Dance Classes and Events
2nd Lindy Hop Playshop: The Original Swing Dance!
~ (Ages 14 – Adult)
Friday, January 10. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
They’re back! If you missed Margot and Mark from Delicious Dance for our first ever Lindy Hop Playshop, this is your chance to join in on the fun.
Beginning Belly Dance Class
~ (Ages 8 – Adult)
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
January 20 – April 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.
Shuffle off to Buffalo:
Introduction to Tap for Adults
~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Extended Studies 37629
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
January 21 – March 11.
Ever wanted to try out your taping shoes? This class is for you!
Register by visiting Extended Studies at
Actors Workshop: Preparing the Role ~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Saturday, January 18. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Edwards, Professor of Communication Arts at Western State Colorado University, as he takes you on an express journey through the development of a character, regardless of what type of play you’re in or what kind of role you’re playing.
So You Want to Direct a Play?
~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Saturday, January 25. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Paul Edwards
If you have ever wanted to direct a play or aka, you’ve been forced into directing a play, this is the workshop for you!
Classes in the Art Studio
Beginning Oil Painting ~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
January 13 – February 10.
Learn the essentials of creating beautiful canvas oil paintings full of texture and depth and explore the tools and techniques needed to succeed in this five-week introductory course.
Watercolor Study Sessions
~ (Ages 16 – Adult)
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
January 21 – March 11. 8 weeks.
Watercolor Study Sessions is a series of classes designed for painters of all experience levels from beginners and never-evers through experienced painters looking for an opportunity to join a creative community.
Paper-Making with Recycled Materials
~ (Ages 12 – Adult)
Saturday, January 25. 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 1: Paper-Making Essentials.
Saturday, February 1. 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session #2: 3-D Paper Sculpting.
Learn how to make your own paper from recyclables! Each class is a stand-alone workshop covering a unique process using recycled paper pulp.
Kids Art Classes
Out of the Box Sculpture
~ (Ages 8 – 14)
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
January 23 – March 6. 7 weeks.
In this class kids will learn how to use recycled and new materials to build exciting 3-D sculptures by hand.
Learn to Draw Realistically
~ (Ages 8 – 14)
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
January 21 – March 4.
No Class February 18. 6 weeks.
Would you like to be able to draw people, animals, buildings, cars and more – the way they appear in real life? Come join this class to learn how!
Arting Around: Art from Ancient Cultures
~ (Ages 5 – 10)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
January 27 – March 10.
No Class February 17. 6 weeks.
Let’s travel around the world in this fun after-school art class where will explore art forms from Alaska to Africa, North America to New Zealand.
Kids Art Camps ~ (Ages 5 – 12)
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Monday, January 20 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stamps, Stencils, Ink and Paint!
Learn how to use fun stamps and stencils with inks and paints, collage images and more to create your own hand-made cards to give to all your friends and family.
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.
First Session: January 22 – February 5,
Optional Work Session February 12.
Kids Clay Classes
Kids Wheel Clay Class
~ (Ages 10 – 14)
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First Session ~ January 13 – March 10.
No class January 20 or February 17. 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.
First Session ~ January 22 – March 12. 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
December Gallery Exhibit
Holiday Market: Great Gifts by Local Artists
Come shop for all of your family and friends!
Puss N’ Boots:
A Traditional British Pantomime Play
December 12th and 13th
Door at 5:30 pm Curtain at 6:00 pm
Thursday is Members Night. Bring your membership card or sign up for a new membership and get a FREE drink at the bar.
Matinee Show: Door 1:30/Curtain 2:00 pm
Evening Show: Door 5:30/Curtain 6:00 pm
Tickets: $12 adults/$10 seniors(65+)/
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Pinot and Pastels
Thursday, December 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$35 Includes all supplies,
beverages and light appetizers.
Gunnison Arts Center Main Gallery.
Instructor: Gail Sovick.
Click here to register now!
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Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
The GAC will be closed Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1 for the holidays. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2.
NO ADMISSION FEE
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!
Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers, Painters, Poets, Musicians, Artists, Audiences and YOU make the Gunnison Arts Center.