Summer 2022 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.

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First Strokes: Brush Lettering

Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm. August 27. Surprise yourself with your latent talent. Introduce yourself to the art of brush lettering using a long-bristled sign painter’s calligrapher’s quill. We will cover the whole process of executing long clean strokes, from mixing paint to the proper consistency, loading the brush, and executing the strokes by rotating […]


Fridays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. August 5 – September 2. (5 sessions) In this course you will be introduced to salsa dancing and its basic components.Salsa is a partnered dance where the lead takes the follow through a series of spins and turn patterns to music. Salsa dancers can also break apart during a dance […]

Beginning Adult Ballet 

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, June 29 – July 27. (5 sessions) Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned, and sculpted physique. Walk through the basics, with instructor Hailey, to learn footwork, hand placement, spotting and more. This class will boost your confidence and get you moving! No experience is necessary. Min […]

Why Color: A four week workshop

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, June 7 – June 28.  In works of art, to me, the fundamental question that needs to be answered is not, what color(s), but why color? What is that color can do for a composition that none of the other elements can achieve.  What “meaning” can color reveal?  What “feeling” […]

Knowing Your Place

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. June 11, June 18, June 25. Playwrights and actors must have a strong sense of place, whether they are creating a play, acting in a play, or both. This three-session workshop will engage not only playwrights and actors but designers, directors, and writers in other genres. In addition to […]

Functional Woodburning

Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm, June 11 In this one day session you will decorate a 3×5 basswood box with your own original design or a clip art pattern of your choice. The pattern is first drawn on the box or transferred by tracing and then burned in using one or more wood-burning points as needed. […]

Travel Sketch Journaling with Cheri Isgreen

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 pm, July 2 & 3. Travel sketching has become a worldwide movement. Capture the charm of mountain towns and  historic neighborhoods by focusing on cultural environments. This course will give students a range of strategies to  confidently record their experiences using watercolor, ink and pencil. Come prepared for sun; […]

Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 pm, July 23. Join July GAC featured artist, Cheri Isgreen for a Wildflower Watercolor Workshop.  The workshop is designed to explore a variety of watercolor techniques and effects in an expressive, relaxing, supportive environment.  Enjoy the variety of shapes, colors, and textures found in nature during our Rocky Mountain wildflower season.  […]

Soladera Soaps Workshop 

Session 1: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, July 26 Session 2: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, September 22. In this single day workshop, Jenifer the owner of everyone’s favorite Soladera Soaps will walk you through the process of creating your very own bar of soap. The class will be held at the Art Center’s Courtyard. […]

Alcohol inks 

Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. September 6 & 13 Join our shop artist and instructor, Sarah Sharsmith. In this single day workshop to experience the art of alcohol ink painting. Basic pouring and ink interaction techniques will be taught. Learn how to use these bright and versatile inks to create beautiful, unique paintings you will be […]

Photography 101

Session 1: Friday 5:30 – 7:30 pm & Saturday 3:30 – 7:30 pm. June 17 & 18. Session 2: Friday 5:30 – 7:30 pm & Saturday 3:30 – 7:30 pm. June 24 & 25. These weekend workshops are great for a range of photographers — beginners with new cameras, parents who want to capture important […]

Bouquets and Bubbly

Sunday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. August 7.  Come and learn the basics of flower arranging and get to know the owner of Sundrop Flora, Alexis! In this bouquet making workshop you will use fresh cut flowers to design your own arrangement that you can display in your home or gift to a friend. You will […]

Wheel Throwing & Surface design

Morning Sessions: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:30am, June 1, – June 15. (3 sessions). Evening Sessions: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm, June 8 – June 22. (3 sessions). In this 3 week mini course students will be introduced to wheel throwing, and trimming techniques. The first 2 classes will focus on working on the wheel, and the […]

Wheel Throwing

Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00pm. August 24 – September 28. (6 sessions) 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 […]

Underglaze Transfer: single day workshop

Mondays, 11:00 – 2:00pm,  June 20, or  July 18, or August 22. During this single day workshop, you will learn about the process of underglaze transfer. You will paint a design of your choice onto a piece of newspaper and then transfer it onto a rolled slab of clay! The piece can then later be […]

Hopeful Birds Workshop

Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00pm, July 28. Have you been seeing the clay birds out and about in the Gunnison Valley? Maybe you’ve stumbled upon one or heard about their travels throughout the community. Now you can join the flock and create your own. A flock of ceramic birds will be created in this workshop and […]

Intro to subtle energy

Session 1: Monday, 5:30 – 8:00pm, June 6. Session 2: Monday, 5:30 – 8:00pm, July 18.   What is Subtle Energy and how does it affect your everyday life?  This class is designed to allow curious minds a glimpse into Subtle Energy and begin to  explore how it works, with hands-on practice. Eva Paul, a […]


Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, August 29 – September 26. (5 sessions) Break out the leotards and dust off your leg warmers. Do you miss the 80’s trend? Join us for dance-filled, full body workout nights starting this January. Students will use pilates, yoga, and kickboxing principles to get their bodies moving and toned. You […]

Ukulele: level 2

Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. July 18 – August 8. In this course students will build on their knowledge of the ukulele. The class will focus on playing more advanced songs together so students must be familiar with basic chords. Each student will receive their own sheet music to take home to practice. Students must […]

Strummers Club (12+)

Sundays, 11:00 – 12:00 pm June 5th – August 7.  Join us this summer for mornings filled with music and collaboration. Bring you string instruments and jam with us at the GAC courtyard. Toni Todd – our ukulele expert will guide the group to bring all of the musical levels together. Drop ins and punch […]

Family Art Sundays

Sundays, 12:00 – 12:45 pm, June 19, July 17 and August 21. Join us for relaxing Sundays on the courtyard and enjoy simple art projects with your family. The art projects will include painting, sculpting, and other fun activities to engage in! Sign up individually, or sign up the entire family. See our website for […]

Mud Puppies (Ages 6 – 9)

Camp  1: Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 2:30 pm, July 18 – 22. Camp  2: Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 2:30 pm, August 8 – 12. 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. Basic hand-building techniques will […]

Mud Masters (Ages 10 – 15)

Camp  1: Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00pm, July 18 – 22. Camp  2: Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00pm, August 8 – 12. Students in this week’s camp 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, […]

Art on the Courtyard

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am, June 3 – July 22. Discover and create in these fun Friday morning classes for your toddler and you! Classes will be held in our outdoor courtyard and students will be experiencing a new medium each class.  Parents are encouraged to join and participate. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski. $85/student, $72.25/members. REGISTER […]

Discover Art Kids Camp (Ages 6-13)

Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. June 27 – July 1. In this camp kids will get to explore a variety of crafty projects from wood sculpture and tie dye to animal rock painting and jewelry making. Chelsea will walk the group through one of these fun projects each day of the week. The […]

Kids Subtle Energy Awareness

Session 1: Monday 2:30 – 5:00 pm, June 6 Session 2: Monday 2:30 – 5:00 pm, July 18 Your kids will love this class, with lots of “fun” hands-on activities. They will get their bodies moving,  while inspiring them to think outside the box. Exploring magnetism and frequency, in gross (physical) and subtle (feeling) ways. […]

Jungle Book: Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp (Ages 6 – 18)

August 15th – 20th, 2022. Camp: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Check-in & Auditions: 9:30 am & 10 am Performances: Saturday, August 20th at 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm Join us this summer with the MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE (MCT) weeklong theatre camp. Approximately 45 roles available for students 6 – 18. The […]

Ukulele for Beginners

Mondays, 5:30 – 7 pm. June 6 – June 27.  Students will learn the basics of the Ukulele, including the core fundamentals such as how to hold the instruments, parts of the ukulele, how to tune it, and of course notes, chords, strumming and picking. Each student will receive their own sheet music to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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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