Art Center membership can get you free admission to hundreds of museums, nationwide! The Art Center has served as one of the Grand Valley's most valuable cultural resources for over 50 years. We have grown and thrived over the years because people like you.
Join in the fun and serve as a volunteer at The Art Center! There are a variety of activities and programs, hours of service and days of the week that are the perfect combination for you and The Art Center. Help us out.
This Homeschool program is designed to meet the needs of the homeschool community by offering art classes that address art standards. There is a balance of open-ended artistic expression and creative process in the format of these classes. The classes will explore a variety of different art…Read more
Friday, May 14: STEAM - Fiber art constellations, conceptual art project inspired by Sol LeWitt, kinetic art, and more.
May 24-28: 3-D Adventures
• Found objects
• Sculpture in the round and bias relief
• Drawing techniques to make 2-D Artwork appear 3-D using pencil, charcoal, markers and color pencils
June 1-4: Nature Week
4 days, skipping May 31, Memorial Day
(Camp will be at The Botanical Gardens Wednesday, June 3)
Explore the natural world to find eco-friendly inspiration
June 7-11: STEAM
- NASA inspired projects
- Chromatography tie dye
- Design a vessel for an egg drop off The Art Center
- Design a S’more solar oven
- Spinner toys
- Create your own plastic for a casting
- Force and motion…
Every month, The Art Center is proud to host an art showcase featuring student artwork from District 51. Thunder Mountain Elementary students' artworks are currently on display for the month of April. Art Teacher: Maja Sommersted
Sponsored by The Art Center Guild April 12-24 “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” -Pablo Picasso Join The Art Center for this annual three-week exhibit showcasing artwork by District 51 students. With over 400 works, both by individual artists…
Turn yourself or friends into a real live chia friend!
Ages 13 and up
Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques: This workshop is perfect for teens looking to develop the foundational skills of drawing and painting. Teens will use their observational skills and gain familiarity with diverse media (such as…Read more
Here is a chance to get your creative juices going! The Art Center of Western Colorado understands the challenges that are here during these uncertain times, so we would like to give you different opportunities to be creative. An Art in Motion box will give you a hands-on fun opportunity to…Read more
Ages 15 and up
Experimental Fashion: Teens will explore traditional and non-traditional fashion design, including sketching concepts, and bring them to fruition, making anything from everyday clothing items to cosplay. Multiple sewing and fabricating…Read more
Instructor Brooke Safken-Bartholomew (Instructor at Colorado Mesa University, MA Illustration)
Ages 14 and up
Learn how to draw heroes, villains, monsters, and props for comic books and manga! This workshop covers basic anatomy, style, and idea generation through step-by-step…Read more
Ages 15 and up
Watercolor Exploration: Watercolor is a classic painting medium that builds upon drawing skills while also incorporating color theory. The foundations of watercolor painting and color mixing will be explored as teens are introduced to a…Read more
News and Announcements
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 13:50
COVID-19 Precautions for Youth & Teens
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 13:53
This is a recording of the Arts and Culture Forum for Grand Junction City Council candidates recorded Tuesday, March 16 via Zoom.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, The Art Center is temporarily closed. We will be opening on a limited-access basis beginning June 5!
Thank you for your patience and continued support.