Arts Education Program News & Events

Gallery Talk with Kim Scott

Please join us for an interactive discussion with featured artist Kim Scott of Sacramento. Ms. Scott will speak about her body of work referencing the endangerment and loss of species and habitats. Through her bold, mysterious and romanticized portraits, she explores nature and the human condition.
Gallery Talks provide a fun and unique opportunity to participate in a casual dialogue with artists in the Galleries, with the artwork they create! Come experience art while learning about the creative practice of working artists and educators in our community.
Memoirs from the 6th Great Extinction - works by Kim Scott is on display through October 28th in the GWF Energy & Souza Galleries. All of these associated events are free & open to the public.

Celebrate National Arts In Education Week With Us!

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week: September 10-16, 2017!

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community.  Students of all ages – from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs – benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity.  Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.
National Arts in Education week is a national celebration recognizing the arts importance to a well-rounded education.  Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention of this cause to elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

Our team at the Grand invites you to take a tour, register for a class or meet with our Staff to learn how you can teach at one of the most dynamic art centers in the country!

Fall Registration & New Catalogs

Registration for Fall Semester of 2017 will open Monday, August 7th.  You can pick up a copy of the new Arts Education Catalog or download it here, with classes running through December 2017.

There are many new and exciting classes and workshops in dance, drama, music, literary arts and visual arts. Some of our new classes include Pilates for Dancers, Mix Media Art for Kids, Abstract Painting for Beginners, Charcoal Drawing, and Plaster Sculpture!

The Arts Education Program also has several Special Events planned this Fall including a Paint Night on October 6th, a Dia De Los Muertos Family Day on October 28th, and our annual Holiday Art Sale on December 9th!

Superhero Creation

Drawing class for students 8 to 16 years old!

Ever wonder how comic books are created? In Superhero Creation, students will create their own superhero and villain, design their costumes, and write their backstory to create their very own comic! This is a great class to learn about basic drawing skills including character drawing, figure drawing, and color!

Register for class starting Tuesday, September 12th HERE!

Register for class starting Tuesday, November 7th HERE!

Ceramics Lab Hours & Classes

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts features a college-level ceramics lab with instruction in Hand-Building, Sculpting, and Wheel Throwing. Classes are available for students ages 3 1/2 and up!

New sessions of classes start every few weeks! View our current class schedule or register online now!

This fall Ceramics Lab hours will be every Wednesday from 6 - 9 PM.  Students can work on their projects at their own pace. Lab hours are recommended for ages 14 and up. No prior registration needed, just stop by!

10th Anniversary Season – Thank You!

The 2016-17 10th Anniversary Season was incredible!  Thank you for celebrating this important milestone in our history with us, across the past year.

We're taking a little break in August. and then the 2017-18 Season opens the weekend of September 8th with Dav Koz with Larry Graham Jr. live in the concert, new exhibitions in the Galleries and the start of fall semester in Arts Ed.

We sincerely thank you for your continued interest and support of our programming!  Together we make the Grand truly unique in the State of California and a model collaborative arts project for other communities across the nation.

Contact Us

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 209-831-6TKT (6858)
Fax: 209-831-6271

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Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
One hour prior to ticketed performances.

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