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Florida Artists Gallery offering October Events and Classes

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 23, 2018

Fall is in the air at the Florida Artists gallery in Floral City with a variety of events and classes to enjoy and to inspire your creativity.

The gallery is hosting a fun Love Your Gallery event on the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to meet several of the gallery artists, see some truly beautiful new pieces by our talented jewelers, with new works throughout the gallery. There will also be exciting “Backroom Specials.”  This will be a great opportunity to get an early start on your Christmas and holiday shopping. Light refreshments will be available.

Florida Artists Gallery will also be participating in the Walk Aware for Alzheimers fundraising walk in Floral City on Saturday, October 20, 2018. You are invited to join us on the walk at the cost of $20 per person. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and have fun participating in the walk to benefit Alzheimers Awareness. Opening ceremonies start at 9:00 am with the walk starting at 9:30 am. Choose from a ¼ mile walk, a 1.5 mile walk or a Historic walk. Call the gallery at (352) 344-9300 for more information. Event parking is at Ferris Grove’s, 7607 S. Florida Avenue, Floral City, FL 34436. Remember to stop by the gallery after the walk.

Need some inspiration and would like to learn a new creative medium? A wonderful variety of classes are available for October at the Florida Artists Gallery. Here are several opportunities:

Joan Swetland’s Watercolor Classes.   Saturdays October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9:30 am -12:30 pm.  The class is open to anyone from beginners to intermediate skill levels. The class needs a minimum of five students and has a maximum of 8 students.  A supply list for beginners is available. Cost is $35 per session or all four for $100. Please call the Florida Artists Gallery (352) 344-9300 to register, or for more info call Joan at (352) 796 4994.

Barbara Kerr’s Watercolor Open Studio.  Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Studio for intermediate to advanced artists who wish to pursue their individual projects.  Bring your own materials and work at your own pace.  Barbara will provide assistance as needed.  Cost is $20 per session.  Call the Gallery at 352-344-9300 to enroll.

Lynda Ryan’s Wire-Sculpture Cross-over Bracelet Class.  Saturday, October 13 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Each student will complete a bracelet with choice of bead colors. We will be using silver-filled square wire and half-round wire.  The cost is $55 which includes class instruction, written instructions, and materials for one bracelet.  A sample of the Cross Over style is in the Gallery.  Class is limited to six students.  Call the Gallery to sign up at 352-344-9300.

Chris Randle’s Origami (Japanese Paper Folding) Class. In three hours learn how to fold the traditional crane shape and a box in which to keep it.  Colorful handmade paper will be used, varnished, and embellished with beads and wire to make a beautiful and durable ornament.  Cost is $30 per person, including all materials and written instructions.  Call 352-344-9300 to schedule a class for 2 – 4 people, or see if there is one already scheduled.

The Florida Artists Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Call 352-344-9300 for reservations and special events.  Visit us on Facebook or on the web at www.flartistsgallery.com.

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