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Metals Workshops Galore, Meet InstructorJoy Raskin, 2023 Gallery Schedule

Register now for Winter Semester

Registration continues for the 2023 Winter Semester, featuring workshops and classes for adults, teens and youth. We’ve updated our website to include more user-friendly pages of information and search options for classes and workshops. You can check it out here. It’s an easier way to browse our programs and then directly link to the registration pages.

Or … go straight to the new winter catalog by clicking here.



Metals Studio Expands Class Offerings

Our metals classes are so popular, students have even MORE options this semester! Meet metals instructor and jewelry artist Joy Raskin, who will lead a whole range of exciting workshops throughout the semester.

JOY RASKIN, GAC Metals Instructor

Joy is one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986 after completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMass Dartmouth, focusing on flatware (and earned the nickname “Spoon Lady”!). After a short stint as a bench jeweler for several fine jewelry stores, repairing jewelry, she went back to making flatware full-time after winning an Individual Artist Fellowship from the NH Council for the Arts in 1995. Winning the Individual Artist Fellowship gave her the boost to go sell her artwork throughout the US doing fine craft shows. In 1996, she started teaching jewelry making/metalsmithing at a local art college and branched out to teaching all over NH, MA and CT. She’s also a creative teacher, teaching a broad range of jewelry and silversmithing techniques at various schools in New England. She’s currently working full time as a metalsmith in her studio, teaching metalsmithing and working as a goldsmith for a local gallery.



Upcoming Workshops with Joy Raskin

Measuring Spoons Workshop
Saturday, Jan 14. 10:00am-4:00pm

Silver Pendant & Bezel Set Stone Workshop
Sunday, Jan 15. 10:00am-4:00pm

Soldering Tips & Tricks Workshop
Saturday, Feb 4. 10:00am-4:00pm

Soldered Chains Workshop
Sunday, Feb 5. 10:00am-4:00pm

Silver Rings with Faceted Stones Workshop
Saturday, March 4. 10:00am-4:00pm

Sterling Ring/Gold Bezel Workshop
Sunday, March 5. 10:00am-4:00pm

Combining Gold & Silver Workshop
Saturday, March 18. 10:00am-4:00pm

Working with Gold Workshop
Sunday, March 19 10:00am-4:00pm



Save up to 40% at our Holiday Expo

Holiday Expo is open through January 8. Shop now and save 40% off all holiday items and 25% off all other items.

NEW 2023 Shopping Hours
Monday- Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12-4pm

*Not combinable with any other offers or discounts.



2023 Gallery Schedule

The Gallery at Guilford Art Center presents exhibits of contemporary American art and craft and serves as a venue for a number of community arts organizations. It is open year-round and is always free to the public.

February 3-26

March 3-April 16

April 27-May 21



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We’ve long known that the arts foster wellness and connectivity, provide respite, and spark joy. More than ever in the past 2+ years, our students and visitors are telling us how important and meaningful it is for them to engage with the arts.

Donate to Annual Appeal

Thanks to GAC’s donors and supporters, we’re able to serve as a vital resource in our community. We hope you will continue to support us in our 2022 Annual Appeal.