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Open Feb Workshops, Fiber Art Cards, “Bigger on the Inside” Exhibit

Sarah Zar exhibit at Guilford Art Center
“Bigger on the Inside” Art Exhibit by Sara Zar
Have you seen our entry lobby in the Shop/Office building? It’s chock-full of work by the talented Sara Zar, who painted Hurricane Woman for the front cover of local author Jen Payne’s book Water Under the Bridge: A Sort-Of Love Story. We had so much fun hosting a book signing with Jen last Saturday – check out the pics here. You can find more copies of her book in our Shop, open 7 days a week.
Sarah Zar is a “book-obsessed, multi-disciplinary artist” who has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.. Whether drawing, painting, collaging, or sculpting, Zar uses images in a literary, psy-chological and symbolic way. Zar is currently working on community-based artwork in which anyone in the world can be painted into an epic narrative scene about the War on Imagination. Her work will be in the GAC lobby through April 16.

“A Connecticut Welcome” in the Gallery

Take a quick look at the incredible fiber art currently hanging in the GAC gallery created by twenty-two members of the Connecticut Region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The exhibit runs from February 4 – March 5. The gallery is open 7 days a week, is free to enter and open to the community. Monday -Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

Fiber Art Card Making

After you’ve viewed the gallery exhibit, make a fiber art card! A packet of supplies including the cards will be available for purchase in the gift shop for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Guilford Art Center. Each participant will receive two cards per package with material to make their cards. The par-ticipant will be able to design their card and then glue the material down to the card.

Packets will include: 2 cards with envelopes, Instructions, Material,Glue Stick, and Zoom dates and links to join online for further instruction and encouragement. Come to the shop to get all the information, materials and sign up for the interactive Zoom calls with SAQA members.

February Adult Workshops with Openings

2 Fridays February 18 & 25, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Spend a calming morning exploring meditative stitching and embroidery. Design and sew good fortune amulets using vintage fabric, lace, hand printed papers, charms and beads. Amulets may be a necklace, collage, small pillow or wall hanging. Tiny treasure, moments, and fabric scraps welcome.

Saturday, Feb 19 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Lisa Arnold
Work with deep colors and values as we work from a. still-life arrangement. Fee free to be bold or blend softly. Explore contrasting uses of color as well as traditional applications for your pieces. Free yourself up in this forgiving medium.

Saturday, February 19, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Nancy Karpel
Take your PMC designs to the next level! Add color and brilliance to your pieces by learning to set natural and lab-grown stones in PMC. More class description on our website – check it out!

Saturday-Sunday, February 26-27, 10AM-5PM
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Students will create a tomahawk using the slit and drift method. The instructor will also demonstrate the wrap and weld method and explain the variations. Topics covered will include forming the shape of the head, drifting the eye, fitting a handle, grinding and polishing the bit, heat treating and sharpening.

February Youth Workshops with Openings

STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP (February Vacation) Ages 9+
Monday, February 21. 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Compose, draw, paint! Find inspiration from a still life while learning all about color mixing, shading, perspective and design. Learn about famous artists and their unique painting style.

Register for Spring Semester Now

We’ve opened up registration for our spring semester. Check out all the offerings for adults, teens and youth in our online catalog here.

You’ll find adult classes and workshops in Beading, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Leather, Metals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Encaustic Printmaking, Paper Quilling, Expressive Collage &Weaving . Teen classes include Blacksmithing and Stained Glass. Kids can take Painting, Pottery, Paper Making, Sewing, Upcycling, Cartooning and more Special Interest classes and workshops.

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