Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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


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Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

We Need Your Support!

It takes everyone's support throughout the community to keep our Arts programs alive, vibrant, and contributing to the quality of life here. Thank you for your support! Please click the button below to make a tax deductible donation to support Gilmer Arts.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 corporation, making your donation tax deductible.
Your generosity will help keep the
arts alive in Gilmer County, Georgia.


Becky Wallace Watercolor Class Nov. 17th 9:30-3:30 pm

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Try these popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes!  Becky makes it easy;  all supplies provided, and you leave with your finished 2014 Xmas Card Birdpainting!  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.


Christmas Card         Monday                      Nov 17                   $60/$54 mbr
  Christmas subject will be the bird shown at right

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

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

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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

Art Coach Studio

Art Coach Studio

Fri. Nov. 14th – 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.

Beginning Acrylics Painting Class Nov. 13th 6-9pm

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Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

xmas novNov. 13th Class 6-9pm – Christmas Theme!  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 really fun opportunity to see what you can do, even if you always thought you couldn’t draw or paint!  No artistic skill required!  Mature teens are also welcome.  $28/$25 Members. 
1st or 2nd Thursdays Most Months

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.  

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

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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

Saturday Jewelry Workshop – Sat. Nov. 8th, 1-3pm

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.

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)