art classes at aac

(above) Summer 2014, Drawing 101, ages 7 - 10 with instructor: Melanie Kehoss

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Art Classes at AAC

AAC offers a variety of original art classes year-round. Classes are small, and scheduled to fit easily into the school or work day. Instructors are professional artists and art teachers, many of whom have achieved the highest degrees in their fields. Online registration makes life easy!

Children Winter 2015

The Studio Experience
Wednesdays, Feb. 4 thru Mar. 25 @ 4:30 - 6 pm
Ages 4 - 6 and
Ages 7 - 10
Roll up your sleeves and put on a smock because we have a course for anyone interested in becoming an artist! Students will explore the fundamentals essential to all of the visual arts through creative projects in various two- and three-dimensional media. Line, color, shape, texture, space, and form will all be emphasized through art projects based in observation and the imagination. Throughout the course, students will build their portfolio, coming home with a drawing, painting, or even sculpture after each week's class.

Adults Winter 2015

Right-Brain Drawing (ages 18+)
Wednesdays, Feb. 11 thru Mar 25, @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm
For two hours each week, escape the left-brained world of words, numbers, and analysis. This course will exercise your right brain, and teach you how to see and think like an artist. Short, process-oriented exercises in line, value, and gesture will help you record what you see. Some exercises will be developed into longer, often more creative projects. Students will use a variety of drawing media like pencils, pens, charcoal, chalk, and India ink while observing a range of subjects. Beginners are welcome along with more experienced students who want to loosen up, break old habits, or just have a exploratory drawing experience.


Introduction to Printmaking (ages 18+)
Wednesdays, Feb. 11 thru Mar 25, @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm
This course is designed to give students an introduction to printmaking. A series of projects and exercises will provide a hands-on, creative learning experience where you will craft unique prints on paper and cloth. Employing both abstract and figurative imagery students will use different printmaking techniques including: gelatin plate printing, painted mono prints, using found materials in collatype printing, block-carving for relief printing, mixed media (collage and printing together), stencil or pochoir printing, and wood block printing on fabric. While exploring printmaking in a relaxed environment, students will gain experience and build awareness of past and present print artists.

Painting Your Way (ages 18+)
Section I Mondays, Feb. 16 thru Mar 25, @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Section II Wednesdays, Feb. 16 thru Mar 25, @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Instructor Stephanie Lane has returned to AAC for another one of her not-to-be-missed art courses! This combo acrylic painting/mixed media course is characterized by Stephanie’s passion to help each individual discover his or her own personal sensibility and cultivate it. Exercises and projects will be assigned to introduce students to new techniques and concepts in art with an emphasis on representational and abstract art, painting with unique tools, and spontaneous and intuitive painting. Beginning students will gain confidence in their art-making process as Stephanie encourages play and experimentation with materials of both the household and fine arts variety, while more advanced students will appreciate the flexibility and opportunity for one-on-one art instruction.