Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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B.E.S.T. Series – Tickets On Sale!

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     Buy Tickets Online!

                Advance: $27.00 + tax     Door: $29+tax (no discounts)

            Members Save 20% on Season Tickets!
           and 10% on individual shows
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The B.E.S.T. Series Brings Ellijay Sensational Talent – get your tickets now for our exciting season!  Click links below for more info on each show:

  • Season Tickets Info or Buy Now                                                   
  • Joe Gransden & His Big Band – Nov. 1 –  Info or Buy Now
  • Vivace Christmas Show- Dec. 6 –  Info or Buy Now
  • “Della’s Diner” Musical – Feb. 28 – Info or Buy Now
  • John Jorgenson Quintet – March 28 – Info or Buy Now

Enroll Now for Glass & Tile Mosaic Workshop! Oct. 21-23 9am-2pm

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October 21-23 9am-2pm

 Blue and White Mosaic  Fleur de Lis Panel McInnis

Some of the world’s most beautiful & enduring works of art are mosaics – think of Pompeii. Learn the skills to make lots of projects for your outdoor spaces as you complete a project during class. This 3-day workshop is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  $95 for Members ~ $105 Non-Members.  Supply Fee of $20 covers the glass & tile for mosaics.  6 student minimum.  This class will be held off-campus (not at Gilmer Arts) at a member’s barn.  Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605. 


Art Coach Studio

Art Coach Studio

Fri. Oct. 24th 10am-Noon

Professional fine artist and travel teaching artist Prof. Mark Menendez will be your personal “Art Coach” and offers over 30 years’ experience teaching with quick wit, patience and generous encouragement.  This is an open studio class … 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.   Receive individual coaching as well as group demonstrations.  Beginning to professional artists welcome!  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.  $30/$27mbr.


Photography Class – Waterfall Photoshoot – Oct. 25th 1-4pm

Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 pm (Rain date:10/26)

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Learn to photograph moving water at a local waterfall!  Bring your digital camera and let local photographer John Crawford teach you!  This will be held off campus (Gilmer Arts).

Materials needed:  Camera with “manual” controls or “shutter” controls, Tripod and a sense of fun and adventure!  

6 person minimum will apply and many classes have limited spaces so enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.  $35 non-members/$31.50 members 


Dulcimer Music Class with Dana Henderson- Nov 5th-7pm-9pm

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3 Wednesdays ~ Nov. 5, 12, 19 ~ 7pm-9pm

DanaDana Henderson teaches basic playing skills, so that students may take Dulcimerhome the ability to play their dulcimer. You DO NOT have to read music. If you can read numbers, use all fingers on your dominant hand and strum with your other, you can learn this neat instrument which comes with a lifetime guarantee of fun.  Class minimums apply and many classes have limited spaces so enroll now at 706-635-5605.

3 Wednesdays ~ Nov. 5, 12, 19 ~ 7pm-9pm ~ $90/$81 members ~ 3 weeks


Landscape Oil Painting Class Starts Nov. 11-12 10am-3pm

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Oil painting is great fun and anyone can do it!  Instructor Kathy Mock has been painting for over 40 years and will guide you as you create your painting of a gorgeous landscape.  You will learn everything from the preparation of the canvas through completion of your painting.  $10 Supply Fee per class will provide you with a palette of paints to use and you may borrow brushes. Pot luck lunch – bring a small dish to share. Class minimums apply so enroll now at 706-635-5605.  
2 Days ~ Nov. 11th & 12th ~ 10am-3pm, $110/$99 members, Supplies $10/class


Becky Wallace Watercolor Classes Oct. 29-30th 9:30-3:30 pm

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Try these popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes!  Becky makes it easy;  all supplies provided,Becky 2014 WatermelonSlices and you leave with your finished painting!  9:30am-3:30pm each day, pot-luck lunch.  Dates, subjects and fees below.  One day classes are perfect for beginners!  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.


Watermelon               Wed. & Thurs.           Oct 29 & 30            $110/$99mbr
Christmas Card         Monday                      Nov 17                   $60/$54 mbr


Elder Arts Class Wed. Nov. 12th 9-11am

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Gilmer Arts community outreach has partnered with the Gilmer Senior Center to offer a project-based art program designed to meet the needs of “senior seniors”.  Class is held at the Senior Center on 2nd Wednesdays most months.  Next class is September 10th.  The Senior Center is located at 111 N. Gilmer St.  Students may enroll by calling the Senior Center at (706) 635-7688.  


Heart, Hands and Healing Art – Sat. Nov. 8th 10am-Noon

Heart Hands and Healing Art

  Reavealing Your Inner Masterpiece on Canvas

Saturday November 8th 10am- Noon

Vicki Wagoner

Experience epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation in a gentleheart hands way by painting with hands on paper.  No artistic ability required.  Artist/Instructor Vicki Wagoner will help you discover your gifts of creativity, interpersonal connection and playfulness.  Be a “kid” again!  

Spaces are limited and minimum # of students is required, so enroll now at Gilmer Arts by calling 706-635-5605.

Class Fees: $45.00/ $40.50 Member   (All supplies included)


Evening Jewelry Workshop – Thursday Oct. 16th 5:30-7:30 Pm

Saturday Jewelry Workshop

Saturday Nov. 8th 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.  Your choice of materials for bracelet or necklace. These are not cheap plastic parts, but real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more.  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size).  You will have a great selection to choose from to suit your taste. Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605. Oct. 16th ~ 5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Class is $15 + Supply fee of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.


Kids Painting Class – Fri. Nov. 14th 5:30-8:30pm

Friday, Nov. 14th 5:50-8:30

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Kids of all ages will learn to express themselves through painting, and have fun doing it.  Step-by-step instruction will be provided using acrylic paints.  Children will go home with a finished 11″ x 14″work of art!  Ages 5-17 ~ $23 Includes all Materials


Learn to Jam Fri. Nov. 21st from 3-5pm

So you’ve learned how to play an acoustic instrument (guitar, banjo, dulcimer, fiddle, bass, autoharp etc).  Now what? 

Move toward performing by learning to play with others in a no-stress environment.  Bring your instrument & song ideas to our “First Level” Sessions.  Develop stage presence & build confidence while having fun & making new friends.  All skill levels welcome, but this is designed for those who can play at least basic chords and songs.  Free Class.  Grab a bite after and come back to hear Acoustic Blends at 7pm.


Sip ‘N Paint –Vicki Wagoner – Fri. Dec. 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Fri. Dec 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  Artist Vicki Wagoner presents a new class you’ve been asking for!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come by yourself or bring your girlfriends or significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece!  

Includes supplies and one glass of wine.  Additional glasses available for $3 donation.  You may also BYOW (bring your own wine) but no other types of alcohol (including beer) are permitted.  You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.   TGIF!  Spaces are limited so enroll now. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 to enroll and let the paint party begin!


Weekend Landscape Oil Painting Class Friday Jan. 23 thru 24

Oil Painting Class1 1/2 Day Beginning Oils – Landscape with Kathy Mockkathy mock

Oil painting is great fun and anyone can do it!  Instructor Kathy Mock has been painting for over 40 years and will guide you as you create your painting of a gorgeous landscape.  You will learn everything from the preparation of the canvas through completion of your painting.  $10 Supply Fee per class will provide you with a palette of paints to use and you may borrow brushes. Sat. pot luck lunch – bring a small dish to share. Class minimums apply so enroll now at 706-635-5605.  
1 1/2 Day ~ Jan 23rd 6pm-9pm & 24th ~ 10am-4pm, $110/$99 members, Supplies $10/class