75 North Walnut Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: (419) 522-8224

Explore What Moves You

Unlock your creative potential.


Convenient, transformative, and so much fun!

Experience the life-changing power of the arts and bring more color to your world. Whether you choose group classes or one-on-one lessons, our instructors are passionate about you and your creative journey. We operate a family-friendly facility that provides a safe and professional environment from studio to stage. At Richland Academy, we make it convenient by offering classes in dance, music, theatre, martial arts, visual arts, and more—all under one roof!

Age Groups

Ages Birth – 18

Ages 18 – 60+


Dance not only teaches students the technique, but it also teaches students mental and physical discipline, time management, problem-solving, and performance skills, each of which has a positive impact across all facets of life.

Vocal & Instrumental Music

Because it’s never too early—or too late—to experience the benefits of private or group music programming, we offer both vocal and instrumental music classes for ages Birth to 90+! There is something here for everyone. 

Visual Arts

Does your child resemble a mini-Monet? Or maybe you are just interested in learning something new. No matter what your skill level, our programming will help you discover your inner artist!


Give yourself or your child an opportunity to experience the magic of the stage through our theatre program. Gain confidence, meet new people, learn to work in concert, uncover public speaking skills, develop critical problem-solving skills–and so much more! You never know just what you can do!

Martial Arts

As one of the most comprehensive martial arts systems in the world today, American Kenpo Karate is practical, realistic, and beneficial for students of all ages.

Early Learning Programs

(Ages 5 & Under)

From our earliest beginnings, we are designed to be innately creative. That’s why it’s never too early to begin giving your child the opportunity to engage their inner creativity, learn who they are, grow into who they’re meant to be, and have a ton of fun along the way!

Adult Programs

(Ages 18 - 60+)

We are privileged to offer free classes for students 60 and over! These classes are sponsored by a grant provided to us by the Area Agency on Aging.

ACE Program

Richland Academy of the Arts is a Qualified Education Service Provider within the Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Program.

Qualifying families who have student family members in arts education programs at RAA can receive up to $500 reimbursement per student.


  • Available for students ages 6-18
  • Family income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level
  • Open to children in public, private, and home education

Learn more:

Ohio Department of Education Website


ACE Education Marketplace, Search for Richland Academy of the Arts

and https://www.aceohio.org/

Service Provider: 201905

What others are saying

about Richland Academy of the Arts

It has been almost 7 months since we came to live in Mansfield, from Spain. We could not imagine how lucky we would be to be part of the great family of Richland Academy. The affection with which they have always treated us and the love for dance that they transmit to our daughter in every class and every rehearsal, you can't pay with money. We feel very fortunate. THANK YOU!!

Alejandra Garcia Parent

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

Shirley Fearn Senior 60+ Student

Richland Academy of the Arts has had a profound impact on my life, not only as a teacher, but as a member of the community. I’m so grateful not only for the opportunity to teach dance, but to build relationships with my students and to be a part of their lives, as they are part of mine.

Erin Wolford Dance Instructor

The art class has been a very enjoyable learning experience with much encouragement and new lessons with very compatible people and an excellent instructor!

Kathy Adams Student