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Kids Hand Building (Ages 6-9)

Mondays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm – October 3 – 24. (4 sessions) Registration ends September 26. Students will focus on hand building their own masterpieces. Students will learn fundamentals of hand building; slip and scoring, slab building, coil building. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firings, and instruction. Instructor: Rachel Cottingham. $180/student, $153/members.   […]

Beginners Wood Burning 

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. October 4  – November 1 (5 classes) 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 and will get a chance to showcase their work in […]

Doumbek Drum Making

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. October 6 – 27. (4 sessions) Registration ends September 29.  Learn how to make your very own doumbek drum out of clay! Ceramic experience recommended but not necessary. Students will throw or hand build the base of their drum, design the outside, slip or glaze their drums, and then stretch a […]

Batik Watercolor

Saturday, 10:00 – 12:30 pm. October 8. 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. Students will leave with a […]

Acrylic Painting

Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:00 – 8:00 pm. October 11 – October 20 (4 classes) Have you always wanted to try out painting? In this two week course, students of all experience levels will explore the basics of acrylic painting and will leave with 2 themed paintings. Instructor: Candy Carson. $120/student, $102/member   REGISTER HERE  

Puppet Theater – On Stage

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. October 12 – November 16. Ever want to be in a puppet troupe? Costume the puppets, give them a voice & action, paint the set, make posters, sing and play the music. (there is always music in a puppet show! set up the stage and then put on a performance. […]

Basics and Beyond: Adult Wheel Throwing and Hand Building

Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. October 12 – November 16. (6 sessions) Registration ends October 5.  In this course learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing and incorporate hand built techniques into wheel thrown forms. This class will also explore surface design! Create your own line of tableware and functional vases. Registration includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, […]

Charcuterie & Clay

Saturday, 12:00pm – 3:00 pm. October 15. Registration ends October 8. Enjoy charcuterie while making your very own charcuterie set up! This class will focus on slab rolling, hand building, and coil building techniques to create a multi-piece charcuterie board. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firing, and instruction.  Instructor: Abra Karbin. $75/ […]

Needle felting – paint a picture

Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, October 19 In this single day workshop students will explore the relaxing art of needle felting. You will be provided with all supplies and left with creative freedom of “painting” your landscape piece using colored wool. Students will work with a serrated needle, embroidery ring and a felt backing for […]

Intro to Hand Building (Ages 12+)

Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm – October 19 – November 16. (5 sessions)Registration ends October 12. If you’re a beginner and have been interested in hand building this class is for you! Students will be taught the basics of hand building and will explore slab and coil building. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln […]

Mix Media Art for Homeschool (Ages 6 – 11) 

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. October 20 – November 17. Registration ends October 13 Let’s try a lot of different ways to make art! In this 5 week class, students will explore various media including watercolor, sculpture, weaving and more. Don’t forget to bring your creativity cap. Let’s have fun creating together. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski. […]

Art on the Courtyard (2-5)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am. October 21 – November 18, (5 classes) 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. $55/student, […]

Kids Throwing (Ages 10-15)

Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm – November  1 – 29. (4 sessions) (No class Nov. 22) Registration ends Oct. 25. Students will focus on hand building their own masterpieces. Students will learn fundamentals of hand building; slip and scoring, slab building, coil building. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firings, and instruction. Instructor: Rachel […]

Mask Making

Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. November 3. Registration ends October 27.  In this class students will explore creating the mask they want to present to the world. This class will focus on hand building techniques. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firing, and instruction. Instructor: Paul Sauter. $60/student, $51/member.   REGISTER HERE

Sculpture Week in the Clay Studio

Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm. November 7 – 11. Registration ends October 31.  In this five-day workshop students will learn the art of sculpture with clay. Students will explore a combination of slab building and coil building to create their forms and polish off their work with surface detail and finishing touches. Some clay experience required. […]

Whimsical Holiday Houses & Gluhwein

Session 1: Monday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. November 14. Registration ends November 7. (Kids 6+) Session 2: Monday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. November 14. Registration ends November 7. (Adults) Join us for a fun night of clay by creating your own playful holiday house! Once completed you can light up your houses with a string of lights […]

Stamp & Card Workshop

Tuesday, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. November 15 Design and carve your own rubber stamp in this single day workshop. First part of the class will focus on carving and the remaining time will be spent printing your own cards. Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $40/student, $34/member.   REGISTER HERE 

Penguin and Polar Bear Planter Workshop

Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm. December 3. Registration ends November 26.  If you need to re-pot your plants, this class is right up your alley! Come spend some time with us and work on your own penguin or polar bear themed planter. Students will hand build their very own planter. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, […]

Expressive Face Mugs

Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. December 7. Registration ends November 30.  Students will explore hand building their very own mug and then adding an expressive face to their mug! Make an expressive espresso cup, a scary stein or a terrifying tumbler! Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firing, and instruction. Instructor: Paul Sauter. $75/student, […]

Creative Candle Holders (Ages 6-9) Children and Parents Welcome

Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm. December 10. Registration ends December 3.  Just in time for the holiday season, students in this class will focus on hand building up to two hand held candle holders. Students will then decorate their candle holders and we’ll take care of the rest. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln […]

Gluten Free Christmas Baking

Monday, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, December 19th. Welcome our new culinary teaching space by participating in this family friendly baking class!This limited space class will be exploring all the classic Christmas themed baked goods you remember from your childhood in a gluten free version. Learn the tips and tricks on baking with non traditional ingredients.  […]

Ladies Sip & Spin

Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm. December 22. Registration ends December 15. Enjoy a night out with the ladies while learning a fun new skill! Students will get an introduction to wheel throwing and practice centering, pulling and shaping their masterpieces. Registration fee includes clay, tools, slip, glaze, kiln firing, instruction, and two beverages. Instructor: Abra […]

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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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Summer (2022) Hours:

May 27 – August 27, 2022
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays

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August 29, 2022 – May 26, 2023
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays

 

 

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102 South Main Street, Gunnison, CO

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