Archive for March 2012

Papel Picado Workshop   Leave a comment

GPAC table in front of papercuts

Papel Picado Workshop

Students will work with artist Beatriz Vasquez Schlebecker to learn the basics of paper cutting and create their own.   Papel Picado literally means ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper. This traditional cut paper folk art is found throughout Mexico and the former colonies of Spain as well as in the folk traditions of many other countries. Participants under the age of 18 must utilize scissors instead of X-acto™ knives.

$50 for 6 classes.

Apr 15 – May 20                Sundays           3:30-5:00pm       Course #180349

Register online for this workshop, call (317) 327-7135, or visit the GPAC.

Check out some of the work past participants have made:

Papel Picado at Rhodius Park

Papel Picado at Bethel Park

Papel Picado at Garfield Park

Posted March 22, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Drawing and Painting – All Levels   Leave a comment

Photo credited to Auntie P on flickr

Have you been curious about painting? Do you want to learn some basic drawing techniques? Perhaps you just want to brush up on your skills. We have a course that offers all of this for under $10 a class!

In this class the instructor works one-on-one with students in their preferred media: dry media, oils, acrylics or watercolor.  The instructor, Dianna Porter, will give suggestions for subject matter, direction in skill development and individualized instruction at the student’s level.  If you have no experience it is suggested that you begin with drawing.  Suggested supply lists are available.  The GPAC has a limited number of easels and drawing boards available.

$54 for 6 classes.

April 19 – May 24              Th           6:00-9:00pm       Course # 179659

Register online or call (317) 327-7135.

Posted March 17, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Last weekend for ‘The Taming of the Shrew’!   Leave a comment

The Garfield Shakespeare Company’s presentation of The Taming of the Shrew drew large crowds to the GPAC last weekend. If you haven’t seen the show yet, put your name on the reservation list now! Seats are limited, and they are filling up fast. Don’t miss out!

Photo by Joe Konz

The Garfield Shakespeare Company Presents The Taming of the Shrew

Widely considered Shakespeare’s fastest-moving and funniest play, The Taming of the Shrew is the original battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy.  In the play, the headstrong Kate is courted by  fortune-hunter Petruchio who is equally strong-willed.  They engage in wild antics attempting to break the other’s will even while falling in love.  Presented indoors at the Garfield Park Arts Center.  Reservations can be made by visiting the GPAC or by calling 327-7135.

March 16 & 17 at 7:00
March 18 at 2:00

Posted March 14, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

Vintage Movie Night: Vampire Bat (1933)   Leave a comment

Vampire Bat poster

This winter and spring, join film historian Eric Grayson as he presents “Fallen Stars,” a film series featuring actors who were ostracized from Hollywood.

The Vampire Bat (1933) Featuring Lionel Atwill

When the villagers of Klineschloss start dying of blood loss, the town fathers suspect a resurgence of vampirism. While police inspector Karl remains skeptical, scientist Dr. von Niemann cares for the vampire’s victims one by one, and suspicion falls on simple-minded Herman Gleib because of his fondness for bats. A blood-thirsty mob hounds Gleib to his death, but the vampire attacks don’t stop.

A top British actor, Atwill had been cast as leads through the 1930s. He had a reputation for holding wild parties, one of which resulted in Atwill being arrested and shunned from mainstream Hollywood.

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm


Buy a movie pass and see 6 movies for the price of 5, plus free popcorn!

Questions? Call us at (317) 327-7135.

Posted March 8, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events

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A Closer Look at Mexican Paper Cutting   Leave a comment

Krannert  Park

Who knew cutting paper could be so much fun? The Arts for All Outreach team and artist Beatriz Vasquez-Schlebecker have been visiting family centers all over Indianapolis, bringing this unique experience, known as Papel Picado, to community members of all ages. Here are some snapshots of participants and their amazing artwork! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 2, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All, News

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