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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,…
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…
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…Read more
July 5-9: Art Around the World
This is your ticket to a whirlwind art adventure! Each day comprises the discovery of a new continent or country: Africa, Mexico, Japan, India and Panama
Instructor Brooke Safken-Bartholomew (Instructor at Colorado Mesa University, MA Illustration)
Ages 14 and up
Learn how to draw heroes, villains, monsters, and props for comic books and manga! This workshop covers basic anatomy, style, and idea generation through step-by-step…Read more
Click here for a virtual tour of this exhibition! 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…
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…
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.
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.
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.