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Behind the Scenes

ACK-001

Learn how to create your own short film. This fun exploration of the art of filmmaking covers the elements of screenwriting, cinematography and editing.

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Photography Book Workshop

ACK-036W

Examine the power of photography to tell stories by creating a personal art book. Use your imagination to capture the world around you and create a unique series of images based on a theme that interests and inspires you. Materials for the photography book are provided.

Inventors’ Workshop

ACK-008

Product designers invent and design the things you buy: watches, bicycles, shoes and even toothbrushes. Learn how to come up with original ideas, create real products and then bring them to life. You'll learn industrial drawing techniques, concept development and visualization skills. 

Wearable Art

ACK-052

Using a variety of mediums, construct wearable works of art that explore the history of wearable art, the overlap of fashion and art, and the relationship between who we are and what we wear, all culminating in a fashion show. In this hands-on making class, craft and concept are equally stressed through project-based learning.  

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Painting

ACK-039

Discover the process of painting and composition while creating quality work. Fun activities include painting demonstrations, participating in setting up the composition, and one-on-one instruction. Near the end of the class you will paint from a clothed model. 

Fun with Fashion

ACK-046

Take your interest in fashion to a different level. Have fun while learning how to draw fashion croquis (elongated quick sketches), creating 3D projects like paper dresses, and exploring accessory design. Learn basic fashion vocabulary and how to present your work.

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Drawing the Clothed Figure teaches kids about shape and form

Student work from Drawing the Clothed Figure


Photo of artist Gabriella Carboni

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. In the ACX Kids class Drawing the Clothed Figure, taught by artist Gabriella Carboni, students learn about form, proportion, shape, composition, the human skeleton and simplification. For inspiration, students study art created by everyone from the Old Masters to contemporary artists. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while teaching remotely, Carboni has reworked her lessons, and uses different online sources for figure drawing poses.

“I’ve been using online videos of compiled, timed poses,” she says. “I’ve incorporated film stills. This has been an exciting approach. It gives students the opportunity to choose a pose, rather than everyone drawing from the same pose. It allows me to include very detailed costumes and backgrounds, which is fun for the students, with images from movies such as Mary Poppins, Little Women and Night at the Museum. At the end of the term, we have a critique. Students choose their favorite piece and share a photo, and everyone is given a chance to discuss the work. This has been a great opportunity for students to share work, create conversation and show support for their peers.”

 
06.01 -06.25

Registration period

06.03

Scholarship deadline #1

06.27

Sunday classes begin

06.27

Late registration, 11:30am – 1pm

06.28 -08.13

Weeklong Summer Workshops

07.01

Scholarship deadline #2

07.04 -07.05

Holiday - No classes

07.16

Last day to drop a class

08.15

Sunday classes end