Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Upcoming shows and events

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 
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THANK YOU to our jurors for the show!So many BIG THANKS to our jurors for our Regional Show: our local high school AP Art teachers Kristina Hobbs, Stacey Jackson and Steve Reagan. (Sorry I missed getting Steve in the photo!) They did a great job curating the show for us! Artists have already gotten their acceptance emails.

We had over 180 entries submitted by over 60 artists.  This is our biggest show in recent memory! 

We cannot wait to unveil this terrific showcase of artistic and creative talent to our community!  The show opens August 25 and closes October 22 — y’all be sure to drop by and bring some friends.  Look for photos and more information in our next newsletter!

Adult and older teen Classes for August
Details for Adult classes can also be found HERE on our website.  Teens 16+ are welcome in most of our Adult Classes.  Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.KNITTING: First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30
REGISTER HERE

DRAWING: Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
REGISTER HERE

POTTERY: Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm and Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30am
Register by emailing Rebecca 

SORRY!! this workshop is FULL as of 8/19 SIP AND PAINT (no teens!): Friday, August 21 at 7pm – Email Donna to get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Returns in September as a four-week course – details TBA!
Kids’ Classes
Details for Kids’ classes can also be found HERE on our website.  
Email the teacher to register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.Pottery: ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

Saturday August 22 from 10 – noon ART LAB is our most creative and imaginative class, exposing kids to new concepts, tools and approaches to stretch and build their imagination … To RSVP/pay, email donna@monroeartguild.org 
Cost: $30
Space is limited to 10 students per teacher per class so it’s first come first serve.
Art Lab: ages 5 – 8  SEE PHOTO BELOW 
with Sarah Scott.  In Saturday’s workshop we will be exploring the use of negative space through fantastic cityscapes. We will be cutting out and using our collage skills to learn about how negative space is a wonderful world to explore!
Art Lab: ages 9 – 12 SEE PHOTO ABOVE 
with Donna Coffman …
In Saturday’s workshop we will create cityscapes  learning how to work in a series to build unity.  We will work with India inks, watercolors, white gel pens and other various mark making tools, using 4 different prompts, to create 4 different pieces at once.  This is an exercise in using positive and negative space in unusual ways to create interesting compositions. 

Paint and Pizza: ages 6+ — Saturday, September 5 from noon – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  painting can be seen HERE – tropical frog!

* Coming in September *
Art-FULL Tuesdays: A full afternoon of art classes on Tuesdays (with a possible overflow day if Tuesdays get full) for ages 4 years old – high school.  

ART ASAP (After School Arts Program) also starts in September – Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening. 

***Please email Donna to express your interest in either of these classes.  Space is limited.***
Online Volunteer Survey
SURVEY can be found HEREAs our area’s only non-profit community arts center, we depend on volunteers to help us in BIG ways to fulfill our two-fold mission of: 

Volunteers are much needed and very appreciated!  If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you know how crucial your contribution is.  We love our volunteers!

Please take a look and consider filling out this SUPER SHORT (four questions!) interest survey.  This does not commit you to anything, but will give you a chance to learn about ways you can help.   And you can choose, of course, when you are ready to get involved.

THANK YOU so much.Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors!In times like these, we have extra-special reasons to be grateful to our business sponsors.  

These businesses appreciate the good we are doing in our community and have said an enthusiastic “YES!” to our 2020 Business Sponsor Campaign with tax-deductible donations.  Please support these businesses and thank them for their sponsorship.

BIG THANKS, also, to the City of Monroe for the thousands of ways they help and support us.   

Your business can also become aligned with our positive message of the beauty and healing nature of art and our mission of bringing ART FOR ALL!  Learn more HERE.

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