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New Teen Classes, Summer Catalog Uploaded, Financial Aid, Gallery Video & More

Summer Opportunities for Teens
Summer break will be here soon! Keep your teens creatively engaged with these new classes and workshops created just for them. (But remember, teens can take any adult class too!)
Make small leather projects, like bookmarks, keychains and bracelets. Whatever reflects your individual style!
Students will utilize tooling and finishing skills to create a fully functional guitar strap. It’s a perfect blank leather canvas for unique works of art, to keep or share with a musician with style!
Stained Glass for Teens (ages 12+)
Learn how to cut glass, foil and assemble pieces into windows, sun catchers, boxes, panel lamps, etc. using the copper foil method. There will be patterns, but students can also bring their own ideas.
Teen Blacksmithing (ages 13+)
Learn basic forging techniques, including how to build and maintain a coal fire, and use new skills to make small projects, such as hooks, fire pokers and hand forged jewelry.

Adult Summer Semester Catalog Now Available
We just posted the new online catalog on our website. It’s in a PDF format which makes for easy printing. It also has live links to class information and registration.
The summer semester for adult classes and workshops runs from June 21- August 20. The majority of classes are now in-person (we’re so happy!), but we’re continuing several online classes for those not quite ready to come back to the Center, or who live out of town.
Class sizes for on-campus gatherings continue to be limited and with a strict masking mandate and safety protocols in place. We will stay in touch with students regarding any changes in safety guidelines for GAC for the coming months.
Financial Aid Forms Due June 11
Prospective GAC students are encouraged to apply for financial aid if it will better enable them to enroll in classes. Aid is based on need and may be limited to classes that do not otherwise have full enrollment. Click here to download and print a financial aid form. For more information, please email

Did you miss the Sisters in Cloth Retrospective in our Gallery?
It was a beautiful exhibit, full of exuberant design, color and exceptional fiber arts skill. Enjoy the video overview!
Sisters in Cloth Retrospective 2021

In the GAC Lobby Gallery
Mary Beeman: Pet Portraits & More
Guilford’s Mary Beeman presents her beautiful and expressive watercolor pet and animal portraits and other images from May 5 – June 5. Mary will share proceeds with GAC on any custom commission she receives during the course of her exhibition. The lobby gallery is open Wednesday-Friday, 12-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission is free and open to the community.

Call for Artists for the GAC Student Exhibition
The student exhibition will hang in the gallery, June 25 – July 31. All students who have taken a GAC class between September 2019 and June 2021 are invited to participate. Work should be delivered to GAC June 16-18. We encourage everyone to participate – it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have experience! There is no good or bad. There is just creative expression. And we want to share all of that with you and our supportive community.
Click here for more information and submission form.

Looms for Sale
Two beautiful cherry Loomcraft looms for sale.
1. 6 harness 40” weaving width (no bench) – currently in lobby of GAC School
2. 4 harness 46” weaving width (no bench) – currently at private home in Cheshire 
Asking price $300 each. If interested, please email

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