New Alabama Center for the Arts to Welcome First Students


Students enrolled in art courses at Calhoun Community College will enter the doors of the brand new Alabama Center for the Arts for the first time when classes start on Monday, August 20 for the 2012 fall semester.  The Center is located at 133 2nd Avenue, across from the Princess Theatre, in downtown Decatur (see map below).

According to Kenneth Anderson, Calhoun’s Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences, Decatur campus students enrolled in classes in the visual arts area will take classes at the new Center.  Those courses include the following:  Art Appreciation, Drawing, Two-Dimensional Composition, Ceramics, Printmaking, Computer Graphics and Graphic Design, Multimedia Production, Introduction to Digital Photography, Introduction to Technical Illustration, and Painting.

Anderson says that classes in Photography and Filmmaking and Audio Visual Techniques will be offered in the Noble Russell Building, located on the college’s Decatur campus.  Performing arts classes which include Music, Music Industry Communications, and Theatre will still be taught in the Fine Arts Building, also on the Decatur campus.

“We are always excited at this time of the year when we kick-off fall semester,” commented Anderson.  “However, this year brings an even greater level of excitement and anticipation as we put the finishing touches on the new arts center.  I know that our student as well as those from Athens State University will be extremely impressed with the building and what it has to offer,” Anderson added.

For more information regarding Calhoun’s art classes, visit the college’s website at or call 256/306-2699.

Directions for the Decatur Campus to the Alabama Center for the Arts in Downtown Decatur:

  1. Travel South on US-31 toward Decatur (you will cross the Tennessee River) -- 3.2 miles
  2. Continue on 6th Avenue (US 31 S) -- 0.4 miles
  3. Turn right onto Holly St NE -- 0.3 miles
  4. Turn right onto 2nd Ave NE -- 118 ft


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