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.
Sat, Aug 4, 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097M01-58298 $89, plus supplies
Creative Writing: Reading and Writing Colorado
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.
Mon, Jun 25-Jul 30*, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 1020M01-58207 $125
Creative Writing: Putting Together a Manuscript for Publication
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
You Can Draw!
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.
Thu, May 31-July 5, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101M01-58209 $129, plus supplies
Thu, 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
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
ACC Classical Chamber Ensemble
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.
Tue/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.
Littleton Campus $269
Exploring Acrylics II
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.
Wed, May 30-June 27, 1-4 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1110M01-58222 $169, plus supplies
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.
Thu, July 12-19, 1-4pm, 2 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1111M01-58299 $69, plus supplies
Exploring Oil with Cold Wax
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
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.
Thu, Aug 2, 1-4 p.m. Littleton Campus
ARCR 1113M01-58301 $49, plus supplies, plus $5.00 material fee
Exploring Mixed Media
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.
Wed, 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
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.
Thu, July 12-Aug 16, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M01-58224 $179, plus supplies*
Thu, July 12-Aug 16, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M02-58225 $179, plus supplies*
Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting
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.
Tue, July 10-Aug 14, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205M01-58228 $179, plus supplies
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.
Tue, May 29-July 3, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M01-58230 $129, plus supplies
Tue, July 10-31, 7:30-9 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M02-58231 $89, plus supplies
Painting Summer Flowers
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
Wed, June 6-July 18*, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1211M01-58233 $129, plus supplies
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.
Mon-Wed, Aug 6- 8, 5:30-7:30pm, 3 sessions Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100M01-58234 $99, plus supplies
Landscape Painting with Dry Pastel
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.
Thu, June 14-July 19*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1203M01-58236 $149, plus supplies
Landscape in Oils from Photographs
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.
Wed, June 13-July 18*, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1204M01-58237 $149, plus supplies
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Level I
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
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.
July 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Littleton Campus
ARCR 1135M01-58308 $99
Beginning Digital Photography
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, June 4-18, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132M02-58239 $109
Mon, 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
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!
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.
Thu, June 21, 5-9 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-58243 $160, $30 material fee to instructor