Classes & Workshops

To register for classes, please return the registration form and the release and waiver form (for students under 18) to the Cherokee Arts Center with a check made out to Cherokee Arts Center (94 North Street, Canton, GA  30114).  You can register in person with cash, check or credit-card, or you can call 770-704-6244 to register with a credit-card.  

*Registration for all Classes and Workshops should be at least one week in advance.  Classes start first week of the month and are billed on a 4 week cycle unless otherwise indicated.


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Cherokee Arts Center Weaving Studio

Tuesdays  2:00 to 5:00 pm, Starts Sept 6th

 $150 for 6 weeks

Limited enrollment so Sign Up Now!




Elly Hobgoods Paint Group*

Now both the 1st Wednesday and 1st Saturday of each month!

August 3rd and August 6th, 2016

  $35 -  from 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Come and paint!! Our watercolor projects are geared towards those with some watercolor experience.

*This class is for students who have taken Elly's Firm Foundation in Watercolor Workshop or are experienced watercolor artists. 


Elly Hobgoods Firm Foundation – $250

September 22, 23 & 24

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Elly Hobgoods Florals Workshop – $250

October 19, 20 & 21

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Elly Hobgoods Silk Scarf

$70 day 1,  $35 each additional day

$15 additional Scarf direct to Elly

November 2, 4 & 5

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Kim Bates- Digital Photography Class     

Photography by Kim Bates 

 Thursdays - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Starts August 4th

$90 for 4 week session

Bring 2-3 recently taken photos, your camera and its instructions.  No digital camera? You can even use your cell phone!



John Horne  -  Teen Drawing Classes 

Distant Traces by John Horne

Teen Drawing - $90 
Saturdays  12:45-2:30pm   (4 Weeks)  Starts in August (2 week session - Aug 20 & 27 for $45 then the following month is a 4 week session)
Young artists of all levels are encouraged to explore various mediums with
hands - on demonstrations & examples by interactive instruction.

A progressive drawing class focused on teenage artists of all levels and an excellent choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation students who need to develop their work, focus skills and are looking to experiment w/their portfolios. Highly recommended for junior and senior high school students. Students work in a project-based format to create 3 & 4 dimensional drawings! The basic tenets/principals of drawing and rendering are incorporated within the process & each project moves students further along in their development. Initially we work mostly from photos - theirs or instructor provided. Beginner to intermediate students draft outlines w/grids to better learn and create proportional perspective. We will work large (18x24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed) to build a good understanding of value, then we move onto color



Linda Maphet’s -Oil & Acrylic Painting


Oil by Linda Maphet


Thursdays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Starts August 4th

Adults & Teens  (4 weeks)      $100                   

The great masters believed in the importance of drawing skills as the foundation for a good painting. Linda's class is a traditional approach to acrylics & oils painting beginning with improved drawing skills and continued personal guided instruction. 



Kristina Laurendi Havens Gallery Show

August 3rd to August 24th

First Friday Reception – August 5th @ 6PM in the Gallery

Live Portrait Demonstration - Model Mayor Gene Hobgood


Portrait Painting Workshop - August 17, 18 & 19

$225.00 Model fee included   11:30 to 4:00 pm (45 minute lunch break)

"Creating Expressive Portraits by Limiting Your Palette"

The goal of this workshop is to create an accurate but expressive portrait with a focus on value and inventive color choices.  Some portrait painting experience is recommended, but not necessary.  A strong emphasis on drawing an accurate likeness will be a part of the process.