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Arts for All: Take It or Weave It   Leave a comment

Coat Hanger Weaving

 

Discover your creative side! Families are invited to join us on Saturdays in the Arts for All room to explore performance, visual and language arts through fun, hands-on activities. Arts for All engages participants more deeply with the GPAC’s exhibits. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

One of the oldest art forms in the world, weaving is simple, fun, and has endless possibilities. Join the fun as we weave on coat hangers, cups, plates, hula hoops, and even tree branches!

Saturdays, 12 – 4pm

July 6 – 27

Posted July 16, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Fantastic Felt Faces   1 comment

Mom and Baby Portrait

If you haven’t made a face out of felt, you haven’t lived! The vivid colors capture your eye, and the way the felt sticks together makes it easy to arrange the perfect composition. We have several templates for hair, features, and accessories, or you can come up with your own designs. Stop by the Arts for All room on Saturdays from 12 -4pm now through the end of March to make your own silly face! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 6, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Silk Scarf Workshop   Leave a comment

Silk Scarf Workshop

Join instructor Stephanie Lewis Robertson in this hands-on workshop where you will create masterful scarves that you can take home. You will explore 2-3 techniques over the course of the evening. $30 for 1 class.

Feb 21          Thursday          6:00 – 9:00pm          Ages 16 +

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205610, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Apr 11           Thursday          6:00 – 9:00pm         Course # 205611
May 30         Thursday          6:00 – 9:00pm          Course # 205612

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

Posted February 6, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Arts for All: Artist Trading Cards   1 comment

ATC photo credited to Sarabbit on flickr

If you were asked to show your artistic “essence” on a 4X6-inch card, what might it look like?  In September we are challenging your family to create miniature works of art out of a variety of fun materials.  Once you do, we invite you to take one home and donate another for our Trading Card Exhibit.

Bring your family to Arts for All at the GPAC Sept 3 -25 on Saturdays and Sundays during open hours to participate in this activity. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Posted August 30, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Native American Heritage Day Exhibit   Leave a comment

NAHD Exhibit Ad

Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting a special weekend exhibit to coincide with the Native American Heritage Day Festival  presented by the Indiana Native American Cultural and Educational Association Saturday August 27, 2011. This exhibit will feature a stunning blend of time-honored traditions and contemporary techniques. Works on display will include textiles, beadwork, basketry, pottery, paintings and more. The exhibit will be on display Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, 2011.

Visitors to the festival will not only have the opportunity to peruse the many artisan booths outside, but will be able to come in out of the heat to browse the GPAC’s main gallery, where the Native American Heritage Day Festival Exhibit will be on display.

Posted August 14, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events, Exhibits

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Asian Arts & Artists Exhibition 2011   Leave a comment

Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC): Call to Artists for Asian Arts & Artists Exhibition

Asian Arts & Artists Exhibit postcard

This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting an Asian Arts & Artists Exhibition to compliment the annual Asian Fest presented by the Asian American Alliance. Works on display will include examples of the vibrant, exotic visual arts of Asia.  From India to Japan to the Philippines, many rich cultural treasures will be represented.  This exhibit will feature a blend of time-honored traditions and contemporary techniques. Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 4th – July 24th, 2011, opening with the festival which takes place on the west lawn. Read the rest of this entry »