Mud-slinging at the Arts Center: holiday gifts in the making |

Mud-slinging at the Arts Center: holiday gifts in the making

Gayle Mortell

Sling some mud for Christmas. Sign up now for the six-week Santa’s Workshop.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts offers kids of all ages six weeks of elfish fun making arts and crafts to give for Christmas. Impress the people you really love with creative, frugal, one-of-a-kind gifts hand made by you. This six-week workshop is a productive way for kids to count down the days `till Christmas while experiencing the fun of making art and the joy of giving.Santa’s Workshop classes include: Christmas Clay Crafts on Mondays for kids seven years old and older from 4-5 p.m.; Christmas Critters in Clay, from 5-6 p.m., also for kids seven years and up; 3:45-4:45 p.m., Christmas Creative Kids will make holiday crafts projects and is offered for kids age eight and up; from 5:30-6:30 p.m. we present Mixed Media Holiday Magic, a class for teens and adults to make crafty Christmas gifts.Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for kids age six and up, we have Christmas Clay Time; from 3:30-4:30 p.m. we present Mixed Media Magic for kids age 10 and older; 4:30-5:30 p.m. for kids 11 and older, we offer Sling Some Mud for the Holidays.On Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages six and up, we present Holiday Handicrafts in Clay; from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday for kids aged 10 and up come try our Christmas in the Clay class.The entire six weeks of classes cost $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Please pre-register for classes by calling 945-2414. Monday classes run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9; Tuesday classes from Nov. 5 through Dec. 10; Wednesday classes from Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. Come join our troop of creative elves.Seeking wistful, wonderful WinterFest arts and crafts We invite all artists and artisans to submit slides or photos and an application to participate in one of the area’s most popular arts and crafts fairs, our 12th annual WinterFest, from Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8. Applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 7. That’s pretty soon, shoppers! Pick up an application at the center today and send it in with your photos or slides.This year’s event will feature the work of artists from throughout the state; holiday music; performances by the Center’s teeniest ballerinas, craft classes, wreath making, a flower exhibit and sale. All works offered for sale at WinterFest must be handmade, not manufactured or imported. We are also seeking gourmet, specialty foods and candy not commercially available.If that sounds like you, please call us.Last year more than 1,000 people attended the WinterFest exhibit and sale and vendors brought in over $10,000. This is a great opportunity for artists and craftspersons to show the world what they’ve got, and to actually sell it. Call the center for information or an application.Step Inside the Box: Asking artists to share tricked-out boxes & bikesCelebrate the ingenious kick stand and the revolution that is the wheel. Clothespin some playing cards to your spokes, and step INSIDE the box! The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts invites all artists to participate in the Boxes & Bikes exhibit, Nov. 7 through Dec. 1. Please send your application in by Monday, Oct. 28.The Center for the Arts is seeking 2- and 3-dimensional works depicting boxes and/or bikes, and actual boxes and bikes, adorned with artwork. Artists can even build sculpture or multi-media works out of boxes and/or bike parts. Please see the Calendar of Events for details on this exhibit.Calendar of Events Borderlands Exhibit through Thursday, Oct. 31. A non-juried exhibition of international art exploring our geographical, personal, political and spiritual borders.Small Wonders, Dec. 10-21. A non-juried exhibit featuring miniatures for under $100. Please submit an application on or before Monday, Dec. 2. Deliver art Monday, Dec. 9, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pick up art Sunday, Dec. 22 between noon and 4 p.m.GSAC All Member & Student Exhibit, Jan. 4 – Feb. 2, 2003. This non-juried exhibition features Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts member and student works. Please submit an application on or before Friday, Dec. 20. Deliver art Thursday, Jan. 2, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pick up art Monday, Feb. 3, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Opening, artists reception and annual meeting are set for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.Call the center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th Street between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. We’re open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stop by, call, or e-mail us at for information on these and other events, classes and shows.

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