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New Valentine Workshop, Upcoming Classes & Faculty Art Exhibition

 
 
 

Shop for your Valentine at GAC

 
Delight your special someone with a unique Valentine from our Shop. We can help you find the perfect gift … lots of ideas for jewelry (we especially love these metallic acrylic pins from artist Kathy Frank), accessories, stained glass, scarves and handcrafted cards.
You can also check out our updated online shopping page for a curated selection of items.
 
Shop Hours
Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases!
 

Fun idea for a Valentine’s Date Night!

 
Join us online to create handmade valentines using mixed media collage. You’ll cut, arrange and collage to create original handcrafted Valentines using contemporary and vintage imagery.
 
Valentines Mixed Media Cards & Collage (online workshop)
Sunday Feb. 14. 1:00-3:00pm
Tuition per person: $24/$21.60 for GAC members.
Level: Adult (13+ years and older)
 
 

 

 

Our Gallery Re-Opens on February 12!

 
As the challenges of the past year have exacted an enormous toll, artistic practice and pursuit have proven a balm for many. Guilford Art Center plans a multi-media exhibit of faculty work, called “Keeping On,” on February 12 – March 27. This exhibition shares how GAC instructors have engaged with their art to help them “keep on” during this time of the pandemic, or even how they have struggled, or changed creatively. Featured works include ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber art, metals, and sculpture by members of our 50 person faculty.
 
The GAC gallery is open Wednesday – Friday, 12:00-4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the community. Mask wearing and social distancing is required upon entry. Click here for more information.
 

Winter Semester Registration Continues

 
Check out all of the online and in-person classes and workshops for adults, teens and children on offer for the Winter 2021 semester. Many classes began earlier this month, however there are more that start in the coming weeks – plus LOTS of workshops.
 
Start your new year with a new experience!
 

 

 
Mixed Media Collage Visual Journaling Workshop (online)
Saturday Feb 6, 10:00am-1:00pm
Journaling is not only beautiful, but therapeutic. Mixed media is completely freeing and a simple distraction from the everyday grind. If you love expressive art this is the class for you! We will create a simple journal while you are learning collage, mixed media techniques, and pen work.
Tuition $39; Members $35.10. 
 
 
The Possibilities of Polymer Clay (online)
4 Mondays beginning February 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn about the different types of polymer clay available, how to care for it, how to mix clays, how to form the clay and to bake it too. The instructor will demonstrate techniques and show finished examples. If you have used polymer clay previously this could be a great time to reconnect with the medium.
Tuition $104; GAC members $93.60
 
 
Youth Class: Earth, Sky & Oceans in Mixed Media (online)
4 Tuesdays beginning February 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Open to ages 8+. Students will use a variety of materials (watercolor paints, oil pastels and markers) to individually and in combination in an exploration of our earth. Create drawings and paintings using techniques specific to the various materials. Each week will explore a different theme. Students can use a teacher suggestion or pursue their own ideas. The last class will be used to create a 30-dimensional work incorporating elements from all three natural habitats.
Tuition: $60, GAC Members $54.00
 
 
Painting on a Wine Glass Workshop (online)
Wednesday, Feb 10. 6:30-8:30 pm
Join the fun and impress your friends with a beautiful hand painted wine glass. This technique is for everyone from the novice to the advanced artist. Add a bottle of wine and make these beautiful gifts for any occasion or consider a zoom party with your friends.
Tuition: $26; GAC Members: $23.40
 
Mysterious Watercolors (online)
4 Tuesdays beginning Feb 11. 10:00 am-12:00pm
This medium can yield so many different styles and moods. We’ll create transparent washes, work in dry-brush, and wet-on-wet pieces. Explore color mixing and more.
Tuition: $104; GAC members $93.60
 
Painterly Effects on the Gelli Plate Workshop (online)
Saturday, Feb 13 & 20 10:00 – 12:00pm
You may not realize that the Gelli Plate can be used to create more than just patterned papers and designs. In this workshop we will create painterly mono printed artworks that begin on the Gelli Plate. We’ll use full bodied acrylic paints and work on either watercolor or mixed media paper.
Tuition $52; GAC members $46.80
 
 
Valentines Mixed Media Cards & Collage (online)
Sunday Feb. 14. 1:00-3:00pm
Join us online to create handmade valentines using mixed media collage. You’ll cut, arrange and collage to create original handcrafted Valentines using contemporary and vintage imagery.
Tuition per person: $24/$21.60 for GAC members.
Level: Adult (13+ years and older)