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Contemporary Crochet, Art on the Green, Circus Volunteers, Metal Earrings & More

Fall Semester Kicks Off … but there’s more ahead so sign up now!

There are many more classes and workshops that will take place throughout the semester. Check out our catalog for the full list of offerings for adults, teens and kids. There is something for everyone. See our Fall Catalog.

New Contemporary Crochet Workshops

Painterly Contemporary Crochet Workshop
Saturday, Sept 23, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Instructor: Lexa McCrady
If you like Sheila Hicks, Anni Albers, Hundertwasser and Matisse, you’ll enjoy this class in color and stitching. You’ll make vivid crochet needlework projects, including slouchy string bags, gypsy coin pouches, mandalas, crowns, etc. Learn chain stitch, single and double crochet stices and a few fun extras. Member tuition $46.80; Tuition $52.

Shirret Crochet Workshop
Saturday, Sept 30, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Instructor: Lexa McCrady
Cut up old clothes, wiggle strips onto a special crochet needle, then crochet chain stitches of twine to make glorious textiles. Shirret (rhymes with hurray) is a good way to recycle fabrics. Beginner samples are accomplished in class. Prerequisite: Chain stitch and double crochet stitch fluently.
Member tuition: $46.80; Tuition $52.

How about making a tomahawk this weekend?
September is a great time to get back into the blacksmith forge.

Making a Tomahawk Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, Sept 23-24, 10:00am-5:00pm.
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Students will create a tomahawk using the slit and drift method. Instructor will demonstrate the wrap and weld method; learn about forming the shape of the head, drifting the eye, handle fit, grinding and polishing, heat treating and sharpening.
Member tuition: $315; Tuition $350.

Make Art on the Green

The GreenStage festival continues this weekend in Guilford. Join GAC on the Guilford Green on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 23-24) at an art-making table, where everyone is invited to create a work in response to performances on the festival stages. Click here for the full schedule and make plans to support this important community event.

Teen Art Club to Meet Friday, Sept 29

The GAC Teen Art Club will hold their first meeting of fall season on Friday, September 29 from 2:30-4:30pm at GAC. All teens are welcome to join – it doesn’t matter where you go to school or if you have any experience. All you need is a desire to create and be with like-minded people. And have fun of course! The group will make Victorian silhouette portraits at the first meeting. Questions? Contact GAC advisor Ashley Seneco at or call (203) 453-5947. This is a welcoming and inclusive group. Don’t be shy!

Volunteers Needed to Work Designers Circus

Want to help out at this hugely popular fashion event October 5-7? We are looking for some volunteers to help out at the Designers Circus pop-up shopping event. You’ll assist customers, organize merchandise and have the best opportunities to stock your own closet if you’d like (volunteers receive $10/hour discount on purchases). If you’re interested, sign up here or contact Ashley at

Thursday, October 5, 10am-5pm
Friday, October 6, 10am-5pm
Saturday, October 7, 10am-3pm

Mark your fashion calendars for one of the best shopping events of the season. Designers Circus, a Boston-based clothing pop-up, features 30-70% off clothing and accessories from US and global small-scale designers. Our gallery will be filled with items – think ahead to Christmas presents or some great finds for yourself.

In the Gallery
The Guilford Art League exhibition continues in our gallery through September 30. The gallery is open 7 days a week; Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Always free and open to all.

What’s New in The Shop?
New metal earrings from artist Kimberley Morris. Kimberley prefers to keep her designs simple, using color and texture to create depth in tones and finishes. She uses various hand-fabrication techniques including riveting, roll printing, forging and hydraulic forming. Her work begins by forming a shape out of copper, applying texture and a chemical patina. This creates a blank canvas to apply the design with colour using colour pencils. The final piece is then sealed with wax and riveted to a base of oxidized silver. The Shop is open 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. GAC members receive 10% off all purchases.