School + Class Information


The GUILFORD ART CENTER School offers year-round classes and workshop for adults and children at all levels — for those simply wanting to explore something new to those looking to further develop existing skills. Weekly classes are offered at our on-site facilities in blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing, fiber and metal work, painting, printmaking, photography, and more. Weekend workshops provide opportunities for more intensive study in specific art areas. Under the individualized guidance of our distinguished faculty of art educators as well as visiting artists, students explore and experience the joy of creativity and the satisfaction that comes with personal skill development. The process of nurturing creativity begins at the School with its popular Youth Program of classes and activities especially designed to suit and engage younger students. The School often collaborates with area schools, civic groups, scout troops, and others to offer demonstrations, curriculum enhancements, and cultural exchanges. Student financial aid is available, according to need, and all Center members receive a discount on School tuition.

Weather Cancellation Policy:
Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled, usually at the end of the semester. Call GAC’s main number — 203-453-5947 — for weather-related cancellations. If there is staff in the office, they will speak with you. If not, cancellations will be announced on the main phone message line for morning classes by 8am. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE ONLY IN THE CASE OF CANCELLATION. Any cancellations will also be posted to GAC’s Facebook page. Finally, please note: GAC does not necessarily follow the cancellation schedule of Guilford Public Schools. Please always check with us to be most sure of the schedule. Pottery practice hours cancelled due to weather will NOT be made up.