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Open Spring Registration, Circus News, Felt in the Gallery, Weekend Workshops

Spring Semester Registration Now Open

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Upcoming Events

Get your closet ready – the Circus is coming to town!
We are absolutely thrilled that Designers Circus will be returning to Guilford April 21-23. Designers Circus, Boston’s premier destination for women’s clothing 50-90% below boutique prices, will have a 3-day Pop-Up event in GAC. You’ll find unique and few-of-a-kind women’s clothing and accessories created by over 70 local, national and international designers. There are styles for women of all ages and sizes.

Designers Circus Event Dates
Friday, April 21. 10am-5pm
Saturday, April 22. 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 23. 11am-3pm

Have you seen our latest gallery exhibit yet?

FELT: Fiber Transformed is an exhibition of contemporary fiber art works created from felt on view in the gallery March 3-April 16, 2023. It includes works by 20 artists who explore this tactile medium to create a wide range of diverse art works.

Works in the exhibition include felted sculptures, wall-hung objects and wearable items. In juror Dunnewold’s words, the selections “represent works that are technically accomplished in the use of felt or felting, exhibiting seamless relationships between color, materials, and form.” She also notes that many of the images and themes portray the artists’ passions—nature, social justice/commentary, or humor—and that “mastery of technique is valuable, but using…skills to express a vision is invaluable.”

The gallery is free and open 7 days a week.
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12-4pm



In the Shop

Are you getting enough fiber?
Just in case the gallery show isn’t enough, check out all the felted items we have for sale in the Shop. This incredible material makes the strongest and vibrantly hued bowls, bags, ornaments, scarves and more.

The Shop is open 7 days a week.
Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12-4pm



This Weekend’s Workshops

Saturday-Sunday, March 18 -19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Make cookware and learn the art of blacksmithing! This class will teach you basic skills to make useful kitchen and BBQ utensils, emphasizing hand forging and individual expression. Transform steel round, square and flat stock, as well as sheet metal, into your choice of bottle openers, hooks, bowls, cheese knives, spoons, egg spoons, skewers, steak turners, BBQ forks, spatula, ladle or small pan. Drawing down, slitting, twisting, spreading, scrolling, stretching and planishing are some of the techniques. Fee payable with tuition $45.00. Tuition: $385.00 Members $346

Saturday, March 18 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Joy Raskin
Are you ready to work with gold and add accents to your silver? We will cover the different alloys of gold, the different colors available from yellow, white, and pink gold, and how to solder. We will do some keumboo on patterned silver sheet, make a gold bezel on a silver back, work with 18kt over sterling bi-metal, work with gold filled wire and sheet. It adds a lovely 2-tone effect. Estimated cost of materials $25 to $200. Tuition $230.00 Members $207.00

Sunday, March 19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Joy Raskin
Want to try your hand at working with gold, or adding it to silver jewelry? This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to step up their bench working skills and expand their metal palette to conquer the fear of gold. An overview of the different karats of each alloy will be covered, but we will work mostly in 14kt yellow gold which is standard in the US. Instructor will demonstrate soldering gold to silver, how gold solder behaves in comparison to silver solder, how to solder gold bezels and set stones in gold. We will make gold bezels, and learn to add gold settings to jewelry. We can recycle old gold jewelry (such as broken gold chains, old gold jewelry or scraps) by melting items down to make gold ingots that can be used to produce gold wire, gold bezel, gold beads for accenting silver, etc. Surface embellishment such as keumboo will be covered as well. Estimated cost of gold supplies – $25 – $200. Tuition $230.00 Members $207.00