art classes at aac

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Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just beginning to pick up a paintbrush you’ll find a variety of original art classes year round at AAC.

Members receive 10-15% off of class tuition.


2014 SPRING SESSION: Ages 4 - 6


Creative Inspirations

Tuesdays, APRIL 1 - MAY 27

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Students will read books, look at pictures, listen to music, and explore the world around us as we seek creative inspiration for our artwork! This class will build upon fundamental art skills as students get the chance to draw, paint, and even sculpt.


Spring Break Escape!

Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 1:30 pm - 4 pm

Students will work in various media to build upon their skills in drawing, painting, construction, and more. Students who've participated in Spring Break Escape! previously are welcome again this year. Through art, we'll travel to new locales. There will be a supervised lunch break for students in consecutive classes and complimentary aftercare until 5 p.m. for students in afternoon classes.

2014 SPRING SESSION: Ages 7 - 10


Expect the Unexpected

Tuesdays, APRIL 1 - MAY 27

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Throughout history, artists from around the world have used non-traditional materials to make brilliant works of art. Students will take their inspiration from these artists and will use a variety of recycled “non-art materials” to create unique works. This class will open students up to a new world of creative possibilities!


Spring Break Escape!

Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 1:30 pm - 4 pm

Students will work in various media to build upon their skills in drawing, painting, construction, and more. Students who've participated in Spring Break Escape! previously are welcome again this year. Through art, we'll travel to new locales. There will be a supervised lunch break for students in consecutive classes and complimentary aftercare until 5 p.m. for students in afternoon classes.

2014 SPRING SESSION: Ages 11 - 14


Spring Break Escape!

Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18

1:30 pm - 4 pm

This spring break, students will travel the world during AAC's annual Spring Break Escape! Classes will explore the works and techniques of contemporary artists within the US and abroad. Students will work in various media to build upon their skills in drawing, painting, construction, and more. Students who've participated in Spring Break Escape! previously are welcome again this year. Through art, we'll travel to new locales.

2014 SPRING SESSION: Ages 15 - 18


Introduction to Oil Painting

Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 10

noon until 4 pm

Learn about the materials and techniques of oil painting, including layering and alla prima paint application, color mixing, and studio safety. Students will complete 1-2 paintings, working from a still life and/or a photograph of their choice. Oil paintings by classical, modern, and contemporary artists will also be reviewed. Recommended for students with previous painting experience. Experience with oil paint is not required.


Ink and the Figure

Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, May 29

noon until 4 pm

Capture the spirit and vitality of the human figure. In this two-day intensive class, students will draw from a clothed figure model. They will complete activities ranging from two-minute gesture poses to blind contour drawings. Their contours, cross-contours, and rhythmic lines will interact with washes of diluted ink to create expressive, lively figure drawings.


2014 SPRING SESSION: Ages 18+


Art Making: The Creative Process

Wednesdays, APRIL 2 - MAY 21, 7 - 9:30 p.m

Various techniques with emphasis on intuitive mark making and spontaneity will be explored to familiarize students with using gesture and emotion in their work. Students will learn to look at the world differently. By the end of the class, they will be better able to interpret and express emotion and personal vision. Acrylic paint is only the beginning as students will integrate other mediums and everyday items into their work, learning to cultivate their personal creative process.