2019 The Art of Shakespeare in Politics
Faux Mosaic Box Workshop
Needle Felted Brooch Workshop

Faux Chihuly Workshop

Nancy Muldowney

April 13, 2019

10 a.m. - 1

Come join us at GVA and help us make these amazing Chihuly inspired creations! We want to place these around our property and we need your help to do it.  Come to GVA on April 13th and bring the family and help us create these delightful and colorful recycled art installations. 

This event is absolutely free and we will provide all the supplies. 

Take home a complete set of instructions so you can create these amazing pieces of art for yourself. 

This project is made by using recycled materials.and all the materials will be donated to GVA. 

Space is limited so give us a call and let us know you are coming! 912-638-8770

All Lunch & Learn sessions are usually the 2nd Monday (dates sometimes change to accommodate instructors) of the month and start at 12:00 noon.

Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting presentations!

March 11  -  Creative Expression as Spiritual Practice

April 8  -  TBA

May 13  - TBA

Jun 10  - TBA

Puppy Love Mosaic Leash Holder
Cat or Dog?

Faux Paper Mosaic Box Workshop

Cindy Sbrissa

Feb 23rd, 2019

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 8 & up

Adults and kids are welcome for this fun workshop.  Bring the family and come create a beautiful faux mosaic box perfect for a gift or for yourself!

Using a basic mosaic technique you will learn how to prepare and apply decorative papers and use specialty products which will create a unique dimensional appearance similar to actual ceramic tiles.

A choice of box shapes will be provided

Non Members: $70

Members: $50

$15 supply fee payable directly to instructor at the beginning of class

2019 Lunch & Learn Series

Creative Expression as Spiritual Practice

March 11th, 2019

12 Noon

For many, the term “spiritual practice” conjures images of burlap-clad monks, sitting cross-legged in a circle in solitary silence, praying. Prayer—as well as meditation, studying scripture, and community worship—are all excellent means to connect with the divine, but spiritual practice takes many forms—including creative expression.

In this fun, interactive and informative session, participants will explore how all forms of creative expression—including sculpting, painting, music, crafting, cooking and gardening—can be powerful ways to celebrate and communicate with Spirit. We’ll discuss:

* Three components of creative expression as spiritual practice, including “Sacred Play”

* A way of creating that connects us more deeply to our intuition

* How creative expression as spiritual practice is a means for self discovery and acceptance

For more than twenty years, Randy Siegel has been helping men and women “stand in their power and become the full expression of all they are.” Past clients include The Recording Academy (The Grammy Awards), The Giving Institute, and The University of Georgia MBA Program. The author of the Amazon best-selling book, In Search of The One, Randy is a nationally recognized expert on communications, relationships, and spirituality.

Puppy Love!

Cindy Sbrissa

Wall Mounted Mosaic Leash Holder Workshop

2 Day Workshop

March 29th 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

March 30th  10 a.m. - 11:30

Come create something special for your 4 legged friend using simple mosaic techniques to show your love for your furry family member.  Decorative and useful, a perfect combination!

On the 1st day you will learn the basic technique of direct method mosaics, along with the proper substrates, tesseraie placement/grouting/sealing, adhesives, and cutting techniques.  On the 2nd day you will grout your project.  You will also receive a comprehensive class handout containing the detailed instructions for this class as well as a resource list so that you may continue with this addictive art at home. 

NOTE: Make sure to select whether you are creating for a dog or a cat when you check out.

No prior experience necessary but helpful.

$30 supply fee payable directly to instructor at the start of class.


Lecture Series with Dr. Tim Ryles

Sunday's 2-4 p.m.

Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 2019

Dr. Ryles has been a Political Science Professor at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Mercer University and currently at the College of Coastal Georgia.  Come hear how the politics of Shakespeare’s time are not all that different than today’s political landscape.

From Dr. Ryles: “After several years of teaching and practicing Political Science, I said if I ever taught again, Shakespeare would be my text.  Well, join my introduction to the tyranny, mobocracy, deceit, lying, psycopathology, good and evil about today’s politics as mirrored by Shakespeare’s writings.”

Cost: $120 Non-Members
         $100 Members
         $30 Drop in

Needle Felted Brooch Workshop

Cindy Sbrissa

March 18th, 2019

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of needle felting by creating a cute felted brooch.  Needle felting is the fun and addictive art of poking specially designed barbed needles into wool roving binding the fibers together in a certain shape and size.

You will learn about the tools, materials and technique for sculpting wool, and will go home with not only your completed brooch but with the skills to create all sorts of soft sculptures as well as dense foam felting pad and two felting needles.

There is a $10 supply fee payable directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. 

Non Members: $65

Members $45