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Registration Dates, Shop Hours & Sale, Family Workshop & More

Winter Semester Registration Opens Dec 3 at 10:00 am

Registration for Guilford Art Center’s Winter 2021 semester will open online on December 3 at 10:00 am. Classes and workshops will begin the week of January 11. Registration will continue to be online only.

The semester will continue to be a hybrid of on-campus and online offerings. Class sizes for on-campus gatherings will continue to be limited to 50% capacity and with a strict masking mandate and all other protocols in place, in order to operate safely.

Classes and workshops are available in a variety of mediums, including blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber arts, metalsmithing, sculpture, weaving, glass, painting and drawing.

Click here to download the Winter catalog or check out the classes via our registration page.

The Shop is now open on Sundays

Starting this week, The Shop will be open Wednesdays through Sundays through the end of the year. We hope adding an extra weekend day makes it easier for you to visit and find special gifts for the holidays.

Shop Hours
Wednesdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sale!
20% off all ceramic items on Friday, Nov 27 and Saturday, Nov 28
(cannot be combined with other offers)

We are following all protocols so that you can shop safely and comfortably. Friendly staff can help you in any way. If you prefer to shop by appointment, we can do that too. Just email You can also shop online – we just added a bunch of new items!

Holiday Ornament Making Workshop for All Ages
Sunday, Dec 6. 3:00 -4:30pm (online)

This online workshop was conceived as an opportunity for families to be creative together, welcome the holiday season together and enjoy family time in a relaxed and fun manner. Materials needed are not costly and some substitutions can be made. Make a cup of hot chocolate or cider and join us! Tuition $22.50 per person; Members $20.25 per person. For more info or to register, click here.

We want to see you!

If you’ve taken (or are taking) an online class with GAC, we’d love to see you at work! Please send us your pictures of you at your desk, kitchen table, studio – wherever you are creating art! It will be so interesting to see how you are making things work remotely. Please forward pictures to Lisa at (Thank you to watercolor student Karen Kramer!)

Sold Out but you can still do good!

The Soup for Good To Go event is sold out! However, you can still give much-needed support to the Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room through an event donation.

If you donate the ticket price ($30), you will be entered into the drawings for the handmade pottery bowls and Jacques Pepin cook books. You’ll also receive the recipe booklet and video message from Chef Pepin. If you win, we will contact you via email by December 6.

Your donations are so appreciated as GAC and CDR continue to navigate financial challenges during the COVID pandemic. Thank you so much for supporting these important shoreline non-profit organizations.

Event support generously provided by Panera Bread, Cate’s Sew Modern, and Shoreline Wine Merchants.

Stand Strong with GAC

Your support means more now than ever as we reopen our doors and serve our students and visitors with all the benefits of the arts during these most challenging times.

Thanks to our supporters, GAC provided free, virtual offering this spring, then a full summer of online classes, and even a virtual Craft Expo. Now we’re more ready-than-ever to benefit our community.

Going forward, you can make a significant impact on our GAC community during this time of reduced revenue from tuition and cancelled fundraising events. You can further bridge our financial gap and help us continue to provide programming.

To make a donation now in any amount click here.

You are the reason that GAC is surviving this period and looking toward better days ahead.
Thank you for your support and being part of our GAC community!

Thank you to our Business Sponsors

Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health
Madison Polymeric Engineering
Eder Brothers · GSB Savings Bank ·Monte Financial Group · The Stone Agency
Page Hardware & Appliance
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy ·
Ella Where She Shops · Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs · Ladd Capital Management · Shoreline Financial Advisors · William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Contacting GAC

Our office staff continue to work from home. The best way to contact us via email at (our Staff Directory is listed here) or to leave a message on the office phone (203) 453-5947. We check it regularly and will get back to you. If you are looking for your Zoom class information, please check your registration confirmation. It is listed there and the login codes remain consistent throughout the semester.