Our Elementary Show is still in the midst of being installed, thanks to the flu – ugh! Hopefully, the rest of the teachers will be in this week to finish hanging the show. Sometimes you just have to roll with it, right? I’m sharing photos of the students’ works that we have so far on Facebook – be sure to check in to see their creative, fresh and fun artwork!
Above you can see a little recap of our Awards Ceremony for the Winter Show. What a fabulous night!
Check out all the new happenings below … and there’s still time to shop for your Valentine for one-of-a-kind, beautiful gifts made with love by our local artists.
peace, Hope director, MWCA
ps – We are frequently adding classes! Our convenient calendar of events is kept up-to-date — take a look at it HERE. Don’t forget our new photography class that meets weekly on Tuesdays plus a MACRO Photography Class on Saturday! Descriptions and details about classes can be found HERE. You can also check out the Events listed on our Facebook page HERE.
Stud Earring Drop in Class: Saturday, Feb. 17 Come in any time between 10 am and 2 pm and Stormy will teach you how to make wire wrapped stud earrings. Choose your own stone! Many gemstone and pearl options will be available. $10 a pair and includes your mini-lesson. Wow!
Last week at MWCA … Susan Pelham’s collage class … Special Needs Class “Art Abounds” … Standing room only at the Chocolate Walk!
A young man came in last and asked if we carried pieces by Rozelle Bush. I showed him Rozelle’s blown glass works: fairie hearts, hanging flowers, heart votives and roses. He told me how his parents (who have passed away) had commissioned pieces by Rozelle and her husband many years ago. He lives in Texas now and was traveling to Tennessee but he drove an hour out of his way to buy two of Rozelle’s blown glass hearts for his sisters to remind them of their parents. Isn’t that sweet?
His face lit up when he walked in here. He told me how they had come here as kids for lessons and camp. His words: “We really didn’t know how great we had it and how special it was to have a place like this. All my memories are happy when I think of the Art Guild.”
This place is precious in the memories of so many children, many of them now adults with kids of their own. Love that.
Valentines Day gifts made with love by local artists … And we have SO much more. 45 local artist-members have their original works available here at great prices!
“SENIORS SHINE” PAINTING WITH ROBIN: Every Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm. Starting 2/7 REGISTER HERE
Robin will provide a selection of 2 – 4 paintings to choose from to paint using acrylics. Please see our website class pageor the Gallery for her examples. Also other creative mediums will be explored, based on the interest of our artists! Age 60+.
Instructor Fee: $20 for members; $25 for non-members plus $3 for supplies (pay Robin supply fee at class please). Please RSVP by the Monday before each class.
PAINT & RELEASE! for Special Needs
* Kids/Teens — Friday. February 16th @ 4-5:30 pm for ages 10 – 17;
Paint and Release your imagination! Spend the first half of the class painting Charlie the golden-doodle and then as a special surprise, Charlie will become the special guest as we release him from the canvas for the last half of the class. Charlie is a registered Therapy Dog and loves people.
Fee: $25 for members; $30 for non-members plus $5 supply fee to pay Robin at class. 8 student maximum.
Saturday Morning Painting & Coffee: Join Robin on Sat., Feb. 17 from 10 am – noon for coffee, doughnuts and painting! See example above.
Fast & Furious Florals in Acrylic – Two day workshop with Melanie Morris. Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24 10 am – 4 pm both days. $425 for members; $450 for non-members learn more here REGISTER HERE
Join Birmingham-area artist, Melanie Morris, for a fast-paced workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings. The class will paint from life so each student will choose a floral from a number of arrangements that will be provided. On the second day, the class will pick different floral arrangements and create more quick paintings for a total of SIX paintings!
If you want to create loose, colorful florals, this is the class for you. This class is appropriate for all levels – from beginner to advanced.
A Valentine’s Day anthology filled with stories from the heart.
Thirty writers join to share fiction, memoirs, and a few tasty recipes to benefit charity. All proceeds go to First Book, the country’s largest network of educators serving kids in need.
As in real life, these stories include moments that are bright and beautiful, happy and romantic, and in some instances, sad with loss. First love, first kiss, childhood memories, a ghost helping a widower, an angel bringing a mother to a child, a box of old letters, therapy dogs, rescue dogs, a visit to Paris, advice for the broken-hearted, chocolate mousse, and more. The common denominator is love.
Why send a card when you can send an eBook for only $2.99?
Authors: Elaine Ambrose, Tori Bailey, Barbara Barth, Genie Bernstein, Susan Boswell, Kimberly Brock, Marlene Ratledge Buchanan, Jennie Campbell, Valerie Joan Connors, Doug Dahlgren, Kerry Alan Denney, Lori Duff, Nathalie Dupree, Audrey Frank, Cynthia Graubart, Sally Hamer, Tara Joyner Haussler, Jane-Ann Heitmueller, Lynn Hesse, Carol James, CeCe Landress, Georgia Lee, Mary Marvella, Karen Roberts, Jackie Rod, Amanda Stewart, Laura Templeton, Constance Walker, Randi Ward, and Renea Winchester.
Founders (Were YOU involved in the first year of the Art Guild? Please contact us!)
Fiber Show (seeking fiber artists)
Georgia Places and Country Roads — both urban and rural scenes depicting our lovely state
Weekly classes for adults: Painting, sculpture and pottery
After-School Arts Program Tuesdays & Wednesdays for ages 7 – 14
Tuesdays & Fridays: Art Abounds (Special Needs Adults) class
Tuesdays: Photography Class @ 6:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 1 – 3 Seniors Shine Painting Class
Thursdays @ 11am – 2pm: FREE Let’s Create with Robin Bring your own supplies and a sack lunch if you wish. Hang out with other creatives – paint, knit, draw, write – whatever moves you! Robin will provide inspiration, encouragement and a little advice if you want it! Just show up – easy!
Feb 8: Elementary Show Opens
March 1: Elementary Show Reception and Pick Up
Support the local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes! Join us today! Click HERE.