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Jazzercise
Feb
02

Jazzercise

Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. February 2 – February 23 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 February. Students will use pilates, yoga, and kickboxing principles to get their bodies moving and toned. You […]

Knitting for Beginners
Jan
27

Knitting for Beginners

Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. January 27 – March 3.  Looking for the right project to master basic knitting skills? Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off with this classic, reversible scarf. Live instructor sessions also come with access to video tutorials of all in-class skills. The Broken Garter Scarf is the perfect […]

Wheel Throwing 
Jan
31

Wheel Throwing 

Session 1: Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 31 – March 7. 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 […]

Wire Jewelry Workshop (Ages 7+)
Feb
01

Wire Jewelry Workshop (Ages 7+)

Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. February 1.  Create your very own one-of-a-kind jewelry! In this class, students will master the basics of wire wrapping and beading to craft unique and fun jewelry. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $50/student, $42.50/members. REGISTER HERE *The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the GAC. All […]

Intro to Drawing 
Feb
02

Intro to Drawing 

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 2 – March 9. Students will follow a fun and easy progression of drawing lessons and exercises designed to build technical drawing skills as well as develop the ability to “see” and interpret the world around us on paper. Students will explore a variety of tools, subjects, surfaces, and […]

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 1
Feb
03

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 1

Session 1: Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm. February 3 – March 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. Basic hand-building techniques will be taught. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their […]

Art & Dance (Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver) 
Feb
04

Art & Dance (Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver) 

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am. February 4th – April 15th (no class March 18) Discover, move and create in these fun Friday morning classes for your toddler and you! The classes will alternate each week between dance lessons held in the dance studio, and art lessons taught in our visual arts studio. Parents are encouraged […]

Macrame Workshop
Feb
08

Macrame Workshop

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 8 & 15. Learn this all-the-rage new trend in home decor. Learn how to make your very own Bohemian masterpiece. In this 2-day workshop, students will work on bringing their macrame vision to life. Learn the different patterns/ways of creating a functional or decorative piece. Three different projects will […]

Knowing Your Place
Feb
19

Knowing Your Place

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. February 19, February 26, March 5. 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 Pottery
Mar
01

Functional Pottery

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm (individual projects, 2 sessions each), March 1 & 8th, April 5 & 12, May 3 & 10  In this class, students will work on creating functional ceramics by using hand-building techniques. The first session will focus on building and the second session will allow students to polish their pieces and […]

Mud Masters (Ages 11-14)
Mar
01

Mud Masters (Ages 11-14)

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm. March 1 – April 12 (no class March 15) 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 is necessary.  Instructor: Rachel Cottingham. $140/student, $119/members. […]

Beginning Adult Ballet Session 2
Mar
02

Beginning Adult Ballet Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 2 – April 13. (No class 3/16) Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned, and sculpted physique. Walk through the basics, with instructor Alex, to learn footwork, hand placement, spotting and more. This class will boost your confidence and get you moving! No […]

Jazzercise – Session 2
Mar
02

Jazzercise – Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. March 2 – April 13. (No class 3/16) 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 […]

Beginner Adult Hip Hop Session 2
Mar
02

Beginner Adult Hip Hop Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. March 2 – April 13. (No class 3/16) Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun-filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence.  Learn to move your body in a new way, and have a ton of fun doing it! All levels of dancers can […]

Sculpture: Basics of Creating Three-Dimensional Forms
Mar
05

Sculpture: Basics of Creating Three-Dimensional Forms

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. March 5 – April 2.  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, […]

Discover Drawing (Ages 7-10)
Mar
21

Discover Drawing (Ages 7-10)

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. March 21 – April 11. 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, to understand new […]

Wacky Wednesdays Session 2 (Ages 6 – 13)
Mar
23

Wacky Wednesdays Session 2 (Ages 6 – 13)

Session 2: Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:15 pm. March 23 – May 25.  Featuring a new and unique project each day, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative lessons. These fun projects will range from painting and drawing to sculpting and building. Drop-in registration and half-course registrations will be available once the minimum […]

In-Depth Wood Burning
Mar
23

In-Depth Wood Burning

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 23 – April 13. Are you familiar with wood burning and its basic techniques? In this course, you will dive deeper into this unique medium. Students will get a chance to explore and innovate new ways of treating their wooden pieces. Image transfer, torching, and sealing will be introduced […]

Funky Fridays
Mar
25

Funky Fridays

Every other Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. March 25 – May 20.  Join us every other Friday for a relaxing night of arts & crafts here at the Arts Center. Bring a friend and enjoy these hour long sessions together. Students will work on variety of projects ranging from wire jewelry to rock painting and […]

Wheel Throwing – Session 2
Apr
14

Wheel Throwing – Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 14 – May 19. 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 […]

Discover Acrylics (Ages 8-11)
Apr
18

Discover Acrylics (Ages 8-11)

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. April 18 – May 23. Jump into the world of painting and discover a world of texture, color, and fun! Over the six weeks, students will learn how to paint the beautiful landscapes surrounding the Gunnison valley! The first piece will be an exploration of various techniques to create a […]

Block Printing with Chelsea
Apr
18

Block Printing with Chelsea

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. April 18 – May 9. Learn how to create your own unique design to make prints from, using linoleum and similar materials. You will be instructed on how to carve a design of your choice, how to properly roll out ink for transferring, and how to print that image onto […]

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 2
Apr
19

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm. April 19 – May 24. 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 be taught. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their projects. […]

Uniquely Made Brushes
May
18

Uniquely Made Brushes

Wednesday, 6:00 -8:00 pm. May 18.  In this single-day workshop, you will learn how to craft your very own and unique paintbrushes made from natural materials. Bring your favorite piece of driftwood or a feather collection that needs to be repurposed, and turn it into something extraordinary! At the end of the class you will […]

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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.

OPEN HOURS:

Summer 2021 Hours:

June 1 – August 28th, 2021
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays

Fall/Winter Hours:

September – May, 2022
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays

 

 

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Telephone: (970) 641 – 4029
102 South Main Street, Gunnison, CO

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