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Gaston Arts Council

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Art for the Heart


“Art for the Heart” – a collaboration with Carothers at Gaston Memorial Park. “We here at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park have been very fortunate to work with the Gaston Art Council. “Art for the Heart” provides a chance for families with a loss and families seeking fellowship in a creative environment to engage. We look forward to working with them long into the future.” ~ Carothers at Gaston Memorial Park.

Families in the community are invited to “Come encounter art that’s good for the Heart”.

The sessions take place monthly, on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the newly designed Carothers facility at Gaston Memorial Park, 2205 Williamsburg Drive in Gastonia and are taught by professional teaching artists.

There is no cost to attend however seating is limited.  To RSVP visit our Facebook Events Page or call (704) 853-2787.  Everyone is welcome!

Registrants will be served dinner promptly at 5 PM! and the art session begins at 5:45 PM.

Art held sessions to date:

June 2019, decorating craft keepsake boxes, with teaching artist, Jacqueline Laine

May 2019, decorating tea light jars, with teaching artist, Thelathia Singleton

April 2019, painting designs on rocks, with teaching artist, Jammie Farrell

March 2019, alcohol ink design, with teaching artist, Jennifer Bready

February 2019, celestial design on canvas, with teaching artist, Thelathia Singleton

January 2019, Valentine inspired tic tac toe wood design, with teaching artist Robert & Cris Yost

November 2018, accordion style holiday design, with teaching artist, Sigrid Hice

October 2018, polymer clay design, with teaching artist, Heidi Schmidt

June 2018, paper making, with teaching artist, Donna Biddix

May 2018, stain glass panel design, with teaching artist, Deborah Hamer
April 2018, create metal ornaments, with teaching artist & metalsmith, Jan Craft
March 2018, soul collage, with teaching artist, Jackie Radford
February 2018, mixed media designs, with teaching artist, Deveta Glenn
January 2018, water color snow crystal technique, with teaching artist, Deveta Glenn
December 2017, personal art journal, with teaching artist, Donna Biddix
November 2017, cuff bracelet designs, with teaching artist & jewelry maker, Suzi Nash
October 2017, clay tile designs, with teaching artist & potter, Vicki Gill
September 2017, river landscape collage using handmade papers with teaching artist Jennifer Clifton
June 2017, accordion origami books with teaching artist Sigrid Hice
May 2017, American flags from re-purposed wood with teaching artists Bob & Cris Yost
April 2017, art form of Japanese marbling called “Suminagashi” with teaching artist Deveta Glenn
March 2017, “Illuminated Letters” with teaching artist Jackie Laine
February 2017, abstract heart drawings with teaching artist Deveta Glenn
January 2017, mandala inspired designs with teaching artist Kristin Smith
December 2016, Holiday music sing-a-long with teaching artist Samuel OBie
November 2016, tole painting with teaching artists Cris & Bob Yost
October 2016, stain glass with teaching artist Deborah Hamer
September 2016, color pencils with teaching artist Ronald Shepard

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