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Watercolor Basics with Dylan pierce

We will pack into 2 days as much as we can about the basics of watercolor. This class is perfect for those who’ve never painted watercolor or have only played with it a little. There will be lots of demos and time for you to paint with one on one help. This class will be limited to 12 people. We will go over the fundamental techniques to teach you how to control watercolor.  Supply list online.

May 19 and 20

Friday and Saturday 
10 AM – 5 PM

Cost $250


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Plein Air Wrokshop with Celeste McCollough

Students will select a scene to paint each week and assistance will be provided regarding the plein air process, how to identify correct values, setting up the composition, color choices, and achieving 3-dimensional qualities in the painting. The instructor will provide optional quick demonstrations to illustrate particular points. We will explore strategies to make plein air painting simple and manageable, with a particular focus on creating atmosphere and perspective in the landscape. Strategies explored will include relative values and colors as they come forward and recede and linear perspective.

3 days: 10 AM – 4 PM

Thursday – Saturday

April 20 – 22 

Cost: $325



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Escape to the Beautiful N GA Mountains W/ Joan Darflinger

Learn how to paint our beautiful North Georgia Mountains in radiant fall color. In Joan’s classes you will simply follow her follow-the-leader method of teaching.  There is a wealth of techniques, tips and tricks in this painting. You will work on an acrylic primed canvas. Techniques you can expect to learn:  Sky, clouds, mountains, atmosphere, foliage, trees, grasses, barns, fencing, road etc. You will have access to a simple line drawing to trace on your canvas if you have limited drawing skills.

6 Tuesdays: Apr 18 – May 23

9 – 11:30am

$150 Members – $175 Non-Members


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Wheel Throwing 301: Teapots and Pitchers w/Anna Doll

In this class you will be learning how to combine wheel throwing and hand building skills to make tea pots and/or pitchers. Experienced wheel throwing skills required.

6 Mondays: April 17 – May 22

10 AM – 12 PM

$125 members – $150 non-members



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Paint with Sergio Roffo, Alla Prima Approach

In the morning we will begin with Sergio discussing the aesthetic issues and techniques of art as he demonstrates and completes a field study, encouraging the fellow artists to observe. “Sometimes you learn more by observing and memorizing than actually painting. While I strongly encourage the students to observe my demonstration, they will have to option to paint alongside of me.” After the demonstration students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their painting “Alla Prima” (in one sitting). The objective of this three day course is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting, including:

* Learning how to see nature’s details
* Understanding the interplay of light and shadow
* Knowing how to mix the right colors
* Eliminating the fear of outdoor painting


Plein-Air Workshop 
April 13-15, 2017

Thursday – Saturday

8:30 AM – 3 PM daily

Cost: $470



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Wheel Throwing 2 for Teens with Anna Doll

Are you a home school student that has taken a beginner wheel class and wants to learn more? If so this is a class you will want to participate in. This is a class for students with some wheel experience and will be tailored to your learning pace. Open to any student with some wheel experience.

Ages 12 – 18

8 Tuesdays: Apr 4 – May 23

10 AM – 12 PM

$100 members – $125 non-members


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14th Annual Youth Art Month

Come join us as we celebrate the young and talented artists of the greater Hall area. There will be scholarships given out to kids in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade for Best in Show.

The Opening will Take place on Friday March 17th from 5:30 – 7pm!!!

The 1st place students from each grade, and an honorable mention contestant, will be submitted as entrants in the state competition.  At the state competition, The Kiwanis Memorial Foundation is providing $5000 in scholarship awards to the Best of Show winners.  As in the county competition, scholarships awarded to the winning artists by the Foundation will be presented in the form of a check issued to a college or university of the winning artist’s choice.  In addition, ribbons will also be awarded to the artists from each grade placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention at the state and county competitions.

clipboard01                       Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Gainesville

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Quinlan GALA 2017

100 couples, 100 artists, one incredible evening, the 39th Annual Quinlan GALA fine Art Auction will feature Artist Guest of Honor Geoffrey Johnson as well as the highest caliber original art work by local, regional and national talents.

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FB_IMG_1457358533046Tickets go on sale January 2, 2017 and are $125 per person, including entry to the Collector’s Preview Night on Thursday, March 2. The proceeds from GALA directly fund Quinlan programming including classes, exhibitions and community outreach.

The 2017 GALA Presenting Sponsor is Willis Investment Counsel.




The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green Street, N.E. is located in the heart of the historic Green Street district of downtown Gainesville, Georgia. A comprehensive visual arts center operating for almost 70 years for the benefit of the Northeast Georgia community, serving nearly 20,000 guests annually, the regular business hours of the Quinlan are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Admission to view the galleries is always free to the public. For more information, please call (770) 536-2575, and for exhibition information and photographs, please view the website at www.qvac.org.

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Wheel Throwing 201 with Anna Doll

Do you have some experience on the wheel and want to learn more? If so this is the pottery class for you.  In this class you will be learning how to make more than your basic mug, lidded jars, and large bowls. This class will be for students who have taken a beginner wheel class, but will be tailored to your experience and skill level.

Session 1: 6 Mondays Feb 27 – Apr 3

10 AM – 12 PM

Session 2: 6 Wednesdays Apr 26 – May 31

1 PM – 3 PM

$125 members – $150 non-members


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Fast, Loose & Bold Painting wiht Patti Mollica

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with simplified values. You will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner.  Join us for targeted instruction and training – this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. Supply list available online.

The workshop begins with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demo.

You will learn and practice:
– how to simplify and see values clearly
– how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
– how to translate values into colors
– how to simplify – knowing what detail is important – and what is not
– how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
– how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
– how to keep colors clean and bright
– how to get energetic, gestural brushwork

Three Day
Feb 26 – 28

Sunday – Tuesday
9:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $475


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