Busy September on tap for GPAC

AUBURN -- If you ask the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center, the September forecast in Auburn calls for creativity with a strong possibility of artfulness.

GPAC kicked off a content-packed fall season at the art cottage this week, with programs and events that should fit the palettes of a wide range of artists.

Relocated from Winder, the not-for-profit center occupies a historic house in downtown Auburn. Its mission is to "cultivate, facilitate and promote a community in which all art forms can thrive cooperatively," according to the center's website.

GPAC is always seeking new members and new instructors, said president Kathleen Gill.

Here's a rundown of upcoming and ongoing events this fall:

-- Every Wednesday: Painting (acrylic or oils; adults and teens), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Phone 770-464-3065 for a supply list). The cost is $24.

-- Second Thursday of each month (7 to 9 p.m.): Creative Canvas Group. No experience needed. Spend two hours and take home a completed acrylic painting. Registration required by the Tuesday before class to reserve a spot. Creative Canvas Group also meets on the third Wednesday of each month, with registration by Monday before class. The Creative Canvas Group cost is $25. (Phone 404-202-3044 to register)

-- Second Saturday of each month (10 a.m. to noon). Children's Art Class, cost $12. (Phone 404-202-3044 to register by Thursday noon before class).-- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. "Let's Paint a Rose" event. Learn the Basics of one-stroke painting; embellish a picture frame. Cost is $15. (Phone 404-202-3044 to register by Wednesday before).-- 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. "Felting 101" event. Learn the basic skills and techniques of felting; create a small handbag. Cost of $58 includes all supplies for this workshop as well as the necessary tools for this and future felting projects. (Phone 404-202-3044 to register by Wednesday before.)

For more information, call GPAC president Kathleen Gill at 404-202-3044 or visit www.GeorgiaPiedmontArtsCenter.com

The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center is located at 1396 3rd Ave. in downtown Auburn.