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Gallery Reception Friday, Fall Registration Open, 3 Summer Youth Classes Left, Legacy Giving

Fall Semester Registration

Registration for all ceramic classes is open today. Registration for all fall workshops and classes for adults and youth opens Thursday, Aug 9 at 10:00am. You can go online, browse our catalog and register on the website. If you need some help, feel free to call or come to our office M-F, 10am-4pm.

Financial Aid Available
Prospective GAC students are encouraged to apply for financial aid if it will better enable them to enroll in classes. The due date to apply for financial aid for the fall semester is September 8. Financial aid is available for adults and children based on need.



Opening Reception this Friday in the Gallery

Meet artist and GAC Resident Potter Nicole Ginzburg this Friday, August 11, 5-7pm at the Opening Reception for “Lessons” Exhibition. This event is free and open to the community.

In 2021, Ginzburg graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in industrial design and a minor in ceramics. After graduation, Nicole began her position as the resident potter at Guilford Art Center. Her two-year residency has allowed her to greatly deepen her passion for craft, learning, and teaching people of all ages and skill levels. 

“My position as the resident potter at Guilford Art Center began only a few months after completing my undergraduate degree” says Ginzbug. “Being outside of the privileged limitations of a school environment has allowed me to embrace the all-encompassing beauty of life and its internal and external worlds. My show ‘Lessons’ is a collection of ceramic vessels that act as a physical representation of the mind. Each mug, vase, bowl, and dish in the show is filled with newly acquired insights gained from within and bestowed upon me from the cherished people in my life.”

 “The pieces in my show are a manifestation of my world and my perceptions of it” Ginzburg continues, “but ultimately, the beauty of pottery lies in the act of sharing. I hope that the viewers of my show can use their time in the gallery to reflect on and connect with their own journeys.”



Last Week of Summer Youth Program

One More Week of Summer Youth Program There are 3 classes with openings that run next week. Register now to claim a spot!

Ages 5-7
AUGUST 14-18, 9:00am-12:00pm. Instructor: Renee Soares
Learn about artists like Alexander Calder and art that hangs, wiggles and moves! Create fun and exciting mobiles of found and recycled objects.

Ages 7-12
AUGUST 14-18, 9:00am-12:00pm, Instructor: Amy Peters
Explore the exciting and varied work of painters from the history of art, including Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Takashi Murakami, Amy Sherald, Bridget Riley and others. We will use both watercolor and acrylic paints and explore different painting techniques.

Ages 7-12
AUGUST 14-18, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Instructor: Bonnie Han
Come travel with us as we make our way through the many countries of Asia and learn how to make some of the special crafts from these countries, including Chinese paper cuts, the national bird of India (the peacock), a Kokeshi doll from Japan, hanging owl kites from Thailand and much more.



Adult Weekend Workshop

Session B: Saturday, August 12, 10:00am-12:30pm Instructor: Scott Paterson

This workshop is geared toward the absolute adult beginner to come learn the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive, judgement free session. Spend the morning in GAC studios and learn about the basic techniques, materials and approaches to working creatively in two dimensions. Come discover your creative potential.



Creating a Will & Legacy Giving
Did you know that August is national “Make-A-Will Month”? This promotion raises awareness of the importance of having a will to adequately and accurately distribute assets to loved ones and favored charities. While taking the step to create a will can be difficult for many people, there are resources that can help enable the process. Our friends at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven have a wonderful blogpost on the topic.

Should you consider leaving an estate gift to Guilford Art Center, you will become a member of our 1957 Legacy Society. Named for the Center’s founding year, the society recognizes visionary gifts from donors who wish to make a lasting gift. We can work with donors to carry out their philanthropy in ways that have the greatest personal meaning. Please call 203-453-5947 or email Maureen Belden, Executive Director to find out more.



The Shop

Above, flour sack towels by East Steet Arts. $12.  Choose from a variety of colorful design featuring fruits and vegetables. East Street Arts, a social enterprise of Marrakech, Inc. is dedicated to fostering the creation of art through artisan training programs, workshops and community interactions for artists with disabilities. Located in New Haven.