Weekly update from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Guest column from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

* Special Needs Adult Painting Class with Charlie the Therapy Dog (and Robin) @ 1:30 Sign up by Monday!
* Kid’s General Art @ 4 & 5:15
* Adult Photography Class @ 6
* Sculpture & open studio pottery @ 6WEDNESDAY:
* Seniors Shine Painting Class @ 1
* Kids Painting & Drawing @ 4
* Pottery for Kids @ 4:45
* Painting for Adults @ 5:30
* Pottery for Adults @ 6

* Let’s Create @ 11
* Elementary Student Show Reception @ 6
* Walton Writers @ 6:30

* Enamel Marbling @ 12

See anything that interests you? See pictures of projects and more info here!

director, MWCA

ps – We are frequently adding classes … My WORD Mixed Media, Drawing 101 for Seniorsand Intro to Hypertufa are three recent additions.  Our convenient calendar of events is kept up-to-date — take a look at it HERE Descriptions and details about classes can be found HERE.  You can also check out the Events listed on our Facebook page HERE.

New in our shop … So much spring-y loveliness to see in our shop! 🌷🌼🌸 All by local artists. Framed original oils, matted art, jewelry, hand-painted boxes, marbled books, new spring candles, home decor and so much more!
MY WORD! Mixed Media Painting
Saturday, March 10 @ 11 am.
REGISTER HEREEveryone has that special word that means something just to them. Some choose a word at the beginning of the year to guide them. In this workshop with artist Sue Grilli we will create a mixed media painting with our word so that we can hang or place in view and it will be front and center. We will use acrylic paints, stamps, stencils and lots of texture making tools to create this fun-for-everyone (even beginners) painting. All materials will be provided – all you have to bring is your word! Come and join us!Fee: $30 for members; $35 for non-members. RSVP by 3/7 please.
PAINT & RELEASE! for Special Needs Adults 
Tuesday, Feb 27 @ 1 – 3 pmREGISTER HERE by MondayPaint and Release your imagination!  Spend the first half of the class painting Charlie the golden-doodle and then as a special surprise, Charlie will become the special guest as we release him from the canvas for the last half of the class.  Charlie is a registered Therapy Dog and loves people.

Fee: $25 for members; $30 for non-members plus $5 supply fee to pay Robin at class.  8 student maximum.

Enamel Marbling 
Saturday, March 3 @ 12 – 2.
REGISTER HEREIn love with fine Italian paper marbling? Join Maria Ramos to learn the updated technique of enamel marbling. Supply fee includes 5″ x 3″ Wooden box with lid and all paints.Instruction fee: $20 for members; $25 for non-members plus a supply fee (pay Maria at class) $5
Fast & Furious Florals in Acrylic – Two day workshop with Melanie Morris
Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24

10 am – 4 pm both days.
$425 for members; $450 for non-members 

learn more here 
REGISTER HEREJoin Birmingham-area artist, Melanie Morris, for a fast-paced workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings.
The class will paint from life so each student will choose a floral from a number of arrangements that will be provided.  On the second day, the class will pick different floral arrangements and create more quick paintings for a total of SIX paintings!If you want to create loose, colorful florals, this is the class for you.  This class is appropriate for all levels – from beginner to advanced. Lunch is included both days.
Must register by 3/17.

on the website

* A history of the Art Guild —> here
* Our renovation plans —> here
* Calendar of events and classes —> here

Call for Entries 
Take a look at the 2018 shows HERE.


  • Founders (Were YOU involved in the first year of the Art Guild?  Please contact us!)
  • Fiber Show (seeking fiber artists)
  • Georgia Places and Country Roads — both urban and rural scenes depicting our lovely state

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Elementary Student Show; Reception March 1 @ 6 – 8 pm

See our list of Art Guild Members
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to hope@monroeartguild.org)

Weekly Classes & Creative Workshops & other events

  • Weekly classes for adults:  Painting, sculpture and pottery
  • After-School Arts Program Tuesdays & Wednesdays for ages 7 – 14:  General Art, Painting & Drawing and Pottery
  • Tuesdays & Fridays: Art Abounds (Special Needs Adults) class
  • Tuesdays: Photography Class @ 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays @ 1 – 3 Seniors Shine Painting Class (Drawing 101 starts 3/7 @ 1 – 2 pm)
  • Thursdays @ 11am – 2pm:  FREE Let’s Create with Robin  Bring your own supplies and a sack lunch if you wish. Hang out with other creatives – paint, knit, draw, write – whatever moves you! Robin will provide inspiration, encouragement and a little advice if you want it! Just show up – easy!

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

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   Please support these local businesses.  See them here.

Also check out our friends at On Stage Walton and the Walton County Music Guild who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!


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