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Spring Registration; Open Mic; Shop Easter; New Gallery Work; Paint LARGE

Spring Semester Registration

Spring semester registration is open! Many classes begin the first week of April, so make sure to register soon. You can view the spring catalog and link directly to the registration page, or use the search page and sort by different categories. All registrations should be done online. Questions? Contact



In the Gallery: New Haven Paint & Clay Club Exhibit

The gallery is filled with a dynamic array of paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces, each offering a unique perspective and narrative. From traditional landscapes to abstract compositions, the artworks on display promise to ignite imagination, provoke thought, and evoke emotional resonance. Click here for more info. The NHP&CC exhibit will be open from March 18 – April 12. All are welcome to the free Opening Reception on Sunday, March 24 from 1:00-3:00pm. The gallery is open 7 days a week. Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm.


Ready to paint LARGE?

Saturday, April 6, 10:30am-3:30pm
Instructor: Leonard Moskowitz

This one-day workshop is an opportunity to paint a 30″x30″ canvas. A guided “paint along”, great for any level experience; including those who wish to stretch their skills through working larger, and those who are new to painting. There will be a lot of room for playfulness. In addition, all materials (canvas, paint, brushes, etc.) will be provided and are included in the workshop fee, so just bring yourself! Fee payable with tuition $30.

Tuition $145.00 Members $130.50. REGISTER



New Photography Workshops

8 Wednesdays beginning April 3
Instructor: Melanie Stengel
Learn about digital camera settings and how to use them to be express your creativity. The goal is to get the most from your digital camera and develop your photographic eye. Students need a digital SLR camera (not a point and shoot).

Tuition $208.00 Members $187.20.

Sunday, April 21
Instructor: Bruce Dunbar
Learn to take full advantage of all the capabilities of your iPhone camera. We’ll start with photography basics; focus, control and exposure. No experience necessary!

Tuition $120.00 Members $108.00

Saturday, June 8
Instructor: Bruce Dunbar
In this 4-hour session, learn to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera controls creatively. Topics will include how to use shutter speed, aperture and ISO to create the effect you want in your images. Basic principles of composition and design will be covered.

Tuition $120.00 Members $108



Sweet Easter Items in the Shop

The Shop is open 7 days a week.
Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.
GAC members receive 10% off purchases.



April 5 – Literary Open Mic Night at GAC

GAC is hosting a Literary Open Mic, Friday April 5 from 7PM – 9PM. GAC will welcome special guest Bookish Babes and Brews for a “Blind Date with a Book” that will coincide with the event.

The Literary Open Mic Night is a collaborative effort between Guilford Art Center and local social media influencer duo, Bookish Babes & Brews. This unique event aims to provide a platform for writers of all genres and backgrounds to showcase their work in a supportive and inclusive environment.Sign-ups start at 7, with performances by 7:30.

Performers are invited to read an example of their own written work of poetry, prose, short stories and excerpts from novels, but are also welcome to perform work written by someone else. Performance slots will be up to 10min long. Writers interested in participating are encouraged to sign up in advance; registrations are also accepted at the event. To register or for more information, please contact or call (203) 453-5947.



Patchwork Project is Complete

The final Patchwork Project is now on display in the hallway of our school! Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of this project, and create alongside each other. We could not do what we do without our wonderful community!



Save the Date: Designers Circus

Ready for some fresh spring fashion? Come shop at everyone’s favorite pop-up! Our friends from Designers Circus will be ready to show you all the new spring fashions in the GAC gallery on April 18-20. Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. Shop clothing at 50-90% below boutique prices.