History

The Visual Arts Group began in American Fork in the early 1940’s when a group of men and women, who loved to draw and paint, met and decided to work together and share their talents, knowledge and experiences. The group was very diligent in staying together over the years and was always anxious to help the community develop their talents and enjoy the visual arts.

What we Offer the Community

The American Fork Visual Arts Program endeavors to bring these various art forms to the community through classes, events and exhibitions. We offer fine art classes to all age groups and at several locations through out AF. They are taught by professional artists in a variety of mediums such as watercolor, oils, acrylic, colored pencils, graphite pencil, clay and much more.

Plus, we offer an open invitation for artists to come to TABLE TIME at the AF Historic City Hall (31 N Church Street) every Tuesday at 11AM – 2 PM. This is simply a situation where you can come and work on your own art project while sitting with other artists. All are welcome to Table Time!

If daytime doesn’t work for you at Table Time, then we have the AFVA ART CLUB at the AF Arts Center (53 West Main Street) held on the second Friday of each month, starting March 15th, at 6 pm – 9 pm. Come collaborate and create together!

Artist Showcases

We are also involved in presenting a variety of venues where you can showcase your own art work. We host the annual Americana Arts and Music Festival in American Fork happening on June 28-29, 2019. Artists come from near and far to display and sell their artwork under the shaded booths. We host the Steel Days Art Show in the American Fork Library every year in July as part of American Fork City’s Steel Days celebration. This show is for both adult and youth artists. And lastly, we host the Christmas in the Rotunda Art Show for youth (1st through 12th grades) each year in December at the AF Library.

What do the Visual Arts Cover?

Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; media arts including film, graphic communications, animation, and emerging technologies; architectural, environmental, and industrial arts such as urban, interior, product, and landscape design; folk arts; and works of art such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, works in wood, paper, and other materials.

News

Please contact Heidi Boden, AFVA program manager, for more information about any of the following activities at 801-913-3835 or email at americanforkvisualarts@gmail.com.

Homeschoolers Art Classes

Classes are usually held on Tuesdays. Cost is $10 per student for a one hour class with supplies included. All students receive an artist sketchbook. Please contact Heidi Boden, AFVA program manager to schedule dates and times.

The AF Visual Arts Program offers private art lessons to individuals from our experienced art teachers. We also offer group art lessons for church groups, family nights, date nights, birthday parties and more!

Private Art Classes

Coming Soon!

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Amazing galaxy art created by this awesome AF family at the ARTS CENTER tonight! #afvisualarts #utahart #americanforkarts #familypaintnight #paintgalaxy #originals

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First Timer's Oil Painting Class

AFVA oil painting class on Friday March 15th! Sign up today! Beginners welcome! Great teacher!

AF Visual Art Adult Class: Learn the basics of oil painting techniques and skills with the wonderful professional artist, Nancy Lee Lewis! March 15th (Friday) 6pm - 8pm The American Fork Arts Center ... See more

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Mary Ann Judd Johnson and Angie Player taught an amazing watercolor class at the grand opening of the AF Arts Center! Classes continue on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6-8 pm. Thanks ... See more

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Learning about the art element of shape, artist Matisse, and “drawing with scissors” at the AF Visual Art Homeschool Art Class today!

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Did you know that all these groups plus the AF Community Theater are all part of the Timpanogos Arts Foundation and the American Fork Arts Institute?! AF is so full of talent! Check us out ... See more

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Oil Painting with Nancy Lee Lewis at the Arts Center! Gorgeous blood moons! Great class! Thanks Nancy!

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Come to our Grand Opening Event at the AF Arts Center on 53 West Main Street in American Fork!!! March 11 at 6 pm! Free Watercolor Class! Register online www.americanforkarts.com

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AFVA Spring 2019 Newsletter is full of fun children’s art activities! Signup online www.americanforkarts.com!

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Character Design Drawing Class with Brooklyn Alldredge (Youth & Adults)

Are you looking for an after-school drawing class? Come to our Character Design Drawing class every Friday at 4 pm! Space is still available. $10 per class! Call AFVA Program Manager , ... See more

AF Visual Art presents an awesome drawing class for older children, teens, and adults! Anyone 10 years old and older will enjoy how to draw and illustrate characters like a book illustrator or ... See more

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Children's Basic Acrylic Painting with Liz Petersen

Awesome Children's Painting Class on Saturday March 2 at 10 am for only $10! Sign up today!

AF Visual Arts presents . . . Children's Basic Acrylic Painting with Liz Petersen for children 5 - 12 years old! Young artists will finish an 8 x 10 inch painting at every class! All art supplies are ... See more

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