There is quite a buzz of excitement in Mokelumne Hill over ACME ART, located at 8359 Center Street / Main Street (across from Shutter Tree Park). As a 'creative playground', ACME ART offers art classes and workshops for all age groups and all skill levels. Many of the classes are intended for those with an interest in the arts, but having little or no art experience. A variety of advanced art classes are also available. Their "a la carte' approach for classes allows for instruction times that work around your schedule. Classes can be private one-on-one private tutoring, smaller groups of friends and neighbors or larger party classes.
Connecting ACME to the Road Runner cartoons is natural but ACME, in this case, stands for 'A Cook - Mosgrove Enterprise'. Anne Cook and Will Mosgrove relocated to Mokelumne Hill as they had been searching for a simpler quieter lifestyle after 40 years of Bay Area hustle and bustle. Looking specifically for a small town with a strong sense of community and history, they hit ‘gold’ when they stumbled upon Moke Hill four years ago.
Soon after their move, Anne rented the 200 square foot French Bakery building on Main Street as her art studio and started teaching a few classes. This historic replica was a great starting point for introducing Anne and Will to the town, however the space was not big enough for all they wanted to offer together. Fortunately, the perfect building became available at the North end of Main Street and Acme Art - Moke Hill was born.
This new venture is now offering community based art and craft workshops. Anne and Will’s vision is to make Acme Art - Moke Hill a “creative playground”. They are hosting a variety of small classes and include painting, drawing, mosaics, jewelry making, photography (basics and more advanced classes) and collage. Instruction is open enrollment with no prerequisites and will be taught to each attendee’s current skill set.
Anne and Will are graduates of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and are internationally recognized and award winning artists. Their disciplines include photography, graphic design, illustration, collage and assemblage, jewelry making and mosaics.
Discounts on classes taught by Anne or Will, are available for larger group classes (or art parties), seniors, veterans and active military. A limited number of scholarships are also available. Their goal is to make art affordable and available to anyone with an interest in artistic growth.