Beginning Belly Dance Class
~ (Ages 8 – Adult)
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
January 20 – March 10.
Join instructors from the Gunnison Belly Dancers Troupe for a fun and casual class where students will learn the basics of belly dancing in several different styles.
Born to Dance! ~ (Ages 13 – Adult)
Thursdays, February 27 – April 10.
7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Kids Art Camps ~ (Ages 5 – 12)
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Friday, March 7th 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Lights, Camera, Action!
A fun day filled with face painting, balloon animals, improv acting and theater games.
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 www.western.edu/academics/extended-studies, 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.
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
March Main Gallery Exhibit
Genessa Heide, Beverly Minard and April Oleson Shared Exhibition
Western State Colorado University Students Genessa, Beverly and April present a shared exhibition of traditional black and white photography, brightly colored digital photography as well as drawings, mixed media work and soft pastels. The exhibit will highlight the unique artistic elements of each medium as well as the personal style of each artist.
More information on upcoming exhibits
“Tales of the Brothers Gunn” SonofaGunn 2014
February 27th – March 1st
March 6th – 8th
Doors at 7:00 pm Show at 7:30 pm
Thursday nights tickets: $20
Friday & Saturday nights tickets: $25
Gunnison Arts Center Fundraiser
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First Friday Art Walk & Music
Friday, March 7th 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Come out in support of Genessa Heide, Beverly Minard and April Oleson in this share exhibit of traditional photography, colorful digital photography and soft pastels.
Clay & Candies Family Event
Sunday, March 9th 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Everyone is welcome in this alcohol-free “AND” Series Event. Join instructor Donna Rozman in this afternoon of fun. Sip on hot cocoa and munch on goodies while making a hand-made candy or cookie jar. Space is limited so sign up soon.
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“Remains of a River: From Source to Sea Down the Colorado”
Saturday, March 15th 6:30 pm
Come enjoy this free film series to support the project “Our River, Our Valley”. This months film is about two friends, 113 days and 1,700 miles on one endangered river, the Colorado. Enjoy this story about friendship, adventure and environmental degradation.
Kofi Baker Drum Clinic
Saturday, March 29th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Kofi Baker was born to rock and followed in the footsteps of his father, Ginger Baker from Cream. Kofi will be on stage in the Black Box theater displaying his mastery of technique and natural talent on the drums. Sit back and be amazed from one of Americas best drummers in this special one of a kind drum clinic. Tickets will go fast. Click here to get yours!
The Gunnison Valley Journal
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.
Adult Prom: Candyland!
Saturday, April 26th 8:00 – 10:00 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!
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