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Introducing Narrative to the Ceramic Surface
Jun
16

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 […]

Linoleum workshop
Jun
21

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

Plein Air Wildflower Watercolor Painting
Jun
24

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 […]

Beginning Adult Ballet
Jun
24

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

Art on the Courtyard (Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver)
Jun
25

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.   […]

Polished Pieces –  A critique workshop for composers/songwriters
Jun
28

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 […]

Chalk Pastel Workshop
Jul
06

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
Jul
06

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 […]

Mud Makers Clay Camp 1 (Ages 6 – 9)
Jul
12

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)
Jul
12

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. *Upon […]

Act Like a Pro: Shakespeare and More
Jul
12

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 […]

Character Development for Stage and Page
Jul
17

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 […]

Throw Big or Go Home
Jul
26

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, […]

Writing the 10-minute play
Aug
07

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 […]

Children’s Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 6 – 18)
Aug
09

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 […]

Mud Makers Clay Camp 2 (Ages 6 – 9)
Aug
09

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)
Aug
09

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 […]

Sculpture in Clay Workshop
Aug
16

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. […]

Playwriting for Community Theater
Aug
21

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 […]

Mosaic Workshop
Aug
25

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 […]

Wood Burning (Ages 13-16)
Sep
07

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 […]

Wire Earrings
Sep
11

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 […]

Texture Ring Band
Sep
12

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. […]

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The Gunnison Arts Center invites you to experience the arts in the Gunnison Valley! We offer youth and adult dance, art, clay, theatre, music, and literary arts classes. We feature gallery exhibit spaces, a gallery shop, a dance studio, 72-seat community theatre/stage, clay center, meeting rooms and classrooms.

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102 South Main Street, Gunnison, CO

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