Arts Education Program News & Events
Summer Registration & New Catalog!
Registration for Summer Semester of 2018 is now open!
There are many exciting classes and workshops in dance, drama, music, literary arts and visual arts. Some of our new classes include Recording Technology, Craftfully Creative Preschoolers, Youth Ceramics Summer Camps, and Advanced Wheel Throwing!
The Arts Education Program also has several Special Events planned this Summer including a Paint Night on June 15th, and Art Walks on June 29th, August 3rd, and September 22nd.
We hope to see you #attheGrand this summer!
Kid's ART Extravaganza!
The 8th Annual Kid's ART Extravaganza showcasing the creativity of Tracy Youth will be taking place Sunday, June 3rd at the West Valley Mall from 1 to 4 PM. This multifaceted event includes a fundraising component for the Animal Rescue of Tracy (ART) and Kid's Heartful Art Contest for grades K-8. Students from our Creative Corner art class have pieces fetured in this show!
FREE festivities include:
- Food stations
- Interactive shows
- Character appearances
- Raffle tickets available to purchase
- Hourly silent auctions
- $5 Fun Cards - face painting, balloon twisting, and carnival games
The Art of Socialization for Children with Special Needs
This course will provide children with special needs the opportunity to complete a weekly art project while facilitating supported peer interactions. The students will hone their art skills while creating connections with other students in the class leading up to a final group art project.
Instructor Cecilia Martinez is a Speech-language Pathology Assistant and a member of the Tracy Art League. One-on-one aids/parents are welcome to attend class with their student. The supply fee is included in the registration fee.
Sign up today!
Ceramics Lab Hours & Classes
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts features a college-level ceramics lab with instruction in Hand-Building, Sculpting, Ceramic Methods, 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!
Ceramics Lab hours will be every Wednesday from 6 - 9 PM starting on February 21st and running through May 16th. 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!
Music Together® Family Classes
Adults and children ages newborn through five years come together for 45 minutes to sing songs, experience rhythm chants, dance and move to music, play instruments, make up silly rhymes for songs and experience a wide range of rhythmic and melodic variety!
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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.