Hello OffCenter Community!
We're so excited to announce that starting in August we're expanding Open Studio hours and kicking off a new round of classes! There's a lot of exciting things building at OC right now -- but your support is needed. Increased open hours mean we need more volunteers, added classes and programs require funding, and with everything we do - we need you to stay connected with us! Whether you can make a financial donation, share your time volunteering, take a class, or drop by Open Studio and make art with us, your involvement in OffCenter is key to the *community* at the heart of who we are and what we do! Stop by soon and say hi soon!

(Come join the fun!)
Open Call: New Beginnings
Community Art Exhibit
Our gallery wall in August will be filled with art focused on the theme New Beginnings. Everyone is invited to bring in one piece of their artwork inspired by that theme for display in the show.
How it works: 
  1. Make your art!
  2. Bring it to OffCenter by Wednesday, August 3. 
  3. Tell your friends & family to come see the show on Friday, August 5, from 5 -8 p.m. (Or anytime during regular open hours in August.)
  4. Stop by during ABQ Artwalk to see all the fantastic art created by the community!

All mediums accepted with the theme of New Beginnings. One piece per person. Please check with staff about any art larger than 24” x 18” or 3D art pieces. Art will be on display for the month of August. Option to have art for sale through OC; if sold, artists keep 95% of art sale. Email info@offcenterarts.org or stop by with questions!
OFF Kilter Kids Summer Art Classes!
Wednesdays in July, 10-11:30 a.m.

Free kids art classes have been a blast this month! You have one more week to stop by for these free Wednesday drop-in art classes for kids and their adults!
*Drop-in class; no registration required. (If you can't make it but would like a take-home art kit, email info@offcenterarts.org or stop by during open hours.)
*All kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We encourage adults to create alongside the kids. Come ready to make something fun with the kid in your life!
*Recommended for ages 4-14. No cost for class or take-away art kits.
We'll be wrapping up OFF Kilter Kids classes this month but join us for Kids Open Studio hours on Saturdays starting in August! Saturday mornings beginning August 6 we'll be open for Kids Open Studio from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. As with our summer classes, no registration is required and all kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Join us in our summer printmaking workshop, Introduction to Screen Printing! This workshop will be a 3-session series over the course of 3 weeks on August 2, 9, and 16, from 12 - 3 pm. We will learn the basics of single layer screen printing using a DIY method with mostly affordable/found materials. 

This class is intended for new/beginner level screen printers or intermediate screen printers who want to learn about the DIY methods used at OFFCenter's printmaking shop. No experience necessary. Workshop cost is $40, all materials provided. Sliding scale payments offered. For registration or with questions, please email dre@offcenterarts.org, call, or visit us at OFFCenter Arts, 808 Park Ave SW.

July hours remain the same: Open Monday - Thursday, 12- 3 p.m. with workgroups & classes on Mondays & Tuesdays and Open Studio on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We're so excited to be expanding much-requested evening hours for Open Studio time. Starting in August: drop by after school or work and make art with us!
Are you interested in being a volunteer? Yay! Find details here and email Ashley.Kincaide@offcenterarts.org.