Sep
14
Sat
Family Reunion Workshop @ Hunter Park
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Reunion Workshop @ Hunter Park

Family Reunion Workshop

Learn about valuable, complimentary resources available to you courtesy of the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the 2019 Family Reunion Workshop! Saturday, September 14th from 10 AM – 12 PM at Hunter Park.

Speak to industry professionals from attractions, restaurants, hotels and more! Participate in our Family Reunion presentation and gain beneficial information from time tables for planning your reunion to the best ways to budget for your event.

To register to attend, please go to VisitDouglasville.com. **Pre-registered attendees are guaranteed a swag bag at the event!**

For more information on this event or to become a vendor, contact Kristen Tate at 678.449.3178, or by emailing tatek@douglasvillega.gov.

Oct
12
Sat
BTFP Jimmy Carter Presidential Library @ Beyond the Front Porch
Oct 12 all-day
BTFP Jimmy Carter Presidential Library @ Beyond the Front Porch

BTFP Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Join Beyond the Front Porch as we visit The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia that houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter‘s papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family’s life. The library also hosts special exhibits, such as Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, including a copy of the Resolute Desk. The building housing the library and museum makes up 69,750 square feet, with 15,269 square feet of space for exhibits and 19,818 square feet of archive and storage space. The library stacks house 27 million pages of documents; 500,000 photos, and 40,000 objects, along with films, videos, and audiotapes. These collections cover all areas of the Carter administration, from foreign and domestic policy to the personal lives of President and Mrs. Carter. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.

Free Family ARTSventures with Michael Levine @ Dog River Library
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free Family ARTSventures with Michael Levine @ Dog River Library | Douglasville | Georgia | United States

Get ready to sing, dance, shake, laugh, wiggle and learn together as Mr. Michael gets silly with his guitar. Michael is the music producer of the first four NY Times bestselling Pete The Cat Books and the co-founder of The Learning Groove. In this performance he will inspire children and adults as they sing interactive songs and Pete the Cat stories together. All ages are welcomed, especially Pre-K to 3rd grade! We hope to see you on October 12th!

Oct
19
Sat
Holiday Watercolor Workshop @ Uncorked on Main
Oct 19 all-day
Holiday Watercolor Workshop @ Uncorked on Main | Villa Rica | Georgia | United States

The holiday season will be here soon! How many times have we promised ourselves that we’d make thoughtful handmade gifts only to have the time escape us? Well, this class is designed for you! Prepare now by learning to create beautiful, impactful paintings to share with family and friends this year. Their small size is perfect for generating your own custom Christmas cards or for framing to have several meaningful gifts to share.

Class Outline:
Part I | Demonstration
There will be a quick 30-minute demo to cover a variety of techniques to be employed throughout the workshop and to ensure students are familiar with their materials.

Part II | Class Work
Instructor will provide mini-demos for students as you work through progressive steps to produce 2 – 4, 5” x 7“ watercolor paintings. Instructor will assist as needed with any of the steps.

Part III | Q&A
Q&A wrap up with students having received a handout covering supplies and topics discussed in workshop. The techniques learned will allow students to generate more pieces at home with confidence.

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Watercolors
Mounting boards
Tape
Watercolor paper
Pencils
Reference materials

VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Palettes
Disposable aprons

STUDENT PROVIDES
#4 Round watercolor brush
#8 Round watercolor brush
#4 Rigger
Container for water (at least 16oz capacity)
Roll of paper towels
Hair dryer

Nov
2
Sat
Playing with Fire Workshop: Making Fused Argentium Silver Jewelry @ Uncorked on Main
Nov 2 all-day
Playing with Fire Workshop: Making Fused Argentium Silver Jewelry @ Uncorked on Main | Villa Rica | Georgia | United States

Love silver jewelry? Think you might like to make it? Come to this workshop to be introduced to the professional culinary torch and Argentium silver, a relatively new type of sterling silver used in jewelry making. Each attendee will leave with a beautiful pair of silver earrings, post or hook, or a pendant made by….you! We will fuse decorative silver elements onto a sterling (Argentium) background. Each piece will be one of a kind. No previous experience necessary.

Workshop Outline
Part I Introductions and Design
Participants will be introduced to the tools and materials used to design and fabricate the class project and provided examples to stimulate design ideas. Participants are encouraged to ask questions as they arise. (30 minutes).

Part II Fabrication
Participants will watch the instructor demonstrate the execution of a simple design such as those pictured.

Participants will make the elements they wish to incorporate into their projects.

Participants will fuse the elements, including findings, to their pendant or earring backplates. (approximately 2 hours)

Part III Finishing
The instructor will demonstrate the use of silver black to add a patina to the finished jewelry.

Participants will sand away tool marks and scratches, then add patina if desired, attach findings, and wear. (30 minutes)

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Silver Kit for each student; tools and materials needed for four fusing stations; finishing materials; list of materials used and sources; display monitor and action camera; instructor set up

Handout for each attendee to be provided by instructor 2 weeks in advance of the workshop.
VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Five pyrex dishes (5X9); Small box of baking soda; q-tips: 2 rolls of paper towels; Bar Keeper’s Friend; Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid; 12 x 12 ceramic tiles (n=5); tablet of graph paper (at least 24 sheets); disposable apron to protect clothing (Students may bring cloth apron if desired.)

STUDENT PROVIDES
Safety glasses or prescription eye glasses; wear closed toe shoes and long pants (natural fibers); pencil and eraser; Joyce Chen Scissors*; silver chain or leather cord if pendant is the preferred finished object.

Joyce Chen Scissors can be purchased on Amazon.
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Nov
9
Sat
BTFP National Infantry Museum & Soldier’s Center @ Beyond the Front Porch
Nov 9 all-day
BTFP National Infantry Museum & Soldier's Center @ Beyond the Front Porch

BTFP National Infantry Museum & Soldier’s Center

Join Beyond the Front Porch as we honor our Veterans by learning more about the sacrifices of our Nations Infantry. We will have an immersive experience featuring over 230 years of Military History located in Columbus, GA just outside of Fort Benning. This 190,000 sq foot museum houses more than 70,000 military artifacts. We will have a professional guide lead us through this massive campus, while sharing with us interesting facts of the day in the life of a soldier and also enjoy an informative IMAX movie. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.

Jan
3
Fri
Art Classes Galore @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm
Art Classes Galore @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County | Douglasville | Georgia | United States

Come see our schedule of new classes offered for all types of art forms and ages! From painting parties to cupcake decorating workshops, we offer the classics like photography and drawing plus specialty classes that are sure to surprise. Sign up before classes fill up. Buy Gift cards for loved ones as a specialty present for any occasion.

Jan
18
Sat
Family ARTSventures! @ Douglas County Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm
Family ARTSventures! @ Douglas County Library | Douglasville | Georgia | United States

Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County presents Sasikala Penumarthi performing “Kuchipudi: Story Through Dance.”

Feb
15
Sat
Family ARTSventures! @ Dog River Library
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm
Family ARTSventures! @ Dog River Library | Douglasville | Georgia | United States

The Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County presents J’miah Nabawi performing, “There’s Rhythm in the Telling.”

Feb
22
Sat
Workshop: Light Up the Night – Lighted Painted Bottles @ Uncorked on Main
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Light Up the Night - Lighted Painted Bottles @ Uncorked on Main | Villa Rica | Georgia | United States

Light up the winter nights with your own unique painted lighted bottle! In this workshop, students will paint a glass bottle with their own unique design and insert lights for a finishing touch. All supplies and materials provided. Students have option to bring their favorite acrylic paintbrushes.

Class Outline:

Part 1: Distribute and explain supplies. (15 minutes)

Students will choose from a variety of ready-to-paint, pre-drilled bottles.

Part 2: Design

Instructor will show examples of completed bottles and allow time for students to create a design. Instructors will give feedback and suggestions.

Part 3: Painting the bottle (90 minutes)

Students will paint their bottles as desired before adding a sealant.

Part 4 | Installing lights (10 minutes)

Instructor will demonstrate how to install lights. Student will install lights in their painted bottle.

Part 5: Brief discussion on how to care for bottle (5 minutes)

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES

Bottles
Lights
Acrylic paint
Brushes
VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES

Disposable aprons

STUDENT PROVIDES

Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting some paint on
Optional: favorite acrylic paint brushes