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Don’t Miss Any Classes in the Early Fall Semester!

Early Fall Semester Classes Beginning Next Week
There are always a few classes that roll around pretty quickly in a new semester, so we wanted to make sure you don’t miss them. Register now!
Open Forge Session A: 5 Wednesdays beginning Sept 1, 6-9pm
Here’s a chance for blacksmithing and bladesmithing students to continue projects, or start a new project under the guidance of a working smith. Projects will be tailored to the individual student. Pre-requesite of a beginner blacksmith or blacksmith class.
Intro to Blacksmithing Workshop Session A
Sat-Sun, Sept 4-5, 10:00am-4:00pm
This workshop will introduce students to the basics of forging steel to shape using a hammer and an anvil. More info & registration.
Teen Blacksmithing, Session A
4 Tuesdays beginning Sept 7, 3:30-5:30pm
Students will learn basic forging techniques: how to build and maintain a coal fire, and use new skills to make several small projects such as hooks, fire pokers, and hand forged jewelry. More info & registration.
Intro to Blacksmithing for Teens Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, Sept 11-12, 10:00am-4:00pm
This workshop will introduce students to the basics for forging steel to shape using a hammer and an anvil. More info & registration.
Intro to Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, Sept 11-12, 10:00am-3:00pm
Students will be introduced to painting and collage using the ancient hot wax-based material Encaustic. Learn how versatile this quick-curing, re-workable medium can work for you in your artistic practice. Day 1 will focus on materials, tools and experimentation. Day 2 will be about the collage process and material layering techniques and embellishments.

Fall Semester Catalog
We have a wide range of adult classes and workshops, including Beading, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Leather, Metals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Paper and Weaving.
There are also classes for ages 4-12, plus teen classes.
Besides the early ones listed above, most classes begin the week of Sept. 20.
There is something for EVERYONE.
Check out the catalog and start making!!

GAC Resident Potter Gallery Exhibition
View ceramic work by Megan Mayall, GAC’s resident potter, in the gallery
through September 4. More info here.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.
Free and open to the community.

Financial Aid Deadline is Sept 12
Financial aid is available for adults and children based on need and interest. Forms are available here and should be emailed to or mailed to Guilford Art Center, PO Box 589, Guilford, CT 0637. Questions? Call (203) 453-5947.

There are more opportunities to shop at GAC now! We are thrilled to announce we’ll be expanding our SHOP hours to seven days a week beginning Sept 7. Until then, we’re open Wed-Fri, 12-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.
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