Arts and Humanities


Chancery Hand Calligraphy

Evette Goldstein
Learn Chancery Italic Calligraphy. Discover the joy of self-expression through this beautiful ancient art form. If you are left handed, the material fee will be $6 more. Please notify the office upon registration.

add to cartMon, Oct 15-Nov 12, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-68107          $109, $40 material fee to instructor

Copperplate Calligraphy

Evette Goldstein
Learn Copperplate Calligraphy, the style of writing found in the Declaration of Independence. Discover the joy of self-expression through this beautiful art form. Check out Evette’s website at to see her work.

add to cartMon, Nov 19-Dec 17, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102F01-68108          $109, $40 material fee to instructor


Evette Goldstein
In the strictest definition, the term illumination refers only to letters and/or borders decorated with gold or silver; but in both common usage and modern scholarship, the term refers to any decorated or illustrated letter or manuscript from Western traditions. This fun class will introduce you to the world of illuminated letters. No art experience is required. The office will provide you with the suggested supply list.

add to cartMon, Sep 10-Oct 8, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1106F01-68106          $109, $40 material fee to instructor


Creative Writing and Journalism

Fiction Writing

Teaches techniques for creating fiction, including the study and appreciation of the language and forms of the short story. *No class held on Thursday, November 22 due to Fall Break.

Thu, Sept 6-Dec 6*, 5:30-8:30 p.m.       Littleton Campus
WRIT 2007F01-68212                  $299, plus book  closed

Introduction to Creative Writing - An Online Course

Andrea Mason
Interested in writing stories, poems, or essays but unsure where to start? In this course, delivered in an online platform, we’ll delve into hallmarks of good writing like voice, character, image, and story and then try our hand at each of the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We will develop our material, identify individual strengths and weaknesses, become proficient at peer critique, and finish the course with a polished piece.

Online only. Sep 4-Dec 11, 16 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004F01-68109           $299, plus book closed

Introduction to Creative Writing

Monica Fuglei
This course provides the opportunity to learn the basics of creative writing that apply to all genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. Learn how to create powerful voice and style in your writing, dynamic characters, vivid settings, language infused with imagery and concrete, sensory language. Try your hand at writing short fiction and flash nonfiction, poetry and the ten-minute play. This class will involve you in reading and technique discussions as well as peer critiques. Contact Monica Fuglei for information: monica.fuglei [at] or 303.797.5826. *No class sessions on November 20 or 22 due to Fall Break.

Tue/Thu, Aug 21-Dec 11*, 1-2:15 p.m., 14 wks   Littleton Campus
WRIT 2003F01-68110                   $299, plus book closed

Introduction to Reporting

Andrea Mason
Have you ever thought about becoming a reporter? Come learn basic journalism skills of generating story ideas, interviewing, writing articles, working with an editor, and meeting deadlines. Reasons to sign up include a new, collaborative classroom, newly-purchased multimedia equipment, and opportunities to publish in our award-winning online campus paper, The Arapahoe Pinnacle. *No class sessions on November 20 or 22 due to Fall Break.

Tue/Thu, Sep 4-Dec 11*, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 14 wks  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2005F01-68111             $299, plus book closed

New Media

Andrea Mason
Curious about video stories, podcasts, blogging, and social media? In this class, we’ll examine all the ways new media is changing journalism and then conceive of, create, and contribute our own multi-media stories to the award-winning online campus paper, The Arapahoe Pinnacle. *No class sessions on November 20 or 22 due to Fall Break.

Tue/Thu, Sep 4-Dec 11*, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 14 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 2006F01-68112                        $299, plus book closed

Publishing Your Writing

Publishing your work, whether it’s an essay, a short story or even a poem has never been easier, but there are pro tips and tools that will make your journey to publishing even more meaningful. This hands-on weekly workshop will help you create a powerful publishing platform. You’ll be able to identify 1,000s of approachable markets, organize your approach to publishing, develop your writing network and polish your submission skills. You’ll learn about how the changing publishing landscape includes greater accessibility, greater variety, social media, flexible contracts, and other unique aspects. This lively and enjoyable course requires inexpensive texts and features in class sessions for developing these vital tools. *No class held on November 20 due to Fall Break.

Tue, Sept 4 - Dec 11*, 5:30-8:30p.m.       Littleton Campus
WRIT 2008F01-68213                    $299, plus book closed



You Can Draw!

Brian Brennan
Learn to draw anything you see! Explore line, texture, tone, shading and shape. Discover how to “record” images onto your paper or canvas. Great observational drawing class for beginners. Utilize proven methods behind portraits, still life and landscape drawing. Advanced techniques reviewed for the experienced artist as well. Recommended first day of class supplies: Drawing pencil - HB #2 general usage wooden pencil, Strathmore Bristol 300 series drawing pad (100lb., 20 sheets smooth) 9x12. A more detailed supply list will be outlined during the first class. * No class on Thursday, November 22 due to Fall Break.

add to cartThu, Sep 13-Oct 18, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1101F01-68113                         $129, plus materials

add to cartThu, Oct 25-Dec 6, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1101F02-68114                       $129, plus materials


Great Books Series at ACC

ACC holds the honor of being one of only six community colleges in the United States included in the University of Chicago's Great Books Consortium. The program builds on the renowned Great Books Movement which allows American students to engage in conversations about the most influential ideas contained within Western Civilization's masterpieces of literature, history and philosophy.

How Do Great Books Courses work?

Many ACC instructors offer various courses designated as "Great Books Courses." Within these courses, the instructors draw at least half of the course readings from authors on the Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Authors List as primary voices in their fields. For instance, in a Great Books Psychology course, in addition to reading about the meaning of Sigmund Freud's dream symbolism, one might also read some of Freud's own Interpretation of Dreams. Alternatively, in a Great Books Mathematics course, one might read some of Newton's or Euclid's writings.

For more information regarding the Great Books courses offered this semester, please visit the ACC website and search for Great Books Program or call the Workforce and Community Programs Office at 303.797.5722. All courses begin the week of August 20.

World Literature

Did your career get in the way of your education? Would you like to read some of the books that your college degree didn’t include? You might hear expressions like ‘It’s a brave new world” and wonder where that expression came from, or you might listen to people mention that a particular Coen Brothers film is a version of Homer’s Iliad. Mystery solved! Take this World Lit course twice a week at ACC, and you’ll learn more about the “classics” of literature than in any introductory literature course. You’ll learn about the demi-god Gilgamesh who wrestled with the epic forest monster Humbaba; you’ll read about the Norse monster Beowulf who ate Viking warriors as snack items, and you’ll begin to understand all of the deeply rich material of King Arthur and his Round Table. Class sessions are lively and interactive, and all of our reading material is supplemented with riveting audiovisual interpretations. Now’s the time to gain the “extraordinary pleasure of “reading a great book for the first time in one’s maturity” as Italo Calvino puts it. Reading the classics is intensely delightful!
add to cartTue/Thu, Aug 21-Dec 11*, 11:30-12:15 p.m., 14 wks  Littleton Campus    
WRIT 1008F01-68223                               $299, plus book

Ethnic Literature

In Ethnic Literature students really work to understand the complexity of what it means to be American, by exploring the cultural, historical, and social contexts of different ethnic American identities. Through reading, discussing, and critiquing a variety of novels, poems, and a play we work to figure out how answer James Baldwin’s call to, “Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed.” This course can and will challenge all of us to deepen our understanding of each other and create and find space for a variety of interesting reading including traditional literature but also graphic novels and science fiction.
add to cartMon/Wed, Aug 20-Dec 10*, 10:00-11:15 a.m., 14 wks  Littleton Campus    
WRIT 2010F01-68224                                $299, plus book



ACC String Orchestra

Hisham Groover
Join the ACC orchestra. Class is for players age 12 to adult. You must have previous playing experience. Register 10 days prior to class start date. *No classes the week of November 19 due to Fall Break.

add to cartMon, Aug 20-Dec 10*, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 15 wks   Littleton Campus
ARHU 1008F01-68115                                         $159

ACC Chorus

Ron Kientz
Join the ACC chorus no matter what your music ability is. Class is for adults. Register 10 days prior to class start date. No class the week of *No classes the week of November 19 due to Fall Break.

add to cartTue, Sep 4-Dec 11*, 7-9 p.m., 14 wks     Littleton Campus
ARHU 1009F01-68116                                 $69

ACC Jazz Ensemble

Cecil Lewis
Join the ACC Jazz Band. Class is for adults. You must have previous playing experience. Register 10 days prior to class start date. *No classes the week of November 19 due to Fall Break.

add to cartThu, Aug 23-Dec 6*, 6-8 p.m., 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 1002F01-68117                                     $159

Pop/Rock Ensemble

Aaron Walker
Join the ACC Pop/Rock Band. Class is for adults. Previous playing experience preferred. Register 10 days prior to class start date. *No classes the week of November 19 due to Fall Break.

add to cartFri, Aug 24-Dec 7*, 1-3 p.m., 15 wks    Littleton Campus
ARHU 2016F01-68118                               $159

Private Instrument and Voice Lessons

For all levels and abilities of aspiring musicians over age 8. Receive 10 half-hour private lessons over 10 weeks set up to meet your schedule. When registering, specify the string, woodwind, brass, or guitar instrument. Refunds will not be given for missed lessons. Lesson can begin meeting any time between August 20 and Dec 11 based on instructor availability and approval. Lesson days and times are established between you and the instructor. No classes the week of November 19 due to Fall Break.

Course Name Course Number Cost Add to Cart
Private Piano ARHU 1020F01-68119 $269 closed
Private Strings ARHU 1021F01-68120 $269 closed
Private Woodwinds ARHU 1022F01-68121 $269 closed
Private Bass ARHU 1023F01-68122 $269 closed
Private Drums ARHU 1024F01-68123 $269 closed
Private Guitar ARHU 1027F01-68124 $269 closed


Exploring Acrylics II

Candace French
Explore blending brilliant colors, brushwork, brush care, palette knife painting and more. Enjoy “chalk talks”, demos and lots of individual attention. Composition and The Five Easy Steps to Jumpstart Any Painting and Bring It to Completion will be shared. Bring an image or photo that makes your heart sing! No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Repeat this class and build on what you previously learned.

add to cartWed, Sep 5-Oct 10, 1-4 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1110F01-68125                       $179, plus supplies

Exploring Mixed Media

Candace French
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, foils, charcoal and mediums. Students will be guided through “chalk talks”, demos and be given lots of individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. Candace’s teaching style is engaging and educational. No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Repeat this class and build on what you have previously learned.

add to cartWed, Oct 24-Nov 14, 1-4p.m., 4 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199F01-68126                 $119, $5 material fee to instructor, plus supplies

Pouring Acrylics   

Candace French
Join us in this exploration and create exciting effects while pouring color into your art. Students learn three unique approaches to pouring acrylics. Work created is a completed work of art or a wonderful background to a layered artwork or collage. Expand your creative painting skills through pouring acrylics. Candace’s approach to teaching is engaging and inspirational. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity.

add to cartThu, Dec 6-13, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks                 Littleton Campus
ARCR 1111F01-68127         $69, $5 material fee to instructor, plus supplies

Oil Painting for Beginners and Beyond

Valorie Snyder
A fun and comfortable class for beginners and comprehensive instruction for students of all levels. Learn about brushes, painting techniques and color theory with a classic approach to realism. Choose your own subjects as you complete assigned exercises and progress at your own pace. Build on what you already know if you have painted before with more advanced exercises and fill in information you may have missed in previous art classes. Students often repeat this class, without repeating exercises already completed. Includes lectures, notes, demonstrations, and individual help. Note: This class requires the use of Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (made by Gamblin Paints), rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. Complete supply list is on Valorie’s blog.

*$18 optional workbook fee to instructor.

add to cartThu, Oct 4-Nov 8, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F01-68128              $179, plus materials*

Thu, Oct 4-Nov 8, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F02-68129          $179, plus materials* closed

Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
Continue your art training with a variety of painting approaches, advanced color mixing, composition, and various painting concepts.  Repeat this class as often as you like to build your skills and take your art to the next level.  Prerequisite: For students who have completed the Seven Color Study assignments in Valorie’s Beginning Oil Painting Class and who have a comfortable grasp of the classic layered approach to painting introduced in that class. Note: This class requires the use of Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (made by Gamblin Paints), rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. See Valorie’s blog for additional supplies and last minute updates on Valorie's blog.

*$18 optional workbook fee to instructor.

Tue, Oct 2-Nov 6, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205F01-68130          $179, plus materials closed

Beginning Watercolor

Brian Brennan
Learn to paint with watercolors. Explore the usage and application of watercolor paint. No art experience necessary. Discover how artists use the unique medium of water­color to achieve beautiful light effects! Further supplies will be discussed at first class. Recommended – Brushes: Black Velvet watercolor brushes (#4 or #6 size); Suggested paint: Windsor and + Newton Cotman watercolor paint; Colors: cadmium red, lemon yellow, sap green, cobalt blue (student quality); Paper: Arches 9x12 rough 20 sheet watercolor paper block; Palette: 10-well round plastic palette and a pencil, rag and 12” ruler.

Tue, Sep 11-Oct 16, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F01-68131      $129, plus materials closed

add to cartTue, Oct 23-Nov 27, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F02-68132                         $129, plus materials

Painting for Beginners

Marjory Wilson
Taking the fear out of learning to paint, this class will teach what you need to see when you paint ~ shapes, value and color. We will be using acrylic paint and will paint an autumn aspen scene. Starting with a value study, then adding color, covering the essentials: composition, drawing, perspective and color.

Tue, Oct 2-Nov 6, 6-8:30 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1210F01-68133              $129, plus materials closed

Color Workshop

Marjory Wilson
The right color can make or break your painting. This class will focus on understanding and using colors so you always have the right temperature, hue and value. We will create a color chart and do some color exercises. Learn how each color affects color around it creating depth and perspective. Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, and Gouache this class is for everyone. If you are a beginner or more experienced this course will help you use color as a valuable tool in your artwork.

Thu, Oct 11-Nov 1, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100F01-68134                  $99, plus materials closed



Adobe Photoshop Level I

John Nimmo
This course is designed to give you a general understanding of how to utilize the full version of Photoshop. The course will begin with an explanation of file types, color profiles, workflow and organization tips, including the use of Bridge. Next, the bulk of the course will cover the program’s main functions and tools, including layers, effects (such as drop shadows, bevels, and artistic filters), the clone stamp, text options, color swatches, clipping masks, layer masks, how to group layers, actions, and other commonly used features of the program. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac), preferably loaded with CS5 or newer.

Tue, Sep 25-Oct 16, 6-9 p.m., 4 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1143F01-68203                  $199 closed

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Level I

John Nimmo
This class is designed for a variety of students; the hobbyist, home user, the budding professional, or business owner who needs to manage, process or enhance image files. Develop your own photography workflow and get started with Adobe Lightroom, from the ground up. You will learn how to utilize this industry standard software to create a workflow solution that will set you on your way to editing, organizing and processing your photos in expert fashion. With your enhanced images and the cutting edge features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, you will feel confident outputting high quality image files, producing client presentations and creating web galleries. Bring your laptop (PC or MAC) loaded with a newer version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version 6, CC or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and a vast selection of your digital image files.

add to cartTue, Oct 23-Nov 13, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1144F01-68204                                         $129

Beginning Digital Photography

Bob Montgomery
Focus on aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO and exposure. Discover composition principles to create better photographs. Bring camera and owner’s manual. Designed for 35MM and digital camera users new to photography. Camera must have an adjustable aperture and shutter speed.

Mon, Sep 24-Oct 8, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks   Parker Campus
ARCR 1132FP1-68135                       $109 closed

 Mon, Oct 15-29, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132F01-68136                        $109 closed

Camera to Computer: Archive, Edit and Send Digital Photos

Bob Montgomery
Do you have fantastic digital photographs trapped in your camera? Computer leaving you in confusion in file transfers? How do you find all those photos once they are eaten by your computer? This one night class allows you to get a handle on transferring photos to your computer, saving them so they are accessible, a basic edit of the photos and then posting them to social media or sending them to family and friends. Requires your laptop, and if you wish, please bring your camera with any cables or software that came with that camera. Card readers are welcome!

Thu, Oct 11, 6-8:45 p.m.          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133F01-68137                  $39 closed

add to cartThu, Nov 1, 6-8:45 p.m.      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133F02-68138                 $39

Abstracts and Special Effects In-Camera

Eli Vega
This course builds on instructor's award-winning book, Right Brain Photography. In today’s post-processing digital world, most photographers are spending hours per image in an attempt to get creative. Why spend hours in front of your computer when you can create abstracts and special effects in-camera in seconds. You will learn creative techniques like double exposures, Eli's "swirl" technique, Impressionism, scanning, extracting, eastern philosophy applications, and more. There will be a lunch break and in-field applications.

Sat, Sep 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1135F01-68139      $99, plus $3 material fee to instructor

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Discover Digital Photography ONLI 1021 $119
Secrets of Better Photography ONLI 1248 $119
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera ONLI 1099 $119
Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer ONLI 1070 $119
Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking ONLI 2089 $119


Welding for Art’s Sake

Cathy Hiatt/Johnny Garcia
Get introduced to the tools and techniques used to create a welded art piece. Learn basic metal fabrication using a plasma cutter, oxyacetylene torch and MIG welder.  With one on one instruction and guidance, choose from six pre-designed projects to create a unique metal sculpture.  Cathy and Johnny are experienced metal artists and enthusiastic welding instructors with over 15 years of metal work experience. These classes are held at the Metal Shop, 3311 W. 71st Ave., Westminster.

add to cart Thu, Sep 27, 5-9 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F01-68140
         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sat, Sep 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F02-68141         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sun, Sep 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F03-68142         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Thu, Oct 25, 5-9 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F04-68143         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sat, Oct 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F05-68144         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sun, Oct 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F06-68145          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Thu, Nov 29, 5-9 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F07-68146          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sat, Dec 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F08-68147          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sun, Dec 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F09-68148          $160, $30 material fee to instructor