InstructorRachel Egelston
Discover drawing, painting, sculpture, and everything in between. Students will learn foundational skills of visual art and design and will develop their own artistic voice while building their critical thinking skills. Extend your student’s learning beyond the classroom with this after-school… Read more
InstructorRachel Egelston
All materials provided

Don’t forget to bring a snack, a lunch, and a water bottle!

Monday, Nov 23: Art and craft: Fall luminaries, watercolor and ink shadow trees, printing with nature.
InstructorRachel Egelston
All materials provided

Don’t forget to bring a snack, a lunch, and a water bottle!

Tuesday, Nov 24: Let’s get crazy! We will create art in unusual ways by using fly swatters, marbles, pendulums, painting, and more.
InstructorRachel Egelston
All materials provided

Don’t forget to bring a snack, a lunch, and a water bottle!

Wednesday, Nov 25: Construction: Group Lego™ sculpture, make paper horse that walks, paper mosaic, twirling parrot.
InstructorRachel Egelston
Monday, Nov 30: Winter Art Project, how to create with oil pastels and watercolors, Decalcomania printing.
InstructorGayle Gerson

Are you ready to get serious about doing a series of artworks with a common thread? Participants will write journaling pages and then transform their ideas and images into a series of mixed media artwork exploring a common theme of their choosing. This weekly workshop is designed for artists who…

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It’s a muddy world for these mud slingers, mud daubers, and hairy potters. Explore ceramic art that’s hot from the kiln and into your hands. This exhibition brings together artists from across the Western Slope in both functional and sculptural ceramics at various levels of ability. Grand Junction…
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Gaze into the eyes of youthful faces wanting to tell their stories in this exhibition brought to you by photographer Nichole Montanez. Montanez captures the casual expressions of children at play, careless and joyful, all the while living with life-altering circumstances such as epilepsy, Dravet…
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The 73rd annual Brush and Palette exhibition will feature artwork by amateur, emerging, and professional artists. The juror for this exhibition is Ajay Gustafson. Gustafson’s current body of work brings together patterned surfaces and delicately painted objects and figures. There is a fusion…
InstructorAshtonn Means
Join ceramic artist Ashtonn Means in this demonstration-only Zoom- based workshop exploring mugs. This workshop will provide a glimpse into Ashtonn’s daily studio practice as she creates a mug from start to finish. This workshop will take you through the process of throwing the form; altering,… Read more
InstructorRachel Egelston
All materials provided
The following workshops are designed just for teens and present a variety of ways to approach art. Students learn different techniques and develop their own personal style.

Tuesday, Dec. 29 Ages 16-18: Portfolio Development: This workshop supports students… Read more
InstructorRachel Egelston
All materials provided
The following workshops are designed just for teens and present a variety of ways to approach art. Students learn different techniques and develop their own personal style.
InstructorRachel Egelston
Here is a chance to get your creative juices going! The Art Center of Western Colorado understands the challenges that are here during these uncertain times, so we would like to give you different opportunities to be creative. An Art in Motion box will give you a hands-on fun opportunity to create… Read more
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
InstructorRachel Egelston
Turn yourself or friends into a real live chia friend! 
Box includes: 
  • Expanding sponge, black sharpie (1), colored sharpies (6), scissors, chia seeds
  • Project and educational facts
  • instructional sheet
Boxes are available to order online or…
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News and Announcements

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 13:50

COVID-19 Precautions for Youth & Teens

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.