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“Because of the scholarship I received, I discovered that I loved painting…Thank you! Thank you!” –ASCC scholarship recipient
"We are in a lower income area and having free programs for kids and families to enjoy is wonderful."- Librarian
“We are lucky to have this place.” – ASCC student
"I thought it was great for my son who’s shy — [the program] motivated him.” – parent of child in “Art in the Library” program
Art changes lives: read more voices from our community on how ASCC connects people to art.
The idea to create a school for the visual arts in Columbia County had its beginning in September 2012 when Nicole Furnée, owner of the “Old Schoolhouse” (built in 1842) in Harlemville, NY, decided to turn this quaint, one-room school into a space that would focus on visual arts education. Nicole operated…
During his Sumi-e class, ASCC faculty member HM Saffer uses a sprig of live bamboo to inspire students’ mastery of traditional brushstrokes.