March Campus Updates

March 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.

Upcycled Art Bazaar
We’re so excited to announce that April 17th we will be hosting an UPCYCLED ART BAZAAR at FCAC!

This event is all about artistically recycling, upcycling, and repurposing goods/materials. There will be artwork and antiques for sale, local vendors, and features several local non-profits who share our desire to encourage sustainability.

Seeking Donations: Do you have artwork that no longer graces your walls? Smaller, antique furniture that is begging to be upcycled? We are taking donations of pre-loved artwork and artsy furniture! Please read through the guidelines and donation procedure before bringing anything to campus. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Art Program Scholarship Fund!

We are also seeking vendors and volunteers for this event!

Gallery 1060: Members Show
The First Annual Gallery 1060 Members Show will be held March 18-May 1, 2021.

The show is open to all First City Art Center members, staff, potential members and expired members. Potential and expired members have the option to join/renew either on our website or at drop off. Each new/renewed member will get a 25-50% discount for a friend to use when they join too!

Drop-off dates:
Thursday, March 11, 1-3pm
Friday, March 12 , 10-1 pm
Saturday, March 13, 11-1 pm

For more info, contact information and entry forms, visit Gallery 1060’s website 

Art Party at FCACArt Parties and Group Pottery Classes

Looking for a fun group activity? Whether you’re planning a birthday party, team-building activity, or just looking to have fun with friends, consider an art party or one-time group pottery class!

Art Parties (age 6-13): Let one of FCAC’s creative art educators design an unforgettable art party for your child! You can choose a specific medium such as painting or pottery, and the educator can even match the theme of your party to the art project!

Group Pottery Class (age 14+): Choose either Handbuilding or Pottery on the Wheel, and get messy while getting creative and trying something new!

Upcoming Classes

Ceramics Classes

The next session of classes begins Monday, April 12th, and is filling up quickly!
Find the full list of classes and reserve your spot here!

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.

Pins and Needles & Creative Painting
Spring sessions of Creative Painting and Pins & Needles are now open for registration!

Pins & Needles: Intro to Sewing begins Tuesday, April 13th

Creative Painting begins Saturday, April 17th

New! Drawing 101 with Cyndi Thau
This class is an introductory course to drawing from observation. Students will learn to accurately and realistically draw objects from life over the course of 6 weeks while learning vocabulary, tools, techniques, and skills.
Get more info and register here!

Smarter vs. Stronger with Rob Stern
New Visiting Artist workshop!
May 1st & 2nd, 9 am-4 pm

This two day class for intermediate glass students will address the efficiency issues of utilizing a team to produce your ideas and designing for fabrication with adhesives to champion scale in your work. Special methods such a mold blowing multiples and assembling them with minor cold working and easy to use glass epoxies will open your eyes and minds to the ease of growing the size and application potential of your work.
Get the full details and register here!

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. Each $75 scholarship provides a participant with a one-hour hands-on glassblowing class, and we are in the process of scheduling these one-on-one sessions for the first round of applicants now.
Find the full details and scholarship application here!

Youth Art Programs

Creatisphere Summer Camp

Registration for our Creatisphere Summer Art Camp is open!

Creatisphere Summer Camp includes hands-on classes in pottery, drawing, sculpture, collage, 3-D design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, glass, textiles and more.

Camp will run June 7th – August 6th, with weekly themes designed to offer a variety of mediums, as well as incorporating STEAM, history, conservation, world cultures, yoga, games, and more into lessons. FCAC will partner with the Mess Hall for select weeks

Interested in joining our summer education team? Fill out an application here!

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)
Youth Art Scholarship applications are available here!

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 or call (850)429-1222 to place your order 24-hrs ahead of your arrival.
Learn more about what clay/ceramic supplies we offer here!

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

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

-First City Art Center Staff