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Gallery Re-Opening, Valentine Gifts, Upcoming Workshops, GAC Sponsor Thank You

Our Gallery Re-Opens on Feb 12!

As the challenges of the past year have exacted an enormous toll, artistic practice and pursuit have proven a balm for many. Guilford Art Center plans a multi-media exhibit of faculty work, called “Keeping On,” on February 12 – March 27. This exhibition shares how GAC instructors have engaged with their art to help them “keep on” during this time of the pandemic, or even how they have struggled, or changed creatively. Featured works include ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber art, metals, and sculpture by members of our 50 person faculty.
The GAC gallery is open Wednesday – Friday, 12:00-4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the community. Mask wearing and social distancing is required upon entry. Click here for more information.

Winter Semester Registration Continues

Check out all of the online and in-person classes and workshops for adults, teens and children on offer for the Winter 2021 semester. Many classes began earlier this month, however there are more that start in the coming weeks – plus LOTS of workshops.
Start your new year with a new experience!

Shop for your Valentine at GAC

Delight your special someone with a unique Valentine from our Shop. We can help you find the perfect gift … lots of ideas for jewelry (we especially love these sweet heart designs from EAM jewelry), accessories, stained glass, scarves and handcrafted cards.
Shop Hours
Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases!

Art Journaling Workshop (online)
Saturday, January 30, 10:00am-12:00pm
This workshop is not about scrapbooking. It’s about finding another way of self-expression using multiple layers of fabrics, washes, textured papers, music sheets and maps. These personal journals can be used for a myriad of things; dreams, travel, reflection, memoirs, etc. ;it’s an ongoing process. Using text is welcome. 
Tuition $26; Members $23.40
The History of Optics & Lenses (online)
Monday, February 1, 6:30-8:30pm
In this talk and slide presentation, the long and fascinating history of optics will be explored. Emphasis will be on special lenses created for photography. Instructor: Harold Shapiro
Tuition $26; Members $23.40
Mixed Media Collage Visual Journaling Workshop (online)
Saturday Feb 6, 10:00am-1:00pm
Journaling is not only beautiful, but therapeutic. Mixed media is completely freeing and a simple distraction from the everyday grind. If you love expressive art this is the class for you! We will create a simple journal while you are learning collage, mixed media techniques, and pen work.
Tuition $39; Members $35.10. 
The Possibilities of Polymer Clay (online)
4 Mondays beginning February 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn about the different types of polymer clay available, how to care for it, how to mix clays, how to form the clay and to bake it too. The instructor will demonstrate techniques and show finished examples. If you have used polymer clay previously this could be a great time to reconnect with the medium.
Tuition $104; GAC members $93.60
Youth Class: Earth, Sky & Oceans in Mixed Media (online)
4 Tuesdays beginning February 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Open to ages 8+. Students will use a variety of materials (watercolor paints, oil pastels and markers) to individually and in combination in an exploration of our earth. Create drawings and paintings using techniques specific to the various materials. Each week will explore a different theme. Students can use a teacher suggestion or pursue their own ideas. The last class will be used to create a 30-dimensional work incorporating elements from all three natural habitats.
Tuition: $60, GAC Members $54.00

“The Stone Agency has supported GAC for many years as this is a unique organization which focuses on the shoreline arts community and provides leadership and education to students interested in this curriculum”
–Rob Oman, Partner, CPCU, Douglas Danaher, Partner, CIC
Thank you to all of our business sponsors who have supported the GAC mission over the years. Your generosity and giving allow GAC to weather these difficult times and continue to bring the arts education and experiences to all.
Interested in a business sponsorship?
Contact Maureen Belden, GAC Executive Director at