About the Store
What is GAS-ART Gifts?
R. Gregory Christie’s GAS-ART Gifts is an autographed children’s bookstore, gallery, and art studio located inside North DeKalb Mall in Decatur, Georgia. The Store offers the unique opportunity to observe a working artist in his studio, take art classes, and purchase books and artwork all in one place.
Why are you called GAS-ART Gifts?
“G A S” stands for Gregarious Art Statements. This name reflects R. Gregory Christie’s vision to create a space where art appreciation and expression intersect. GAS-ART GIFTS was designed to be a space where people can come admire artwork and create it for themselves.
What classes do you offer?
We invite young art enthusiasts ages 6 and up to drop by the store and experience our structured mixed media classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-5 or 5-6 pm. We provide the materials, you provide your creativity! Call us to register for a $12 hour-long class.
We offer classes in realism, illustration, and book binding for artists of all levels, ages 13 and up. For more information, please give us a call.
WEEKEND ART PROJECTS
Weekends are hands-on art days at GAS-ART Gifts! Drop-in sessions are $5 for a fifteen to thirty minute session every Saturday and Sunday between noon and 3 pm. All ages are welcome, but we recommend that you join in to help with toddlers and preschoolers. No appointment necessary, just stop by!
BYOB PAINTING SESSIONS
Join us for an evening of art and hospitality. Learn step-by-step art instruction to create your own original painting—all while enjoying your beverage of choice. Sessions are on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-6 pm or 7-9 pm. Bring your own beverage and creativity!