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Dec
19th
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2012 Kroc Center Classes!

The first session of Art Factory classes in 2012 is underway!  The dates for the next two sessions are:

Session 2: February 20th - March 31st

Session 3: April 9th - May 19th

Click here to view the class schedule.  To register, call the Kroc Center 706-364-KROC or visit their website by clicking here.

Dec
12th
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Gift Certificates for Art Factory classes at the Kroc Center!

Purchase gift certificates for any Art Factory class at the front desk of the Kroc Center!

Nov
28th
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Get ready for January classes at the Kroc Center!

A new 6 week session of Art Factory classes will begin January 9th!  Classes will include ceramics for adults and children, painting, drawing, mixed media, African dance and drumming, drama, ballroom dance, line dancing, and more!  The new schedule will be available soon. Call the Kroc Center (706.364.KROC) to sign up.

Oct
25th
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November Classes at the Kroc Center

A new six week session of classes at the Kroc Center will begin October 31st. Sign up by calling the Kroc Center at 706.364.KROC or click here to sign up online!

Oct
13th
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The Art Factory Announces new Executive Director


 The Board of Directors of the Art Factory today announced the appointment of Lisa J. Marks as its new Executive Director effective November 14th.

According to Peggy Ruth Geren, Ed.D., Board President, Ms. Marks brings “extensive experience in nonprofit management after more than 11 years as an Executive Director and Regional CEO with the American Red Cross; personal commitment to arts education and community development; expertise in developing and implementing effective strategic plans; and proven success in public relations and fundraising.”

“The Art Factory is excited about Lisa’s vision for the organization and eager for her to join our current team.  The Board is setting the stage for program growth in order to meet growing community needs and opportunities.  Cindy O’Brien, who has served as Executive Director for 7 years, is an expert in arts programming, developing integrated arts curriculum for school districts, and writing grants to fund the organization’s efforts.  She will now focus exclusively on these priorities as she transitions to a part-time position as Program Director.  She will continue her efforts to make the arts available to all children through in school and after school programs.”  As a recent grandmother, this transition will allow Cindy to share more time with her family.

Ms. Marks moved to Augusta in 2009 and has since made a mark as the Chairman of Artists Row and most recently as the coordinator of ARTie – The Garden City’s Green Dragon.  The 72’ dragon was made from recycled materials, built by 224 community volunteers and was an exciting addition to the Westobou Festival.  In addition, Lisa pursues her passion for the arts through music and the creation of unique fine art photography.  Lisa believes, “leading the Art Factory is the perfect marriage of my experience and my passion.  I look forward to touching more young lives through the arts and elevating the organization’s visibility throughout our community.”

Oct
11th
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ASU Art on the Wall Mural

ASU Art on the Wall Mural

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Art on the Wall Mural Opening

Join us at the wall for the official opening of the latest Art on the Wall mural on the exterior of the Highland Ave. Water Treatment Facility! Come meet the 14 student artists from Augusta State University who worked under the direction of professor Janice Williams Whiting to design and paint the mural.

The students researched murals across the country, paintings, historical and contemporary art as the developed their mural design.  They played with the ideas of perception and imagination which led to:  What if you could see on the other side of the wall?

The students’ biggest challenge was learning to paint as a team and incorporating the vision of everyone.  It was a wonderful learning process for everyone involved.  The students were delighted to represent the ASU Art Department in their first public art commission.  And the Art Factory is delighted to have their art on the wall!

Sep
22nd
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October Classes at the Kroc Center

Monday

Pottery for Kids- 5:15-6:30p- Fun times with clay for ages 6-8. 

Intro to African Drumming- 6:30-7:30p- Ages 16 and up will learn the basic techniques of West African Drumming.

Pottery and Ceramics for Adults- 6:45-8:00p- A fun class for beginners to learn the basic techniques for creating art from clay.

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Tuesday

Kindermusik- 11:00a-NOON- A class for ages 2-4 (and a parent or guardian) that blends music and movement for a fun and educational experience.

West African Dance- 6:30-7:30p- A class for ages 14+

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Wednesday

Acting for Adults- 6:30-7:30p- Basic techniques for acting and performing. Ages 18+

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Thursday

Intro to Ballroom for Children- 4:30-5:30p- A fun introduction to ballroom dancing for ages 6-8.

Intro to Drawing and Painting- 6:00-7:00p- The basics of drawing and painting for adults, ages 18+

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Saturday

Into to Painting- 11:00-NOON- A class for ages 9-12 to learn the basics of painting and self-expression.

Kindermusik- 11:00-NOON- A class for ages 2-4 (and a parent or guardian) that blends music and movement for a fun and educational experience.

Hip hop- NOON-1:00p- A class for ages 9-13.  Learning basic steps and a routine.

West African Dance and Music- 2:30-3:30p A class for ages 6-12 that teaches both the dance and music of west Africa

Jul
27th
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SummerStock 2011 was a lot of fun.  June camp performed Alice through the Looking Glass and July camp performed The Pirates of the Curry Bean!  To see lots of great pictures visit our facebook page

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The Art Factory is currently in the process of moving to our new home next to the Kroc Center!  Our new address is 127 Eve st. Our phone number will remain the same (706-731-0008), but our fax number has changed to 706-364-3561.