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.  

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

Classes run on a monthly basis unless otherwise indicated


Please check our Newsletter to see which classes are being offered each month.



Cherokee Arts Center Weaving Studio is NOW OPEN 

Tuesdays from 2:00 to 5:00. 

Lessons available, Call for more information.




Beginning Social Dance Classes for Adults

A NEW Dance Class at the Cherokee Arts Center for Adults ages 18 and up

NO dance experience required!

Class Description: 

Have you always wanted to move and groove with the best of them on the dance floor at a party or wedding, but didn't really know what to do? Do you find yourself always bobbing your head or tapping your feet to the music, but feel silly dancing in front of other people? Or, do you just LOVE to dance and want some new moves? Then this class is for YOU! We will go through the basics of movement, how to dance with another person, and how to feel comfortable and CONFIDENT on the social dance floor! You'll laugh almost as much as you learn, promise!

About the Teachers:

Kristen and Patrick LOVE to dance and love teaching dance to others! Teaching is their greatest passion. Their goal in dance class is to make sure you have a blast while learning some awesome moves. Kristen and Patrick met at a swing dance in Atlanta four years ago, and the rest was history! They now cut a rug in their kitchen on a daily basis.  If you want more info about the teachers, visit Kristen's

What's the Schedule?

There are 4 classes in this series, once a week in September on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Class dates: September 3, 10, 17, and 24. 

***This class is progressive, so if you don't sign up by the first day of class, we sadly would not be able to let you join later in the series. (You'd have to wait until we start the series again.)

Do I need a Partner for this Class?

Nope! You are welcome to bring a partner with you, but it's not required!

What's the Price?

September classes: $80.00 per person (includes ALL 4 classes)

Couple Discount: $70.00 per person (if you sign up as a couple)

Do I need dance experience to take this class?

No dance experience required! We hope you'll join us! There are limited spaces available, so make sure to claim your spot - - REGISTER TODAY!  Call Cherokee Arts Center 770-704-6244, or email








Painting a Rustic Landscape in Watercolor

Instructor:  Elly Hobgood,  cost $160

Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26, 10 am - 4 pm




Watercolor Workshop: Florals III

Instructor: Elly Hobgood

November 4,5 & 6, 10:00-4:00, $240







Learn the Fine Art of making Polymer-Clay Jewelry

Instructor—Mary Wooten - next class offerings Friday Aug 14, 21 & 28 @1:00


Art Nouveau Pendant - $25.00 Friday Aug. 14, 1:00 - 3:00 - This is the foundation class to learn the basic skills for Polymer Clay Jewelry. You will make a beautiful pendant with Art Nouveau designs.


Millefiori Beads - $25.00 Friday Aug. 21, 1:00 - 3:00 -Open to those who have taken the foundation class. Learn to make beads with amazing floral designs in your color choice.


Antique Replica Jewelry - $25.00 Friday Aug. 28, 1:00 - 3:00 Open to those who have taken the foundation class. Learn to make your own "antique" jewelry as well as molds, texture sheets, and recipes for semi-precious "stones".



“Perpetual Flowers” in Stained Glass

2 (2 hour) classes $55.00 with instructor Barbara Deaton

Come join us and learn the basics of making your own piece of Stained Glass by the copper foil method which is also known as the “Tiffany Style”.  You will create a flower garden stake that can be displayed year round for a “Perpetual Flower”. 

This is a 2 part class, so you will sign up for the class session for 2 consecutive weeks.  This is an instruction-intensive class, so there will only be TWO students in each class session.

Scheduled class dates are:

Aug 5th and 12th

Aug 19th and 26th





Adult Drawing with Bob Nocon 

starting again in the Fall semester

"May December" by Bob Nocon 


Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm

$80 (4 weeks)

Supplies not included






 Mommy & Me Masterpieces

Ages 2 - 4 years
Tuesday Mornings 11:00-11:45 - by advance registration only
$15 per class +$5 for each additional child
call for available dates

This is a parent/child class which will explore the many mediums of art in a fun and free flowing environment. We will celebrate “messes” and encourage experimentation! Children will become familiar with: paint, clay, fiber art, drawing and printing. They will learn about famous artists such as Vincent vanGogh and Claude Monet! At the end of each class, the child will have a “Mommy & Me Masterpiece” to take home.



Kids' Art Zone

this class temporarily postponed

Ages 5-8

$49 + supply fee (4 weeks)

 This is an exploratory arts class which will include: drawing, painting, & mixed media for the younger elementary child.




Ceramics & Sculpture for Kids


Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 starting September 1st

$60 (4 weeks) plus $15 supply fee

 Ages 5-12

Students will learn a variety of handbuilding & sculptural ceramic techniques . We will fire & glaze each piece!




Kid's Drawing 101

Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 beginning September 1st

 $49 (4 weeks) supplies not included

Ages 9-12

Students will learn the basics of drawing techinques to create realistic images.




Kim Bates- Digital Photography Class     

Photography by Kim Bates 

$90 for 4 week session

  Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 starting September 8th 
Bring 2-3 recently taken photos, your camera and its
instructions.  No digital camera? You can even use your cell phone!


Elly Hobgood's Paint Group 

"Ruffles and Ridges" Watercolor by Elly Hobgood

 $35 - First Saturday of each month, next class is August 1st from 12:30 to 4:30

Come and paint!! Our watercolor projects are geared towards

those with some watercolor experience. 



John Horne  -  Teen Drawing Classes 

"Front Porch II" Mixed Medium by John Horne

Teen Drawing - $90 - to begin in August
Saturdays  12:45-2:30pm   (4 Weeks)           
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

 "Fiddler" Oil by Linda Maphet


                             Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm    Adults & Teens  (4 weeks)      $100               Thursdays   1:30 pm - 3:30 pm     Adults & Teens      (4 weeks)       $100

A traditional approach to drawing into painting in acrylics and oils through guided instruction.