October 4, 2016

Feeling Creative? Get Inspired at AAC this Fall!

Campers take a break from making art to imagine life on the Spielshiff. Photo by Kate Ingram
Campers take a break from making art to imagine life on the Spielshiff. Photo by Kate Ingram

Whew! Summer camps just ended at AAC last month, and fall has officially been here for a couple of weeks now. We finally got out of the classroom and are ready to share some of the awesome moments our campers experienced this summer!

Campers explored all aspects of art making through fun and unique projects. Camps, classes, and workshops at AAC usually start with a technique or a theme, and is the platform from which our instructors drop serious art knowledge. While we focus on fundamentals, we also encourage experimentation.

Taking the building blocks of art and stacking them upside down and sideways creates new perspectives, and we want our students to come away feeling like art is something they can do, that it belongs to them, and will always be a part of them.

Fundamentals of Drawing (Ages 11 – 14)

Teen campers learn the fundamentals of drawing through the application of collage and mixed media!

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Into the Third Dimension (Ages 7 – 10)

Campers aged 7-10 explore the Third Dimension by creating sculptural projects with simple materials like plaster, sticks, and paint

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Strange Landscapes (Ages 4 – 6 & 7 – 10)

AAC’s campers get to learn directly from the art on display in our galleries! This summer they discovered Strange Landscapes in and out of the classroom.

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These are just a few examples of the awesome projects, experiences, and skills our campers learn at AAC every year! Students come here to not just color and draw, but to create and experience the excitement of inventing something from newly learned techniques, ideas, and processes.

Ok, just because summer is over, doesn’t mean the fun has to end! We’ve got a great fall schedule (for kids and adults) just around the corner!

Weekly Fall 2016 Classes for Kids Ages 2 – 14:

October 26 – December 21 (times vary)

My First Portfolio
Ages 2 – 3

Assemblage: 3D Collage
Ages 4 – 6

The Art of Illustration

Ages 7 – 10

Drawing: The World through Your Eyes
Ages 11 – 14

 Fall 2016 Workshops for Kids Ages 4 – 14:

Day of the Dead
Nov 4 @ 4;30 – 6 pm

Art’s Cool! Art School!
Election Day Workshop: Nov 8 @ 10 am – 4 pm

Gift Mania!
Dec 10 @ 12:30 – 3 pm

Weekly Fall 2016 Classes for Adults Ages 18+:

October 26 – December 21 (times vary)

Art Books

Intro to Acrylic I & II

Drawing I and II: The Art of Seeing

Sketchbook DC

Experimental Painting

Handmade Holidays Workshop

As you can see there’s lots to do this fall at AAC, so don’t wait! Register today! Space is limited, and our classes always fill up. From one-day workshops to weekend field trips to after school and evening classes, we’ve got something for everyone. Our classes are always designed to fit neatly into your busy schedule, and we keep class size small to make sure everyone gets a chance to have one-on-one time with our great instructors, so what are you waiting for?!

An Adventure of Being

Extended to February 11, 2024

Smith & Meyer Galleries
Featured Artists: Vincent Cy Chen, Nicki Cherry, Jeremy Olson, and Stephanie J. Williams

An Adventure of Being explores blurred boundaries, physical breakdown, and states of in-between-ness. The painting, sculpture, and installations included in the exhibition incorporate materials and forms that bring to mind living beings.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin January 21!

Whether you are giving the gift of creativity this year to a friend or family member, or you plan to set a new year’s resolution to get back into creating, sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA’s wonderful programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty

August 5, 2023 - July 28, 2024

Front Lawn
MoCA Arlington and Arlington Public Art are thrilled to co-sponsor the installation of Zaq Landsberg’s celebrated Reclining Liberty on the Museum’s front lawn.