Registering for classes is easy. Just 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 also register in person, with cash, check or credit-card, or give us a call  with a credit-card: 770-704-6244.  


*Registration for all Classes and Workshops should be at least one week in advance*


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Introduction to Clay Sculpture

Fridays - 12:30-2:30 pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22
Instructor: Julie Nunn

Bring clay to life in ways only you can imagine through sculptural clay art. Explore form, scale, proportion, surface treatments and various sculpting techniques in a fun and creative learning environment. Here you will have the opportunity to create your sculptures without owning the necessary tools and equipment that are required to produce this special art form. All studio equipment, tools and supplies are available for use giving you the freedom and time to build your own set of personal tools and supplies.  Each student will receive a 25 lb. bag of sculpting clay and the opportunity to fire their piece(s) whcn completed.  Scuoptures in process can be taken home to be worked on if desired. All skill levels are welcome!

Cost: $75 + $25 supply fee/person *The $25 supply fee covers your clay and tool usage 



Watercolor Class

Last Wednesday of the MOnth - 1:00-34:30 pm
March class: March 27
Instructor: Gary Curtis

Beginners & Intermediate levels are welcome.  

Students will learn how to control watercolor, which is commonly thought to be elusive...with a mind of its own.  Whatever your skill level, you will see your work grow as you discover new directions in color & composition.  Through demonstrations, lecture, and individual critique you will experience a different approach to this provocative medium.

Cost: $40/person/class





Potter's Wheel and Fun Handbuilding

Tuesdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 9, 16, 23, 30
Instructor: Barbara Murphy

Age Groups: Adults/Teens 14 and up
**Please Note: Taking this class for 2 consecutive months is recommended to ensure that your clay piece will be completed, from building, to designing, to glazing and firing.
Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome. 

In this course you can learn the basics of both handbuilding and wheel pottery.  In handbuilding, you will learn about methods of forming clay such as slab, coil, and pinch pots.  In wheel, you will learn beginning throwing, how to wedge and center clay. This will be a fun class where you can play with the clay to see what it can do.

Cost $100 + $25 Supply Fee 


Spiritual Magic Mud Ceramics

*Both classes are the same*
Class A: Wednesdays - 12:30-2:00 pm
             Saturdays - 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Class B: Wednesdays - 5:30-7:99 pm
             Saturdays - 2:30-4:00 pm
Instructor: Kevin Gandy

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics...whatever your skill level, you will progress.

Handbuilding or Potter's Wheel

Cost: $150 + $25 Materials fee



Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques & Color Theory

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25; May classes: 1, 8, 15, 22
Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

No experience is necessary since this class covers the basics of a painting from start to finish. We will cover color mixing, paint application, brushes, mediums, varnish and more. The student will be exposed to different painting approaches used by most artists.

Cost: $100






Basic Ballroom Dance

Beginning Swing, Cha Cha, Foxtrot
Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00 pm
April classes: 2, 9, 16, 23

Beginning Tango, Samba, Waltz
Thursdays - 6:30-8:00 pm
April classes - 4, 11, 18, 25
Instructor: Robert (Bob) Salas

Why take a ballroom dance class
-Dancing is great exercise
-People who can really dance are cool
-You'll be the star at partie

Both individuals and couples welcome
Suggested attire: Smooth rubber or leather soled shoes.
Cost: $80 Total

Basic Digital Photography

Thursdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25, May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Kim Bates

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 digital camera, camera manual, 4-6 recent photos printed or on your laptop and your creative mind.

Cost: $90 Total



Teen and Adult Drawing

13 years and up
Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 6, 13, 20, 27; May classes: 4, 11, 18, 25

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. A great class for students who need to develop their work, focus skills and are looking to experiment with their portfolios. Highly recommended for junior and senior high school students. Students work in a project-based format to create 3 and 4 dimensional drawings! The basic tenets/principals of drawing and rendering are incorporated within the process and each project moves students further along in their development. Initially we work mostly from photos, which are student 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.

$100 for a 4 Week Course


Fun 4 Everyone Improv

Saturdays - 11:00 am-12:00 pm
8 week course: April 6, 13, 20, 27
                       May 4, 11, 18, 25

In this hilarious Improv Class, you will hone several skills while laughing through the whole 8 weeks.

Improv is incredibly The skills you'll hone are focus, awareness, listening and courage.

Join Mariclare Scott for an 8-week course in FUN!

Cost: $200 total 






Oil & Acrylic Painting

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25; May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Linda Maphet

Adult & Teen
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 acrylic & oil painting, beginning with improved drawing skills and continued personal guided instruction.  For the first couple of classes, students will start with the foundation in drawing so pencil and paper will be provided. 

Cost: $100 + $10 Supply Fee paid to the Instructor  





Pre-Teen Art Drawing

Ages 8-12 years
Thursdays - 4:00-5:30 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25; May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Denise Van Balen

This class is designed for all students regardless of artistic ability. The essential goal of this class is to help students appreciate craftsmanship and artistic beauty in their world through the development of skills and techniques inherent in the creation and appreciation of fine art. 
The main emphasis is on learning drawing skills and design concepts. We will explore the creative process in both 2-D and 3-D art, including using correct proportions and perspective while exploring various shading techniques. 

This is a process and goal oriented class with an emphasis on personal creativity and skill development. 
Cost: $65 Total 



Intro to Weaving

Wednesdays - 2:00-5:00 pm
April-May classes: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
Instructor: Jane Wimmer

This 6 week class is structured as an individual learning experience for students interested in advancing their weaving skills, from beginners to imtermediate levels.

Knowledge of planning a project and 'dressing' a loom is stressed for most beginning level students.

Emphasis on color and weave design is also part of the class. The studio has 6 floor looms and a large selection of yarn.

Space is limited.

Cost: $150 Total