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New Gallery Exhibition, More Summer for Kids & Adults, Thank You Bailey Scarano

New Gallery Exhibition Opens Thursday, Aug 12
View ceramic work by Megan Mayall, GAC’s resident potter, in the art gallery from
August 12 – September 4.
Mayall started her residency at Guilford Art Center during the summer of 2019. When the pandemic put everything on hold, “art took center stage” says Mayall. She explored other ways to continue making, including playing with primitive firing pits, crochet and painting. These endeavors, plus additional time in the studio since then, have resulted in new works that focus on new shapes and form. Mayall prefers using porcelain, focusing on functional pieces such as bowls, mugs, and platters.
“I find its smooth texture and classic white color provides a perfect backdrop for adding floral designs along side simple lines.” Mayall loves creating teapots, focusing on the minute details that lead to classic, timeless creations.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission is free and open to the community.

Last Week of Summer Program for Kids
Swim, Fly, Run in Mixed Media (Age 7-12)
Monday – Friday, Aug 16-20, 4:00-5:00pm – ONLINE CLASS
Use markers, watercolor paints and colored pencils to create artwork focusing on the movements of creatures that inhabit our planet. The class will culminate with the construction of a 3D piece. Note: this is an online class via Zoom.
Tuition $75; Members $67.50
Register here spaces still available!

Summer Workshops for Adults
Discover Precious Metal Clay (PMC); Session B
Saturday, Aug 14, 10:00am-3:30pm
PMC looks like clay but is actually pure silver in an organic binder. Learn all about this material and techniques for forming, texturing, firing and finishing. No previous jewelry-making experienced required. More info here.
Tuition $170; Members $153
Try Your Hand at Painting & Drawing Workshop: Session B
Saturday, Aug 14, 10:00am-1:30pm
This workshop is geared towards the absolute beginner to come learn the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive, judgement-free session. Learn about basic techniques, materials and approaches to working creatively in two dimensions. Fee payable with tuition $5.
Tuition $45.50; Members $40.95
Leather Journal Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, Aug 21-22
Create a refillable 8.5 x 5.5′ leather journal cover. Students will learn various leather working skills such as sewing, tooling and patterning while creating a functional piece of art to last for years to come. Fee payable with tuition $55.
Tuition $180; Members $162
Leather Guitar Strap Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, Aug 28-29
Utilize tooling and finishing skills to create a fully functional guitar strap that can be adjusted and sized without any hardware. Suggested designs will be discussed, but students should give some thought about design ideas prior to class. Fee payable with tuition $45.
Tuition $180; Members $162
Hammer In Workshop
Saturday, Aug 28
All are welcome to join us for this event, which features forging demonstrations by instructor Mace Vitale and a raffle, with proceeds going to the forge shop.
Preregistration: $30; Day of: $35

Fall Semester Catalog
It’s time to take that class you’ve always thought about, or return to a craft you enjoyed a while ago. Don’t wait any longer! It’s important to have art in our lives. Registration for our fall semester is now open online; find classes & workshops for kids and adults.

Rustic, yet refined, ceramic bowls and pitchers.
The Shop is open Wed-Fri, 12-4pm; Saturdays 10am-4pm.

GAC Sponsor Feature
Bailey Scarano is a tax, audit and business advisory firm serving businesses and individuals located in the greater Connecticut shoreline area.
The Bailey Family has been serving clients in the certified public accounting profession continuously since 1916. This over-a-century of experience gives Bailey, Scarano a strong understanding of growth, succession, mergers, opportunities, and how to manage change efficiently–insights they share with their clients as they face similar challenges in managing a business and navigating personal finances.
Bailey Scarano is a longtime sponsor of Guilford Art Center. David Bailey has also served as a member of the GAC board of directors since 2018.

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