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Student work from an Illustration class

Illustration

ACK-005
Sun 1:00PM–4:00PM
Michael Horowitz
$275

Turn your drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling or an idea. Explore drawing and image making through short- and long-term projects; experiment with different problem-solving methods; and work with media ranging from crayons and pencils to watercolors and acrylics. 

Student work from ACX Kids Illustration class taught by Michael Horowitz

Photograph of a student taking a creative photo with a folded red paper fan

Photography

ACK-007
Sun 1:00PM–4:00PM
Gail Howland
$295

Discover the power and expressiveness of black-and-white photography. See how a composition without color can help the viewer focus on other aspects of the image, like its subject, texture, shapes and expression. We will discuss fundamental concepts of photography, such as lighting and composition, and work on fun projects covering different photography genres, including portraiture, nature, still-life, abstraction and landscape. You are free to use any digital capture system (e.g. cameras, iPods, smartphones, tablets) you’d like for the photo shoots we do during class. At the end of the class, each student will take home a personal digital gallery of their images.

Photo courtesy of Gail Howland

Image of a model car made with modelling clay and aluminum foil

Designing Cars

ACK-021
Sun 1:00PM–4:00PM
Thomas Yeong Hoon Kim
$275

Create exciting car designs using a variety of sketching, illustration and presentation techniques. Learn how to develop and visually communicate your ideas.

Student work from ACX Kids class Designing Cars

COVID-19 update 05/02/22:

ArtCenter remains committed to maintaining a culture of safety and throughout the pandemic has communicated and collaborated with City of Pasadena and County of Los Angeles Public Health offices in the decisions made. We understand the pandemic is still very present and dangerous, and we are continually evaluating and updating our policies and protocols in accordance with public health orders and Cal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard.

 

This summer, ACX Kids Sunday classes will meet in person. Click here for campus guidelines. All ACX Kids summer workshops and all ACX Teens Saturday classes and summer workshops will be taught remotely. Click here for online course technical requirements and more information.


Summer 2022 registration begins Tuesday, May 31

*Course List does not include classes canceled due to low enrollment. To view all courses offered during the year, please visit the catalog page.

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ACK-001
0 Units $275
Behind the Scenes
Learn how to create your own short film. This fun exploration of the art of filmmaking covers the elements of screenwriting, cinematography and editing. You may bring a digital camera for shooting video (optional).

Meeting Times:
SA 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-004
0 Units $275
Animation
Explore your imagination and learn how to bring drawings to life through movement using Adobe Flash. Create a storyboard and explore the importance of "meaningful movement"-deciding how an object should move-to create an emotional and organic experience.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-005
0 Units $275
Illustration
Turn your drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling or an idea. Explore drawing and image making through short- and long-term projects; experiment with different problem-solving methods; and work with media ranging from crayons and pencils to watercolors and acrylics.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-007
0 Units $295
Photography
Discover the power and expressiveness of black-and-white photography and see how a composition without color can help the viewer focus on other parts of an image-aspects like subject, texture, shapes and expression. We will discuss fundamental concepts of photography, such as lighting and composition, and work on fun projects covering different photography genres, including portraiture, nature, still-life, abstraction and landscape. You are free to use any digital capture system (e.g. cameras, iPods, smartphones, tablets) you'd like for the photo shoots we do during class. At the end of the class, each student will take home a personal digital gallery of their images.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-008
0 Units $275
Inventors' Workshop
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.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-009
0 Units $275
Drawing the Clothed Figure
Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. Learn about form, proportion, shape, composition, the human skeleton and simplification. To inspire your drawing, we will study art created by everybody from the Old Masters to contemporary artists.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-021
0 Units $275
Designing Cars
Create exciting car designs using a variety of sketching, illustration and presentation techniques. Learn how to develop and visually communicate your ideas.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-025
0 Units $275
Fundamentals of Drawing
Explore drawing fundamentals; become familiar with techniques in graphite, charcoal, Conté crayons, pastel and ink; and develop your understanding of line, shape, proportion, value and composition through technical exercises and abstract thinking.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-026W
0 Units $300
Drawing the Clothed Figure
All artists need to be able to draw the human figure. In this class, you will learn about form, proportion, shape, composition and the human skeleton. To inspire your drawing, we will study art created by everybody from the Old Masters to contemporary artists.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/11/2022 - 7/15/2022
ACK-027W
0 Units $300
Architecture from the Inside O
Investigate personal and shared space, especially in relation to yourself and your friends. Use cardboard, glue and paint to construct a project that reflects your world from three different perspectives: the near (things we touch), the middle (spaces that hold us) and the far (settings we live in).

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/11/2022 - 7/15/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
ACK-029W
0 Units $300
Illustration
Turn your drawings into fun, engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling or an idea. Explore visual communication through short- and long-term projects; experiment with different problem-solving methods; and work with media ranging from crayons to acrylics.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6/27/2022 - 7/1/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022
ACK-030W
0 Units $300
Still Life Drawing
Uncover topics of artistic abstract thinking that emphasize fundamental still-life drawing principles such as proportion, positive/negative space and shape. Explore still-life ideas as they relate to ensemble, vignettes and objects.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
ACK-032W
0 Units $300
Imagination Workshop
Create fantastic characters and places and learn new ways to brainstorm in this drawing and painting workshop. Work from clothed models, special theme setups and Old Master works. Our emphasis will be on creativity, technique and building confidence.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6/27/2022 - 7/1/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
ACK-036W
0 Units $325
Photography Book Workshop
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.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/11/2022 - 7/15/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
ACK-038W
0 Units $300
Cartooning Technique Workshop
Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book creation: character design, storytelling, page composition, penciling, inking and lettering. Tackle single-panel gags, multi-paneled strips and the longer narratives popular in manga and western comic forms. Discuss favorite comics and cartoonists from the past and present. Workshop culminates with the production of a digital class comic-a keepsake collecting all student work.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/25/2022 - 7/29/2022
ACK-039
0 Units $275
Painting
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.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-039W
0 Units $300
Painting
Discover the process of painting and composition while having fun and producing quality work. Painting demonstrations, setting up the composition, one-on-one instruction and the opportunity to paint from a clothed model are all part of this class

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/1/2022 - 8/5/2022

M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/8/2022 - 8/12/2022
ACK-043
0 Units $275
Diy Printmaking + Textile
Design and create your own product line-custom stationery, furoshiki gift wrap, notebooks, patterned fabric- using screen printing, stamping and stencil techniques. Learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-044W
0 Units $300
Portraiture / Self-Portraiture
Draw your friends, your family and yourself. Learn to see the basic proportions we all have in common and the small details that make us each unique. Classes will include lots of individual instruction, demonstrations and portrait parties.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/1/2022 - 8/5/2022
ACK-046
0 Units $275
Fun with Fashion
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.

Meeting Times:
SU 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 8/14/2022
ACK-048W
0 Units $300
Watercolor Illustration
Develop techniques in contour drawing and watercolor application in this drawing and painting class. Explore landscapes, portraits and narrative scenes through a variety of mediums-watercolor pencils, ink and wash- and painterly presentations.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/11/2022 - 7/15/2022
ACK-053W
0 Units $300
Fun With Fashion
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.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/8/2022 - 8/12/2022
ACK-106W
0 Units $300
Plaster Sculpture
Learn how to work with a variety of mediums including plaster, wire, aluminum foil and foam to create 3D objects. Discover how to build structures, manipulate materials and use sculpting tools. You will be encouraged to set up your own artistic problems and to explore your own creative ideas.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022
ACK-107W
0 Units $500
Power of Photography
Examine the power of photography to tell stories creating a personal book of your own images. Use your imagination to capture the world around you and develop a unique series of photos based on a theme that inspires you. All camera formats can be used and a blank artist book will be provided for each student. The afternoon session of our all-day workshop will have extended photo shoot demonstrations and daily hands-on activities.

Meeting Times:
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
8/1/2022 - 8/5/2022