Spring & Summer News, Student Exhibition & Wedding Gifts


Need activities for kids next week?
Register now for vacation workshops for youth and teens held April 12-16. We are offering two different sessions each day that are tailored for younger and older age groups. Sessions for ages 9+ are 10am-11:30am; sessions for ages 13+ are 1:30 – 3:30pm. Sign up now for one (or all!) of these daily on-campus sessions. See full details and info on our website.
Monday April 12: Paper Quilling
Register: 9+ class; 13+ class
Tuesday April 13: Beading (bracelets & earrings)
Register: 9+ class: 13+ class
Wednesday, April 14: Shell Crafts
Thursday, April 15: Spring Sock Gnome
Register: 9+ class; 13+ class
Friday, April 16: Friendship Bracelets
Spring Semester Classes & Workshops
While many classes began last week, there are still plenty to come – and workshops too! Take a look at our online catalog here, or head straight to the registration page. There are so many options for kids, teens (you can be 13 or older and take an adult class) and kids.
Summer Youth Program Registration Opens April 12
Our summer youth program will offer weekly sessions from June 21 – August 20 for children ages 5 – 12 years and teens. Registration will be online only. 
The summer program features weekly on-campus sessions; youth can attend half-day or full-day. Bridge care will be available. There will also be weekend workshops and online workshops offered throughout the summer. 
Classes and workshops are available in a variety of mediums, including beading, jewelry making, leather working, metalsmithing, painting, paper arts (paper quilling), pottery (hand-building and potters’ wheel), recycled material art, shell crafts, sculpture, weaving and special interest online workshops in drawing and mixed media. Teen classes include blacksmithing, leatherworking and stained glass. 
Financial aid is available; applications can be found at and are due June 11.
Full listings of all classes, registration, and financial aid information can be found here or download the Summer Youth Program 2021 Catalog now.
Call for Artists for GAC Student Gallery Exhibition
GAC will hold a student exhibition in the gallery, June 25 – July 31. All students who have taken a GAC class between September 2019 and June 2021 are invited to participate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new student or experienced – you are encouraged to share your work with our supportive arts community.
Click here for more information and submission form.
Beautiful wedding gifts that are as unique as the couple!
The Shop
Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases!
Aren’t heading out yet? You can shop online and have items shipped or pickup curbside.
Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors
Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Madison Polymeric Engineering 
Eder Brothers · Monte Financial Group · The Stone Agency
Page Hardware & Appliance 
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · 
Ladd Capital Management · Shoreline Financial Advisors · William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty