Monroe Walton Center for the Arts show, classes and events

press release from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Members’ Show – last day to see this fabulous show is Saturday, Feb 20

People’s Choice award winner announced!
Congratulations to CARLEE WOODDELL on her PEOPLE’S CHOICE winning work:
One Eyed Stallion! 
Just a few days left to visit our Members’ Show – don’t miss it!

Note to members in the show: pick up your works Tuesday and Wednesday Feb 23-24 from 11 am – 4 pm or Saturday Feb 20 from 4 – 5 pm.

Our next show is the Elementary Student Art Show!Soiree with us – Saturday, Feb 20
Saturday Soirees are our once-a-month parties! At least two drop-in workshops are planned – pottery and woodturning so far. Drop in, take a class or two – have fun!

Back by popular demand!!
Bottle Stopper class (Saturday Soiree event) 
Feb 20 from 10 – 2.
Workshops start on the hour at 10, 11 12 and 1 or when a lathe is available. 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. Fee: $20 includes a wood blank, metal insert and all other materials needed to create and finish a beautiful and unique stopper. Pay at the front desk on 2/20

Pottery Workshop for all ages – handmade bowl
Feb 20 from 11 – 4
Drop in class (no pre-registration required)!
Workshops start at 11, 12:30 and 2 downstairs in the pottery studio
Fee: $20

MAKE TWO – keep one bowl workshop: You’ll make two bowls for $20, but one will be contributed to us to use in our popular “SOUP-er Bowl” Fundraiser Soiree in the near future.

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

Downtown Monroe Gnome Hunt!

In case you’ve missed out on our big FUN news – we started hiding “GNOME EGGS” (see below) on February 1, thanks to our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell!

The clear Gnome eggs are hidden around town with a ticket inside. Find one and bring in to MWCA and you will win an adorable pottery gnome – handmade by Rebecca and Beth Trinh.

We will hide a total of at least 40 eggs throughout February, but are watching the weather and will try to hide them when it’s NOT raining.  Watch our Facebook pagefor announcements of when the eggs are hidden next.  They will be (mostly) in the downtown business district. 

Each ticket is numbered – we have the gnomes numbered as well and you will get the gnome that matches your ticket.

Limit: *one* gnome per household — so everyone has fun looking and finding! If you bring in more than one, we will only honor one ticket, so please let others have a chance – THANK YOU!

We also have a few gnomes in the shop, available for purchase for $12.

You can turn in your egg during our open hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4
Friday and Saturday 10 – 5

While you’re here, check out our Artists Market Gift Shop, the gallery show and pick up a class list! Have fun and happy hunting!

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, February 19 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: Coffee love

MWCA Rocks Open Mic Night 

Saturday, March 6 from 7 – 9 pm
Drop by to enjoy some great local music – Performers must pre-register with Zach

Introduction to Woodturning: Penny Plate with Todd Tetterton THREE dates to choose from!!
Friday March 12 from 6 – 9 pm
Saturday March 13 from 9 am – 12 pm

Saturday March 13 from 1 – 4 pm
Email Todd to register

Walton Writers events 
Zoom meetings held twice monthly – join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

Basic Digital Photography with Bob Richardson
Saturday, March 27 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:
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, Feb 20 from 12 – 2.  Painting – cupcake love (see example above) – our Feb 6 class sold out so fast that we decided to open a second paint and pizza class this month!  $25 includes pizza and painting – Email Donna to register no later than 2/19 at  Seating is limited and this class fills quickly – registration closes when the class fills.

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 Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp.5:16 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12 with Donna Coffman

Shameful scammers!!We try to keep it positive here at MWCA, so I hate to even have to post this but it’s starting to become a recurring issue.  Crooks are posting on our Facebook workshop event listings something like, “My dad died  and I can’t make it to this workshop so I need to sell my ticket.  Please PM me to buy my ticket.”

It’s happened several times, most recently just last week.

For *any and all* of our events or workshops, including *ticketed* classes that you have to pre-pay or pre-register for, you can ONLY get your tickets through us or the instructor for the workshop. *DO NOT* fall for spammers who are trying to sell their “tickets”.  They are thieves and crooks. 
Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021

In times like these, we have extra-special reasons to be grateful to our business sponsors.  

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, March 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 Outreachprograms — 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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