Create Your Own Holiday Gifts and Develop the Artist Within – Take a Class While the Children Play

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Looking to give handmade gifts for the holidays? Just want to give your creativity an outlet and explore new projects? We have classes for you in both the afternoon and the evening. Choose from these classes as an outlet for creative endeavors that will leave you with beautiful, hand made items to put under the tree for loved ones. We’ll get you started early in case you love it so much you need to design gifts for everyone you know!

 Classes are held at Decatur Recreation Center, so sign the children up for an activity and treat yourself to something creative at the same time! It’s a perfect family outing, active, creative, and local. You might take a class while the children are at school, or you might come with them and you can both take classes.

Here are the creative, crafty, artistic offerings for adults:

  1. Watercolor and Tea in the afternoon – 230p Th
  2. Jewelry making, Scupting, and Bookmaking, a 3-part craft series – 1200p Tu
  3. Drawing in a new perspective – 630p Th
  4. Fearless Watercolor – 630p Th
  5. Sewing Series 930a-1200p Mo, 700p-930p We

And don’t miss the exhibit during the Decatur Book Festival on the Book as Art…after which if you are feeling inspired, come take our bookmaking class in December.

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AJC Decatur Book Festival This Weekend

The 5th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held this weekend in downtown Decatur. Be sure to walk or ride your bike up to the Square where you can enjoy hundreds of authors, an expanded street market and the Children’s area located on the MARTA Plaza. Author talks will beheld at various venues including City Hall, th downtwon Churches, the Library and at Decatur High School. Teens can enjoy age-related authors in the Old Courthouse on the Square. The weekend culminates with Cajun Music on the Bandstand and a picnic on the Square Sunday evening from 6 until 8 pm.

Start off your Saturday by participating in the Llama Llama Parade. New York Times bestselling author of the Llama Llama children’s book series Anna Dewdney will lead children and parents in a parade around downtown Decatur. The parade will be based on Dewdney’s original Llama Llama book, Llama Llama Red Pajama. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas in the parade. Lineup is in the green space south of the Holiday Inn on Clairemont and begins at 9 am.

On Sunday morning, children and their parents are invited to participate in the Ladybug Girl parade. Participants are encouraged to dress up as Ladybug Girl. Lineup begins at 11am in the green space just south of the Holiday Inn on Clairemont.

Click here for a printer ready schedule of events.

Hope to see you in downtown Decatur this weekend!