InstructorRachel Egelston

May 24-28: 3-D Adventures

• Clay
• Papier-mâché
• Found objects
• Sculpture in the round and bias relief
• Drawing techniques to make 2-D Artwork appear 3-D using pencil, charcoal, markers and color pencils
• Giant-…

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InstructorRachel Egelston

June 1-4: Nature Week
4 days, skipping May 31, Memorial Day

(Camp will be at The Botanical Gardens Wednesday, June 3)  

Explore the natural world to find eco-friendly inspiration  

InstructorRachel Egelston

June 7-11: STEAM

  • NASA inspired projects
  • Chromatography tie dye 
  • Design a vessel for an egg drop off The Art Center
  • Design a S’more solar oven 
  • Spinner toys
  • Create your own plastic for a casting 
  • Force and motion…
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InstructorRachel Egelston

June 14-18: Let’s Create

  • Clay 
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Batik
  • Nail polish pour art 
  • Oil pastels
  • Community installation

Classes are broken down by ages 5-7 and 8-13. Classes are…

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InstructorRachel Egelston

June 21-25: Animal Week Returns

  • Learn how to draw from live animal models
  • Create artwork like Laurel Birch cats and The Blue Dog 
  • Stone Pets and their environment 
  • Monster drawings
  • Animal sculptures
  • Pastel unicorns,…
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InstructorRachel Egelston

June 28-July 2: Art Around America - Celebrate Independence Day Through Art

  • Native American pottery
  • Mixed media cityscapes
  • Jasper Johns flags 
  • Printmaking inspired by Robert Indiana 
  • Black History Artist: Alma Woodsey Thomas…
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Light Studies David Lord Photography An Exhibition of Photography by David Lord May 12 – June 25 In an era that seems to be dominated by computers, my work is proof that expensive camera equipment and computer editing are still not necessary to create original, one-of-a-kind photographic works of…
Contemporary 2021 Art of the Still An Exhibition of Still Lifes Juried by Eric Elliott May 12 – June 25 June 26, 9am-4pm: PICK-UP for hand-delivered artwork June 28: begin return shipping   The Art of the Still is a national juried exhibition featuring artists from a variety of mediums with a…
InstructorGayle Gerson

Saturday & Sunday, August 21 & 22, 10am-2pm

Create a large format abstract artwork (20" x 30" or larger) using bits and pieces of papers and found images. Particular attention will be paid to principles of design and composition.

InstructorRachel Egelston

Instructor TBA
Ages 13 and up

Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques: This workshop is perfect for teens looking to develop the foundational skills of drawing and painting. Teens will use their observational skills and gain familiarity with diverse media (such as…

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InstructorGayle Gerson

Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13, 10am-2pm

Create a decollage artwork in large-format (20" x 30" or larger). Techniques include mindful layering of a related collection of collage elements and tearing off to reveal meaning and composition.

InstructorSandi Breckman

Ages 15 and up

Watercolor Exploration: Watercolor is a classic painting medium that builds upon drawing skills while also incorporating color theory. The foundations of watercolor painting and color mixing will be explored as teens are introduced to a variety of…

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InstructorGayle Gerson

Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18, 10am-2pm

Create a large format landscape (20" x 30" or larger) using painted papers and found images in a series of layers.

InstructorRachel Egelston
Box includes canvas, crazy scissors, glue, fabric, tempera paint, markers, pencil, magazine pages, watercolor paper, matboard, eraser, newspaper, glass tiles, pinecones, rocks, long pods from a Catapala tree, yarn, feathers, and more. There is a Zentangle Learning sheet, collage examples, and ideas… Read more

News and Announcements

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 13:50

COVID-19 Precautions for Youth & Teens

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 13:53
This is a recording of the Arts and Culture Forum for Grand Junction City Council candidates recorded Tuesday, March 16 via Zoom.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, The Art Center is temporarily closed. We will be opening on a limited-access basis beginning June 5!
Thank you for your patience and continued support.