Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts to offer summer art camps

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Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5
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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
We’ve been awaiting guidelines for Summer Camps here in Georgia and are finally (!) ready to announce our camp schedule – yay!This year’s Art Camps will be a one-of-a-kind art experience for sure!  This year in light of our “unusual” circumstances, our goal is to provide a unique Art Experience for your child but one that follows best practices for everyone’s safety.  You can rest assured we will take care of your child while creating fun art projects they are sure to treasure for many years to come!Class size is limited to allow for distancing; camps may therefore fill early.Registration due by the Wednesday before each camp. Registration is not complete until payment is received.CAMP DATES AND HOURS:
Camps run Monday – Friday of the weeks listed from 9 am – noon.•    Mixed Media Camp with Donna Coffman — June 15 – 19 — ages 5 – 8 – register by emailing Donna Coffman, our Education Chair•    Mixed Media Camp with Donna Coffman —  June 22 – 26 — ages 9 – 12 register by emailing Donna Coffman, our Education Chair•    Mixed Media Camp July 13 – 17 —   ages 8 – 12 with Rebecca McCartt and Paige Garvin  – register HERE•    Mixed Media Camp with Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp — July 27 – 31 — TWO GROUPS: ages 5 – 8 and ages 9 – 12 – register by emailing Donna Coffman, our Education Chair

•    Pottery Camp June 15 – 19 – Clay Camp with Rebecca Braswell  – register HERE

FEES:
•    Member $135
•    Non-member $145
•    Supply fee per camper: $25, The supply fee is required as each camper will have their own supplies and tools to use during camp.  Each camper will take his/her supplies home at the end of camp. For pottery camp, this fee covers clay and glazes.

MORE INFO and get on our CAMP email list: email Donna Coffman

with Rebecca Braswell
ADULT and KIDS POTTERY CLASSES
ADULT classes:

  • Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am

KIDS class:
Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Email Rebecca to register please.
More info HERE and HERE

Cleaning protocols and best practices followed.

POTTERY AT HOME LAMB PROJECT
We’re hearing that folks are missing our Saturday Soirees and we’re sorry about that – we’ll do one as soon as we can!! In the meantime .. Soiree at home with this fun kit!! Just $20!

Make your own adorable pottery lamb bowl with video help from our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell. You’ll order your kit and choose your glaze color for the inside of the bowl. We’ll put kits together to order with your glaze picks.

Pick up your kit, follow along with Rebecca on her instructional video, then bring it back to us to finish up firing. You’ll pick up your lamb two weeks later.

NEW project coming soon!  By the way, we are planning to hold our next Soiree on Saturday, July 18.

We will email you the link for the video with your completed order!

PURCHASE HERE

Short Fiction Workshop via Zoom
Wednesday evenings through July 8 from 7:00-8:30, via Zoom.
Instructor: Jessica Hudgins, Founder & Director, Georgia Writers’ Project
REGISTER HERE$12/class for members, $15 for non-members.It’s not too late to jump in – her students are loving this class!!
“A writing exercise that pulled two stories out of me that I hadn’t realized were there. I will sign up for the rest of the series.”  ~~ Genie BernsteinThis short fiction workshop is for writers who are currently working on a novel or on a short story collection. Over the course of nine weeks, we’ll be looking at Lucia Berlin’s short fiction. This workshop will be especially helpful for someone who needs help generating new material.Students should be prepared to participate in in-class activities, discussion, and short lectures, and to complete weekly writing assignments based on our readings of Berlin’s work. The class will take place via Zoom. Jessica can help anyone set up that software, if needed!Registration required 24 hours in advance.
Show your love … get a MWCA tee!
Our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell had one of these shirts made for herself and loved it. She decided to share the love and it can be a little fundraiser for us! Order your own MWCA tee here … (and many thanks to Sandy Blanchard for the lovely design!)

Order yours HERE!

Thank you, volunteers!!
So many thanks to our volunteers who are helping us paint the gallery and shop!! I’d say we’re at least 25% done so far. The gallery will be spiffed up and shiny white in time for the regional show in August.

BIG THANKS to:
Sandy Blanchard
Carole Bowlden
Francis Byrd
Joy Poole
Courtney Prophett
Shirley Yagrich

If you’d like to help out, it’s EASY — volunteers are coming in at their convenience anytime when we’re open. Call us at 770-207-8937 for more info.

ONLINE ART AND WRITING CONTESTS
Hosted by our Literary Arts Chair, Barbara Barth, this Facebook group — Magical Muse Moments — is for creative souls to share the magic of painting, writing, and everything that falls under the phrase “Art For All”.

The current contest is an art contest and ends Saturday night!

Be sure to join and engage with this fun group!!  Join HERE.

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