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!

Performances by Isa Leal & Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with NO GRIDS NO MASTERS

Saturday / April 20 / 6pm-8pm

An evening of performances by Isa Leal and Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with Ensz’s exhibition NO GRIDS NO MASTERS currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Artist Talk at the Innovation Studio + Store: Chris Combs

Wednesday / April 17 / 6pm-7pm

Join us for a conversation with current Innovation Studio artist in residence Chris Combs and Blair Murphy, MoCA Arlington’s curator of exhibitions, about Combs’s new wall-sized installation The Next Big Thing.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin April 7!

Less than 2 weeks left to register! Sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA Arlington’s award-winning programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class. Enrich your creative journey with our talented instructors and explore the world of art in a fun and supportive environment.

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