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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 New Class Coming Soon:

Hand Building Pottery Class

We are currently working on a schedule for this class.  More info to come, so please keep a look out.



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Jane Wimmer - Introduction to Weaving



Adults & Teens - $150 for 6 weeks with a $10 supply fee

Starts March 1 - April 5, Wednesdays @ 2-5pm

Limited Space! Register now!



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Peggy Corbett - Memoir Writing Class: I've Got a Story, You've Got a Story - Getting Yours Down on Paper


$85 for 5 week session - Looking for Students!

Starts March 3 - 31, Fridays at 11am - 12:30pm

This workshop will assit you as you craft your life story.  Over the course of 5 weeks you will identify those incidents that shaped your life, figure out the major themes of your life, mine your memory for moments that were life altering and stitch it all together in a compelling story for your children to enjoy for years to come.  Each week will include activities designed to spark your creativity and provide a focus for your writing between sessions.  Bring a bag lunch and enjoy fellowship of other writers who are plumbing the depths of lives well lived.


Materials needed: A composition book and/or a laptop (optional)




Kim Bates - Basic Digital Photography Class     



Thursdays - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Starts March 2

$90 for 4 week session


This is an eight hour photographic learning experience featuring a "Hands On" approach to helping students to understand basic photographic principles, composition, exposure, lighting, creativity in photographic art, and their own digital camera. The course is divided into four - two hour sessions and will include assignments to practice what has been taught in each lesson. The emphasis will be to get the camera off of "Auto" and explore the creative possibilities in the amazing world of Digital Photography.


Please bring your camera, camera manual, 3-5 recent photos printed or on your computer –laptop and your creative mind.



John Horne  -  Teen Drawing 




Teen Drawing - $90 
Saturdays  12:45-2:30pm   (4 Weeks)  Starts March 4

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



Thursdays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Starts March 2 

 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.