March calendar for Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts – Show, events and classes

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our March (so far! more classes being added soon) calendar
Elementary Student Art Show

Come see the happiest and most creative show of the year – it will lift your heart!  The show is here until March 18.  We may be able to have a reception outside in the garden on March 18, pay attention to our Facebook page for announcements.  In any case – come see the show; it’s wonderful!

REPRESENTED in this show:

Atha Road Elementary
George Walton Academy
Loganville Christian Academy
Loganville Elementary
Monroe Country Day School
Sharon Elementary
Youth Elementary
Walker Park Elementary

Congratulations to the students whose works were chosen for our Art Show!

Garden Gnome Workshop

Saturday March 13 at 11 am or 2 pm

Register here
Make a hand-built pottery garden gnome (approx. 6” – 8” tall) with Rebecca. You will glaze your gnome, too, and he will be ready in about two weeks.

Two times to choose from: 11 am or 2 pm.  This is not a drop-in class. Registration closes by March 12 or when the class fills.

Fun for all ages!!  Young children will need a parent’s help.

Also happening on March 13:

Downtown Monroe Car Show – most popular event of the year!Penny Plate Wood turning workshop here at MWCA (see below)

Adult and older teen Classes 
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.

MWCA Rocks Open Mic Night 
Saturday, March 6 from 7 – 9 pm
Drop by to enjoy some great local music – Performers must pre-register with Zach

Introduction to Woodturning: Penny Plate with Todd Tetterton THREE dates to choose from!! These workshops are almost full!

Friday March 12 from 6 – 9 pm
Saturday March 13 from 9 am – 12 pm

Saturday March 13 from 1 – 4 pm – just a few seats left in this workshop

Email Todd to register

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:

Friday, March 19 at 7pm – 
Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: Spring butterfly (see sample above)

Walton Writers events 
Zoom meetings held twice monthly – join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

Basic Digital Photography with Bob Richardson
Saturday, March 27 from 1 – 4 pm


Beginner Guitar Lessons with Zach Coffman:  
Monday afternoon/early evening. Thirty-minute-long individual lessons starting at 4pm on Mondays.  Ages 9 to adult. 
Schedule your time and register by emailing Zach 

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:
Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amRegister by emailing Rebecca 

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm

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.
Paint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — This class has gotten so popular that we’re now holding it twice monthly – 

Saturday, March and March 20 from 12 – 2.  Painting – spring butterfly (see example above) –  $25 includes pizza and painting – Email Donna to register no later than the day before each class  Seating is limited and this class fills quickly – registration closes when the class fills.

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 – 9 with Donna Coffman
4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp.
5:16 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12 with Donna Coffman

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021. 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 2021 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.

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

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, March 6 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 

Our next show that will be open for entries is the Regional Show REGIONAL JURIED SHOW held August 4 – October 21
•  Online submissions open June 1 – closes July 17 ***

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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