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*. 2017 classes will be offered on a trimester basis; spring, summer, and fall. Attendees will receive a student ID and will earn Continuing Education Units.

Spring Registration is open!

Or download and print an application here.

 A student feels the beat as she drums.


Foundations of Music

Monday 4 – 6 p.m. 8 week sessions

This class will focus on the elements of music (rhythm, melody, tempo, and dynamics) and will include singing, movement, playing instruments, and composition. Students will write, record, and edit their own original pieces complete with accompaniment tracks.

$292.50 per session or three payments of $97.50**

Session 2: March 26th– May 14th 2018 

Begin to Paint

Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m. 8 week sessions

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its verbal and visual languA volunteer assists a student with his project as a family memeber looks on.age. Artists will explore different painting techniques and approaches and learn to apply them to their own work. Mediums will include water based acrylic and water color paints, inks, and study of brushes and pallet knifes, as well as paper, canvas and alternative painting surfaces.

$292.50 per session or or three payments of $97.50**

Session 2: March 20st– May 8th 2018

Cartooning and Comics

Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. 8 week sessions

Artists will learn and explore different techniques and approaches to drawing characters and developing stories. The 8A semester will focus on creating cartoons, anime, and other illustrated characters. The 8B semester will focus on creating stories with those characters.

$292.50 per session or three payments of $97.50**A student learns proportion by drawing a wooden model.

Session 2: March 21st– May 9th 2018

Animation 101

Thursday 6 – 8 p.m. 8 week sessions

This course offers the opportunity to study, critique, and create animations. Students will get a comprehensive overview of equipment, software, and the animation process. Subjects will include writing, storyboarding, drawing, and animating for the camera, as well as editing and post production. Students will create their own animation.

$292.50 per session or three payments of $97.50**

Session 2: March 22nd– May 10th 2018       

Weaving                                                                                                    A volunteer assists a client with a ceramics project.

Saturday 10 – 12 p.m. 8 week sessions

These classes jump feet first into the world of functional art. The first 8 weeks will focus on creating art with clay using the three hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab. The second 8 weeks will focus on students making baskets and weaving on looms.

$292.50 per session or three payments of $97.50**

Session 2: March 17st– May 5th 2018


Saturday 1 – 3 p.m. 8 week sessions

This photography course is designed to solidify a students understanding of both the history of photography and the many techniques withinA student proudly displays his art work as a volunteer snaps a photo. the medium. Artists will explore the concepts of the digital processes with the ultimate goal of developing a series of photographic artworks.

$292.50 per session or three payments of $97.50**

Session 2: March 17st– May 5th , 2018





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* 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 Mariah below for more information:

Mariah Lossing
Director of Innovative Programs
(512) 476-7044 ext. 215
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.