Classes & Other events


Academy Art & Frame Company is excited to announce that we are having Art Classes at the Gallery. Kim Costello is someone who believes in encouraging beginning artists of all ages to express themselves. For this reason, it is inspiring to have award winning artists willing to share their artistic passions with others. Please check out below the different mediums and groups that are available.


Photography Workshop:
Exploring and Engaging the Foundations of Photography

This is a series of workshops for novices to explore using your camera and improving your photos. There will a mix of instruction, Q & A and some hands on. Topics for each class will vary and include: shooting modes, camera settings, composition basics, some legal issues, editing basics, overall workflow basics and more. The goal is to answer these two questions: “What do I see that captures my attention?” and “How do I best take the picture?”

Class Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays starting September 5; meeting
at 4 - 6 pm
This is an ongoing class but not consecutive. Class can be started at anytime.
Cost: $10 per class, 1st class is free
Location: Academy Art and Frame, 7560 N Academy Blvd
Bring: A notebook, your camera (a manual if you have one) and a couple photos
Contact: Chris Nelson, (719) 650-6366 or email:
Signup: AAF at (719) 265-6694 or email to
Experience: Learn your camera; peer reviews of your photos.


Peak Digital Imaging Society Meeting

Happy Holidays!!!
We will meet again in 2018 on January 25!

We are pleased to announce that Peak Digital Imaging Society, a local photography and digital art club, will now hold their monthly meeting here in the gallery. The group meets 9 months out of the year (no meetings in August, November or December) on the 4th Thursday from 7-9pm.

The group is open to all ages and all skill levels. We hold 3 meetings that are Competitions, 3 that are mini workshops, and 3 speakers from the digital world. There are no dues, it is a free club.

Have a class or event you'd like to host at our location?
Contact Kim or Cas with questions.

And you may ask what is “ & MORE”?
Here at the Gallery, we are open to have other meetings and classes besides art. If you are interested in having your book club or any other type of meeting, please do ask. We would love to schedule your event in!!