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The Winter/Spring Class Schedule is HERE! Register for classes today by clicking on the title of each class below. Visit the “Education” tab for more complete information and pricing.

Upcoming Classes

Dance Classes

Born to Dance! Class ~ (Ages 13 – Adult)
Thursdays, February 27 – April 10.
(no class on March 20)
7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Drop-in for $12 a class.
This is a fun exciting class for all ability levels where students learn a fusion of ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz and hip hop styles of dance.

Mickey’s & Minnie’s Dance Class ~
(Ages 2 – 3)

Wednesdays, March 26 – April 30
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Drop-in for $12 a class.
Bring your little guy or gal for this fun, exciting beginning movement class where kids will enjoy music, free dance and games while learning tempo, rhythm and direction.

Children’s Theater Classes

TADA! Muppet Puppet Making
~ (Ages 8 – 12)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
April 1 – April 10. 2 weeks; 4 classes.
We’re gearing up for our spring kids puppeteering production at the Arts Center with a short, hands-on workshop for kids interested in learning how to make professional muppet-style puppets. We are also looking for adult volunteers to help out with this project. To sign up for this workshop please call Gail at (970) 641-4029, ext. 13 or send an e-mail regarding your interest to Gunnison Arts Center Art Studio. Instructor: Gail Sovick.

TADA! Children’s Puppet Theater Presents: “Abiyoyo and the Stinkbug” ~ (Ages 8 – 12)
Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
April 15th – May 8th
Performance: Friday, May 9th 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $105 (scholarships are available)
Come to the Arts Center after school and learn the art of muppet-style puppeteering. We will rehearse and then perform a show for the community. Instructor: Gail Sovick *We will consider younger ages – please call to inquire.

Classes in the Art Studio

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Extended Studies 37642
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 24 – May 12
This eight week course with instructor Gail Sovick, is open to beginners or artists looking to improve upon their drawing skills.

Beginning Acrylic Painting ~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
March 25 – April 29.
Using the natural world as our inspiration, this class will be an introduction to the techniques needed to create successful paintings in acrylic.

Recycled Fashion Design Workshops ~ (Ages 8 – Adult)
This Year’s Theme: Wonderland
Session #2: Thursday, April 10. 6– 9p.m.
Session #3: Saturday, April 19. 1– 4p.m.
Come to the GAC Art Studio for one or more of these stand-alone workshops and learn how to cut, sew, rip, glue, slice and tie your own recycled fashion for the May Madness Recycled Fashion Show this spring! $20/workshop session. Instructor: Enid Holden

Kids Art Classes

Kids Mural Painting ~ (Ages 8 – 14)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:30. March 24 – May 19.
No Class April 28. 8 weeks.
This is a class for kids who really love art and would like to work together as a team to create a vibrant and exciting mural for our community. $125 Includes all supplies. Gunnison Arts Center Art Studio. Instructors: Renita Orellana and Gail Sovick.

Fantastic Costumes: Beginning Sewing and Fashion Design ~ (Ages 6 – 14)
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00.
March 26 – April 23. 5 weeks.
Make theatrical masks, costumes and exciting accessories while learning beginning sewing and design techniques. Each student will have the chance to create a unique piece to wear or show off in the Third Annual Recycled Fashion Show in the Main Gallery in May. $50 Includes all supplies. Gunnison Arts Center Art Studio. Instructor: Enid Holden.

Classes in the Clay Studio
Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building for all levels ~ (Adults Ages 16+)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This Adult Clay Class, open to community members of all ability and experience levels, is designed to be a flexible, individually-tailored class where students come together to begin or further their skills in working with clay.
Third Session: March 26 – April 9,
Optional Work Session April 16.
Fourth Session: April 23 – May 7,
Optional Work Session May 14.

Exploring Raku Pottery ~ (Adults Ages 16+) Extended Studies 37628
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
April 17 – May 15.
Firing workshop Saturday, May 17 10 – 2
Students of all levels will be led through the process of creating either hand built or thrown pieces and will participate in the exciting and unique firing process from start to finish. $130 Includes all supplies. Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio. Register for this class by visiting the Extended Studies website at, by calling (970) 943-2885 or by visiting the Extended Studies office at 303 Taylor. Instructor: Shannon Lowry.

Lace Plates: An Introduction to Hand Building ~ (Adults Ages 16+)
Sunday, March 30 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
No need to be intimidated by clay…hand building is easy and fun and a great way to start! Participants will create a beautiful and unique plate in under two hours using a slab, lace pattern and underglaze. $25. Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio. Instructor: Abra Karbin.

Beginning Bowls: An Introduction to Wheel Throwing ~ (Adults Ages 16+)
Sunday, April 13 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Would you like to see what throwing clay on the wheel is all about, but don’t want to commit to a full class? This workshop is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing for beginners. $25. Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio. Instructor: Abra Karbin.

Kids Clay Classes
Kids Wheel Clay Class
~ (Ages 10 – 14)

Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Second Session ~ March 24 – May 12.
No class April 28. 7 weeks.
In this class, kids will learn wheel-throwing skills including centering, throwing and trimming.

Clay Creators Kids Class
~ (Ages 6 – 10)

Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Second Session ~ March 26 – May 14.
8 weeks.
In this class, students are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in a variety of projects ranging from piggy banks, plates and bowls, figures, and more.

In the Gallery

April Main Gallery Exhibit
Gunnison High School Senior Excellence Show

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More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Square EBLAST & WEBTADA! Children’s Puppet Theater Presents: “Abiyoyo and the Stinkbug”
Kids Class: T/TR 4-5:30
April 15th – May 8th.
Final Show: Friday, May 9th 5:30 pm

Kids can join this exciting performance and learn how to bring a muppet-style puppet to life. Or, join us for the final show in the Black Box theater!
Click here to register for the class! Also, visit the “Events” tab for more information.

WEB EBLAST square Tiles & Tea Art Soiree
Thursday, April 17th 6-9 pm
This month, we’re bringing a non-alcoholic “AND” Series event with a delicious tea party style tea tasting presented by Mochas Coffee House. Create a simple and fun pottery painting project inspired by the Majolica glazing technique. Instructor: Donna Rozman. $35. Special: Sign 4 people up for the price of 3!
Click here to sign up!

WEB - EBLASTIndependent Film Series

Saturday, April 19th 7:00 pm
Enjoy the popular Crested Butte Independent Film series now at the Gunnison Arts Center. Come watch “Maindentrip” about a 13 year old girl and her solo sail around the world.
$10 at the door.

GVJournal flier 3x5.5 cropped website copyThe Gunnison Valley Journal
Submission deadline:
Monday, April 21, 2014

As a part of the Our River Our Valley project, the GAC and the UGRWCD are coordinating the 10th edition of the Gunnison Valley Journal, a collection of stories, poems, photographs and drawings.

Click here for more information.

adult promAdult Prom: Candyland!
Saturday, April 26th 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Come dance the night away and show your support for the new Dance Program in the Gunnison Arts Center’s Main Gallery. Reminisce in “Candyland” and play our adult version of the popular kids board game to win prizes. Don’t miss the fun!
Click here to get tickets!

Square Web & Eblast2014 Recycled Fashion Show
Saturday, May 3rd 7:30 pm
This years theme: “Wonderland”

The Recycled Fashion Runway Show is back for it’s 3rd year! This years theme promises to be the most creative and inspiring show yet. To learn more about design workshops, categories, how to submit your design and tickets for the runway show, CLICK HERE!


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The Gunnison Arts Center invites you to experience the arts in the Gunnison Valley!

Clapping, Singing, Dancing, Doodling, Dabbling, Strumming, Drumming, Sketching, Painting, Crafting, Throwing, Drafting & Laughing are all VIGOROUSLY encouraged here!

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