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Play with color – edible color wheel, acrylic paint pouring, Jackson Pollock
Experience an entire day of in-depth art exploration! Projects range from drawing, painting, and sculpture to process art, and more, through hands-on learning. Each day has open-ended creative exploration with…Read more
Discover the art side of LEGOS, how to draw with depth, watercolor
Experience an entire day of in-depth art exploration! Projects range from drawing, painting, and sculpture to process art, and more, through hands-on learning. Each day has open-ended creative exploration with art…Read more
Different STEAM-related projects
Experience an entire day of in-depth art exploration! Projects range from drawing, painting, and sculpture to process art, and more, through hands-on learning. Each day has open-ended creative exploration with art instruction. Children enjoy learning,…Read more
Session 1: Sept 2, 16, 23, 30: Drawing techniques, batik bandana, clay treasure box
Welcome to the wonderful world of art! After School series is geared toward any child who loves to draw, paint, and use a variety of material. Join in the fun! Ages 5-12; all materials provided.
Escape into the world of clay. Students learn the basics of hand-building, then dive into the skills needed to throw fundamental forms which have been used through the ages. At times Gary will provide pre-thrown pots for students to practice glazing. Come relax and tap into your right brain.…Read more
This course is for both beginner and intermediate students. Beginners focus on simple forms (mugs with handles, and bowls), glazes, and glazing techniques. Intermediate students receive instruction on techniques they want to hone, such as lidded vessels, plates, or stacked forms. Throughout the…Read more
An Exhibition of Photography by Forrest Zerbe July 1 - August 27 Forrest Zerbe's Biography: "The arts have always played a major role in my life. I grew up in a family that held education and culture in high esteem. As a youth, I spent a lot of my time working in the woodshop and darkroom. I loved…
Recent Acquisitions An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection In Memory of Pat and Tillie Bishop August 5-27 This August The Art Center’s Permanent Collection will host an exhibition of recent acquisitions. This will be the first time these works will be shown as a…
LOCALS Sip, slurp, gulp, or guzzle: Cup Invitational An Exhibition of Ceramics by Regional Ceramic Artists August 5-27 There is a handle for every hand, and size for any beverage, hot or cold. They come in different shapes and sizes and reflect the individuality and character of the artists who…
News and Announcements
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 16:04
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.