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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Fluid Paint Pouring Techniques

 Saturday, August 17 - 1:00-4:00 pm

Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

 Paint pouring is a form of abstract painting.
Instead of painting with brushes, the paint is
poured onto a canvas and through the techniques
you'll learn, cool abstract paintings are created.

Puddle, clean pour, dirty pour and flip cup techniques
will all be demonstrated and you will choose which
ones you want to use for your masterpiece.

 Cost: $45
Supply fee to instructor: $25




Last Wednesday every month - 1:00-4:30 pm

August class: August 28
September class: September 25
October class: October 30
November class: November 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


Mono Printmaking
and Mono Type

Saturday, September 7 - 1:00-4:00 pm

Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

If you love to draw and paint this is the workshop for you...Monoprinting uses both. Students will feel the freedom this technique offers and the sense of expanded color.

Cost: 45 + $25 to Instructor



Mosaic Jewelry

 Saturday, September 14 - 12:30-4:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Sasine

Create a beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant. You will learn the basick cutting skills for mosaics, using wheeled nippers, how to piece pieces and colors together and how to use Apoxie Sculpt adhesive. At the end of the workshop you will have a wonderful piece, ready to wear.

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





Drawing the Portrait...Surpassing the Photo

Thursday-Saturday, October 17-19, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
*There will be a one hour lunch break

Instructor: Kathy Morris

This 3 day workshop will guide students toward creating a
finished charcoal portrait, using classical drawing techniques
from a photo reference, which the instructor will provide.
You'll learn the best questions to ask yourself abrout proportions,edges and values.

Students will be instructed on how to use photographs to create an emotive drawing that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitates it.

Cost: $275




Potter's Wheel and Fun Handbuilding

Tuesdays - 12:00-2:00 pm
August classes: 6, 13, 20, 27
September classes: 3, 10, 17, 24
October classes 1, 8, 15, 22
November classes: 5, 12, 19, 26

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 piece 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 $100 + $25 Supply Fee/person/per monthly class

Pre-Teen Art Drawing I

Ages 8-12 years
Tuesdays - 4:30-6:00 pm
August classes: 6, 13, 20, 27
September classes: 3, 10, 17, 24
October classes 1, 8, 15, 22
November classes: 5, 12, 19, 26

**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/per person/per monthly class


Spiritual Magic Mud Ceramics
*Classes A, B, C & D are the same*

August-November Classes

Class A: Tuesdays/Fridays - 5:30-7:00 pm
August classes: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September classes: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
October classes: 1, 4, 8,11, 15, 18, 22, 25
November classes: 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Class B: Wednesdays - 5:30-7:00 pm &
Saturdays - 2:30-4:00 pm
August classes: 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September classes: 4, 7, 11, 14,18,21,25, 28
October classes: 2, 5,9,12, 16, 19, 23,26
November classes: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23,27, 30

Instructor: Kevin Gandy

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics...whatever your skill level, you will progress.
Handbuilding or Potter's Wheel
Cost: $225 + $25 Materials fee/person/per monthly class  

Basic Ballroom Dance

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00 pm
August classes: 6, 13, 20, 27
September classes: 3, 10, 17, 24
October classes 1, 8, 15, 22
November classes: 5, 12, 19, 26

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

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

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

Cost: $80 Total/per person/per monthly class


Intro to Weaving

Tuesdays - 2:00-5:00 pm
September classes: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 

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/per person/per 6 week class



Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques & Color Theory

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
August classes: 7, 14, 21, 28
September classes: 4, 11, 18, 25
  October classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
November classes: 6, 13, 20, 27 

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/per person/per monthly class






 Writing Class

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
September 4, 11, 18, 25

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 per person/per monthly class


Pre-Teen Art Drawing II - Color Pencils

Ages 8-12 years
Thursdays - 4:00-5:30 pm
August classes: 8, 15, 22, 29
September classes: 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3
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/per person/per monthly class 

Basic Digital Photography

Thursdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
August classes: 8, 15, 22, 29
September classes: 5, 12, 19, 26
October classes: 3. 10. 17. 24
November classes: 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5

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/per person/per monthly class


Teen and Adult Drawing

13 years and up

June, July Classes
11:00 am-1:00 pm
June 25, July 2, 9, 16
July 23, 30, August 6, 13

September-November Classes
Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
September classes: 14, 21, 28, October 5
October classes:12, 19, 26, November 2
November classes: 9, 16, 23, 30

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/per person/per monthly class 

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

July classes: 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1
August classes: 8, 15, 22, 29
September classes: 5, 12, 19, Oct. 3
October classes: 10, 17, 24, 31
November classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

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/per person/per monthly class + $10 Supply Fee paid to the Instructor