Happy Thanksgiving from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

press release from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our NOVEMBER & DECEMBER calendar! 

A quick update about this week:
The shop/gallery will be open 
Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 – 4
Friday and Saturday from 10-5
(closed Thursday)
on Sunday 11/29 we’ll be open 1 – 5 pm

* Shop Small Saturday on Saturday 11/28 with raffles for Downtown Bucks

* Most of our classes are taking a break this week, with the exception of Joe’s Landscape Painting Class on Tuesday

* N*E*W Hours:
Starting Sunday 11/29 – Sunday 12/20 we’ll be open from 1 – 5pm:
* November 29, December 6, 13 and 20
In addition to our usual hours
Tuesday-Wednesday 11-4
Thursday 11-8
Friday-Saturday 10-5

* Classes will return to our normal schedule starting December 1

* Come see us – browse the best gift shop in town with affordable and unique offerings from over 50 local artists!  

Pick up a class list while you’re here!

We have much to be thankful for … 

Shop Small Saturday – November 28

There’s no better day to begin your Christmas shopping than on Shop Small Saturday. Start the day at a local restaurant and then head out to all of your favorite stores where you’ll find helpful business owners, unique gifts and great deals.

Stop by here at MWCA to pick up your shopping passport for your chance to win Downtown Dollars!

Complete 4 items on the card for a chance to win $100 or complete 6 items for a chance to win $200. All entries must be turned in on Small Business Saturday (November 28th). Cards can be returned to the red mailbox here at MWCA.

Thank you for shopping small with us this Holiday season!
Three great workshops offered on Saturday, December 12
pre-registration required!

Introduction to Woodturning – Two Christmas Ornaments
Saturday Dec 12 from 9am-noon.
Instructor: Todd Tetterton
(birdhouse and another ornament will be made by you!)

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

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

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 – 11:30am
Six week beginner pottery course: Next course starts December 8. Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.  Register by emailing Rebecca no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

Kids’ 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 
no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

(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 Guntharpno classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28) 

***SPECIAL EVENT***Paint AND Pottery … and Pizza with Donna and Rebecca: ages 6+ — Saturday, December 5 from 10am – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  projects TBA ! Watch our Facebook page for the class event to be posted with examples soon

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.  

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, December 5 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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