PCAA news


By Vicky Fanberg - PCAA Exec. Director



EATON — The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) knows how to celebrate the holidays with lots of art-making, art-buying and celebrations. Holiday specials will kick of Dec. 1 from 5-9 p.m. at the Visual Art Center with Arts Night Out, complete with live music, a holiday artist market, a winter wonderland and more. This holiday edition of their ongoing series, will also feature a presentation of the PCAA’s annual Community Report at 5:30 p.m.

Featured artists of the evening include live music from Noah Back, Blacksmith demonstrations by Roy Adams, and artwork for sale by Laura Ceville, Kelsey Daugherty, Whispering Oak Pottery, Gale Bingham, Kristine VanderSchaaff, Erin Abney, Bottle Benders, Lori Daugherty, Sharon Shute, Yetunde Rodrigues, Erica Keener & Preble Clayworks & Apiary. Purchase a glass of handcrafted seasonal wine and bites from The Bistro at Eagle’s Point to boost your holiday spirit while you shop and enjoy the festivities. Feeling generous? Food donations are being accepted on behalf of the HIT Foundation.

Arts Night Out is just the beginning of holiday cheer. Whether an adult or child, there is a festive workshop for you.

Workshops for kids

Santa’s Workshop

Kelsey Daugherty

Saturday, Dec 9

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

$30 member, $40 non member

Parents, drop your kids off and get some holiday shopping done! This festive workshop will keep kids occupied as they create their own hand built Christmas tree mug and additional holiday projects!

Painting with Santa!

Saturday, Dec 16

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Or

12:30-1:30 p.m.

$12 member, $15 non member

Santa is coming to the art center! Santa himself will lead this kid’s workshop and help little ones make their own holiday painting. Parents are welcome to register and paint with their kids.

Felt Santa Penguin

Caitlin Cartwright

Thursday, Dec 21

2-3 p.m.

$10 member, $12 non member

Its winter break! Kids will create their very own plush penguin and get in the holiday spirit in this step by step workshop.

Kid’s Unwind – Santa Pillow

Friday, Dec. 15

6-8 p.m.

$15 member, $20 non member

This is a great way for kids to engage in a creative activity while parents enjoy themselves in Unwind and Create. This is also a great workshop for children regardless if parents are doing Unwind or not. Kids will create their own unique masterpieces with a different project every month!

*If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid’s Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff. Offer only valid at time of registration.

Adult workshops

Holiday Needle Felting

Val Browne

Saturday, Dec 2

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

$30 member, $40 non member

A new take on holiday favorites. Participants learn a needle felting technique and create festive fiber keepsakes! Beginners are welcome but if you have felting experience be ready to take your skills to the next level! All materials included.

Not Your Grandma’s Christmas Tree

Cheri Simon

Tuesdays, Dec 5, Dec 12

6-7 p.m.

$30 members, $40 non members

Create the perfect holiday decorations in this hand building ceramics workshop. Participants will learn the skills to create beautiful ceramic Christmas trees in multiple styles and add their own unique flair to their pieces. All materials are included.

Unwind and Create Painting with Santa! With Robert Coveney

Friday, Dec. 15

6-8 p.m.

$20 members, $30 non-members

Unwind and create a work of art while having fun with friends. The Art Center provides all the supplies you need while you provide the creative spirit! These events are open to adults and teens. Those under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Wine will be available for purchase.

*If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid’s Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff. Offer only valid at time of registration.

For everyone

Paint Your Own Pottery at the Clay Café

Pick it, paint it, love it. That’s how painted pottery works. Once you have painted your pottery, we fire it in our kilns making your work a forever keepsake.

Studio Fees: $8 Adults, $5 Students (18 and older) Free for PCAA members.

Toddler Tuesdays

No sitting fees for kids 5 and under

Thankful Thursdays

50 percent off sitting fees

Holiday Gift Special

Saturday, Dec 2

No sitting fees for holiday gifts

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All workshops are presented by the Preble County Art Association. Visit WWW.PREBLEARTS.ORG for the latest specials and workshops or call 937-456-3999. The Visual Art Center is located at 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton. Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 1-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Preble County Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making art accessible to Preble County.

By Vicky Fanberg

PCAA Exec. Director