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Arts for All Outreach: Dancing like the Stars   1 comment

Dancing kids

The Garfield Park Arts Center is getting ready for this season’s Arts for All Outreach program! People of all ages are invited to join us at Indy Parks Family Centers around the city to explore performance, visual and language arts through fun, hands-on activities.

Dancing Like the Stars

Have some active fun as you sample classical ballet, modern, jazz and hip hop dance styles with teaching artist Nicole Hargro.  Check the schedule below to find out when Nicole will be visiting a park near you!

Each program is from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

  1. Jan 14    Krannert
  2. Feb 11   Riverside
  3. Feb 25   Broad Ripple
  4. Mar 4    Windsor Village
  5. Mar 11  Rhodius
  6. Apr 15   Brookside
  7. Apr 22   Christian
  8. Apr 29   Thatcher
  9. May 6    Washington

No registration required, open to all ages, and it’s absolutely free! Drop in any time during the 2 hour program.

Questions? Feel free to give us a call (317) 327-7135.

Posted January 7, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All, Events, News

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Spooky Fun at Garfield Park!   Leave a comment

Spooky GPAC!

We’d like to thank everyone that braved the cold weather to come out to Garfield Park for our annual Ghoulish Garfield! Here were some of our favorite moments at the GPAC: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 3, 2012 by GPAC Arts in News

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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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Beat the Winter Blues at the GPAC!   Leave a comment

Winter and spring in Indiana can be unpredictable and crazy, but when the weather outside  is frightful, you can count on the Garfield Park Arts Center to provide indoor entertainment. In addition to our free exhibits, meetings, events, and Arts For All programs, we offer many classes for all ages.
Why not register for a class to keep this season fun?

If you are interested in a class, call us at 327-7135 for more details. When you are ready to register, you can do so online via Indy Parks, on the phone with us (327-7135) or through customer service (327-PARK), or in person at the GPAC. Please register in advance!

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to find up to the minute happenings for classes and programs.

The following featured classes currently have registration and would benefit from having you there too:

Preschool Visual Arts Sampler

Bring your youngest artists in their messiest art clothes and leave the clean-up to us. Preschoolers play with paint, dabble in drawing, create with clay and so much more. Parents are welcome to work with their child. Be prepared to get very messy each week in this dynamic art class.

Ages 4 – 6 / $40 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


10:30 – 11:30 am


Creative Drama I

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.

Ages 6 – 8 / $30 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


1:45 – 2:45 pm


Anyone Can Draw!

Instructor Tom Leavitt says, ‘I truly believe that and if you join me, I’ll prove it to you during the course of this class.’ Learn about composition, line, form and perspective. Pencils (charcoal and graphite) and vine charcoal will be used. All materials will be provided.

Ages 18+ / $95 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 24 – March 30


9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Arts for All Outreach: Mexican Paper Cutting   Leave a comment

Paper cutting

The GPAC Arts for All Outreach staff and teaching Artist Beatriz Vasquez-Schlebecker are teaming up to bring a fun, hands-on arts activity to your neighborhood.  Beatriz is a Mexican American artist who specializes in the beautiful, traditional Mexican folk art known as “papel picado” wherein elaborate designs are created by cutting delicate and colorful paper.  All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.


All programs are Tuesdays 5-8:00 except where noted:

Jan 24                    Christian

Jan 31                    Watkins

Feb 7                     Krannert

Feb 14                   Windsor

Feb 21                   Rhodius

Feb 28                   Broad Ripple (1-4PM)

Mar 6                    Washington

Mar 13                  Municipal Gardens

Mar 20                  Bethel

Apr 10                   Brookside

Apr 17                   Douglass

Apr 24                   Thatcher

May 4                    Riverside (Celebrate the Arts event 6-8PM)

Questions? Give us a call at (317) 327-7135.

Posted January 16, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All, News

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Christmas at Garfield Recap   Leave a comment

Everyone had a jolly ol’ time for Christmas at Garfield last Saturday. Read the rest of this entry for a recap of the festivities at the Garfield Park Arts Center.

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Posted December 14, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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100 Years Exhibit: Opening Reception Recap   Leave a comment

After lots of work putting together the 100 Years of Indy Parks exhibit, we had a blast at the opening reception last Saturday evening. We had an excellent turnout. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Continue reading to check out some photos of the opening reception as well as an interview on Indy Style.

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Posted December 9, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All, Events, Exhibits, News

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