VISUAL ARTS CENTER Art Education

The Artists Association of Nantucket offers year-round art education for students of all ages and levels. The Visual Arts Center on 24 Amelia Drive is home to our "greener" eco-friendly studios for ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, children’s classes, rental studios, a gallery, and resident apartment. We believe that active participation and learning experiences in the arts are essential to building a vibrant community and more compassionate world.

WE HAVE A NEW SYSTEM!

All students and caregivers, new or returning members and non-members, must REGISTER and MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT to enroll in classes and workshops.

Follow us on instagram @ackartseducation to stay up to date on all classes and workshops for kids and adults.

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Registering HELP

Create a new LOG IN to sign up and register our new system. Having trouble? Get HELP here.

OUR SPACE and OUR STUDIOS

The AAN's classes and workshops take place on the three well appointed floors of the Visual Arts Center. Each floor has been designed with an eye towards green practices, and ventilated for its specific use and age group. Front and back entrances open to a gallery and front desk, and our staff offices. Our two bright sunny children's studios are also found on the first floor. For maximum space and flow, these studios can be made into one big space by a moveable wall. They also have access to the back porch and sculpture garden. Downstairs we have our spacious ceramics studios for wheel throwing and hand building, and a kiln room. Upstairs are adult studios for painting and printmaking, private studios, and a comfortable airy apartment for residents and visiting workshop artists.

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Artist-in-Residency

Nantucket AIR welcomes artists throughout the year to restore their art practices.
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Greener Practices

Learn about our eco-friendly practices
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Covid Protocol

We follow Massachusetts State guidelines to make sure each student may create safely.
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AAN Faculty

Read the bio's of our wonderful island, visiting, and resident teaching artists.
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Private Classes

One-on-One or Group Learning
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Studio Rentals

Private and semi-private studios by the season, Printmaking Studio by the day.
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Registering Help

Step by step instruction to signing up for a class
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Scholarships + Discounts

Making art classes more affordable
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pARTies

Celebrate creatively in our studios and host parties for friends and families of all ages.

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