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Why You Should Have Your Birthday Party at the GPAC   Leave a comment

Birthday at the GPAC

It can be tricky coming up with a unique birthday party idea.  Your kids have had a bowling party, a skating party, a party at the mini golf place. You’ve been to some great restaurants with your significant other. Now you’re ready to do something different. Something really fun and unexpected.

Look no more. The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) has the perfect birthday package for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Fall 2013 Art Classes   Leave a comment

By Average Jane on flickr

Imagine a laid-back, studio setting with helpful and encouraging art instructors. We have kilns, clay tools, painting easels, drawing supplies, and plenty of space for your creative needs. We welcome students of all skill levels. Try out one of our classes and discover the artist in you. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted August 22, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes, News

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Youth Clay Handbuilding with Jude Odell   Leave a comment

Blue ceramic pot

Learn basic clay handbuilding skills including pinch, coil and slab building methods. Students will also learn glazing, clay studio safety and how their work gets fired in the kiln. Ages 6-12.

Sept 14 to Oct 19                Saturdays                    9:30 – 11:30am

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #213160, or call (317) 327-7135.

Posted August 20, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Project: ART Camp 2013   Leave a comment

Human Spirograph

Our first camp of the summer was titled Project: ART. We started the week with a game called “Clay Wars” where teams competed against each other with sculpting challenges such as “build the tallest tower in two minutes!” Campers then began working on scripts for their short films after discussing all of the necessary elements to create an interesting story.

Clay Wars

Writing scripts

We got down on the floor to create giant human spirograph drawings inspired by Tony Orrico.

Spirogrpah 2

Siprograph 1

Spirograph 3

Spirograph 4

Campers began filming after casting parts, gathering costumes, and setting scenes.

Filming

Applying makeup

Zombie Julia

Zombie Vivian

Zombie dinner

Campers also did a lot of painting, experimenting, paper cutting, game playing, and even tattooed some bananas!

Banana

Tattooing bananas

It was a great week with a great group of kids!

Zombie group

National Arts Program Closing Reception 2013   Leave a comment

2012 participant

Join us Saturday, July 27, from 2 – 4 pm for our National Arts Program Closing Reception and Award Ceremony. Live music and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to all ages.

Awards will be given by classification:

Adult (Amateur, Intermediate, and Professional)

3 – First Place Awards of $300

3 – Second Place Awards of $200

3 – Third Place Awards of $100

Youth/Teen (Youth 12 and under; Teen 13-18)

2 – First Place Awards of $75

2 – Second Place Awards of $50

2 – Third Place Awards of $25

  • A Best of Show Award of $300 will be presented.
  • Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
  • Each artist receives a Certification of Participation in the National Arts Program.

Posted July 2, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition   Leave a comment

Hoosier Women in Art Postcard

Join us for this eye-opening display of artwork in conjunction with the Hoosier Women in Music concert. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums.

Exhibition will open Saturday, June 8, and will be available for viewing during all regular GPAC open hours. A closing reception will be held Saturday, June 29, from 6-8PM, to coincide with the Hoosier Women in Music Signature Series Concert at the MacAllister Amphitheater that same evening.

High School Art Exhibition 2013   1 comment

HS Postcard

Join us in April as we showcase a collection of work by Indianapolis area High School students that will run concurrently with the Indiana Photographic Society annual exhibition. Works will include  Painting,  Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics or Sculpture.

Opening Reception

April 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Exhibition run

April 6 – June 1