March news and events for Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

GALLERY AND SHOP OPEN
Hours:
Mon 11 – 4 | Tues – Thurs 11 – 5  |  Fri & Sat 10 – 5  | Sun 1 – 5
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our March calendar … always adding new classes and events so check back often! 

Summer Art Camp!




REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 2022 camps
FIVE weeks of art camp to choose from: Four Mixed Media Camps and one week of Pottery!Registration is due a week before each camp to allow for ordering supplies.Registration is not complete until payment is received. Seating is limited and camps fill quickly!

AGES:
Two age groups for Mixed Media Camps: 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
Pottery Camp: ages 8 and up 

Fee per week of camp (includes all supplies):
$175 for members 
$185 for non-members

CAMP DATES AND HOURS:
Camps run Monday – Friday from 9 am – noon

MIXED MEDIA CAMP DATES:
Mixed media: age-appropriate art involving various forms of art media for ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 

June 6 – 10: Mixed media camp
Instructors – Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Register by emailing Donna Coffman.  Please register by May 30.

June 20 – 24: Mixed media camp
Instructors – Rebecca McCartt and Carlee Wooddell.  Register HERE . Please register by June 12

​July 11 – 15: Mixed media camp
Instructors – Rebecca McCartt and Carlee Wooddell.  Register HERE . Please register by July 3

​July 25 – 29: Mixed media camp
Instructors – Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Register by emailing Donna Coffman.  Please register by July 17.

CLAY CAMP — June 13 – 17: CLAY/POTTERY CAMP
Both hand-building and wheel-thrown pieces will be taught for ages 8+
Instructor – Rebecca Braswell.  Register HERE .  Please register by June 6



Come see the happiest, most lively show of the year!!

RECEPTION – March 24 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the artistic talents of the students in our Elementary Student Art Show. Family, friends and the public are invited!
Lemonade and cookies will be served.

2022 Nature Meets Art Garden Tour



Saturday, May 14 from 10 am – 4 pm
Tickets will go on sale in early April.  We have beautiful gardens lined up for you to be inspired by!   
If you’d like to help in any way, please email Lori Volk, our Volunteer Chair.

Art Guild Meeting – MWCA members only

Plein Air Workshop



Saturday, April 23 from 8 am – 2 pm
Plein Air Painting Workshop with Andrea Kindl
This workshop is open to any current MWCA member and is free for members to attend. Guild meetings are opportunities for artists to come together to share and learn from each other.

PLEASE RSVP by emailing Juli Tredwell, our Guild Chair.

Location:  William-Harris Homestead, 3636 Ga Hwy 11, Monroe Ga

See more information, including recommended supplies HERE

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.



ONCE-A-MONTH JOURNALING WORKSHOP with Ann Mann:
Sunday, March 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 — tips, tools and techniques to help you with your journaling practice.  REGISTER HERE

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, March 25 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: TBA

Beading After Dark with Julie Bell:
Saturday, March 26 from 6 – 8 pm – Email Julie to RSVP.  More info HERE

Walton Writers events with Barbara Barth
Zoom meetings held twice monthly — the first Thursday and second Saturday — join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

Beginner Guitar Lessons with Zach Coffman: 
Thirty-minute-long individual lessons starting offered weekly at various times and days.  Ages 9 to adult.  Schedule your time and register by emailing Zach 

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:Tuesdays from 5 – 6 Teens onlyWednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amBeginner Pottery next six week course begins in March <FULL>Register by emailing Rebecca KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 
REGISTER HERE

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm 
REGISTER HERE

TAI CHI with Tracey Temple:
Fridays from 10 – 11 am  – held by special arrangement at The Bridge of Georgia here in Monroe. REGISTER HERE



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.
If you have difficulty registering for a class, call us at 770-207-8937.



Paint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — Saturday, April 2from 12 – 2. Email Donna to register and pay.  Painting:  TBA

Pottery with Rebecca Braswell: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca  

ART ASAP (After School Arts Program)
General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month.Kids work at their own age-appropriate level. Instructor: Donna Coffman.MONDAYS 4 – 5 pm — ages 6 – 85:16 – 6:15 — ages 7 – 12ish – (great for siblings!)TUESDAYS (FULL)​4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 9 5:15 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12  Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited. September – May only 

Mommy & Me age 18 months – 5 year-olds + Caregiver
First and Third Thursday from 10am – 11am
Fee and registration:
For 2 consecutive classes and supplies: $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Register and pay by emailing Carlee 

Lil’ Artist Preschool Art for 3 – 5 year-olds
Every Tuesday from 1 – 2 pm

Fee and registration:
For 4 consecutive classes and supplies: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. Register and pay by emailing Carlee.



FREE CREATIVE GATHERINGS
Meet new friends and hang out/create with others! … for free!

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Not Your Mama’s Book Club — March 29
Meets in our Book Nook the last Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 pm.  Led by author, Carole Townsend.  Enjoy reading? You’ll have fun in our Book Club – a collection of fabulous ladies discovering new worlds through books.  To learn more, ask to join the group’s Facebook page: Not Your Mama’s Book Club! or email Carole.

MONROE MAKERS
Drop in Thursdays anytime between 1 – 3 pm to hang out with other creatives.  Paint angels for our ART MD kits with JoeAnn and Grace or bring your own supplies and do your own thing!

OLD TIME MUSIC OPEN JAM — March 26
Once a month on the fourth Saturday from 1 – 4 pm – You’re invited to drop by and listen … or join in and play! ​Free and open to the public. Acoustic instruments only: fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass.

SUNDAY WRITE IN
Every Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
This FREE Creative Gathering is open to anyone interested in writing. Feel free to drop in Sundays anytime between 1:30 – 4:30 to write in a supportive environment or chat with others about writing – hosted by writer, Barbara Barth. Bring a snack and drink if you’d like! 

SOUTHERN SISTERS IN CRIME WRITING GROUP
Fourth Sunday of every other month at 3:00 — April 24
They are members of the National Sisters in Crime.  You do not have to be a mystery writer to join, just enjoy the genre. Email Marlene Buchanan if you are interested in attending.



We’re EXCITED to try something N*E*W in 2022 … how about YOU??

TINY ART SHOW – May 26 – July 7

This is an open call to ALL artists to exhibit and sell your small works.  Works must be available for purchase. For  artists 18 years old or older.  Works on canvas/board/paper are not to exceed 64 square inches (excluding framing).  Three-Dimensional sculpture/glass/pottery etc. are not to exceed 8”h x 8”w x 8”d.  Artists are welcome to enter up to six (6) original works of art and up to six per artist will be accepted. 

DROP OFF: Friday and Saturday, May 20 – 21 from 11 am – 5 pm
APPLICATION FEE – $25 for up to six pieces.  
Unlike our usual shows, this is a “show and sale”: pieces may be purchased and taken home during the show.  Artists are encouraged to bring in new works as artwork is sold.

Find the link to the full guidelines HERE

REGIONAL JURIED ART SHOW
​September 1 – October 20

​VIEW/DOWNLOAD ALL GUIDELINES HERE

ELIGIBILITY- This show is open to all artists and features these categories: 2D, 3D, photography, functional pottery and fiber. This is a JURIED show: This means that we will have a panel of jurists to decide which pieces are allowed into the show.  Please note that the jurors may choose as appropriate for this show anywhere from zero to all three of the works you submit. Fee is non-refundable.  While the Show will be live and in-person in our gallery, the submission process is ONLINE only; please note that having a “gmail” account will make this a more streamlined process.

SHOW DATES –  Opens: September 1 | Closes: October 20
ONLINE submissions due:  June 30 – July 31
Email notification of accepted works:  August 16
Drop off accepted works:  Friday – Saturday, August 26 – 27 (11am – 5pm)

Wine & Cheese Reception & Awards:  Friday, Sept 9 from 6 – 7:30 pm

Pickup:  Friday – Saturday, Oct 21 – 22  (11am – 5pm)

APPLICATION FEE (one fee covers up to three works) – pay online HERE
Only one application per artist is allowed.
Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021 – 2022

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 calendarFind YOUR joy by volunteering here!You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!  Fill out a volunteer form here.

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

*** Call for Entries – Tiny Art Show and Regional Juried Show — 2022 ***

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!

Read our latest MEMBERS’ MEMO HERE
 
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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