Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yes You Can! ...PAINT!

Art of Oconee is now hosting Quick Start To Oil Painting with Artist and Gallery Partner Nan McGarity. This class has been wildly popular at Nan's Historic Mill Studio, so when she offered to bring it to the gallery we thought it was a fabulous idea!

If you have ever thought about learning to paint, this is the perfect opportunity for your first foray into oil painting. Nan has designed this introduction as a fun day of painting and instant gratification with a brush and paint. Each student will complete a painting by the end of the day. Frames will also be available for purchase. The best part is, no experience is required – just a desire to paint.
Where: Art of Oconee
When: Mondays 10:00-3:00 on 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/17, 6/21, 7/26, 8/23, 8/30
How: Call Nan at 770-294-5833
Cost: $65 for instruction
Materials: A list will be provided – bring your own or purchase a Materials Package for the day for $35 (includes canvas, paints brushes, mediums, easel, etc.)

Class size is limited to 4 (ages 15 and older)

Bring three friends for a full day of fun and bring your sense of humor. The perfect gift for someone who wants to learn to paint!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Our doors have been open for less than a year but with the arrival of January it truly feels like a new year, both literally and figuratively. We are looking forward to 2010.

It is also a time for reflection and looking back at our first (9 month) year. New businesses have tons of things to do to get started and we certainly felt the push to get it all done. Of course, having 14 capable and talented owners definitely increases the expertise available and lowers the work load for all of us.

Because of our efforts, Art of Oconee is becoming a familiar name in the area. The gallery always looks great, with a variety of art mediums and styles displayed well in a friendly environment. We have strived to keep the gallery looking neat and organized so visitors can focus on the art.

Most of our visitors gladly sign the guest book and look forward to hearing from us about future events. Art lovers in the area are becoming more familiar with Art of Oconee artists, by name and by their art.

Pictured is a necklace designed and crafted by Kelly Clower.