Archive for January 2012

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance: 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass   Leave a comment

Glass Exhibit Postcard

Held in conjunction with the “Neo Natural” exhibit at The Conservatory, the mission of this exhibition is to enhance the development and recognition of Indiana’s glass artists and to increase awareness of glass as a fine art medium.  The show includes a diverse selection of glass pieces including traditional vessels and contemporary sculpture.  Join us in the Arts for All room to take part in hands-on creative family activities on Saturdays and Sundays.

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance Opening Reception

Jan 21 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance Exhibit

Jan 21 – Feb 26

Posted January 13, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, Exhibits, News

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Arts for All: Tissue Paper Stained Glass Windows   Leave a comment

Marc Chagall Tissue Paper Windows

January 21 – February 26

Explore the works of Marc Chagall, known for his dream-like paintings and stained glass installations. Create original stained “glass” windows using tissue paper and your imagination!

Following a discussion on Marc Chagall and the significance of symbols in artwork, participants will create symbols important to them on colored tissue paper. Once these symbols are adhered to a laminating pouch, we will scrunch blue tissue paper around them to create a stained glass effect. After sealing the pouch, participants will use a black marker and draw lines to section off different parts of the “stained glass window”. Then the artwork is ready to display!

All Ages / Free                   Saturdays Noon – 4pm, Sundays 1-5pm

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Posted January 12, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Winter Classes Begin   Leave a comment

paint palette

The first sessions of classes begin starting January 8th. For 2012, we are offering many new visual arts classes for all ages. The following class previews are only a few of many classes offered. For more information on new or preexisting classes, call us at 327-7135.

Jewelry: Cold Connections

Cold connections are jewelry making techniques in which metals and found objects are attached without the use of glues or soldering.  In this class make a pendant using several different cold connection methods including riveting, screwing with nuts and bolts, and attaching eyelets.

$30 for 3 classes plus a $10 supply kit fee.

Feb 9 – 23            Th           6:00-8:00pm                       Course # 179968

May 3 – 17           Th           6:00-8:00pm                       Course # 180098

T’ai Chi Chih

Gentle, easy-to-learn movements that circulate and balance the internal energy in each of us.  T’ai Chi Chih is not a martial art, but a moving meditation that promotes good health and joyful well-being.

$49 for 7 classes.  Ages 16 +

Feb 5 – Mar 25 (No Feb. 19)        Su           1:15-2:45pm       Course # 180448

Apr 1 – May 20 (No Apr. 8)           Su           1:15-2:45pm       Course # 180498

Contemporary Abstract Painting

Free your creative spirit is this exploration of color, texture and application styles. Led by local contemporary abstract artist Jennifer Kaye, you will build the confidence you need to attack that blank canvas without painting a single tree. Please bring a canvas no larger than 24×24 to the first night of class.

Ages 18+ / $75 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


2 – 4 pm


April 14 – May 19


2 – 4 pm


Creative Drama I, Ages 6-8

Books and familiar tales come alive as participants explore storytelling and story structure.  Stories are playfully staged, deconstructed and reinvented with the help of creative drama games and exercises.

$30 for 6 classes.

Feb 18 – Mar 24                                S              1:45-2:45 p.m.                   Course # 179335

Apr 14 – May 19                                 S              1:45-2:45 p.m.                   Course # 179337

Painting: Abstracting Nature

Students will use nature and organic forms to generate well-developed, ‘abstract’ paintings. By observing and recording some elements of a subject, students will learn when to improvise and when to veer from the literal. We will experiment with elements of design and composition and focus on the process of arriving at an image.

Ages 16+ / $60 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


Noon – 2 pm


April 14 – May 19


Noon – 2 pm


Saturday A.M. Art Kids- Let’s Make Books!

Does your aspiring artist like reading and paper crafts? Then bookmaking is just the class for them. In this class, young bookmakers will explore various ways of making a blank book that they can then fill with their words or art.

Ages 7 – 12 / $75 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


9:30 – 11:30 am


April 14 – May 19


9:30 – 11:30 am