Week 6: July 30 - August 3

Sign up for one, two or three classes a day, Monday through Friday.  Each five day week-long class costs $85. AAC Family-level Members receive 10% off classes. For assistance, please call 703.248.6800. Para ayuda en español llame al 703.248.6800 x.11.


Ages 4-6


Deep Sea Discoveries

Ages 4-6
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Plunge into the depths of the sea, without completely getting wet. Explore the underwater world of the sea while making watery plants, coral reefs, and sea creatures from paint, tissue paper, pastels, beads, sequins, and clay.

Tales and Tails
Ages 4-6
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Let’s read books about an mouse who gathers color and words, a termite who want to be an architect, and fables about animals. Look at pictures for inspiration to make our own special drawings, sculptures, collages, and paintings. You will illustrate stories of your favorite creatures with tails that spring from your own dreams and imagination.

Calder’s Marvelous Sculptures
Ages 4-6
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Alexander Calder created dynamic sculptures that stood on their own or moved above your head. Learn about color, balance, and proportion to create your own marvelous mobiles and stabiles.

Ages 7-10

Comic Book Composition
Ages 7-10
10:00 – 11:30 AM

In this course you will practice drawing and inking skills to create your own comic book. Utilize drawing and compositional techniques, such as repetition and long shots, to enhance the expression in each frame. Learn about visual and narrative flow and the creation of characters. As you design each page, you will create a dynamic comic book no one will be able to put down! This course is part of a Cartooning and Sequential Arts series offered this summer. Offerings include: Comic Book Heroes & Villains (week 2), The Comic Strip (week 3 ), Flipbooks to Animation (week 5),Comic Book Composition (week 6), and Storyboards to Short Film (week 8). Cartooning and Sequential Arts classes can be taken individually or as a complete series.

Native American Arts
Ages 7-10
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Delve into the colorful arts of the United States created by Native American Indians while listening to Native American music. Learn more about these cultures while working on activities such as picture writing, designing and creating a moon mask,sand painting, and making and painting. By reviewing work from a variety of Native American tribes, traditional arts, and contemporary artists such as Wayne Eagleboy, learn about the symbolism behind each visual element to create meaning in your own imagery.

Inside Out

Ages 7-10
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Explore the many possibilities of making sculptures that are designed to “live” indoors as well as outside your home. Inspired by artists Laurence Argent, Ai Weiwei, and Tara Donovan create artwork you will begin to use materials and space to enhance a special place. You will enliven your environment while learning about color, shape, form, and scale.

Visit the links below to browse & register.
Week 1: June 25- 29
Week 2: July 2- 6 (No class July 4)
Week 3: July 9- 13
Week 4: July 16-20
Week 5: July 23- 27
Week 6: July 30- August 3
Week 7: August 6- 10
Week 8: August 13-17