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 are billed on a 4 week cycle unless otherwise indicated.


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Cherokee Arts Center Weaving Studio

Tuesdays from 2:00 to 5:00. 

Lessons available, Call for more information.



Coming Soon! Learn to DANCE or refresh your dance floor skills!!

Ballroom Dance Classes for ages 18 and UP

$50 per person or $45 per person when signing up as a couple

for more information Call Cherokee Arts Center 770-704-6244, or email

Instructor - Shannon Ecret

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? 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! 

Do I need a Partner for this Class? Nope! You are welcome to bring a partner with you, but it's not required!

Do I need dance experience to take this class? No dance experience required! We hope you'll join us! 



Elly Hobgoods: Batik Silk Scarf Workshop


Instructor: Elly Hobgood

Finish the day with a piece of wearable art – or make more for your wardrobe or one of a kind gifts. Use vintage copper stamps on pure silk. The innate flaws of the wax batik process that make it beautiful are very forgiving and incredibly decorative. Endless unique combinations of color and design. No sewing or art skills needed. No background in art necessary. No investment of supplies or equipment – instruction and all supplies except newspaper and brown paper bags provided for you.  

December 2, 4 & 5, 10:00-4:30

$65.00 day 1 (one scarf included in price)

$35.00 day 2 and/or 3


     Coming back in January 2016


 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


call for information on future class session 

$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

 $49 (4 weeks) supplies not included

Ages 9-12, call for more information on next class start-up

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  
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 

 Coming back in January 2016

"Ruffles and Ridges" Watercolor by Elly Hobgood

 $35 - First Saturday of each month, 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 
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


Adults & Teens  (4 weeks)      $100               

Thursdays   1:30 pm - 3:30 pm     

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



Adult Drawing with Bob Nocon 

Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm $80 (4 weeks)

Supplies not included