Making like the Masters!

Making like the Masters!

The City of Tracy, Arts Education Program is excited to launch the new “Making like the Masters!” series in 2021!  Each month the program will highlight a different, famous artist in these educational grab bags.

Each bag will contain a short biography about that month’s featured artist, as well as an art project inspired by their artwork.  All the supplies will be included in the bag so you may complete your art project at home.  Grab bags are designed for school-aged students.

“In January we will be featuring Michelangelo”, says Valerie Pavlakis, Arts Education Coordinator at the Grand. “Those who purchase the grab bag will learn about Michelangelo, his artwork, and then be challenged to paint as he did. These bags are perfect for families to complete while at home.”

You may register for an $8 Grab Bag online at www.tracyartsandrec.com.  Each month uses a unique activity number for registration. Bags may then be picked up at Patron Services at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office ticketing windows, during normal business hours.

 

 

Making like the Masters ad 2021
Jan, Feb, March 2021 ad for Catalog

Arts Education Program Announces Distance Learning beginning September 8th!

The City of Tracy, Arts Education Program announces a new way to learn this year at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  Beginning in fall semester, virtual classes will be offered to provide a safe learning experience for you and your family.

The skilled instructors at the Grand will be teaching classes through the web application ZOOM.  All classes will be accessible online via computer, tablet, or cell phone.  Class registration will begin on August 20, with classes starting September 8.

Registration is available online at www.tracyartsandrec.com and in-person at the Box Office ticketing window during normal business hours.

Distance Learning 2020-21

Distance learning classes meet in the comfort of your own home through Zoom. Your Zoom class link will be emailed to you prior to the start of your class. Please make sure the student’s email is correct when registering for a class!

Our Fall 2020 semester will include the following Distance Learning classes:

DANCE

  • Ballet Folklorico – Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced
  • Movin’ Your Groove
  • Groovin’ Fridays   NEW!

DRAMA

  • Voice Overs… Now is your Time!

MUSIC

  • Exploring the Guitar
  • Exploring the Ukulele
  • Music Together Family Class
  • Private Music Lessons

LITERARY ARTS

  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing

VISUAL ARTS

  • Elementary and Cartoon Drawing
  • Comic Book Creation   NEW!
  • Anime/Manga Figure Drawing
  • Introduction and Intermediate Acrylic Painting
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Photography
  • Knitting for Beginners
  • Pencil Sketching with Paulette
  • Paint Night!

updated 8/17/2020

Free Online Paint Night

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents a free Paint Night through Facebook live!  Join the Arts Education Program featuring visual arts instructor Amanda Trask for a 1-hour painting you can do from the comfort of your own home! Participants can follow along in the video below to create their one-of-a-kind painting!

This Paint Night is family friendly and appropriate for school-age students as well as adults.

You will want the following supplies to complete this painting:

  • canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper (we used a 14″ x 11″ canvas)
  • one small paint brush
  • one large paint brush
  • one paper plate for mixing colors
  • one plastic cup for water
  • paper towels used to make the leaf texturing on the painting
  • 6 colors of paint:
    • White
    • Black
    • Yellow
    • Red/Orange
    • Dark Green
    • Blue

Or you can opt to use any supplies you have available at home!

Please click on the video below to begin painting!

Free Online Art Classes

Grand Art Live Flyer 2020

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Arts Education Program presents free online art classes through Facebook Live!  Join visual arts instructor and artist Amanda Trask for a virtual art class.  Each week starting April 8th, Amanda taught a different topic centered-around drawing.  Students at home can follow along using basic art supplies such as paper, pencil and colored pencil.

Check out the videos below to try one of these drawing classes!

Classes are family friendly and appropriate for school age students as well as adults.

The Arts Education Program is pleased to announce the addition of these Facebook Live art classes during this uncertain time. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is currently closed to the public until further notice in response to the current health concerns related to COVID-19.

April 8, 2020     Week 1: Fantasy Drawing: Unicorns & Dragons

 

April 15, 2020     Week 2: Anime/Manga Style Drawing

 

April 22, 2020     Week 3: Figure Drawing: Faces 

 

 April 29, 2020       Week 4: Figure Drawing: Hands & Feet  

 

May 6, 2020       Week 5: Having Fun with Patterns!

 

May 13, 2020       Week 6: Cartoon Drawing: Animals 

 

 Thanks for drawing with us!