Weekly news and events from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Newsletter from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts


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What a great time the kids had in our special “Paint and Release” class!  They painted a picture of Charlie, a registered therapy dog, and then shut their eyes … and presto!  … there he was, right in front of them!  So magical and fun.  Our adults with special needs Paint & Release class is on Tuesday Feb. 27th at 1:00.  Register HERE.

director, MWCA

ps – We are frequently adding classes!  Our convenient calendar of events is kept up-to-date — take a look at it HERE New weekly classes include Photography and a Seniors Painting Class.  Descriptions and details about classes can be found HERE.  You can also check out the Events listed on our Facebook page HERE.

Last week at MWCA  … Paint & Release … works in our Elementary Student Show!
Every Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm.
REGISTER HERERobin will provide a selection of 2 – 4 paintings to choose from to paint using acrylics. Please see our website class pageor the Gallery for her examples. Also other creative mediums will be explored, based on the interest of our artists!
Age 60+.Instructor Fee: $20 for members; $25 for non-members plus $3 for supplies (pay Robin supply fee at class please). Please RSVP by the Monday before each class.
PAINT & RELEASE! for Special Needs 

* ADULTS — Tuesday, Feb 27 @ 1 – 3 pm


Paint 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.

Essential Oil Mini Roller Make and Take
Join us Wednesday, Feb 21 from 6:30 – 8 pm at MWCA to learn how essential oils can benefit you and your familyWe’ll have five practical recipes for you to make in convenient 5ml roller bottles for $5 each.You’ll learn about how to use oils for many everyday issues.  Learn how to re-make your bathroom cabinet with natural, safe and effective solutions.RSVP’s appreciated but not required!  You can either call 770-207-8937 or email hope@monroeartguild.org.
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.

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
  • 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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Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts, 205 South Broad St., MonroeGA  30655


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