Archive for September 2011

Winding River in Water Colors Class   Leave a comment

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You will be painting a beautiful fall landscape that includes a winding river leading back to autumn trees set in front of a soft sky.  This will be painted on a 16 x 20 water color board provided by the instructor. Additional $6 fee due at the time of class. $30/two classes.

Supplies: water color paints – white, burnt sienna, burnt umber, black, ultramarine blue, paynes gray, orange, sap green.  Bring a variety of different sized brushes.

October 14-21                          Fridays              1:00pm-4:00pm


Register online or call 327-7135.

Posted September 28, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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SALI Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition 2011   Leave a comment

The Garfield Park Arts Center in partnership with the Southside Art League is pleased to feature the winners of the annual Midwest National Abstract Art Competition.  Celebrating its seventh year, the exhibition has attracted artists from over 30 states.  Visit us Saturdays and Sundays in the Arts for All room as we create contour line drawings and wire sculptures.

Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition Opening Reception (Black Tie Optional)

October 1            Saturday             6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                 Free

Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition

Oct 1 – Nov 13                   Regular GPAC Hours                        Free

Posted September 22, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Exhibits, News

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Arts for All: Abstract Wire Sculptures   2 comments

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This October, the GPAC staff invites you and your family to create an abstract wire portrait of yourself! First, you’ll create a “blind contour drawing” without lifting your pencil or looking at your paper. Your drawing will be one long, unbroken line. Then, you will sculpt a three dimensional drawing using colorful telephone wire. Each portrait is unique, and wildly abstract!

Bring your family to Arts for All at the GPAC October 1 – November 13 on Saturdays and Sundays during open hours to participate in this activity. All children must be accompanied by an adult.



Posted September 21, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Beginning Jewelry Making   Leave a comment

Handmade Earrings

The next time someone compliments you on your necklace or earrings, you can say, “I made them myself!” This class will cover the tools and materials used for jewelry making and the basics for creating necklaces, earrings and bracelets. For $10 a class, artist Marti Icenogle will teach you how to create your own necklace, bracelet and earrings. All necessary tools and supplies provided by GPAC. $40 for 4 classes.

Oct 6-27               Thursday           6:00-8:00pm             Course#173907

Register online or call (317) 327-7135.

Posted September 20, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Garfield Poetry Circle   Leave a comment

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Explore the beauty of language through readings and discussion.  For enthusiasts or those new to reading and writing poetry, this group celebrates the artistry of poetic expression.  The group meets every third Sunday.  Ages 18+ / Free

September 18, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

October 16, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

November 20 (Autumn Art Fair!), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

December 18, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please call (317) 327-7135.

Posted September 18, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Visual Journaling 101   Leave a comment

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In this six week class, you will be introduced to techniques and tips for keeping a visual journal using primarily ink and paint. We will begin by discussing the various paper, paints and inks used for journaling. Then we will begin working on various journaling techniques that you can incorporate into your personal journal, including creating fabulous page backgrounds, laying out your journal page, adding text and much more.

$65 for 6 classes. No class Oct 16. Register online or call 327-7135.

Oct 2-Nov 13     Sundays     1:00-3:00pm     Course #173833

Posted September 13, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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National Arts Program Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony   Leave a comment

national-arts-logoWHAT: The National Arts Program is an exhibit of artworks created by City of Indianapolis employees, retirees and their families as they compete for cash prizes. Entries are judged in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth classifications. Awards will be announced at the Closing Reception.

WHERE: The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

COST: Free

Questions? Feel free to call us at 327-7135.

Posted September 12, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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