AVA Community Art Center - Gillette

Mar 28, 2012

The Advocacy for Visual Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in Gillette, Wyoming by working in partnership with the community to support a place for inspiration, expression, and education.

AVA offers exhibition space, art classes for all ages, summer youth programs, and a gift shop featuring local and regional artists.

"Building a better community by enriching lives through art."

…Recycle, Refurbish, Reuse…

Be inspired by creative recycled art pieces made by local artists and students. This show encourages the art of recycling old, unused items into new pieces of art. There will be a free public reception on April 13 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For information on the AVA Community Art Center, visit   http://avacenter.org/news.cfm, or email info@avacenter.org.

APRIL CLASSES

Pre-School Art                                      

April 3,10,17,24 from 2-3pm   

Class Fee: $5

Alexia Duncan will be teaching this class which is directed at 3-5 year old children. She will be focusing on skills that will prepare them for kindergarten. Class will be held every Tuesday afternoon.

Grade School Pottery                                     

April  3,10,17,24 from 4-5pm

Class Fee: $12.50     Member Fee: $10

Children will start by making pieces with their hands and eventually the wheel will be introduced. Class will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5pm.

 

Mommy & Me                                   

April  4, 11, 18, 25 from 1-2 pm  

Class Fee: $15     Member Fee: $12.50

A different project will be introduced each week in this class designed specifically for moms and toddlers.

 

Grade School Drawing                    

April  4, 11, 18, 25 from 4-5 pm  

Class Fee: $12.50     Member Fee: $10

This is a perfect opportunity for your child to get some quality drawing skills in a small setting for a very reasonable price!

 

Home School Kids                            

April  5,12,19,26 from 2:00-3:30 pm      

Class Fee: $12.50     Member Fee: $10

All forms of art will be explored throughout the year.

 

Grade School Kids Club

April  5,12,19,26 from 4-5 pm

Class Fee: $12.50     Member Fee: $10

After School art class for Grade School Kids.  Your children will enjoy doing something different each class and will surprise you with what they’ve learned!  Pre-registration is required. Space is limited REGISTER TODAY!  

 

Little Tikes                                                        

April  13,20,27 from 10-11am                              

Class Fee: $5

Megan will surprise and amaze your kids in these one hour morning classes. This class focuses on age-appropriate projects for 18 months-6 years old. Games, music, and other activities are also incorporated into this class.

 

Recycled, Refurbished, Reused Artist Reception                      

April 13 from 6-8pm

Free Admission

15% off ALL ARTWORK IN ARTIST SHOW ON RECEPTION NIGHT!

 

Van Gogh Kiddos!                           

April  14 from 10-11:30am

Class Fee: $25

Each month the instructors will offer a different painting to work on. New or experienced painters welcome! This is an uncorked class for kids! AVA will supply the canvas, paint, brushes and fun instructor! Children will go home after class with a completed painting. You provide your own drink and snack.

 

Puppet Making                 

April  14, 21, 28 from 10-11:30am

Member Fee: $12.50  Non-Member: $15

Students will learn to make a different puppet each week. Use your creativity to bring your puppet to life each Saturday in this educational fun class. Each class charged separately. All supplies included.

 

Pottery with Tricia- Grade School Age                      

April  14  - May 19 from 9-10am

SIX SESSION COURSE                                                                                                    Member Fee: $60   Non-Member: $75

6 Saturday sessions included in this class that will explore pottery with pinch pots, slabs, coils, and many other hand building techniques.  All supplies included!

 

Pottery with Tricia- Jr High-High School                 

April  14  - May 19 from 10:30-noon

SIX SESSION COURSE                                                                                                    Member Fee: $75  Non-Member: $90

6 Saturday sessions included in this class that will explore pottery with pinch pots, slabs, coils, and many other hand building techniques.  All supplies included!

 

Pottery with Tricia- Adults                            

April  14  - May 19 from 1-3pm

SIX SESSION COURSE                                                                    Member Fee: $100  Non-Member: $115

6 Saturday sessions included in this class that will explore pottery with pinch pots, slabs, coils, and many other hand building techniques.  All supplies included!

 

Canvas Bag Painting:                                     

April  18 from 6-8pm

                                                                                                Member Fee:  $15              Non-Member: $20

In celebrating EARTH MONTH, Sandi Aberle is teaching this class to decorate your own reusable bag for shopping or anything you need to tote around!  Create your own canvas bag using a variety of paints, stencils, sponges, shapes and other cool stuff from AVA’s art supply. 7 and under require parent participation in the class.

 

Watercolor:                                                   

April 18 – May 23 from 6:30-8:30

SIX SESSION COURSE

 6 Wednesday evening sessions are included in this class.    Member Fee: $135           Non-Member: $145

 

Kids Photography Class:                               

April  19 from 4-6pm

                                                                                                Member Fee:  $25              Non-Member: $30

Learning the fundamentals with Letty Jones!

 

Uncorked!                                                                          

April  20 & 27 from 7-9 pm

Class Fee: $35

MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO ATTEND THIS CLASS

Twice a month there will be a different artist for instruction. New or experienced painters welcome! Get away one night a month to relax and enjoy an evening creating a canvas painting. AVA will supply the canvas, paint, brushes and corkscrew! You provide your own cocktail.

 

SATURDAY Uncorked!                                                  

April  28 from 1-3 pm

Class Fee: $35

MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO ATTEND THIS CLASS

Twice a month there will be a different artist for instruction. New or experienced painters welcome! AVA will supply the canvas, paint, brushes and corkscrew! You provide your own cocktail. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

 

Mommy & Me Teapots                                   

April 29, 2-4 pm  

Class Fee: $25     Member Fee: $20

Glaze a small teapot and cups with your child that will be a keepsake forever.