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Small Work Big Power, Liquid Art, Time for Spring Registration

Liquid Art: A Gallery/Cocktail Party at GAC
Friday, March 6, 6-8:30 pm featuring CT Breweries, Cideries & Distilleries

Raise your spirits – and support the arts – at GAC’s cool mid-winter party, Liquid Art. We’re celebrating the art of CT’s breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Come sample small batch libations, including Deep River Distillery of Chester, Fifth State Distillery of Bridgeport, Owls Brew Boozy Tea of Beacon Falls, Spoke + Spy Ciderworks of Middletown and Stewards of the Land Brewery, of Northford (more to be announced soon!). Enjoy fabulous bar bites, live jazz music, silent auction, and GAC student art exhibition. Tickets $35 in advance: $40 at the doorPurchase tickets here.

“Small works can have as much power as large ones.” – Joan Killion
Opening Reception, Friday, January 31, 5-7pm. Free & open to the community.


Time for Spring Classes

We can’t believe it either. It’s time to register for your spring classes already! Online registration opens on Sunday, February 2 at 8 pm. Click here for online registrationYou can find a list of classes on the registration site; online PDF and print catalogs will be coming out soon.

February Workshops


Feb 1-2 Introduction to the Hand Forged Blade

Feb 15-16 The War Hammer

Feb 22-24 Tongs, T-Tongs, Tongs!

Feb 29-Mar 1 Forging a Ladle


Feb 14 Couples Pottery for Valentine’s Day


Feb 15 Stitched Narratives


Feb 8-9 Lamp Worked Glass Beads


Feb 1 Intro to Sandcasting Techniques

Feb 16 Precious Metal Clay Rings & More

Feb 29 Making Flatware


Feb 22 Watercolor for Absolute Beginners


Feb 29 Photographing Artwork


Feb 1 Color Theory

Feb 2 Upcycled Vintage Button Brooch

Feb 23 Loosen Up! Mindful Movement & Intuitive Painting


Feb 8 Winter Snow Babies (ages 5+)

Feb 9 American Girl Valentine’s Day Crafts and Tea (ages 6+)

Feb 17 (vacation workshop) Painting

Feb 18 (vacation workshop) Clay Explorations

open 7 days a week

Lisa Gent Handcrafted Jewelry
We have new pieces and classic favorites. Perfect gifts for your Valentine.

Summer Youth Program Coordinator Needed

GAC seeks a coordinator to help steward our summer youth program. This is an ideal professional opportunity for a college student, recent graduate, or high school upperclassman with an interest in art, education, or a related field, and a chance to spend the summer working with kids in a creative environment.

This part-time, paid position runs for 8 weeks: June 29-August 21, 2020, 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 8:30-1:30pm, with possible additional planning time before these dates.

For more details, and to apply for the position, please send a note of interest and resume to No phone calls please.



GAC Adult Student Exhibit 2020
Show dates: Feb 21 – March 6
Receiving dates: Feb 13-14

Open to all adult students who have taken a class between Sept 2018 and January 2020; show up to two pieces of artwork created in a GAC class, or as a result of study in a GAC class Click here for more info and CFE download

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Fiber Forward 2020: biennial exhibition
Show Dates: June 12 – July 19, 2020
Entry Date: April 24, 2020
Click here for more info and CFE download


Jan 31 Opening Reception; Joan Killion Memorial Exhibition

Feb 21 Opening Reception; GAC Adult Student Show

March 6 Liquid Art Cocktail & Gallery Party

March 13 Opening Reception; Northeast Glass Juried Exhibition