School + Class Information

We are thrilled to announce that our doors will open for the fall semester on September 14.
Online registration opens August 24.

We realize everyone is throwing around the word “hybrid” solutions these days. We’re also taking that approach, however, we consider it a way to offer personal solutions for every one of you. We understand that some may be chomping at the bit to get back into a classroom, while others prefer to stay at home and work online.

So we have lots of options for everyone to stay creative this fall.

We offer a hybrid selection of on-campus and online classes. Small-sized on-campus classes will meet to ensure proper social distancing; there are also a robust selection of online offerings for those who choose to study remotely.

There are state-approved guidelines in place to safely open our doors for students and visitors, including protocols for social distancing and wearing of masks. Please see links below.

We are just so excited to welcome everyone back, either in-person or online.

Your continuing support during this difficult time makes all the difference to our current and future operation. We appreciate it.

Classes + Workshops

Download our FALL 2020 CATALOG (pdf)

Contact us at, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.
We’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.


GAC Covid-19 Protocols
GAC Ceramics Studio Covid-19 Protocols
GAC Metals Studio Covid-19 Protocols
GAC Weaving Studio Covid-19 Protocols

Financial aid is available for adults and children based on need and interest. Forms are available on our website (see Financial Aid, under SCHOOL tab) and should be emailed to or mailed to GAC, PO Box 589, Guilford, CT 06437. Must be returned by July 1, 2020.

If a program is oversubscribed when a student’s payment is received, the student will be notified and the full amount will be refunded or may be applied toward another course. If a class or workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified and full tuition will be refunded or may be applied toward another course. Students who withdraw from a class or workshop up to two weeks before the first class are eligible for a full refund. Up to one week before the first class, students who withdraw are eligible for a credit, less a $25 registration fee. After that, consideration can only be given with a written medical excuse, or in the case of other extraordinary circumstances. Credits may only be for classes going forward from the date excuse is received by Guilford Art Center.

Students missing a regularly scheduled class will not receive a refund or a makeup class.

Classes not held due to bad weather or instructor’s absence will be rescheduled, usually at the end of the semester. Call 203.453.5947 for weather cancellations, which will be announced on the main phone message line .

GUILFORD ART CENTER reserves the right to change its calendar, withdraw or modify course of instruction or substitute instructors at anytime.

GUILFORD ART CENTER is committed to your privacy. We will always make sure that any personal information you provide is kept confidential. It will not be sold or shared. Your email address may be used to keep you informed of current and upcoming GAC programs and events.

GAC is handicapped accessible.