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For all those who seek the opportunity to learn and are open to the creative spirit within, the Arts Center Educational Workshop is the place to be. Every week there are classes and workshops hosted by ACYC in a multitude of genre and media. ACYC has classes for all ages from pre-schoolers to octogenarians. Join us and have fun while learning and creating.

Our educational workshops provide opportunities to explore media from oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to drawing, collage, clay, printmaking, book making, basketry and creative stamping techniques. The literary arts are also explored with classes in memoir-writing and readings at the Arts Center. 

ACYC instructors are highly qualified and skilled in their disciplines.  They enjoy bringing out the creative side of all their workshop participants, from beginners to advanced.

Educational Workshop  Information & Registration

Workshop Registration Form (PDF)   

Registration policies  (PDF)

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Botanical Watercolor Painting with Bridget Bossart van Otterloo
    Dates: September 29, 2016
    Days/Hours: Thursday, September 29 1 4 pm,
    Location: Sunny Point
    $32.00 Members $40.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Working with live plant specimens, learn to draw and paint plants with accurate details using thin, transparent layers of watercolorand other techniques. $32 members, $40 not-yet-members Held at SUNNY POINT.

Field Sketching & Nature Journaling with Gretchen Halpert
    Dates: September 30, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, September 30, 10 am 4 pm, Sunny Point
    Location: Sunny Point
    $48.00 Members $60.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Connect with nature and enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors by learning to record elements of the natural world through writing exercises and drawing with markers, graphite, colored pencil and watercolor.  A great way to learn how to collect information to take back to the studio as a basis for more “finished” work.  $48 members, $60 not-yet-members Held at SUNNY POINT.


The Tree of My Life with Wynn Yarrow
    Dates: October 1, 2016
    Days/Hours: Saturday, October 1, 1 4 pm
    Location: Sunny Point
    $32.00 Members $40.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Celebrate trees and our deep human response to them!  Using memory, reflection, mind mapping and creative visualization participants will develop a unique vision of their “tree self”, expressed in drawing, paint, collage, or mixed media.  $32 members, $40 not-yet-members Held at SUNNY POINT.

Wine Country Wax Work with Maureen McMahon
    Dates: October 6, 2016 - October 8, 2016
    Days/Hours: Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 8, 10 am 4 pm
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Experiment with the encaustic wax printing and creating.  Learn how to create smooth finishes, mono-print with wax, transfer photos and other images onto wax and scratch images into wax, filling incisions with oil paint as part of a multimedia work. Held at SUNNY POINT.


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