Arts Education Program News & Events
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.
We Animated Gumby!
On Saturday June 24th a class of animation enthusiasts joined Stephen Wathen, our summer Artist-In-Residence, for an afternoon of fun. Not only did we learn about the history and making of "Gumby," but everyone had the rare opportunity to animate one of the actual puppets on display in the Vivid Increments exhibition!
You can view and download our demo animation, as well as a time lapse of the afternoon session, from the workshop 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!
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 all fall classes starting Monday, August 7th at www.tracyartsandrec.com!