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Make Sure To Register for Upcoming Free Zoom Sessions

We have a bunch of new free online sessions in the next two weeks (before our summer semester begins). They’re open to everyone – and free (except for one). But, we’re now asking everyone to register for them in advance. Don’t worry – it’s painless. We promise. Just click the links below each session and you’ll be on your way.

Knot & Natter: A Fiber Arts Conversation:
Freeform Knit and Crochet Techniques Part 1

GAC Instructor Marsha Borden
Friday, June 12, 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. 

Knot and Natter is back! Explore a little fiberwork off the grid. Several freeform methods will be discussed and demonstrated for knit and crochet, including how to pick up and knit. Freeform style is a great way to use up small bits of yarn in your stash. Bring your oddments of yarn, any weight or color, and your knitting needles and/or crochet needles to class. Don’t knit or crochet? That’s okay – join us for a little yarny camaraderie and inspiration! We’ll end the session by playing a round-robin, free-spirited game of “Pick any Stitch and Knit (or Crochet). Don’t miss it!

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All About Weaving
Tuesday, June 16. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Lucienne Coifman

Join Lucienne for a community gathering all about weaving. Show us what you have been weaving the past few months or if not, it may be time to finish that project in the back of the closet. UFO (unfinished fiber object) may be a scarf, table linen or blanket. Let’s discuss finishing technique and plan to complete your project.

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Knot & Natter: A Fiber Arts Conversation:
Freeform Knit and Crochet Techniques – Part 2

GAC Instructor Marsha Borden
Friday, June 19, 2020 11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a continuation of last week’s freeform knit and crochet session. We’ll further our discussion of freeform techniques, including swapping out colorways and stitching rule-free. Bring yarn from your stash and your needles and/or hooks. Don’t miss our rousing end-of-session “Pick any Stitch and Knit/Crochet.” It’s a hoot! See you there! (If you missed Part 1, that’s okay. Freeform techniques will be reviewed so please join in!).

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Finding Peace While Photographing Nature
Instructor: Harold Shapiro
Monday, June 22 6/22 10am-11am and Monday, June 29 10am-12pm
Registration is required

In these challenging times, it is important to find creative ways to cope with stress. Nature walks are a wonderful solution for many people. We can use photography to connect deeply with our surroundings. We will have a Zoom lecture on Monday, June 22 and then a local field trip on Monday, June 29. For the field trip, we will observe social distancing. GAC will supply masks, gloves and hand sanitizer at the site. Instructor will help students station themselves for proper social distancing in an outdoor setting.

Tuition $36.00
Member Tuition $32.40

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Watercolor Demo: Working with Values
Instructor: Sharon Schmiedel
Tuesday, June 23rd 11:30-12:30
This Zoom demo will introduce you to watercolor and working with values. We will work from a photo with strong lights and darks. In watercolor, you use the white of the paper for your whites and vary the amount of water and pigment for a range of values. We’re going to play with watercolor and not worry about making masterpieces. You will need two colors: ultramarine blue and burnt umber; tubes are great, but pans are fine. A #10 or #12 round watercolor brush, watercolor paper or mixed media paper are great but good sketchbook paper will work, a cup of water, a palette or plastic plate, and a paper towel or two. Make sure you print out the photo (photo will be emailed to registered students) or have it on your screen for this session. This course is open to students of all levels; some drawing experience is helpful but not required.

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Portrait Lighting Workshop
Instructor: Jonathan Weekes

Wednesday, June 24 1-2pm 

In this workshop we will explore some classic Portrait Lighting setups to help improve your portrait photography. Using lighting to enhance the highlight and shadow patterns that fall across the face is called modeling. We will use basic lighting arrangements that can be easily replicated using lamps around your home or even a window. And many of these ‘setups’ can also be used outdoors by using the sun as a main source light. We will be covering the following lighting setups: Split lighting, Loop lighting, Rembrandt lighting, Butterfly lighting.

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Summer Semester Announcement on June 15
Registration for all youth and adult summer online workshop and classes will open June 15. Check our website to see all the details on descriptions, costs and dates. The semester will begin July 6.

Craft Expo Goes Virtual
We’re planning a virtual expo online event July 17-19 with the 2020 artists. However, you can see a lot of event and artist information now by following our Expo Facebook and Instagram pages. There are daily postings with lots of fun trivia, promotions and history of this iconic event.

Find Gifts at The Shop
Although our doors remain closed, you can still shop! Check out our online shopping page here, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see all of the new items posted each week. Contact for more information and to arrange for purchase.

Please Support Ongoing Activities We are providing free interactive sessions while we are shut down. This allows us to provide instructors some financial support, as well as remaining connected to you, our community. If you’re able, please donate to this effort so that we can continue to make art together. Thank you! PS – you can see all of our online offerings here.