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!

Class Updates due to Grand Closure

Arts Education Program Update:

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our participants, Contractors and staff, we are postponing the re-opening of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. Summer classes will be cancelled and we will update you when we are ready to re-open.

Thank you for your continued support of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts and the City of Tracy.

Winter/Spring 2020 Semester:

All Arts Education classes taking place during our Winter/Spring Semester have been cancelled. Please view the list of cancelled classes below:

DANCE:

  • Polynesian Dance, Activity # 17617, 17618, 17619, 17620, 17621, 17622
  • Ballet Folklorico, Activity # 17625, 17627
  • Dance Improvisation, Activity # 17588, 17589
  • Movin’ Your Groove, Activity # 17584, 17585
  • Irish Step Dancing, Activity # 17615, 17616

DRAMA:

  • Voice Overs, Activity # 17560
  • Beg. Drama Performance, Activity # 18895

MUSIC:

  • Music Together, Activity # 17563, 17564, 17565, 17566, 17567, 17568, 17570, 17571, 17572
  • Piano Preschoolers, Activity # 17555, 17556, 17558, 17559
  • Beg. Group Guitar, Activity # 17634
  • Exploring Guitar, Activity # 17541
  • Exploring Ukulele, Activity # 17539
  • Guitar Fund. Adults, Activity # 17542
  • All Private Music Lessons

LITERARY ART:

  • Comic Book Writing, Activity # 17688
  • Creative Writing, Activity # 17714, 17716
  • Create-A-Book, Activity # 17717
  • La Voz, Activity # 17707, 17708

VISUAL ART:

  • Filipino Fun, Activity # 17731
  • Little Artist & Me, Activity # 17733
  • Preschool Drawing, Activity # 17602, 17603
  • Elementary Drawing, Activity # 17606, 17607
  • Cartoon Drawing, Activity # 17610, 17611
  • Sensory Art, Activity # 17679, 17680, 17681
  • Anime Cartoon Workshop, Activity #17612
  • D & D Game Night, Activity # 18892
  • D & D  Camp, Activity # 17693
  • An Artist a Day, Activity # 17734
  • Superhero Creation, Activity #17689
  • Superhero Creation, Activity # 17690
  • Decorative… Papier Mache Boxes, Activity # 17698, 17699
  • Creative Corner Travel, Activity # 17592
  • Pocket Sketch Anywhere, Activity # 17547
  • Digital Arts Drawing Painting, Activity # 17532, 17533, 18990
  • Printmaking, Activity # 17695
  • Drawing: G C P, Activity # 17691, 17692
  • Introduction Oil & Acrylic Painting, Activity # 17592
  • Intermediate Oil & Acrylic Painting, Activity # 17593, 17594
  • Family Paint Day, Activity # 18891
  • Paint Night, Activity # 18889
  • Intermediate Photography, Activity # 17613
  • Advanced Photography, Activity # 17614
  • Knitting Beginners, Activity # 18903, 18904,18905, 18906

CERAMICS:

  • Pottery Preschoolers, Activity # 17722
  • Creature Creation, Activity # 17719, 17720
  • Ceramic Hand-Building, Activity # 17728, 17729
  • Youth Wheel Throwing, Activity # 17683
  • Adult Wheel Throwing, Activity # 17725, 17726
  • Functional Ceramics, Activity # 17544, 17545
  • All Ceramics Open Labs

FUSED GLASS:

  • Painted Glass Coasters, Activity # 19130
  • Fused Glass Pendants, Activity # 17685
  • All Fused Glass Open Labs

For questions, please call the Box Office at 209-831-6858 or email boxoffice@cityoftracy.org.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

updated 6-22-2020

Arts Education Catalog is here!

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Pick up your copy of the Winter/Spring 2020 Arts Education Catalog now!  Class Registration opens Monday, December 9th!

Please note the following changes in our Catalog:

  • Page 8: Voice Overs class has a dew date: Tuesday, April 7th
  • Page 18: Sensory Art classes have new class dates:
    • 17677 – cancelled
    • 17678 – Saturday, 2/29 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
    • 17679 – Saturday, 3/14 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
    • 17680 – Saturday, 4/4 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
    • 17681 – Saturday, 5/2 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
  • Page 20: All Private Art Lessons have been cancelled
  • Page 22: Paint Night events start 30 minutes later, 7:00 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
  • Page 24: Thursday’s Youth Wheel Throwing class has been cancelled
  • Page 26: Fused Glass Pendants has a new date and time: Saturday, April 4th, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Page 26: Fused Glass Bowl has a new date and time: Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Page 26: January Ceramic Lab dates have been cancelled, Open Lab will begin on February 5th
  • Page 26: January Fused Glass Lab dates have been cancelled, Open Lab will begin on February 11th

The following classes have been added:

  • Painted Glass Coaster Set, Activity #19130, Saturday, March 14th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Fused Glass Bowl/Plate, Activity #19129, Saturday, May 2nd, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

updated: 1/16/2020

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