Fall schedule is out now!

Please note:

The Gunnison Arts Center is following county health regulations and updates closely to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. We will inform registrants of any changes as we learn of them, and to the best of our abilities, in a timely manner. We appreciate your understanding and support of the arts in Gunnison. 

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All Art Studios Clay Studios Dance Studios Music Classes Virtual Programming Youth

Barre Sculpt ~ Session 1

Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout class with Alex.  Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Guys welcome! Ages 18+. Session 1: September 15 – October 22. Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm & Thursdays 5:30 […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 1

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 1: September 18 – October 23.  Session 2: October 30 – December 11 (No class 11/27). Min 3 to run […]

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 22 – October 27. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. November 5 – December 17. (No class 11/26) Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration […]

Intermediate Acrylics – Live Virtual Course

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. September 23 – October 28. Take your painting skills to the next level in this four-week course, students will explore more advanced acrylic painting techniques and will leave with new brushstroke methods, the knowledge of composition, and color theory. Minimum 4 students to run. Includes all supplies. Instructor: Jordyn Dorrance. […]

Adult Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 1

Session 1: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 24 – October 29. Instructor: Cassandra Duft Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/24) Instructor: Paige Stewart Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, […]

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)

This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour.  Ages 4 – 6:  Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  September 28 – December 7. (No class 10/12, 11/23) Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, […]

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 5 – 8)

Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment while building self-confidence!  Ages 5 – 8: Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. September 28 – December 7. (No class 10/12, 11/23) Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members. REGISTER HERE  

Beginning Adult Tap ~ Session 1

Dust off your old tap shoes and refresh your skills, or take the leap and learn how to tap dance this fall. No experience needed, students should provide their own tap shoes. Ages 18+. Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Session 1: September 28 – October 26.   Session 2: November 2 – December 7. (No class […]

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 7 – 10)

This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour.  Ages 7 – 10: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. September 29 – December 8. (No class 10/13, 11/24) Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, […]

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 9 – 13)

Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment, while building self-confidence!  Ages 9 – 13: Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. September 29 – December 8. (No class 10/13, 11/24) Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 13)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. October 6 – October 27. Class postponed a week from our catalog dates. 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. Experienced students will […]

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 1

Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. No dance experience necessary. Ages 18+.  Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  (Updated dates from printed catalog) Session 1: October 1 – October 29.   Session 2: November 5 – December 10. Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $65/session, $55.25/members. […]

Discover Acrylics ~ (Ages 8 – 14)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. October 8 – October 29. Class postponed a week from our catalog dates. Jump into the world of painting and discover a world of texture, color and fun! Our instructor will be introducing acrylic painting techniques through a variety of exercises. Students will go home with new skills, techniques and […]

Adult Dance Choreography

Open to all levels of dancers, students will participate in learning choreography to complete a full dance. Performance might be included, stay tuned!  Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. (Updated time from printed catalog) October 1 – November 19.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $90/student, $76.50/members.   REGISTERE HERE  

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8)

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. October 6 – November 10. Kids love to get their hands in clay! Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures and more. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their projects. Open to all experience levels. * All youth […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. October 7 – November 11. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels and more! No experience necessary. * All youth courses will be held in person. Should […]

African Drums ~ (Ages 8 – 12)

Wednesdays, October 7 – 28. 4:30 – 6:00 pm.   Explore the traditions, culture and music of West Africa and immerse yourself with instructor and professional drummer, Laine Ludwig. Students will learn techniques of the djembe drum, “duns”, guancogi bells as well as rhythms to several traditional West African cultures. Students will combine practiced parts to […]

Sgraffito Platters – Live Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, October 14. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Students will be provided with the supplies needed to create a beautiful sgraffito platter from the comfort of home. Our instructor will be providing live step-by-step instruction via zoom. Registered students will receive instructions to pick up the supplies from the Gunnison Arts Center, as well as a […]

Latin Dance for Awareness ~ (Ages 12+)

Learn and refine your latin moves in this energetic cardio fitness class to help bring awareness and raise money for domestic violence awareness month.  Classes offer a fusion of beats and easy to follow steps to salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and soca to make working out enjoyable. Proceeds from this class will be donated to […]

Still Life Drawing – Live Virtual Course

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. October 19 – November 23. Are you looking for that perfect opportunity to dust off your drawing tools and find a community of drawers? Artists of all experience levels are invited to join this six weeks still life online drawing course. These fun Monday night sessions will include instruction and […]

Pods: Creating Unique Organic Forms – In Person Workshop

Wednesday, October 21. 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Step into fall with your own organic pod forms in clay! Students will learn a variety of hand building techniques to create their own unique family of organic forms of sculpture. We will explore and create pods, bulb seeds, and insect pupa forms. Max. 6 students. Instructor: Kristin […]

Barre Sculpt ~ Session 2

Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout class with Alex.  Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Guys welcome! Ages 18+. Session 2: October 27 – December 10. Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm & Thursdays 5:30 […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 2

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 2: October 30 – December 11 (No class 11/27). Min 3 to run each session, max of 10 students. GAC […]

Beginning Adult Tap ~ Session 2

Dust off your old tap shoes and refresh your skills, or take the leap and learn how to tap dance this fall. No experience needed, students should provide their own tap shoes. Ages 18+. Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Session 2: November 2 – December 7. (No class 11/23) Min 3 – Max 10 students.  […]

Discover Watercolors ~ (Ages 9 – 15)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. November 3 – December 1. (No class 11/24) Students will explore the infinite world of watercolor painting by learning about different, creative techniques that professionals use. The possibilities are endless, come explore them with us! Each student will receive a watercolor kit that will be theirs to keep after class. […]

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 2

Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. No dance experience necessary. Ages 18+.  Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 2: November 5 – December 10. Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $65/session, $55.25/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Adult Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 2

Session 1: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 24 – October 29. Instructor: TBD Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/24) Instructor: Paige Stewart Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel […]

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 2

Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 22 – October 27. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. November 5 – December 17. (No class 11/26) Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration […]

Capturing a Portrait – Live Virtual Course

Wednesday & Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. November 4 & 5. Spend a couple days exploring portrait drawing in various mediums with artist and instructor, Jordyn Dorrance. By understanding the different techniques in drawing a portrait, participants will learn the basics of creating a portrait and develop their existing portraiture skills. Instructor: Jordyn Dorrance. $55/student, […]

Discover Pastels ~ (Ages 8 – 14)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. November 5 – December 3. (No class 11/26) In this four-week course students will explore the colorful medium of chalk pastel to create beautiful landscapes, still life drawings and more. No technical drawing skills are needed to succeed with this medium. You will go home with a number of finished […]

Make a Splash Watercolor – In Person Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. November 10 – December 3. (No class 11/24 & 11/26) Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Students will learn brushstroke techniques and the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings. All levels welcome. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Minimum 4 students to […]

Introduction to Oil Painting – Live Virtual Course

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. November 11 – December 16. (No class 11/25) You’ve always wanted to try it…and here’s your opportunity! Learn the essentials of creating beautiful canvas oil paintings full of texture and depth! This five-week introductory course will allow the students to explore the tools and techniques to provide a foundation for […]

Playful Vases – Live Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, November 11. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Join us for a whimsical virtual course with local artist, Kristin Gruenberger. Each student will be provided with the tools needed to complete a mini bud vase and a patchwork vase, all levels welcome. Registered students will receive instructions to pick up the supplies from the Gunnison Arts […]

Discover Oils ~ (Ages 13 – 16)

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. November 30 – December 21. Learn the essentials of creating beautiful canvas oil paintings full of texture and depth! This four-week introductory course will allow students to explore the tools and techniques to provide a foundation for creative expression in oil painting. Each student will receive a complete oil painting […]

Acrylic Pouring ~ Virtual Course

Acrylic Pouring Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class available for download April 15. Treat yourself to something new and colorful! In this video, Artist and instructor, Gail Sovick, will walk you step by step through the process of mixing your fluid paints and using them to create your own, unique, abstract painting. Acrylic Pouring is fun […]

Photo Transfer & Colors ~ Virtual Course

Photo Transfer & Colors – Pre-recorded Virtual Class Take a trip down memory lane and learn how to transfer your favorite black & white images to canvas by using a simple trick you can easily achieve at home! Once the image is transferred, add some color to the print using acrylic paints and pens to […]

Meditation & Mandalas: Rock Painting Workshop ~ Virtual Course

Meditation & Mandalas ~ Rock Painting Workshop Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class. Gather your whole family to paint mandalas on river stones with Boo Radford! This workshop will be instruction interspersed with meditation. There is something uniquely calming about focusing on the task immediately before you, allow yourself to create in stillness and with purpose. […]

Introduction to Wood Burning ~ Virtual Course

Introduction to Wood Burning Virtual Course Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning! Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10/class.  Supplies not included PURCHASE CLASS HERE  

Introduction to Wood Burning Cont. ~ Virtual Course

Introduction to Wood Burning Continued Virtual Course Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning! Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10/class. Supplies not included PURCHASE CLASS HERE  

Songlines: a Painting Workshop ~ Virtual Course

Songlines: a Painting Workshop Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class. Join Cheri Isgreen in this short, 20 minute, painting workshop and find inspiration in the art aboriginal songline painting. This workshop will introduce you to the history of songline painting and how to create a unique image by exploring a new way to view of the […]

Introduction to the Basics of Color Concepts

Introduction to the Basics of Color Concepts Virtual Class Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 19 – March 2. Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory. This workshop investigates the […]

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Pictorial Composition

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Pictorial Composition Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 21 – March 4. Once of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in such […]

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