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Distinctive Gifting, Prosecco & Presents, Big Y & Holiday Workshops

Distinctive Gifting

Come see all of the beautiful gifts in our HOLIDAY EXPO shopping event. Uncover treasures that capture the spirit of the season and are as unique as the recipient.
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases. Click here to renew your membership to enjoy savings right away. Friendly shop assistants are always available to help with gift selection.


New! HOLIDAY EXPO Shopping Hours

Monday – Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm

Bring on the Bubbly!
Mark your calendars for this festive event on Thursday, Nov 30. Our Presents & Prosecco Party is always a popular event for lots of great shopping, refreshments and chances to win lots of give-aways. All are invited for this free event.


Winter Semester Registration Opens Soon

We should have the Winter Semester 2024 catalog available online very soon. That gives time to review all of the classes and workshops on offer next semester before we open for registration the week of December 4.

In efforts to make online registration more accessible to all of our students, we are moving the daily registration start time to 8:00 pm. This helps accommodate those students who are unable to register during the day due to work commitments, etc.

Online registration schedule for Winter 2024 Semester:
Monday, Dec 4, 8pm: METALS
Tuesday, Dec 5, 8pm: WEAVING
Wednesday, Dec 6, 8 pm: CERAMICS
Thursday, Dec 7, 8 pm: ALL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS



Fall Registration Still Open for Nov-Dec Classes & Workshops

There are still lots of opportunities to take more classes and workshops through November and December in our fall semester for adults and kids. Check out the catalog to find classes and register online.

Upcoming Holiday Workshops

Holiday Gifts from the Forge Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, Nov 18-19, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Greg AmEnde

Felt Stocking Workshop
Sunday, December 3, 1:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Leather Holiday Ornaments Workshop
Friday, Dec 8, 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman

Upcoming Blacksmithing Workshops

Intro to Blacksmithing Workshop; Session B
Saturday-Sunday, Dec 2-3, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Greg AmEnde

The War Hammer Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, Nov 25-26, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Mace Vitale

Open Forge: Session D
4 Wednesdays beginning Dec 6, 6:00-900pm
Instructor: Mace Vitale

The Art of the Japanese Blade Workshop
Thursday – Monday, Dec 7-11, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Colt Allen
Hand Forged Blade Workshop
Thursday – Monday, Dec 7-11, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Colt Allen

Other December Workshops

Lavender & Balsam Sachet Workshop
Sunday, Dec 10, 1:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison

Handwoven Cotton Potholder Workshop
Sunday, Dec 17, 1:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison

Inlay Leather Knife Sheath Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, Dec 2-3, 9:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman

Try Your Hand at Painting and Drawing Workshop: Session C
Saturday, Dec 9, 10:00am-1:30pm
Instructor: Scott Paterson



Community Bags at Big Y

During November, all proceeds from purchases of Big Y reusable bags will be given to GAC. We are so appreciative to receive these funds and are thankful for the Big Y’s support. So if you need an extra bag to carry out your turkey and thanksgiving fixings, grab a bag and support GAC (as well as your bird)!



Craft Expo 2024 Call for Artists Now Open

Craft Expo 2024 is on the calendar for July 19-21 on the Guilford Green. Interested artists can apply through January 3, 2024. Click here for more information about the artist application process and to apply. Questions? Contact Artrider Productions at



The Soup for Good event is sold out.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to support this important event. You are helping two important local organizations – GAC and the Guilford Food Bank. Thank you to Fresh Market, Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club, and Betty Ann Donegan and Stephanie Donegan-Dietz for contributing the delicious soup!



Upcoming Events at GAC

Sunday, November 19 – Soup for Good To Go, 2-4pm
Thursday, November 30 – Prosecco & Presents Reception (Holiday Expo), 5-7pm
Week of Dec 4 – Winter 2024 Semester Registration Opens Online