Schedule Book 2014_COVER

Upcoming Classes

Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Mickies & Minnies ~ (2 – 3 yr. olds)

Adult Dance Classes
Yogalates – Dance Strengthening Class ~ (Ages 13+)
Thur. 7:30 – 8:30 pm. July 17 – August 14

Summer Workshops:
African Dance Workshop ~ (Ages 8+)
Wednesday, July 23rd 6:30 – 8 pm. $15
Intro to Hoop Dance Workshop ~ (Ages 8+)
Saturday, July 26th 1 – 2:30 pm. $15, or $25 to keep your hoop.

Kids Art Classes

Wild Wednesdays – Art Playshops for Kids
Every Wednesday, June 11 – August 20.
Ages 4-6 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Ages 7-13 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Featuring a new and unique project each week, kids will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative lessons ranging from sun-painting and outdoor splatter-painting, to recycled collages and pointillism pets.

Wild Wednesdays – ArtStart for Toddlers
Every Wenesday, June 11 – August 20.
Ages 2-3 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
The focus of this curriculum is building a foundation of creativity in early childhood through manipulating, playing and experimenting with art materials and forms.

Digital Animation Camp ~ (Ages 12 – 18)
Monday – Friday, July 28 – August 1.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Do not miss this opportunity for making animated films with Colorado Mesa University Professor, Katie Hadar-Meade. Using traditional stop animation, basic drawing, film, and photography students will each bring a short story to life. All campers will have the opportunity to see their film included in a showing at the Crested Butte Film Festival.

Adult Art Classes
Bike Art (Ages 8+)
Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30.
4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Lets get ready for the August Open Community Art Show in the Upper Gallery! Learn how to create a small-scaled textured and dimensional assemblage and collage wall art piece that celebrates the bicycle.

Learn how to Knit in the Round
(Ages 18+)

August 4th & 5th 10:30 am – 12 pm.
Join local fiber artist Susan Crawford for a fun and social workshop and venture into the world of knitting. Two days only.

Abstract Oil Painting
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
August 5, 12 & 19.
Using the work of Georgia O’Keefe as inspiration, students will design an abstract composition based on an up-close view of a Colorado Wildflower. Instructor Molly Smith.

Kids Clay Classes
Mud Puppies Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 4-6)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 10:30 – 11:30 am.
This class is open to kids who want to have fun with clay and learn how to make masks, mugs, plates and sculptures using creative slab, pinch and coil techniques.

Clay Creators Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 7-10)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
In this class kids will learn hand building skills to create pinch and coil pots, mugs, piggy banks, vases and bowls. We will also try throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel.

Mud Masters Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 11-14)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
This class includes a combination of more challenging hand building and wheel throwing projects.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building for all levels ~ (Adults Ages 16+)
Second Session: Thursdays,
July 24, 31, August 7, 14. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

$90 Includes all supplies.
Instructor: Sheila Anderson.
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.

Theatre Classes

Missoula Children’s Theater:
The Wizard of Oz ~ (Ages 6 – 18)

Monday – Saturday, August 11 – 16.
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre company, will visit the Gunnison Valley. An audition will be held on Monday, August 11th and approximately 50 roles will be cast for local students ages 6 – 18.

In the Gallery

July Exhibitions:

Main Gallery: “High Point; The Art of Showing Horses”
by Cheri Isgreen and Barbara Haynie

Main gallery panoramic

Upper Gallery: “Transfigured”
Oil paintings by Molly Smith
Upper gallery panoramic

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Updated hoop square eblastIntro to Hoop Dance Workshop (Ages 8+)
Saturday, July 26th 1 – 2:30 pm
Get funky in this short new workshop for beginners to learn the art of hula-hooping. Focus on basic skills such as transitioning the hoop up and down one’s body, isolations, integrating dance into hooping and creating short combinations. Hoops are provided or you may bring your own. Instructor: Tiana Struble (pictured). Workshop $15 or $25 to buy your own hoop. Click here to sign up now!

Bruce HayesSundays @ 6 Free Concert Series
July 27th – Bruce Hayes
On stage, Bruce Hayes’ presence is electrifying, tapping his feet on an amplified floor-board, slapping accents on his guitar, wailing on the harmonica and dancing around the strings. A local favorite not to miss! Click HERE to see the full Sundays @ 6 line up.

pony express picSummer Melodrama
Show Cancellation
The Gunnison Arts Center is sad to report that due to a lack of actors, the Summer Melodrama has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit our Summer Theater Season page to see upcoming productions and auditions notices.

moon mtn bike copyCall for Artists
August “Bike Art” Show
The Gunnison Arts Center is accepting submissions for the open community art show, “Bike Art”. All artists are encouraged to submit 2-D and 3-D bike-themed artwork. Drop-off dates for work are Friday, July 25th from 10-6 and Saturday, July 26th from 10-2. $10 per submission or $8 for GAC members. Artwork will be displayed in the Upper Gallery at the GAC for the month of August. Opening reception and ArtWalk is on Friday, August 1st from 5 – 8 pm.

quiltFirst Friday ArtWalk & Live Music
August 1st, 5 – 8 pm
This month at the GAC, view The Tuesday Night Quilters show in the Main Gallery, The Open Community Art Show themed Bike Art in the Upper Gallery and listen to live music on the outdoor courtyard by Alan & Issa, a wonderful songwriting duet.
Click HERE for more information.


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Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


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.

Thank you!

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