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Guilford Art Center Offers April Vacation Workshops for Youth & Teens

Registration is now open for April vacation workshops for youth and teens held April 12-16. Each day will feature two different sessions tailored for younger and older age groups. Workshops will be held on-campus; masking and social distancing protocols will be strictly followed.

Youth sessions are offered for ages 9+ from 10:00-11:30am and ages 13+ from 1:30-3:30pm daily. Students are allowed to register for single sessions or are welcome to attend all week!

Workshops themes will include paper quilling, beading (bracelets and earrings), shell crafts, sock gnomes and macramé friendship bracelets.

Full listings of all classes can be found here or in the Spring 2021 Catalog (PDF). All questions should be directed to

Financial aid is available. Applications are due March 22 and are available here.


The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Hand-craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.