Four workshops offered by Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts downtown this Saturday

Candlelight shopping in downtown Monroe this Thursday

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts 
see our DECEMBER calendar! 
FOUR (!) great workshops offered on Saturday, December 12
click HERE to read more about all four workshops

pre-registration required for all except the journaling workshop

Introduction to Woodturning – Two Christmas Ornaments
Saturday Dec 12 from 9am-noon.
Instructor: Todd Tetterton
(birdhouse and another ornament will be made by you!)
At this writing, only ONE spot remains open
pre-registration required

Pottery Santa Workshop
Saturday Dec 12 at 1:00 or 3:00
Instructor: Rebecca Braswell
(two examples shown above)
pre-registration required

Basic Digital Photography
Saturday, Dec 12 from 1 – 4 pm
Instructor: Robert Richardson 
(includes Bob’s course book shown above!)
pre-registration required

Journal Away 2020
Saturday, Dec 12 from 2 – 3:30
With author Carole Townsend
MORE INFO HERE – preregistration is NOT required for this workshop

Members’ Show opens in January 2021

Members’ Show:  an annual exhibition of the creative works of MWCA Members
Jan 13 – Feb 20
​Submission Guidelines/Entry Form can be found here

Our MWCA Members’ Show presents all our members’ works: experienced artists’ works, emerging artists and novices alike in a single show, highlighting our commitment to fostering a community of support for artists of all levels. All works accepted (you must follow common-sense policies outlined here), wherever you are on your artistic journey.  This show features a Youth category as well. 

​Enter up to 3 pieces for $35.  It is recommended that items be available for purchase but this is not required.

CATEGORIES: 2D, Functional Pottery, 3D/Sculpture, Photography.  Youth category for ages 10 – 17.

Requirements, definitions of categories and more info included in the MEMBERS SHOW POLICIES found here or you can pick a form up at the art center.

Not a member yet?  Join us here

• Drop off Jan 8-9
• Open Jan 13
• Reception Jan 22
• Pick up Feb 23-24

Gifts you can’t find anywhere else!

Over 50 artists and makers are represented in our Gifts from the heARTshop!  Drop by soon to shop the best gift selection anywhere – for local art that is creative, unique, affordable and gorgeous!  Ornaments, jewelry, decor, cards, art, pottery, glass art, photography, woven items … even small-batch soap and candles … and so much more!  All made by our members. If you haven’t visited lately, you’ll be amazed!

Candlelight Shopping in downtown Monroe Thursday night!
we’ll be open 11 am – 8pm

Don’t miss Candlelight Shopping THIS Thursday from 5-8 pm. Marshmallow roasting and Carriage Rides on Court Street, Pictures with Santa in the pocket park and great shopping and dining!

Don’t forget to swing by Childers Park to see the 12 Days of Christmas Magical Light Display!

Adult and older teen Classes for December
Details for Adult classes can 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.

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, December 18 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: a pretty Christmas wreath!

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday (full!) and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amSix week beginner pottery course: Next course starts December 8. Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.  She gives you 7 weeks to complete the six-week course.Register by emailing Rebecca KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30
no class on Dec 16

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
no class Dec 16, 23 or 30Kids’ Classes
Details for Kids’ classes can 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 with Rebecca Braswell: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

(After School Arts Program) General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month. Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp.

Thank you to the 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.  

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.
Check out our website  … and calendar Shop 51 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, January 2 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!

Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

*** Call for Entries – MEMBERS SHOW in January 2021

Support local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes!  Join us today!  Click HERE.

We can host your private party!  From a child’s birthday party to a girls’ night out or bridal or baby shower … if you want to add some sparkle and artistic shine to your party – check this out!
Also check out our friends at Walton Writers and On Stage Walton who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!

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