The Classroom @ AAC

Photo by Kara Q Lewis

Photo by Kara Q Lewis

The Community Classroom is located on the main floor of the Art Center.  It is a multi-use space optimized for children’s classes and drawing and painting. It is also great for classes and workshops in most media. We’ve held workshops in nuno felting, photography, ecorche, web design, and more. The space also works well for other formats of educational presentations or gatherings, including demos, lectures, film showings, and meetings.

The Classroom has full north light with windows that reach to the top of 12 foot ceilings.  There is a stage used by life drawing models, a collection of easels, taborets, tables, and chairs. Many classes are held in the space each week, including life drawing, painting, children’s classes, collage, and yoga.

Once a month during First Friday Art Walks, Education @ AAC uses the Classroom to hold “Special Shows” – one night exhibitions showcasing the creative endeavors of local non-profits. Past shows include John Muir School’s poetry and paintings student show about homelessness in our community; Quilts of Valors’ display of quilts made by community members for returning veterans; the Rogue Hack Lab’s night of tinkering with technology and engineering projects like robotics and 3D printing; a reception by SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) and SOU’s Women’s Resource Center featuring art by survivors of sexual assault; and, AAC’s own Enrichment Ceramics Program’s unveiling of students clay projects. Check us out on First Fridays! More exciting shows to come in 2014.


Artists and community members can rent the space by the hour for classes, meetings, photo shoots, and other events.  Find out more about renting the classroom here. Contact the Education Director for more information at