January Campus Updates

January Campus Updates

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sticking with us throughout this past year! We wouldn’t be here without your continued support, and for that we are deeply grateful. Through difficult times, art will always provide a method for healing our souls, helping us to connect and come together as a community. We’re thankful for the opportunity to provide you with a safe space for artistic creation, and we look forward to the year ahead!

Health and Safety
FCAC continues to follow all current CDC guidelines, and face coverings requirements issued by the City. At this time, masks are still required to be worn on FCAC campus. Students, teachers, those picking up pre-ordered ceramic supplies, or using studio spaces may access the campus; however, the office and campus remain closed to visitors.

We appreciate your help in promoting a safe and healthy community.

Thank You to our Volunteers!
We’d like to thank the volunteers that helped us with our first Winter Art Market. Each and every one of our dedicated volunteers provide essential support for our small staff. You all mean so much to us, including our board members, students, and friends! THANK YOU!

Gallery 1060
Stay tuned for the details of Gallery 1060’s upcoming Member’s Show in March!
Become a Member here!

Ceramics Classes
We’re excited to announce the return of instructor Lou Mitchell Courtney! She will be teaching Clay Handbuilding on Wednesday mornings. We’ve also added an additional Pottery on the Wheel class with Pearl Vanhoove Saturday afternoons. The next session of classes begins Monday, February 22nd, and is filling up quickly!
Open Studio hours for current students have also been expanded! Open Studio hours in the IMPACT 100 Wheel Throwing Studio and Sculpture/Handbuilding Studio (yellow classroom) are now Tuesday 8am-12pm, Wednesday 5pm-9pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm.

If you’re not currently enrolled in a ceramics class, but are interested in a weekly firing package or renting time in our IMPACT100 Wheel Throwing Studio, we’re offering new options and an easy way to schedule online.

Upcoming Classes
Spring sessions of Creative Painting and Pins & Needles are now open for registration!
Pins & Needles: Intro to Sewing begins Tuesday, Feb. 23rd
Creative Painting begins Saturday, Feb. 27th

Hot Glass for Heroes Program
In honor of those who have served our country, First City Art Center has launched a glass scholarship fund for veteran and active duty service members. The Hot Glass for Heroes program is scheduled to start this Spring, and each $75 scholarship provides a participant with a one-hour hands-on glassblowing class.

Youth Art Programs

After School Art Classes
New this year is ART LAB for grades 6-8! Students now attend on different days depending on grade level, with adjusted times to reflect their respective school release times.
After School Art (grades PreK-2) will be offered on Mondays or Wednesdays (2:30-5:30pm)
ART LAB (grades 3-5) will be offered on Thursdays (2:30-5:30pm)
ART LAB (grades 6-8) will be offered on Tuesdays (4:30-6:30pm)

Yoga and Art
Yoga and Art is offered as a monthly package, including 2 classes per month, now with the option of either morning or afternoon! Classes will meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10am-12pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 1pm-3pm.

Creating with Clay for Kids
Creating With Clay for Kids will begin in February, and is now open for registration! Creating With Clay will be offered as a monthly package, including 2 classes per month. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm.

Youth Art Holiday Camps
We’re offering multiple Youth Holiday Art Camps for ages 5-12, featuring fun hands-on art activities with the opportunity to explore different materials and learn new techniques!
Spring Break Art Camp- March 15th-19th
Memorial Day Art Camp- May 31st

Ceramics Supply Sales
Ceramics Supply Sales continue to be available! Pick-up is by appointment only. Please email sales@firstcityart.org or call (850)429-1222 to place your order 24-hrs ahead of your arrival.

Arts organizations are vital to the mental health and well-being of our community. If you are able, please consider a donation in support of FCAC’s many educational art programs.

This past year has given FCAC the opportunity to learn, grow, and adapt. We are hopeful for the future and remain committed to you as a valuable member of the creative community we serve. Our office is still closed to the public, but staff are available via phone and email during our regular business hours at (850) 429-1222, and info@firstcityart.org

Thank you for your continued support of our 501 (c)(3) organization!

-First City Art Center Staff