Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

207 Dalton Street
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
phone: (706) 635-5605

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Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 corporation, making your donation tax deductible.
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Call to Artists 2015!

holiday card design contest 36Submission Deadline: Oct. 23rd 

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Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Holiday Card Design contest and all members are invited to submit entries. The winning design will be the cover of the Gilmer Arts 2015 Holiday Card and a $100.00 prize will be awarded to the winner! You may submit multiple entries.

Click Here for the Details & Printable Entry Form

Art Coach Studio on Friday Mornings

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Friday Mornings ~ 10am-Noon

An open studio class for independent types … work on your own project at your own pace, bring your own supplies and subject matter. All media: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencils … all subjects & styles. Prof. Mark Menendez is your personal “Art Coach”. Receive individual coaching + group demos. Beginning to professional levels welcome. $30/$27mbr. Ongoing.

Acoustic Blends Fri. Oct. 16th – 7pm until ?

Live Music

3rd Friday of Every Month

Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam!  You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music!  Free & Public Invited.

7pm at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street

Jewelry Workshop – 1-3pm Oct. 21

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 21st 1-3pm

Foil glass, Swarovski crystals, glass seed beads Coin pearls, Swarovski crystals

Create a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift!  Class is taught by Artist Vicki Wagoner and is great for family members or girlfriends to make a memory together, or come solo and make new friends.  Your choice of materials for bracelet or necklace include real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more (no cheap plastic stuff here!).  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size) as you will create a completely customized piece for your taste.  Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.  $15 Class + Supply fee of $10 (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.

Children’s Drawing Class

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New!  Kids’ Drawing Class

Haunted House

Sat. Oct. 24th ~ 1-3pm ~ $20

Kids ages 6-13 will draw a Haunted House as they learn 2-point perspective and shading using hard and soft pencils.  All supplies provided.  No experience needed and a guaranteed great time!

Crash Course in Strokes & Brush Control

1-Day Crash Course in Painting Technique

real palletteMon. Oct. 26th ~ 1-3:30pm

This one day class is great for all exp. levels in any medium (but acrylics will be used in class). Emphasis is on letting the brush do the work and learning good control – important whether the desire is to paint styles that rely on beautiful strokes such as Norwegian rosemaling or to paint landscapes & portraits. Fee includes all supplies. Instructor Judy Harvey, CDA. Mon. Oct. 26th ~ 1-3:30 pm ~ $28/26

Watercolor Classes

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Try our very popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes! Our amazing instructors make it easy by providing everything you need. You’ll be amazed at what you can do! Just show
up and you’ll leave at the end of the day with your beautiful finished watercolor painting! No drawing ability or painting experience required – really! Classes are from 9:30am-3:30pm each day. One-day classes are perfect for beginners to try it out! Bring a small dish to share for pot-luck lunch. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.

2015 Class Dates:  Enroll by Calling (706) 235-6953

DateSubject Day(s)PriceInstructor
Nov. 33 Christmas Card Paintings1-day$ 60/84Wallace

Color Mixing Class

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Color Mixing Class

Starts Mon. Nov. 2nd ~ 1-3:30pm

New!  Intro. to Color Mixing ~ 3 weeks ~ Mon. Nov. 2-16 ~ 1-3:30pm ~ $65/59. Students will complete a beautiful Floral Wreath/Color Wheel while learning to mix all the colors on the wheel with just the 3 primaries. Learn the “rule of the missing primary” as you learn how to “tone” and neutralize colors. Applies to every medium! Taught in acrylics. $10 Supply Fee. Instructor Judy Harvey, CDA

B.E.S.T Visual Arts – The Art of Mark Hendry

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Opening Reception Fri. Nov. 13th at 5-7pm

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Gilmer Arts Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition in our series of BEST Visual Arts. Join the artist and fellow supporters of the arts at the opening reception on Friday, November 13th at our Gallery on 207 Dalton Street.

Mr. Hendry’s works include photography and basketry.

The exhibit runs through December 17th.

BEST SeriesSeason Tickets Only $108 ($86.40 Members)

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Sat. Nov. 7 ~ Jim Witter’s “Piano Men”  
                           A Musical Journey Through the 70s 

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 Sat. Feb. 6 ~ A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
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Friday, March 11 ~ Cherish the Ladies

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Barrage 8 – Sat. April 23
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