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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

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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

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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

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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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Illustration teaches kids to communicate through drawings


Photo of artist Gabriella Carboni

In the ACX Kids class Illustration, taught by artist and illustrator Michael Horowitz, students turn their drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling or an idea. 

Students explore drawing and image making through short- and long-term projects. They also experiment with different problem-solving methods, while working with media ranging from crayons and pencils to watercolor and acrylics. 

“My basic goal is to introduce a project that can inspire creative solutions, no matter the student's skill level,” Horowitz says. “And there are no wrong outcomes.” 

Horowitz says the class urges students to achieve a clarity of their ideas through simple storytelling and the exploration of art materials, from concept to finished work. 

“Students are encouraged to brainstorm and help each other,” he says. “With class critiques that accentuate the positive, I see growth in student skill level and confidence,” he adds. “Wonderful friendships develop as artwork is being created.”

For examples of student work, visit the gallery here.

 
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