Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts May Calendar

May at a Glance: See ALL our events and classes – click HERE


Gallery:  Middle School Show: April 29 – May 20 Reception May 20 from 6 – 7:30
Shop: 50+ artists continue to bring in new worksSupport local artists by shopping here!
Weekly Classes: Art ASAP wraps up in May; a new cycle of ASAP starts in September
Other weekly classes (pottery, knitting, drawing, guitar) continue
Special Events: Garden Tour May 15 No Saturday Soiree in May – the next Soiree will be June 19
Fun workshops Mugs for Mom: May 8
Paint and Pizza: May 8
Sip and Paint: May 21
Sunday afternoon beading: May 2, 23 and 30
Local music MWCA Rocks open mic: May 8
For writers Walton Writers – Zoom meetings May 6 & 8 – Writing contest will be announced the first week in May! Check our Facebook page or website.
Summer CampTaking registrations now!  Camps are filling up!
Summer ART Camptaking registrations now

FIVE weeks of art camp: Four Mixed Media Camps and one week of Pottery!  We’re working on a Creative WRITING Camp, too – details coming soon.

Camps run Monday – Friday from 9 am – noon

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

$175 for members (includes all supplies)
$185 for non-members

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

* June 7 – 11 and Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp –
register by emailing Donna

* June 21 – 25 with Rebecca McCartt and Carlee Wooddell
register HERE

* July 12 – 16 with Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp
register by emailing Donna

* July 19 – 23 with Rebecca McCartt and Carlee Wooddell
register HERE

POTTERY CAMP with Rebecca Braswell
Hand-built and wheel thrown pieces will be made – ages 8+
June 14 – 18
register HERE

Registration 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!
Don’t miss the final two days to get your EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!! 
Tickets are available now — in person only at MWCA — through April 30 for an early bird discount of $25. 
Early bird purchasers will be entered into a drawing for *eight* fabulous garden-themed prizes, including a $200 gift certificate from Growers Outlet and other prizes!

Ten gardens on tour: Seven lovely home gardens in downtown Monroe and “greater Monroe” plus three unique specialty public gardens featured.

From May 1 – 15 ticket price will be $30.  Only a limited number are available; ticket sales will end when we sell out!  They are selling quickly!

Learn more HERE
Just a couple of volunteer spots are still available …You can help by being a Garden Greeter – only two slots still needing help!
We have set up a SignUpGenius to make it EASY to volunteer for our Garden Tour on Saturday, May 15. Be a Garden Greeter – as our thank you, you will receive a free ticket to tour the gardens on your off-hours. Your shift will last three hours and the duties are simple — be a friendly greeter, check for tickets and use the hole-punch provided to verify attendance for door prizes to be awarded later. Easy and FUN!

Note to those who have already volunteered: please go to the link above and sign up for a spot – THANK YOU!!

NEW – we’ve added a four “floater” volunteer positions — two from 10 am – 1 pm and two from 1 – 4 pm so that we will have a little cushion of a couple “extras” in case someone doesn’t show up or we find we need a little extra help.  Please, if you’re interested in volunteering, sign up for one of the two (at this writing) actual Garden Slots that need to be filled – at Gardens 6 or 10 — once those are filled, we’d love to have a few extra hands available.  Thank you!!

Mugs for Moms Saturday, May 8 – 11 am – 3 pm
​Drop in to make a mug for (or with!) your Mom with the expert help of Rebecca Braswell.

Drop in on the hour at 11, 12, 1 or 2 to make a special memory. Fun for all ages – littles will need the help of a grown up. (No pre-registration needed)

Many different textures and stamps are available to make your mug your own.

$20 per mug. The mugs will be ready in about two weeks

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, May 8 (note new date) from 7 – 9 pm
Drop by to enjoy some great local music – Performers must pre-register with Zach

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, May 21 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: Let It Bee

Walton Writers events 
Zoom meetings held twice monthly – May 6 and 8 – join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

Sunday afternoon beading with Julie (all ages!)
Sunday May 2, 23 and 30 at 1 – 2 pm or 2:30 – 3:30
pre-registration appreciated – HERE

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:
Tuesdays from 5 – 6 Teens only
Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm and
Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30am
Register 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+ — Saturday, May 8 (note new date)from 12 – 2. — painting Bee Kind

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
5:16 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12 with Donna Coffman

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, May 1 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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