April is Arts Month – Interactive Window Display

A Symphony of Creative Disciplines

The Arts Education Program playfully reveals an eye catching display of color, A Symphony of Creative Disciplines. Take a peek at our current Contract Instructor’s work while enjoying this splashy installation. Community members will learn about the instructors currently offering distance learning classes at the Grand. They may also interact with this display by using a smart phone.


Can you guess how many picks were used in the hanging Treble Clef display? 

(Answers are listed below)


Scavenger Hunt

Can you find the items listed below within the A Symphony of Creative Disciplines window display?

  •  A swan
  •  A creature from the deep sea
  •  A waterfall
  •  A glittery pick
  •  A nail
  •  A paint bucket
  •  A tuning peg
  •  Oversized piano keys
  •  A superhero


Trivia about the Grand Theatre center for the arts

(Answers are listed below)

1. How many kilns does the Grand theatre Center for the Arts have?

2. How many music rooms does the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts have?

3. What is the open air enclosed porch located on the second floor called?

4. What style theatre is the Madame Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Theatre?

5. What year was the theatre originally opened?

6. What year was the theatre renovated and reopened as the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts?

7. What five creative disciplines does the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts offer classes in?









298 picks were used in the hanging Treble Clef display!

1. 4 – Three are ceramics kilns and one is used for fused glass.

2. 4 – One for group instruction, one percussion lab, one for private instruction and one is a digital recording lab.

3. Louise Russell Clever Loggia Lounge

4. Vaudeville Half-House with Classic Architecture

5. 1923

6. 2007

7. Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, and Literary Arts


Thank you for viewing the Arts Education Program’s Window Display!

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:


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


  • Voice Overs… Now is your Time!


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


  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing


  • 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!