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Spring Registration Opens 8 pm Tonight; New Gallery Exhibit Opens Friday

Spring Semester Registration

Register online at 8 pm tonight for all classes and workshops in our spring semester! Our online registration for spring semester will begin tonight at 8 pm when we open registration for ALL classes and workshops. This includes all offerings for adults, youth and teens. 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



New Haven Paint & Clay Club Exhibit: Opens Friday in Gallery

The New Haven Paint & Clay Club (NHP&CC), with its rich legacy and commitment to fostering artistic excellence, brings together a community of passionate painters and sculptors. It showcases the work of its members and regional artists through annual exhibitions, and actively supports and promotes the visual arts in the greater New Haven area and beyond.

The NHP&CC will fill the GAC gallery with mixed media works from March 18 – April 12. It promises to captivate art enthusiasts with its diverse range of artistic expressions from local and regional artists.

The art and awards for the Club’s open juried show this year were selected by Professor Kathryn Meyers from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She chose pieces in a wide variety of styles and media, well representing the traditional and contemporary works common to NHP&CC shows and its permanent collection.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to encounter 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.



Winter Semester Workshops

Discover Silver Metal Clay
Saturday, March 16, 10am-3:30pm
Silver Metal Clay looks and feels like clay but is actually pure silver in an organic binder. You will learn all the basic information and techniques for forming, surface texturing, firing, and finishing. Flush setting of lab grown gemstones will also be covered, and (optional) inexpensive stones can be purchased in class. Great for beginners, jewelry students, clay artists, bead makers, and others! You will have the opportunity to finish and take home your unique pieces of fine silver jewelry. Come and discover the many design possibilities of this exciting material. Materials fee of $100.00 is payable to instructor at class and includes silver clay, use of tools, supplies and handouts. Tuition $170.00 Members $153.0

War Hammer Session B
Saturday-Sunday March 16-17 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In this workshop students will hot punch holes in 1 ¼” round bar, split the face of the hammer and then forge a spike off the back end. Heat treat and hickory handles…then some testing on a steel drum! Fee payable with tuition $60.00. Tuition $350.00 Members $315.00



In the Shop
We have a new delivery to announce! Come see a wide range of sweet handknitted baby booties and hats. The Shop is open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. GAC members receive 10% off purchases.



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.



Teen Art Club

The Art Club’s is collaborating with a high school student-led organization from Woodbridge called Restoring Rainbows. The groups will be combining their efforts at the end of this month to make “marker drive” donation boxes, with the intention of collecting dried out markers around our campus. Founded in September 2023, high school students Grace Millard and Jordan Chen teamed up on a sustainable endeavor to recycle dried up markers and turn them into new art supplies for hospitals, shelters, and schools in under-resourced neighborhoods! Learn more about their mission at