Fall Classes/Workshops


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 and mail to 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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Last Wednesday every month - 1:00-4:30 pm

October class: October 30
November class: November 20

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



Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop

Thursday, November 14 1:00-4:00 pm

Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

In this fun workshop you will focus on traditional techniques, such as flip cup, straight strainer and the always-fun cell technique. It's easy to do and you'll be delighted with the results! Let your creativity go wild!

Cost: $45 + $35 materials fee (matierials fee paid directly to instructor on day of workshop)



Mosaic Ornament Making Workshop

 Saturday, November 16 - 12:30-4:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Sasine

We absolutely love the beautiful jewelry that Karen taught us to make and now, she's back just in time to teach the art of mosaic Christmas ornaments.

 Cost: $45
Supply Fee to Instructor: $20
*The instructor has all of the supplies






Potter's Wheel and Fun Handbuilding

Tuesdays - 11:30 am-2:30 pm

November classes: 12, 19, December 3, 10
January classes: 7, 14, 21, 28
February classes: 4, 11, 18, 25
March classes: 10, 17, 24, 31

Instructor: Barbara Murphy

Age Groups: Adults/Teens 14 and up
Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.

**Please Note: We recommend that you take this class for 2 consecutive months to ensure that your clay pieces will be completed, from building, through designing, glazing and firing. 

In this course you will learn the basics of both handbuilding and wheel pottery.  In handbuilding, we teach the methods of forming clay such as slab, coil, and pinch pots. In wheel, throwing is introduced, along with how to wedge and center clay. This fun class lets you play with the clay!

Cost $115 + $25 Supply Fee for 4 classes

Pre-Teen Art Drawing I

Ages 8-12 years
Tuesdays - 4:30-6:00 pm
October classes 1, 8, 15, 22
November classes: 5, 12, 19, December 3

**No classes June-July

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 for 4 classes

Spiritual Magic Mud Ceramics

November Classes

Handbuilding: Tuesdays- 5:30-8:30 pm
November classes: 5, 12, 19, December 3

Potters Wheel: Thursdays - 5:30-8:30 pm
November classes: 7, 13, 20, December 5

Instructor: Kevin Gandy

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics...whatever your skill level, you will progress.
Handbuilding or Potters Wheel

Cost: $135 + $25 Materials fee for 4 classes 

Basic Ballroom Dance

**This class postponed until January 2020**

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00 pm

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

October classes will concentrate on 3 styles:
Basic Fox Trot, Cha Cha and Swing

November classes will concentrate on:
Rumba, Mambo and Merengue

Both individuals and couples welcome
Suggested attire: Smooth rubber or leather soled shoes.

Cost: $80 for 4 classes 



Intro to Weaving

Tuesdays - 2:00-5:00 pm
October classes: 10/22, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/19, 12/03

Instructor: Jane Wimmer

This 6 week class is structured as an individual learning experience for students interested in 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 for 6 classes



Oil/Acrylic Landscape Painting

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm

November classes: 6, 13, 20, December 4 

Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

No experience is necessary.

The November class will concentrate on a winter landscape and will cover the basics of creating a painting from start to finish. We will cover color mixing, paint application, brushes, mediums, varnish and more. The student will be exposed to the different painting approaches used by most artists.

Cost: $100 for 4 classes



 Writing Class

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
November 6, 13, 20, December 4

Instructor: Marsha Cornelius

Want to write a novel but don’t know where to start?

Learn about plotting, dialogue, character development, and more from an Amazon bestselling author, who has published seven novels and is a writing coach.

*Please bring something to take notes on

Cost: $125 for 4 classes

Pre-Teen Art Drawing II - Color Pencils

Ages 8-12 years
Thursdays - 4:00-5:30 pm

October classes: 10. 17. 24, 31
November classes: 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5

Instructor: Denise Van Balen

**NOTE: 2 months of Pre-Teen Drawing I must be completed before taking this class.

The essential goal of this class is to enhance the artistic abilities of students who have advanced from the Pre-Teen Drawing I class.
A deeper exploration of drawing skills and design concepts will bring out each student's personal creativity as well as more artisitc development.

Cost: $65 for 4 classes 

Basic Digital Photography

Thursdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
October classes: 17. 24, 31, November 7
November classes: 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12

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 4 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 for 4 classes


Teen and Adult Drawing

13 years and up

September-November Classes
Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

October classes:12, 19, 26, November 2
November classes: 9, 16, 23, December 7

Instructor: John Horne

Artists of all levels are encouraged to explore various mediums with hands-on demonstrations. This is progressive drawing class focused on teenage artists of all levels and an excellent choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation. This class helps 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. Using large paper (18x24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed), builds a an understanding of value, then on to color.

$100 for 4 classes 

Youth Writing Class

Grades 3-6
Saturdays - 2:00-3:30 pm

November classes: November 2, 9, 16, 23

Every great writer starts somewhere!

This class is designed to enhance your child’s creative writing skills using exercises in organization of ideas, brainstorming, research, story structure, dialogue, plot, character building, and viewpoint.  We will also touch on editing skills in the area of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.


Instructor: Robin Adams

Cost: $80

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

October classes: 10, 17, 24, 31
November classes: 7, 14, 21, December 5

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 for 4 classes + $10 Supply Fee paid to the Instructor