Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts: Saturday Soiree, Dino Day Downtown and August Calendar

press release from Monroe Walton center for the arts

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

 Saturday Soiree: August 14 … DINO DAY!



Visit Downtown Monroe for a roaring good time on Saturday, August 14 – also our Soiree Saturday which means …  We will have lots of fun workshops … and yet another of our awesome scavenger hunts … for DINO EGGS! 

FACE PAINTING
Christina will be here face painting for DINO DAY! She will have a few designs to choose from for just $3 – $6. Christina will be here from 10:30 – 2:00.

BEADED BRACELETS
Drop in to design and make your own bracelets with Julie!  We will have some Dino options to make and PLENTY pre-made to buy. We will also have some mermaid tails and unicorns too.
Space is limited and walk-ins will be accepted if the class is not pre-filled. If you would like to guarantee a spot, please email Julie 
Each bracelet $8 each.  Fun for all ages.
​Class times:
10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00


POTTERY PROJECT: HAND-BUILT MUG
Drop in to build a mug with Rebecca and customize it with stamps – many to choose from … even dinosaurs! Your mug will be glazed and ready in two weeks.
All ages – littles will need help from a parent!
$25 per mug.
Drop in on the hour at 11, 12, 1, 2 or 3

WATERCOLOR CLASS
We are painting tropical leaves as we continue to explore the basics of watercolor with Donna.  In this lesson, we will focus on mixing beautiful greens and creating wet on dry and wet into wet watercolor washes.  We will focus solely on painting techniques as we will work from pre-made pencil sketches.

Drop in at 10:00 for a class from 10-11:30
or
12:00 for the a class from 12 – 1:30
$15 per class – for ages 14 to adult

Kid’s DINO painting 
Drop in to paint a fun dino scene on a canvas board with Carlee.  Both pre-drawn and blank canvases will be available to choose from.
Drop in anytime between 10:30 – 2
$10 per painting – for ages 6 and up



D*I*N*O Day  🦕  
Saturday August 14
Dino-fun events and sales downtown!
Our artists are coming up with lots of hand-made dino gifts!
Bubble wands 
Necklaces 
Bracelets 

And we’re hosting another of our fun egg hunts!  Find an egg on 8/14 and turn it in for a free handmade pottery dinosaur made by our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell!REGIONAL SHOW Awards Reception is
this Friday from 6 – 7:30



We welcome you all to visit, relax and enjoy the beautiful works of art in our Regional Art Show.  As always, there is no fee to enter the gallery.

RECEPTION
Celebrate the arts and our artists!
You’re invited to our Wine and Cheese Awards Reception on Friday, August 13 from 6 – 7:30 pm. Best in Show and other awards will be announced by our judge for this show, Father Anthony Salzman.

Invite your friends and family to see this fabulous show!  It will be here through October 21 and many of the works are available for purchase.HELP PROVIDE SNACKS FOR OUR RECEPTION
sign up 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.MONTHLY CLASSES
SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, August 20 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: koi pond (see above)

Walton Writers events 
Zoom meetings held twice monthly — the first Thursday and second Saturday (8/14) — join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

MWCA Rocks Open Mic Night
Saturday, September 4 from 7 – 9 pm
Drop by to enjoy some great local music – Performers must pre-register with Zach


WEEKLY CLASSES
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 onlyWednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amBeginner Pottery six week course began August 3Register by emailing Rebecca KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 (next class will be 8/25)
REGISTER HERE

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm (next class will be 8/25)
REGISTER HEREKids’ 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, September 4from 12 – 2. — painting TBA.  Email Donna to register and pay

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

ART ASAP (RESUMES in September!!)
(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. September – May only – Tuesday afternoons

Thank you to the 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 calendarFind YOUR joy by volunteering here!Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, September 4 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 our annual MEMBERS SHOW in January 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!
 
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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