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Fall art classes start soon at Gypsum art center

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The kiln is getting fired up and ready for a new fall session of classes at The Art Center in Gypsum. The fall session of classes begins Sept. 20. Registration is now open and will close on Sept. 15. Inspiring artists are encouraged to sign up for classes before then. The fall session will run for six weeks and classes average about $12/class; some programs are free so get on the mailing list so you know what’s going on. “Remember, The Art Center in Gypsum is a non-profit so you can feel good about paying for classes because all proceeds go back into making your community art center even better,” said Amy Pates, the center’s director. Classes are for all ages, from one year old to senior citizens. Back by popular demand is Canvas and Cocktails (C&C) offered on Friday evenings for adults. “We supply the canvas, paints, instructor and music and you supply the cocktails. This is a fun artsy alternative to a night out on the town with friends,” Pates said.New this session will be a kids and canvas version, as well as new computer classes, pottery classes, painting, photography and more.”We are all about developing community,” Pates said. “‘For the community, by the community’ is our vision. The Art Center will not deny anyone the chance to participate in art classes. We offer scholarships and also an opportunity for individuals to volunteer in exchange for art classes. Furthermore, members of the community are asked to share their special talents by teaching a class or workshop. All you need to do is contact The Art Center and submit ideas and a piece from your portfolio.”The Art Center has a great line-up of art teachers, including oil painter Mio Cerkovic, early childhood teacher Lindsey Peck, mixed media artist Kay Cochran, photographer Carl Lindbloom and more. For a list of artists visit http://www.theartctr.com.”We are trying really hard to provide a cultural center for the community,” Pates said. “Please support The Art Center by taking classes and/or making a tax deductable donationtoThe Art Center. Your support will be appreciated by all who use The Art Center.”The Art Center is located at 150 Cooley Mesa Rd, Gypsum next to Costco. For more information on classes and workshops, visit http://www.theartctr.com or call 970-328-6644.

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