Art Classes & Camps

Teen Media Arts Club (TMAC)  Stopmotion Variety Showcase 2020

TMAC began meeting in January 2020 at the Arts Center.  Then, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program stopped meeting in person, thus March through July of 2020 TMAC, instead of physically gathering with a pizza party at the Arts Center, they have been meeting via WebEx and working collaboratively on this animation showcase. 

This video compilation consists of 5 parts created by 7 kids. They edited it together on Premier Pro via WebEx overseen by our very special teaching artist and club mentor Travis Ward.

Travis Ward is an experienced Director of Photography based in Athens, Georgia with a demonstrated history of working in the photography and video industry. Skilled in video production, editing, photography, aerial photography, advertising, and camera operation.  
 
This program exists, in part, by generous support from AthFest Educates to help bring technology and the arts to young people in Athens.
 
Thank you to Peran Van Dijk for making music for us. 
 
For an invitation link to join our club (10 years old+) or for more information, please email: william.stephanos@accgov.com 
 
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SUMMER CAMP NEWS
June 5, 2020

After careful consideration, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the cancellation of all summer camps scheduled for the month of July. The Department cancelled all June camps earlier in the spring.


Due to the recent CDC and Governor Kemp’s guidelines, Leisure Services Department determined that summer camps would not be able to take place while adhering to these important requirements. Following the necessary requirements would significantly reduce the number of campers and hinder a quality camp experience. The health and well-being of campers, staff, and the overall community was paramount in this decision.

All those who registered will receive a 100% refund. Due to the high volume of registrations, please allow 6-8 weeks to process refunds. All refunds will be in the form of a check mailed to the address on file in the online registration system. Parents should login to their accounts at www.accgov.com/leisure and make sure their address is current.

Parks are available for self-directed use and a complete list is available at www.accgov.com/leisure . The Department will continue to offer a selection of virtual programs including arts, recreation, sports, and others. These programs are available online at www.accgov.com/leisure .

The Department currently plans to open pools and splash pads on Friday, July 3, 2020. This date has been identified with anticipation that COVID-19 conditions continue to improve.

June 2.2020

The Lyndon House Arts Center is just opening it’s doors for gallery viewing and self directed use.  Please click HERE for information and recommendations for visiting.  We have new hours during June, Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.  We are not able to host meetings, gatherings, guilds or rentals until further notice.

Fall classes will be available to view on July 3 and registration begins August 1, Saturday at 9am for ACC residents and Monday August 3 at Noon for non-ACC residents.  If you were enrolled in an adult class and would like to be honored, we will do the best we can.   Please email william.stephanos@accgov.com as to your interest by July 15.  Thank you.

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May 14.2020

We have been drawing together from home!  Next adult class begins May 19, 3:30 - 5:00 pm for four Tuesday afternoons.  Basic Drawing: Focus on Face and Head.  Contact toni.carlucci@accgov.com 

ArtHome

As this is such an usual time, we have moved much of the Arts Center’s programs on line!  We are all sequestered in our homes but are busily developing and producing art education offerings for all of you safe in your homes. Thus we are pleased to launch:

Art@Home with Toni Carlucci HERE!!!

Please look out for a new project on every Thursday beginning April 2!  A fun art project with  materials easily available at you home.  Each project is inspired by one of the artists exhibiting in our 45th Juried Show. Click the link on the left side menu bar to access!  Have fun!  Make Art!

PLEASE NOTE:
Hello All,  Due to the COVID-19 crisis resulting in a Shelter In Place ordinance, we are moving our spring youth and adult classes to the fall of 2020.


AVAILABLE
- Open Studio Memberships!  Have you taken a class, or are enrolled in one coming up?  Add the Open Studio Membership to up your art practice!  $65 a month, up to 32 hours a week, 7 studios...fantastic!

If you haven’t done so already, create a free online account at www.accgov.com/leisure.

Those wishing to apply for or renew a scholarship, must do so at least five business day prior to registering for a camp or program.


ACC Leisure Services Announces Delay in Summer Camp and Pool Openings

After careful consideration, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is planning to open pools and splash pads the weekend of July 4, 2020 and hope to begin all summer camps the week of July 6th. These dates have been identified with anticipation that Covid-19 conditions improve and will provide time to train our seasonal staff and prepare for summer activities. The health and safety of the Athens area community, including our campers and staff, is our utmost priority.  
 
All individuals who are currently registered for summer camp or swim lessons in June will be given the option to register for any available July camp or swim session, or receive a full refund.  
The anticipated updated dates for aquatics facilities to be open are July 4 – August 2, 2020.  After pools close, Trail Creek Splash Pad will continue to be open on the weekends through Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020. For more information, please call 706-613-3800.
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Pictured above:Teen Fashion Design and Sewing art camp