Art Center membership can get you free admission to hundreds of museums, nationwide! The Art Center has served as one of the Grand Valley's most valuable cultural resources for over 50 years. We have grown and thrived over the years because people like you.
Join in the fun and serve as a volunteer at The Art Center! There are a variety of activities and programs, hours of service and days of the week that are the perfect combination for you and The Art Center. Help us out.
May 24-28: 3-D Adventures
• 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
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
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…
June 14-18: Let’s Create
- Nail polish pour art
- Oil pastels
- Community installation
Classes are broken down by ages 5-7 and 8-13. Classes are…Read more
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,…
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…
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.
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…Read more
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.
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
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.
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.