Monroe Walton Art Center shares fun events beginning with Jan. 18 Saturday Soiree

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5
local art | 50+ local artists represented in our shop | 225+ members
Are you a Fun Arts Fan or a Fine Arts Fan?  We’ve got it all in our Members’ Show … and most of these original works are available for purchase!
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
Saturday 1/18
Come Soiree with us … this Saturday!

FIVE Drop-In Workshops for all ages … and a Taco Bar!
Read all about it … all five workshops are listed below!
Drop in for a day-full of fun!
Workshops for the entire family. No RSVP needed – just drop in!  Live music, too!
VOLUNTEERS needed – call 770-207-8937 if you can help or email Hope.
with Sue Grilli
Drop in between 12-4.
Ages 10 to adult.  It’s been a tradition to send your sweetie a card for Valentine’s Day but how special would it be to create a handpainted card? Learn some simple mixed media painting skills while you create one of these fun cards.  The cards can also be framed so you can save and display each holiday. Fee: $15.
with Stormy Wyles
Drop in 11-4
Handstamp a custom bracelet for your Valentine. $15 for aluminum. $20 for copper. Fee includes a bracelet blank of your choice, use of tools and hands-on instruction.
with Rebecca Braswell
Drop in on the hour – each workshop begins on the hour at 12, 1, 2 and 3:00.
Make a beautiful heart-shaped wall pocket – perfect gift for your Valentine! Perfect place for succulents (not provided) or tuck a sweet note inside. Your project will be ready in two weeks. Fee: $25 all supplies included. A fun class for all ages (kids with help from an adult).
with Julie Bell
Beaded Bracelets
Drop in 11 – 4
Make your own beaded bracelets with Julie Bell – thousands of beads to choose from! Perfect gifts. Fun for ALL ages. $7 for adult sizes. $6 for kids.
with Paige Garvin
Drop in 11 am – 4 pm.
Fun kids’ project!  Drop in to make your choice of these fun Star Wars characters.$5 per character.
noon until we run out!
🌮 TACO BAR: our menu at the January Soiree is a delectable taco bar provided by our board and volunteers.
🌮 Build your own soft taco(s), taco salad or nacho plate! Homemade cookies and brownies, too. This is a fund-raiser for our non-profit art center.
🌮 $4 per taco; $6 for a nacho plate or taco salad ❤️ 🌮 ❤️
SPONSORED BY: Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs – many thanks to them!
Three Adult Pottery Classes
Rebecca’s Pottery Classes are getting full so we added a new day — Fridays from 10 – 11:30 amPottery classes offered on these days:
•    Wednesdays @ 6 – 7:30 pm or
•    Thursday mornings @ 10 – 11:30 am
•    Friday mornings @ 10 – 11:30 am
•    TRY IT! Pottery:  Try an hour of pottery with instruction by Rebecca.  $30 for members; $35 for non-members.  Supplies included.
KIDS Pottery: Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Email Rebecca for more info or to register.
Sunday, 1/19 at 3 pm
Southern Sisters in Crime
You do not have to be a mystery writer to join, just enjoy the genre. Contact Marlene if you are interested in attending their meetings, generally held on the third Sunday of each month at 3pm.
with Lynne Ulmer
Tuesdays from 12:30 – 2:30
Acrylic & Oil Painting
Your choice of what you want to paint. Lynne will help ALL skill levels get your idea on canvas. Lynne will lead and teach – drawing, painting techniques  etc..Fees: You can pay at the time of class – INTRO PRICE!!! January and February only – $15 per class for members/$20 for non-members. A bundle of four classes for $50/$60. Regular price is $20/$25 for one class or $65/$75 for a four week bundle.

Jump in anytime.  This is an on-going, weekly class. Ask for a copy of the supply list or check out the Facebook event for the list.

(Photo is of one of Lynne’s paintings)

with poet, Jessica Hudgins
Tuesdays from 7 –  8 pm through the end of February
A Poem a Week
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at poetry, now’s the time!
Fees: You can jump in anytime for $15 per class for non-members; $10 per class for members.  Email Jessica so you can get your assignment, if possible. Pay at the time of class.
with Donna Guntharp
Friday, 1/24 from 6 – 8 pm
Teen Art and Pizza
We’ll celebrate the beauty of winter by painting snow covered trees onto glass bottles.  As we paint, we will also enjoy pizza.  Once the paint dries, the bottles will be filled with tiny lights to represent falling snow or stars. $25 includes pizza and all supplies.
More info or register at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Donna
with Donna Guntharp:  
Saturday, 1/25 from 10 am – noon
Saturday Morning Art for 4 and 5 year olds We’ll explore different types of art supplies and techniques and paint a cute bear enjoying the winter snow. $25 per child. More info or register at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Donna.
with Susan Pelham
Saturday, Jan 25 from 10 am – 3 pm
Oil Painting Workshop   Oil painting workshop with the expert help of MWCA founding artist and teacher, Susan Pelham.  You choose what you want to paint!  All skill levels, including experienced painters who want to take your skills to the next level.  Ask for a supply list or check out the Facebook event for a supply list.
Fees: $75 for members; $85 for non-members.  Register at the front desk or call 770-207-8937. Bring lunch!
(Photo is of Susan teaching one of her collage classes)
Check out ALL our January classes and events HERE!
Our website is currently under some re-structuring – if links don’t work, please check back or call us at 770-207-8937.
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!

on the website  …

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, February 1at 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 

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Members’ Show: January 8 – 31. 
Wine and Cheese Reception and Awards: January 22 from 6 – 7:30.

See our list of Art Guild Members and Members Memo
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to And be sure to renew your membership annually when we send your reminder out.  If you do not renew, your information will be removed from our listing of Guild members.)

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

Members Memo:  Insider news you can use!

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!

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   We are seeking sponsors for 2020.

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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