Fall Education at the GAC

Fall Education at the GAC

September Education

Keep an eye out for our fall catalog in the mail, or pick up your copy at the Gunnison Arts Center!

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Register Here
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. September 28 – December 7. (No class 10/12, 11/23)

Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment while building self-confidence! 
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/student, $102/members. 

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 -6) – Register Here
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. September 28 – December 7. (No class 10/12, 11/23)

This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour. 
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/student, $102/members. 

Beginning Adult Tap ~ (Ages 18+) – Register Here
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. September 28 – October 26.  
Dust off your old tap shoes and refresh your skills or take the leap and learn how to tap dance this fall. No experience needed, students should provide their own tap shoes. 
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $65/session, $55.25/members. 

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 13) – Register Here
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. September 29 – October 20. 
In this four-day workshop, students will follow a fun and easy progression of drawing exercises designed to build technical skills, as well as develop the ability to interpret our world around us on paper.
Instructor: Amber Butler. $75/student, $63.75/members.

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ (Ages 18+) – Register Here
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. September 29 – October 27.
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. 

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 9 – 13) – Register Here
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. September 29 – December 8. (No class 10/13, 11/24)
Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment while building self-confidence! 
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/student, $102/members. 

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 7 – 10) – Register Here
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. September 29 – December 8. (No class 10/13, 11/24)
This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour.
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/student, $102/members. 

 

October Education

Adult Dance Choreography ~ (Ages 18+) 
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. October 1 – November 19. 
Open to all levels of dancers, students will participate in learning choreography to complete a full dance. Performance might be included, stay tuned!
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. 
$90/student, $76.50/members.

Discover Acrylics ~ (Ages 8 – 14)
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. October 1 – October 22. 
Jump into the world of painting and discover a world of texture, color and fun! Our instructor will be introducing acrylic painting techniques through a variety of exercises. Students will go home with new skills, techniques and artistic confidence. Each student will receive a painting kit and canvases that will be theirs to keep after class. Min. 4 students to run.
Instructor: Amber Butler. $82/student, $69.70/members.

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8)
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. October 6 – November 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. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their projects. Open to all experience levels.
Class is scheduled to occur in person in the GAC clay studio. However, should we need to move the class online, Classes will be pre-recorded by the teacher and released on Tuesday mornings for a total of 6 classes.
Instructor: Brenna Hilgers. $80/student, $68/members.

African Drums ~ (Ages 8 – 12) 
Wednesdays, October 7 – 28. 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  
Explore the traditions, culture and music of West Africa and immerse yourself with instructor and professional drummer, Laine Ludwig. Students will learn techniques of the djembe drum, “duns”, guancogi bells as well as rhythms to several traditional West African cultures. 
Instructor: Laine Ludwig
$80/student, $68/member.

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12)
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. October 7 – November 11.
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: Kit Wijkowski. $95/student, $80.75/members.

Sgraffito Platters – Live Virtual Workshop 
Wednesday, October 14. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Students will be provided with the supplies needed to create a beautiful sgraffito platter from the comfort of home. Our instructor will be providing live step-by-step instruction via zoom.
Instructor: Sheila Anderson.  $56/students, $47.50/members includes supplies. 

Latin Dance for Awareness ~ (Ages 12+)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. October 14 – November 4. 
Learn and refine your latin moves in this energetic cardio fitness class to help bring awareness and raise money for domestic violence awareness month.  Classes offer a fusion of beats and easy to follow steps to salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and soca to make working out enjoyable. Proceeds from this class will be donated to Project Hope of Gunnison Valley to continue to serve and advocate for our communities victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 
Instructor: PJ BRown
$40/student, $34 members.  No drop-in’s. 

Still Life Drawing
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. October 19 – November 23.
Are you looking for that perfect opportunity to dust off your drawing tools and find a community of drawers? Artists of all experience levels are invited to join this six weeks still life online drawing course. These fun Monday night sessions will include instruction and are open to all level artists. Advanced students will be given extra challenges.  Students are welcome to use their own supplies or use those provided by the Gunnison Arts Center.
Instructor: Sarah Schmidt. $96.50/student, $82.50/member includes supplies. $89/student, $75/members without supplies.

Pods: Creating Unique Organic Forms
Wednesday, October 21. 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Step into fall with your own organic pod forms in clay! Students will learn a variety of hand building techniques to create their own unique family of organic forms of sculpture. We will explore and create pods, bulb seeds, and insect pupa forms. Max. 6 students.
Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger. $56/students, $47.50/members includes supplies. 

Barre Sculpt Intensive
Session 2: October 27 – December 10.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm & Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout class with Alex! Ages 18+. 
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. 
$120/session, $102/members.  No drop-in students accepted. 

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ (Ages 18+)
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. 
Session 2: October 30 – December 11 (No class 11/27).
Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. 
Instructor: Barron Farnell.
$60/session, $51/members.  No drop-in’s.