Summer 2021 Schedule is out next week!

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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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Texture Ring Band

Sunday, September 12th. 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. […]

Wire Earrings

Saturday, September 11th. 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 […]

Wood Burning (Ages 13-16)

Tuesdays, September 7th – 28th. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Are you looking for a new medium to explore? Look no further and join professional artist Chelsea Hoitt in this Wood Burning class. Students will learn the steps to make successful wood-burned objects such as nameplates, house numbers, mottoes, clock faces, serving trays, and more! Students […]

Mosaic Workshop

Wednesday & Thursday, August 25th & 26th. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the basics of working with glass and making your own mosaic piece. The class will consist of designing and cutting the glass, then arranging and grouting finished work. All supplies included in the price.  Instructor: Rose […]

Playwriting for Community Theater

Saturday, August 21st.  10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Via Zoom. How does one go about writing plays for community groups? What are the expectations of a producing organization, of the actors and directors, and of the audience? What kinds of plays make for a memorable performance? Join Dr. Edwards for an informative, creative discussion, and […]

Sculpture in Clay Workshop

Monday – Friday, August 16th – August 20th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join artist and instructor, Paige Stewart, in this five-day workshop and learn the art of sculpture in clay. Students will be lead step by step through the process of using coils to create a sculpture and how to add the finishing touches. […]

Mud Makers Clay Camp 2 (Ages 6 – 9)

Camp 2: Monday – Friday, August 9th – 13th. 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  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. […]

Mud Masters Clay Camp 2 (Ages 10 – 15)

Camp 2: Monday – Friday, August 9th – 13th. 3:30 – 6:00  pm.  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. Instructor: Malina Gambocarto. $105/student, $89.25/members. REGISTER HERE […]

Children’s Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 6 – 18)

Camp: Monday – Friday, August 9th – 13th.  9:00 am – 2:00 pm. 1/2 Hr Lunch Break.  Performance on the Courtyard: Saturday, August 14th at 1:00 pm.  Join us in performing, singing, and a little dancing in a fun-filled stage version of Grimm’s fairy tales and Aesop’s Fables. Tales to include The Brementown Musicians, The Golden […]

Writing the 10-minute play

Saturdays, August 7th and 14th. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Via Zoom. The ten-minute play is a great way for theatre people or writers in other genres to get acquainted with playwriting.  This workshop will review the essential elements of dramatic writing in general, and the specific conventions of the ten-minute play. Participants will have […]

Throw Big or Go Home

Monday – Friday, July 26th – 30th. 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  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! 2 bags of clay included. Instructor: Paige Stewart. $170/student, […]

Character Development for Stage and Page

Saturday, July 17th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm & Sunday, July 18th 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 […]

Act Like a Pro: Shakespeare and More

Mondays & Wednesdays,  July 12th – August 4th. 4:00 – 6:00 pm. This acting class is designed for everyone no matter what your experience may be. Led by a classically trained actor with over twenty years of experience, this course will provide you with professional acting skills and offer you a diverse understanding of contemporary […]

Mud Makers Clay Camp 1 (Ages 6 – 9)

Camp 1: Monday – Friday, July 12th  – July 16th. 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  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 […]

Mud Masters Clay Camp 1 (Ages 10 – 15)

Camp 1: Monday – Friday, July 12th – July 16th. 3:30 – 6:00 pm.   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. Instructor: Malina Gambocarto. $105/student, $89.25/members. REGISTER […]

Chalk Pastel Workshop

Tuesdays,  July 6th, 13th  & 20th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us Tuesday mornings in July for a relaxing, no-pressure workshop and learn how to layer colors, create textures, highlight shadows, and more using chalk pastels. Sign up for one, two, or all three days. Each workshop will feature independent projects that highlight different […]

Mixed Media with Kat Cunningham

Tuesday & Thursday, July 6th & July 8th.  6:00 – 8pm.  In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to build your personal creative journal, and how to use it to create mixed media artwork. Creating your BLISS journal trains you to have an honest conversation with yourself about your dreams and visualize random ideas […]

Polished Pieces –  A critique workshop for composers/songwriters

Mondays, June 28th – August 9th. 7:30 – 8:30 pm. (No Meeting July 26th) The purpose of this 6-week workshop will be to build compositional skills by presenting original music of any kind to a group of other composers/writers to be critiqued for improving your music. The moderator will offer constructive criticism on how to […]

Art on the Courtyard (Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, June 25th – August 13th. 9:00 – 9:45 am. 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. $80/student, $68/members.   […]

Beginning Adult Ballet

Thursdays, June 24th – July 29th. 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned, and sculpted physique. No experience necessary.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $65/session, $55.25/members.   REGISTER HERE

Plein Air Wildflower Watercolor Painting

Thursday, June 24th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration Deadline: June 22nd.  Thursday, July 15th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration Deadline: July 13th. Spend a day surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Crested Butte while learning how to use watercolors to create a gorgeous wildflower painting. Participants leave the class with knowledge of new […]

Linoleum workshop

Monday & Wednesday,  June 21st & 23rd. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn the art of printmaking in this two-day course. Students will use basic printing methods to cut linoleum, ink, and print their finished designs. All supplies included in the price of the class.  Instructor: Malina Gambocarto. $60/student, $51/members.   REGISTER HERE

Introducing Narrative to the Ceramic Surface

Wednesday, June 16th. 6:00pm – 9:00 pm. In this one-day hands-on workshop, we will add to what you’ve learned about surface decoration by creating illustrative ceramic tiles utilizing carving, inlay, and transfer techniques. Wet clay tiles will be supplied for you to work on and will be bisque fired and clear glazed after the workshop […]

Prop Dance (Ages 8+)

Wednesdays, June 9th – July 14th. 3:00-4:00 pm. Come dance like a circus performer! You will learn the fundamentals of prop dance by using the hula hoop. Students will learn tricks, freestyle, and choreography. Towards the end of the session, students will be able to take the skills they learned on the hula hoop and […]

Wacky Wednesdays! (Ages 7-10)

Wednesdays, June 9th & 23rd, July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th. Elementary School (Ages 7 – 10): 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Featuring a new and unique project each day, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative lessons ranging from polymer clay and sculpture to tie-dye and rock painting. $22/day, $18.70/members.  […]

Wacky Wednesdays! (Ages 11-13)

Wednesdays, June 9th & 23rd, July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th. Middle School (Ages 11 – 13): 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Featuring a new and unique project each day, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative lessons ranging from polymer clay and sculpture to tie-dye and rock painting. $22/day, $18.70/members. […]

Prop Dance (Ages 16+)

Wednesdays, June 9th – July 14th. 5:30-6:30 pm. Come dance like a circus performer! You will learn the fundamentals of prop dance by using the hula hoop. Students will learn tricks, freestyle, and choreography. Towards the end of the session, students will be able to take the skills they learned on the hula hoop and […]

Design your Tote (Ages 13-16)

Tuesday & Thursday,  June 8th & 10th. 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Design and paint a really cool summer bag. Learn the easy way to add color to fit your wardrobe. Work with stamping and stencils to add your unique fashion touch. Stand out from the crowd with your new creation. Each student will be supplied […]

Barre Sculpt Intensive

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8th  – July 15th. 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 27th – September 2nd. 5:30 – 6:30 pm. 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 […]

Adult Aerial Conditioning

Session 1: Mondays, June 7th – July 12th. 5:00 – 6:00 pm OR 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Session 2: Mondays, July 26th – August 30th. 5:00 – 6:00 pm OR 6:00 – 7:00 pm. In this class, students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will […]

Marimba Workshop

Saturday, June 5th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Learn the uplifting music of Zimbabwe in this fun summer morning workshop taught by local troupe members from Marimba Mu Gomo (Marimba in the Mountains). The instruction will be tailored to all skill levels. Get a chance to play all of the wooden instruments; soprano, tenor, baritone, […]

“A Sense of Place” – Travel Sketch Journaling

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. June 5th & 6th. 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 […]

The Family Throw Down

First Fridays, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th. 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Come by the GAC clay studio on our first Fridays and join us for family-oriented open studio sessions. With the help of our instructor, you will learn the basics of hand-building and/or wheel throwing. No experience necessary, all supplies included. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski. […]

Hopeful Birds

Thursday, June 3rd. 5:00 – 8:00 pm. 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! The Hopeful Birds Project was created last spring to bring people […]

Crit Club – A weekly visual arts critique group

Thursdays, June 3rd – August 5th,  7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Drop-in’s available.  Are you an artist in need of a peer critique group? Whether it be sculpture, painting, photography, installation, or any other creation you are working with, this weekly group will gather to help you refine your work. Let your peers lay fresh eyes […]

Functional Pottery

Tuesdays, June 1st – August 10th. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join us back in the Clay Studio for these one-day clay projects and learn to make ceramic pieces that you can use every day. Using a mix of hand-building, wheel throwing, and multimedia techniques. June 1st: Sugar & Creamer Set. Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger June 15th: […]

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