Friday, January 20, 2017

8 Ways to Get Involved in Gallia's Art Scene


Gallia County has so much to offer to those interested in the arts! If you are visiting downtown Gallipolis be sure not to miss The Artisan Shoppe and Studio and The French Art Colony!

The Artisan Shoppe and Studio has kicked off the new year with a very popular course, Photography Basics, as well as many other fun classes such as Brush and Bottles and Wilton Cake Decorating. The Shoppe sells local artists' products, soaps, jewelry, artwork, crafts, and more. The Artisan Shoppe  and Studio is located on 300 Second Avenue across from the City Park.

Click here to see our Word on the Street Extra's Video Featuring The Artisan Shoppe and Studio with a sneak peak at a Wilton Cake Decorating Course.

The French Art Colony is the cornerstone of Gallia County's arts scene. Stop in to view exhibits or learn the history of historic home. The FAC is also the home of the Riverby Theatre Guild. Everyone is welcome to join the Theatre Guild, from acting to backstage it is a really fun way to get involved. The FAC also hosts a monthly Trivia Night at the Colony Club restaurant! If you are interested you can find them on Social Media or call (740) 446-3834.

Meet Joseph Wright the Executive Director (and other Gallia County Community Organizations) of the FAC in this Word on the Street Episode here!


Whether it is to learn or admire, be sure to check out some of the upcoming Art Classes and Exhibits below!

French Art Colony Exhibit by Barbara Delligatti
January 12 – February 25
Time: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
           Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
           Sunday-Monday CLOSED
Free Admission: Open to the Public

French Art Colony
First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-3834

An exhibit by Professional Watercolor Artist Barbara Delligatti. For more information, contact The French Art Colony

Photography Basics
January 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $20 prepay or $25 walk-in
Ages: Any

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Photography Basics taught by Jessica Malone
Jessica Malone Photo/ Requiem & Revelry Fine Art Photo
Students will learn the basics of camera operations and the fundamentals of shooting. Students will gain a working knowledge of aperture, shutter, priority and manual shooting modes. Workshop will cover all necessary information to get students confidently shooting and comfortably talking about photography. Students will also receive an introduction to visual composition, as well as professional tips and tricks to photographing children and family.


Photography Basics
January 21
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $20 prepay or $25 walk-in
Ages: Any

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Photography Basics taught by Jessica Malone
Jessica Malone Photo/ Requiem & Revelry Fine Art Photo
Students will learn the basics of camera operations and the fundamentals of shooting. Students will gain a working knowledge of aperture, shutter, priority and manual shooting modes. Workshop will cover all necessary information to get students confidently shooting and comfortably talking about photography. Students will also receive an introduction to visual composition, as well as professional tips and tricks to photographing children and family.

Wilton Cake Decorating: Course 3
January 26
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$40 or $60 if you need a kit (whole course)
Ages: 13+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Fondant and Gum Paste
(When you sign up, you are signing up for all dates to complete the course)
Taught by Tracy French
Learn how to work with fondant and gum paste. From covering your cakes to cutting shapes and painting on fondant, you'll learn all the essentials and get to create flowers, like calla lilies, roses and carnations!
Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn how easy it can be to:
-Prepare and color gum and paste and fondant
-Cover a cake with fondant
-Create different types of bows and flowers, including the calla lily, rose and carnation
-Discover how easy it is to paint on fondant
-Design and complete a cake with the shapes and flowers from course
This class is intended for teens and adults (must be at least 13 years old)


Pencil, Pen and Ink Drawing Class: Course 1
January 26
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$50 whole course
Ages: 16+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Taught by Brad Painter.
The $50 pays for all four dates to complete the course, so these aren't separate classes. Drawing kits will be available for $15 more to be able to take home after the class. All materials for the class are provided.
You will be learning shading techniques with pencil, pen & ink. Learn ways to create depth on a 2-D plane, learn about looking and seeing the world around you. Cross hatching, hatching, scribbling, etc.
Please stop in The Artisan Shoppe or contact us for an invoice to reserve your spot. You must pay the full class fee ahead of time for your spot to be reserved.


Photography Basics
January 27
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $20 prepay or $25 walk-in
Ages: Any

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Photography Basics taught by Jessica Malone
Jessica Malone Photo/ Requiem & Revelry Fine Art Photo
Students will learn the basics of camera operations and the fundamentals of shooting. Students will gain a working knowledge of aperture, shutter, priority and manual shooting modes. Workshop will cover all necessary information to get students confidently shooting and comfortably talking about photography. Students will also receive an introduction to visual composition, as well as professional tips and tricks to photographing children and family.


Brush & Bottle
January 27
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11”x14” canvas $20 or 18”x24” canvas $40

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The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

At Brush & Bottle, you may bring your own wine, alcohol, or beverage of your choice and get to learn how to paint different images from professional artist, Valerie G. Thomas. Brush & Bottle is a monthly event in Gallipolis at The Artisan Studio and you must pay ahead of time to reserve your spot. Art supplies will be provided, but alcoholic beverages will not. Each class is about two hours and there are 10 spots available. If you have any questions:
Call (740) 853-2364
Email ValerieGThomasArt@hotmail.com or GalliaCountyArtisanMarket@gmail.com
Facebook Message Valerie G. Thomas Art / The Artisan Shoppe & Studio

Traditional Stained Glass Class
January 28
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$60

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Traditional stained glass (pre-Tiffany-style) works with glass and lead came instead of copper foil. There is less soldering to be done as the glass simply fits into the lead came channels. Beginner's class on January 28 will be completing a stained glass log cabin quilt block pattern. The class will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. color options are blue/blue swirl, red/red swirl, green, green swirl, white/white swirl or yellow/yellow swirl. Please indicate color by Thursday, January 26. You will learn how to cut glass to fit, how to fit glass into channels, and how to tack stained glass to complete the project. Tuition is $60. All tools and supplies are included.
You must pay ahead of time to reserve your spot for this class. You can come to the Artisan Shoppe & Studio during our open hours to pay or you can request an invoice to pay via email.


Photography Basics
January 28
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $20 prepay or $25 walk-in
Ages: Any

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Photography Basics taught by Jessica Malone
Jessica Malone Photo/ Requiem & Revelry Fine Art Photo
Students will learn the basics of camera operations and the fundamentals of shooting. Students will gain a working knowledge of aperture, shutter, priority and manual shooting modes. Workshop will cover all necessary information to get students confidently shooting and comfortably talking about photography. Students will also receive an introduction to visual composition, as well as professional tips and tricks to photographing children and family.


Barbara Delligatti Reception
January 29
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Free; Open to Public

French Art Colony
530 First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-3834

Please join us at the French Art Colony for a reception and viewing of our latest exhibit: "One Woman Watercolor Art Show" by Award Winning Professional Watercolor Artist, Barbara Dellegatti. Meet the artist and view these breathtaking paintings. Light refreshments will be served. Come out for an afternoon of beautiful art and speak with the artist about her work and inspiration.


French Art Colony: Trivia Night
January 31
6:30 pm
$10 to play

Event held at:
Colony Club
418 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Teams of 6 people or less only. There will be 5 trivia rounds, plus extras! The winning team wins prizes and door prizes are given throughout the event. The trivia categories are: “Food”, “Comics”, “Where Is It?”, “Nursery Rhymes”, and “January” Call the French Art Colony for more information 740-446-3834



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