Bringing the arts to you!

Join the Gunnison Arts Center’s instructors for a much-needed creative break.

Keep an eye on this page as we will be continuously adding live and pre-recorded virtual programming to help you through these unprecedented times.

 
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Grateful Gifts

Join us in showing our thanks for essential workers, our community is in this together!
Being an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic means potentially exposing themselves and their families to COVID-19 while performing their job duties. Essential workers are having to deal with new stresses of adding social distancing measures to their jobs, shifting work hours, changing childcare needs with school closures among many other challenges, all while serving our Gunnison community during this stressful time. Many of these jobs were hard and under-appreciated to begin with, even before additional stresses and pressures of COVID-19.
We want to take a moment to thank all of the dedicated essential workers that are keeping us safe and functioning. We see you. We appreciate you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

How can I help?
Create a bracelet, keychain or necklace using the kits provided. Return your creations to the Gunnison Arts Center and the GAC staff will then create care packages to be delivered to our essential workers. Kits can be picked up on the Gunnison Arts Center’s courtyard, located on the north side of the building along Hwy 50.

This event is by donation. Please return all your creations my May 8th.
Register HERE
Donate to the GAC HERE

 

Discover Watercolors ~ (Ages 10 – 14)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. April 7 – April 28.
Students will explore the infinite world of watercolor painting by learning about different, creative techniques that professionals use. The possibilities are endless, come explore them with us!
Instructor: Amber Butler. $75/student, $63.75/member includes all supplies.
Join

 

Mud Puppies Clay Class ~ (Ages 5 – 8 w/ parent or caregiver)

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Complete a weekly project in this 6 week course. New classes announced weekly!
Instructor: Brenna Hilgers. $80/student, $68/member includes all supplies.

Join

 

 

Introduction to Wood Burning

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning!
Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10.

Watch Here

 

 

Introduction to Wood Burning – Continued

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning!
Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10.

Watch Here

 

 

Acrylic Pouring

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Treat yourself to something new and colorful! In this video, Artist and instructor, Gail Sovick, will walk you step by step through the process of mixing your fluid paints and using them to create your own, unique, abstract painting. Acrylic Pouring is fun for all ages, this project can be completed as a family or individually.
Instructor: Gail Sovick. $30/student, $25.50/members includes all supplies.
Register HERE

 

Photo Transfers & Colors

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Take a trip down memory lane and learn how to transfer your favorite black & white images to canvas by using a simple trick you can easily achieve at home! Once the image is transferred, add some color to the print using acrylic paints and pens to make it uniquely yours. Our instructor will walk you through the process in a quick online video you can access at any time and we will provide most of the supplies, all you need to do is join the fun.
Instructor: Megan West. $20/student, $17/members includes canvas & gel-matte medium. Register HERE

 

 

Meditation & Mandalas ~ Rock Painting Workshop

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Gather your whole family to paint mandalas on river stones with Boo Radford! This workshop will be instruction interspersed with meditation. There is something uniquely calming about focusing on the task immediately before you, allow yourself to create in stillness and with purpose. Quiet the mind while creating something beautiful.
Instructor: Boo Radford. $25/student, $21.25/members includes all supplies.
Register HERE

 

Songlines: a Painting Workshop

Pre-recorded virtual class.
Join Cheri Isgreen in this short, 20 minute, painting workshop and find inspiration in the art aboriginal songline painting. This workshop will introduce you to the history of songline painting and how to create a unique image by exploring a new way to view of the world. Workshop can be accomplished using watercolors and/or acrylics. Instructor: Cheri Isgreen. $10.
Register HERE

 

 

Watercolor & Wine

Thursday, May 21. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Live virtual Zoom event.
We are all staying home for the safety of our community but we are all still able to enjoy an AND Series evening with the Gunnison Arts Center!
This month, we will be offering our Watercolor & Wine on Zoom so that our amazing community is able to connect with friends while enjoying an evening of painting and wine sipping. Students will complete three 4×9 watercolor paintings with the help of our instructor. Supplies are provided by the Gunnison Arts Center and wine is generously donated by Buckel Family Wine. Instructor: Gail Sovick. $40/student, includes supplies and wine.
Register HERE
* Supplies are yours to keep. The Buckel family asks that you please return wine bottles in the interest of reducing and reusing (pick-up & drop-off will be located in the GAC Courtyard). Thank you!