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All that glitters IS gold (and silver, and Stony Creek granite too!)

Workshops This Week
Register now for a range of workshops held in person and online this week!
Watercolor Painting Inspired by the Masters
2 Fridays, October 15 & 22 – ONLINE
Instructor: Marcy La Bella
There is much to be learned from the great masters at any level in our painting journeys. This workshop will focus on works of Braque, Matisse, Bonnard and Kandinsky. Create work in watercolor or goache and mixed media by adding color pencil, pastels, water soluble crayon or watercolor pencils to the mix. Discuss process, technique and ways to have a successful painting.
Expressive Collage
Saturday, October 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa Arnold
Students will begin by choosing from collage materials provided by the instructor. Starting with 1 or 2 illustrations, what follows will be a natural process of layering and juxtaposing papers, photos, illustrations and drawing materials on heavy board. Students may also bring their own materials.
Working with Gold Workshop
Saturday, October16, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Joy Raskin
This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to step up their bench working skills and expand their metal palette. We will cover the different alloys and work mostly with 14k yellow gold. Instructor will demo soldering gold to silver, how to solder gold bezels and set stones. We will also make gold bezels and learn to add gold settings to jewelry; also, recycling old gold jewelry by melting items down. Surface embellishment such as keumboo will be covered.
Combining Gold & Silver Workshops
Sunday, October 17, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Joy Raskin
Are you ready to work with gold and add accents to your silver? We will cover the different alloys of gold, the different colors available from yellow gold, white gold, pink gold and how to solder. We will do some keumboo on patterned silver sheet, make a gold bezel on a silver back, work with 18kt over sterling bi-metal, and gold-filled wire and sheet. Adding gold to silver brings out the beauty of metal and a lovely 2-tone effect.
Nature Printing on Fabrics & Papers Workshop
Sunday, October 17, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Let’s celebrate the season by gathering leaves, flowers, herbs and seed pods to ink and print on flour sack cloth, fabric and cards. Students are welcome to bring additional fabric items as well as nature gatherings for printing.
Upcoming Events
Tickets are going fast! We’ll be sold out pretty soon for our popular Soup for Good TO GO event on Sunday, November 21.
This events provides crucial support for Guilford Art Center and the Guilford Food Bank.
Tickets are $40 per person and a bowl, plus a choice of 3 homemade soups, bread, a split of wine, and a sweet. Participants will also receive a discount coupon for The Shop at GAC, redeemable through 12/24, plus be entered into prize drawings.
Participants will pick up their soup and bread “to go” at GAC on Sunday, November 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Stony Creek Granite
Coasters, candle holders, business card holders and cheese boards all made from this iconic stone quarried just down the road in Branford.
Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm

Registration is ongoing for Fall Workshops and Classes

Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors
Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Eder Brothers · Page Hardware & Appliance · The Stone Agency
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · Kebabian’s ·
Ladd Capital Management · Monte Financial Group · Shoreline Financial Advisors ·
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty