Join ACA as we explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. See scheduled dates. Free, and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register to secure your spot.Read More »
Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities to share innovative ways to interact and enjoy the moment. These sessions focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their care partner, through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Free, and open to the public. Registration required, limited to 20 participants per session.Read More »
Every Friday at Council on Aging, 9 AM – 10 AM – ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors share the art of movement to enhance body awareness. Tai Chi and energy work has been proven to aid in muscle strength, flexibility, lower blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and help develop a better mood. Learn the basics, then let your creativity shine! Free and open to the public, with membership to Council on Aging ($12 per year) & Atlantic Center For the Arts Membership.Read More »
2nd and 4th Wednesdays: Begins February 14, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Give the Gift of a Lifetime by joining voices and sharing the joy of music. Led by registered music therapist Vicki Gross, our community choir invites the participation of care partners, caregivers, and anyone wishing to keep their mind healthy and active. You don’t need to carry a tune, we’re interested in having fun, making memories, and expressing our creativity! Free, and open to the public. Now being held at the Council on Aging, 2650 North Dixie Freeway, 2nd floor (elevator access), New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Free and open to the public, with membership to Council on Aging ($12 per year) & Atlantic Center For the Arts Membership.Read More »
Wednesdays, April 4 – 25, 4 PM – 6 PM, ACA Downtown: Harris House. This poetry workshop invites writers, photographers, album-collectors, and artists of all levels and ages – to discover how to craft poems that “listen” and “respond” to the world around us. Participants will bring to each session a photo or an image that will serve as a prompt for us to try our hands at poetic forms: ode, sonnet, haiku, and even the “tweet-poem”. Don’t miss this chance to experiment and grow with Florida Poet Laureate, M.B. McLatchey. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot now!Read More »
The Inaugural New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival is being held on April 26th from 6pm to 9pm at the World Class Brannon Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. This quintessential wine tasting boasts wines from California’s finest growing areas Napa Valley and Sonoma County as well as international vintages. Discover new wines and an array of gourmet foods from talented chefs. Enjoy an evening of wine, food, fun and music. $55 per personRead More »
Join ACA Arts and Wellness ambassador, MAAT art therapist, and professional artist, Laura Bohn for an immersive weekend set in a breathtaking environment. Learn how to use relaxation techniques, painting, and movement as a wellness practice. Discover how to let go and have fun exploring colors, symbols, and mark making. Intuitive Painting can lead to personal insights, storytelling, and healing. Each session focuses on the process and not the product we will create in this safe and nurturing space. We welcome beginning to advanced painters.Read More »
7 PM – 9 PM, Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 – Infinite Possibilities is about living life deliberately by learning to use creative writing and artistic collage to visualize your reality. Take full responsibility for your future and learn how to change your life for the better. In this three-part series you will learn how thoughts become things, use a vision book as a bridge for progress, and experience how words create your reality. Led by Certified Whole Life Coach and community artist, Cheri Flauto. All ages welcome! $10 per session. $5 for ACA members. Each part of the series builds upon the other, but participants will gain benefit from attending a single class. Limited to 15 participants. Register at 386-402-7517 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More »
Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by providing a safe space to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.Read More »
Learn Body Dialogue with Janice Rous, a mind/ body practice that synthesizes dance, contemplative movement, energy work, visual journaling and breathing practices in the holistic space of care and compassion. Together, we will explore and share practices such as the Alexander technique, improvisation in voice and movement, breathing coordination and visual journaling. We invite you to receive new tools and learn to listen in a community focused on acceptance and cultivating the joy in self-discovery. Join us at the artist studio complex and breathtaking wilderness of Atlantic Center for the Arts to reclaim your body and your physical and emotional birthright.Read More »
Presentation followed by Q & A. Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center,1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117. Free – public invited. For more information please contact (386) 671-5780. Presented in association with the City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services Department.Read More »
Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A. Gallery At Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, 32801. For more information please contact (407) 317-8367.Read More »
Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.Read More »
Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after Atlantic Center’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week session features three classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including paper maché, painting, photography, yoga, drumming, dance, and more. This year we celebrate New Smyrna Beach’s 250th anniversary with the theme “The Art of NSB”.
Weekly art camps: June 5 – July 20, 2018 (Ages 6-12) and July 24 – July 27, 2018 (Ages 13-17).
Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM. $130 per week/ $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for each session.
Modeled after ACA’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, this one-week (Tuesday-Friday) session just for teens. Explore the ACA “open studio” learning experience with advanced projects of collage, relief sculpture, and hip hop dance! With teachers: Sandra Koop, Sam Hughes, and Amber Johnson. For more details call Peggy at 386-402-7517. $130 for session / $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required.Read More »