Event Manger comes with a variety of “shortcodes” that you can place anywhere on the website.  They are designed to show lists of events (classes) in a number of formats for time periods. They are dynamic, meaning that the information comes directly from the class (event) definitions.  That means you only need to add a class and it automatically appears on a list.  If time passes and the class was offered in the past, the class is no long shown.  This is a draft copy of the page. 

This list, by default, shows only classes that are schedule in the future. 



Date/Time Event
12/08/2018 - 12/29/2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday Oil/Acrylic Painting with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/13/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open Studio
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/13/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Angels Among Us with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/15/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Creative Drawing and Watercolor with Bill Stevens
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/20/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open Studio
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/20/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Whimsical Christmas Tree with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/27/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open Studio
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
12/27/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Snowmen! with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

You can also group the classes by year, month, week or day.  This one is by month. 

Dec 2018

Saturday Oil/Acrylic Painting with an aspen – 12/08/2018 - 12/29/2018 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Open Studio – 12/13/2018 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Angels Among Us with an aspen – 12/13/2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Drawing and Watercolor with Bill Stevens – 12/15/2018 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open Studio – 12/20/2018 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Whimsical Christmas Tree with an aspen – 12/20/2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Open Studio – 12/27/2018 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Snowmen! with an aspen – 12/27/2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

I used Categories to map to Medium.  So, this list is a list of mediums.  You can select a medium and see the classes offered for that medium. 

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Sawnee Association of the Arts is proud to offer opportunities to learn and have some creative fun.  Through a special arrangement with the city of Cumming, SAA has set-up studio space in the historic Brannon-Heard House where it will offer art classes across a wide variety of mediums. Classes will be taught by either SAA members or by highly recognized regional artists who will host special workshops.

Classes range from traditional mediums like painting and drawing to entertaining courses on soap making and culinary arts. Open studio times will also be available, giving local artists space to work on individual projects, opportunities to meet new people and even gain inspiration from others.

Class Schedules and Ways to List them

Class Schedule (Calendar)

Sawnee Association of the Arts is proud to offer opportunities to learn and have some creative fun.  Through a special arrangement with the city of Cumming, SAA has set-up studio space in the historic Brannon-Heard House where it will offer art classes across a wide variety of mediums. Classes will be taught by either SAA members or by highly recognized regional artists who will host special workshops.

Classes range from traditional mediums like painting and drawing to entertaining courses on soap making and culinary arts. Open studio times will also be available, giving local artists space to work on individual projects, opportunities to meet new people and even gain inspiration from others.

Classes are held at the historic Brannon-Heard House. 

This calendar is a plugin that gets it’s information from another plugin called, Events Manager.  Events Manager allows you to setup classes with descriptions, schedules and such.  This calendar pulls in the information from those definitions.  That means that as classes are added or deleted or changed in Events Manger, what you see on this calendar automatically (dynamically) changes.  Hover over the class name and see a description.  Click the name and you are taken to the page within Events Manger for that “event” (or for us, the class).  This is the main page the visitor will be taken to to view all the information about the class and to sign up.  You can point to this “event” from anywhere on the website.  If you click on any of the class names in the tables below, you’ll be taken to the Event Manager page for that class. There’s more information on Events Manger at the bottom of this page. 

Class Schedule (Table)

Use the search box to find a word (like Painting or an instructor’s name) or click a column heading to sort the table how you like. Select the Class Name to see the description and enroll.  Note, the table is manually maintained, meaning I have to go in and add a row when a class is added, or change a row when class information is changed – like the date or the fee.  I added the photo of the instructor in the last column which makes the rows somewhat “tall”.  Without the photo, the table becomes something like you’d see in Excel.  Note, that if you click on the class name, you will be taken to the Event Manger page where you can view information for the class and sign up.  It does NOT have to be this way, I can link to the existing pages we have to sign up – it’s just the way I’ve design this table today. 

MediumTypeClass Name (Link to Class Description)InstructorDateFeeInstructor Pic
PaintingEncausticBeginner Encaustic PaintingKris Straukas01/23$125.00
PaintingAcyrlicsAbstract Painting with AcrylicsKatie Phillips01/20$95.00
PaintingAcrylicsAcrylics Crash CourseKatie Phillips02/10$95.00
SketchingColor PencilColor Pencil TechniquesKris Straukas01/30$65.00
SketchingColor PencilAdvanced Color Pencil TechniquesKris Straukas02/10$125.00
SketchingColor PencilColor Pencil TechniquesKris Straukas03/06$65.00
PaintingAcrylicsAbstract Painting with AcrylicsKatie Phillips02/20$95.00
SketchingZentangleCreative Pattern DesignKris Straukas01/20$55.00
SketchingZentangleCreative Pattern DesignKris Straukas02/20$55.00
SketchingPencilYou Can Draw!Ann Burton01/23$80.00

 

Sawnee Association of the Arts is proud to offer opportunities to learn and have some creative fun.  Through a special arrangement with the city of Cumming, SAA has set-up studio space in the historic Brannon-Heard House where it will offer art classes across a wide variety of mediums. Classes will be taught by either SAA members or by highly recognized regional artists who will host special workshops.

Classes range from traditional mediums like painting and drawing to entertaining courses on soap making and culinary arts. Open studio times will also be available, giving local artists space to work on individual projects, opportunities to meet new people and even gain inspiration from others.

Classes are held at the historic Brannon-Heard House. 

Class Schedule by Medium and Month (Static)

This is simply a page I designed from scratch.  Everything you see is manually maintained.  If a class is added, I would have to go into this page and add the information.  If time passes and the class was offered in the past, I would go in and delete it. Also, you can’t sort or filter the “list”.  It’s much prettier than any other list, but that’s because I am in complete control of what you see. You can’t sort or search through it.  Note, that if you click on a class name, you are taken to the Event Manager page for that class.  Again, it does this only because that’s how I defined the link.  

Outside the Lines


Sketching is the art of free movement and individual, original design. 

You can draw and our instructors will make if fun to learn. 

Click on the ClASS NAME to the right to see the class description, a bio of the instructor and to sign up to learn. 

 

Sketching


January

 16th Color Pencil Techniques

with Kris Straukas

 23rd You Can Draw!

with Katie Phillips

 20th Creative Pattern Design (Zentangle) 

with Kris Straukas

February

 10th Advanced Color Pencil Techniques

with Kris Straukas

 20th Creative Pattern Design (Zentangle) 

with Kris Straukas

 

 

Painting

CLICK on the CLASS NAME below to see the description, the instructor’s bio and to enroll. 


January

9th 3 DAY Oil Painting workshop

with Bonnie Flood

23rd Beginner Encaustic Painting

with Kris Straukas

20th Abstract Painting with Acrylics

with Katie Phillips

11th Acrylics Crash Course

with Katie Phillips

February

20th Abstract Painting with Acrylics 

with Katie Phillips

10th Acrylics Crash Course

with Katie Phillips

 

The Mode of Expression


Painting is a form of creative and emotional expression.  Our members are well versed in many modes of painting, from oil, to encaustic and everything in between.  

They embrace the art and the opportunity to share their experience and expertise.  Click on the ClASS NAME to the left to see the class description, a bio of the instructor and to sign up to learn. 

Event Manger Plugin

 

Event Manger is a plugin for Word Press.  You use it to establish an “event” for which a person would register to attend.  You might think, Concert or some other performance, but replace “Event” with “Class”.

When you define a “Class”, you give it these attributes:

  • A description. I’ve used this field for both the description and the instructor bio and material list
  • Class Schedule – the date/time is starts and date/time it ends
  • Address where the class is held (with a Google Map display)
  • Registration Details to include:
    • Price
    • Min number of students
    • Max number of students
    • Registration start and end dates
    • Coupons
    • User defined Category and Tags. I’ve used Category to indicate Medium

Once the events are entered, Event Manger manages some aspects of registration.  For example:

You cannot register for a class if:

  • If “today” is before the start registration date
  • If “today” is after the end registration date
  • If the class is “full” – meaning the maximum number of students have signed up
  • If you have already registered

All of this is managed for you. 

NOTIFICATIONS

As you would expect, you can have emails sent to the student and others (like instructor or the “admin”)  when someone signs up.  

You can also have an email sent to the “admin” if the student cancels.  

The student may receive an email if the class is canceled.  You can also have Event Manger send a reminder email X days before the class begins. 

ADMIN, EVENT OWNER and ATTENDEES

Within Events Manager there are three roles of individuals.  The ADMIN has complete access to everything and would likely be one of you.  

There is an EVENT OWNER role that, for us, is the Instructor.  He/she owns the class.  Although, we may not want to turn on this feature, an Event Owner can go to a special page within Event Manager and create his/her class. They would add the description, bio and specify the fee and time/date.  It then goes into a pending state for the ADMIN to approve.  Once approved, it becomes live and becomes part of the class lists, calendars and such.  

Event Manger (Tables)

This content within is a row that has three columns.  This content is in column 1

This is content within column 2.  Content can be text, media or a form a user can complete

Sign Up Form

 

This is a section using an image as the background and a color overlay that is partially transparent.  This row has two columns. 

This is Heading 1

This is in the same row just different ‘content.