Visual Arts Programs

Youth, Adult, and Events

The Gunnison Arts Center Visual Arts Program offers youth and adults a variety of classes to choose from year-round. The after-school art classes for youth compliment and build upon skills learned in the K-12 art programs, offering opportunities to work in a variety of mediums. Weekend workshops for residents, regional artists and visitors are offered throughout the year. There is always a new class to choose from as well as continuing favorites. The GAC brings visiting artists from around the country to share their techniques with art students of all levels in the Gunnison Valley.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
The Gunnison Arts Center will issue a full refund for the price of class or workshop registration, minus a $5 administration fee, until the class has begun and will only issue Gunnison Arts Center credit after the class has begun. The Gunnison Arts Center will not issue refunds for event tickets under any circumstances.

All classes have a minimum enrollment of 4 students unless otherwise noted. If the minimum is not met the decision to cancel a class will be made. Some classes have limited enrollment. Students are considered registered only after full payment for the class has been received. GAC active members will receive a 15% discount on class tuition.

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Youth Art Classes

Art Start for Toddlers (Ages 2 – 5)
Fridays, 2:30 – 3:15 pm. February 2 – April 6. (No class 3/23)

Take a moment to create with your little one! Play and experiment with several mediums, as well as basic fundamental art skills.
Instructor: Anna L’Huillier. $75/full 9 weeks, $55/6 class punch card, $35/3 punch card, $15 drop-in.

For weekly class projects click HERE.

Wood Box Decoupage Art ~ (9 – 14)
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. April 3 – 24.

Join this four day workshop to create your very own keepsake box. Students will learn how to use decoupage art to achieve desired effects and create a unique box to hide their treasures in.
Instructor: Anna L’Huillier. $60/student, $51/member.

Arting Around After School Art ~ (Ages 5 – 11)
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm. April 9 – May 21.

Let your creativity flow in this fun art class. Student will have the opportunity to learn different styles, techniques and mediums of art. Visit the GAC website for planned art projects each day.
Instructor: Dollie Waters. $80/full 7 weeks, $65/5 class punch card, $40/three punch card, $15/drop in.

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 10 – 14)
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30. April 19 – May 10.

In this four day workshop, students will follow a fun and easy progression of drawing exercises designed to build technical skills, as well as develop the ability to interpret our world around us on paper.
Instructor: Kora Gibson. $75/student, $63.75/member.

Adult Art Classes

The Art of Fly Tying
Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:30 -8:00. March 7 – April 18. (No class on 03/21)
Due to an emergency, this class will be starting one week later. March 15 – April 25. (No class on 3/21)
Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00. May 8 – June 12.

Discover the art of fly tying! Merne Judson, a Whiting Farms Pro Instructor with over 40 years’ experience will instruct this exciting art form. In each class, students will start and finish tied flies ready to take home and use. All levels welcome. Max 8 students.
Instructor: Merne Judson. $160/student, $136/member.

Make A Splash Watercolor
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 15 – May 3. (No class March 22nd) UPDATED DATES FROM CATALOG

Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Students will learn brushstroke techniques while also learning the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings. Expand your creativity, learn new or more difficult techniques and learn from fellow artist. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Cheri Isgreen. $117/student, $99.45/member.

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. April 16 – May 7.

Learn the art of printmaking in this four week course. Students will use basic printing methods to cut linoleum, ink and print their finished designs.
Instructor: Sunny Wolfe. $85/student, $72.25/member.

Family Friendly Art Events

Candle Making Workshop
Saturday, May 12. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join us this Mother’s Day weekend to make your very own colorful scented soy candle. Please bring a container of your choice or we will have some to choose from.
Instructor: Anna L’Huillier. $60/parent and 1 child, $55.25/member, $15/each additional person.

Teen AND Series Event ~ Ages 13 – 18
Henna & Floats

Saturday, May 26th. 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Join us for a fun evening of learning about the ancient art of Henna! You will start by practicing small designs to get the feel for the ink and will then finish with a beautiful design all while enjoying some root beer floats.
Instructor: Sunny Wolfe. $10/student (Gunnison Hangouts Program).

Adult Art Events

Pallet Party
Spring Time & Welcome Signs

May 29. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Registration Deadline 5/24.
Join us to create your own work of art on a pre-assembled, recycled, wood pallet that you can hang in your home, office, or gift to a friend. Check the website for more info.
Instructor: Junk’n Sisters. $35/person.

To view all AND Series art events, CLICK HERE.