September 9, 2015

Saying Goodbye to Summer (camp)…and HELLO to Fall (classes)!

With the beginning of September back to school marks the end of our summer camp season here at AAC. We had so much fun creating, exploring, and adventuring through art, and we hope you did, too! If you want to relive your awesome weeks of summer or want to catch a glimpse into what our camps are all about, look no further! We’ve compiled some of our favorite summer highlights to keep us moving to the artistic groove into autumn.

We imagined up all types of creative beasts and critters in our Fantasy Forest camp!

Buttons, Popsicle sticks, and bottle caps, oh my! In Flights of Imagination our campers turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art here at AAC!

Our older campers tested their paper-working and carving skills in our Intro to Printmaking class. Read about some of the techniques used in that camp here.

Campers worked individually to each create their own larger-than-life compositions in the popular Magnificent Murals camp.

Our PLAY exhibition has been the perfect pairing for camp this summer! Our campers had a blast being able to draw, discuss, and develop works based on artwork that was right outside their classroom door. Come check it out for yourself through October 11!

Our camps focused on all types of subject matter and techniques, from imagining tall skyscrapers in ink, to taking a closer look at the face that looks back at us in the mirror.

If summer camps look good then you don’t want to miss out on our Fall Classes. We’ve got weekly after school classes for ages 4-10:

Ages 4 – 6 It’s in the Details is a course that encourages your little artist to look closely at everyday and not-so everyday objects.

Ages 7 – 10 Art Trekkers will take your young artist around the globe as they learn about and create works inspired by contemporary artists

 And we’re bringing back your favorite one-day seasonal workshops:

Day of the Dead – Friday, Oct 30 | 4:30 – 6 pm

Art’s Cool! Art School! – Tuesday, Nov 3 (two sessions)

Gift Mania! – Saturday, Dec 12 | 12:30 – 3 pm

For those with toddlers at home, we have two sections of My First Portfolio for ages 2-3. This four-week class brings child and caregiver with fun art projects that encourage development of tactile, sensory, and fine motor skills.

Section I | Wednesdays, Oct 14 thru Nov 11 @ 10 – 11 am 
Section II | Wednesdays, Nov 18 thru Dec 16 @ 10 – 11 am

Finally, there’s something for everyone in our lineup of fall classes, check out these adult art classes for ages 18 and up:

Right-Brained Drawing | Tues, Oct 13 – Dec 15, @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Creative Collage & Paper Art

Section I | Wed, Oct 14 – Dec 16, @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Section II | Thurs, Oct 15 – Dec 3, @ 10 am – 12 pm

Painting & the Creative Process | Wed, Oct 14 – Dec 16, @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sketchbook DC | Sun, Oct 11 – Nov 15, @ 12 – 2:30 pm

Handmade Holidays (special one-day workshop) | Thurs, Dec 3, @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Check out the full schedule for kids here, and for adults here. Online registration makes life easy, so pick one or two and join us this fall for art class!

Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.