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Wednesday 26th June 2019
ActonArt on Instagram: “Summer classes and workshops are underway at ActonArt! Students in the Intro to Watercolor workshop spent day 2 of 4 on some crazy…”

There are NO CLASSES today at ActonArt!

Saturday 8th June 2019

We’re setting up for the 2019 ActonArt Student show tomorrow, so the studio is closed today to setup and clean! We’ll see you all tomorrow - and we’ll see our Saturday students for their make-up class on Saturday, June 22nd!

Thursday 30th May 2019

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From the Faces Features Figures class at ActonArt: learning about fabric folds.

Wednesday 29th May 2019

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This week in Foundation classes at ActonArt, students are drawing the Great Mosque of Djenné!

This impressive mud structure has been around in Mali in some form or another since the 1200s, but the most recent incarnation was built in the early 1900s.

Tuesday 28th May 2019

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From the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt: the great art “fix”!

As artists learn and grow, they don’t love every project. Sometimes it lingers in a sketch phase and goes unfinished and sometimes it just wasn’t successful - but not only are those pieces hugely important to our growth as artists, but they can be useful too. In this project, students used artwork they had previously abandoned and had no intentions of returning to to create new work. By changing the symbology and context of the original art, the new piece takes on a whole different life.

Also: summer classes are currently enrolling! Check out our website for all the classes on offer, and to register.

Saturday 25th May 2019

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ActonArt’s clouds of Foundation Drawing hot air balloons are drifting off!

We’ll see you next week for something structural! 

Today is the last day to submit art to the 2019 ActonArt Student Show!

Saturday 18th May 2019

Please be sure to drop off your artwork (with your name on the back of each piece), submission form and check to the box inside the studio by 5pm today!

Tomorrow begins the process of selecting all the chosen pieces! How exciting!

Wednesday 15th May 2019

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From the Manga classes at ActonArt: action poses!

Sometimes you want to spice up a character drawing with a cool angle that makes the drawing feel more energetic and fun.

If you’re interested in Manga, Anime or cartoons you should absolutely check out our summer offerings for classes! We have both weekly classes and multi-day workshops that focus on this distinct style of drawing, so head on over to our website to see what’s available.

The 2019 ActonArt Student show is Sunday, June 9th!

Monday 13th May 2019

Be sure to set aside that Sunday to come by the studio and see all the amazing art made by our students this year. 


If you are an ActonArt student who wants to participate, be sure to come to the studio, fill out a submission form and turn in your art by Saturday, May 18th at 5pm.