Winter classes start in less than two weeks and we're so excited to see everyone again! Not only are some old favorites coming back for our youth classes, but we're also starting new classes and workshops! Check them out below!
There are so many more to see! Check out the class pages to see them all! Spring 2020 classes will go online on January 7th!
Last Thursday we hosted our 3rd annual Off the Leash charity art show to benefit Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue! We would like to thank all of the artists who participated in our show. We're also grateful for the many local businesses who donated the amazing refreshments for our reception. Dunkin Donuts on Kennesaw Due West Rd, Chick Fil A on Barrett Parkway, Zaxby's on Lower Roswell Rd, Simmer Time Cafe, and The Nest all donated food and drinks for our reception. Chick-fil-a also donated a gift basket for the raffle drawing.
The Cobb County PD sent Officer Johnson and K9 Officer Axle so they could answer questions about what K9 Officers do and how important they are. We loved getting to meet a working dog!
Amanda Green of Zip Your Bird performed wonderful music during our reception.
Mostly Mutts volunteer Tamra Bolles sold copies of "Life Lessons from the Cat" a Chicken Soup for the Soul book she has writing in. All proceeds from these sales went directly to Mostly Mutts.
To top it all off at the end of the evening, over $900 was raised for Mostly Mutts and we're still making more! Thank you to everyone who visited! The gallery will stay up until October 26th.
On Tuesday night, we had over 150 students and their families attend our Summer Camp Showcase! We loved sharing our campers work with their proud families. Each wall featured at least one art piece from each student from each week of camp this summer. There were so many cave paintings and Mona Lisa renderings we barely knew what to do! We once again want to thank all of our campers and their families for spending their summer with us. We had so much fun and we can't wait for next year! Be on the look out for more information regarding ArtCon 2020!
We wanted to give a big thank you to all the families that attended our Time After Time Summer Camp 2019! We had such a fun time watching our campers learn so much about art history and exploring art with their projects. Each drama performance made us so proud to see what these campers could put together in just one week! Whether they were learning about ancient cave paintings or playing with pastels like Van Gogh, our students made such amazing pieces!
We can't wait for next year's camp where our theme is....ArtCon 2020! We'll have comic camps, puppetry camps, and so much more! See you then!
As Summer break rolls to a close, we at the Art Station are looking forward to all the great shows we're hosting this Fall. We'll have opportunities for every type of artist.
First up we'll be hosting "Art of the Art Teacher", a gallery show featuring Cobb County art teachers and their work. Drop offs are accepted between August 27th and 3oth. The opening reception is September 5th from 6pm-8pm.
Then we're partnering with Mostly Mutts, an area animal rescue, for our annual "Off the Leash" show! Participating artists can donate 30%-100% of their sales to Mostly Mutts. Email email@example.com for an application. Opening Reception for this show will be on October 3rd from 6pm-8pm. We'll have live music, raffles, and refreshments! King of Pops will also be there and donating 10% of their sales to Mostly Mutts.
Finally, it may be scorching outside but it's almost time to start planning our 2019 Holiday Market! Vendors are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Early Bird applications are due October 2nd. Regular applications, including a $10 application fee, are due October 16th.
We can't wait to share all of these amazing events with you this year!
As you've probably noticed, we've rebranded! We really wanted to update out website, logos, and images to give the Art Station a fresh feel. First off, we would like to thank the students in Kristine Hwang's Graphic Design class for spending their semester working with us to create our new logo and mascot images! The new logo features our iconic red front door in a fun style. If you've been in our facility, you've probably noticed the different robot statues. These are Art2-D2 and RUT-ROH! You'll start seeing them more and more on our flyers and online ads.
Be sure to look around our website and social media pages to see all the fun images and changes we've made!
The Art Station hosted the very first May the 4th Be With You event on May 4th, 2019; partnering with the Maker Station of Marietta, GA. Not only did we have an amazing gallery show but we also had a piston lesson from the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and fun STEAM activities from The Cobb County Library System! Two of Mount Paran Christian School's Robotics teams demonstrated the many skills of the robots they build, too! Rain or shine, we were determined to have a fantastic time & we did! While the fun crafts and activities are over until next year, the amazing art from local artists is still on display until May 24th. Swing by to find your favorite galactic painting!
Welcome back to another Artist of the Week from the Art Station! This week we stretched our wings a bit and interviewed an artist who doesn't call Georgia home. He does, however, work in surrounding states. Nathan Durfee's even designed the poster for this year's YALLFest in Charleston, South Carolina. YALLFest is a yearly Young Adult book festival and this year's in this coming weekend, November 9-10. If you have teens and think a short road trip would be fun, Rec Leader Lexi highly recommends it. Now on to the interview!
Thanks so much to Nathan Durfee for taking time to chat with us! Check out more of his work on his website www.nathandurfee.com. Also get more information on YALLFest at www.yallfest.org
Visit MostlyMutts.org to donate, foster, and adopt!
Off the Leash! will be on view in our gallery until October 26. See our homepage for hours.
Welcome back for this week's Artist of the Week! Meet Sarah Miller, a local artist who paints pet portraits. If you're interested in more art like Sarah's, be sure to come by The Art Station for our Off the Leash reception October 4th from 6pm-8pm!
Where are you from? Does your hometown influence your art in any way?
What advice would you give artists just starting out, young or old? What did you wish someone would’ve told you when you were starting out?
Is watercolor your main form of creating art of do you work with other mediums?
What inspires you to create? Do you have to have certain music or workspace when you paint?
If you could work with any other Georgia artist, who would it be?
What are your future plans with your art?
Find more of Sarah Miller's art at sarahpaintspets.com