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$MART Art is a new GCAC initiative. We will host a series of classes, events, and workshops accessible to anyone with an interested in visual arts, performing arts, literary arts and culinary arts.


GCAC Artists will teach workshops that will be hosted by GCAC. You can view and sign up for upcoming classes right on this page.


The GCAC $MART ART spaces are located adjacent to the Gallery Shop. However, some classes may be given at other Garrett County locations and some may be virtual.

Upcoming Classes

Autumn 3D Workshop

led by local artist

Mandi Hetrick (Oaks & Roses)

Add a splash of autumn inspired 3D art to your home this season with AUTUMN 3D PAINT! Our custom wooden sign features warm autumn colors ready and waiting for you (or some friends) to express their creative skills. Come paint your own work of art and watch your walls come to life!
Limited tickets available.
Tickets can be purchased from the link below.
Or can send payment to Venmo @MandiHetrick
Paint Options
Scarecrow 40.00
Truck and interchangeable 40.00
Truck and 2 interchangeables 50.00
2 interchangeables (for those that already have a truck) 40.00
3 interchangeables 50.00
Artist has Rounds that can be purchased for the interchangeables available by request.
All paint and supplies are provided.

Mask Making Workshop

led by local artist

Rebecca Diller

Ladies Night, September 21st, 2023 • 6 PM – 8 PM

$MART ART Space • Oakland, MD

Join us next Thursday, September 21st from 6pm-8pm for Ladies Night with local artist Becky Diller! This fun evening will help get you prepared for the upcoming GRMC Foundation’s “Masquerade on the Mountain Gala” benefitting Behavioral Health.

$40 For GCAC Members / $45 for Non-Members.  Bring a friend and get half off of your second ticket when you buy them both at the same time!  Ticket price includes artist instruction, mask and workshop materials.

While creating, we will also enjoy a charcuterie board from Deep Creek Lake Charcuterie! Call 301-334-6580 or email us at info@garrettarts.org for more information.

Interested in teaching a $MART Art Workshop?

We are seeking artists to teach workshops on a wide range of topics and subjects in our $MART Art Space.

  • Subjects that are approachable to all skill levels.
  • Inclusive to a wide range of ages!
  • Affordable projects that do not require investment in expensive materials or tools, or utilizes the tools available in our $MART Art Space.

Artists will be paid for their time, and asked to assist with spreading the word.  We will set the ticket price to cover materials costs, so there will be a minimum enrollment required to hold the class.  If you would like to team up with another artist to offer a duo workshop, we can work with that too!

What we will need from you

Please submit the following to rachel@garrettarts.org

A description of the workshop.  

No more than a few sentences, please explain any terms you include in case we are not familiar with your topic.

A list of what you will need to teach the workshop.  

Tell us whether you are providing any of the materials, or if you need us to purchase them.  We will need to know quantity for each induvidual participant.

An image of the project.

An example of the finished product we can use to show people what they will be making.  You must have a completed Demo example prior to Workshop start.  Please no stock photos or other people’s work – if you require assistance photographing your work, GCAC staff can help.  Please schedule a time to utilize the $MART Art Space lightbox and we will get you set up.

Date & Time

What days work best for you.  Saturdays?  Thursdays?  What time? How long will yur workshop run?
GCAC Staff is available Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm during the summer & autumn.  Some dates may be unavailable due to events taking place at the same time.  Additional coverage can be arranged outside of these hours for workshops with 5 or more participants.