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Student painting

Discover, sample and expand your creative skills with noncredit art courses at AACC. Classes are offered throughout the year in: ceramic pottery, printing, sculpture, mosaic tile, paper and fiber crafts, drawing, painting with oils, acrylic or watercolor, jewelry design and fabrication, and stained glass. Classes are held days, evenings and weekends on the main campus and off-site locations in Annapolis or Severna Park, including the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park.  

Art as a Business

ATS-310 Arts and Crafts as a Business (also offered online)


ARS-311 Basic Pottery Wheel


Decorative Arts

ATS-396 Intro to Calligraphy

CFT-388 Decorative Painting

CFT-390 Intro to Bookbinding

ARA-303 Creative Lettering by Hand

ARA-325 Collage Digitally

WMN-360 Glass Painting

Sewing, Crochet and Knitting 

WMI-336 So Simple Sewing

WIS-338 Simple Sewing Alterations

WNI-343  Sewing Project

WNI-344 Sewing: Baby Quilt

CFT-389 T-Shirt Lap Quilt — NEW!

WMN-386 Introduction to Crocheting

CFT-387 Troubleshooting for Knitters

WNI-326 Knitting Basics

CFT-395 Care/Feeding Sewing Machine

Stained Glass

ARS-392 Stained Glass I

CFT-392 Stained Glass 2 — NEW!


ARS-376 Drawing Fundamentals

ATS-399 Drawing in Perspective

ARS-377 Drawing 2: Portraiture

ARS-310 Effective Color Pencil Techniques

ATS-380 Colored Pencil Techniques 2

WOI-367 Introduction to Zentangle®

ARA-317  Zentangle®: Metallics On and Off the String — NEW!

WNI-317 Zentangle®: Tangling on Textiles

ARA-323 Zentangle®: Brdgs Bnds Blend

ARA-324 Fun With Zentangle® Dingbatz

ATS-373 Studio Access: Drawing and Painting

DLC-311 Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (online)


ARA-302 Tree of Life Pendant

CFT-355 Basic Beading: Design and Tech

CFT-356 Wire Wrapped Jewelry

WIS-368 Wire Wrapped Jewelry: Bracelet

WNI-338 Jewelry Repair at Home

CFT-391 Soldered Filigree Earrings — NEW!

CFT-394 Soldered Silver Spinner Ring

CFT-305 Precious Metal Clay  

CFT-357 Fuse-Glass Jewelry

WOI-350 Stacking Bracelets

Jewelry Design Certificate

If you have an eye for design and enjoy handcrafted jewelry, this is a great way to take that interest to the next level.

Learn more about the Jewelry Design Certificate.


ATS-312 Watercolor Basics: You Can Do

ARA-309 Watercolor Paint: Focus Flower

ARA-315 Abstract Painting

ATS-309 Oil Painting: Easy & Fast

ARA-318 Fundamentals of Oil Painting 

ARA-321 Painting Snow in Oils

ARA-322 Watercolors: Painting People

ATS-389 Oil Painting: Water/Landscape

ATS-368 Introduction to Chinese Painting


ARA-310 Printmaking: Monoprints with Gliding

ARS-390 Printmaking Studio

How to Enroll

The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.