All Lunch & Learn sessions are the first Monday of the month and start at 12:00 noon.

Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting presentations!

Cost: $20.00

The Art of Set Design

Join GVA's own Jackie Gordon as she explores the Art of Set Design in Theatre.  Jackie has over 20 years of experience in acting, stage managing and directing theatre.  She has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Georgia Southern University and has spent the last 20 years teaching and directing theatre.  Come learn how art influences set design and have a deeper appreciation of the sets you see on your favorite stages.


Dynamic Fluid Art

Painting with Larry Leach Workshop

Instructor: Larry Leach

Jan 11th & 12th, 2019

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Come join Larry as he takes you through the steps he uses to create his masterpieces.  This is a 2 day intensive workshop and students can work in oil, acrylic or watercolor.  A supply list will be provided based on your medium.  Spend 2 days with Larry and expand your techniques in whatever medium you choose! Students should bring a rectangular canvas and an image to paint.

From the instructor: “I will describe various approaches and techniques in developing a painting, but will emphasize the steps and technique that I have used for years and has an historical precedent in the painting process used by the French Romanticist Eugene Delacroix, the Barbizon Romantics and the third generation Hudson River school painter, George Inness.”

Larry Leach, a native Louisianan, has been a master colorist and painter for over forty years. Early in his career he exhibited widely in Louisiana and Texas. He has had numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the country.  His work has been collected widely by private, public and corporate collectors. He is perhaps best known for his heroic luminous landscapes, four 22’ canvases were commissioned by the Fish and Wildlife Commission and displayed permanently in their offices on the edge of the Everglades

To learn more about Larry and his art, click here.

January 11th and 12th, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $350 Non-Members
         $325 Members

2019 The Art of Shakespeare in Politics


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

2019 Lunch & Learn Series

Dynamic Fluid Art Class

Instructor: Casey Cole Corbin

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 26th, 2019

Come Learn the Art of paint Pouring with Casey Corbin!

Intro Class: 10:00AM to 12:00PM Intro to the FUNdamentals:
Casey will introduce you to Acrylic Pouring Art mediums, materials, and methods, including quick start guides with all the secrets! You will create and take home THREE completed art pieces!

12:00-1:30 Leisurely lunch break

1:30PM-4:00PM EXPLORE New Techniques with Open Studio Experience

Three new techniques monthly! And have Open Studio time to create what you want with access to all the amazing art supplies!

Click here to learn more about Casey and Fluid Art

Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot now!

All materials are provided.

A.M Session Only:
Members: $49
Non-Members: $59

P.M. Session Only:
 Members: $99
Non-Members: $109                           

Full Workshop: (AM & PM):
Members $148
Non-Members: $168

2019 Painting with Larry Leach Workshop