Youth Classes

Toy Mold Making

Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29 

10AM - 11:30AM

Taught by renowned artist, Tim Ragan

Students will bring a toy they would like to reproduce, make a mold, cast it, paint it, and take it home.

The toy to be reproduced should be around 3-4”, and no bigger than 6”. Preferably made of plastic.

The original toy will be returned unharmed, in most cases. But, best to not bring a favorite….just in case.

The materials used are not hot or toxic, but sometimes can be a bit messy. Dress accordingly, and prepare to have fun!

For additional information, please contact Tim Ragan at:

Ages 6 - 12.



Musical Theater Summer Program (6 week)

Thursdays, July 20 - August 24

9AM - 11AM Ages 6-9

11AM - 1PM Ages 10-16

A 6 week musical theater program  culminating in a fully staged performance.

Taught by Broadway and TV artist, Kerrianne Spellman.


Register Ages 6-9

Register Ages 10-16

Musical Theater Boot Camp (One Week)

Monday July 10 - Friday July 14

9AM - 11AM Ages 6-9

11AM - 1PM Ages 10-16

A one week musical theater program culminating in a fully staged performance.

Taught by Broadway and TV artist, Kerrianne Spellman.


Register Ages 6-9

Register Ages 10-16

Kids Arts and Crafts

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 6 - July 27

2PM - 4PM

Come create! Ceramics. Painting. Drawing. Sculpture.  Wearable Art. Etc.

Ages 7+.


No registration necessary.

Script to Screen

Wednesday, September 13 - November 15

6PM - 8PM

An introduction to film-making basics geared towards those with little or no film-making experience  Students will learn how to format and write screenplays, light a scene, record dialogue and learn how to operate an HD camera and produce short films.

Open to students in 7th through 12th grade.

Taught by Mike Boylan. Michael Boylan is an award winning filmmaker from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Some of his short films include "The Radio" and "The Baseball Card". He is also a commercial filmmaker, producing videos for The Two River Theater, Manasquan Bank and Mccormick Spices to name a few.  He has his masters in teaching from Monmouth University. 



Adult Classes

The Art Of ... Hard Edge Painting

Sunday, June 25

4PM - 7PM

Students will view the work of Frank Stella and learn hard edge painting techniques to create their own work of art.  They can attempt to recreate a found artwork.

Supply list will be provided.

Class taught by Gianna  Manzardo.



The Art Of... Memoirs

Sundays, July 16,23 and 30

4PM - 7PM

Do you have an essential stories to tell from your own experiences or a story inside you have to get out?  In this workshop, we’ll do exercises to discover this, go deeper, and consider what form your story needs to take and how to tell it to others. We’ll think about craft and technique, share the material we write, and consider ways to our narratives. Whether you want to write memoir, creative nonfiction, a novel, or personal essay, we can discuss what you've already been working on or how to begin new work.

Class taught by Laura McCullough.

$125 for 3 class series.


Watercolor Course

Tuesdays, July 18 - September 5 (8 class series)

11AM - 1PM

This class is appropriate for beginner through advanced watercolor artists and will be personalized to suit each student's interests.  Students will be working from photographs and/or still life objects.  Each class will begin with a short demonstration, leaving time for students to work on the painting of their choice.

Class taught by Randy Mayer.  Randy graduated from FIT and then pursued a career in advertising and illustration.  She is an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art and an award-winning member of the Garden State Watercolor Society and the Ocean County Artists Guild.

$240 for AHAC members, $270 for non-members.

Register (AHAC members)

Register (non-members)

The Art Of ... Printmaking

Sunday, September 17

4PM - 7PM

More info coming soon!

Class taught by Robert O'Connor.

The Art Of ... Framing

Sunday, September 24

4PM - 7PM

More info coming soon.

Class taught by Robert O'Connor.

Adult Interest Groups

Open Studio

Every Saturday

10 AM - 1PM

Bring your latest project and work alongside others in the studio.  Feel free to work in any medium except oil paints!

Cafe Italiano

Every Thursday*

1PM - 3PM

Join us for cappuccino and conversation ... entirely in Italian!  All experience levels welcome to come practice their skills.

* No cafe on August 3, Thanksgiving or Christmas week  

Chamber Music

Every Saturday

3PM - 5PM

Chamber music ... to play or to listen... with Joel DeWitt on violin.

Multi Age Classes

Special Events

Celebrating Classical American Composers

Saturday, July 1


Evan Schwartzman and Joel DeWitt will be performing works by Gershwin, Copland, Barber, Bolcam, Gottschalk, Dvorak and Schwartzman.

Tickets $20.  Seniors $15.  Under 12 $5.

Purchase Tickets


FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on third Saturday of July, in 2017, it will be on July 15th  at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and is screened at other venues throughout the year. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay. 

FilmOneFest will be held on Saturday, July 15.

FilmOneFest Launch Party will be held on Friday, July 14. 

Visit FilmOneFest

Mercuryan Fest

The Mercuryan Fest is a monthly series featuring music, short films, and performance art.  Founded by a local high school student, this event brings in indie, punk, and experimental bands from all over the state and beyond. 


Nick vs Bryan

Friday, June 2 - Thursday, June 29

Opening Reception Saturday, June 3 6PM- 8PM

Paintings by Nick Ciaccia & Sculpture by Bryan Wasilewicz

Visit Current Exhibit for more information 

The Sandy Quilts

Saturday, July 1 - Sunday, July 16

Opening Reception Saturday, July 8, 6PM - 8PM 

Wood sculpture by Laura Petrovich-Cheney, NJ Council of the Arts Sculpture Fellow for 2017.

Beware the Beasts Below

Tuesday, July 18 - Saturday July 29

Opening  Reception Friday, July 28, 5PM- 8PM

A pop up show sponsored by AHAC and Art Hustle.

Beware the Beasts Below is a tribute show to sea creatures, both mythical and actual.  The deep sea holds a mystery, darkness, danger, and beauty to it.  We are seeking work that embodies those elements, while showcasing ancient sea mythologies and real-life deep sea discoveries in the modern age. From mermaids and sea serpents, to jellyfish, cephalopods, and sharks, Beware the Beasts Below. 

Marko Coomer

Tuesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 22 

Opening Reception Saturday,  August 5, 6PM - 8PM

Paintings by Marko Coomer.