

Sylvia Keith 60+ Student

Thank you, Richland Academy, for having a place for us seniors where we can have such a good time!

Shirley Fearn 60+ Student

Richland Academy of the Arts is an amazing asset for Mansfield and Ohio in general. Everyone who works at Richland Academy of the Arts is so passionate about the arts, and wants to see their students succeed. RAA certainly is a place like no other, and I’m so thankful to be a part of the RAA Family.

Audrey Lee-Strohm Music Instructor

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