Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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Children’s Drawing Class

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New!  Kids’ Drawing Class


Sat. Nov. 21st ~ 1-3pm ~ $20

Our first kids drawing class was a great success!  Kids ages 6-10 will do it again on Sat. Nov. 21st, with the subject drawing to be announced (the Haunted House shown was from Oct. class).  Wonderful Art Instructor Rachel Beth Hines steps the kids through the drawing, as they learn skills like shading, perspective and more using hard and soft pencils.  All supplies provided.  No experience needed and a guaranteed great time!

Acoustic Blends Fri. Nov. 20th – 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

Sip ‘n Stroke – Sat. 11/14 at 6:30-8:30 pm

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Sat. Nov. 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 A new format, price ($35), & instructor for an old favorite!  A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come solo or bring friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory!  This is a step-by-step class where the instructor, Rachel Beth Hines, will lead us through creating a beautiful Autumn Lake landscape.  Although we’re all painting the same picture, each comes out very differently! 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. Must be 21 to consume alcohol and please drink responsibly. Spaces are limited so enroll now. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 to enroll and let the paint party begin!

Adult Painting Party Nov. 12th 6-9pm

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Beginning Adult Paint Party

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. Nov. 12th ~ 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. You can customize your color choices and the message. 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

Jewelry Workshop – 1-3pm Nov. 11th

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 11th 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 and is great for family members or girlfriends to make a memory together, or come solo and make new friends.  Your choice of materials 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 ($10 (bracelet or earrings) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.

Jim Witter’s Piano Men

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Season Tickets Only $108 ($86.40 Members)

This Sat. Nov. 7 ~ Jim Witter’s “Piano Men”  
                           A Multi-Media Musical Journey Through the 70s 

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Scroll to bottom to see Preview Videos & Ticket Info on all 4 Spectacular Shows!

Watercolor Classes

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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

DateSubject Day(s)PriceInstructor
Nov. 33 Christmas Card Paintings1-day$ 60/84Wallace