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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 »

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!


Mixed Media Drawing   1 comment

Image by thraxil on flickr

Learn to draw with pencils, pen, ink and watercolors. For beginners and more experienced students. Materials provided. Ages 18 +

April 12 – May 17          Fridays          10:30am-1:30pm

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205753, or call (317) 327-7135.

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

Posted March 26, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Drawing and Painting   Leave a comment

Drawing a portrait

In this class, instructor Dianna Porter works one-on-one with students in pencil, pastels, charcoal, oils, acrylics or watercolor. Dianna will give suggestions for subject matter and direction in skill development. Suggested supply lists are available. The GPAC has a limited number of easels and drawing boards available. $90 for 6 classes, $54 for Seniors/Students.

Jan 10 – February 14          Thursdays          6:00 – 9:00pm          Ages 16 +

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205682, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Feb 28 – Apr 4           Thursdays          6:00 – 9:00pm         Course # 205684
Apr 18 – May 23        Thursdays          6:00 – 9:00pm          Course # 205685

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

Posted December 28, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Register for 2013 Winter/Spring Classes   Leave a comment

photo by Skley on flickr

Did you know that for about $5 an hour you can get one-on-one instruction on how to draw? Instructor Tom Leavitt says, “I truly believe that anyone CAN draw and if you join me, I’ll prove it to you.” His class teaches composition, line, form, and perspective. Hop on over to PlayIndy and look up Anyone Can Draw!, Course #205751.

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Arts for All Outreach: Wet and Wacky Watercolors   Leave a comment


Guess what? Wet and Wacky Watercolors is back! The Arts for All Outreach team will be visiting several different park Family Centers this fall, bringing our popular painting activity!

Join us and experiment with different ways to use watercolors. We will use salt, rubber cement, saran wrap, and even glue! After you try out all of these methods, we invite you to create your own masterpiece using your favorite technique. This activity is free, and open to all ages (not just kids!).

Check the schedule below to find out when we’re coming to a park near you!

Each activity takes place on Tuesdays from 5 – 8 pm unless otherwise noted.

Sept 11         Christian

Sept 18         Windsor

Sept 25         Watkins

Oct 2             Rhodius

Oct 9             Douglass

Oct 16           Washington

Oct 23           Broad Ripple              11am – 2pm

Oct 23           Krannert

Nov 13          MGardens

Nov 20          Bethel

Nov 27          Riverside

Dec 4             Thatcher

Dec 11           Brookside

Posted September 6, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Having Fun with Watercolors!   Leave a comment

We’re having such a great time experimenting with watercolors in Arts for All, we wanted to share our techniques with you! Watch the video to learn how to make unique paintings with glue, salt, rubber cement, and plastic wrap. Feel free to share it with others!

Posted May 3, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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