art classes at aac

Kids & Teens Fall 2016 Weekly Sessions

Sessions for ages 2 - 14 meet weekly to learn about contemporary artists and techniques, and make fun, unique projects to take home!

Class is in session for eight weeks, 4 to 14 year olds meet after school, while students 2 - 3 years meet mid-mornings. We also have a series of fall workshops scheduled around notable dates, including Election Day. Register early, because our classes and workshops fill up fast!

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My First Portfolio | Ages 2 - 3
Wednesdays, Oct 26 thru Dec 21 @ 10 - 11 am
Thursdays, Oct 27 thru Dec 22 @ 10 - 11 am
Saturdays, Oct 29 thru Nov 19 @ 10 - 11 am

Specially designed for toddlers and their caregivers, this class invites moms, dads, grandparents, and nannies to a uniquely creative experience with their young child! Children strengthen cognitive, sensory, and motor skills while you both benefit from an artistic bonding experience.

AAC instructor Michelle Williams has a wealth of experience teaching art to preschool and elementary-aged students that you can see in her ease, confidence, and patience with young children. With an MA in art history she's able to offer caregivers an equally educational experience.

Class will not meet November 23 and 24.

Assemblage: 3D Collage | Ages 4 - 6
Wednesdays, Oct 26 thru Dec 21 @ 4:30 - 6 pm

You’re probably familiar with collage, but do you know about 3D collage? In this course, students explore assemblage, the official term for a three-dimensional collage. Studying influential assemblage artists like Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, and Louise Nevelson, we’ll paste, embellish, and construct our own 3D works.

Drawing and painting will be incorporated into these projects, and together, these techniques help us learn the elements of design including color, shape, texture, form, and space.

Class will not meet November 23.

The Art of Book Illustration | Ages 7 - 10
Wednesdays, Oct 26 thru Dec 21 @ 4:30 - 6 pm

It is undeniable: one of the exciting things about books is an artist’s illustration of the story! In this course, students learn about the tradition of book illustration. They’ll experiment with a variety of techniques with each session focusing on a different artist, and complete a project inspired by the style they studied that day.

Using mixed media including drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking the final project will be a hand-bound book, illustrated in the styles they’ve learned about!

Class will not meet November 23.

Drawing: The World through Your Eyes | Ages 11 - 14
Wednesdays, Oct 26 thru Dec 21 @ 4:30 - 6 pm

Drawing allows us to demonstrate how we see the world, whether realistically or abstractly. This course provides students with a solid foundation in essential drawing skills, while still providing opportunities for creative expression. Students will practice the fundamentals of line, value, perspective, gesture, and mark-making.

Some projects will start with observation and evolve with imagination, or vice versa, and students will employ a variety of drawing media including, pencil, ink, charcoal, and pastels, to capture still lifes, people, animals, and more!

Class will not meet November 23.