Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts – Saturday Soiree Jan. 16

press release from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our January calendar! 

Our next soiree: January 16, 2021
Join us for family fun!  We are offering TWO drop-in workshops. Drop by for a fun and relaxing day of making!  No need to pre-register.

*** Our fabulous MEMBERS’ SHOW will be up by then (opens 1/13) – be sure to visit the gallery to see over 100 gorgeous & creative works by 40+ of our members!  Many of the pieces are available for purchase, too. ***

Make a hand-built mug
January 16 from 11 – 3
Make a hand-built mug with our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell. 
A fun workshop for all ages – children will need a little help from a parent!
Drop in on the hour at 11, 12, 1 or 2:00. The example shown was hand-built (not wheel thrown) and has not yet been glazed and fired. We have lots of stamps available to make a mug of your own design!
Fee: $20 per mug. Mug will be fired and ready in two weeks.

Make a bottle stopper  
January 16 from 10 – 2. 
Drop in – class (no pre-registration required)!
Workshops start on the hour at 10, 11, 12, and 1:00. 
Students will turn their own wine bottle stopper after a brief intro to the lathe and safety by expert wood turner Todd Tetterton.  Intro level class for ages 16+.  Class is held in one of our upstairs classrooms.  Only FOUR students at a time. 
Fee: $20 includes a wood blank, metal insert and all other materials needed to create and finish a beautiful and unique stopper. 

Our Saturday Soirees are sponsored by Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs.  Thank you Dr. Reese!

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.SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, January 15 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: expressive peacock (see example above)

Walton Writers Second Saturday Open Mic Night (Zoom)
Saturday, January 16 (new date!) at 7 pm
Join Walton Writers Meetup group for details 

Woodturning 101: Salt and Pepper Shaker Set with Todd Tetterton
Saturday, January 23 (new date!) from 8 am – noon (just one spot open as of 1/11) 

Basic Digital Photography with Bob Richardson
Saturday, January 30 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:
First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
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.

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

ART ASAP — NEW class added!!
(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 Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp.5:16 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12 with Donna CoffmanPaint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — Saturday, Feb 6 from 12 – 2.  Painting TBA.  $25 includes pizza and painting – Email Donna to register no later than 2/5 at  Seating is limited and this class fills quickly – registration closes when the class fills.

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021In 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, Feb 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
• 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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