Fall 2021 schedule is available!

The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the GAC. All GAC users are highly encourged to wear mask coverings for indoor classes and events, particularly for children under the age of 12. The Gunnison Arts Center is following county health regulations and updates closely to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

All Art Studios Clay Studios Dance Studios Literary Arts Music Classes Virtual Programming Vita Institute for the Arts Youth

Book Talk

September 2021 – June 2022. This fun online book discussion group meets on zoom every first Thursday of the month, September through June. All are welcome. Participants do not have to attend every time, but can choose the books they are interested in. The group will meet in person, socially at the Gunnison Arts Center […]

Wire Earrings

Saturday, September 18. 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, OR 5:00 pm. Come spend a few hours learning about jewelry. I’ll show you wire and hammering techniques that will allow you to make your own unique earrings. Working with pliers and hammers, you’ll form and shape copper and brass wire to bring your creation to life. There […]

Texture Ring Band

Sunday, September 19. 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, OR 5:00 pm.  In just two hours you’ll learn a few simple techniques that will allow you to leave wearing your new ring! Working with brass and copper sheet or wire, I’ll show you how to add texture to the surface of the metal, creating a one-of-a-kind piece. […]

Barre Sculpt – Session 1

Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. September 22 – October 27. Updated dated from our catalog. Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/22 and 11/24) Updated dated from our catalog. Lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this hour-long barre workout class. […]

Adult Jazz – Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays,9:15 – 10:15 am. September 21 – October 26.  Session 2: Tuesdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. November 2 – December 14. (No class 11/23) Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography. […]

Aerial Conditioning – Session 1

Session 1: Wednesdays, 5:20 – 6:20 pm. September 22 – October 27. SOLD OUT Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:20 – 6:20 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/24) In this class, students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner moves and […]

Beginning Adult Tap – Session 1

Session 1: Fridays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. September 24 – October 29. Updated dates from our catalog.  Session 2: Fridays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. November 5 – December 17. (No class 11/26) Updated dates from our catalog.  Dust off your old tap shoes and refresh your skills or take the leap and learn how to […]

Beginning Adult Ballet

Wednesdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. September 29 – November 3. Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned, and sculpted physique. No experience necessary. Min 3- max 10 students. Instructor: Alex Rodriguez. $70/students, $60/members.   REGISTER HERE   *The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the […]

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:00 pm. September 29 – December 15. (No class 11/24) 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.  Instructor: Alex Rodriguez. $120/student, $102/members.   REGISTER HERE   *The health and safety of our […]

Acrylic Pour Painting

Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. September 29. Treat yourself to something new and colorful! Artist and instructor, Priscilla Swanson, will walk you step by step through the process of mixing your fluid paints and using them to create your own, unique, abstract painting. Instructor: Priscilla Swanson. $50/student, $42.50/members.   REGISTER HERE   *The health and […]

Hand Building

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 29 – November 17. Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration fee includes clay, supplies and kiln firings. *At the end of the course your instructor will schedule an extra day for glazing after […]

Wheel Throwing

Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. September 30 – November 18. Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel throwing and trimming techniques. No experience is necessary, although some hand-building experience is preferred. Registration fee includes clay, supplies and kiln firings.  […]

Art ‘n Dance ~ (Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45. October 1 – November 19. Discover, move and create in these fun Friday morning classes for your toddler and you! One week will be a dance class and the next will be an art class. Art classes will be held in our art studio and dance classes will be held in […]

Character Development for Stage and Page

Saturday, October 2, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm,  &  Sunday, October 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Writing for performance and fiction share many elements of effective storytelling. But how do the fundamentals of character development differ in the creative process between these two genres? Join facilitators and writers Paul Edwards and Shelley Read in […]

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5-8)

Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. October 4 – November 8. 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. Instructor: Malina Gambocarto $115/student, $98/member includes all supplies.   REGISTER HERE […]

Kiln Workshop

Monday, October 4. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Join our Artist in Residence for the first of a series of advanced clay studio management courses. Learn the ins and out of running a clay studio and what it takes to maybe one day have a creative clay space of your own. This semester’s course will tackle […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. October 5 – November 9. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel and learn basic hand building techniques. Over the 8 weeks students will focus on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught during the final weeks. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels […]

Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful Writing

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. October 6 – October 27. Do you need something meditative, beautiful and creative in your life? Come learn the art of Calligraphy and find out how many ways beautiful handwriting will enrich your world. Create designer signs, envelopes, cards, letters, posters, personalized notes and more…by hand!  You’ll leave this class […]

Mosaic workshop – Session 1

Session 1: Thursday & Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. October 7 & 8. Session 2: Thursday & Friday, 6:00 – 8:00pm. December 9 & 10. In this two day workshop, you will learn the basics of working with glass and making your own seasonal mosaic piece. You will be working on a glass block decorating […]

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 10)

Fridays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. October 8 – October 29. This class will introduce the basics of drawing as expressed through the creation of a still life, a self-portrait, a perspective line drawing, and an introduction to shading techniques. Each class will start with a warm up of the body, hand, and mind, with a […]

Batik Watercolor Painting

Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. October 9. Wax and watercolor sound like an unusual combination, but put them together on textured rice paper and WOW! You get a look like no other medium. You need no experience with watercolor in this class and the materials we’ll use are very simple. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $60/student, […]

Sculpture: Basics of Creating Three-Dimensional Forms

Saturdays, October 16 – November 13. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Using a hands-on approach this class will take you through the basics of creating three-dimensional forms using a “reductive” (carving) process.  We will cover the different “levels” of three-dimensionality “low-relief,” “high-relief,” “half-round” and “full-round” sculpture forms. We will be working with Activa Art Plaster, it […]

Cell Phone Photography ~ (Ages 12 – 15)

Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00pm. October 28 – November 18. Do you want to learn to “think like a photographer”? Join us on Thursday afternoons this fall to explore our community through photography! The main goal of this course is to learn how to use cameras as a tool of expression in a visually interesting way. […]

Make a Splash Watercolor

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. October 28 – November 16. 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 are welcome. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Minimum 4 students to run. Instructor: Karen Hill. […]

Discover Pastels ~ (Ages 10 – 15)

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. November 1 – November 22. This class will introduce both oil and chalk pastels with guided exercises in drawing as well as an introduction to color theory. Students will pick their preferred pastel type each session and create a work which exhibits an understanding of the medium. Everyone will have […]

Barre Sculpt – Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/22 and 11/24) Updated dated from our catalog. Lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this hour-long barre workout class. We’ll use the fundamentals of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates to sculpt long lean dancer bodies. All of […]

Adult Jazz – Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. November 2 – December 14. (No class 11/23) Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography. Instructor: Olivia Crochet. $65/student, $55.25/members.   REGISTER HERE   *The health […]

Aerial Conditioning – Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:20 – 6:20 pm. November 3 – December 15. (No class 11/24) In this class, students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner moves and also work on sequencing them on the Lyra and Sling. No previous experience or […]

Beginning Adult Tap – Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am. November 5 – December 17. (No class 11/26) Updated dates from our catalog.  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. Min 3 – […]

How to Design & Knit a Hat – Advanced Knitting

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. November 8 – December 6. (No class 11/22) Learn to design and knit a hat in this four week course. Artist and instructor, Susan Crawford, will explain the key elements of hat design to help you create your own unique styles and patterns. Minimum 4 students to run. This course […]

Throw Big or Go Home

Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. December 6 – 10. Already know how to throw on the wheel but want to learn more challenging techniques? Then this is the workshop for you! Push your clay further, throw bigger and discover the possibilities of wheel throwing! Registration fee includes 50 lb of clay, supplies and […]

Mosaic workshop – Session 2

Session 2: Thursday & Friday, 6:00 – 8:00pm. December 9 & 10. In this two day workshop, you will learn the basics of working with glass and making your own seasonal mosaic piece. You will be working on a glass block decorating both sides with the design of your choice. The class will consist of […]

Underglaze Transfer

Tuesday, December 14. 6:00 – 8:30 pm. During this single day workshop, students will learn how to transfer a printed image onto clay. No experience is necessary. Instructor: Abra Karbin. $50/student, $42.50/members.   REGISTER HERE   *The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the GAC. All GAC users are […]

Arts Center Singers ~ Winter/Spring 2022

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 24. Rehearsals: Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. February 21- May 9. Extra rehearsals:  Wednesdays May 4 & 11. Performances: Friday, May 13 at 7:00 pm. & Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 pm. If music feeds the soul, then singing warms the heart. Appealing to music lovers of all generations, community choral […]

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  

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 […]

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  

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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