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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 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.
Christmas Card Monday Nov 17 $60/$54 mbr
Christmas subject will be the bird shown at right
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.
Always wanted to paint? Here’s your chance!
Nov. 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
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 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 Nov. 8th 1-3pm
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.
Reavealing Your Inner Masterpiece on Canvas
Saturday November 8th 10am- Noon
Experience epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation in a gentle 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)
3 Wednesdays ~ Nov. 5, 12, 19 ~ 7pm-9pm
Dana Henderson teaches basic playing skills, so that students may take home 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
BEST Series Season Premiere!
Sat. Nov. 1st – 7:30pm
16-piece Big Band!
Joe Gransden and 16 of the most dynamic vocalists and musicians in the nation will sing and play some of the best known and most well-loved Big Band music on Saturday! Joe started playing professionally with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Big Bands right after high school, and went on to play gigs with Barry White, Kenny Rogers, the Temptations, and Aretha Franklin, earning him great respect throughout the music industry. His voice has been compared to Sinatra, Buble and Chet Baker. With 14 CDs, and a 16-piece band of the best musicians, this will be one awesome concert! Last chance to buy Season Tickets and save 20%! Advance tickets are $27 + tax, Door tickets are $29 + tax. Performance will be at the Ellijay Elementary School. Seating is General Admission, first-come first-serve. Doors open for seating at 7pm, curtain at 7:30. Buy tickets online until the day before or call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605.
Advance: $27.00 + tax Door: $29+tax (no discounts)
Members Save 20% on Season Tickets!
and 10% on individual shows!
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:
- 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
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 pm (Rain date:10/26)
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
October 21-23 9am-2pm
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.