Arts and Humanities

Astronomy

Wonders of the Cosmos

Michael Carroll
The cosmos teems with glowing nebulae, spiraling galaxies, and amazing worlds. Come along with space artist and science writer Michael Carroll on an entertaining journey through the cosmos. Learn the most up-to-date discoveries about the “wanna-be” planet Pluto, the asteroid Ceres, mysterious comets, and water on Mars. Explore the possibilities of life on planets orbiting distant stars, many of which we can now study in some detail. Bring a lunch, sit back, and celebrate the Universe! Ages 12 to adult.

Sat, Sept 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Littleton Campus
PERS 1012F01-68102           $39, $8 material fee to instructor closed

Finding Life in the Solar System

Michael Carroll
Explore the worlds around us with the goal of figuring out where we might find life as we know it. Survey the weirdest life on Earth, like microbes found in the hearts of volcanoes and critters that can survive in nuclear power plants. Then we’ll travel through the planets and moons looking at a bit of their history and their habitability. We’ll conclude with a class survey focusing on where you bet there is life. Mars? Europa? Titan? Come join the cosmic fun!

Wed, Sept 20, 6-9 p.m.         Littleton Campus
PERS 1013F01-68103     $29, $5 material fee to instructor closed

Calligraphy

Chancery Hand Calligraphy

Evette Goldstein
Learn Chancery Italic Calligraphy. Discover the joy of selfexpression through this beautiful ancient art form. If you are left handed, the material fee will be $6 more. Please notify the office upon registration. *No class Nov 23.

add to cartThu, Nov 2-Dec 7*, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-68104           $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 www.prettywriting.com to see her work.

Thu, Sept 7-Oct 5, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102F01-68105     $109, $40 material fee to instructor closed

Collage

Exploring Collage

Candace French
Learn the unique approaches to tearing, cutting and pasting to create a collage work of art. Work with salvaged paper on a surface of your choice, and create a completed work of art or a unique background to a painting. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. Designed for all skill levels, beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list online.

add to cartWed, Nov 29-Dec 6, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097F01-68106                    $69, plus materials

Clock Repair

Basic Clock Repair

Want to learn clock repairing as a hobby or profession? Learn clock disassembly, re-building, cleaning, assembly and adjustment. Gain the knowledge and techniques to be able to get a job repairing the most common type of mechanical clocks available today. You will receive an optional material list at the first class and most tools are provided. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1205 Osage, Denver.

add to cartTue, Sept 5-Oct 24, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks          EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F01-68107                    $219, plus supplies

Tue, Sept 5-Oct 24, 4-7 p.m., 8 wks          EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F02-68108                    $219, plus supplies closed

Drawing

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. 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 at first class.

add to cartThu, Sept 21-Oct 26, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F01-68109                              $139, plus materials

Genealogy and Heritage

German Genealogy

Bert Paredes
Learn the basics of tracing your German roots. Discuss the unique challenges of researching German records and how best to overcome them. Discover how to find and understand useful records and reference information without actually knowing German. An overview of the best online sources for German genealogy information will prepare you to succeed in your quest.

New dates coming soon

Literature

Exploring Ethnic Literature - Part of Great Book Series

Juliet Hubbell
Have you ever wondered what Native Americans think about reservation life? What do Scandinavian people today think about Thor and the recent spate of superhero movies? And what’s up with the fantastic stories of Garcia Marquez who gives us old men with enormous wings and babies devoured by ants? What is the Asian perspective on honor in today’s modern world? If you’re fascinated by other cultures, especially in how they manage in today’s world, this literature class will thrill you! We read a book every two weeks, and we examine its own reference points as well as its relationship to other cultures. Join us for some truly inspiring discussions! *No class Sept 4.

add to cartMon, Aug 21-Dec 11*, 2:30-3:45 p.m. 15 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2007F01-68211                                              $299 plus book

Music

ACC String Orchestra

Rene Knetsch
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 class Sept 4 or Thanksgiving week.

add to cartMon, Aug 21-Dec 11*, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 1008F01-68113                                                   $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 Oct 9 or Thanksgiving week.

add to cartTue, Aug 22-Dec 12, 7-9 p.m., 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 1009F01-68114                                        $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 class November 23.

add to cartThu, Aug 24-Dec 7*, 6-8 p.m., 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 1002F01-68115                                        $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 class November 24.

add to cartFri, Aug 25-Dec 8*, 1-3 p.m., 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 2016F01-68116                                        $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. Lessons meet between Sept 5-Nov 3 at ACC's Littleton Campus as established between you and the instructor.

Course Name Course Number Cost Add to Cart
Private Piano ARHU 1020F01-68117 $269 add to cart
Private Strings ARHU 1021F01-68118 $269 add to cart
Private Woodwinds ARHU 1022F01-68119 $269 add to cart
Private Bass ARHU 1023F01-68120 $269 add to cart
Private Drums ARHU 1024F01-68121 $269 add to cart
Private Voice ARHU 1025F01-68122 $269 add to cart
Private Guitar ARHU 1027F01-68123 $269 add to cart

Online Options

Course Name Course Number Cost
Music Made Easy ONLI 1124 $119
Introduction to Guitar ONLI 2222 $119

Needle Arts

Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher

June Greiman
Practice basic sewing skills or continue to develop and hone your craft. Use a pattern, select appropriate material, and construct an easy project. Bring your working machine/manual, enthusiasm and the required equipment and supplies the first night. Supply list found online. Pre-requisites: Know how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin.

Wed, Oct 4-Nov 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127F01-68124                                         $99 closed

Create Some Winter Warmth: Get Hooked On Crocheting!

Crocheting is the newest craze of an old skill. Gain tips, knowledge and creative crochet while you relax and meet new crochet friends. Practice yarns and crochet hooks are provided for first-timers or bring your own special project. Left-handers are welcome.

Wed, Oct 4-25, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122F01-68125                      $79 closed

Make a Holiday Table Runner in a Day

June Greiman
Create a table runner or a table square in this day-long session. Table runners and table squares add warmth to tables and cabinets. Learn basic quilting techniques as you construct a table runner you will be proud to have in your home. Must have a working sewing machine. See the supply list for materials required. There will be a lunch break during the class.

add to cartSat, Nov 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1129F01-68126                    $69

Painting

Exploring Acrylics

Candace French
Explore mixing colors, brushwork, brush care, palette knife painting and more. Students will experience lectures, notes, demos and individual attention while painting. 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 hobbyists and artists welcome! Repeat this class and build on what you have previously learned. Supply list provided online.

add to cartWed, Aug 30-Oct 4, 1-4 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109F01-68127                                        $159

Creating Colorful Landscapes

Sidney Pitchford
Discuss and experience the creation of landscape composition. Learn how to mix beautiful vibrant colors to make your painting sing. Keep things simple and bring any reference material that is suitable for your style of painting. From the realistic to the more abstract – all perspectives are welcome. This course is interactive and fun for artists at all levels.

Fri, Sept 29-Oct 27, 1-3 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1186F01-68210           $139, plus materials closed

Exploring Mixed Media

Candace French
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, foils, charcoal and mediums. Students will experience lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. No experience necessary. Experienced hobbyists and artists welcome! Repeat this class and build on what you have previously learned. Supply list provided online.

add to cartThu, Oct 19-Nov 30, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199F01-68128                    $159, $7 material fee to instructor

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. 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 5-Nov 9, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F01-68129                    $149, plus materials*

Thu, Oct 5-Nov 9, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F02-68130                    $149, plus materials* closed

Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
Explore topics such as other painting approaches, advanced< color mixing, composition, and various painting concepts. Repeat this class as often as you like to continue your artistic growth 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. Bring your usual supplies. See Valorie’s blog for additional supplies and last minute updates on Valorie's blog.

*$18 optional workbook fee to instructor.
add to cartTue, Oct 3-Nov 7, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205F01-68131                    $149, plus materials*

Watercolor Basics

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: black velvet watercolor brushes (#4 or #6 size); Colors: cadmium red, lemon yellow, sap green, cobalt blue (student quality); Paper: Arches rough watercolor pad, pencil and rag.

add to cartTue, Sept 19-Oct 24, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F01-68132                              $149, plus materials

Learn to Paint What You See

Marjory Wilson
Learn to see as an artist. This is the translation of what is there and how to take 3 dimensional objects, put onto a 2-dimensional surface, yet make it appear 3 dimensional. Explore shapes, lines, shadow, light and color and how they come to life on the canvas or paper. Look beyond the assumptions and preconceived ideas of what things are and really see what is there. For all levels and mediums, this is a great way to start painting or the next step if you already paint. *No class Oct 31.

Tue, Oct 3-Nov 28*, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 8 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1201F01-68133                        $159, plus materials closed     

Playful, Spontaneous Painting from Within

Joy Schultz
Explore, discover, open to and express your natural creativity. Learn how to use questions to stir your creativity, dissolve creative blocks and keep the inspiration flowing during all phases of the creative process. Practice trusting your own natural and limitless intuition, discover the unknown, take risks and express your uncensored self in a non-judgmental, non-goal oriented environment. Principles from Point Zero: Creativity without Limits, and Life, Paint and Passion by Michele Cassou will be shared through readings, video, and during the process of painting. I strongly encourage the use of high quality tempera paints for this class. Having a generous, luscious supply of ready to use paint and color is very conducive to this process. (Acrylics can work with some qualifications if you already have them). Supply list on Joy's website. Please contact the instructor if you have questions. All levels of experience welcome.*No class Nov 23.

Thu, Sept 21-Oct 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1206F01-68135                      $149, plus materials closed

add to cartThu, Nov 2-Dec 14*, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1206F02-68136                              $149, plus materials

Pouring Color into Your Art

Candace French
Join us in this exploration and create exciting effects while pouring color into your art. Students learn three unique approaches to pouring color. 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 color. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. Designed for all skill levels, beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list provided online.

Wed, Oct 4-11, 10 a.m.-noon, 2 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100F01-68134                                 $79 closed

Abstract Paintings: Concept to Completion

Cliff Austin
Learn the fundamentals of abstract painting using oil, acrylic, pastel, and the elements of art, line, shape, value. Classes held at 1500 W Littleton Blvd.*No class Oct 4.

Wed, Sept 20-Oct 25*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks          Cliff Austin Studio
ARCR 1202F01-68215             $159, plus materials  closed

Photography

Photoshop Elements

Amy Folkestad
Learn how to organize your images and especially, how to enhance and fix your digital photos. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac) loaded with Elements 11 or newer, as well as images that you would like to use. During the first week, learn how to manage your photos and practice using the basic editing tools to improve your images. During the second week, discover layers, how to create artistic effects, how to take out unwanted objects (like that pesky pedestrian in your family photo), how to move or add people to a photo, and other practical editing skills. he third week presents “digital darkroom” techniques to help you improve lighting, color, and exposure issues. Tools and features covered will include levels, non-destructive layers, masks (applying effects or filters to specific areas), blending, as well as color and skin tone corrections and Photomerge.

Wed, Sept 20-Oct 4, 6-9 p.m., 3 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1145F01-68137                                $129 closed

Lightroom

Amy Folkestad
Learn how to organize your vast collection of images, including creating collections, adding keyword tags, and filtering images based on various metadata (file size, date, location, camera type, etc.). Develop your singular images or batches of images using Lightroom’s powerful image quality control tools. Additionally, learn how to export image files with your own specified parameters, such as specified file sizes or groups of images to prepare for clients. You will also create professional print layouts, add watermarks, create slideshows, and make photo books. Take this class for fun to improve your own images, or use it to expand or start a business. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac) loaded with Lightroom 5 or newer, as well as images that you can work with.

Tue, Oct 10-17, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1144F01-68138                              $109 closed

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, Sept 18-Oct 2, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132F01-68139                    $99, $3 material fee to instructor closed

Mon, Oct 23-Nov 6, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks Parker Campus
ARCR 1132FP1-68140                    $99, $3 material fee to instructor closed

Digital SLR Photography: Manual Mode for Beginners

Discover how to use your Digital SLR camera to its maximum potential! Learn how to balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to create the photographs that YOU want to take. This course will cover not just the ‘how’ to control these functions, but also the ‘why’ of each of these settings can improve your photography. Required: Your Digital SLR camera. Non-digital SLR camera functions and operations will not be covered in this course.

Tue, Oct 3-10, 6:30-9 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133F01-68142                               $89 closed

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 Photoshop CS6 ONLI 1205 $119
Intermediate Photoshop CS6 ONLI 2069 $119
Introduction to Lightroom CC ONLI 2059

$119

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking ONLI 2089 $119

Theater

Improv for Fun and Awareness

Pam Roth O’Mara
Whether you’re an artist, author, musician, manager, engineer, administrator, performer, retiree, student, or all of the above, this class will help you improve your ability to REALLY see what’s around you and respond to whatever life throws at you. Every class starts with warm-up exercises, and gradually helps you become familiar with improvisational acting methods, techniques, and styles. Led by Pam Roth O’Mara, artist, author, performer, you’ll learn how to invent characters and put them into interesting scenes. Have fun and meet new people. *No class Oct 11.

add to cartWed, Sept 13-Nov 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*, 8 wks,   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1167F01-68153                                        $169

Welding

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.

Sat, Sept 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F03-68145   $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed

Sun, Sept 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F04-68146  $160, $30 material fee to instructor
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Sat, Oct 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F05-68147          $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed

Sun, Oct 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F06-68148          $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed

add to cart Sat, Nov 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F07-68149          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sun, Nov 19 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F08-68150          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sat, Dec 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F09-68152          $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cart Sun, Dec 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F10-68512          $160, $30 material fee to instructor