You’re invited! Reception begins at 6pm. The B.E.S.T. Series Brings Ellijay Sensational Talent and you can come learn about this season’s exciting shows! Members are able to buy discounted tickets at the reception before they go on sale to the public. Members receive a discount on the tickets and an additional discount on season tickets. This is also a great time to come join or renew, to see the Gallery, and to visit with like-minded friends.
Tickets Go on Sale!
Shows & Dates (Mark your Calendar!)
Sat. Nov. 7 ~ Jim Witter’s “Piano Men”
A Musical Journey Through the 70s
Sat. Feb. 6 ~ A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Wednesday, Aug. 5th 1-3pm
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.
Every Friday Morning in August
This is 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 and styles. Prof. Mark Menendez is your personal “Art Coach”. Receive individual coaching plus group demonstrations. Beginning to professional artists welcome. $30/$27mbr. for each class. Ongoing most Fridays.
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
|Aug. 10-11||Snowfall Barn||2-days||$110/99||Wallace|
|Sept. 23||White Hibiscus||1-day||$ 60/54||Menendez|
Adult Paint Party!
Always wanted to paint? Here’s your chance!
Thurs. Aug. 13th ~ 6-9pm
This party is for people who think they can’t paint or who just want to have fun. Step by step instructions for anyone, we can do it together! All materials included and you’ll leave with a finished acrylic painting on canvas! This is a fun opportunity to see what you can do. No artistic skill required! Mature teens are also welcome. $28/$25 Members. 2nd or 3rd Thursdays Most Months
Beginners Take the Next Step!
This is the next step for beginning acrylic painters who have taken Judy Harvey’s Acrylics Basics class (or equivalent experience), which taught the basics of painting, including brush control and an intro to understanding color. You will continue to develop your foundation painting skills by creating paintings on canvas. Taught by well-known and highly respected CDA instructor, Judy Harvey. The $5 supply fee per class means you do not need to buy supplies!
Summer session is 2 weeks, Mon. Aug. 17th & Mon. Aug. 24th. 10am-12:30pm ~ $45/$41 per 2-class session
“Painting from Life” with Candy Day
Tues. Aug. 18th ~ 10am-4pm
Have you ever wanted to draw or paint a live model? Noted artist and instructor Camille Day (Candy to her friends) will help you learn how to place and measure the subject and think about line, movement, light, shadow and how to use negative space to help judge correct proportions. After an initial demo, students will work independently with advice from the instructor, using their choice of charcoal, pencil, pastel, oil or acrylic. This is a rare opportunity for all skill levels! Please bring a light lunch (or you can order from the Back Porch Bistro who will deliver here), the supplies of your choice and a $10 model fee. Class fee $85/77 members. Please enroll no later than Wed. August 12th by calling (706) 635-5605.
M. Camille Day is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America, the Pastel Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society. She is a Signature Member of the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, a Signature Member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and most recently, the Southeastern Pastel Society.
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
Chorus Auditions – Tuesday, Aug. 25th 6pm
Join Community Chorus and make music with your friends and music lovers from around the community. Help us create an exciting Holiday Concert for Sat. Dec. 5th (mark your calendars now!).
Auditions for new members will be at 6pm on Tuesday, August 25th at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. You can sing “My Country Tis of Thee” or bring your own piece.
Returning Chorus Member Registration is at 6:30pm and 1st Rehearsal commences at 7pm. $20 Registration Fee. Come sing again!
Wed.-Thurs. ~ Sept. 16-17 ~ 10am-3pm
Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years, with good reason. The colors are gorgeous, you can do anything with them and they last forever. Oil paint is slow drying so you can remove what you don’t like while it’s wet, or you can paint over it when it’s dry. And oil paint is easy to use once you learn the basics. Instructor Kathy Mock has been painting for over 40 years and will guide you as you create your first canvas. You will learn everything from the preparation of the canvas through completion of your painting. This special 2-day workshop is set up to provide you with all materials, including a palette of paints, a canvas, brushes you may borrow and cleaning materials. Minimum of 5 students, so please enroll today by calling 706-635-5605.
Sept. 16-17 ~ 10am-3pm ~ $110/$99 members, includes all supplies
This is a crash course in the basics of painting, including brush control, brush strokes, an intro to understanding color, and the rule of the missing primary. Whether you desire to paint beautiful sunsets, landscapes, and flowers, or prefer beautiful folk art styles such as rosemaling, this class gives you a great foundation to build on. Taught by well-known and highly respected instructor, Judy Harvey. The $5 supply fee per class means you do not need to buy supplies, and provides you with all you need to complete this 8×10 canvas, while learning strokes and the rule of the missing primary. 3 Weeks on Monday Afternoons, 1-4pm Nov. 2, 9 & 16 ~ $65/$59