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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.


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!


Tattooing bananas

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

Zombie group

First Friday for Kids!   Leave a comment

Girl cutting cellophane

“Moooomm, I’m bored!”  Ever hear this when you take your kids to First Friday events? Why not give them something fun to do while you check out the galleries?

Drop them off at the Garfield Park Arts Center for a night of hands-on art activities! We’ll play games, watch movies, and create masterpieces. Materials and snacks will be provided. Prompt drop-off and pick-up required. Ages 6 – 12. $12/event. Additional Sibling $10.

Friday, June 7


Call 327-7135 or register online under Course #209478.

After you and your child have enjoyed First Friday fun, stick around for our Bike-In Movie!

Posted May 24, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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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!


Pop In to Make a Pop-Up!   Leave a comment

Boy with pop up face

Are you a fan of pop-up books? Have you ever wondered how they are made? Head on over to the Arts for All room and join us for some 3D fun! We’ll show you how to make a drawing look like it’s coming off the page and make creatures with mouths that open and close. All materials provided, just bring your imagination!

Girl with pop-up creature

Boy with pop-up

Boy with pop-up eye

Posted April 12, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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2013 Summer Arts Camps   2 comments

Painting camper

Time to sign up for summer camp! We have four exciting day camps to offer at the GPAC this summer. Register now– our camps fill up fast! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 15, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Call to Artists: Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition   Leave a comment

Judith Leyster

This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater.  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. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013.

Female artists are invited to create and submit 2-3 works of original art for this exhibition.  There is no cost to submit. 


  • Original works must be no larger than 48” x 60” for 2-D and 36” x 60” for 3-D and ready to hang or install.
  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing Lesley Meier at by May 4, 2013.  Or mail to The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203.  Please include your name, address, phone number, email, a brief description of your work and a short bio. Please also include 3 samples of your work, either attached to the email or on a CD.
  • Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2013.
  • All works must be on site at the GPAC no later than Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 4pm.
  • The GPAC is a family friendly venue and reserves the right to refuse any work that is deemed inappropriate.

Questions? Please contact:

Lesley Meier, GPAC Manager


Tina Lynch Wilson and Neil Hottle Exhibition   Leave a comment

"Entry" by Tina Lynch Wilson

“Entry” by Tina Lynch Wilson

As a surrealist collage artist, Tina’s artwork will take you to landscapes filled with colors and patterns of Asia. Neil shares an affinity for bold colors as he uses paint to depict abstracted forms. Join us for free collage art activities on Saturdays in the Arts for All room. Closed 2/19 and 3/29.

Feb 02 – Mar 30                    Regular GPAC hours                    Free

Posted January 26, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Exhibits

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