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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 2013   Leave a comment

by Steve Snodgrass on flickr

If you work for the City of Indianapolis, you should read this.

Do you have a flair for photography? Do you like to work with clay? Is there someone in your family you consider artistically talented?

On behalf of the Garfield Park Arts Center and Indy Parks and Recreation, I would like to invite you to exhibit in The National Arts Program®. This show features artworks created by City of Indianapolis employees, retirees and their families as they compete for CASH prizes. Participation is completely free!

You can enter in any type of artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, or mixed media, you don’t have to pay anything, a nice reception will be held where people can admire your work, and you could win money!

Don’t have any artwork to display? No problem! Because you work for the City of Indianapolis, you get a 10% discount on many of the Garfield Park Art Center’s classes! You could register for a painting class this Summer, then enter a painting you did in class for the NAP exhibit. Not only are you learning a fun new skill, you also get to show it off and possibly win a prize!

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

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Summer Program Guide.

Want to learn more about photography? The Indiana Photographic Society meets at the GPAC every Wednesday at 7:00pm, and it’s free to attend!

So what are you waiting for? Show Indianapolis the artist in you! Register for NAP now!

 

A Charming Charm   Leave a comment

 

Image by JustJaynes on flickr

Participants create a uniquely shaped and decorated charm starting with a small lump of silver metal clay. The clay charm will then be fired in a kiln and emerge as fine silver (99.9% pure silver). $32 for 1 class.

Apr 09         Tueday        6:00 – 8:30pm          Ages 16 +

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205607, or call (317) 327-7135.

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

 

Posted March 17, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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More Art Classes!   Leave a comment

Paint Palette

Oh snap! You forgot to sign up for that art class you were thinking about last month. Well good news- the next session starts at the end of February! Check out the list of available classes below and register today:

Mixed Media Studio (Teen)

Intermediate Clay Handbuilding

T’ai Chi Chih

Beginning Clay Handbuilding

Drawing and Painting

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

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

Posted February 12, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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