Arts and Humanities

Collage

Exploring Collage                                                                

Candace French
In this workshop, students 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. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list available online.

add to cartSat, Aug 4, 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.                       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097M01-58298                                  $89, plus supplies

Creative Writing and Journalism

Creative Writing: Reading and Writing Colorado         

Russell Brakefield
Calling all aspiring Colorado writers! This creative writing class uses the fiction and poetry of Colorado writers to help you develop and practice skills for writing your own creative work, with a specific emphasis on writing about place. We will start by reading and discussing a range of works by Colorado authors. Subsequent lessons and exercise will help develop skills for writing poetry and fiction rooted in the American west, specifically Colorado and Denver Metro. Students will have an opportunity to workshop their writing and receive feedback from their peers and their instructors. Students will also develop revision strategies with an eye towards possible publication. The course will also feature guest appearances by several local poets and writers. *No Class July 9th.

add to cartMon, Jun 25-Jul 30*, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks             Littleton Campus
WRIT 1020M01-58207                                                     $125

Creative Writing: Putting Together a Manuscript for Publication

Russell Brakefield
This course helps students develop and practice the skills necessary to put together a manuscript of creative work. Starting with advanced writing and revision work and moving through the organizational process, this class will help students organize a collection of short stories or poems into a cohesive, publication-ready manuscript. The course will help writers organize and revise their work based on thematic, narrative, and stylistic considerations but will also deal with practical aspects of the process such as layout and pagination. The course will also help students develop strategies for submitting work and find avenues for possible publication once manuscripts are completed. Students will look at models of successful published work and will also have an opportunity to receive feedback on their own manuscript at different stages in the process.

Tue, May 29-Jun 26*, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks            Littleton Campus
WRIT 1021M01-58208                                       $125 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. Utilize proven methods behind portraits, still life and landscape drawing. Advanced subjects 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.

add to cartThu, May 31-July 5, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101M01-58209                               $129, plus supplies

add to cartThu, July 12-Aug 2, 7:30-9 p.m., 4 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101M02-58210                                 $89, plus supplies

Learn to Draw the Figure from a Live Model

Cliff Austin
Learn to draw the clothed human figure from a live model. Start with gesture drawing and advance to an understanding of proportions, light and shadow, and drapery on the figure.*No class July 3rd.

Tue, June 12-July 17*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1187M01-58211                               $149, plus supplies closed

 

Music

ACC Classical Chamber Ensemble

Tessa Hildebrand
Develop chamber music techniques while exploring various periods of the genre.  Open to string and wind players ages 12 to adult. Must have three years of experience playing an instrument and read music comfortably.  An end of semester performance is anticipated August 5.  Possible dress rehearsal during the final week at a local retirement community.  Class will not meet Thursday, May 31.

add to cartTue/Thu, May 29-Aug 2*, 6-7:30 p.m., 10 wks          ACC Main
ARHU 2017M01-58212                                                    $159

Private Instrument 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 May 29 and August 6 based on instructor availability and approval. Lesson days and times are established between you and the instructor.

add to cartPrivate Piano                                     ARHU   1020M01-58213
add to cartPrivate Strings                                   ARHU   1021M01-58214
add to cartPrivate Woodwinds                           ARHU   1022M01-58215
add to cartPrivate Brass                                     ARHU   1023M01-58216
add to cartPrivate Drums                                   ARHU   1024M01-58217
add to cartPrivate Guitar                                    ARHU   1027M01-58218

Littleton Campus                                                               $269

Painting

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. Supply list provided online.

add to cartWed, May 30-June 27, 1-4 p.m., 5 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1110M01-58222                                $169, 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. Supply list online.

add to cartThu, July 12-19, 1-4pm, 2 wks                        Littleton Campus
ARCR 1111M01-58299                                  $69, plus supplies

Exploring Oil with Cold Wax

Candace French
Explore the exciting world of creating with oil and cold wax. Cold wax is uniquely different from encaustic as it provides incredible depth and texture with less set up. Enjoy demos and lots of individual attention. Learn how to turn accidents into unexpected joys. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. Candace’s teaching style is engaging and inspirational. No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Supply list online.

Tue, June 5-26, 1-4 p.m., 4 wks                      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1112M01-58300                                $125, plus supplies closed

Exploring Alcohol Inks

Candace French
Explore vivid flowing colors as you to play with alcohol inks and create something beautiful. Students will be guided through demos and given lots of individual attention. Tips on how to drip the inks onto a tile or non-porous surface and work with them to direct the design will be shared. Candace’s teaching style is engaging and educational. No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Supply list provided online.

add to cartThu, Aug 2, 1-4 p.m.                                       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1113M01-58301                                  $49, plus supplies, plus
$5.00 material fee

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. Supply list provided online.

add to cartWed, July 11-Aug 1, 1-4 p.m., 4 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199M01-58309       $119, $5 material fee to instructor, plus supplies

Oil Painting for Beginners and Beyond

Valorie Snyder
What do you want to paint? Landscapes, still life, flowers, animals, people and portraits? With this classic approach to realism, you will have a solid foundation to paint any subject that is meaningful to you. Learn about brushes, painting techniques and color theory, as you complete assigned exercises and progress at your own pace. A fun and comfortable class for beginners and comprehensive instruction for students of all levels.  If you have painted before, build on what you already know and fill in information you may have missed in previous art classes. Since learning to paint does require more than six weeks, students often repeat this class to build on skills they learned before, without repeating completed exercises.  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 at www.valoriesnyderart.blogspot.com.

add to cartThu, July 12-Aug 16, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M01-58224                             $179, plus supplies*

add to cartThu, July 12-Aug 16, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M02-58225                             $179, plus supplies*

Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
Where do you want to take your painting? Where do you need help? Valorie will work with you individually to explore new painting approaches, advanced color theory, composition, and other 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 Color Study assignments in Valorie’s Beginning Oil Painting class and who have a comfortable grasp of the classic layered approach 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. Supply list: Bring your usual supplies. See Valorie’s blog for additional supplies and last minute updates at www.valoriesnyderart.blogspot.com.

add to cartTue, July 10-Aug 14, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205M01-58228                               $179, plus supplies

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 supplies - 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.

add to cartTue, May 29-July 3, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M01-58230                               $129, plus supplies

add to cartTue, July 10-31, 7:30-9 p.m., 4 wks                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M02-58231                                 $89, plus supplies

 

Painting Summer Flowers

Marjory Wilson
Flowers are great subjects for painting, they are elegant, abstract and exotic with amazing colors. The repetition of shapes, patterns and interplay of light and shadow make them exciting. This class will focus on composition, drawing, color, dimension and perspective. This is a studio class so we will be painting from reference photos so bring your own or some will be available. Supplies list provided online. *No Class on July 4th

add to cartWed, June 6-July 18*, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1211M01-58233                               $129, plus supplies

        
Exploring Color

Marjory Wilson
There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another” – Edouard Manet
The right color can make or break your painting. This class will focus on understanding and using color. Thinking about the right temperature, hue value, complement, contrast and more. We will create a color chart, do color exercises and talk about how colors can affect perspective, composition, and mood of painting. You can work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or any medium. This class is a valuable tool for the beginner or more experienced painter.

add to cartMon-Wed, Aug 6- 8, 5:30-7:30pm, 3 sessions    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100M01-58234                                 $99, plus supplies

Landscape Painting with Dry Pastel

Cliff Austin
Learn to draw the landscape with dry pastels. Start with basic understanding of light and form to an understanding of expressive color. Class supplies are dry pastels and pastel paper or board.*No class July 5th.

add to cartThu, June 14-July 19*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1203M01-58236                               $149, plus supplies

Landscape in Oils from Photographs

Cliff Austin
Learn to paint the landscape with oil paints. Start with basic understanding of light and form to an understanding of expressive color. Class supplies are oil paint, canvas, and table easel. *No class July 4th.

add to cartWed, June 13-July 18*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1204M01-58237                               $149, plus supplies

 

Photography

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.

Tue, May 29-June 19, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1144M01-58238                                  $129 closed

Abstracts and Special Effects In-Camera

Eli Vega
This course piggy-backs on the 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 during the class.

add to cartJuly 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1135M01-58308                                                       $99

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.

add to cartMon, June 4-18, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132M02-58239                                                     $109

add to cartMon, July 23-Aug 6, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132M01-58240                                                     $109

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!

add to cartThu, June 21, 6-8:45 p.m.,                             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133M01-58241                                                       $39

add to cartThu, Aug 9, 6-8:45 p.m.,                                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133M02-58242                                                       $39

 

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.

add to cartThu, June 21, 5-9 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-58243      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSat, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                   Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M02-58244      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSun, June 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                  Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M03-58245      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartThu, July 26, 5-9 p.m.                                            Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M04-58246      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSat, July 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                    Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M05-58247      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSun, July 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                   Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M06-58248      $160, $30 material fee to instructor