Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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BEST Series Reception

BEST Series

Kickoff Reception
Sat. August 22nd at 6pm

 

You’re invited!  Reception begins at 6pm.  The B.E.S.T. Series Brings Ellijay Sensational Talent and you can come learn about this season’s exciting shows!  Members are able to buy discounted tickets at the reception before they go on sale to the public. Members receive a discount on the tickets and an additional discount on season tickets. This is also a great time to come join or renew, to see the Gallery, and to visit with like-minded friends.

Tickets Go on Sale!

Shows & Dates (Mark your Calendar!)

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

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 Sat. Feb. 6 ~ A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

patsy cline blue dress splash


  




Friday, March 11 ~ Cherish the Ladies
cherish the ladies symphony print  

 


Barrage 8 – Sat. April 23

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Acoustic Blends Fri. Aug. 21st – 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


Piano in a Flash – Wed. Aug. 19

piano in a flash

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Wed. Aug. 19th ~ 10am-Noon ~ $25 
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.


Acrylics Next Steps – Two Sessions Coming Up

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Beginners Take the Next Step!

Acrylics Next StepStarts Mon. Aug. 17 

This is the next step for beginning acrylic painters who have taken Judy Harvey’s Acrylics Basics class (or equivalent experience), which taught the basics of painting, including brush control and an intro to understanding color. You will continue to develop your foundation painting skills by creating paintings on canvas. Taught by well-known and highly respected CDA instructor, Judy Harvey. The $5 supply fee per class means you do not need to buy supplies!  

Summer session is 2 weeks, Mon. Aug. 17th & Mon. Aug. 24th.  10am-12:30pm ~ $45/$41 per 2-class session


Adult Painting Party Aug. 13th 6-9pm

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Adult Paint Party!

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. Aug. 13th ~ 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! 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 Aug. 5th

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 5th 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 for bracelet or necklace 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 of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.


Dulcimer Novices Group – Starts Tues. July 28th

dulcimer novice class

4 Tuesdays, 1-3pm ~ Starts July 28th (skips Aug. 4th) Ends Aug. 25th

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This Novice Class is for advanced beginners who have taken a basic beginner class or had a couple of lessons. Join this fun group and grow your skills with instructor Megan Williams. 4 weeks. $100/90 Members. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.


Acrylics Basics Learn to Paint – Starts Mon. July 20

Acrylics BasicsJudy Harvey Acrylics Flowers

  
Learn to Paint in a 3-week Crash Course!


Starts Mon. July 20th with Judy Harvey, CDA 

This is a crash course in the basics of painting, including brush control, brush strokes, an intro to understanding color, and the rule of the missing primary.  Whether you desire to paint beautiful sunsets, landscapes, and flowers, or prefer beautiful folk art styles such as rosemaling, this class gives you a great foundation to build on.  Taught by well-known and highly respected instructor, Judy Harvey. The $5 supply fee per class means you do not need to buy supplies, and provides you with all you need to complete this 8×10 canvas, while learning strokes and the rule of the missing primary.  3 Weeks on Mondays 10am-12:30 July 20, 27 & Aug. Aug. 3 ~ $65/$59 


Membership Reception

Membership Reception

Sat. July 18 – 6pm

* FUN * FOOD * REFRESHMENTS *

* FRIENDS * MUSIC * ART *

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Come hear our exciting plans, including info about the George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse and the announcement of our upcoming BEST Series Season. It’s been a great year and there’s so much to be excited about!
 


Join Us!  Free Event for Members!

Please RSVP:  706-635-5605

(So we can plan food and refreshments)


Sip ‘n Paint – Sat. July 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Sat. July 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm

sip n paint

 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!  

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!


Afternoon Jewelry Workshop – 1-3pm

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Thursday, July 9th 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 for bracelet or necklace 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 of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.