Saturday Soiree and other November events at Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  see our NOVEMBER calendar! 30+ classes and events this month!
Saturday Soiree with us!
November 7 from 10 – 4

FOUR workshops – great FUN ALL DAY for the entire family!!
So very happy to bring back our most popular tradition – Saturday Soirees! We haven’t held one since March and we know you’ve missed them.
Join us for family fun, hot cider and cookies! And don’t forget to browse for the best Christmas gifts around – made for you by over 50 of our artists and makers!

Want to help – host or bring cookies?  Visit our SIGNUP GENIUS to volunteer!

* pottery drop-in workshop
$15 – make two take one pottery angel ornament with Rebecca Braswell (one is left with us to raise funds for our Art MD healing art kits) – appropriate for ALL ages – littles will need a grown-up’s help – drop in anytime between 11 am – 4 pm 

* woodturning drop-in workshop
$15 – make a simple “woodturning 101” Christmas tree ornament – adults and mature teens 16+ – drop in on the hour at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2 or 3 for expert instruction by Todd Tetterton 

* beaded bracelets by Julie Bell
$10 for the first one, additional bracelets are just $5 each. Email Julie to reserve your spot from 10 am – 4 pm.  Fun for all ages!

* Paint and Pizza Party for the kids age 6+

$25 – workshop is from 12 – 2 pm with Donna Coffman – see separate event listing below for the cute owl painting they will do! Email Donna to register and pay.

Adult and older teen Classes for November
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.NEW CLASS (example above)
Introduction to landscape painting with Joe Gargasz: 
Tuesdays at 6:30 – 8 pm for five weeks: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
More info and register HERE

Introduction to Woodturning: Pen Making with Todd Tetterton
Saturday, November 14 from 9am – noon: In this class you will be provided with the tools, equipment and instruction to allow you to use your creative talents to fashion a pen and pencil set that you will be proud to show your friends and say, “I made this!”
More info and register HERE

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, November 20 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: whimsical owl – see below!

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday (full!) and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30am

Six week beginner pottery course: Next course starts December 1. Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.  Register by emailing Rebecca no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

Stay tuned … coming in December: 
Basic Digital Photography Workshop with Robert Richardson: Dec 12 from 1 – 4 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.Pottery with Rebecca Braswell: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 
no classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

(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 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharpno classes will be held Thanksgiving week (Nov 23-28)

Paint and Pizza with Donna Coffman: 
ages 6+ — Saturday, November 7 from noon – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  painting – cute owl – see photo above!

coming in December – Paint & Pottery half-day workshop for ages 6+ – Dec 5 from 10 – 2

Sunday, November 15 from 4 – 5 pm

We invite all our current MEMBERS to our Annual Members’ Meeting on Sunday, Nov 15 from 4 – 5 pm.

Business to cover:
1) Approval of two officers to fill interim spots on our board. Joe Gargasz (current president) has appointed these:
Laura Templeton – president
Paul Straquadine – vice president
2) Budget will be presented by our treasurer, Nancy Moate
3) Hear about our strategic plan and goals
4) Find out ways you can get involved
5) Meet the board, Q & A session

And some great fellowship time too! Light refreshments served.

For current members. Not a member? You can join online here
or join at the meeting.
Christmas Gifts from the HeART Open House
Thursday November 12 from 5 – 8 pm
Join us for special refreshments Thursday,  Nov 12 from 5 – 8 pm. Visit our Gift Shop for the best gifts in town made by 50+ local artists and makers! A festive and fun event for all!

Each purchase of $25 or more during the Open House enters you in a drawing for a $50 gift card to our shop!  You can use this gift card for classes or in the shop!

*Volunteers needed to help make this event special for our community – email Hope if you’d like to help!*

Oh yes, by the way – Rozelle’s popular and gorgeous blown glass Christmas balls are here!!

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors!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 2020 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 45 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, November 7 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 – MEMBERS SHOW in January 2021

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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