ART Classes with The Arc and ACC

It’s official! The Arc of the Arts studio, located at 4902 Grover Avenue, has partnered with Austin Community College STEPS program to become a satellite site for late afternoon, evening and weekend art classes through their Continuing Education Division. These classes are designed for people of all abilities and are open to the community. Classes will be offered on a trimester basis; spring, summer, and fall. Attendees will receive a student ID and will earn Continuing Education Units.

Summer Registration is open until May 31st!

Three easy ways to enroll:

1) Fill out an application online through The Arc of the Capital Area, click here


2) Register online with ACC directly, click here. View step by step instructions here


3) Download a hard copy application here, and email to


All classes are held at The Arc of the Capital Area, 4902 Grover Ave. Austin TX, 78756

8 Week Courses starting June 5th


Fundamentals of Theater Syn: 67848 Closed

Tuesday 2:30-4:30 p.m. 8 week session

June 5th-July 31st, 2018 

This course offers the opportunity for students to learn about theatrical concepts such as play reading, writing and acting. Through group readings, exercises, and activities we will explore roles in the theater and the art of storytelling through the theatrical arts and improvisational theater. Tuition cost of the class is $292.50.


Principles of Painting Syn: 65398 Closed

Tuesday 6-8 p.m. 8 week session

June 5th-July 31st, 2018

This course reviews classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts. Artists will explore different painting techniques and approaches and learn to apply them to their own work. Students will be able to choose between water based acrylic, water color paints, inks, and oil. The course will also encompass the study of brushes and pallet knifes, as well as paper, canvas and alternative painting surfaces.   Tuition cost of 292.50 includes all supply costs.


Jewelry Making- the Essentials Syn: 67894 CLOSED

Wednesday 6-8 p.m. 8 week session

June 6th- August 1st, 2018

Interested in fashion jewelry?  This class is designed for those looking to start a new hobby. This beginner’s class will cover everything you need to know to make your own beaded jewelry! You will learn to attach clasps, how to use jewelry-making tools, how to use basic findings, how to string beads and add closures, and learn how to connect pieces with jump rings.  The class will focus mainly on making dangling earrings, but you will also create bracelets and necklaces to take home.  In addition, you will leave class with a tool kit so that you can create more jewelry from home! Tuition cost of the class is $292.50.



Foundations of Art Illustration Syn: 67895 CLOSED

Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. 8 week session

June 7th-August 2nd, 2018 

This course offers the opportunity for students to learn and explore different techniques and approaches to drawing and illustration.  You’ll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.  Tuition cost of the class is $292.50.


Fundamentals of Digital Photography Syn: 65419 CLOSED

Thursday 6-8 p. m. 8 week session

June 7th-August 2nd, 2018 

This course offers the opportunity for students to explore photography techniques and concepts as well as the fundamentals of artistic expression through camera work. Students will learn the anatomy of digital cameras, various photography techniques and the guidelines of composition. Students will explore concepts such as lighting, point of focus, subject matter, and digital photo manipulation and editing. Students will explore portrait, landscape, still life, and active shot photography.


One Day Lettering Workshop Syn: 65405 CLOSED

Friday 6-9 p.m.  

June 1st, 2018 

Develop brush lettering technique in this comprehensive three hour workshop. Learn basic calligraphy techniques and go home with a free pen! Tuition cost of  $45.00 includes all supply costs.  Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!


* Please note that one on one support is not provided, students with high needs should bring an aide or support staff at no charge from our program.

Contact Information

Please contact Mary below for more information:

Mary VanHaneghan
Chief Executive Officer
(512) 476-7044 ext. 208
4902 Grover Ave.
Austin, TX 78756

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
The program is a project of the Junior League of Austin.
This program is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Grant for Technology Opportunities Program.