Upcoming Winter
Events & Education Offerings
Check out our upcoming event:
Jonathan Bond Exhibit

Hours Open to the Public: Thursday through Sunday: 1–6pm

 

Welcome! The Walk In Art Center (WIAC) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded in the belief that art and culture can positively affect the lives of all. Located in rural Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, the WIAC has 14 artists working on-site, classrooms, exhibit space, and our event rental area, The Gallery, a retrofitted industrial space perfect for your special occasion.

 

Our mission is to inspire, equip and celebrate the cultural
and creative talent of Schuylkill County.

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Pinot Paint

February 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm · $45 per class

NEW PAINTING EVERY CLASS!

A relaxing, yet exciting night out! BYOB of wine. Must be over 21.

We supply paint, canvas and expert instruction.

Go home with a smile on your face and a work of art under your arm!

Click Here to register for this class.

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Our second annual Walk In Art Center Bridal Fair took place on February 22nd and was a hit! The gallery space filled up with brides-to-be shortly after 12 Noon and we had over 35 vendors in attendance. The fashion show took place at 2:30, then it was time for the Sophy Jewelers Diamond Dig. Thank you to all the vendors who attended, and of course to the brides and their friends who enjoyed the day. All of the vendors below worked hard to bring our brides a great selection of wedding services and products. Thank you all. See you in 2016!

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2015 Vendor list:

Special Moments | Missi Allen Art | Mike McCord Art | Chandon Photography | Mud & Maker | Sophy Jewelers | Momma Millie’s | The Cutting Edge Hair Salon and Spa | B & B Light and Sound | New Energy DJ’s | Hess Catering  | Lewis’ General Store | Ed’s USA Rentals | Christian Light Ministries | Remember When Video | Boscov’s Travel | Photography by McDonough | Folk Foto’s | Kphotography | Peacock Design Invitations | Ashely Farr Photography | Iron Kettle Catering | Stella and Dot Jewelry, Handbags | Scentsy | RAMUS  Realty Group | Tupperware | Tastefully Simple | Celebrating Home | Yoli Better Boby | Pampered Chef | T and M Productions | Capriotti’s | Advocare | Premier Designs Jewelry | Bella Flora | Cake Pros | Brittany’s Bake Shop

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Audrey A. Bordonaro “Abe” has been invited to exhibit her work at the Art Plus Gallery on Penn Avenue in West Reading, Pa. The exhibit runs March 4 thru May 3, 2015 with the opening on March 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Audrey’s work ranges from “Barnyard images to Abstraction” in oil paint, acrylic, and mixed media. She studied Interior Design at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Art Education at Indiana University of PA. She was an Art Educator for 19 years with the Blue Mountain School District. Her work has been shown in several juried art shows, including the Art of the State in the State Museum in Harrisburg, the Berks Art Alliance Juried Show in Reading PA, and the 84th Annual International Juried Exhibition in Harrisburg, PA. Audrey is one of our artists at the Walk In Art Center and she can be found in Studio 316.

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Make a tote with instructor Lorraine Felker.

Saturday, February 21 at 9:00am – 2:00pm

COST: $30 for Small Tote / $45 for Larger Tote

Your choice of small or large tote

Small tote is about 4” x “8 base and about 6” high

Large tote is about 6” x 12” base and about 11” high

Both totes have canvas handles woven in

Large variety of colors and patterns are available

Mike McCord Sketching

Check out Artist Mike McCord’s Urban Sketching class!

URBAN SKETCHING: MODULE 1: INTRO
Wednesdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm & Saturdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm
February 11, 18, & 21 then
March 11, 18, & 21


INSTRUCTOR: Mike McCord
Two 1½ hour Classroom Sessions, one 3 hour Field Exercise, Times TBD

 

What is Urban Sketching? Urban Sketchers record daily life. The term Urban Sketching (USk) refers to an international artistic movement launched in 2007 by artist, journalist, Gabriel Campanero. Urban sketching gets you out in the world looking for things worth drawing – to tell a story in the moment recording your own unique artistic impressions. If you like to doodle, find enjoyment in putting marks on paper to produce some recognizable image or are just looking for a pressure free creative outlet then Urban Sketching might be for you. Regardless of the subject matter carrying a sketch book around to record the things you see can offer a fun and rewarding way to make art a part of your daily life. The tools can range from a pencil and paper to a case bound sketch book, an easel, paints and paint brush – it’s all up to you. The key ingredient is having FUN!

MATERIALS LIST
Sketchbook
Pencil (preferably .07mm mechanical)
Kneaded Eraser

TOPICS
Sight Measurements and Relationships
Keeping it Loose
Complex Shapes
Shadow Shapes – Depth & Value
Composition & Center of Interest

REGISTER ONLINE AT
http://www.walkinartcenter.org/e2/classes/

Mud & Maker Ring Dish

 

Stephanie Premich – Mud & Maker – is the Walk In Art Center’s Featured Artist for February 2015. Stephanie says:

For me, my love for clay is something ethereal, the tactile and raw nature of a material which has come directly from the earth connects with a deeper need to be a part of the land. I grew up playing in the dirt and rivers in rural Pennsylvania, so I think it was a very natural transition into my adult life to get to play in the mud as well. I find inspiration everywhere from vintage scraps of leather & lace to the natural mountains, rivers and forests that surround our home.

The integration of multiple mediums and techniques through collaboration as well as introducing a level of wit, nostalgia and cleverness are all things that make up my nature-inspired work. My pottery has a natural, rustic aesthetic which is complemented by bright, glossy glazes. Many of the glazes I make are formatted specifically to show the patterns and impressions of found objects that can be seen in my work. All forms are primarily utilitarian and designed to be used in the home – I strive for ease in use, almost all of my pottery is food, microwave & dishwasher safe.

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Stephanie is a 2007 graduate of Blue Mountain High School and a 2011 graduate of Arcadia University in Glenside, PA where she received her BFA in Interior Architecture & Ceramics. While at Arcadia, Stephanie studied abroad in Italy and Spain.

Stephanie continually shows her work at venues throughout Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley and was named a Must-See Vendor by Philadelphia City Paper in 2013.

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Don’t miss our next Open House! February 7th from 1-6 p.m. featuring artist Mud & Maker!

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WILD & WHIRLING WORDS

PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE!

Thursdays, Four Classes / Details Below

TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

COST: $15 per adult / $12 for students / $40 for a family of 4

INSTRUCTOR: Emily Ehlinger

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: February 5

MACBETH: March 5

HAMLET: April 2

TWELFTH NIGHT: May 7

This class explores the world of performing Shakespeare’s plays while exploring language that is larger than life. Each class focuses on telling an interactive story of the play where you and your family play the roles, play theater games, and learn the story of these famous and timeless plays tell! Fun for the whole family!

Please Note: Children of any age welcome but some plays include references to death.

Click Here to register for this class.

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The January 17, 2015 Pinot Paint class was packed and participants said it was lots of fun. Schuylkill Haven’s Stacey McCluskey posted this collage on Facebook of her and friend Leigh Ann Bosak (used with both their permissions). Instructor Missi Allen says there’s a new painting chosen for each class, so don’t be afraid to sign up for more than one date. It’s a relaxing, yet exciting night out. We supply the paint, canvas and expert instruction. BYOB of wine. Go home with a smile on your face and a work of art under your arm!

Future dates:   February 28   |   March 28   |   April 18

All classes start at 7 pm  – Ages 21 and over please.