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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Kids Dance CampYellow Star           2016 Summer Camps!

          Enroll by Calling (706) 635-5605

 Click Here for Schedule   Click Here for Details 

                     Camps are filling fast, so don’t wait to Enroll

Community Theatre – Grace & Glorie

grace and glorie by tom zieglerGrace & Glorie

Tickets on Sale Now!    
$15 ($13.50 Members) – Call 706.635.5605

7 Performances!

Grace is a feisty elderly cancer patient who has checked herself out of the hospital & returned to her beloved homestead cottage to die alone. Gloria, her volunteer hospice worker, is a tense, unhappy, Harvard MBA recently transplanted to here from New York. As she attempts to care for and comfort cantankerous Grace, the sophisticated Gloria gains new perspectives on values and life’s highs and lows. Just who is taking care of whom?  

6pm Opening Night Reception – Fri. May 27

7pm Showtime – Fri.-Sat. May 26-28 & June 2-4

2pm – Sun. May 29 & Sun.June 5

Special FOGAS Benefit Night, Thurs. 6/2   
Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter saves the lives of dogs & cats by vetting them & transporting them to Forever homes

                           Call Gilmer Arts for Tickets (706) 635-5605

Stained Glass Workshop

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stained glass butterflyTues. June 7th ~ 12:30-4:30pm ~ $55/50 + $10 supply

Learn stained glass basic techniques – patterning, cutting, soldering & complete a project in one workshop! Instructor will provide tools, but students are required to bring their own safety glasses (& a black sharpie will be handy too). A variety of glass and patterns will be available. Let’s get cutting! Supply fee cover glass, foil, chemicals, solder and tool usage. Limited spaces, call (706) 635-5605 to enroll now. 

Watercolor Classes

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Misty Blue croppedFri. June 10 – ‘Misty Blue’ 

This particular piece, whether you like the subject or not, will be a great learning experience for the hazy, blue misting technique (great if you want to paint our beautiful Blue Ridge mountains!) Try these popular classes! Our amazing instructors make it easy by providing everything you need and guiding the process step-by-step. You’ll be amazed at what you can do! Create a painting in a day. No drawing ability or painting experience required – really! Class is 9:30am-3:30pm. Bring a small dish to share for pot-luck lunch.

2016 Class Dates:  Enroll by Calling (706) 235-6953

DateSubject Day(s)PriceInstructor
Fri. June 10Misty Blue1-day 9:30-3:30$ 54/60Menendez
Mon. July 11Barn Through Barbed Wire1-day 9:30-3:30$ 54/60Wallace
W & Th. Aug. 3-4Lilies & Pears2-days 9:30-3:30$ 99/110Wallace

Piano in a Flash – Thurs. June 16th

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Thurs. June 16th ~ 3pm-5pm ~ $25 

It’s back! Join us for two hours and unlock the mystery of playing the piano. You’ll be playing recognizable songs before you leave! We provide electronic keyboards & headsets for each student and all materials are included. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605. (we’ll schedule a 6-8pm evening session if there’s interest)

Acoustic Blends Fri. June 17th – 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 – 2nd Wednesdays

Jewelry Workshop horiz logo  Saturday, June 18th 10am-Noon
Foil glass, Swarovski crystals, glass seed beads Coin pearls, Swarovski crystals

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

Sip ‘n Paint – Sat. June 18

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Sat. June 18th, 6pm-8pm

A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun. Come solo or with friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory!  You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from a degreed art instructor and leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory. Although everyone paints the same picture, each comes out very unique! $35 includes supplies & one glass of wine (or you can BYOW). Additional glasses for $3 donation. This class is popular, so call (706) 635-5605 to enroll now & let the paint party begin! 

Instant Dulcimer!

Instant Dulcimer!

Th. June 23rd  dulcimer being played2pm-5pm, $36/40

Dulcimer is a wonderful folk instrument that’s easy for anyone to play! Dip your toe in the water and try it to see if you like it, without any further commitment. In 3 hours you will learn about the instrument, learn how to read dulcimer music (you don’t need to be able to read music) and you’ll be playing songs by the end! Loaner instruments can be arranged in advance. Call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605 to enroll. 

Wineglass Painting – 4th Wednesdays

wineglass paintingThurs. June 23rd ~ 6-8pm ~ $23/25
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Your Imagination is Your Only Limit! Come paint a wineglass. We offer a design to step you thru, or paint your own design. You may enjoy a glass of wine during class ($3/glass suggested donation or BYOW). You’ll leave class with instructions for drying and baking the finish at home. $25/23 members ~ Includes 1 glass & paint. 

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