Arts and Humanities

Calligraphy

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 $7 more. Please notify the office upon registration.

add to cartThu, Mar 7-Apr 4, 6-8pm, 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104S01-80097          $109, $45 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.

add to cartThu, Apr 25-May 23, 6-8pm, 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102S01-80098         $109, $40 material fee to instructor

Illuminations

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 cartThu, Jan 31-Feb 28, 6-8pm, 5 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1106S01-80096                            $109, plus supplies

 

Creative Writing and Journalism

Introduction to Creative Writing - An Online Course

Juliet Hubble
Have people told you that you have a gift for writing? Or do you have a story that really needs to be told?  This Advanced Creative Writing course will help you to develop your ability with this craft. You'll study various genres, literary forms and techniques, and you'll both produce your own work and hone your voice and eye by critiquing your peers in a safe and constructive workshop format.  Our reading in this course examines texts across multiple genres, contexts, and cultures. The course emphasizes style and voice, but you'll also use the input from workshop sessions to revise your work. Finally, you’ll learn how to polish your work for the most effective grammar and punctuation and prepare your work for publication. If you have a story that needs to be heard, this is the writing course for you!

add to cartOnline only. Feb 5-May14, 16 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004S01-80214                                  $450, plus book

Introduction to Creative Writing

Monica Fuglei/Jamey Trotter
You will learn about the craft of writing creatively, and study and compose works in the four major genres—poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. This class will involve you in reading and technique discussions as well as peer critiques. Contact Monica Fuglei for information: Monica.Fuglei [at] arapahoe.edu. or (303) 797-5826. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartMon/Wed, Jan 23-May 13*, 10-11:15 p.m., 14 wks  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2003S01- 80212                                            $450, plus book

add to cartTue/Thu, Jan 22-May 14*, 1-2:15 p.m., 14 wks       Littleton Campus
WRIT 2003S02- 80213                                            $450, plus book

Creative Non-Fiction

Andrea Mason
You can study the art for Creative Non-Fiction under published author, Professor Andrea Mason *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartThu, Feb 7-May 9*, 5:30-8:30pm, 14 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2005S01-80215                             $450, plus book

Media News and Reporting

Curious about video stories, podcasts, blogging, and social media? You will examine all the ways new media is changing journalism and then can create, and contribute your own multi-media stories to the award-winning online campus paper, The Arapahoe Pinnacle. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartTue/Thu, Jan 22-May 14*, 11:30am-12:45pm, 14 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 2006S01-80216                      $450, plus book

Photojournalism

You will develop photojournalist’s skills in capturing moments of real life from a unique personal viewpoint. Students will focus on the way they observe the world around them and on the content and quality of their photographs. They will work on assignments to produce publishable pictures or the Arapahoe Pinnacle in the fields of Sports, News, Feature, Multimedia and other areas. The course will culminate in a portfolio. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartTue/Thu, Jan 22-May 14*, 11:30am-12:45pm, 14 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 2007S01-80217                        $450, Plus Book

 

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 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, Jan 24-Feb 28, 7-9pm, 6 wks     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1101S01-80195                       $129, plus materials

Illustration

Tom Demoulin
Illustrate a favorite story or current event. Engaging illustration challenges are offered mixing traditional and digital media. Basic drawing skills required—please see instructor for permission. Tom.demoulin [at] arapahoe.edu. No Class March 20.

add to cartWed, Jan 23-May 8, 8:15am-12:15pm     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1112S01-80228                                           $450

 

Graphic Design

Introduction to Computer Graphics  

Sherry Olson
This class introduces you to the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. It takes place in a computer lab full of Mac’s, but don’t worry, we have a brief introduction to the Mac OS as well. No class March 19.          
             
add to cartTue, Jan 22-May 14*, 8:15am-12:15pm     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1137S01-80230                                          $450

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. 

Shakespeare – Part of the Great Book Series

Juliet Hubbell
Did you always want to take a Shakespeare course but all those pesky required classes got in the way? Have you enjoyed all the recent remakes of Shakespeare films with super cool modern settings and backdrops? You’ll love watching Shakespeare films and discussing all the ways we see Shakespeare today in our storytelling. We’ll be watching and having lively, in class discussions about three of the famous “histories” (Henry V, Richard II and Henry IV) , three of Shakespeare’s “comedies” (Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado about Nothing,  Twelfth Night) and two dramas (Othello, MacBeth). We’ll attend an actual performance if we can (optional), and we’ll even try to memorize one of our favorite sonnets. It's Shakespeare the way it's supposed to be enjoyed! *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartMon, Jan 28-May 13*, 5:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m., 14 wks     Littleton Campus    
WRIT 2008S01- 80218                                          $299, plus book

 

Music

ACC String Orchestra

Hisham Groover
Join the ACC orchestra. Class is for players age 12 to adult. You must have previous playing experience. Register at least 10 days prior to class start date. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartMon, Jan 28-May 13*, 5:30-7:30pm, 15 wks   Littleton Campus
ARHU 1008S01-80099                                        $159

ACC Chorus

Ron Kientz
Join the ACC chorus no matter what your music ability is. Class is for adults. Register at least 10 days prior to class start date. No class the week of *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartTue, Jan 22-May 14*, 7-9pm, 16 wks     Littleton Campus
ARHU 1009S01-80100                             $69

ACC Jazz Ensemble

Cecil Lewis
Join the ACC Jazz Band. Class is for adults. You must have previous playing experience. Register at least 10 days prior to class start date. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartThu, Jan 24-May 9*, 6-8pm, 15 wks          Littleton Campus
ARHU 1002S01-80101                                  $159

Pop/Rock Ensemble

Aaron Walker
Join the ACC Pop/Rock Band. Class is for adults. Previous playing experience preferred. Register at least 10 days prior to class start date.  *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

add to cartFri, Jan 25-May10*, 1-3pm, 15 wks    Littleton Campus
ARHU 2016S01-80102                              $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 January 28 and May 17 based on instructor availability and approval. Lesson days and times are established between you and the instructor. *No classes the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

Course Name Course Number Cost Add to Cart
Private Piano ARHU 1020S01-80103 $299 add to cart
Private Strings ARHU 1021S01-80104 $299 add to cart
Private Woodwinds ARHU 1022S01-80105 $299 add to cart
Private Bass ARHU 1023S01-80106 $299 add to cart
Private Drums ARHU 1024S01-80107 $299 add to cart
Private Guitar ARHU 1027S01-80108 $299 add to cart
Private Voice ARHU 1028S01-80194 $299 add to cart

Painting

Exploring Acrylics

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, Jan 30-Mar 6, 1-4pm, 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1110S01-80109                       $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, Apr 24-May 8, 1-4pm, 3 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199S01-80110              $99, $5 material fee to instructor, plus supplies

Exploring 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. 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 and “loosen up”.

add to cartWed, Mar 20-Apr 10, 1-4pm, 4 wks                 Littleton Campus
ARCR 1111S01-80111         $119, $5 material fee to instructor, plus supplies

Oil Painting - Beginning and All Levels

Valorie Snyder
What do you want to paint? Landscapes, still life, flowers, animals, people and portraits? With this classic approach to realism and impressionism, 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 6 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.

add to cartThu, Jan 31-Mar 7, 2-5pm, 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061S01-80112          $179, plus materials*

Beginning Watercolor

Brian Brennan
Discover how to paint with watercolor! No experience necessary. Explore the usage and application of watercolor in painting, and learn how to control this unique medium.

add to cartTue, Jan 22-Feb 26, 7-9pm, 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200S01-80196                      $129, plus materials

Painting Water and Skies

Marjory Wilson
Painting water and skies is so exciting and can be easy and fun. We will study different styles like realism, impressionism or expressionism and visual approaches like light and shadow, local tone color and equalization. Exploring composition, color, dimension and perspective, as well as how to translate photos to paintings. We will be painting from photos so bring one or some will be provided.

add to cartTue, Feb 5-Mar 5, 6-8pm, 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1210S01-80113                       $129, plus materials

Painting Spring Flowers

Marjory Wilson
Flowers are amazing subjects for painting, they are elegant, abstract, exotic, and have amazing colors and shapes. The movement, patterns and interplay of light and shadow make them exciting. This class will focus on composition, drawing, color, dimension and perspective. We will talk about many different techniques, styles and visual approaches. We will be using reference photos learning how to translate photos to paintings that feel alive.

add to cartTue, Mar 12-Apr 9, 6-8pm, 5 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100S01-80114                      $129, plus materials

 

Photography

Better Photography with iPhone and iPad

Steven Sande
Want to take better photos with an iPhone or iPad? This class is designed to take students from taking ordinary snapshots to making photos they’ll be proud to share. In this class, you’ll learn hands-on how to use the different Camera app shooting modes to capture high-quality photos and video, then use Photos and other photo editing apps to turn pictures into masterpieces. Students use their own iPhone (or iPad) to gain hands-on experience in capturing and editing images.

add to cartThu, Feb 7, 6-9 p.m.                             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1130S01-80115                           $49

add to cartTue, Mar 5, 6-9 p.m.                          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1130S01-80116                           $49

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. Interchangeable Lens a plus!

add to cartMon, Feb 25-Mar 11, 6-8:30pm, 3 wks   Parker Campus
ARCR 1132SP1-80117                                     $109

add to cart Mon, May 6-20, 6-8:30pm, 3 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132S01-80118                                 $109

Intermediate Digital Photography

Eli Vega
In this highly interactive course, you will learn advanced applications of camera features, buttons, and dials, as well as advanced techniques and artistic composition. You will learn advanced applications of ISO, White Balance, f/stops, shutter speeds, multiple exposures, BULB setting for creative applications, computer software fine-tuning tips, and more. Time permitting, Eli will demonstrate some key advanced in-the-field applications.

add to cartSat, May 25, 9am-5pm          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1135S01-80119                 $99, $3 materials fee to instructor

Adobe Photoshop

John Hall
In this highly interactive course, you will learn advanced applications of camera features, buttons, and dials, as well as advanced techniques and artistic composition. You will learn advanced applications of ISO, White Balance, f/stops, shutter speeds, multiple exposures, BULB setting for creative applications, computer software fine-tuning tips, and more. Time permitting, Eli will demonstrate some key advanced in-the-field applications. No Class March 18.

add to cartMon, Jan 28-May 13*, 1-5pm         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1136S01-80229                             $450

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 $129
Secrets of Better Photography ONLI 1248 $129
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera ONLI 1099 $129
Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer ONLI 1070 $129
Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking ONLI 2089 $129

Theatre

Living the Creative Life 

Pam O’Mara
Whether we’re introverts, extroverts, artists, writers, engineers, technicians, sales managers, caretakers, or a combination, throughout our lives we experience situations that we enjoy and those we’d rather avoid. It would be great if we could feel comfortable in more situations. This class provides the environment in which to create your own set of comfort-zone-expanding techniques. We’ll borrow methods and techniques from storytelling, improvisational acting, and journal writing. Each class begins with warm-down exercises that allow us to focus on the activities. Led by Pam Roth O’Mara, artist, author, and instructor you’ll learn how to expand your comfort zone. And, you’ll have fun and meet new people.
             
add to cartWed, Mar 27-May 1, 6:30-8 p.m. 6wks         Littleton Campus
BUSI 1070S01- 80006           $99, $5 material fee to instructor